Jazz for Kids Program Hits 10 Years

October 19, 2012

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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Los Angeles Jazz Society to Honor Wayne Shorter at Annual Jazz Tribute Awards and Concert

Jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter will play with members of the Thelonious Monk Institute at this Los Angeles Jazz Society tribute awards show this Sunday honoring Shorter and others for their musical accomplishments.

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New Woody Herman Documentary Set for Release

The Graham Carter-produced and directed documentary Woody Herman – Blue Flame, is set for DVD release on November 13.

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NEC Continues Contemporary Improv Anniversary with ‘Brando Noir’ Program

As part of their ongoing celebration of the 40th anniversary of the New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation program, Influential pianist and composer Ran Blake and co-producer Aaron Hartley present their annual film and music concert on Monday, October 29.

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Influential Bop Trombonist Eddie Bert, 1922-2012

October 4, 2012

Pioneering bebop trombonist Eddie Bert passed away on September 28 at the age of 90.

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New Book from Talking Head David Byrne Explores ‘How Music Works’

Post-punk pioneer and musical chameleon David Byrne has released a mountain of musical material of all types in his nearly four-decades-long career.

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Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2012 Open Online

Nearly 175 international jazz and world music presenters will visit the Dutch Jazz & World Meeting on October 5-6, 2012 in Amsterdam.

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Monterey Jazz Festival a Success

The 55th Monterey Jazz Festival recently wrapped up after a weekend of stunning weather and incredible performances by debut artists, returning masters and new favorites.

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Jacobson Named Percussive Arts Society and Rhythm! Discovery Executive Director

The Percussive Arts Society (PAS) recently announced Larry Jacobson as the new Executive Director of PAS and Rhythm! Discovery Center.

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Songwriter Hal David Dies

September 20, 2012

Influential songwriter and longtime creative partner to Burt Bacharach Hal David died of complications from a stroke earlier this month.

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