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Path Ventures And Pianist George Kahn 2018 Jazz Night Fundraiser For The Homeless Raises Over $120,000

Path Ventures And Pianist George Kahn 2018 Jazz Night Fundraiser For The Homeless Raises Over $120,000

On Thursday, October 18th, 2018 PATH Ventures celebrated their 11th year by hosting their 11th Annual Holiday Jazz Night, an unforgettable evening of dinner, music, and fun at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. The event featured Jazz Pianist and Composer, George Kahn with his all-star Jazz & Blues Revue. The 8-piece band features Courtney ...

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Philadelphia Jazz Project Presents... The Remedy Project: The Arts Of Healing

Philadelphia Jazz Project Presents... The Remedy Project: The Arts Of Healing

The Philadelphia Jazz Project is a special initiative started by the Wyncote Foundation and fiscally hosted by Culture Trust / Greater Philadelphia. Its role is to grow the audience for Jazz in Philadelphia and to expand the possibilities for our artists on the local, regional and global scene.
 One aspect of the work we do is to ...

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Democrats Set To Force Vote to Save Net Neutrality

Democrats Set To Force Vote to Save Net Neutrality

The end of net neutrality has wide reaching implications for the musicians, music tech and the broader music industry. The Trump controlled FCC has gutted the regulation, which guaranteed equal access to the internet. Now Democrats in Congress, using the Congressional Review Act, are offering a glimmer of hope that it can be saved. Democratic senators on Monday ...

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The Sonny Rollins Bridge Project seeks to rename NYC’s Williamsburg Bridge to commemorate Rollins’ musical sabbatical there from 1959-1961

The Sonny Rollins Bridge Project seeks to rename NYC’s Williamsburg Bridge to commemorate Rollins’ musical sabbatical there from 1959-1961

In the summer of 1959, saxophonist Sonny Rollins disappeared from the jazz scene. He was 28 years old and at the height of his career. He would not record or perform publicly for almost three years, a virtual eternity for a jazz musician. Instead, Rollins took it to the bridge: he would practice, typically alone, up ...

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Dig a little deeper - Help save our blues, roots & jazz musicians deep in the heart of Texas

Dig a little deeper - Help save our blues, roots & jazz musicians deep in the heart of Texas

The Jazz Foundation of America's Musicians Emergency Fund stepped up big time to help jny: New Orleans musicians after Hurricane Katrina and its catastrophic flooding aftermath. And it is preparing to reach out to Texas jazz, blues and roots musicians affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Jazz Foundation will help them rebuild, repairing homes, replacing belongings and treasured ...

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Time Is Running Out For Artists & Writers To Exercise Their Termination Rights Under U.S. Copyright Law

Time Is Running Out For Artists & Writers To Exercise Their Termination Rights Under U.S. Copyright Law

The 1976 Copyright Act provides for the termination of copyright transfers–but authors need to act within a limited timeframe. Creators are entitled to reclaim their copyrights regardless of any contract stating otherwise after certain time periods. Therefore, even if an author, artist, musician, photographer or songwriter signed a contract which purports to transfer all rights in a work for perpetuity, ...

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All Music Is Created Equal: Why The Indie Music Community MUST Fight For About Net Neutrality Now

All Music Is Created Equal: Why The Indie Music Community MUST Fight For About Net Neutrality Now

It's easy to become numb to the constant stream of real and fake news emanating from Washington, DC. But one issue requires constant vigilance and strong action from every corner of the music and tech industries: net neutrality. Net neutrality: the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the ...

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If You Want To Save Net Neutrality, Don't Bother Waiting For Google, Netflix Or Facebook's Help

If You Want To Save Net Neutrality, Don't Bother Waiting For Google, Netflix Or Facebook's Help

As the gutting of neutrality and killing off of privacy protections continues to proceed, companies like Netflix, Google, and Facebook, although making something of show of lobbying against such things, appear to be doing little actual good in their opposition efforts. Guest post by Karl Bode of Techdirt So if you've not been paying attention, broadband ISPs (with ...

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National Chamber Music Month – Join The Celebration. Sign Up Today.

National Chamber Music Month – Join The Celebration. Sign Up Today.

This May marks the sixth annual National Chamber Music Month. This nationwide campaign powered by Chamber Music America celebrates all styles of small ensemble music including jazz, classical, contemporary, and world music. With your help, this year’s celebration will be the most successful yet. Each year, performers and presenters from all fifty states designate concerts, talks, ...

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Bill Introduced That Will Politicize U.S. Copyright Office

Bill Introduced That Will Politicize U.S. Copyright Office

Rep. Bob Goodlatte and U.S. congressional leaders have promised copyright reform; and if a new bill just introduced is any indication, that will mean putting more control in the hands of the RIAA and MPAA, says Mike Masnick. By Mike Masnick of Techdirt Well, we all knew this was coming, but Rep. Bob Goodlatte has been passing around a ...