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The JAZZed Magazine Education Newsletter

Waits Joins NEC Jazz Studies Faculty

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department has hired renowned drummer, composer and educator Nasheet Waits to join the jazz faculty beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Gator Releases Instrument Face Masks for School Band and Music Programs

The masks allow for full playability while greatly reducing the spread of aerosols. Gator’s instrument face masks pair with their instrument bell covers to help provide full protection for students and educators.

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French Joins jj Babbitt Co. as Director of Engineering

Chris French has joined the jj Babbitt Company’s team of professional craftsmen and women as director of engineering, according to an announcement by Steve Rorie, president.

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Mason Named Chair of Berklee’s Liberal Arts and Sciences Department

Michael C. Mason, Ph.D., has been named Chair of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department for Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

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Buffet Crampon USA Announces Customer Incentives for Instrument Purchases

Buffet Crampon USA, in partnership with its network of authorized dealers throughout the United States, announces three new programs to aid consumers during these uncertain times.

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The Meredith Signature Quick-Change Acoustic Guitar Capo

This limited-edition signature quick-change acoustic guitar capo features a thoroughly modern, chromed-out Candy Teal finish, Kyser’s low-tension spring, and a handwritten signature stamp, along with Kyser’s classic Quick-Change shape. These capos are available in a limited quantity of 2,020 units and wrapped in a special-edition premium package.

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JodyJazz POWER RING Ligatures

The JodyJazz POWER RING Ligatures allow the most freedom and vibration of the reed of any ligatures currently on the market. The POWER RING’s self-locking CNC machined taper and concave inner design reduces the touch points on the reed thereby maximizing reed freedom and vibration. This increases the amount of harmonics which enables the fullest saxophone sound containing high, mid, and low frequencies. The POWER RING will make the mouthpiece feel easier to blow and provides more power. Available for all JodyJazz mouthpieces and select other models. Constructed from virgin brass, the POWER RING Ligatures are available in 24kt Gold-Plated finish (MSRP: $95) or Sterling Silver-Plated finish (MSRP: $75).

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Rovner’s Platinum Gold Ligature

The Rovner Platinum Gold ligature features superb facility and response, a rich, distinctive presence, and a darker aspect that helps synthetic reeds sound more like cane. Features 24-Karat gold-plated platinum. $174.50

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Events Calendar

Editor’s Note: Due to the number of show postponements and cancellations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, JAZZed will not run any calendar listings until venues re-open and it is safe for the public to attend shows again


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In Closing…

JAZZed is an exclusive publication that aims to provide detailed coverage of material relevant to jazz educators, scholars, performers, and aficionados. Each issue features an in-depth editorial profile on a successful jazz artist or educator, highlighting that individual’s approaches to teaching and playing jazz. Additionally, instructional columns outline performance methods, improvisation, repertoire, and recording techniques. JAZZed also provides coverage of significant international jazz festivals, new and upcoming album releases, and up-and-coming musicians. Thanks for joining us.

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