National Endowment For The Arts Names 2019 Jazz Masters

July 11, 2018

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that vocalist, composer and pianist Bob Dorough, pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, composer and bandleader Maria Schneider, and jazz historian and author Stanley Crouch have been awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships for 2019.

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Yamaha Equips Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival With Various Drum Sets And Hardware

Yamaha recently joined the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) as the event’s official drum sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, continuing their role in a festival tradition in the Western New York music scene dating back to 2002.

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The Charlie Parker Celebration Announces 5th Anniversary Edition

The Charlie Parker Celebration returns this August 16 to 25 and will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year with a performance from local and multi-talented treasure, Lonnie McFadden, a singer, trumpeter, and tap dancer.

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Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program Celebrates 30th Anniversary

June 28, 2018

Marking its 30th anniversary, the Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) program recognized the 2018 winners during its annual Celebration Weekend.

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Jazz Arts Group Announces its 46th Annual Concert Season

The Jazz Arts Group (JAG) has announced the lineup of concerts, guest artists, and special events for its 2018-2019 season.

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DC Jazz Festival Crowns Third Annual DCJazzPrix Winner, The Cornerstore

The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) has introduced The Cornerstore as the third annual DC JazzPrix winning band.

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Festival International De Jazz de Montréal Announces Free Shows

June 13, 2018

The 39th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto has shared its schedule of free music over its 10 days and nights on 20 stages.

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‘We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never’ Told Wins Two Telly Awards

The 2018 documentary “We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told” received two Telly Awards, which honor excellence in video and television across all screens.

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Herbie Hancock Receives Honorary Doctorate From New England Conservatory

Legendary jazz composer/performer and 14-time Grammy award-winner Herbie Hancock was at New England Conservatory on Sunday, May 20 and received an honorary doctorate.

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DC Jazz Festival Announces Schedule For Jazz in the ‘Hoods

May 30, 2018

The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) has announced the schedule for Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a vital component of the DC JazzFest presented by Events DC (June 8-17).

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