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  • richardmitnick 5:21 PM on April 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Jazz   

    From Blue Note: Freddie Hubbard 

    Blue Note

    Freddie Hubbard was a trumpeter of dazzling ability & the 9 albums he made for Blue Note between 1960-1965 are all hard-bop & post-bop classics.

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    Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label, owned by Universal Music Group and currently operated in conjunction with Decca Records. Established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, it derives its name from the characteristic “blue notes” of jazz and the blues. Originally dedicated to recording traditional jazz and small group swing, from 1947 the label began to switch its attention to modern jazz. While the original company did not itself record many of the pioneers of bebop, significant exceptions are Thelonious Monk, Fats Navarro and Bud Powell.

    See the full article here .

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    For new music by living composers

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    For great Jazz

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    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

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  • richardmitnick 1:20 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Earl Hines, Jazz, , Teddy Wilson   

    From Mosaic Jazz Gazette: “Teddy Wilson & Earl Hines All of Me” 

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    Here we have a rare chance to see both Earl Hines and Teddy Wilson trading ideas in Berlin during a 1965 European tour and jamming on All Of Me.

    An interesting contrast of styles that works very well. -Scott Wenzel

    More where this came from

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    93.9FM
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    105.9FM
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    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 1:02 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Jazz, Martin Speake   

    From DO THE M@TH: “Looking forward to extensive tour with Martin Speake next week!” 

    DO THE M@TH
    From Ethan Iverson

    Ethan Iverson, Pianist and Composer

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    Martin Speake
    Saxophonist, composer and Jazz educator

    20/4 Sheffield Jazz Crookes Social Club http://www.sheffieldjazz.org.uk/

    21/4 Brighton Verdict https://verdictjazz.co.uk/

    22/4 Colchester Arts Centre https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/

    23 Cheltenham Jazz http://www.cheltenhamjazz.co.uk/

    24/4 London Pizza Express https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/venues/soho-jazz-club

    25/4London Pizza Express https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/venues/soho-jazz-club

    26/4 St George’s Bristol https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/

    27/4 Reading Progress Theatre http://www.jazzinreading.com/

    29/4 Cinnamon Club Manchester http://www.thecinnamonclub.net/

    1/5 Hastings http://jazzhastings.co.uk/

    3/5 Cambridge https://www.cambridgejazz.org/index.php?name=home

    4/5 Poole Lighthouse https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/
    https://www.facebook.com/martinspeakemusic/

    See the full article here.

    Ethan Iverson is a pianist, composer, and critic best known for his work in the avant-garde jazz trio The Bad Plus with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King.

    Iverson was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Before The Bad Plus, he was musical director for the Mark Morris Dance Group and a student of both Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff. He has worked with artists such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Berne, Mark Turner, Ben Street, Lee Konitz, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Paul Motian, Larry Grenadier, Charlie Haden and Ron Carter.

    He currently studies with John Bloomfield and serves on the faculty at New England Conservatory.

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    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 12:49 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Billy Harper, Billy Hart, Buster Williams, , Jazz   

    From DO THE M@TH: “Rich Scheinin on Billy Harper” 

    DO THE M@TH

    Ethan Iverson, Pianist and Composer

    4.15.18
    Ethan Iverson

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    I’ve got Mr. Billy Harper on my mind, of course.

    After Richard Scheinin contributed the Cecil Taylor essay to DTM, Rich mentioned that he was a friend and admirer of Harper.

    He has also written the liner notes to several Harper albums, and there are online essays for the Mercury News:

    Like a Bolt of Truth from Above

    Art Blakey told him, ‘Billy, I’m your favorite fan.

    Profile from 1996

    See the full article here.

    Ethan Iverson is a pianist, composer, and critic best known for his work in the avant-garde jazz trio The Bad Plus with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King.

    Iverson was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Before The Bad Plus, he was musical director for the Mark Morris Dance Group and a student of both Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff. He has worked with artists such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Berne, Mark Turner, Ben Street, Lee Konitz, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Paul Motian, Larry Grenadier, Charlie Haden and Ron Carter.

    He currently studies with John Bloomfield and serves on the faculty at New England Conservatory.

