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BERKLEE PRESENTS UMBRIA JAZZ FESTIVAL FOUNDER “THE GEORGE WEIN IMPRESARIO AWARD” By Matt Micucci The year 2015 marked a special milestone – the 30th year of collaboration between the Berklee College of Music and the Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia, Italy) on the Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics. The clinics are part of the Berklee on […]

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Make Archive Recordings Available to Public

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Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced the formation of Blue Engine Records. After almost thirty years of live recordings, Jazz at Lincoln Center is now making every note ever played inside its concert halls available to the public. The creation of Blue Engine Records will help in this long endeavor, taking on the process that […]

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Montreux Goes Live


The Montreux Jazz Festival is bringing itself to the world again this year. Since 2014, the Festival has made it possible to watch the Montreux Jazz Lab concerts live from its website. The Montreux Jazz Lab stage is dedicated to a prolific new generation of artists that deserve attention. This year, the line-up includes Jamie […]

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Jazz Roots Miami

Jazz Roots Miami

The Jazz Roots series has brought something fresh to Miami, and is one part of the city’s growing jazz scene. This year the series is returning to the Adrienne Arsht Center. It is the 10th anniversary of the series, and the eighth year it will feature “Jazz Roots — A Larry Rosen Jazz Series.” The […]

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The Complete Bill Evans on Fantasy


On July 17, the Concord Music Group is set to reissue The Complete Fantasy Records of Bill Evans. The nine-CD box set will include 98 studio and live performances, all recorded from 1973 until 1979. That encompasses the pianist’s complete body of work for the Fantasy label, an association which ended about a year before […]

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JAZZIZ is Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Erroll Garner’s Album

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JAZZIZ is Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Erroll Garner’s album The Complete Concert By the Sea – One of the best-selling jazz albums of all time. This 3-CD set has been digitally remastered and features 11 never-before released tracks, bonus commentary and interviews with the trio at the concert from 60 years ago. Produced by […]

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Jazz in Woodlawn Cemetery


In the 1920s, an old parlor game inspired a method of incremental collaboration among visual artists and poets, which became known as “exquisite corpse.” On Sunday, June 21, 2015, at 4 p.m., NPR Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Make Music New York (MMNY) will apply that same playful tradition to music in a public […]

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Ornette Coleman Passes


With sadness in our hearts, we report that Ornette Coleman, a true jazz trailblazer and innovator, died today at the age of 85. A family member said the cause was cardiac arrest. Tributes to Coleman and obits about him are appearing all over the Web. Here’s a couple takes, the first from New York Times […]

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Ahmad Jamal Honored at NEC


As news, this item is slightly dated, but we thought you still might like to see a photo of Ahmad Jamal receiving an honorary Doctor of Music degree from New England Conservatory President Tony Woodcock. Jamal received the degree at NEC’s 144th annual Commencement Exercises on May 17. During the ceremony, approximately 245 graduating students […]

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