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The 2016 TD James Moody Jazz Festival

© Sheila Horne Mason There was a lot of great music in 2016, at jazz festivals, large and small. One of the last big festivals of the year was...
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The 2016 White Plains Jazz Fest

The fifth annual White Plains Jazz Fest took place September 20–25, 2016, and has gone from a one-day event in 2012 to a six-day, citywide extravaganza. The Fest is...
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The 2016 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, the last major event of the season-long line-up of jazz performances in New York City’s SummerStage series, took place August 26-27 at Marcus Garvey...
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In Brooklyn: On Stage at Kingsborough, 2016-2017 Season

Brooklyn’s On Stage at Kingsborough is a performing arts center whose mission is to present culturally diverse, multidisciplinary performances. The website states, “We strive to create an environment where...
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NJPAC and the TD James Moody Jazz Festival

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) had its spectacular opening celebration on October 18, 1997 that included performances by Wynton Marsalis, Chita Rivera, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Savion...
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The 2016 Newport Jazz Festival: Fabulous, Rain or Shine

The 2016 Newport Jazz Festival, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, took place July 29 –31. Sometimes at Newport, you get gorgeous weather, other times you experience torrential downpours....
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Dianne Reeves Lights Up the Night at SummerStage

The 2016 SummerStage Festival continued a dazzling season of free jazz concerts on July 27, when acclaimed vocalist Dianne Reeves performed in New York City’s Queensbridge Park. Dianne Reeves...
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SummerStage Continues in NYC!

  After the wonderful show on June 4, “The Legends Honor McCoy: McCoy Tyner Quartet / Ron Carter / Roy Haynes,” SummerStage in New York City continued in a...
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2016 Newport Jazz Festival, Coming July 29-31

The 2016 Newport Jazz Festival, presented by Natixis Global Management, will take place July 29 – 31.  In addition to the Friday evening show at the International Tennis Hall...
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SummerStage – Free Jazz in New York City!

Hosting concerts throughout New York City since 1986, SummerStage is the largest free performing arts festival in the city! The SummerStage website says, “By presenting artists and genres that...