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    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 12:24 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Don Cherry, , Gato Barbieri, Jazz, Jazz Composer’s Orchestra recording of 1968, , Music composed and cunducted by Michael Mantler, Pharoah Sanders, Roswell Rudd   

    From ECM: ” Jazz Composer’s Orchestra” 

    New from ECM

    ECM might just be the finest recording company in the world.

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    This week’s Sunday Song features Cecil Taylor who passed away last week. His towering influence touched successive generations of improvising musicians, including pianists associated with ECM – from Keith Jarrett to Marilyn Crispell, Craig Taborn, David Virelles, Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer.

    Trumpeter Michael Mantler was amongst the first European musicians to work with Taylor, joining his group in 1964 and subsequently featuring Cecil as principal soloist in his tremendous Jazz Composer’s Orchestra recording of 1968.

    “This is the most forceful sustained performance that Taylor has recorded, and one of his very best as well,” wrote Down Beat at the time. Fifty years later the music still seems as modern as tomorrow.

    See the full article here .

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    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 12:07 PM on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Ahmed Abdul-Malik – bass, , Ed Thigpen – drums, Jazz, Jerry Lloyd - trumpet, Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims   

    From Blue Note: “”Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims” 

    Blue Note

    Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label, owned by Universal Music Group and currently operated in conjunction with Decca Records. Established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, it derives its name from the characteristic “blue notes” of jazz and the blues. Originally dedicated to recording traditional jazz and small group swing, from 1947 the label began to switch its attention to modern jazz. While the original company did not itself record many of the pioneers of bebop, significant exceptions are Thelonious Monk, Fats Navarro and Bud Powell.

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    “Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims,” a great collaboration between the German pianist & American saxophonist that’s a hidden gem in the Blue Note catalog.

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    Jutta Hipp – piano
    https://www.discogs.com/artist/924522-Jutta-Hipp

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    Zoot Sims – tenor saxophone
    Tom Marcello Webster, New York, USA

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    Jerry Lloyd – trumpet

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    Ahmed Abdul-Malik – bass
    https://www.allmusic.com/artist/ahmed-abdul-malik-mn0000602006

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    Ed Thigpen – drums
    https://www.bateristars.com/articles/ed-thigpen/1022/re

    See the full article here .

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    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 11:05 AM on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Atlanta Black Star, Bessie Smith, , Jazz, Queen Latifah   

    From JALC and Atlantic Black Star: Bessie Smith 

    Jazz at Lincoln Center

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    Bessie Smith. Edward Elcha/Michael Ochs Archives via Getty

    Happy Birthday to the Empress of the Blues – Bessie Smith – who was born on this day in 1894!

    One of the most powerful blues vocalists ever recorded, she had an undeniable impact on early jazz vocalists, especially Billie Holiday.

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    From Atlanta Black Star

    April 30, 2015
    Taylor Gordon

    Bessie Smith is undeniably remembered as one of the greatest blues singers of all time, but an upcoming HBO biopic will also highlight her role as a pioneer of the emotionally vulnerable jazz era.

    For many people, the relationship between jazz and blues can be compared to today’s relationship between hip hop and rap—it can be hard to separate one from the other in technical terms although one can always identify the difference when they hear it.

    The clear blues influence that thrives in the world of jazz is largely credited to Bessie as jazz singers of the time looked to her for inspiration.

    According to NPR’s Jazz Night In America host, acclaimed bassist Christian McBride, Bessie was not just an iconic blues singer. She played a major part in the creation of the genre’s modern style and sound.

    The type of style she brought to the world of blues laid the foundation for the jazz singers that came after her and ultimately caused the lines between the genres to become blurred.

    “[Bessie’s sound] is very much the initial sound. Bessie Smith was known as the ‘empress of the blues,’” McBride told NPR host Audie Cornish. “She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Bessie Smith is the one that really brought that sort of—the modern blues sound, and Bessie Smith was pretty much the queen of that area.”

    Her distinctive style includes the type of diction that was unusual for her time along with a unique “growl” that accentuated her sultry tone.

    It’s a sound that was inspired by the style of gospel music at the time, according to McBride.

    “She has that little growl every now and then when she says certain words, and that really kind of comes from what gospel singers were doing,” McBride added. “And someone asked the question, like, ‘what’s the difference between gospel and blues?’ I think it’s a simple word.”

    The type of raw emotion and vulnerability that was associated with the early sounds of gospel are also associated with Bessie’s iconic sound in blues and now the entire genre of jazz.

