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National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters

Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the four newest recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Innovative jazz musicians Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, as well as Dorthaan Kirk—who is receiving the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy—are the 2020 recipients of NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships. They will be ...

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Ambrose Akinmusire at SFJAZZ

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Ambrose Akinmusire
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, California
June 15, 2017

For trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, the band is everything: “When I'm playing with other people, it's hard to produce, because I don't have that relationship. But when I play with my band, it's endless," he told the New York Times in March 2011.

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John Handy Tribute At SFJAZZ

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John Handy Tribute
SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium
SFJAZZ Fifth Season Celebration
San Francisco CA
January 22, 2017

The SFJAZZ Center ignited its fifth season celebration with two extraordinary weeks that included the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Open House and the star studded Zakir Hussain Gala Night ...

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Bobby Hutcherson tribute at SFJAZZ Center

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Bobby Hutcherson tribute
SFJAZZ Center
jny: San Francisco CA
January 21, 2017

I still can't quite believe he's gone.

No, not that contemporary American icon. I'm talking about Bobby Hutcherson, one of the greatest practitioners ever of the curious art of making the vibraphone sing and ...

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Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman and lots more at SFJAZZ Center gala

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2017 Gala Celebrating Zakir Hussain
SFJAZZ Center
jny: San Francisco
January 18, 2017

When SFJAZZ decides to throw a party, it does not fool around.

For evidence, you had to look no farther than the presenter's 2017 gala, celebrating both the 5th anniversary of the organization's ...

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Miles Electric Band at SFJAZZ

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Miles Electric Band
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA
June 11, 2016

Since his death in 1991, one month after his final performance at the Hollywood Bowl, there has been a vacancy in the jazz trumpet chair. While many have risen as stars on the instrument, no one has quite matched Miles ...

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Presenter? Upload Your Events to Jazz Near You - A Simple Guide

Presenter? Upload Your Events to Jazz Near You - A Simple Guide

If you present jazz, own a venue, or book jazz, then take advantage of Jazz Near You's convenient (and free) file upload service. File upload allows users to upload multiple events at once, and requires no programming experience. Many of our partners including SFJAZZ Center (San Francisco), Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and Blue Note New York, Cafe OTO (London), ...