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  • The Atlanta Music Project Presents Music of the African Diaspora Festival

    Frank Hammel | February 17, 2021The Atlanta Music Project’s virtual Music of the African Diaspora Festival takes place Feb. 25-28 on Facebook Live. The series of concerts kicks off Feb. 25 with The Next Generation: A Recital by the Young Musicians of the AMP Academy. Next up is Studio Sessions: An Evening with the Faculty of the Atlanta Music Project on Feb. 26. Then on Feb. 28, Songs of Solidarity: Chamber Music Ensembles of the Atlanta Music Project. All concerts start 7pm EST. Read More...
  • PracticeFirst and Excelcia Music Publishing Announce Collaboration

    Frank Hammel | February 17, 2021To provide their subscribers with a robust selection of educational content, music software company MusicFirst has entered into a new collaboration with educational music publisher, Excelcia Music Publishing. This joint effort allows MusicFirst customers who have subscribed to their performance assessment software, PracticeFirst, to access Excelcia Music Publishing’s concert band, orchestra and choral titles in the app at no additional cost. Read More...
  • 2021 DCJazzPrix Applications Now Being Accepted Through April 27

    Frank Hammel | February 16, 2021The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) announced that applications can now be submitted for its annual international jazz band competition, DCJazzPrix. Bands must be comprised of 2-9 members. Each band member must be at least 18 years old, but not older than 45, as of April 1, 2021. The application deadline is before midnight EST on April 27, 2021. Potential applicants will find guidelines and submission requirements at www.dcjazzfest.org/dcjazzprix. Read More...
  • Wenger Corporation Announces Campaign to Thank Music Educators for their Efforts during Pandemic

    Frank Hammel | February 13, 2021Wenger Corporation announced a "thank you" campaign to recognize the creative efforts made by music educators to keep the music alive during the Covid-19 pandemic. Toward that end, Wenger is asking people to nominate an educator by March 12 to be highlighted and for a chance to win several prizes. Read More...
  • 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...
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