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Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Band Director Academy

May 28-30, 2014 Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ June 27-June 30, 2014 Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center New…

International Jazz Day 2014

International Jazz Day is April 30, 2014. In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30…

Congressman Conyers’ New Jazz Bill

We wanted to  inform you about this new jazz bill being introduced by Congressman Conyers; National Preservation, Education and Promulgation Act. Jazz Forward…

2014 Black History Specials

The Big Red Couch – 5 Decades of Black Music Saturday, Feb. 8, 15 and 22 from 9-10pm The Big Red Couch produced…

Jim Hall On Piano Jazz

Widely admired as a gifted and innovative player, jazz guitarist Jim Hall had a career that spanned more than five decades. In a…

To Preserve ‘America’s Gift To The World,’ A Jazz Elder Becomes A UCLA Professor

Just before 11 o’clock on a crisp Monday night in Hollywood, 82-year-old Kenny Burrell put his Gibson guitar in its velvet-lined case and…

Patrick Cornelius At Berklee College Of Music

Inspired by A.A. Milne’s 1924 book of poetry, When We Were Very Young, Cornelius presents a composition commissioned by Chamber Music America. It…

Robert Glasper Experiment: Tiny Desk Concert

The pianist builds R&B with old-school values: singers who don’t need software, live improvising, hand-built beats. They’re jazz aesthetics, essentially — readily evident…

Lafayette Gilchrist: An Old Soul, At Ease In A Modern World

For someone who came to piano rather late, at 17, Lafayette Gilchrist has dug deep into its history. He loves the old piano…

WNCU Black History Month Specials

The Big Red Couch – 5 Decades of Black Music Saturday, Feb. 8,15 and 22, from 9-10 pm The Big Red Couch produced…

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