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Clarinetist Anat Cohen to Premiere New Concerto at Carnegie Hall

Anat Cohen, the Israeli-born clarinet virtuoso, will premier a new concerto, Triple Helix, at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on Jan. 12. The piece, composed by Oded Lev-Ari for Cohen and her Tentet, whose last album was Happy Song, will also have a showing at Chicago’s Symphony Center on Feb. 1. Lev-Ari wrote the piece on … Read More “Clarinetist Anat Cohen to Premiere New Concerto at Carnegie Hall”

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Hip-Hop and Jazz Meet in New NYU Course

Subscribe today to JazzTimes magazine! There’s a new course on jazz and hip-hop coming to New York University this fall, and it’ll be taught by no less an authority than Jonathan Davis, a.k.a. Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, a.k.a. Q-Tip. This is the first foray into teaching for the rapper, producer, DJ, prime mover behind legendary hip-hop … Read More “Hip-Hop and Jazz Meet in New NYU Course”

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NYC Mayor Proclaims July 18 as “Dick Hyman Day”

On July 10, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed July 18, 2017 to be “Dick Hyman Day” as the kickoff to the 33rd annual 92Y Jazz in July Festival. Hyman, a legendary pianist, composer and arranger who celebrated his 90th birthday in March, became an NEA Jazz Master in April and received an honorary doctorate … Read More “NYC Mayor Proclaims July 18 as “Dick Hyman Day””

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Chick Corea’s 75th Birthday Celebration at the Blue Note

Keyboardist and composer Chick Corea has a storied history of performances at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club, including multi-week stands marking his 60th and 70th birthdays. But in mid-October through mid-December, Corea celebrated his 75th with an eight-week concert series featuring a strikingly diverse program of past and present collaborators. JT photographer Alan Nahigian … Read More “Chick Corea’s 75th Birthday Celebration at the Blue Note”

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