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Now that we know it for 9 days in June, back to the other 356 days of ... Live jazz in ROC, March 21-27

While you're looking for jazz here for the other 356 days of the year, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival announced their lineup on Tuesday.  As usual there is are some gems and a lot for someone like me, who loves to explore music, to dig into.  More later ... but now we return to your regularly scheduled (jazz) programming! Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your ...
Tags: Greece, Jazz, Rochester, Cornell, Hanna, Jane, Roc, Brockport, ESM, Buffalo State University, Dave Holland, Eastman School of Music, Boney James, Kenny Barron, Ann Mitchell, Alan Murphy


Tulsa Symphony’s New Executive Director: Keith Elder Of Aspen Festival

“Keith C. Elder, whose career as a performing arts administrator has included stints with such prestigious organizations as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Eastman School of Music, has been named the new executive director of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.” – Tulsa World
Tags: Art, Music, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Eastman School of Music, 03.13.19, Tulsa Symphony, Keith C Elder


In case you're looking, you can find ... Live jazz music in and around ROC, March 14-20

Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to time).  We just hit 500 subscribers (but always could use some more...). Check us out on social media (links at the top of the column to the right). Whatever floats your boat.... By the way, Jazz 90.1 began their Spring Pledge Drive on Monday. If you're ready to t...
Tags: Jazz, Rochester, Cornell, Roc, Watkins, Buffalo State University, Dave Holland, Eastman School of Music, Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron, Alan Murphy, Charley Brown, Jazz Around Town, Greg Bell, Eric Marienthal, Nelson Rangell


Gifts of music and ... Live jazz in Rochester, December 6-12

Last Thursday, I was reminded of one of the great gifts of having the Eastman School of Music in town. Once in a while a great jazz artist comes to town to work with Eastman's jazz students and, sometimes, these visitors also team up with the best of Eastman's jazz faculty and/or students for a great night of jazz available to the public. Last Thursday was one of those times. Danilo Peréz teamed up with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bill Dobbins, to reprise a concert that Peréz and Dobb...
Tags: Europe, Jazz, Rochester, Frank Sinatra, Perez, Vinny, Hanna, Eastman, Immanuel, ESM, Danilo Pérez, Eastman School of Music, Dobbins, Alan Murphy, Salvatore, Charley Brown


Charleston Gospel Choir Rings in the Holiday Season Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 PM

Dr. Antoine T. Clark 19th Annual Gospel Christmas: Saturday, December 1 , Charleston Holiday Tradition CHARLESTON, SC November 9, 2018 — The acclaimed Charleston Gospel Choir presents the 19th Annual Gospel Christmas Saturday, December 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at Burke High School Auditorium, 244 President Street, Charleston. A Lowcountry household name, the Charleston Gospel Choir brings real meaning to ...
Tags: Religion, Ohio, Carol, Choir, Charleston, Ohio State University, Atlanta Georgia, Clark, Queen City, Burke High School, Eastman School of Music, Virginia Commonwealth University, Kenyon College, Worthington Ohio, William J Zick, Charleston Gospel Choir


Detroit Symphony Orchestra Selects Two African American Orchestra Fellows

Adam Sadberry Flute | African-American Orchestra Fellow A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Adam Sadberry has recorded with the Eastman Wind Ensemble and went on tour with the Eastman Philharmonia. He was also the recipient of the 2017 Eastman / Links Scholarship. “I'm really looking forward to growing as a person and a musician with the other DSO musicians by my side. The short time I've been here has already made an enormous impact on my playing, so I can'...
Tags: Religion, Michigan State University, Youngstown, DSO, Eastman School of Music, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, William J Zick, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Adam Sadberry, Adam Sadberry Michael Gause, Michael Gause, National Repertory Orchestra, Justin Emerich


New York Times: Frances Walker-Slocum, 94, Pioneering Pianist and Teacher, Dies

Frances Walker-Slocum The New York Times By Sam Roberts June 19, 2018 Frances Walker-Slocum, who overcame childhood burns that left her arm impaired to become a pioneering classical pianist and the first black female tenured professor at Oberlin College and Conservatory, died on June 9 in Oberlin, Ohio. She was 94. Her death was announced by Oberlin, where she had taught from 1976 until she retired in 1991 and was named a professor emerita. “Miss Walk...
Tags: Mississippi, Washington, New York City, Religion, New York Times, New Jersey, Manhattan, Rochester, Jamaica, Briggs, Oberlin, Temple University, Walker, Frances, Howard University, Brahms


