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NAMM Foundation Honors Communities and Schools for Music Education Efforts

April 13, 2021

The NAMM Foundation recently recognized 686 school districts in 40 states as among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME). Along with the association’s celebration of K-12 music teachers who have found creative solutions amid a global pandemic, 80 U.S. schools are being honored with SupportMusic Merit Awards.

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Rome Neal Banana Puddin’ Jazz will be Part of 22nd Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival on April 20

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 7pm EST, Rome Neal Banana Puddin’ Jazz will be part of the 22nd annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival. More details from Rome Neal ( “Brooklyn in the House” – Celebrating Brooklyn Jazz… The Past… and Musicians Today! Featuring: Danny Mixon, Lafayette Harris Jr., Michael Walker, Gene Ghee, Willie Martinez, […]

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Blues Alley Jazz Society to Present Fourth Annual Ella Fitzgerald Competition on April 24

April 12, 2021

The Blues Alley Jazz Society noted that it will be presenting the fourth annual Ella Fitzgerald international jazz vocal competition on Saturday, April 24 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. More details from the Blues Alley Jazz Society ( WASHINGTON, DC, April 12, 2021—The competition was founded in 2017 to honor Amer- ica’s […]

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DC Jazz Presents “A Night With Larnell Lewis – Back By Popular Demand,” April 22, 5 PM ET

Back by popular demand, DC Jazz Festival is proud to present a re-broadcast of world-renowned drummer Larnell Lewis’ breathtaking live performance from earlier this year in celebration of #JazzAppreciationMonth, co-presented by the Embassy of Canada and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. The performance will occur on Thursday, April 22nd at 5 PM EDT and will […]

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Avedis Zildjian Co. Launches Vic Firth Drumchain

The Avedis Zildjian Company, parent company of Vic Firth, recently launched the Vic Firth Drumchain, a new initiative to help bring musicians together in times where being able to connect is more important than ever before. More details from the Avedis Zildjian Company ( Vic Firth is committed to helping build these connections, whether it’s […]

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Eastman School of Music and El Sistema USA Strengthen Partnership

Eastman School of Music, of the University of Rochester, and El Sistema USA (ESUSA) have recently deepened their partnership with several key personnel appointments and intersectionality initiatives. More details from Eastman School of Music ( and El Sistema USA (ESUSA, Both the Eastman School of Music and the Gateways Festival, in partnership with Eastman, […]

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Savannah Music Festival Announces Artists, Schedule for 2021 Spring Season on May 23-30

SAVANNAH, GA – Savannah Music Festival (SMF) announced on April 12 the lineup of acclaimed classical, jazz and American roots music artists who will perform live during the festival’s much-anticipated 2021 Spring Season, May 23-30. The festival’s return to live, in-person performances will showcase nine high-quality concerts defined by a strong commitment to safety at […]

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“Jazz in China” Documentary to Launch April 30 to the World – and April 26 to Project Supporters

April 11, 2021

Jazz in China, a new 76-minute documentary that can be viewed on UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, April 30, 2021, will be available to be seen five days earlier, April 26, by those who help fund the documentary project, led by Baruch College professor Eugene Marlow, Ph.D. More details from Eugene Marlow: Great News: Eugene Marlow, […]

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DC Jazz Festival Livestream to Feature the EJB Quartet on 4/20

April 9, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD – DC Jazz Festival announced plans for The EJB Quartet to perform at An die Musik Live! on April 20 at 7pm. More details from DC Jazz Festival ( Join DC Jazz Festival as we take in a live-streamed performance from reigning DCJazzPrix Champions The EJB Quartet at An die Musik Live! on […]

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Hal Leonard Promotes John Mlynczak to Vice President, Music Education & Technology

April 8, 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI – Hal Leonard has announced that John Mlynczak has been promoted to Vice President of Music Education & Technology. Previously the Managing Director of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company, Mlynczak has been consistently involved with Hal Leonard’s music education and technology initiatives. This new position expands upon these duties and allows John to […]

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