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    Queen Latifah in HBO’s ‘Bessie’. https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/bessie-review-queen-latifah-as-bessie-smith-1.10436616

    “It’s the simple changing of the word ‘God’ to ‘baby’ or ‘sweetheart’ or something like that,” McBride said. “It’s the same sound, the same feel. It’s that same passion. And she was the prototype. Everyone from Billie Holiday to Ella Fitzgerald—although they weren’t known as blues singers, you can hear a lot of that—the phrasing, the diction, all of that from Bessie Smith.”

    Her iconic legacy puts a lot of pressure on HBO to not only do her story justice but to also live up to the type of raw emotion and authenticity that fans of Bessie would expect to see in a film chronicling her framing of modern jazz despite the fact that she technically belonged to a different genre of music.

    It will be a complicated relationship to transcend but the casting of Queen Latifah for the lead role has McBride feeling hopeful about the film’s overall authenticity.

    “I’m very impressed that Latifah took this on because I certainly feel that out of all of today’s modern artists — popular artists that is — is that she would be the most well-equipped,” McBride said. “And I say that from experience, because I had a chance to work with her many times. I played on her second jazz CD called Trav’lin’ Light. People don’t even really have any clue just to how talented she really really is — and for her to take on Bessie Smith, I applaud her.”

    See the full article here.

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    Mission Statement

    In the Spirit of Swing.

    The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. We believe jazz is a metaphor for Democracy. Because jazz is improvisational, it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Because jazz is swinging, it dedicates that freedom to finding and maintaining common ground with others. Because jazz is rooted in the blues, it inspires us to face adversity with persistent optimism.

    History

    From our first downbeat as a summer concert series at Lincoln Center in 1987, to the fully orchestrated achievement of opening the world’s first venue designed specifically for jazz in 2004, we have celebrated this music and these landmarks with an ever-growing audience of jazz fans from around the world.

    Representing the totality of jazz music, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission is carried out through four elements—educational, curatorial, archival, and ceremonial—capturing, in unparalleled scope, the full spectrum of the jazz experience.

    In the mid-1980s, Lincoln Center, Inc. was looking to expand its programming efforts to attract new and younger audiences, and to fill its halls during the summer months when resident companies were performing elsewhere. Long-time jazz enthusiasts on the Lincoln Center campus and on the Lincoln Center Board recognized the need for America’s music to be represented, and lobbied to include jazz in the organization’s offerings. After four summers of successful Classical Jazz concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) became an official department of Lincoln Center in 1991. During its first year, JALC produced concerts throughout New York City, including Brooklyn and Harlem. By the second year, JALC had its own radio series on National Public Radio, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (now known as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) began touring, and recording and selling CDs. By its fourth year, the program reached international audiences with performances in Hong Kong and, the following year, in France, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Norway, Spain, England, Germany and Finland. In July 1996, JALC was inducted as the first new constituent of Lincoln Center since The School of American Ballet joined in 1987, laying the groundwork for the building of a performance facility designed specifically for the sound, function and feeling of jazz.

    “The whole space is dedicated to the feeling of swing, which is a feeling of extreme coordination,” explained Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis of his vision for the new home of jazz, or the “House of Swing.” “Everything is integrated: the relationship between one space and another, the relationship between the audience and the musicians, is one fluid motion, because that’s how our music is.” Under Marsalis’s direction, JALC sought out world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly and a team of acoustic engineers to create Frederick P. Rose Hall, the world’s first performance, education and broadcast facility devoted to jazz, in New York City. As the centerpiece of a $131 million capital campaign drive, the 100,000-square-foot facility opened in fall 2004 and features three concert and performance spaces (Rose Theater, The Appel Room and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola) engineered for the warmth and clarity of the sound of jazz.

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    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 10:51 PM on April 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Jazz, , The Kaiser/Smith/Walter axis   

    From NewMusicUSA: “Free-Form Improvisations from Henry Kaiser, Weasel Walter, Damon Smith + Guests” 

    From NewMusicUSA

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    Henry Kaiser

    Plane Crash Trio: The Henry Kaiser/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter (Axis)

    With special guests and first time addition of both Los
    Angeles-based workhorse Vinny Golia and Boston’s mythic journeyman Ra Kalam Bob Moses.

