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Yesterday | BroadwayWorld.com

The American Composers Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Season -...

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan , American Composers Orchestra's 2014-2015 season strengthens the orchestra's commitment to serve as a catalyst for the creation of new orchestral music, providing unprecedented opportunities for American composers to create new work and for audiences to ... (more)


Related Topix: Startups, Surphace, Symphony, Arts, Jazz, Classical

Monday | BroadwayWorld.com

Video: After Midnight's Vanessa Williams Performs 'Stormy...

Actress and singer Vanessa Williams , accompanied by a 17-piece orchestra, performed the jazz standard "Stormy Weather" from the new Broadway show After Midnight on this morning's TODAY.


Related Topix: Vanessa Williams, R-N-B, Weather, Jazz, Recreational Vehicle, Award

Monday | Newswise

Wynton Marsalis to Address Tulane University Graduates

New Orleans native and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters and deliver the keynote address to graduates at Tulane University's Commencement 2014 , which will be held at 9 a.m., May 17 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Jazz, Tulane University

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Glocally Newark

NJPAC'S Brick City Orchestra to make debut at Newark Cherry Blossom Festival Bloomfest

The Brick City Jazz Orchestra features 19 of the most talented teenage jazz players in the Greater Newark area received the extraordinary opportunity to heighten their skills as musicians and band mates this spring with the creation of The Brick City Jazz Orchestra , a collaboration between NJPAC and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.


Related Topix: Jazz, Thelonious Monk

The Washington Post

Washington Performing Arts: new name, new tone, new direction

The organization formerly known as the Washington Performing Arts Society unveiled a new season, a new look, and a new name today: it will move into 2014-15 as Washington Performing Arts.


Related Topix: Jazz, Symphony, Arts, Health

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Coastal Point

Freeman Stage's season to include 10 national recording artists

The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation announced this week that the Freeman Stage at Bayside will celebrate its seventh season of bringing arts and entertainment to the Mid-Atlantic with a schedule that includes more than 50 performances between Memorial Day and Labor Day, including 10 national recording artists - twice as many as in 2013.


Related Topix: Memorial Day, Life, Holidays, Labor Day, 9, Jazz, Recreational Vehicle, Award, California


Jekyll and Hyde, Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis, Cirque Dreams and More...

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts today announced the performance calendar for its inaugural 2014-15 season, with a total of 33 productions, performing groups and individual artists - exclusive of September grand opening events and subscription performances by its resident companies.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jazz, Bill Cosby, Comedy Movies, Music!, A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor, Folk, Alice's Restaurant, Drama Movies, Arlo Guthrie

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Essence Magazine

Essence Fest Dream Team: Kim Burrell

To commemorate 20 years of the festival, we decided to give artists the opportunity to pitch to us who they would like to tribute and what other artists they would like to assist them in tributing that artist.


Related Topix: Gospel, Kim, Harry Connick Jr., Jazz


Christian McBride's big, fat sound

Bassist Christian McBride has been a versatile force in jazz, R&B and rock music for the past 20 years.


Related Topix: Joe Henderson, Jazz, Freddie Hubbard, James Brown, Black Entertainment, Soul, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Feting a Jazz Legacy

The composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, who died in 2012 at age 91, left such a vast legacy that when Jazz at Lincoln Center began to plan a celebration of his music 18 months ago, they found that a single concert couldn't do him justice.


Related Topix: Dave Brubeck, Jazz

Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Morning Call

Multiple Grammy winner to headline 25th annual Berks Jazz Fest in 2015

This year's Berks Jazz Fest doesn't conclude until Sunday, April 6, but organizers already have announced the headliner for next year's 25th anniversary fest, and it's an artist who's won nine Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize.


Related Topix: Music, Grammy Awards, Music!, Jazz

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Whiteland band to learn from jazz greats

Eric Davis, from left, Megan Beetler, Evan Ward, and other students play jazz during rehearsal at Whiteland High School, Thursday, March 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Whiteland, IN, Jazz, Indianapolis, IN

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Wynton Marsalis fan club

The Life & Music of Dave Brubeck Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Over the course of nearly 92 extraordinary years, more than 70 of them spent as a professional musician, Dave Brubeck studied with the composer Darius Milhaud; served his country in World War II; recorded nearly 100 albums as a leader, including the two-million-selling record Time Out; and wrote several hundred songs for a series of quartets.


Related Topix: Dave Brubeck, Jazz, Classical, Darius Milhaud

Tue Apr 01, 2014


Jazz Night: small town, BIG sax

With fewer than 13,000 residents, Medfield may be considered a small New England town, but when it comes to jazz, the sax is king here.


Related Topix: Medfield, MA, Jazz

Mon Mar 31, 2014

All About Jazz

EVENT: All Hail Jazz

"I'll remember April, and I'll smile," sang Frank Sinatra, who would have made a great pitchman for New Jersey's role in Jazz Appreciation Month.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Frank Sinatra, Jazz, Newark, NY, Rutgers University, Nina Simone, Black Entertainment

Sun Mar 30, 2014

CBS News

The Virtuoso: Marcus Roberts

Roberts lost his sight as a child, but gained incredible insight into American music -- inspiring a generation of jazz musicians The following script is from "The Virtuoso" which aired on March 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Marcus Roberts, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Louis Armstrong

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Mountain Xpress

Pedrito Martinez Group performs at the Diana Wortham Theatre April 11

CUBAN POWERHOUSE THE PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP BRINGS FIERY RHYTHM TO THE STAGE AT DIANA WORTHAM THEATRE APRIL 11, 2014 AT 8PM World-renowned Cuban conga player Pedrito Martinez and his Peruvian, Venezuelan and Cuban bandmates comprise a one-of-a-kind Afro-Cuban ensemble, The Pedrito Martinez Group, with an incomparably charismatic sound, Friday April ... (more)


Related Topix: Eric Clapton, Blues, Jazz, Cuba, World News, Venezuela, Asheville, NC

Naples Daily News

Dan Miller Jazz Quintet Bonita Springs

The music of George Gershwin will be brought to life as legendary trumpet master Dan Miller and his jazz quintet bring celebrate the great musician's work at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs' Hinman Auditorium on Thursday, April 3. Miller's stellar jazz resume includes playing with Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson ... (more)


Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL, Harry Connick Jr., Jazz, Maynard Ferguson, Kenny Drew Jr.

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Historic City News

CBS 60 Minutes feature Marcus Roberts

Historic City News readers will enjoy the CBS 60 Minutes program on Sunday, March 30, 2014, which will feature a segment on Marcus Roberts; a world-renowned jazz pianist and graduate of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.


Related Topix: Marcus Roberts, 60 Minutes, Jazz, Entertainment, Television

Wynton Marsalis fan club

Wynton Marsalis Profiles "Fearsome And Fearless" Jazz Pianist...

News Cultural Correspondent Wynton Marsalis showcases the rich talents of jazz pianist Marcus Roberts in his first story for 60 .


Related Topix: Jazz, Marcus Roberts