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  • Aarash Darroodi Appointed Fender Play Foundation President

    Christian Wissmuller | August 24, 2022Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has announced the appointment of Aarash Darroodi as the new President of Fender Play Foundation (FPF), the brand’s 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Darroodi succeeds Co-Presidents Evan Jones, CMO and Ed Magee, EVP Operations who have moved to new roles on FPF’s Board of Directors. Effective immediately, Darroodi will be supporting the […] Read More...
  • Charleston Jazz Launches Young Professionals Group

    Christian Wissmuller | August 24, 2022On September 17th, 2022, Charleston Jazz will host a special kick-off event for their new young professionals group, Young Lions of Jazz.  Music-loving, community-minded young adults ages 21-40 will gather at the ShareHouse at 6pm for a special pre-show party that includes complimentary appetizers and drinks.  Following the the pre-show party, guests will be given […] Read More...
  • 82 Percent of Parents Want Their Kids to Learn to Play a Musical Instrument, According to New Survey Spearheaded by Guitar Center

    Christian Wissmuller | August 17, 2022Guitar Center has shared the results of a survey on music education conducted in coordination with World Music Day. The survey found that 82% of current and would-be parents think it’s important that their child learn to play an instrument, with the most popular preferences being piano (18%), drums (17%) and violin (16%). But the […] Read More...
  • Cuban Carnival – Featuring Buena Vista Legacy Band

    Christian Wissmuller | August 17, 2022On September 17th, 2022, the world-class Charleston Jazz Orchestra will share the stage with the Buena Vista Legacy Band – a tribute to the iconic band immortalized in Wim Wender’s 1999 documentary film “Buena Vista Social Club.”  This high-energy fusion of big band and Cuban-style jazz will engage audiences of all ages. The evening will feature several talented musicians […] Read More...
  • Ingrid Jensen is Appointed Dean of Jazz Arts at Manhattan School of Music

    Christian Wissmuller | August 9, 2022Renowned international music conservatory Manhattan School of Music (MSM) has announced that critically acclaimed trumpeter and educator Ingrid Jensen has been appointed Dean of the School’s prestigious Jazz Arts division, effective immediately. In July 2020, following the departure of former Associate Dean and Director of Jazz Arts Stefon Harris and in the midst of the early, lockdown days of COVID-19, […] Read More...
  • Gibson Wins Another Definitive Ruling on Iconic Guitar Shapes and Trademarks

    Christian Wissmuller | August 3, 2022On May 27, 2022, the court decided by jury, to uphold Gibson’s long-established and well-recognized trademarks for Gibson’s innovative and iconic guitar shapes, finding that the Gibson Trademarks are valid, the Gibson shapes are not generic, and the defendants were guilty of both infringement and counterfeiting. This sets a clear precedent for the future of Gibson’s […] Read More...
  • Registration for the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition is Now Open

    Christian Wissmuller | August 2, 2022The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced the opening of the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The search is on for the next great jazz singer! Solo vocalists from around the world are encouraged to submit their entries before September 6, 2022, by visiting SarahVaughanCompetition.com. In the Fall 2022, the Top Five Finalists will be […] Read More...
  • The Gilmore Appoints Abramson Director of Jazz Awards

    Christian Wissmuller | August 2, 2022Pierre van der Westhuizen, Executive and Artistic Director of The Irving S. Gilmore International Piano Festival, today announced the appointment of Grammy Award-winning producer Seth Abramson as Director of Jazz Awards. Abramson is the President and founder of Rabbit Moon Productions, Inc. (RMP) a full-service, live music presentation and production company. He also served as […] Read More...
  • NEA Announces the 2023 Recipients of NEA Jazz Masters Honors

    Christian Wissmuller | July 14, 2022The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship—musicians Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett, and Louis Hayes, as well as Sue Mingus, recipient of the 2023 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy. These fellowships include an award of $25,000 and the honorees […] Read More...
  • NAMM Music Education Advocacy Hill Day Announced for September

    Christian Wissmuller | July 12, 2022After a two-year hiatus, NAMM Members and arts education advocates are invited to join their association to carry a message of support for music education to Members of Congress and/or their legislative aides. The NAMM Music Education Advocacy Hill Day will take place on Wednesday, September 14. Registration is now open through August 17. In preparation for […] Read More...
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