    Henry Kaiser – Electric Guitar (Bay Area Calif.)

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    Damon Smith Double Bass

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    Weasel Walter – Drums (New York)

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    Vinny Golia – Multi Saxes (L.A.)

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    Ra Kalam Bob Moses – Drums (Boston)

    Formed in the Bay Area, the core trio is a long-running unit, having worked together extensively in numerous contexts and releasing Plane Crash (ugEXPLODE, 2009) and Plane Crash Two (New Atlantis, 2015). Kaiser was amongst the first wave of 1970’s US free improvisers and his diverse, endless discography is legendary. Smith and Walter are now located in various spots on the East Coast, making the trio collaborations a special event.

    The Kaiser/Smith/Walter axis generally summons up wild, volcanic, telepathic, loud free improvisation which takes no prisoners.

    Expect complexity and intensity levels will to be raised to unprecedented new heights with the first time addition of both Los Angeles-based workhorse multi-reedist Vinny Golia and mythic journeyman drummer Ra Kalam Bob Moses.

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    At New Music USA, we see ourselves first and foremost as advocates. Our mission is to support and promote new music created in the United States. We do that in many ways, fostering connections, deepening knowledge, encouraging appreciation, and providing financial support. In recognition of the possibility and power inherent in the virtual world, we’ve worked to build a strong internet platform to serve our constituency. And that constituency is broad and diverse, from composers and performers to presenters and producers, casual listeners to die-hard fans. We’re truly committed to serving the WHOLE new music community.

    As we go about our work, we make a point of not defining too precisely what we mean by new music. To define is to limit. It’s a spectacular time for musical creativity in part because so much music is being made that isn’t bound by conventional limitations of style or genre or background. The music that we hear being created in such abundance all around us is definition enough. We simply want it to flourish.

    We’re fortunate to have as our legacy the history of previous decades of good works done by the American Music Center and Meet The Composer, the two great organizations that merged to form us in 2011. Their legacies have also brought a small financial endowment that mostly helps support our grantmaking. But we’re not a foundation. We depend decisively each year on the generosity of so many institutions and individuals around the country who are dedicated as we are to the advancement of new music and are devoted to supporting our work.

    New Music USA is part of an international community of advocates for the arts. We’re members of the Performing Arts Alliance, the International Association of Music Information Centres, and the International Society for Contemporary Music. Those partnerships help us represent the interests of our constituents at every level.

    No matter how far ranging our networks, our focus is always solidly on what brings these many constituents and communities together in the first place: the music. When someone uses our platform to listen to something new, recommend a favorite to a friend, or to seek financial assistance or information to support the creation or performance of new work, the whole community is strengthened. Together we’re helping new music reach new ears every day.
    Our Vision

    We envision in the United States a thriving, interconnected new music community that is available to and impactful for a broad constituency of people.
    Our Mission

    New Music USA supports and promotes new music created in the United States. We use the power of virtual networks and people to foster connection, deepen knowledge, encourage appreciation, and provide financial support for a diverse constituency of practitioners and appreciators, both within the United States and beyond.
    Our Values

    We believe in the fundamental importance of creative artists and their work.
    We espouse a broad, inclusive understanding of the term “new music.”
    We uphold and embrace principles of inclusivity and equitable treatment in all of our activity and across our nation’s broadly diverse population in terms of gender, race, age, location, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status and artistic practice.

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 8:49 AM on April 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Brandeis University, , Jazz, Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts   

    From Brandeis: “Festival of the Creative Arts puts focus on Bernstein” 

    Brandeis University

    April 10, 2018

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    Leonard Bernstein at a rehearsal in Ullman Amphitheater for the first Festival of the Arts, in 1952.

    The Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts will take a special focus on its namesake this year.

    Around the world, celebrations are underway to recognize the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary composer, who was a Brandeis faculty member and a supporter of the university from its earliest days. Bernstein put Brandeis on the map when he founded its Festival of the Creative Arts in 1952. Today, the festival is named in his honor and celebrates his legacy as an artist, an educator, an activist and a humanitarian.

    “Leonard Bernstein created some of the greatest musical moments of the 20th century, from ‘West Side Story’ to his famous concert at the fall of the Berlin Wall,” says Ingrid Schorr, director of the Brandeis Office of the Arts. “He used his celebrity to support the U.S. civil rights movement, human rights campaigns in South America, and AIDS research. And he was well known for his sense of humor. In short, a real Brandeisian. He would have loved seeing us turn the campus into a playground for the arts.”

