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AUGUST 8, 2015 – NEW ORLEANS' CLASSICS Wynton Marsalis (a festival favorite and regular) returns to Marciac with a program celebrating Jazz's New Orleans roots. Joining him playing the timeless music of Buddy Bolden, “Jelly Roll” Morton and Louis Armstrong is a dynamic septet featuring Walter Blanding (saxophone); Victor Goines (clarinet and saxophone); Carlos Henriquez (bass); Jason Marsalis (drums); Sam Chess (trombone); and Dan Nimmer (piano). Check out the concert via Livestream on Saturday, August 8 – 11PM CEST/5PM EST AUGUST 10, 2015 – SEXTET Wynton Marsalis' second concert is a kind of retrospective – featuring Marsalis' seminal compositions as well as original works [...]
Tue, Aug 04, 2015
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Fri, Jul 24, 2015
Source Tony Desare
Made In Brazil” continues to crest, riding the wave as the #1 Best Seller on the Brazilian Music and Jazz Charts for 16 + weeks! [...]
Mon, Jul 20, 2015
Source Elian Elias
It is rare to meet a man of such character as James Gourlay: humorous, talented, giving and all-heart. A Scotsman whose family of French origins have only been on the isle some 800 years, recalls fondly his father's secret box-which none were allowed to touch. Family imaginations soared when speculating what family treasure might be hidden inside. After the death of his father, the box was opened to reveal the Gourlay family treasure- all of young James' medals and awards from years of solo competitions. When faced with paralyzing mandated cuts (as head of the Royal [...]
Sat, Jul 18, 2015
Source David Brubeck
Symphony review | Trumpeter Chris Botti thrills at first Pops
By Gary Budzak For The Columbus Dispatch • Saturday June 20, 2015 Photo Credit: Leah Klafczynski / Dispatch One of the Columbus Symphony's favorite guests, trumpeter Chris Botti, turned in a typically top-notch performance Friday night in the Columbus Commons. However, the surprise of the evening was the weather — it didn't rain. read more [...]
Mon, Jun 22, 2015
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By Rick Ivey Legendary pianist Peter Nero proved this week that he still has what it takes to thrill an audience nearly six decades into his professional career. Still touring the country at 80, Nero presented a dazzling display of talent and showmanship on the Thomasville Entertainment Foundation's Steinway concert grand piano to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd at the Thomasville Center for the Arts. Entitled “The Gershwin Project,” the program teamed Nero with bassist Michael Barnett in a performance of various works by 20th century American composer George Gershwin that have become standards and showpieces for Broadway, the American songbook and the concert [...]
Tue, Mar 10, 2015
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In September, my CASE colleagues and I unveiled a brand new program called the Duke CASE Change Academy. (If you missed the announcement, see the program details here.) We received 34 outstanding applications for the Academy's 6 slots, which left us with a tough decision to make. Today I am thrilled to announce the winners. Each organization below will bring 3 leaders to the Academy, for a total of 18 participants in the cohort. These leaders are fighting to make an impact in their communities—in education, in health care, in the economy. To meet their goals, they'll have to overcome daunting [...]
Thu, Dec 05, 2013
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We're delighted to announce Michel will be playing two special UK dates with the extremely talented opera singer Natalie Dessay. The shows will take place at London Palladium and Manchester Bridgewater on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May respectively. We're offering you the chance to get your tickets up to 24hours before they go on general sale via the below exclusive presale link from 10am on Thursday 28 November (tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 29 November). Buy Presale Tickets from 10am Thursday: (General sale starts at 10am Friday: [...]
Tue, Nov 26, 2013
Source Michelle Grand