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Last Chance! The Early Years of Rhythm and Blues

Some 50 black and white prints by Houston photographer Benny Joseph trace the rise of rhythm and blues music in the 1950s and 1960s.
1 Jan 2016

Venezuela: Sounds from the Land of Grace

An exploration of jazz through the work of leading musicians from Venezuela including the world premiere of Edward Simon's “Venezuela Unida”.
29 Sep 2015

Single-Issue Album by Oscar Peterson to be Auctioined in London

The album features previously unrecorded and unreleased original Oscar Peterson compositions made available by the Oscar Peterson Estate.
15 Aug 2015

Last Chance! 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival

The festival enters its final week with jazz superstars Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, and Eric Harland.

Charlie Parker's 'Yardbird' to Receive World premiere in June

The opera was conceived and written for tenor Lawrence Brownlee’s voice, which the composer likens to the color and technical virtuosity of Parker’s music-making.

Danish Winter Jazz Fest Takes Over 100 Venues Nationwide

Denmark celebrates jazz from Aalborg, Aarhus, Odense and Esbjerg to the historic jazz capital of Copenhagen.

Charlie Parker's Life Inspires New Opera

Few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie Parker, best known as "Bird" (short for "Yardbird") to generations of musicians.

Wynton Marsalis Appointed Director of Jazz Studies at Julliard

A New Orleans native and Juilliard graduate, Wynton Marsalis was a student of legendary classical trumpeter (and New York Philharmonic principal) William Vacchiano (who also had been Miles Davis’s teacher at Juilliard).

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2014 NEA Jazz Masters Announced

Recipients of America's highest award in jazz range from influential instrumentalists in the history of improvisation to an avant garde composer whose works defy categorisation.

25 MacArthur Fellows Win Genius Grants of $500,000 Each

The new Fellows work across a broad spectrum of endeavors and include a jazz saxophonist, a neurobiologist, a critical care physician, an urban farmer, an optical physicist, a sculptor, a geriatrician, a historian of medicine, and an inventor of musical instruments.

Abu Dhabi Coaxes Marsalis to Visit the Arab World

As part of the 2010 Abu Dhabi Festival, jazz icon Wynton Marsalis makes his debut in the Arab world among a stellar roster of performers.
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