    The 2018 festival, which runs from April 15 to 22, features a performance of Bernstein classics by the Boston Lyric Opera; a showcase of his music narrated by his daughter, Nina Bernstein Simmons; and works created especially for the celebration by Brandeis faculty and students.

    A full schedule of events and ticket information can be found on the festival’s website.

    Featured events:

    Super Sunday
    April 15
    12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Campus-wide

    In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s commitment to engaging young people in the arts, we present short, accessible music and dance performances, art activities and exhibitions. Free and open to the public.

    Boston Lyric Opera Presents Bernstein
    Sunday, April 15, 12 p.m.
    Slosberg Music Center

    Boston Lyric Opera kicks off the Festival of the Arts with a short concert of Leonard Bernstein’s music, including songs from his “Trouble in Tahiti,” which premiered at Brandeis in 1952. A panel discussion follows, with Boston Lyric Opera general and artistic director Esther Nelson; David Angus, music director and conductor of BLO’s “Trouble in Tahiti”; Scott Edmiston, professor of the practice, Northeastern University; and musicologist Georgia Luikens MA ’10. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

    Late Night with Leonard Bernstein
    Thursday, April 19, 8 p.m.
    Slosberg Music Center

    Nina Bernstein Simmons narrates this showcase of her father’s music and music that he loved. Featuring Michael Boriskin, piano; John Musto, piano; and Amy Burton, soprano, of Music from Copland House. A reception follows the concert. This event is free but tickets are required. Tickets can be reserved by phone, 781-736-3400, or picked up at Brandeis Tickets in the Shapiro Campus Center. No online orders.

    Lydian String Quartet: Songs of Love and Death, Part 2
    Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m. (pre-concert talk, 7 p.m.)
    Slosberg Music Center

    Brandeis’ renowned string quartet performs Beethoven’s String Quartet in F major, Op. 8, No. 1 (inspired by the tomb scene from “Romeo and Juliet”); Janacek’s String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters” (inspired by the composer’s unrequited romance); and the world premiere commission for the quartet by Saad Haddad, whose work explores Western art music and Middle Eastern music tradition. Tickets: $20/$15/$5 at Brandeis Tickets.

    From its beginning at Brandeis in 1980, the Lydian Quartet has embraced the full range of the string quartet repertory. They have championed the commissioning, performing and recording of new works by composers at Brandeis and from around the world. Composer John Harbison has said of the quartet: “Each time I encounter the Lydian Quartet my admiration for their technical, structural, and communicative power continues to grow. They are the complete package, and the wider my travels, the deeper goes my conviction.”

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    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 9:21 PM on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From (Le) Poisson Rouge: “Ian Maksin, Cello at (le) poisson rouge” 

    (Le) Poisson Rouge

    Ian Maksin, Cello at (le) poisson rouge

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    6:30pm Doors | 7:00pm Show | all ages

    Seated Admission: $20 advance, $25 day of show | Standing Admission: $15 advance, $20 day of show

    Tickets

    Just having completed a 50-city European tour, cellist, composer and multilingual vocalist Ian Maksin will be performing a coast-to-coast three-city run: LA, Chicago, NYC. The NYC performance at the legendary club LPR (le poisson rouge) will be 235th concert on four continents since release of his album Zaria in April of 2017, and 78th in 2018 so far. Zaria is not just an album. It’s a journey. It’s a way of life. A way of bringing people together through music. Since the album release one year ago, Maksin has nearly tripled his repertoire of original and folk music from different corners of the world: from East Siberian shamanic chants to Kurdish folk songs. From rugged rhythms of the Balkan Mountains to Afro-Cuban clave. Love songs in 15 languages so far and learning more. Everything melts into a unique fusion through Ian Maksin’s magical cello.

