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Somi's Petite Afrique Co-produced By Etienne Charles Wins NAACP Image Award
Somi's Petite Afrique Co-produced By Etienne Charles Wins NAACP Image Award

East Lansing, Michigan -The National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People NAACP Awards The 49th NAACP Image Award For Outstanding Jazz Album To Petite Afrique By The Acclaimed Vocalist Songwriter Somi Co Produced By Trinidad Born Trumpeter Composer …

Herbie Hancock's Spellbinding "River: The Joni Letters" Expanded Edition Releasing December 15 In Celebration Of 10th Anniversary
Herbie Hancock's Spellbinding "River: The Joni Letters" Expanded Edition Releasing December 15 In Celebration Of 10th Anniversary

Los Angeles, California -When Herbie Hancock's genre-defying River: The Joni Letters, won the 2007 Grammy® Award for "Album of the Year," beating out Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Foo Fighters and Vince Gill, it was a victory for musical exploration, inspired music …

Dynamic Jazz Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn Steps Out With Debut Album A Social Call, First Release On Historic Prestige Label
Dynamic Jazz Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn Steps Out With Debut Album A Social Call, First Release On Historic Prestige Label

Los Angeles, California -With an assured maturity and vocal confidence far beyond her years, the young singer Jazzmeia Horn arrives with her debut recording A Social Call, an album that reveals a talent ready to take its place alongside the best headlining jazz …

Dr. Damani Phillips
Dr. Damani Phillips

Iowa City, Iowa -Dr. Damani Philips is a native of Pontiac, MI, where he began playing at the age of 10. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Jazz/African-American Studies at The University of Iowa, where he directs jazz combos and teaches cours …

Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Designates Major Gift to Oberlin
Bengt Nyman
Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Designates Major Gift to Oberlin

Oberlin, Ohio -Newly created Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble Fund will support exemplary conservatory musicians and service efforts. In a career spanning seven decades, Sonny Rollins has left an indelible mark on the international ja …

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Ethan Levitas
Rudresh Mahanthappa

-Hailed by Pitchfork as "jaw-dropping, one of the finest saxophonists going,” alto saxophonist, composer and educator Rudresh Mahanthappa is widely known as one of the premier voices in jazz of the 21st century. He has over a dozen albums …

Tyron Cooper named director of IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture
Tyron Cooper named director of IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture

Bloomington, Indiana -Tyron Cooper, assistant professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies, has been selected to be the director of the Archives of African American Music and Culture starting January 1, 2018. Cooper, who earned his master’s degr …

Dualtone Music Group secures publishing administration rights for Chuck Berry catalogue
Dualtone Music Group secures publishing administration rights for Chuck Berry catalogue

Nashville, Tennessee -Dualtone Music Group, an Entertainment One (eOne) Company, announces that it has entered into an agreement with Isalee Music Publishing to administer hit songs written by music legend Chuck Berry. As part of the deal, Dualtone has …

Pianist/Composer Hiromi And Harpist Edmar Castaneda Forge A Uniquely Thrilling New Sound On Their Debut Duo Album
Pianist/Composer Hiromi And Harpist Edmar Castaneda Forge A Uniquely Thrilling New Sound On Their Debut Duo Album

-Live in Montreal captures the Japanese pianist and the Colombian harpist in an electrifying and emotional set from the 2017 Montreal International Jazz Festival Two of the most electrifying and original voices in contempor …

Jazz Luminary Dee Dee Bridgewater To Receive ASCAP Foundation Champion Award At 2017 ASCAP Foundation Honors In NYC
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Jazz Luminary Dee Dee Bridgewater To Receive ASCAP Foundation Champion Award At 2017 ASCAP Foundation Honors In NYC

The ASCAP Foundation announces that Grammy- and Tony Award-winning jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater will be honored with The ASCAP Foundation Champion Award at TheASCAP Foundation Honors Celebration on Thursday, December 14. The annual, i …

Dee Dee Bridgewater Releases New Album Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready On September 15th
Dee Dee Bridgewater Releases New Album Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready On September 15th

New York, New York -Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently. The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater's stunning new album, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready, begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital, located not far from wher …

Jazz Artist Bob Holz To Release Album featuring bassist Stanley Clarke
Jazz Artist Bob Holz To Release Album featuring bassist Stanley Clarke

Jazz fusion composer and drummer Bob Holz will begin recording with bassist Stanley Clarke in September for his next album due out Spring of 2018. "This collaboration with the jazz star and Return to Forever bassist/composer, Stanley Cla …