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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 …

Phil Wagner named President of Apogee Electronics Corp.
Phil Wagner named President of Apogee Electronics Corp.

Santa Monica, California -Apogee Electronics, one of the leading brands of audio interfaces for recording, post production and aspiring musicians announces the addition of Pro Audio veteran Phil Wagner as President. The announcement was made by Betty Bennett, Apogee CEO and …

Roland Unveils Aerophone GO Digital Wind Instrument and Companion Apps
Roland Unveils Aerophone GO Digital Wind Instrument and Companion Apps

Los Angeles, California -Roland announces Aerophone GO, a unique and affordable digital wind instrument that’s simple to operate and fun to play. Featuring traditional sax fingering, a variety of onboard instrument sounds, headphones monitoring for quiet practice, and more, …

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Newest Recipients of Nation’s Highest Honor in Jazz
Garth Woods, Marina Umari, Jimmy and Dena Katz, & Frank Stewart (JALC)
National Endowment for the Arts Announces Newest Recipients of Nation’s Highest Honor in Jazz

Washington, District of Columbia -2019 NEA Jazz Masters Will Be Celebrated at Free Concert on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation’s highest honor in jazz—the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships—on individuals who …

Alexa Tarantino
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Alexa Tarantino

New York, New York -Alexa Tarantino is an award-winning, vibrant, young jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator. Alexa’s “exquisite soloing that is fresh, inspired, and original,” (Paul Rauch, All About Jazz) establishes her individual voice which …

Cécile McLorin Salvant's “The Window” out on September 28 via Mack Avenue Records
Cécile McLorin Salvant's “The Window” out on September 28 via Mack Avenue Records

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan -The world first learned of the incredible vocal artistry of Cécile McLorin Salvant when she won the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. In just under the span of a decade she has evolved from a darling of jazz critics and …

Inaugural Grantees Announced for First Nations’ Native Language Immersion Initiative
Inaugural Grantees Announced for First Nations’ Native Language Immersion Initiative

Washington, District of Columbia -NEH partnership with First Nations Development Institute seeks to revitalize endangered indigenous languages. Twelve Native language immersion programs will receive funding to expand and support language and culture education programs …

Line 6 Introduces Compact Spider V 20 Practice Amplifier
Line 6 Introduces Compact Spider V 20 Practice Amplifier

Calabasas, California -Line 6® today introduced the Spider® V 20 practice amplifier. The amplifier’s easy-to-use controls and compact size make it the ideal practice amp for any guitarist. “Guitarists of all skill levels need a great-sounding, versatile practice amp that …

Roland Opens Nashville Artist Relations Center
Roland Opens Nashville Artist Relations Center

Los Angeles, California -On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Roland held a grand opening celebration of its new Nashville Artist Relations Center, located within Love Shack Studios in Nashville’s Music Row neighborhood. The event, which was attended by leading members of the …

Roland Announces Limited-edition TD-50KV-RM Custom V-Drums With Hardware From Randall May International
Roland Announces Limited-edition TD-50KV-RM Custom V-Drums With Hardware From Randall May International

Los Angeles, California -Roland announces the TD-50KV-RM Custom V-Drums, a limited-edition professional electronic drum set. Based around the flagship TD-50 V-Drums platform, the TD-50KV-RM offers customized performance with a unique pad configuration, full-size 22-inch bass …