    Cellist and composer IAN MAKSIN has gained international recognition for his beautiful tone, his own unique innovative style of playing the instrument and for taking the cello well outside its conventional role. His latest album Zaria was released in April of 2017 and features folk music from Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Belarus and Macedonia, Maksin’s original compositions inspired by tango, flamenco, Balkan music, shamanic rhythms and slavic pagan chants, as well as Maksin’s tribute to music of Jacques Brel, Bill Withers and Russian rock Boris Grebenshchikov. Although still very active as a classical artist, Ian Maksin’s latest focus has shifted towards blending many styles together: jazz, blues, rock, and world music, blending many styles together using cello as the common denominator. He can often be heard and seen in collaborative projects with artists from different corners of the globe: Palestine, Israel, Morocco, Cuba, Serbia, Iran, Pakistan, India, Spain, Mexico, Japan, just to name a few. As a guest artist, he has performed and recorded with such artists as Andrea Bocelli, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan and Barry Gibb. He has also opened performances for Sting and his guitarist Dominic Miller.

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    (Le) Poisson Rouge Event Tortoise at Le Poisson Rouge, 3-16-2016

    (Le) Poisson Rouge

    (Le) Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate. Dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art, the venue’s mission is to revive the symbiotic relationship between art and revelry; to establish a creative asylum for both artists and audiences.

    LPR prides itself in offering the highest quality eclectic programming, impeccable acoustics, and bold design. The state-of-the art performance space, engineered by the legendary John Storyk/WSDG, offers full flexibility in multiple configurations: seated, standing, in-the-round, and numerous alternative arrangements. The adjoining gallery space — The Gallery at LPR — functions as an art gallery, secondary bar, and event space. A work of art itself, the physical facilities are the embodiment of the experimental philosophy that drives the venue.

    LPR is a source you can trust for exposure to visionary work, people of character, and a consistently dynamic environment. We invite you to immerse yourself in a nightlife of true substance and vitality.

    Venue Highlights

    flexible event space fits 250 fully seated, 700 fully standing, or any combination
    138-capacity soundproof Gallery Bar adjacent to the main space
    28’ x 21’ fixed corner stage
    16’ dia. portable, trundled round stage comprised of 3 individual staging sections
    23’ dia. hardwood sprung dance floor
    engineering by John Storyk/WSDG (Electric Lady Studios, Jazz @ Lincoln Center)
    1 downstage cinema-scale projection screen w/ 5.1 Meyer Surround Sound
    2 upstage movable projection screens
    Yamaha S6B 7’ concert grand piano
    elevated VIP Box & 2 private entrances
    full catering kitchen & planning services
    furnished Green Room w/ en suite restroom

    Previous LPR Artists

    Anna Netrebko • Amon Tobin • Anthony Braxton • The Antlers • Arditti Quartet • Atoms for Peace • Battles • Beck • Bela Fleck • Bill Frisell • Brad Mehldau • Broadcast • Caroline Shaw • Cat Power • Chris Thile • Cut Copy • Dan Deacon • Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra • David Byrne • Dean & Britta • Death • Debbie Harry • Deerhoof • Deerhunter • Destroyer • Don DeLillo • Emanuel Ax • Erykah Badu • Fiery Furnaces • Florence & The Machine • Flying Lotus • Four Tet • Glen Hansard • Glenn Branca • Gregory Porter • Hélène Grimaud • Hilary Hahn • Hot Chip • Iggy Pop & the Stooges • J. Spaceman • Jeff Mangum • Jeremy Denk • John Adams • John Zorn • Juana Molina • Junip • Justin Vivian Bond • KD Lang • Kronos Quartet • Lady Gaga • Laurie Anderson • Liars • Little Dragon • Living Colour • Lorde • Lou Reed • Lydia Lunch • Lykke Li • Marc-André Hamelin • Marc Maron • Marc Ribot • Matt and Kim • Max Richter • Medeski Martin & Wood • Menahem Pressler • Mike Watt • Moby • Mono • Múm • Nico Muhly • No Age • Norah Jones • of Montreal • Os Mutantes • Patti Smith • Paul Simon • Philip Glass • Raekwon • Reggie Watts • Regina Spektor • RZA • Salman Rushdie • The Shins • Simone Dinnerstein • Sleigh Bells • So Percussion • Spoon • Squarepusher • Steve Reich • Terry Riley • They Might Be Giants • Throbbing Gristle • Tim Hecker • Tori Amos • Toumani Diabaté • Typhoon • Yo La Tengo • Yo-Yo Ma • Yoko Ono

    newsounds.org is an official radio partner of (Le) Poisson Rouge.

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
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