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NAMM Delegation Advocates for Music Education in Washington, D.C.
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NAMM Delegation Advocates for Music Education in Washington, D.C.

Washington, District of Columbia -More than 100 music industry leaders, notable artists and arts education activists descended on the nation’s capital this week to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs. As part …

Augustine Strings Partners with Hal Leonard for U.S. Distribution
Augustine Strings Partners with Hal Leonard for U.S. Distribution

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -Augustine Strings, the world's first producer of nylon strings for guitar, has granted Hal Leonard exclusive distribution for all of their guitar string products in the United States. The deal, which will begin on June 1, was announced by Stephen …

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters
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National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters

Washington, District of Columbia -Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the four newest recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Innovative jazz musicians Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, as well as Dorthaan Kirk—who is receiving the A.B. …

Quality Music Education Access Contributes to Overall Improvements in School Climate
Quality Music Education Access Contributes to Overall Improvements in School Climate

Washington, District of Columbia -A new study from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts reveals that even a modest investment in music education, paired with a commitment from the school to include music as part of a well-rounded education, often in conjunction with …

Jazzmeia Horn’s Second Album Love And Liberation Is A Bold Declaration Of Musical Maturity, Cultural Identity, And Personal Growth
Jazzmeia Horn’s Second Album Love And Liberation Is A Bold Declaration Of Musical Maturity, Cultural Identity, And Personal Growth

Los Angeles, California -In the two years since Jazzmeia Horn bowed with her first album, the GRAMMY Award®-nominated A Social Call, she’s been busy on the road, honing her vocal skills to a finely tuned level, writing songs of personal relevance and social message, and …

Guitarist Bobby Broom Joins Faculty at Northern Illinois University School of Music
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Guitarist Bobby Broom Joins Faculty at Northern Illinois University School of Music

DeKalb, Illinois -Renowned jazz guitarist Bobby Broom has been appointed assistant professor of music in the Northern Illinois University School of Music. He will teach jazz guitar and improvisation in the school's nationally recognized Jazz Studies Program. "I'm …

Swing Symphony by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Conducted by David Robertson
Swing Symphony by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Conducted by David Robertson

New York, New York -On July 1, 2019, in the spirit of Independence Day, Wynton Marsalis’ third symphony, Swing Symphony —a musical manifesto on American ideals and the melding of jazz and classical —will be released on all digital platforms by Blue Engine Recor …

Canada Will Be the Focus of jazzahead! 2020 - The First Partner Country Outside Europe
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Canada Will Be the Focus of jazzahead! 2020 - The First Partner Country Outside Europe

Bremen, Bremen, Germany -The organizers of jazzahead!, the world‘s largest jazz trade fair, announce today that they are breaking new ground in the choice of next year’s partner country. The focus will be on Canada, which becomes the first partner country from outside …

Fender Custom Shop Promotes Carlos Lopez to Master Builder As Product Demand Continues to Grow
Fender Custom Shop Promotes Carlos Lopez to Master Builder As Product Demand Continues to Grow

Hollywood, California -Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC) today announced a new Master Builder joining the Fender Custom Shop: Carlos Lopez. With decades of experience in guitar luthiery, he’s worked on countless designs during his four years as an Apprentice Master …

Sunny Jain Signs to Smithsonian Folkways & Announces New Solo Album Coming in 2020
Sunny Jain Signs to Smithsonian Folkways & Announces New Solo Album Coming in 2020

Washington, District of Columbia -Sunny Jain has announced the release of his debut solo album with Smithsonian Folkways in 2020. Jain is the dynamic bandleader and dhol player of global party band Red Baraat and has collaborated with Norah Jones, Peter Gabriel, Vijay Iyer, Heems of …

Matana Roberts
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Matana Roberts

New York, New York -Matana Roberts is an internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. Roberts works in many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theater. She made two …

National Music Council To Honor George Clinton and Vince Guaraldi at 2019 American Eagle Awards
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National Music Council To Honor George Clinton and Vince Guaraldi at 2019 American Eagle Awards

Nashville, Tennessee -The National Music Council will honor iconic funk visionary George Clinton and beloved “Peanuts” composer and jazz piano giant Vince Guaraldi at the organization’s 36th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, July 18th at the Summer NAMM Show in …