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Terence Blanchard to be First Black Composer at The Met

From The New York Times The Met Will Stage Its First Opera by a Black Composer By: MICHAEL COOPER “In its 136-year history, the Metropolitan Opera has never staged an opera by a black composer. But that will finally change: The company said on Thursday that it would present ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones,’ by the composer and jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, in a coming season. ‘He’s a brilliant composer,’ Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, said in a telephone interview. Mr. Gelb made the announcement as the Met prepares to open its season on Monday with a new production of the Gershwins’ ‘Porgy and Bess.’ The ‘Porgy’ staging has brought renewed attention to the fact that the most-performed opera about the African-American experience was written by an all-white creative team, and has also served as a reminder of the historical dearth of opportunities for opera composers of color.”... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 19th, 2019 in News


"If Not Now" by Terri Lyne Carrington Review

From Jazz News Terri Lyne Carrington And Social Science Link With Rapper Mumu Fresh On ‘If Not Now’ From Double Album Waiting Game Out November 8 (Motema) By:Jazz News “Today Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science have revealed a new... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 16th, 2019 in News


Terence Blanchard to be Honored at New Orleans Film Festival

From OffBeat Magazine New Orleans Film Festival Will Honor Oscar-Nominated Terence Blanchard By: OFFBEAT STAFF “At this year’s 30th Annual New Orleans Film Festival, a hometown hero will be honored with a Career Achievement Award. Multiple Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated New Orleans... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 16th, 2019 in News


Jazzmeia Horn sings before sold out crowd at Jazzworks Live

From wbfo.org Jazz Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn sings before sellout crowd at Jazzworks Live By: MARK SCOTT “An enthusiastic sold-crowd turned out Saturday night for the first ever Jazzworks Live concert at the WNED/WBFO studios in downtown Buffalo. Headlining the evening... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 15th, 2019 in News


Ladysmith Black Mambazo to be Featured on New Milky Chance...

From The News Source Milky Chance Shares ‘The Game’ Ahead Of Third Album ‘Mind The Moon’ By: KATRINA NATTRESS “Milky Chance is gearing up to release its third studio album Mind The Moon this fall and on Friday shared the... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 13th, 2019 in News


Dayme Arocena Talks Ella Fitzgerald on Weekend Edition

From NPR How Ella Fitzgerald Is Influencing A New Generation Of Latinx Musicians Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday Click here to read more Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 7th, 2019 in News


Avishai Cohen & Yonathan Avishai - 'PLAYING THE ROOM'

Release date: 06.09.2019 “Playing The Room bears testimony to the long musical friendship of Avishai Cohen and Yonathan Avishai. They began to explore jazz as teenagers in Tel Aviv, and have continued to play together over many years, with Yonathan... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 6th, 2019 in News


Video Premiere: “Aggua” by Roberto Fonseca

From The News Source JT Video Premiere: ‘Aggua’ by Roberto Fonseca By: BYJAZZTIMES “JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of the video for ‘Aggua’ by Roberto Fonseca, directed by Joseph Ros. The track appears on the Cuban pianist’s upcoming... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 6th, 2019 in News


The Strong Cuban Beats of Daymé Arocena

From The Associated Press Daymé Arocena, the strong beats of Cuban jazz By: ANDREA RODRIGUEZ “Born in 1992 in the midst of a deep crisis on the island, Arocena studied at an art school and graduated as a choir director... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 6th, 2019 in News


Ella Fitzgerald's Signature Singing Style, Explained By Jazzmeia Horn

From NPR Music Ella Fitzgerald’s Signature Singing Style, Explained By Jazzmeia Horn Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 5th, 2019 in News


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