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Powerhouse Jazz Artist Manager Gail Boyd Elected President of North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA)
Powerhouse Jazz Artist Manager Gail Boyd Elected President of North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA)

New York, New York -Gail Boyd, Founding President of Gail Boyd Artist Management, has been elected as President of North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA). Boyd’s appointment is particularly momentous as she is the first African American woman to …

UCLA Herb Alpert School Of Music Receives $3 Million From Herb Alpert Foundation To Renovate Performance Hall
Juan Tallo
UCLA Herb Alpert School Of Music Receives $3 Million From Herb Alpert Foundation To Renovate Performance Hall

Santa Monica, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has renovated the 133-seat theater in the Schoenberg Music Building thanks to a $3 million gift from the Herb Alpert Foundation. The theater was renamed Lani Hall, in honor of Alpert’s wife, the singer Lani Hall. …

Gibson Elevates Gibson Custom Shop: Appoints Sergio Villanueva As Head of Custom Shop, Launches The Murphy Lab, Assigns Tom Murphy To Master Artisan
Gibson Elevates Gibson Custom Shop: Appoints Sergio Villanueva As Head of Custom Shop, Launches The Murphy Lab, Assigns Tom Murphy To Master Artisan

Nashville, Tennessee -Gibson Brands is taking Gibson Custom Shop to new highs with a renewed focus on paying tribute to its iconic past while leading the path into the future. Gibson is pleased to announce the appointment of Sergio Villanueva as Head of Custom Shop. …

Gibson Announces Release Of First-Ever, Limited-Edition 'Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T' Available Worldwide Starting October 18, In Honor Of Chuck Berry's Birthday
Gibson Announces Release Of First-Ever, Limited-Edition 'Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T' Available Worldwide Starting October 18, In Honor Of Chuck Berry's Birthday

Nashville, Tennessee -Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has announced the worldwide release of the new, limited-edition Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T. The leading guitar brand joined forces with the Chuck Berry family to create a perfect replica of Chuck's beloved …

62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps Up Weekend of Wide-Ranging and Groundbreaking Performances
62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps Up Weekend of Wide-Ranging and Groundbreaking Performances

Monterey, California -The 62nd annual Monterey Jazz Festival wrapped up Sunday, September 29, with fans from across California and the country descending on the Monterey County Fairgrounds for a weekend which featured nearly 130 performances and events. The Festival was …

macOS Catalina is Available Today - Features Sidecar, which Expands Mac Workspace with iPad
macOS Catalina is Available Today - Features Sidecar, which Expands Mac Workspace with iPad

Cupertino, California -macOS Catalina, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free software update. With macOS Catalina, users are able to enjoy Apple Arcade, a groundbreaking new game subscription service featuring …

Boss Introduces Katana MkII Guitar Amplifier Lineup
Boss Introduces Katana MkII Guitar Amplifier Lineup

Los Angeles, California -BOSS introduces the Katana MkII Guitar Amplifier lineup, the next generation of the acclaimed Katana amp series. Katana amps have received worldwide acclaim for their authentic tube tone and feel, onboard BOSS effects, easy sound customization, and …

Yamaha Celebrates 43-Year Partnership with the Monterey Jazz Festival
Roberto Cifarelli
Yamaha Celebrates 43-Year Partnership with the Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey, California -The Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) recently completed its 62nd event, with nearly 40,000 visitors enjoying a stellar lineup of 500 artists performing more than 120 shows on eight stages. Held September 27 through 30, MJF is the longest running annual …

One O'Clock Lab Band Marks Its 53rd Yearly Recording with "Lab 2019," Set for November 22 Release by North Texas Jazz
One O'Clock Lab Band Marks Its 53rd Yearly Recording with "Lab 2019," Set for November 22 Release by North Texas Jazz

Denton, Texas -The University of North Texas's renowned One O'Clock Lab Band maintains its uncanny aptitude for both timeliness and timelessness with the November 22 release of Lab 2019 (North Texas Jazz). The latest installment in an annual series that has …

Macarthur Foundation "Genius" Grant Awarded To Mary Halvorson, The New School's School of Jazz and Contemporary Music Faculty Member
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Macarthur Foundation "Genius" Grant Awarded To Mary Halvorson, The New School's School of Jazz and Contemporary Music Faculty Member

New York, New York -Mary Halvorson, a faculty member in The New School's School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, was named a 2019 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. The annual grant is a $625,000, no-strings-attached award to extraordinarily talented and creative individuals …

BOSS Announces DD-3T and DD-8 Digital Delay Pedals
BOSS Announces DD-3T and DD-8 Digital Delay Pedals

Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan -BOSS announces the DD-3T and DD-8, two new digital delay pedals added to the famous compact series lineup. The DD-3T replaces the long-running DD-3, updating the classic pedal with tap tempo and other modern features. The DD-8 takes over from the …

WOMEX 19 Confirms its Full Programme and Schedule for the Upcoming Edition
Ville Oksanen
WOMEX 19 Confirms its Full Programme and Schedule for the Upcoming Edition

Berlin, Berlin, Germany -After announcing the complete lineup for the Opening: Arctic Fire – Pohjoiset tulet, Showcase Line-up, Conference Programme, Film Programme and all the recipients for the WOMEX Awards for 2019, the organisers, Piranha Arts, with the announcement of …