Chase Morrin to Receive Two ASCAP Foundation Awards

December 6, 2012

Jazz composer, arranger, and pianist Chase Morrin, a five-year double degree student attending both New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Program and Harvard University, will receive The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award as well as the Jimmy Van Heusen Award from the ASCAP Foundation at its annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, December 12.

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‘Women In Jazz’ Exhibit Continues Successful Run

This fall has been good to a remarkable photo exhibit at New York’s Sidney Mishkin Gallery titled “Women in Jazz.”

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Esperanza Spalding Wins Smithsonian Magazine’s Ingenuity Award

Bassist, vocalist, composer and bandleader Esperanza Spalding has won a Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Award in the category of performing arts.

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Legendary New Orleans Drummer Bob French Dies at 74

November 14, 2012

Legendary New Orleans drummer Bob French died in November at the age of 74.

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New Nichols Works Premiered at Jazz Composers Collective Fest

The Jazz Composers Collective Festival, held at New York’s Jazz Standard last week, premiered five never-recorded works of legendary composer Herbie Nichols, who died in 1963.

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Lincoln Center’s ‘American Songbook’ Expands for 2013

Now in its 15th season, Lincoln Center’s acclaimed series American Songbook will expand its scope and offer two series that celebrate the best in American singing and songwriting.

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Jazz Foundation Calls for Donations for Hurricane Sandy Relief

In a message to all members and fans in the jazz community, the longtime advocacy group Jazz Foundation wrote: “It’s […]

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NAMM Foundation Launches 2013 Best Communities Survey

The NAMM Foundation will kick off the highly regarded Best Communities for Music Education survey during the upcoming SupportMusic teleconference and webinar Thursday.

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Hammond B3 Organ Film On the Way

October 19, 2012

A new film entitled “Killer B3” is currently in post-production, promising a vast collection of footage and interviews with notable B3 performers, including the late, legendary Jimmy Smith, credited with first incorporating the instrument into live music clubs in the ‘50s. from the church to the club in the 1950s.

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Jazz for Kids Program Hits 10 Years

New York jazz club the Jazz Standard is beginning its tenth season of the popular “Jazz for Kids” Sunday series this year. The season kicked off with a concert by the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra with guitarist Howard Paul and vocalist Paul Jost.

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