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Wall to Wall Johnny Cash and 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Take Over Symphony Space as Part of 2014-15 Calendar, via DotDotDot

'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' eighth blackbird, Fleck & Washburn, Johnny Cash Galore Highlight Symphony Space's 2014-15 Season

Jul 2014 09:10AM EDT

Care of the always informative DotDotDot Music, color us très impressed with Symphony Space's upcoming 2014-15 offerings: Classicalite dears eighth blackbird, husband and wife virtuosi Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, wall-to-wall Johnny Cash, a live rendering of the score to 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' and even a brand new mini-series, itself.READ MORE

Wynton Marsalis Named Director of Jazz Studies at Juilliard, Effective July 2014

Highlights: 2014 Newport Jazz Festival Celebrates 60 Years, Looks to the Future

Jul 2014 11:31AM EDT

This weekend, the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival celebrates 60 years with a roster of jazz luminaries including Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bobby McFerrin spirityouall, Gary Burton, Gregory Porter, Vijay Iyer and many more.READ MORE

Tony Bennett / Lady Gaga - 2014 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

WATCH: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Announce New Jazz Album Release Date on ‘TODAY’ [VIDEO]

Jul 2014 09:35AM EDT

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga sure do know how to make an entrance. The two, who have become quite closer over the years, arrived at Rockefeller Plaza earlier this morning in a Rolls Royce for an appearance on TODAY. The reason for their spot was to unveil a big announcement –– the release date of their forthcoming, and much talked about, jazz album.READ MORE

Need a new reed for your antique trumpet? Of course not...trumpets don't have reeds. But if they did, you could use a 3D printer to make one!

UConn Researchers Using 3D Printers to Make Parts for Antique Instruments

Jul 2014 11:34AM EDT

Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using 3D printers to make replacement parts for antique instruments.READ MORE

Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart Star in 'Waiting for Godot,' 'No Man's Land' on Broadway

LINKS: Ian McKellen Says Actors Deserve a Living Wage, the Problem of Unpaid Gigs, Music Streaming Kills Jazz and Classical

Jul 2014 11:07AM EDT

All this week, news stories have been highlighting the precarious financial situation of many artists. First Salon.com reported that music streaming sites are reducing the royalties paid out to classical and jazz musicians. Then writer Daphne Carr addressed the problem of unpaid gigs. And finally, actor Ian McKellen called for a living wage for stage actors.READ MORE

Music for Revolution: Fela Kuti Immortalized in Latest Doc 'Finding Fela' with Appearances from Paul McCartney and Questlove

New Fela Kuti Documentary, 'Finding Fela,' Continues What 'FELA!' the Musical Started

Jul 2014 09:04AM EDT

Directed by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Darkside, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), the film takes a deeper look into a story told by the three-time Tony-winning musical FELA!, which had its Off-Broadway premiere in 2008--recently revived on Broadway in 2012.READ MORE

BAM Awarded National Medal of the Arts

President Barack Obama to Honor Brooklyn Academy of Music with National Medal of Arts

Jul 2014 08:58AM EDT

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle announced yesterday that the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is the first institution to receive the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government. The National MedalREAD MORE

Jazz District Renaissance Co. Presents Jazz Walk of Fame on 18th and Vine, Count Basie and Others as First Inductees

Kansas City Jazz District Renaissance Co. Opens Walk of Fame on 18th and Vine: Basie, Bird, Metheny and Others First Inductees

Jul 2014 11:12AM EDT

The 18th and Vine area may be slow to renovation but the latest project in creating a Jazz Walk of Fame should be a tangible way to generate some much-needed tourism.READ MORE

'Can You Feel It' by Rick Braun

Back of The Billboards: 'Can You Feel It' by Rick Braun

Jul 2014 17:07PM EDT

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of.READ MORE

Everyone's Dying to Get In: Woodlawn Cemetery Offers Grave Plots next to Jazz Legends and Major Contributors to the Arts

Everyone's Dying to Get In: Woodlawn Cemetery Offers Grave Plots Next to Jazz Legends

Jul 2014 09:59AM EDT

If it isn't too morbid to think that cemeteries can accumulate any sort of "fame," then perhaps buying your future grave plot in one of them is.READ MORE

Jack Black and Charlie Haden present at The Grammys.

Charlie Haden, Jazz Bassist and Ornette Coleman Playing Partner, Dead at 76

Jul 2014 10:36AM EDT

Charlie Haden, one of the best bassists in jazz history, has died at the age of 76.READ MORE

Hyde Park Jazz Festival Showcases the Breadth of Chicago Jazz Talent

Hyde Park Jazz Festival Announces Complete Lineup: Dee Alexander, Pianist Craig Taborn, J.D. Allen Quartet and More

Jul 2014 10:42AM EDT

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival has announced the complete lineup for its 8th annual festival on September 27 and 28. This year the Jazz Fest expands to 18 hours over 2 days, presenting Chicago’s greatest jazz musicians to an anticipated crowd of more than 20,000 people.READ MORE

The Decemberists - "The King is Dead" (2011)

9 Album Titles That Reference Other Albums

Jul 2014 16:26PM EDT

If you want your album title to catch someone's attention, one surefire technique you can try is referencing the title of a classic album, which might trick people into thinking your album is just as good. Here are nine album titles that are references to other albums.READ MORE

Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle As Miles Davis

Jul 2014 09:11AM EDT

Don Cheadle will stars as Miles Davis in an upcoming biopic.READ MORE

Tony Bennett / Lady Gaga

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Elvis Costello: Musicians Gather For Montreal Jazz Festival, Prep To Release New Music This Fall

Jul 2014 12:40PM EDT

The 35th annual Montreal Jazz Festival ended just this past Sunday. Having begun on June 26, the event welcomed in some of the industry’s best musicians to perform for crowds and celebrate the wonderful genre of jazz. Legendary crooner Tony Bennett made an appearance in the largest hall, as did the likes of Lady Gaga and Elvis Costello.READ MORE

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