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Guitarist Bobby Broom Joins Faculty at Northern Illinois University School of Music
John Broughton
Guitarist Bobby Broom Joins Faculty at Northern Illinois University School of Music

DeKalb, Illinois -Renowned jazz guitarist Bobby Broom has been appointed assistant professor of music in the Northern Illinois University School of Music. He will teach jazz guitar and improvisation in the school's nationally recognized Jazz Studies Progr …

Swing Symphony by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Conducted by David Robertson
Swing Symphony by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Conducted by David Robertson

New York, New York -On July 1, 2019, in the spirit of Independence Day, Wynton Marsalis’ third symphony, Swing Symphony —a musical manifesto on American ideals and the melding of jazz and classical —will be released on all digital platforms …

Sunny Jain Signs to Smithsonian Folkways & Announces New Solo Album Coming in 2020
Sunny Jain Signs to Smithsonian Folkways & Announces New Solo Album Coming in 2020

Washington, District of Columbia -Sunny Jain has announced the release of his debut solo album with Smithsonian Folkways in 2020. Jain is the dynamic bandleader and dhol player of global party band Red Baraat and has collaborated with Norah Jones, Peter Gabriel, Vijay Iy …

Matana Roberts
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Matana Roberts

New York, New York -Matana Roberts is an internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. Roberts works in many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theater. She ma …

National Music Council To Honor George Clinton and Vince Guaraldi at 2019 American Eagle Awards
Randy Hannan
National Music Council To Honor George Clinton and Vince Guaraldi at 2019 American Eagle Awards

Nashville, Tennessee -The National Music Council will honor iconic funk visionary George Clinton and beloved “Peanuts” composer and jazz piano giant Vince Guaraldi at the organization’s 36th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, July 18th at the Summer NA …

Yamaha Corporation of America Remembers Legacy of Dave Samuels
Yamaha Corporation of America Remembers Legacy of Dave Samuels

Indianapolis, Indiana -Yamaha today recognized and celebrated the legacy of the iconic vibraphonist Dave Samuels, who passed away on April 22, 2019 at the age of 70 after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease. A Yamaha Performing Artist since 1991, Samue …

Allison Miller
Allison Miller

New York, New York -NYC-based drummer/composer/educator Allison Miller engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Described by critics as a Modern Jazz Icon in the Making, Miller has also been recognized as one of the “Top 20 …

James Brown's 'Get On The Good Foot' To Be Released In New 2LP Vinyl Edition By Republic/UMe
James Brown's 'Get On The Good Foot' To Be Released In New 2LP Vinyl Edition By Republic/UMe

Los Angeles, California -James Brown's 1972 album, Get On The Good Foot, will be reissued worldwide in a new 2LP vinyl edition on June 21 by Republic/UMe. The album's title track, "Get On The Good Foot," was issued as a two-part single that topped Billboard's R& …

Rajna Swaminathan
Rajna Swaminathan

Cambridge, Massachusetts -Rajna Swaminathan is an acclaimed mrudangam (South Indian percussion) artist and composer. She is a protégé of mrudangam maestro Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, and tours regularly with several renowned Indian classical musicians, most notably …

Miles Davis: 'The Complete Birth Of The Cool' Collection Marks 70th Anniversary Of Davis' First Career Triumph At Age 22
Miles Davis: 'The Complete Birth Of The Cool' Collection Marks 70th Anniversary Of Davis' First Career Triumph At Age 22

Los Angeles, California -Complete Collection Gathers Studio and Live Recordings in 2LP Vinyl and Digital Formats for Release on May 17 by Blue Note/UMe Seventy years ago, in a nondescript basement room behind a Chinese laundry in midtown M …

U.S. Postal Service Salutes ‘Prince of Soul’ Marvin Gaye
U.S. Postal Service Salutes ‘Prince of Soul’ Marvin Gaye

Washington, District of Columbia -Marvin Gaye Forever Stamp on Sale Nationwide Today On what would have been Marvin Gaye’s 80th birthday, the U.S. Postal Service today honored the music legend with the dedication of a new commemorative Forever stam …

New National Recording Registry Class Is "Superfly"
New National Recording Registry Class Is "Superfly"

Washington, District of Columbia -The classic radio western “Gunsmoke”; Ritchie Valens’ groundbreaking 1958 sensation “La Bamba”; Sam & Dave’s 1967 hit single “Soul Man”; the revolutionary 1968 Broadway musical “Hair”; and Neil Diamond’s 1969 “Sweet Caroline,” …

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