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  • DC Jazz Festival Presents Drummer Larnell Lewis on Feb. 25

    Frank Hammel | February 12, 2021DC Jazz Festival will present a live performance from world-renowned drummer Larnell Lewis, co-presented by the Embassy of Canada and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. The performance will occur on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. ET and will be available to watch on Facebook Live on the DCJF page, facebook.com/dcjazzfest. Read More...
  • Frost Music Live’s Virtual Concert Series: The Schedule through March 6

    Frank Hammel | February 12, 2021The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has announced the upcoming schedule through March 6 for its Frost Music Live concert series. More details from the Frost School of Music (www.frost.miami.edu): Since the pandemic began, Frost Music Live has made a commitment to become a virtual stage celebrating the artistry, musical diversity […] Read More...
  • Frost Music Live! Continues with The Bourgeois and The Emperor on Feb. 20

    Frank Hammel | February 11, 2021Frost Music Live! will present a free virtual concert Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Gerard Schwarz will conduct the Frost Symphony Orchestra with pianist Santiago Rodriguez performing live from 600-seat Gusman Concert Hall. The Frost Chamber Orchestra will also perform. To watch and listen to the concert, go to https://youtu.be/slcy1qHUbcs More details from […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Chick Corea, 79

    Frank Hammel | February 11, 2021Jazz composer, band leader, keyboardist and percussionist Chick Corea died Feb. 9 after a battle with cancer. He was 79. The music icon, who released his first album in 1968 and his 77th in 2020, was honored with more than 60 Grammy nominations and 23 wins over the course of his career. Along with his […] Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Frank Hackinson

    Frank Hammel | February 11, 2021On February 10, we recieved the following from NAMM‘s Dan Del Fiorentino: Pioneering music publisher Frank Hackinson passed away on Saturday.  He was 93 years old. Frank received the Music Publisher Association’s Life Time Achievement award in 2012 for a good reason; he was a legend in the industry! He began his career in music publishing working for […] Read More...
  • George Condo to Support New Concert Series, Scholarships, and Exhibitions at Bard College

    Frank Hammel | February 11, 2021Bard College announced Feb. 11 that artist George Condo has made a significant gift supporting the arts on campus, including a new online concert series and a dedicated $400,000 fund underwriting scholarships, musical events, and exhibitions. Read More...
  • Author is Completing Documentary on Jazz in China

    Frank Hammel | February 11, 2021Dr. Eugene Marlow, who served as president of media production company Media Enterprises Inc. over a quarter of a century, says he’s in the final stages of editing a feature-length documentary about the hundred-year history of “Jazz in China” based on his 2018 book of the same name. “Jazz in China” tells the paradoxical 100-year […] Read More...
  • Healdsburg Jazz Zoom Presentation to Feature Steve Turre on Feb. 28

    Frank Hammel | February 10, 2021Healdsburg Jazz is offering a Zoom Presentation titled “Steve Turre: From Rahsaan Roland Kirk to McCoy Tyner” on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 5-7 PM (PST). Healdsburg Jazz’s Artistic Director Marcus Shelby will host this event, which will also feature special guests James Carter and Todd Barkan. More details from Healdsburg Jazz (www.healdsburgjazz.com) Title: “Steve Turre: […] Read More...
  • Gruv Gear’s Gruv Challenge: Jazz Edition

    Frank Hammel | February 9, 2021Gruv Gear’s latest Gruv Challenge invites musicians to record themselves playing along with jazz legends John Patitucci and Bob Franceschini. Participants of this Jazz Edition of the Gruv Challenge can win the artist’s signature Gruv gear products or a $50 Gruv Gear gift card. Plus they will be featured on Gruv Gear’s social media. More details […] Read More...
  • New England Conservatory’s Black Student Union Presents “Continuation of a Dream: Requiem” on Feb. 25

    Frank Hammel | February 5, 2021New England Conservatory’s Black Student Union will present Continuation of a Dream: Requiem, its annual celebration of the life and contribution of NEC alumna Coretta Scott King ’54, ’71 hon. DM and of Black students and faculty throughout the conservatory’s history. The pre-recorded one-hour event will be streamed at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, February […] Read More...
  • DSO’s Jazz from Detroit: Virtual Music Marathon Set for Feb. 27

    Frank Hammel | February 5, 2021This February, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) continues its CUBE | Digital series on DSO Digital Concerts with a celebration of Detroit’s landmark jazz legacy. Jazz from Detroit: Virtual Music Marathon will be streamed exclusively on dso.org on Saturday, February 27 from 2–7 p.m. More details from DSO (www.dso.org): Hosted by award-winning author of Jazz from […] Read More...
  • United States Artists Names Wadada Leo Smith a 2021 USA Fellow

    Frank Hammel | February 5, 2021Noted composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith has been named a 2021 USA Fellow by United States Artists. The award honors Smith’s creative accomplishments and supports his ongoing artistic and professional development. More details from United States Artists (unitedstatesartists.org): “We’re thrilled to include Wadada Leo Smith in our 2021 fellowship class,” says United States Artists’ Program Director Lynnette Miranda. “The […] Read More...
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