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  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Presents Wadada Leo Smith World Premiere on June 10

    Frank Hammel | June 9, 2021Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association presents world premiere of new work by noted composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. Delta Blues is part of CSO Sessions Episode 21: Cult of Electromagnetic Connectivity, available on CSOtv starting Thursday, June 10. Read More...
  • NYC’s Birdland Jazz Club Reopens July 1

    Frank Hammel | June 9, 2021On July 1, 2021, Birdland Jazz Club will open its doors to the public for the first time since March 2020. As part of the reopening, the venue is bringing back 1949 prices all month long. Tickets are only 99 cents when booked in advance. Read More...
  • Top Jazz Artists Support 1000 Watts Arts Fundraiser for Jazz Musicians in Need

    Frank Hammel | June 9, 2021Wynton Marsalis, Bill Frisell, Jimmy Owens and Antoine Drye are joining Jim Watt’s Multimedia Project, 1000 Watts – Art, Jazz & Filmmaking to benefit jazz musicians hard hit during pandemic. 1000 Watts aims to raise $100K through sale of 1,000 artworks. Read More...
  • Yamaha UC Announces WeAreTeachers.com Giveaway Winners

    Frank Hammel | June 8, 2021Yamaha Unified Communications recently announced the winners of its WeAreTeachers.com teacher appreciation giveaway, held May 1 through May 31. Over 8,000 educators entered the giveaway. Committed to helping engage students, boost understanding, and overcome audio fatigue, Yamaha UC awarded one of three prizes to 12 teachers around the nation, including: 10 YVC-200 Personal Speakerphones for […] Read More...
  • Jazzmobile’s Summerfest 2021 Mobile Jazz Concert Series Returns July 7

    Frank Hammel | June 7, 2021As New York and city parks begin to open up for concerts and other special events with live audiences, Jazzmobile’s 57th Summerfest 2021 premieres on stages around New York City beginning July 7 with concerts featuring a diverse roster of jazz icons and emerging artists. More details from Jazzmobile (www.jazzmobile.org): Jazzmobile’s much-anticipated return – with […] Read More...
  • Fujiwara/Halvorson/Bynum Trio to Perform Live at Rhizome DC on June 20

    Frank Hammel | June 7, 2021The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) and Transparent Productions are co-presenting the Fujiwara/Halvorson/Bynum Trio in collaboration with at Rhizome DC on Sunday, June 20 at 5 PM EST. The concert will take place outdoors at Rhizome and audience members are required to purchase their ticket in advance to attend. More details from DCJF (www.dcjazzfest.org): The artistic […] Read More...
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Lauds Top High School Jazz Soloists at Essentially Ellington Virtual Festival

    Frank Hammel | June 7, 2021On June 5, as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2021 Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Virtual Festival, Wynton Marsalis announced the Outstanding Soloists and Sections of the 26th annual event. The awards ceremony capped virtual events taking place June 2-5 involving 300 students and 15 bands. Read More...
  • Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz Series Highlights “The Asian American Connection” on June 22

    Frank Hammel | June 7, 2021On Tuesday, June 22 at 7 PM EST, Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz event series continues with a tenth show, titled “Jazz: The Asian American Connection,” dedicated to Cobi Narita. Read More...
  • 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...
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