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  • ECM Now on Streaming Services November 17, 2017
    Per a press release posted to ECM Records’ official website, beginning today, the label’s entire catalogue will be available to subscribers of music-streaming services including Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and Qobuz. The transition was made possible through a new digital distribution agreement with Universal Music, the company that distributes ECM recordings in the […]
  • Quiana Lynell Wins Sarah Vaughan Competition November 14, 2017
    The Texas-raised, Louisiana-based singer Quiana Lynell has been named the winner of the sixth annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, held on Sunday as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). The prize for the first-place award, also known as the Sassy, is a record-contract offer […]
  • Blue Note Introduces Limited-Edition Luxury Box Set Series November 9, 2017
    Blue Note has announced the first installment in the Blue Note Review, a “stunning new biannual, limited-edition, luxury box set subscription series,” according to an official press release. Limited to 1,500 sets, the collectible box runs $200 and is now (and only) available to order at Each volume in the series will include a collection […]
  • Bill Frisell Receives Honorary Degree and Is Subject of Film November 7, 2017
    On Oct. 19, Bill Frisell, along with Michael Gibbs, was awarded an honorary doctor of music degree by Berklee College of Music during a concert celebrating Gibbs’ 80th birthday. The concert reunited Gibbs with Frisell, his student at Berklee in the 1970s, and with his longtime friend and former Berklee classmate Gary Burton. In addition, Frisell is the subject of a […]
  • Odean Pope Receives BNY Mellon Jazz 2017 Living Legacy Award November 4, 2017
    Philadelphia-based saxophonist Odean Pope was presented with the BNY Mellon Jazz 2017 Living Legacy Award by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in a ceremony and reception on Oct. 27 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. After the reception, attendees took in a performance by recent Living Legacy awardee Ron Carter and his trio. According […]
  • Chasing Trane to Open Season of Independent Lens on PBS November 3, 2017
    Chasing Trane – a highly-acclaimed documentary on John Coltrane – will open the new season of Independent Lens on PBS with an airing on Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. EST. The film, written and directed by John Scheinfeld, is narrated by Denzel Washington and features not only many of the musicians who played with the […]
  • Lineup Announced for 2018 Winter Jazzfest in NYC November 3, 2017
    Winter Jazzfest has become a cornerstone event in NYC during a frenetic time in early January when the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference, the Jazz Congress (replacing the Jazz Connect Conference) and Chamber Music America’s conference all convene over a two-week period. Organized by the Boom Collective’s Brice Rosenbloom and a consortium of […]
  • Muhal Richard Abrams Dies at 87 November 1, 2017
    Muhal Richard Abrams, the hugely influential and strikingly versatile pianist, composer, educator and NEA Jazz Master who co-founded the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and served as its first president, died on Sunday, Oct. 29, at his home in New York City. His death was confirmed by his wife, Peggy Abrams, and […]
    Michael J. West
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center to Partner With JazzTimes to Produce Jazz Congress Event October 25, 2017
    Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes have joined forces to co-produce the Jazz Congress, a new annual conference designed to bring together artists, media and industry leaders in the global jazz community to exchange ideas that will nurture and grow the jazz community and the underlying businesses and organizations that promote, produce, present, market and […]
  • Global Host Cities for International Jazz Day Announced October 25, 2017
    UNESCO announced the global host cities for International Jazz Day (IJD) in 2018 and 2019. St. Petersburg in the Russian Federation will host the 2018 IIJD festivities, with Sydney hosting in Australia in 2019. The event takes place on the last day of April and coincides with numerous performances and special events in nearly 200 […]
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