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From the ground floor of The Dallas Brass, to the pits of opera orchestras, Dan Satterwhite has been a triple threat: bass trombone, tuba and euphonium-later cimbasso. While his first love was euphonium, early experiences hearing Charlie Vernon convinced him to take up the bass trombone as his fist instrument. As he explored chamber music, tuba became an important step in Mr. Satterwhite's musical development. From off broadway productions to orchestras, Satterwhite is now equally at home with four valves as he is with “Seven Positions” tm. Read on to discover how to hold down all [...]
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Source David Brubeck
48 HOURS: THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY has been honored with the Christopher Award. Hosted by Wynton Marsalis, this poignant, feature length documentary is about the transformative power of music. It goes behind the scenes with three dedicated New Orleans marching band directors working to prepare students to march in Mardi Gras parades. But they accomplish much more as their students experience significant personal growth from being required to exhibit camaraderie, discipline, and endurance. The film, by Richard Barber, a 48 HOURS editor-producer, and Andre Lambertson, a cinematographer and photojournalist, follows the lives of five band students. All have lost someone close [...]
Fri, Apr 17, 2015
Source Wynton Marsalis
Back To Brazil To say that acclaimed Brazilian vocalist Eliane Elias was feeling nostalgic as she embarked on her latest outing, Made In Brazil (Concord Jazz), is a vast understatement. Saudade, the Portuguese word that encompasses both deep sadness and ecstatic joy, perhaps better characterizes Elias' frame of mind at the time. In the... [...]
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Source Elian Elias
Tony performed with the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall for “Let's Be Frank”, a centennial tribute to the great, Frank Sinatra. [...]
Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Source Tony Desare
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
Source Peter Nero
Thu, Dec 25, 2014
Source Chris Botti
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