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Ruthie Foster
John Carrico
Ruthie Foster

Austin, Texas -In the tightknit musical community of Austin, Texas, it’s tough to get away with posturing. You either bring it, or you don’t. If you do, word gets around. Praises are sung. And one day, you find yourself duetting with Bonnie Raitt …

Gao Hong awarded prestigious Sally Award by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Gao Hong awarded prestigious Sally Award by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Northfield, Minnesota -Gao Hong, director of Carleton College’s award-winning Chinese Music and Global Music Ensembles and senior instructor in Chinese musical instruments, is the recipient of a prestigious Sally Award from the Ordway Center for the Performing …

Guitar Great Bobby Broom Introduces His New Group The Organi-Sation with Their Debut Recording "Soul Fingers," Out October 12
Guitar Great Bobby Broom Introduces His New Group The Organi-Sation with Their Debut Recording "Soul Fingers," Out October 12

Richmond, California -Guitarist Bobby Broom's love of jazz has never blocked out his affection for the pop music he grew up with; indeed, it's been a frequent wellspring throughout his career. "Soul Fingers," his joyful new release with his new organ trio The …

Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell
Elena Zhukova
Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell

Los Angeles, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received $1.2 million to establish the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies. The Herb Alpert Foundation provided the lead gift of $500,000, which was matched by funds from the UCLA chancellor’s off …

Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell
Elena Zhukova
Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell

Los Angeles, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received $1.2 million to establish the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies. The Herb Alpert Foundation provided the lead gift of $500,000, which was matched by funds from the UCLA chancellor’s off …

Malou Beauvoir's “Spiritwalker” Available November 2 via Panthera Music International
Malou Beauvoir's “Spiritwalker” Available November 2 via Panthera Music International

-Haitian-American Singer-Songwriter Malou Beauvoir Invokes the Spirits of Vaudou to Communicate a Message of Spiritual Awakening and World Peace Spiritwalker – Available November 2 on Panthera Music International Album Brings Together Hai …

Connie Han's “Crime Zone” Available October 12 via Mack Avenue Records
Connie Han's “Crime Zone” Available October 12 via Mack Avenue Records

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan -With her debut Mack Avenue Records album CRIME ZONE (available October 12), next generation Los Angeles pianist Connie Han has created an edgy blend of modern and traditional jazz. Han’s parents, both practicing classical musicians, inst …

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Newest Recipients of Nation’s Highest Honor in Jazz
Garth Woods, Marina Umari, Jimmy and Dena Katz, & Frank Stewart (JALC)
National Endowment for the Arts Announces Newest Recipients of Nation’s Highest Honor in Jazz

Washington, District of Columbia -2019 NEA Jazz Masters Will Be Celebrated at Free Concert on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation’s highest honor in jazz—the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship …

Alexa Tarantino
Tory Williams
Alexa Tarantino

New York, New York -Alexa Tarantino is an award-winning, vibrant, young jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator. Alexa’s “exquisite soloing that is fresh, inspired, and original,” (Paul Rauch, All About Jazz) establishes her indi …

Cécile McLorin Salvant's “The Window” out on September 28 via Mack Avenue Records
Cécile McLorin Salvant's “The Window” out on September 28 via Mack Avenue Records

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan -The world first learned of the incredible vocal artistry of Cécile McLorin Salvant when she won the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. In just under the span of a decade she has evolved from a darling of jaz …

'Jazz Loves Bernstein' Commemorates Beloved Composer/Conductor Leonard Bernstein's Centennial With Star-Studded Two-Disc Collection Featuring Classic Jazz Interpretations Of The Maestro's Greatest Songs
'Jazz Loves Bernstein' Commemorates Beloved Composer/Conductor Leonard Bernstein's Centennial With Star-Studded Two-Disc Collection Featuring Classic Jazz Interpretations Of The Maestro's Greatest Songs

Los Angeles, California -In a dazzling musical career that spanned more than forty years, Leonard Bernstein distinguished himself as a conductor, pianist and educator, as well as a passionate musical communicator. But it was his work as a composer that made the …

Rutgers University-Newark Now Home to the William J. “Count” Basie Collection
Rutgers University-Newark Now Home to the William J. “Count” Basie Collection

Newark, New Jersey -The Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) at Rutgers University-Newark is now home to the collection of nearly 1,000 artifacts that belonged to late jazz icon William J. “Count” Basie Jr. The Count Basie Collection includes his pianos, Hammond …