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The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Selects Top Five Finalists

The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Selects Top Five Finalists

Source: AMT Public Relations

A world of jazz just minutes from home, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) today announced the top five finalists of the 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Pulled from over 160 submissions from over 25 countries, these gifted young contestants from around the world were evaluated on vocal quality, musicality, technique, performance, individuality, artistic interpretation, and ability to swing. The Top Five finalists are: Andrea Miller of Costa Mesa, California; April May Webb of Edison, New ...

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Roman Miroshnichenko, Henrik Andersen And Trilok Gurtu Nominated In The Hollywood Music In Media Awards

Roman Miroshnichenko, Henrik Andersen And Trilok Gurtu Nominated In The Hollywood Music In Media Awards

Source: All About Jazz

Roman Miroshnichenko's composition “Flying Dragon," featuring Henrik Andersen and Trilok Gurtu—from his new album New Shapes—was nominated in the Best Instrumental category by the Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA). Winners are chosen by select members of the Society of Composers & Lyricists, the TV Academy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' music branch, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and performing-rights organizations, as well as film-music journalists and music executives. “'Flying Dragon' has a particularly ...

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Missouri Arts Council Picks Tubaist Ralph Hepola For April Featured Artists

Missouri Arts Council Picks Tubaist Ralph Hepola For April Featured Artists

Source: Ralph Hepola

FEATURED ARTISTS PROGRAM Artists are the backbone of our creative state. Get to know some of the best right here! Each month, we’re designating four individual artists from all around Missouri as Featured Artists. They create and perform in every sort of genre, from sculpture to storytelling. Meet our April Featured Artists! Ralph Hepola musician | Springfield JAZZIZ Magazine has called me “a musician who plays the language of contemporary jazz on the tuba.” I play the same types ...

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The Sixth Sense By Roman Miroschnichenko—Setting The Standard For XXI Century Fusion Guitar

The Sixth Sense By Roman Miroschnichenko—Setting The Standard For XXI Century Fusion Guitar

Source: All About Jazz

When one listens to the powerful guitar playing of Roman Miroschnichenko, it is easy to be reminded of Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin during his Mahavishnu days, but it soon becomes apparent that Miroschnichenko has his own sound within fusion. While he is never shy to cut loose, he also uses subtlety, mood variations and creativity throughout, mixing together tight arrangements with pure spontaneity. Born in the Ukraine, Roman Miroschnichenko (the son of a saxophonist) began playing guitar when ...

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New England Conservatory Alumni Win Grow Your Art Grants During Maria Schneider Residency

New England Conservatory Alumni Win Grow Your Art Grants  During Maria Schneider Residency

Source: Braithwaite & Katz Communications

New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship team is proud to announce the winners of this year's Grow Your Art grants. Totaling $13,500 the grants have been awarded to NEC alumni Emily Eng, Darynn Dean, Rafael Natan, and Linda Numagami. They will support a microgrant program for Black, Latinx, and Native American music students; a series of concerts and film screenings around women in jazz; an accessible School of Arts and Social Justice; and a clarinet festival. Grow Your Art grants are ...

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Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The Hollywood Music Awards And Wins Global Music Award

Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The Hollywood Music Awards And Wins Global Music Award

Source: All About Jazz

Multi-Award winning guitar virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko's composition “Bodhrán's Magic" was nominated in the Instrumental category at The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA). Previous HMMA nominees and laureates including soundtracks for the films Joker, Parasites, The Addams Family, Ford V Ferrari, The Green Book, composers and songwriters Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri, Earth, Wind & Fire, Annie Lennox, Sam Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Christopher Young and many others. “Bodhrán's Magic," featuring virtuoso violinist Charlie Bisharat is a track of the ...

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London Researcher Receives Joint Funding From The US National Endowment For The Humanities (NEH) And The UK Arts And Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

London Researcher Receives Joint Funding From The US National Endowment For The Humanities (NEH) And The UK Arts And Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Source: John Stevenson

Funded by a joint grant from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the US National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), City, University of London computer scientist Dr. Tillman Weyde, is the UK lead on a project to develop AI for music information retrieval tools and archival workflows to enhance access to archival jazz collections. On the US side, the project will be led by Professor Gabriel Solis at the University of Illinois, and co-coordinator Adriana Cuervo at Rutgers ...

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Roman Miroshnichenko And Al Di Meola Are Finalists In The 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Roman Miroshnichenko And Al Di Meola Are Finalists In The 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Source: All About Jazz

Guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko is a Finalist in the 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition in the “Instrumental" category for his composition “Aliens’ Electrik Dream", which appears on his latest multi Award-winning album Ascension. “Alien's Electrik Dream" is dedicated to one of the greatest guitar players of all time Steve Vai, who very kindly responded on the composition: “Congratulations on your record! And thanks so much for the touching ;Alien’s Dream.' It’s quite beautiful! I like music that ...


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