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Delta Blues Museum Celebrates Its 40th Year
Delta Blues Museum Celebrates Its 40th Year

Clarksdale, Mississippi -Mississippi's first music museum reaching global audiences in new ways throughout milestone year Mississippi's oldest music museum and the world's first museum dedicated to the art form known as "the blues," the De …

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. …

Yamaha Professional Audio Expands Global R&D Team
Yamaha Professional Audio Expands Global R&D Team

Buena Park, California -Yamaha Corporation of Japan, Professional Audio division, building upon the company's strong growth in pro audio around the world, is transitioning some critical R&D head office functions and building up teams in the U.S. and Europe. …

Cape Town selected as 2020 International Jazz Day Global Host City: “A recognition of South Africa’s strong commitment to cultural diplomacy”
Diego Delso
Cape Town selected as 2020 International Jazz Day Global Host City: “A recognition of South Africa’s strong commitment to cultural diplomacy”

Paris, Île-de-France, France -UNESCO’s Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, is pleased to announce that the International Jazz Day Global Host City for 2020 will be Cape Town, South Africa, marking the first time the celebration is hosted by an African city.“This decisi …

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 …

Yamaha Names Michelle Guzman as Director of Its In-house Creative Agency
Yamaha Names Michelle Guzman as Director of Its In-house Creative Agency

Buena Park, California -Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) announced that Michelle Guzman has joined the company as director of Studio 60, the company’s in-house creative agency for Yamaha musical instruments and audio/visual products. Guzman reports directly …

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 …

Carnegie Hall Names Concert Series the Joyce and George T. Wein Shape of Jazz Series in Recognition of $1 Million Gift by George Wein
Carnegie Hall Names Concert Series the Joyce and George T. Wein Shape of Jazz Series in Recognition of $1 Million Gift by George Wein

New York, New York -Series Kicks Off This Saturday, November 10, in Zankel Hall With Sold-Out Performance by the Dafnis Prieto Big Band Carnegie Hall today announced that in recognition of a gift of $1 million from legendary jazz prod …

EFF Wins DMCA Exemption Petitions for Tinkering With Echos and Repairing Appliances, But New Circumvention Rules Still Too Narrow To Benefit Most Technology Users
EFF Wins DMCA Exemption Petitions for Tinkering With Echos and Repairing Appliances, But New Circumvention Rules Still Too Narrow To Benefit Most Technology Users

Washington, District of Columbia -Library of Congress Denied Petition for Exemption Permitting Repair of All Software-Enabled Devices The Electronic Frontier Foundation won petitions submitted to the Library of Congress that will make it easier for people to legall …

Smithsonian Announces 2019 as the Year of Music
Smithsonian Announces 2019 as the Year of Music

-Institution-wide Initiative To Feature 365 Days of Music The Smithsonian announced at its Board of Regents’ annual public forum that 2019 will be the Smithsonian Year of Music. The announcement featured musical per …

Sweetwater Announces $76.4M Expansion, Addition of 1000+ New Jobs
Sweetwater Announces $76.4M Expansion, Addition of 1000+ New Jobs

Fort Wayne, Indiana -Sweetwater Sound is expanding its operations and investing $76.4 million dollars into two new facilities on its 163-acre Fort Wayne campus. The move will add 1,009 new jobs over the next five years. Sweetwater will construct a new, …

Yamaha and Hanoi National University of Education Sign MOU
Yamaha and Hanoi National University of Education Sign MOU

Hanoi / Hà Nội, Hà Nội, Vietnam -Yamaha Music Vietnam Company Limited signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on August 30, 2018 with Hanoi National University of Education (located in Hanoi, Vietnam; President Dr. Nguyen Van Minh) regarding the establishment of teac …

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