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The 2018 TD James Moody Jazz Festival

The seventh annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival took place from November 4 to 18, 2018. In seven years, this Festival has become a highly anticipated event every fall,...
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RIP Phil Mattson

“Phil Mattson is the greatest vocal jazz arranger on the #8221; –Richie Cole “Phil Mattson has been passionate about quality vocal jazz since his earliest experiences with the genre....
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On Stage at Kingsborough – Billie and Blue Eyes!

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Brooklyn’s Kingsborough Community College presented another stellar event from the On Stage at Kingsborough series. Billie and Blue Eyes! was a tribute to the...
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The 2018 JazzFest White Plains

Now that the end of the year is almost here, this is a look back at one of the best up-and-coming jazz festivals in the Northeast. The seventh annual...
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The 2018 Newport Jazz Festival

Although summer is becoming a memory, some of the best memories of the season came from the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival, Presented by Natixis Investment Managers. Established in 1954...
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The 2018 White Plains Jazz Festival – Coming Soon!

Returning for the seventh year, the White Plains Jazz Festival has quite a line-up for its five-day celebration. From Wednesday, September 12 to Sunday, September 16, the Festival will...
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Emmet Cohen Interview: Jazz Across Generations

By Larry Englund Pianist/composer Emmet Cohen is only 28, yet he’s become an important figure in music and related arts as both a performer, and as someone committed to the...
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Bright Moments! Celebrating Dorthaan Kirk at 80

On Saturday April 28, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented a tribute and early 80th birthday present to Dorthaan Kirk, Newark’s “First Lady of Jazz.” Her actual birthday...