Roxana Hadadi

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01/11/08    News

Herbie Hancock to Open Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Herbie Hancock had a busy 2007: The jazz pianist, who already has 10 Grammy awards under his belt, collected another nomination last year for his critically acclaimed album River: The Joni Letters . This year, Hancock will continue making waves when he opens...

01/10/08    News

Lincoln Center Jazz Hall of Fame and Websites Launched

Two new jazz websites have recently debuted, each offering a different approach. The first, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame , is named after the late Atlantic Records executive (pictured) who championed jazz. It features comprehensive...

12/28/07    News

Metheny Music Foundation’s Fundraising Concert Set for March 7

This past June, the Metheny Music Foundation allowed two high school students to attend the annual University of Missouri/Kansas City Jazz Improv Camp. To help more students gain such opportunities, the organization will host its first major fundraiser on...

12/27/07    News

Musicians Honor New Orleans’ Legends at Jazz at Lincoln Center

This year, Mardi Gras is coming to New York City—in jazz form, that is. Musicians from New Orleans will honor the region’s music on Jan. 11 and 12, just weeks before the bombastic festival, at NYC’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Kings of the Crescent City...

12/20/07    News

New Podcast Series Focuses on Producer Orrin Keepnews

Bret Primack, better known as YouTube’s Jazz Video Guy, has chosen to focus his new video podcast series on jazz producer Orrin Keepnews and his releases on Concord Music Group. Primack will look at Keepnews’ contributions to the jazz world, and the series’...

12/14/07    News

Fifth Annual Panama Jazz Festival Set for Jan. 21-26

The fifth annual Panama Jazz Festival will not only merge American and Panamanian jazz, but will also bring together artists such as the Stanley Jordan Trio, Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project, the Catherine Russell Group and the Tia Fuller Quartet...

12/11/07    News

Harlem’s Victoria Theater to be Renovated, Will House Jazz Museum

For years, the future of Harlem’s Victoria Theater hung in the balance. But now, thanks a to a decision from state officials, a developer will renovate the theater into a cultural center, complete with two live theaters and a space for the National Jazz...

12/10/07    News

SFJAZZ Announces Lineup for Spring Season

SFJAZZ has announced its spring season, and next year Randall Kline, executive director of SFJAZZ, will bring four months of concerts from musicians such as Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Regina Carter, the Bad Plus and numerous others. The festival’s ninth...

12/06/07    News

Jazz at Lincoln Center Now Offering Educational Videos Online

Not everyone can make it to New York to learn a thing or two from Jazz at Lincoln Center. But thanks to a partnership between JALC and Veotag, Inc., anyone with a computer can now experience JALC’s educational events online. The initiative, titled Education...

12/04/07    News

Keyboardist George Duke Signs with Heads Up International

Renowned keyboardist and composer George Duke has signed an exclusive recording agreement with Heads Up International, one of the world’s premier crossover jazz labels. Duke, who has made his mark in the jazz, fusion and funk genres for decades, will release...

11/29/07    News

Lineup for 18th Annual Berks Jazz Fest Announced

The 18th annual Berks Jazz Fest will take place in Pennsylvania from March 28 to April 6, 2008. The festival, which will offer an array of styles from jazz to blues to gospel, will be held at a variety of venues in Reading and Berks Counties. The festival...

11/20/07    News

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 50th Anniversary Band Tour

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Band will tour the nation from January to March of next year. The tour, which will last 10 weeks, will kick off January 8 in Washington State...

11/19/07    News

United States Artists Announces Fellowship Grants for Six Jazz Musicians

For the second year in a row, United States Artists, a national organization that provides financial support for artists, announced the 50 recipients of their USA Fellows program. This year, all six music fellowships were given to jazz artists: composer...

11/16/07    News

Kennedy Center Jazz to Present Music from Spike Lee’s Films—Terence Blanchard Will Appear

This December, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C., will present “The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard,” a concert focused on the films of Spike Lee (pictured) and hosted by the Academy Award-nominated director...

11/07/07    News

Pianists Onaje Allan Gumbs and Hotep Idris Galeta to Perform Duo Concerts

Pianists Onaje Allan Gumbs and Hotep Idris Galeta will join together for three unique duo concerts at New York's Shutters Cafe. Gumbs (pictured), who hails from the Bronx, and Galeta, from South Africa, will fuse their varied jazz traditions together from...

11/05/07    News

San Francisco State's International Center for the Arts Debuts New Fellowship

The International Center for Arts at San Francisco State University announced last week a new post-graduate fellowship and international competition, "Generations." The program, which will allow for combos of aspiring musicians to receive training and career...

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