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Jelgavas Big Band Brings Latvian Music Arranged By American Pianist Michael Abene to DC on October 4th

Jelgavas Big Band Brings Latvian Music Arranged By American Pianist Michael Abene to DC on October 4th

On October 4, 2019, Latvia is presenting a jazz concert by the Jelgava Big Band at the Organization of American States on the on the Occasion of 130 years since the First International Conference of American States and in anticipation of the 25th anniversary in 2020 since Latvia is a Permanent Observer at the OAS. Venue Organization of ...

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Christian De Mesones And Special Guest Debora Galan Unveil An Album And New Jazz Genre At Blues Alley

Christian De Mesones And Special Guest Debora Galan  Unveil An Album And New Jazz Genre At Blues Alley

On Wednesday, July 10, genre-busting bassist / composer Christian de Mesones and special guest Debora Galan will bring the slow burn and endless rhythmic possibilities of Latin jazz into the realm of Smooth Jazz—and onto the Blues Alley stage, presenting music from their forthcoming album. Titled They Call Me Big New York, the recording fuses the funk, ...

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Imogen Heap with guy Sigsworth at Lincoln Theatre

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Imogen Heap with Guy Sigworth
Lincoln Theater
Washington, DC
May 4, 2019

You could say that Imogen Heap isn't exactly a musician, which is more of a compliment than it sounds. In the tradition of conceptual innovators like Brian Eno, she's more an artist who happens to use music as one ...

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Watch the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert from the Kennedy Center at All About Jazz or Jazz Near You!

Watch the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert from the Kennedy Center at All About Jazz or Jazz Near You!

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will honor the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters at a tribute concert held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, hosted by Jason Moran. The concert will also be available via a live webcast at both All About Jazz and Jazz Near ...

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Celebrate the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters with the National Endowment for the Arts Free Tickets to the April 15 Tribute Concert Available Now!

Celebrate the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters with the National Endowment for the Arts  Free Tickets to the April 15 Tribute Concert Available Now!

The National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters—recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz—at a series of free events this April, held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. These events—a concert with performances by stars of the jazz and music world, ...

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Ben Williams at Hamilton Live

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Ben Williams
Hamilton Live
Ben Williams Birthday Bash
Washington D.C.
December 27, 2018

Hamilton Live is a trendy performance venue located below The Hamilton restaurant in Washington, DC, mere blocks from the White House. It was the holiday season between Christmas and the New Year, an appropriately festive ...

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Women In Jazz: How To Jump Start Your Career

Women In Jazz: How To Jump Start Your Career

Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland, halfway between Washington DC and jny: Baltimore, has become a leader in hosting community cultural events. One of the most talked about is the Women in Jazz Panel Discussion held annually in March. The topic for the March 31, 2019 panel is entitled “Women in Jazz: How to Jump-Start Your Career.” ...

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2019 NEA Jazz Masters Will Be Celebrated at Free Concert on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC

2019 NEA Jazz Masters Will Be Celebrated at Free Concert on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC

Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation’s highest honor in jazz—the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships—on individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form. Today, the NEA is announcing the four newest recipients of this lifetime honor—Bob Dorough, Abdullah Ibrahim, Maria Schneider, and Stanley Crouch, who is the recipient of the ...

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Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Jazz Great Billy Strayhorn

Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Jazz Great Billy Strayhorn

The Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the original manuscripts documenting the work of composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn. An important star in the jazz firmament, Strayhorn was the source of much of the sound of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He worked with Ellington for nearly 30 years, writing or collaborating on ...