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Highlights: Chicago Jazz Festival at Millennium Park Features Sun Ra Arkestra, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Terence Blanchard and More

Highlights: Chicago Jazz Festival at Millennium Park Features Sun Ra Arkestra, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Terence Blanchard and More

Aug 2014 11:25AM EDT

The 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival runs from August 28-31 at Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center. Headliners include Terence Blanchard, Rufus Reid, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Sun Ra Arkestra.READ MORE

Frankie Ballard (2014)

20th Anniversary BayFest Music Festival

Aug 2014 15:08PM EDT

On October 3, 2014, Mobile, Alabama will welcome an expected 200,000+ guests for the kick-off of the 3-day BayFest Music Festival.READ MORE

Pulitzer Winner Caroline Shaw Sings David Lang

U.S. Department of State, Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation Collaborate on International OneBeat 2014

Aug 2014 09:43AM EDT

The pursuit of music on a global scale may have finally been mastered with OneBeat, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, produced by Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation.READ MORE

Legendary Jazz Club Slug's Saloon and Owner Jay Schultz Talk to Orchestra of Spheres' Daniel Beban About Old Performers

Legendary Jazz Club Slug's Saloon Owner Jay Schultz Talks to Orchestra of Spheres' Daniel Beban About Old Performers

Aug 2014 09:30AM EDT

Per Radio New Zealand National, a recent venture from Orchestra of Spheres' Daniel Beban, who runs Wellington sound exploration space The Pyramid Club met a slick fellow who ran a little join called Slug's Saloon, his name was Jay Schultz.READ MORE

Neil Patrick Harris takes the prize at the Tonys.

Emmys 2014: Music Times Judges The Nominees for Original Music and Lyrics

Aug 2014 15:32PM EDT

Most of this weekend's music media attention went toward the Video Music Awards but Monday night's Emmys feature a few musical categories of their own. Music Times checks out all of the contenders for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and checking our results against what the Emmys opted for.READ MORE

'Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey'

Emmys 2014: Music Times Judges The Nominees for Original Main Title Theme

Aug 2014 14:30PM EDT

Most of this weekend's music media attention went toward the Video Music Awards but Monday night's Emmys feature a few musical categories of their own. Music Times checks out all of the contenders for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music and checking our results against what the Emmys opted for.READ MORE

Steve Lowenthal Talks New Book 'Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey' and the Rebellious and Uncontested Guitar Phenom

Steve Lowenthal Talks New Book 'Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey'

Aug 2014 09:10AM EDT

"This is not rock 'n' roll. It's not pop music. It's not folk music; it's this sort of transcendental guitar music," Steve Lowenthal emphatically tells me over the phone. And, indeed, his new book, Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, details the style (and story) of perhaps this country's most influential "American primitive" guitarist.READ MORE

Sun Ra

Celebrate Sun Ra’s 100th Anniversary at Afro Punk Festival's "After Dark: The Beautiful Noise" at Brooklyn's Littlefield

Aug 2014 02:47AM EDT

In celebration of Sun Ra’s 100th (earthly) anniversary, Afro Punk Festival presents "Afro Punk After Dark: The Beautiful Noise" at Brooklyn club Littlefield on Saturday, August 23. The tribute will feature The Beautiful Noise including King Britt, Damon Bennett, Anthony Tidd and a few surprise guests.READ MORE

Raising Awareness: Classical Musicians Commissioned for Little to No Pay as Industry Lowballs Their Talents

Raising Awareness: Classical Musicians Commissioned for Little to No Pay as Industry Lowballs Their Talents

Aug 2014 09:19AM EDT

Being a musician is commonly known to be a daunting career choice. Maintaining an art form, actually, of any medium, and sustaining oneself is harder than anyone can truly imagine--and this now endangers classical musicians trying to make a buck with their original compositions.READ MORE

Green Day stars in 'The Simpsons Movie'

9 Great Cameos from Musicians on 'The Simpsons'

Aug 2014 13:53PM EDT

The cultural impact of The Simpsons is immeasurable, as you can tell from checking out Joey "Sideshow Joe" DeGroot's list on the number of bands that named songs (or themselves) after references to the animated classic. Celebrities of all stripes realize the kind of power that such a program packs so they'll readily appear as guest stars. The number of musical guests in the history of The Simpsons is huge, but we've whittled it down to nine of the best in honor of the current marathon of every episode currently happening on FXX.READ MORE

Bernie Williams

New York Yankee Bernie Williams' All-Star Band Meet & Greet Tickets Available for Paramount Theatre Performance

Aug 2014 08:55AM EDT

Premium Meet & Greet tickets for Bernie Williams and his All Star Band just became available. By purchasing premium price tier tickets in the first 4 rows for $100, you have the chance to meet the Yankee man himself after the show at the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill, NY.READ MORE

Amy Dickson

Classic Brit Award-Winning Saxophonist Amy Dickson Releases 'A Summer Place' on Sony Classical

Aug 2014 08:20AM EDT

Classic Brit Award-winning saxophonist Amy Dickson released A Summer Place on August 12 via Sony Classical. Australian-born, London-based Dickson has re-gifted us summers in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, taking the listener to a far off, well, modern-day sax paradise.READ MORE

Andrew Byrne

Symphony Space Announces New Artistic Director, Fulbright Scholar and Carnegie Hall Exec Andrew Byrne

Aug 2014 11:10AM EDT

The latest from Symphony Space comes to us via DotDotDotMusic, who is pleased to announce that Andrew Byrne will be hopping on as the new Artistic Director on September 15. Australian-born, Byrne is a Fulbright scholar who matriculated through Columbia University for his doctorate in music. The leadership role comes after his ten years with Carnegie Hall, eight of which were spent as Director of Festivals and Special Projects.READ MORE

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga "Cheek To Cheek" album cover

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Release New Song 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love', Unveil 'Cheek to Cheek' Tracklist [LISTEN]

Aug 2014 12:57PM EDT

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have finally unveiled all the details about their collaborative jazz album Cheek to Cheek. After releasing the lead single "Anything Goes," revealing a September release date and showing off some headline-making album artwork, today (Aug. 19), the New York duo revealed the full Cheek to Cheek tracklisting. They've also released a new song "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" for iTunes pre-orders.READ MORE

Will Todd's 'Mass in Blue' a Landmark of Choral Jazz, Combining Jazz and Church for a Religious Experience

Liturgical Jazz: Will Todd's 'Mass in Blue' Leads Pack Combining Improv and Choral for a Religious Experience

Aug 2014 11:26AM EDT

Will Todd's 'Mass in Blue' has become an shining example of the genre, as Laura Jones at Oxford University Press blog says, "presenting an innate fusion of jazz elements within choral writing."READ MORE

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