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02/12/05    News

Bank of America Jazz Festival Announces Line-Up

The Bank of America Jazz Festival will take place Feb. 15-20 in New York at its new home, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s (JALC) Frederick P. Rose Hall. This year’s lineup includes the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO) with Wynton Marsalis, the Bill Charlap...

02/09/05    News

No Minimum to Feature Barron and Miller

The duo-piano series No Minimum’s latest installment will feature Kenny Barron (pictured) and Mulgrew Miller. The concert will take place on Feb.14—Valentine’s Day, in case you forgot—at the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall in New York. Barron’s long...

02/07/05    News

Rubin Performs Tadd Dameron's Works

Vocalist Vanessa Rubin will pay homage to unsung composer and arranger Tadd Dameron in the world-premiere concert Sing Dameron! The Tadd Dameron Vocal Legacy at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center on Feb. 25 and 26. Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson...

02/05/05    News

WBGO to Broadcast Vintage Conrad Silvert Show

New York radio station WBGO’s one-hour Jazz From the Archives series, hosted by Bill Kirchner and presented by the Institute of Jazz Studies, is set to broadcast highlights from a unique show that took place over 20 years ago. This Sunday, Kirchner’s program...

02/04/05    News

Recording Academy Honors Golson, Silver and Hendricks

The Recording Academy, as part of its Grammy Week, will honor Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks and Horace Silver in an evening dedicated to celebrating the importance of jazz. The Grammy Salute to Jazz pays tribute to jazz as an art form, as well as to the individuals...

02/03/05    News

Broadcaster Mort Fega Dies

Mort Fega, radio broadcaster, record producer, journalist and teacher died Jan. 21 at the age of 83. According to the family, the cause of death was complications following surgery. Fega began his broadcasting career at a small radio station in his hometown...

02/02/05    News

Locomotive-Inspired Pieces at JALC

Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO) will offer a special series of jazz performances titled Full Steam Ahead from February 24-26. The series, which will feature former LCJO members Wycliffe Gordon on trombone and Rodney Whitaker (pictured...

02/01/05    News

Matt Bianco Back Together with New Album

After a 20-year absence, the original lineup of British jazz band Matt Bianco is back together and set to release their first album since their 1984 U.S. debut Whose Side Are You On? . The lineup features Mark Reilly and Basia Trzetrzelewska on vocals and...

01/31/05    News

Williams and Johnson to Perform in Seattle

Pianist Jessica Williams (pictured), with Jeff Johnson on bass, is scheduled to perform at the 15th Annual Golden Ear and Seattle Jazz Awards party on Feb. 6. The event takes place at Seattle’s Dimitriou's Jazz Alley and honors the achievements of Seattle’s...

01/29/05    News

Beacons in Jazz Awards Announced

New School University Jazz & Contemporary Music Program in New York announced its 2005 honorees for the Beacons in Jazz awards: Arthur Barnes, Ruth Brown, Jimmy Heath, Hank Jones and Dr. Billy Taylor. The group will be honored at a benefit Feb. 22, which...

01/28/05    News

Musician Paul Nash Dies

Paul Nash, guitarist, composer and music educator died last Thursday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, NY due to complications from brain cancer at age 56. Nash started his musical career as a teenager when his band performed at the Café Wha? in Greenwich...

01/27/05    News

Smithsonian Music Available Online

A collaboration between Smithsonian Folkway Recordings and MSN Music will make nearly 35,000 songs from legendary performers of folk, blues, jazz and world music available online for the first time. The catalog, which is only accessible for download through...

01/26/05    News

Gary Burton to Host SIRIUS Show

Grammy award-winning jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton (pictured) is set to host a new weekly Sirius Satellite Radio music program, Artist’s Choice with Gary Burton . Over his long career, Burton has worked with greats such as Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Chick...

01/24/05    News

Rowan Jazz Festival Celebrates 35 Years

The Rowan Jazz Festival will celebrate its 35th anniversary with two evening concerts on Feb. 3 and 4. The concerts will feature guest artist Mike Tomaro and Rowan University’s own jazz student musicians. Tomaro, a musician, educator and composer, has worked...

01/21/05    News

Orbach and Coleman Featured on Radio Program

This Sunday, the music of both Jerry Orbach (pictured) and Cy Coleman will be featured on the radio show Everything Old is New Again as a tribute to the late artists. Listeners will hear songs spanning Orbach’s musical career, including his performances...

01/18/05    News

Berklee Honors McPartland With Doctorate

Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown bestowed an honorary doctorate of music degree upon 86-year-old jazz pianist and composer Marian McPartland (pictured) at the Berklee Performance Center on January 11, 2005. McPartland, best known as the...

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