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  • Mutual Mentorship for Musicians’ Virtual Festival Set for June 12-13

    Frank Hammel | June 3, 2021The Mutual Mentorship for Musicians (M³) initiative will feature a second cohort of 12 artists working together at a virtual M³ festival June 12-13. Streaming from the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, each premiere will be followed by a Q&A with the artists. Read More...
  • Carnegie Hall and WQXR Present the 10th Summer Season of ‘Carnegie Hall Live’ Through Aug. 26

    Frank Hammel | June 2, 2021For the 10th consecutive season, Carnegie Hall and WQXR unite to present Carnegie Hall Live, a series of broadcast concerts that draw upon some of the finest live performances from Carnegie Hall’s stages over the past nine years in programs that are thematically reimagined and newly produced. Jeff Spurgeon hosts the programs, which air on Thursdays through Aug. 26. Read More...
  • The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Presents Its 32nd Summer Showcase Concert on June 16

    Frank Hammel | June 2, 2021The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop will present the best big band and jazz orchestra compositions produced over the last two years at its 32nd Summer Showcase Concert, held on June 16 at 8PM ET. Read More...
  • Buffet Crampon Festival Clarinet Comes with $200 Rebate during Month of June

    Frank Hammel | June 2, 2021During the month of June, Buffet Crampon USA is offering a $200 Instant Rebate on the Festival B-flat clarinet. Considered a Prestige-level clarinet, the Festival has many upgraded features, including an alternate A-flat/E-flat key for the left hand, premium unstained African blackwood, two tuning barrels (65mm and 66mm), metal tenon caps and GT pads. It features a poly-cylindrical bore and is a member of the R13 bore family. Festival clarinets also come in the upgraded Prestige case (B-flat in a single, A in a double case). Read More...
  • Chris’ Jazz Café to Featue Dave Wilson Quartet Live (and on Live Stream) June 3 

    Frank Hammel | June 2, 2021On Thursday, June 3, the Dave Wilson Quartet, (Featuring Kirk Reese on Piano, Blake Meister on Bass, Dan Monaghan on Drums) will be back performing live at CHRIS’ JAZZ CAFÉ. More details from Chris’ Jazz Café http://www.chrisjazzcafe.com/ : Located at 1421 Sansom Street in center city, Philadelphia, Chris’ (215-568-3131) is the top venue for jazz in […] Read More...
  • Music Performance Trust Fund Supports Live Music with $2.2 Million in Community Grants

    Frank Hammel | May 31, 2021The Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) announced $2.2 million in community grants to support admission-free, live music online and in person throughout North America. More details from the Music Performance Trust Fund (www.musicpf.org): NEW YORK – The MPTF has announced plans to significantly increase the annual distribution of grants — now $2.2 million […] Read More...
  • Vermont Jazz Center Live Stream Presents Immanuel Wilkins Quartet on June 5

    Frank Hammel | May 28, 2021Vermont Jazz Center will present a live stream featuring the Immanuel Wilkins Quartet on Saturday June 5 at 8pm. More details from Vermont Jazz Center (www.vtjazz.org): The Immanuel Wilkins Quartet’s debut record, Omega, released on Blue Note and produced by Jason Moran, has received numerous “best of” awards including NPR’s Best Debut Jazz Album of […] Read More...
  • Jazz at The Corner Concert Series Increases In-Person Capacity to 30 Guests

    Frank Hammel | May 27, 2021DC Jazz Festival is partnering with The Corner at Whitman-Walker to co-present Jazz at The Corner, a concert series of jazz ensembles in performance that will be a part of The Corner’s upcoming Stay Alive To Life! festival and exhibition. More details from DC Jazz Festival (www.dcjazzfest.org): We are excited to announce that we are […] Read More...
  • Juilliard Receives Leon Levy Foundation Grant of $233,000 for the Digitization of Its Historic Archival Materials

    Frank Hammel | May 26, 2021Juilliard has received a grant of $233,000 from the Leon Levy Foundation for digitization of its historic archival materials, including scrapbooks, production photos, and concert programs to make them more accessible for educational and research purposes. Read More...
  • MCG Jazz 35th Anniversary Season Restarts Live Jazz in a New Concert Hall

    Frank Hammel | May 25, 2021MCG Jazz kicked off their 35th anniversary season with a virtual gala and season announcement on Friday, May 21. The concert season is a restart of programs that MCG Jazz was unable to present during the Covid-19 shutdown during 2020 and 2021 in the newly renovated concert hall. Read More...
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