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Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice Receives $3 Million Donation

Berklee College of Music’s Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, established in 2018, has received a $3 million donation to create the Terri Lyne Carrington Endowed Artistic Directorship in honor of its founder and artistic director.  The gift will be used to support long-term scholarly, creative, and programmatic work. Information about the donors was not … Read More “Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice Receives $3 Million Donation”

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Terri Lyne Carrington, George Lewis Are 2019 Doris Duke Artist Award Winners

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and trombonist George Lewis are recipients of the 2019 Doris Duke Artist Awards for jazz, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced on July 9. Joining Carrington and Lewis as award winners are accomplished artists in the fields of theater and contemporary dance. Each artist will receive $275,000 to spend without restrictions. … Read More “Terri Lyne Carrington, George Lewis Are 2019 Doris Duke Artist Award Winners”

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Berklee to Launch Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice

The Berklee College of Music will launch the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice at the end of this month (October 2018). The institute, founded by jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, who will also serve as its artistic director, aims to focus on gender equity in jazz. “I am proud to serve as the … Read More “Berklee to Launch Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice”

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Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival To Celebrate Abbey Lincoln on May 4

The Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, an annual Kennedy Center event honoring women in jazz, will celebrate the life and career of vocalist and NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln with a concert on May 4 at 8 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. Performers at this year’s festival include 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne … Read More “Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival To Celebrate Abbey Lincoln on May 4”

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