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New CD in Stores This Week Eliane Elias, ”Made in Brazil” (Concord). Born in Brazil as well as “made” there, the jazz and classical pianist, singer and composer shows off her roots on a record that features samba, smooth jazz, radio pop and bossa nova pieces from Brazil's lion of the form, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Read... [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2015
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March 25, 2015 – Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is delighted to announce an inspiring new collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, led by Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis. Jazz at Lincoln Center programming will provide audiences the chance to hear world-class jazz from one of the nation's foremost cultural institutions in Caramoor's idyllic setting. This new programming collaboration will launch at the 22nd annual Caramoor Jazz Festival (July 18), and will feature events and performances for jazz enthusiasts of all ages, culminating in a performance by the celebrated Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. [...]
Wed, Mar 25, 2015
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Bright, energetic, poised, creative and virtuosic, Sergent Lauren Curran is the Social Media Manager for the US Army Field Band. The Field Band's tweet defending the honor of marching band members worldwide went viral just as as national sports entertainment shock-jock Jim Rome had conceded an apology over his inappropriate remarks. Noted now for both her courage and her poise as well as her virtuosity on the euphonium, Sgt. Curran visits “The Fourth Valve” tm and we salute her! 1. Please discuss your quintet performances. Which part/instruments do you play? What was your [...]
Sun, Mar 15, 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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Thu, Dec 25, 2014
Source Chris Botti
Check out Tony's feature in Making Music Magazine! http://makingmusicmag.com/tony-desare/ [...]
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
Source Tony Desare
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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: www.gigsandtours.com/go/michellegrandnataliedessaypre (General sale starts at 10am Friday: www.gigsandtours.com/go/michellegrandnataliedessaygen) 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