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Bending Towards The Light … A Jazz Nativity

People of all faiths, for jazz fans and those new to it, young and old, return year after year.  The joy, love and camaraderie inherent in the show radiates throughout the audience.

The show was written and arranged by singer-songwriter Anne Phillips at the suggestion of the late John Garcia Gensel, “The Jazz Pastor” of St. Peter’s Church. The Jazz Nativity was premiered in 1985.

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BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, is dedicated to identifying, supporting and presenting established and emerging artists in a variety of disciplines, including music, dance and children’s theatre to the diverse Metropolitan audience.

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Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band 20th Anniversary

Everything about the big band...well not everything in the universe..but mostly everything is on my website.
I'm going keep posting, and have my band members write as well.
I think I mentioned Kickstarter thing...but I'm not there yet..I need to have a few conversations with key people first.

Here's what I'll be sending out in a week to my email list....and I'll create a Facebook event

"Diane Moser's Composers Big Band 20th Anniversary Concert"
Featuring the music of their resident composers.
Celebrating 20 years of developing and presenting new music for big band.

Wednesday, March 22nd
2 Sets 8PM and 10PM
$20 cover
Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-744-2600
http://www.trumpetsjazz.com/

"Diane Moser's Composers Big Band 20th Anniversary Concert" 
Featuring the music of their resident composers.
Celebrating 20 years of developing and presenting new music for big band. 
Wednesday, March 22nd  
2 Sets 8PM and 10PM
$20 cover

Since 1997, Diane Moser's Composers Big Band has presented over 100 guest composers and guest performers.Their musical offerings have ranged from: straight ahead Jazz to Latin, Indian Ragas, Funk, Blues, Experimental and everything in between. Many projects have included poets, actors, electronics, film, Soundpainting and even a Jazz opera! Homage is paid to great composers of the past by playing the music of Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson and Jaki Byard. The CBB is a dedicated group of musicians and composers who come together with the mission of exploring and going forward with big band music.


The members of the CBB include:
Saxes: Ed Xiques ,Rob Middleton, Marty Fogel , Barbara CifellI, Craig Yaremko, Tom Colao
Trombones: Erick Storckman , Ben Williams, Matt Haviland , Dennis Argul
Trumpets: Mike Spengler, Jim Cifelli , Chris Rogers, Rob Henke                  
Rhythm Section; Diane Moser-piano,Larry Maltz-guitar, Andy Eulau-bass, Scott Neumann-drums

Their resident composers include:
Dennis Argul, Barbara Cifelli, Jim Cifelli, Marty Fogel, Matt Haviland, Rob Henke, Rob Middleton, Diane Moser, Chris Rogers, Erick Storckman,Russ Vines, Ed Xiques, and Craig Yaremko.

You can always hear jazz big bands that play the classic repertoire, where the music has been. To hear where big band music is going, check out the Composers Big Band.
– George Kanzler – Star Ledger Newark NJ 

big band lives…barroom or church, it’s all the same to this band of musical trail-blazers. Most amazing are the crowds that are flocking to hear [this] new music- a pivotal point if jazz is to survive and grow
– Jim Beckerman – Bergen Record New Jersey 

Big, swinging, and Mingus-esque!
– admin – Lurid Culture-Wordpress


 …this stellar band is as good as it gets
– Zan Stewart – Star Ledger Newark NJ

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Gary Lucas

Gary Lucas is an American guitarist who was a member of Captain Beefheart's band. He formed the band Gods and Monsters in 1988.

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Highlights In Jazz

New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert Series

2017 Schedule

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8 pm

Highlights In Jazz

44th Anniversary Gala

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

Ms. Vinnie Knight

Cynthia Sayer & her Joyride Band

Adrian Cunningham

Mike Weatherly

Larry Eagle

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8 pm

Salute to David Amram

Paquito D'Rivera

Jimmy Heath

Earl McIntyre

Bobby Sanabria

David Amram Quartet

with

Kevin Twigg René Hart Adam Amram

 Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8 pm

Women In Jazz

Barbara Carroll

with

Jay Leonhart

René Marie

w i t h

John Chin

Elias Bailey

Quentin Baxter

 International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Award Winner - Leonieke Scheuble

Thursday, May 4,2017 - 8 pm

The Joe Bushkin Centennial

 Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, Eric Comstock, Ted Rosenthal

Nicki Parrott, Harry Allen, Steve Johns, Spike Wilner

Musical Director d Bob Merrill

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Hudson Valley Jazz Fest

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Jazz Connect 2017

The Jazz Connect Conference, organized by JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition, will be held January 5-6, 2017 at Saint Peter's Church (at 54th & Lexington) in New York City and will lead into the annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference as well as Winter Jazzfest. Continuing the momentum from the January 2016 event which hosted over 800 registrants, the 2017 Jazz Connect Conference, with a theme of "The Family of Jazz," will feature a series of essential workshops, panels and events held over the course of two days. The Pre-Registration rate is only $145, until December 22, with additional discount of 15% offered to members of various organizations, including APAP, Chamber Music America, Jazz Journalists Association, JazzWeek, JazzCorner, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and AFM Local 802.

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Jazz Foundation of America

For 26 years, the Jazz Foundation has been keeping jazz and blues alive by helping the musicians who have played with everyone from Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. We now assist in more than 5,000 cases a year nationwide.

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JAZZ RECORD COLLECTORS’ BASH

Annual Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash Event For buyers and vendors of 78s, LPs, CDs & memorabilia.

