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Hal Leonard Acquires Leading Music Technology Video Tutorial Website Groove3
Hal Leonard Acquires Leading Music Technology Video Tutorial Website Groove3

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -Hal Leonard, the world's largest publisher of music performance and instructional materials, has acquired Groove3, a leading website specializing in music technology tutorial videos. The announcement was made by Jeff Schroedl, Executive Vice …

Roland Announces JUNO-DS76 Synthesizer
Roland Announces JUNO-DS76 Synthesizer

Los Angeles, California -Roland announces the JUNO-DS76, the latest addition to the popular JUNO-DS synthesizer lineup. Like all JUNO-DS models, the JUNO-DS76 features a lightweight design for easy travel, a wide variety of professional sounds for covering any music genre, …

Roland Announces TD-1DMK V-Drums
Roland Announces TD-1DMK V-Drums

Los Angeles, California -Roland announces the TD-1DMK V-Drums, an entry-level electronic drum set with legendary V-Drums sound and playability. The TD-1DMK offers a variety of great drum sounds, authentic acoustic feel with Roland’s famous dual-ply mesh pads, and access to …

Roland Unveils AX-Edge Keytar
Roland Unveils AX-Edge Keytar

Los Angeles, California -Roland unveils the AX-Edge Keytar, a performance synthesizer designed to be played in a standing position with a shoulder strap. Building on decades of refinement and input from artists around the world, the AX-Edge features 49 full-sized keys and a …

Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell
Elena Zhukova
Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell

Los Angeles, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received $1.2 million to establish the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies. The Herb Alpert Foundation provided the lead gift of $500,000, which was matched by funds from the UCLA chancellor’s office. An …

Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell
Elena Zhukova
Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell

Los Angeles, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received $1.2 million to establish the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies. The Herb Alpert Foundation provided the lead gift of $500,000, which was matched by funds from the UCLA chancellor’s office. An …

Education Aspects of Music China 2018 Demonstrate the Country’s Appetite for Music Culture
Education Aspects of Music China 2018 Demonstrate the Country’s Appetite for Music Culture

Wan Chai, Hong Kong -Did you know that the number of school children learning to play the piano in China is claimed to be no fewer than 60 million? Put into context, that’s the entire population of Italy, young and old. Add to this the myriad of instruments that are …

BOSS Announces VE-500 Vocal Performer Pedal
BOSS Announces VE-500 Vocal Performer Pedal

Los Angeles, California -BOSS announces the VE-500 Vocal Performer, a unique and powerful vocal harmony/multi-effects processor pedal. The VE-500 is a high-performance vocal toolkit with automatic harmony/pitch correction, a vocoder, and deep effects options that allow users …

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Offers New Bachelor’s Degree in Global Jazz Studies
Juan Tallo
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Offers New Bachelor’s Degree in Global Jazz Studies

Los Angeles, California -New major is an extension of the jazz studies concentration, established by jazz icon Kenny Burrell Undergraduates interested in careers as jazz performers, producers, teachers and/or scholars of jazz will now have the opport …

Malou Beauvoir's “Spiritwalker” Available November 2 via Panthera Music International
Malou Beauvoir's “Spiritwalker” Available November 2 via Panthera Music International

-Haitian-American Singer-Songwriter Malou Beauvoir Invokes the Spirits of Vaudou to Communicate a Message of Spiritual Awakening and World Peace Spiritwalker – Available November 2 on Panthera Music International Album Brings Together Haitian Folk …

Hal Leonard Senior Vice President and CFO Dan Bauer Announces Retirement, Debbie Diekelman Hired as New CFO
Hal Leonard Senior Vice President and CFO Dan Bauer Announces Retirement, Debbie Diekelman Hired as New CFO

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -Dan Bauer, the long-time Hal Leonard Senior Vice President and CFO, has announced his retirement. Keith Mardak, CEO of Hal Leonard, recounted Bauer's time with the company and working with him over the years: "I cannot imagine where Hal Leonard would …

Connie Han's “Crime Zone” Available October 12 via Mack Avenue Records
Connie Han's “Crime Zone” Available October 12 via Mack Avenue Records

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan -With her debut Mack Avenue Records album CRIME ZONE (available October 12), next generation Los Angeles pianist Connie Han has created an edgy blend of modern and traditional jazz. Han’s parents, both practicing classical musicians, instilled an …