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Multi-Grammy Winning Producer, Composer And Arranger Quincy Jones Announces Qwest TV
Multi-Grammy Winning Producer, Composer And Arranger Quincy Jones Announces Qwest TV

Los Angeles, California -Multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones, in collaboration with jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, has announced the formation of Qwest TV, the world's first subscription video-on-demand (SVO …

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 …

Delta Blues Museum Awarded MAC Grant for Continuing Education
Delta Blues Museum Awarded MAC Grant for Continuing Education

Clarksdale, Mississippi -Delta Blues Museum has been awarded a $500 mini grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) to allow Museum Director Shelley Ritter to attend the Southeastern Museums Conference annual meeting in September. "This conference is a …

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 …

Taylor Guitars Creates New Role And Hires Well Respected Environmentalist Scott Paul As Director Of Natural Resource Sustainability
Taylor Guitars Creates New Role And Hires Well Respected Environmentalist Scott Paul As Director Of Natural Resource Sustainability

El Cajon, California -Today Taylor Guitars, maker of premium acoustic guitars, announces an innovative, new position at the company created to advance its global sustainability efforts - Director of Natural Resource Sustainability. For the new role, Taylor Gu …

Musical Training Creates New Brain Connections in Children
Musical Training Creates New Brain Connections in Children

Chicago, Illinois -Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radi …

Indian classical master Amjad Ali Khan returns to IU for Jacobs School residency
Indian classical master Amjad Ali Khan returns to IU for Jacobs School residency

Bloomington, Indiana -Amjad Ali Khan, India's foremost classical musician, will visit Indiana University Bloomington through Oct. 22 as an artist-in-residence. His return is the result of a partnership between the Jacobs School of Music and the Madhusudan and …

2017 Recipients of Nation’s Highest Award in Jazz Announced
2017 Recipients of Nation’s Highest Award in Jazz Announced

Washington, District of Columbia -This evening at the DC Jazz Festival’s concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellows, recipients of the nation’s highest h …

National Endowment for the Arts Statement on the Death of NEA Jazz Master David Baker
Tom Pich
National Endowment for the Arts Statement on the Death of NEA Jazz Master David Baker

Washington, District of Columbia -It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of David Baker, recipient of a 2000 NEA Jazz Masters award, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. A true jazz renaissance man, David Baker was activ …

Indiana University mourns David Baker, distinguished professor and jazz legend
Kendall Reeves, Spectrum Studio
Indiana University mourns David Baker, distinguished professor and jazz legend

Bloomington, Indiana -The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is deeply saddened to announce the death of David N. Baker, distinguished professor of music and Jazz Studies Department chair emeritus, at the age of 84.Baker died peacefully Saturday, March …

Estate of Former UCLA Student Leaves $11.7 Million for Music School
David Dobrow Trust
Estate of Former UCLA Student Leaves $11.7 Million for Music School

Los Angeles, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received an $11.7 million gift from the estate of a former UCLA pre-med student with a fondness for classical music. The bequest from the David Dobrow Trust establishes an endowment that wil …