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Tanjore Viswanathan / T. Viswanathan
Tanjore Viswanathan / T. Viswanathan

-Tanjore Viswanathan (Madras, India, 13 August 1927 - Hartford, Connecticut, United States, 10 September 2002) was a Carnatic master musician specializing in the Carnatic flute and voice. T. (Tanjore/Thanjavur) Viswanathan was the grandso …

Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Jazz Great Billy Strayhorn
William P. Gottlieb
Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Jazz Great Billy Strayhorn

Washington, District of Columbia -Nov. 29 Marks the 103rd Anniversary of Strayhorn’s Birth The Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the original manuscripts documenting the work of composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn. …

Herbie Hancock to be new namesake for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA
Reed Hutchinson / UCLA
Herbie Hancock to be new namesake for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA

Los Angeles, California -The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA will be known as the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA effective Jan. 1, 2019. The change is in line with a decision by the Washington, D.C.-based Thelonious Mo …

Imamu Amiri Baraka's Incendiary Classic 'It's Nation Time — African Visionary Music' Reissued On Vinyl Via Motown/UMe
Imamu Amiri Baraka's Incendiary Classic 'It's Nation Time — African Visionary Music' Reissued On Vinyl Via Motown/UMe

Los Angeles, California -Imamu Amiri Baraka 's Pan-African manifesto It's Nation Time — African Visionary Music , out of print since 1972, is available once again via Motown/UMe. The spoken-word jazz album, originally released on …

David Liebman Donates Comprehensive Archive Spanning 60 Years to Berklee
David Liebman Donates Comprehensive Archive Spanning 60 Years to Berklee

Boston, Massachusetts -David Liebman, Grammy-nominated saxophonist and recipient of an NEA Jazz Masters lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts, has donated his personal archive to Berklee College of Music. Liebman worked with staff …

Announcement: Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz
Douglas Kirkland
Announcement: Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz

Washington, District of Columbia -The Board of Trustees of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz announced today that effective January 1, 2019 the Institute will become the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.The decision was made following a request by representatives of …

Myra Melford
Bryan Murray
Myra Melford

Berkeley, California -Throughout her life in music, the pianist and keyboardist Myra Melford has pursued a creative vision that is both wholly distinctive and all-embracing. Composition and improvisation interact seamlessly and ingeniously in her work, one si …

Trumpeter Tanya Darby Announced as Brass Department Chair at Boston’s Berklee College of Music Beginning January 2019
Ruediger Schestag
Trumpeter Tanya Darby Announced as Brass Department Chair at Boston’s Berklee College of Music Beginning January 2019

Boston, Massachusetts -Educator, musician, and clinician Tanya Darby will join the Brass Department at Berklee College of Music as its chair next semester. Darby currently works as an assistant professor of jazz lead trumpet at the University of North Texas, a …

Cyrille Aimée Announces Move On: A Sondheim Adventure, Out February 22
Cyrille Aimée Announces Move On: A Sondheim Adventure, Out February 22

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan -The genius of Stephen Sondheim stems from the revered composer’s ability to plumb universal human emotions even in the form of the most outré characters – be they cannibalistic barbers, presidential assassins, or fairy tale witches. The …

New Recording Celebrates the Indigenous Mexican Traditions of the P'urhépecha
New Recording Celebrates the Indigenous Mexican Traditions of the P'urhépecha

San Pablo, California -On October 12th, California-based Mexican roots band Los Cenzontles will release Alma P'urhépecha, an album of songs performed in the musical style of the indigenous P'urhépecha people, native of Michoacán, Mexico. The album was recorded …

Peter Hum
Bruno Schlumberger
Peter Hum

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Peter Hum has been a mainstay of the city's jazz community for almost three decades. He has released two albums of original modern mainstream jazz. Alpha Moment, was released in the fall of 2015 t …

Available Now: Unreleased Historic Recordings: “Dexter Gordon Quartet Espace Cardin 1977” & “Woody Shaw Quartet Live in Bremen 1983”
Available Now: Unreleased Historic Recordings: “Dexter Gordon Quartet Espace Cardin 1977” & “Woody Shaw Quartet Live in Bremen 1983”

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain -Elemental Music Continues Landmark Series of Previously Unreleased Historic Recordings Dexter Gordon Quartet’s Espace Cardin 1977 and Woody Shaw Quartet’s Live in Bremen 1983 Both Available on CD and Vinyl, October 19 …