Toshiko Akiyoshi: The Music Keeps Her Young
Bits 'n Pieces
The world-class Brussels Jazz Orchestra is coming to America and will be in residence October 26-31 at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York City with guest soloist Kenny Werner. For information, contact Jazz@LincolnCenter.
Speaking of Jazz at Lincoln Center and its administrator, Wynton Marsalis, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that the Marsalis family (all of them) are among the recipients of the 2011 Jazz Masters Awards, the first time in its history that the NEA has presented a group award. The Marsalis family includes patriarch Ellis, a pianist and educator, and his four sons: trumpeter Wynton, saxophonist Branford, trombonist Delfeayo and drummer Jason. The other 2011 honorees are flutist Hubert Laws, saxophonist David Liebman, composer / arranger Johnny Mandel and record producer / author Orrin Keepnews. The award ceremony will be held next January at Lincoln Center.
And that's it for now. Until next time, keep swingin' . . . !
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2. Sheryl Bailey / 3 Rivers Jazz Orchestra A New Promise (MCG Jazz)
3. Phil Woods / DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, Solitude (Jazzed Media)
4. Des Moines Big Band, Landmark (No Label)
5. Mulligan Mosaics Big Band, Live at the Jazz Showcase (No Label)
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8. Dave Lisik Orchestra, Coming Through Slaughter (Galloping Crow)
9. Roberto Magris / Europlane Orchestra, Current Views (Soul Note)
10. Toronto Jazz Orchestra, The Path (TJO)
11. David Berger Jazz Orchestra, Sing Me a Love Song (Such Sweet Thunder)
12. University of Northern Iowa, Strange Wonderful (UNI Jazz)
13. Stone Bratt Big Band, Untitled (No Label)
14. North Texas State College, The Road to Stan (90th Floor Records)
15. Northeastern State University, Portrait (NSU Jazz Lab)