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  • New England Conservatory Announces 2021 Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients for its 150th Commencement Ceremony

    Frank Hammel | April 30, 2021Boston’s New England Conservatory announced plans for its 150th commencement ceremony. It’s set for May 23, and a streamed pre-commencement concert will showcase graduating NEC students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 on May 22. Mavis Staples, gospel and soul singer, is the commencement speaker. Read More...
  • Vax4Live Coalition Pushes for Vaccine Awareness and the Safe Return of Live Events

    SBO Staff | April 30, 2021The National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) and several partners with a big stake in the safe return of live events are launching a campaign for vaccine awareness. It’s called Vax4Live. Read More...
  • B&S Announces $200 Rebates for MBX Heritage Trumpets

    Frank Hammel | April 30, 2021For the entire month of May 2021, B&S is offering customers $200 off their purchase of the newest innovation among the X-line, the B&S MBX Heritage Bb trumpet. Inspired by renowned French commercial player and B&S Performing artist, Christian Martinez, the MBXH design offers so many new facets of sound, identity, harmonics, body, and ease. Read More...
  • Buffet Crampon Prodige Oboe Comes with Rebate Offer for May

    Frank Hammel | April 30, 2021The student-friendly Buffet Crampon Prodige performance oboe (BC4062-2-0P), first introduced in 2016 to replace the 4052 performance oboe, is being offered with a long list of unique features along with a $100 instant rebate offer for the month of May. Read More...
  • Django A Gogo Festival to Take Place from June 3 through June 6, 2021, at The Woodland in NJ and Drom in NYC

    Frank Hammel | April 29, 2021MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Guitarist, composer and teacher Stephane Wrembel is pleased to announce Django A Gogo Festival 2021, which will be held Thursday, June 3 through Sunday, June 6 comprising 4 concerts and an intensive 2-day guitar workshop. More details from www.djangoagogo.com: This world class event celebrates the music and life of legendary musician and […] Read More...
  • Songbook Watch Party Presents Monty Alexander & Dominick Farinacci on April 30

    Frank Hammel | April 29, 2021On April 30, International Jazz Day, Songbook Watch Party presents Monty Alexander & Dominick Farinacci. The live-streamed concert, directed by Emmett Murphy, will stream at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. (EST). More details: Songbook Watch Party announces a new live-stream concert presented on International Jazz Day, Friday, April 30, 2021. This concert will be broadcast from the […] Read More...
  • Brazilian Music Foundation’s First International Brazilian Classical Music Festival Set for May 1-2

    Frank Hammel | April 27, 2021BMF’s First International Festival of Brazilian Classical Music is set to be streamed on BMF’s YouTube channel on May 1-2. More than 30 professional musicians from different parts of the world will participage. The music consists of classical Brazilian works based on traditional genres such as maracatu, baião, ponteio, modinha, and Brazilian tango and valsa. […] Read More...
  • Julian Lage, Melissa Aldana and Marshall Gilkes Join New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Faculty

    Frank Hammel | April 27, 2021New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department has appointed three internationally acclaimed artists — guitarist Julian Lage, saxophonist Melissa Aldana and trombonist Marshall Gilkes — to join the jazz faculty beginning in the fall of 2021. “I’m thrilled to welcome Julian Lage, Melissa Aldana, and Marshall Gilkes to the faculty at NEC,” says Ken Schaphorst, Chair […] Read More...
  • The New School to Livestream Wadada Leo Smith’s ‘Symphony No. 2 Winter’ on May 3

    Frank Hammel | April 26, 2021The New School College of Performing Arts will present Symphony No. 2 Winter, from Four Symphonies by noted composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith on May 3 from 11 am to 11:30 am EDT. To register for the livestream, go to https://event.newschool.edu/MMPCMay3. Directed by Wadada Leo Smith and produced by Yiseul Kim LeMieux, the livestream […] Read More...
  • International Jazz Day 10th Anniversary Celebration to Take Place Worldwide, April 30

    Frank Hammel | April 23, 2021The 10th anniversary celebration of International Jazz Day will take place worldwide on April 30, 2021. An all-star global concert will be hosted by Michael Douglas and feature dozens of top artists including Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Andra Day, Dee Dee Bridgewater, John McLaughlin, Dianne Reeves and Joe Lovano. The concert will be followed by two-hour retrospective PBS Special airing nationwide at 9pm ET, 8pm Central. Read More...
  • The Frost School of Music Announces Inaugural Artist Launch Award Competition Winners

    Frank Hammel | April 22, 2021The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami announced the student winners of the Inaugural Artist Launch Award Competition. Based on a voting process after the competition was live streamed via YouTube from UM’s Gusman Hall which had a limited capacity live audience on April 20, the winners include Deco Saxophone Quartet, Priscila […] Read More...
  • Concert Series in Middletown, CT to Feature Jay Hoggard May 10

    Frank Hammel | April 22, 2021MIDDLETOWN, CT – Trevor Davis of The Library Studio, announces that the Middletown Commission on the Arts is providing funding support for the Library Studio to collaborate with the Hartford Jazz Society for a concert series entitled ‘Middletown on the Map.’ Both concerts are free via livestream on the Hartford Jazz Society Facebook Page and […] Read More...
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