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Tahira Clayton
Tahira Clayton

New York, New York -Known for her honest vocal delivery and charismatic energy on stage, the now New York based vocalist Tahira Clayton is sure to charm any audience set before her. The up and coming urban contemporary jazz vocalist and band leader hails fr …

Mimi Jones
Nicholas Carter
Mimi Jones

New York, New York -For more than two decades she’s been on the scene, bassist/vocalist/producer/label owner and now filmmaker Mimi Jones has reigned supreme, as a side woman to an impressive coterie of musicians and as a leader with three CDs on her own Ho …

Esperanza Spalding Appointed to Harvard’s Music Department Faculty
Johann Sauty
Esperanza Spalding Appointed to Harvard’s Music Department Faculty

Cambridge, Massachusetts -We are pleased to report that Esperanza Spalding has joined the faculty of the Department of Music at Harvard University as Professor of the Practice, with an appointment beginning July 2017. Spalding will teach a range of courses in son …

Craft Recordings to Release Definitive Collection of Legendary Blues Musician Jimmy Reed’s Sides for the Vee-Jay Label
Craft Recordings to Release Definitive Collection of Legendary Blues Musician Jimmy Reed’s Sides for the Vee-Jay Label

Los Angeles, California -Craft Recordings is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Mr. Luck: The Complete Vee-Jay Singles, celebrating the defining body of work of one of the most influential and popular blues musicians of the 20th century, Jimmy Reed. …

Cécile McLorin Salvant Announces Third Album, Dreams and Daggers, out September 29,
Cécile McLorin Salvant Announces Third Album, Dreams and Daggers, out September 29,

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan -GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she’s taking another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records. More infor …

Jazz Pianist, Composer Geri Allen Remembered As Passionate Performer and Educator
Rob Davidson
Jazz Pianist, Composer Geri Allen Remembered As Passionate Performer and Educator

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -Members of the Pitt community joined jazz fans the world over this week in mourning the death of acclaimed pianist and composer Geri Allen, the director of Pitt’s Jazz Studies program. An influential jazz pianist who brought the sa …

Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty

Bloomington, Indiana -The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton as associate professor of music in jazz studies, effective Aug. 1.An eight-time Grammy nominee, Sutton has received a Be …

Grammy® Award-Winning Musician Herbie Hancock to Teach His First Ever MasterClass
Grammy® Award-Winning Musician Herbie Hancock to Teach His First Ever MasterClass

San Francisco, California -The premier online education platform MasterClass announced today that the legendary icon and fourteen-time Grammy® Award-winning musician Herbie Hancock will teach his first ever online class exclusively with MasterClass. The class is c …

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2018 Class of NEA Jazz Masters
National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2018 Class of NEA Jazz Masters

Washington, District of Columbia -Joanne Brackeen, Pat Metheny, Dianne Reeves, and Todd Barkan now join the ranks of the nation’s highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters. The 2018 NEA Jazz Master recipients were announced this evening at a DC Jazz Festival concert at …

Sixteenth Annual Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert Honors Barry Harris And Rufus Reid
Sixteenth Annual Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert Honors Barry Harris And Rufus Reid

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia -Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is pleased to announce that the 2017 Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. on the grounds of Mather Training Center. This year’s honor …

Dee Dee Bridgewater
Mark Higashino
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Boston, Massachusetts -Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid …

Concord Bicycle Music Launches Craft Recordings: Reissue Label Encompasses Group’s Vast And Historic Catalog
Concord Bicycle Music Launches Craft Recordings: Reissue Label Encompasses Group’s Vast And Historic Catalog

Los Angeles, California -Concord Bicycle Music is proud to announce the establishment of Craft Recordings as its reissue label, rebranding the company’s growing catalog division to better serve its vast collection of historically significant and musically divers …