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Jazz Education Network: Our Network is growing#149;

May 13, 2010

A MESSAGE FROM JEN PRESIDENT MARY JO PAPICH “We, the practitioners of this precious art form, have an enormous responsibility to stay true to the core values of jazz and the great players, composers, educators, and audiences who gave the best of their lives to this music — are expecting us to take it forward.” […]

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May 2010

Pat Patrick’s Collection of a Lifetime In 2006, shortly after Deval Patrick was inaugurated as Massachusetts’ first black governor, he received a call from the owner of storage warehouse in East Moline, Ill., who was clearing a space out and found the governor’s late father’s photos, notes, playbills, recordings, and record albums he’d acquired during […]

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First Annual JEN Conference

This issue of JAZZed marks a major milestone for our friends at the Jazz Education Network (JEN), as we have proudly partnered with them to help launch the first annual JEN Conference at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. This undertaking took an extraordinary amount of effort by the all-volunteerboard, and much of the […]

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May 2010

Alfred’s Meet the Great Jazz Legends Alfred Publishing has re-released Meet the Great Jazz Legends, now available with a CD addition and lesson workbook. Dr. Ronald McCurdy illuminates stories about the lives, times, and music of great jazz musicians spanning the entire twentieth century, from early New Orleans jazz through the Golden Age of Swing […]

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New Notable Music Releases for May 2010

New Notable Music Releases for May 2010.All dates subject to change. April 5 The Britton Brothers Band Uncertain Living [Record Craft]Cinematic Orchestra Late Night Tales [Fabric]Mike Fahie Anima [BJU Records]Bobby McFerrin Vocabularies [Emarcy]Fabrizio Sotti Inner Dance [Koch Imports]Cassandra Wilson Silver Pony [Blue Note] April 12 Alberto Citterio Blue Hammers [Phantom]Aaron Goldberg Home [Sunny Side]Oleg Kireyev […]

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Rufus Reid: A Chat With the Evolving Bassist

Rufus Reid is one of the most acclaimed figures in jazz today: As a performer, Reid has played with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie and Dexter Gordon to Michael Brecker and Lee Konitz; As a recording artist, he has over 300 album credits; As a band leader, he has cut over fifteen sets for various labels; […]

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