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Roscoe Mitchell and Gerald Clayton honored at 2018 ASCAP Jazz Awards

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) presented the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award…

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Kenny Burrell’s 1967 tribute to Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman revived

Guitarist Kenny Burrell’s 1967 homage to pioneering electric Charlie Christian and bandleader and “King of…

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Wes Montgomery’s 1965 Paris concert finally on record

Resonance Records released guitarist Wes Montgomery’s In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording, on January 26….

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Jamie Saft has released his first solo record

Keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Saft has released his first solo record in 25 years as…

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Mono test pressing of John Coltrane’s iconic album for sale on eBay

The mono test pressing of saxophonist and composer John Coltrane’s iconic album A Love Supreme…

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Owen Broder wins Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award

Saxophonist/composer Owen Broder was named one of the fifteen recipients of the 2018 Herb Alpert…

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New London festival celebrates John Coltrane

Coltrane Culture, a brand new one-day festival dedicated to the music of John Coltrane, will…

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Jazz Messengers signed photo tops $20,000 at auction

RR Auction, an auction house headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, recently sold a collection of photographs of…

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Film on Pittsburgh’s rich jazz history on PBS stations from Feb. 1

A documentary on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and jazz is being distributed by American Public Television and…

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Allen Ginsberg’s landmark “Howl and Other Poems” receives deluxe vinyl treatment

A new deluxe vinyl box set celebrating poet Allen Ginsberg’s celebrated Howl and Other Poems…

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2018 GRAMMYS – Jazz and blues winners

The 60th GRAMMY Awards took place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday,…

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Soul Jazz Records to reissue 1994 “Brasil” LP

Soul Jazz Records will reissue its 1994 compilation, Brasil, in a special limited 2018 edition…

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London exhibition looks at the influence of jazz on Britain

A new exhibition opening in London, United Kingdom, this January looks at the influence of…

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Somi wins outstanding jazz album at 49th NAACP Image Awards

Petite Afrique, the album by singer/songwriter Somi, won Outstanding Jazz Album at the 49th NAACP…

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Watch trailer for new film about Milford Graves

A new documentary examining the life and music of drummer and percussionist Milford Graves will…

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Cuneiform Records stops all new releases for 2018

Cuneiform Records, the long-standing American independent records label based in Silver Spring, Maryland, is to…

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Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins, Common form super group

Pianist Robert Glasper, drummer Karriem Riggins, and artist Common have announced the formation of their new…

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GRAMMYS 2018: Jazz recordings inducted into the Hall of Fame

The Recording Academy has announced a list of 25 recordings that will be inducted into…

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Expanded edition of Herbie Hancock’s “River: The Joni Letters” out now

Verve Records/UMe have released a 2CD/digital expanded edition of pianist Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni…

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2018 GRAMMYS: Lifetime Achievement Award winners announced

The Recording Academy has confirmed the list of artists that will be given special recognition…

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