43rd Annual Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash

June 23-24, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn Edison/Raritan Center

50 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison, New Jersey, 08837

732-225-0900

78s, LPs, CDs & Memorabilia

Buy, Sell, Trade, Schmooze~
Rare Vintage Jazz Films Each Day

Rare Jazz Films presented by film historian David Weiner, Ron Hutchinson, founder of The Vitaphone Project and Clip Joint a video presentation curated by Will Friedwald, columnist for The WSJ and author of eight books on music and popular culture.

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Live @ The Falcon

No-cover live jazz in an intimate, rustic venue that also offers American fare & art exhibitions.

Address: 1348 Rte 9w, Marlboro, NY 12542
Phone(845) 236-7970

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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation was established in 1979 to promote and support multi-state arts programming in a region that includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia. Over the last 35 years, the Foundation has expanded its reach to include national and international initiatives. The Foundation’s work is focused on performing arts touring, jazz, independent film, support for individual artists, and international cultural exchang

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National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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Paramount Hudson Valley Theater

A Westchester County landmark, this historic spot is a destination for live music & performing arts.

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Paul Winter’s Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice celebrates the spirit of the holidays within the extraordinary acoustics of New York’s greatest Cathedral. This multi-media event features musicians, vocalists and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. A dazzling extravaganza of music and dance, these performances offer a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people gathered together on the longest night of the year to welcome the return of the sun and the birth of the new year. The event has become New York’s favorite holiday alternative to the Nutcracker and Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular.

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Stratta Philips Productions

The Django Reinhardt NY Festival was launched in 2000 and was the first-ever festival of its kind in America and established a home at the legendary club, Birdland, in New York City. 2017 will mark its 18th anniversary, and it's going strong.

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The Bistro Awards

The Bistro Awards: recognizing, encouraging, nurturing, and educating cabaret, jazz, and comedy artists for 30 years through our insightful reviews and our annual awards — the oldest awards of its kind in the industry. 

The BISTRO AWARD was established by Bob Harrington in 1985 in his “Bistro Bits” column in the trade weekly Back Stage, then under the editorship of Sherry Eaker. For the first few years, the awards were merely listed in Harrington’s column as notable performances he had seen during the calendar year. The first formal presentation of the awards was held in 1990 at Eighty Eight’s, a popular cabaret venue in the West Village. From there, the show moved on to The Ballroom in Chelsea, and then relocated to the Supper Club in the Broadway District, where it remained for many years. This year marks the tenth year at Gotham Comedy Club.

The guidelines that Harrington set up for himself to determine the first winners have become the basic philosophy behind the Bistro Awards, which recognize achievement in a wide variety of categories — from outstanding performances to outstanding contributions by members of the cabaret community. The object is not to choose the “best” of anything of the year, but to recognize and congratulate the accomplishments of those who have done something special. Accordingly, categories can easily be created from year to year as they best fit the year’s distinguished work.

Some of the Bistro’s special honorees have included Ben Vereen (2014); Lainie Kazan, Maurice Hines, and Clint Holmes (2013); Kaye Ballard, Melissa Manchester, and Dee Dee Bridgewater (2012); Dionne Warwick and Carol Channing (2011); Mitzi Gaynor and Elaine Stritch (2010); Charles Aznavour and Liza Minnelli (2009); Marilyn Maye (2008); Betty Buckley (2007); Steve Ross (2006); as well as Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, Bobby Short, Eartha Kitt, Barbara Cook, and many others.

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The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA)

The Jazz Journalists Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best use of media of all kinds --new and old, online and off-- to tell the story of jazz and develop new jazz audiences. The JJA conducts online training programs for new and veteran journalists and has also produced mini-conferences, panel discussions, "critics clinics," book signings and social events at jazz festivals, educational institutions and performance venues. The JJA sustains a mentorship program for emerging jazz journalists as well as networking and individual consulting services for all members. 

The JJA Jazz Awards,  given annually since 1997, are awards for excellence in journalism as well as musicianship. Local "Jazz Hero" awards are also given to community jazz activists and local parties and meetups are held in many communities as part of the  yearly Awards celebration.

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THE JOHN & ALICE COLTRANE HOME

In October 2006, the Coltrane Family, the Friends of the Coltrane Home Working Committee, and several additional invitees important to the Coltrane legacy participated in a Visioning workshop. This event, coupled with additional follow-up discussions with Ravi Coltrane and others has provided the basis for the Vision and  Mission that follow.  Subsequent vision and planning meetings have expanded the educational component – called the Coltrane Legacy Education Project.

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The Louis Armstrong House Museum

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark. The Museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of African American Museums, the Museums Council of New York City, the New York State Museums Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and NYC & Company. The Museum is a constituent of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

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The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not for profit 501 (c)(3) whose mission is to present a variety of performing arts to the community and the surrounding area that they can enjoy and experience at a varied price point. The Playhouse presents national and local acts and is the cultural hub for the town of Ridgefield.

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The Sheen Center

Located in the NoHo/East Village section of downtown New York on historic Bleecker Street, the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is an vibrant new arts organization that presents over 75 events a year specializing in theatre, music, film, and thought. A project of the Archdiocese of New York, the Sheen Center complex encompasses the 270-seat Loreto mainstage theatre, a 90-seat Black Box Theatre, four rehearsal studios, and an Art Gallery.

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Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’ April 20 – 22, 2017 Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture

In the first ever retrospective of the life and legacy of one of the most important figures in Latin Jazz, The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ a multi-day, in-depth examination of his career through concerts, panels, film, dance, and more. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the retrospective, under the artistic direction of former Puente musical director José Madera, Jazz@ Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist / composer / arranger Carlos Henríquez, and Puente historian and archivist Joe Conzo, Sr., will take place from Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College, located at 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street) in the Bronx.

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