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NEA Heritage Fellow

Congratulations to Joanie Madden of Cherish The Ladies – one of this year’s National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellows! The National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship is the highest honor that our nation bestows upon its folk and traditional artists. Each year, nine to thirteen individuals, “national living treasures” from across the nation, are chosen to receive this one-time-only Fellowship in recognition of lifetime achievement, artistic excellence and contributions to our nation’s cultural heritage. Joanie Madden is recognized as one of the most influential women in Irish music worldwide, with an accomplished career as a composer, recording artist, and performer. One of the great flute and whistle players of her generation – and steeped in a generations-long musical tradition that she proudly champions to audiences around the world – she is a leading presence in the advancement of traditional Irish music, from its community grassroots to its... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 15th, 2021 in News


Return to the Center: Black Women, Jazz, and Jazz Education

Terri Lyne Carrington is live now on Zoom, welcoming participants to the symposium, “Return to the Center: Black Women, Jazz, and Jazz Education,” running throughout today and tomorrow and featuring some incredible panelists. Click here for more info Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 9th, 2021 in News


Take Five: Bold New Music by Michael Mayo

From WBGO Take Five: Bold New Music by Michael Mayo, Kurt Elling, Gerald Cleaver & Julian Lage By: Nate Chinen Michael Mayo, “Stolen Moments” There’s a beautifully slippery quality to the musicality of Michael Mayo. I mean that not in... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 8th, 2021 in News


“Fascinating nebulae of sound”

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Posted Jun 8th, 2021 in News


10 Albums You Need to Know in June

From JAZZIZ 10 Albums You Need to Know: June 2021 By: Matt Micucci Michael Mayo, Bones (Mack Avenue) Release date: June 4 Classically trained NYC-based rising star vocalist/instrumentalist/songwriter Michael Mayo has developed his own seamless and lush sound and on... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 3rd, 2021 in News


Jazz FM Album of the Week

From Jazz FM Jazz FM’s Album of the Week By: Alastair Steel Michael is a gifted singer and arranger who is only the third vocalist ever accepted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (now the Herbie Hancock Institute of... Read The Full Article

Posted May 26th, 2021 in News


Concert for Love and Acceptance

Kathy Mattea will perform in the Concert for Love and Acceptance at 8PM on Wednesday, June 30th, streaming on CMT’s Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as the website for Ty Herndon’s Foundation for Love and Acceptance. The annual event... Read The Full Article

Posted May 24th, 2021 in News


The feel of Houston suffuses new album

From The Houston Chronicle The feel of Houston suffuses new album from pianist James Francies By: Andrew Dansby As James Francies’ second album, ‘Purest Form,’ begins a gradual move toward its conclusion, his father’s voice joins the mix. Francies returned... Read The Full Article

Posted May 20th, 2021 in News


WBGO Listening Party

Join Joe Lovano, his Sound Prints co-leader Dave Douglas, and pianist Lawrence Fields for a listening party this Thursday, May 6th on WBGO’s YouTube channel. They’ll be streaming the full Other Worlds recording a day before its release and Dave,... Read The Full Article

Posted May 5th, 2021 in News


American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Congratulations to Terri Lyne Carrington upon her induction into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences! From the Academy press release: “The Academy was established in 1780 by the country’s founders to provide guidance to a young nation that would... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 26th, 2021 in News


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