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New York, NY – December 16, 2014 – The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis perform the music of four pioneering giants of jazz – Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, and Charles Mingus – in Duke, Dizzy, ‘Trane & Mingus: Jazz Titans at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater on January 29, 30 and 31 at 8pm. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. Duke, Dizzy, ‘Trane and Mingus singularly pursued ancestral music, particularly from Africa and Latin America, and used their discoveries to broaden the [...]
Tue, Dec 16, 2014
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by Lisa Ellex To experience Eliane Elias in concert is to understand the notion of temporary bliss. With a career spanning forty years, this famed jazz pianist from Sao Paulo is an international treasure. Undoubtedly one of the finest musicians of our day, she is a singer, composer and arranger with a sound rooted in... [...]
Thu, Dec 11, 2014
Source Elian Elias
Check out Tony's feature in Making Music Magazine! [...]
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
Source Tony Desare
Laura Prada
Emily Noe's lithe, small frame bounds on to the floor, blonde locks tightly ligatured. As she rehearses Astor Piazolla's Oblivion in a setting by DUO WINDS tm her frame becomes taught and expands to claim vertical space. As her body gracefully undulates, limbs gesture in to imply the geometric ownership of varied planes of space from within her original stance. The music climaxes, and her feet move quickly and exponentially seize horizontal space in tantalizing rhythms. Before the Solstice brings the waxing daylight, it must face the longest night-an oblivion captured on her small frame by [...]
Tue, Dec 09, 2014
Source David Brubeck
HUFFINGTON POST BY MIKE RAGOGNA A Conversation with Chris Botti Mike Ragogna: Chris, recently, you played the national anthem and it not only made national news but you also brought Reggie Wayne to tears. That must have been an amazing moment for you. read more [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
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Jazz pianist Peter Nero performed in the second event of the 2014-15 concert series. By Grant Turgeon Nov. 7, 2014 EDMOND—Two-time Grammy-winning jazz pianist Peter Nero performed in front of a crowd of 479 on November 6 at Armstrong Auditorium. Nero and his bassist of 24 years, Michael Barnett, played a nearly three-hour tribute to the late jazz pianist Art Tatum. This was the second event of the 2014-2015 Armstrong International Cultural Foundation concert series. Nero opened with a few remarks on the evening's program, “For Art's Sake: A Salute to Art Tatum.” In the 1930s, Tatum introduced superior technical skill and a swinging, [...]
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Source Peter Nero
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
Source Heath Brothers
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: The post Michel Legrand and Natalie Dessay UK [...]
Tue, Nov 26, 2013
Source Michelle Grand
Thank you to everyone who has organized this important press conference and for allowing me this opportunity.We all know why we are here, so let me get right down to it.The Board of Trustees should be quite embarrassed about what they have done, particularly with how egregiously they have done it. This is a brazen act of disrespect to the musicians, songwriters, producers, booking agents, managers, major record and independent labels, of each genre affected by the cuts.The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences was founded in 1958 but it was not until 1975 that the Academy first [...]
Mon, May 23, 2011
Source Eddie Palmier