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Arkadia Opens Music Center for Education and Entertainment

The New York-based Arkadia record label recently opened the Arkadia Music Center, a forum for jazz education and entertainment. Located at 34 East 23rd St., this new haven for both jazz fans and jazz artists will present a variety of events including programs for children and performances by contemporary players. A list of select upcoming events follows and more information about the Center can be found at

Duke Ellington: Pop Star – Monday April 8, 6:30-8:30

Journalist and educator Arnold J. Smith traces

Duke’s legacy in the broader American scene.

An Insider’s Guide to the New York Jazz Scene – Tuesday April 9, 6:30-8:30

Jazz writer James Browne takes you behind the velvet ropes

of the jazz clubs and between the lines of the jazz press,

so that you will become a connoisseur of the local jazz

scene. Attendees will receive special discounts at

New York jazz clubs.

Parallel Lives: The Music of Duke Ellington and Pixinguinha – Monday April 15, 6:30-8:30

Cliff Korman leads a journey

through the music of two great masters, peppering his

playing with commentary.

A Jazzman’s Guide to Survival – Tuesday April 16, 6:30-8:30

Share life lessons with trombonist Benny Powell.

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