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Contest

Registration For The 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Is Now Open

Registration For The 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Is Now Open

Source: AMT Public Relations

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced the opening of the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The search is on for the next great jazz singer! Solo vocalists from around the world are encouraged to submit their entries before September 6, 2022, by visiting SarahVaughanCompetition.com. In the Fall 2022, the Top Five Finalists will be announced followed by a star-studded final performance on the iconic NJPAC stage. The Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, also known as ...

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Recording

Victoria-Based vocalist Alli Bean Presents Her Debut: Outside Voice

Victoria-Based vocalist Alli Bean Presents Her Debut: Outside Voice

Source: Alli Bean

Debut Album Release Party – June 5, 2022 at Hermann's Jazz Club Alli Bean is pleased to announce the upcoming release of her debut album, Outside Voice. This is a major move on a mission to share her message with a wider audience. “The instrumentation... is truly a beautiful work of art, taking listeners into an alternate reality full of soulful vibes and inner peace. Alli’s vocal performance ... is phenomenal and the ambience to it is the perfect touch ...

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Performance / Tour

The Django Welcomes Summer With Today’s Premier Swing Band, 15+ Vocalists, And Hot Latin Tuesday Nights

The Django Welcomes Summer With Today’s Premier Swing Band, 15+ Vocalists, And Hot Latin Tuesday Nights

Source: AMT Public Relations

The Django, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, brings another month of stellar jazz by some of the field’s heroes alongside young, emerging artists. Two new albums are released on The Django stage in June: Together Again by the leading swing band, Danny Jonokuchi and The Revisionists (6/8) followed by The Lighting of the Lamps by saxophonist Grant Stewart (6/17). In addition, you can find regular guests this month including: Thursday nights with Ken Fowser Quintet featuring guest trumpeter Jeremy Pelt ...

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Recording

'The Wailing Sounds Of Ricky Ford: Paul’s Scene' - Ricky Ford Brings A Lifetime Of Experience To His Newest Recording

'The Wailing Sounds Of Ricky Ford: Paul’s Scene' - Ricky Ford Brings A Lifetime Of Experience To His Newest Recording

Source: Mixed Media Promotion

It is with tremendous pride that Whaling City Sound announces the new Ricky Ford recording, The Wailing Sounds of Ricky Ford. Not only does Ford bring impeccable credentials with him wherever he goes, but he also happens to have deep ties to New England, which is why the recording title is something of a play on words, with reference to his connection to Southeastern Massachusetts, and the city of New Bedford, also known as “The Whaling City.” Unsung compared to ...

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Performance / Tour

Bill Charlap And The Bill Charlap Trio Celebrate The Theater Songs Of Leonard Bernstein, Friday, June 17th at 7:30 p.m.

Bill Charlap And The Bill Charlap Trio Celebrate The Theater Songs Of Leonard Bernstein, Friday, June 17th at 7:30 p.m.

Source: AMT Public Relations

Leonard Bernstein composed some of the most memorable theater scores of his generation—"West Side Story." “Candide." “On the Town."— but who was the man behind the music? This edition of NJPAC’s Conversations in Concert, hosted by theater insider Ted Chapin, promises to be a thought-provoking evening of stories about the iconic composer-conductor complemented by Bernstein songs. Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie, will pull back the curtain of her father’s complex persona, sharing intimate moments and childhood memories from her book, Famous Father ...

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Recording

Public Radio Host Paul Slavens Is Also A Brilliant Composer. His Intellectually Mad 'Alphabet Girls, Vol. II' (from 'Naomi' To 'Zelda'), Out June 24

Public Radio Host Paul Slavens Is Also A Brilliant Composer. His Intellectually Mad 'Alphabet Girls, Vol. II' (from 'Naomi' To 'Zelda'), Out June 24

Source: Fanatic Promotion

Alphabet Girls, Vol. II by Paul Slavens (June 24, State Fair Records) is the crystallization and distillation of the Nebraska born, Denton, TX-based artist’s long, varied, and accomplished career, complete with all of the requisite breakthroughs and disappointments. On record, Slavens’s endurance is a listener’s treat. Alphabet Girls, Vol. II plays like the product of a “been everywhere, seen everything” guru-type somehow fitting all of his experience and education onto five lines of musical staff like some kind of trippy ...

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Event

Hundreds Gathered For New Jersey Performing Arts Center's International Jazz Day Event Including Newark Mayor Baraka

Hundreds Gathered For New Jersey Performing Arts Center's International Jazz Day Event Including Newark Mayor Baraka

Source: AMT Public Relations

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) hosted a free musical celebration in honor of International Jazz Day 4/30 featuring performances by 100+ young New Jersey musicians with special guest Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. Co-produced by NJPAC, City Verses, and Jazz House Kids, this popular concert unites youth musicians from NJPAC's City Verses jazz and poetry initiative, NJPAC's Jazz for Teens ensembles featuring James Moody Jazz Orchestra and The George Wein Scholars Ensemble, Jazz House Big Band, and local high ...

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Event

Celebrity Series Of Boston Announces 2022/23 Season

Celebrity Series Of Boston Announces 2022/23 Season

Source: Stephanie Janes PR

The Celebrity Series of Boston announces its 2022/23 season today, marking 84 years of bringing touring and local performing artists to Boston. In this new season, audiences will find a diverse and dazzling array of artists in one of the Series’ largest seasons ever. Expanded programming offers audiences new venues to explore, artist debuts, beloved returning artists, and in-person and streaming options for both the ticketed and free Neighborhood Arts events. With classical music and contemporary/jazz curated by guest programmers ...


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