Helen Hou-Sandì in New York Magazine

Many of you know Helen Hou-Sandì, a graduate of the Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music program at the Eastman School of Music a few years back. I still remember when Helen put her hand up in a workshop that I gave at Eastman and asked if I would be open to a redesign of the blog. The design on the blog that you're looking at today is Helen's work and I hope you agree that it has stood the test of time.Helen's passion for web design has blossomed into a major career, and she is now the lead dev...
Tags: Religion, New York Magazine, Helen, Eastman, Eastman School of Music, Chris Foley, Helen Hou Sandì


Helen Hou in New York Magazine

Many of you know Helen Hou, a graduate of the Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music program at the Eastman School of Music a few years back. I still remember when Helen put her hand up in a workshop that I gave at Eastman and asked if I would be open to a redesign of the blog. The design on the blog that you're looking at today is Helen's work and I hope you agree that it has stood the test of time.Helen's passion for web design has blossomed into a major career, and she is now the lead developer...
Tags: Religion, New York Magazine, Helen, Eastman, Eastman School of Music, Chris Foley, Helen Hou


The Eastman School of Music Celebrates the 95th Birthday Year of Composer and Pianist George Walker

George Walker Gateways Music Festival & Eastman School of Music The Eastman School of Music is proud to celebrate the 95th birthday year of composer and pianist George Theophilus Walker in a special alumnus recital on Monday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m., in Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman, followed by a champagne toast and reception in Wolk Atrium for the audience. The recital, comprised of the complete (5) piano sonatas of George Walker, will be performed by Albani...
Tags: England, Religion, United States, New York Times, New Orleans, Rochester, Whitney, Joan, Smith College, Gregory, Bennington, Philadelphia Orchestra, Walker, Eastman, University of Delaware, Hanson


Performing Arts Review: Superlative performances all, pianist Clipper Erickson has resurrected an American master. [R. Nathaniel Dett]

R. Nathaniel Dett is featured at AfriClassical.com Performing Arts Review: Pianist Clipper Erickson has devoted an enormous amount of thought, preparation time, energy, and virtuoso pianism crafting this remarkable 2 CD set (over two hours of fascinating music) comprising the complete piano works of Robert Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943). A member of the teaching and adjunct faculties at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton and Temple University in Philadelphia, Erickson’s be...
Tags: Religion, Harvard, Canada, United States, Paris, Philadelphia, Princeton, Erickson, Parma, Temple University, Brahms, Eastman School of Music, Nepenthe, William J Zick, Nathaniel Dett, Scott Joplin


Democrat & Chronicle: Gateways Music Festival celebrates black composers, players

Gateways Music Festival  Gateways Music Festival Orchestra concertmaster and Eastman School of Music graduate Kelly Hall-Tompkins.  (Photo: GREGORY ROUTT)   Democrat & Chronicle Rochester, New York  Gino Fanelli August 6, 2017 Coming up this week is a Rochester staple festival celebrating a community of people rich with culture and a resounding artistic identity. The Gateways Music Festival, a celebration of peoples of African herita...
Tags: Religion, Toronto, Rochester, Juilliard, Winston Salem North Carolina, Eastman School of Music, William J Zick, Kelly Hall Tompkins, Lee Koonce, Adolphus Hailstork, Burgett, Armenta Adams Hummings Dumisani, Dumisani, Eastman School of Music Gateways, Eastman School of Music This, Paul Burgett


XRIJF in a nutshell ... Day 6 of the festival

Day 6 of the Rochester International Jazz Festival was one of those nights that epitomizes the festival: Great music, but each uniquely different. Just the way I like it. I flipped my schedule after remembering, well after 4:15, that I needed to get a wristband for the first set at Max on my "draft plan." But given the rest of the schedule I just replaced the first with the third and it worked just as well. Started out the evening at the Xerox Auditorium with the Charles Pillow Large Ensemble fe...
Tags: Israel, Jazz, Miles Davis, Rochester, Roc, Eastman, Eastman School of Music, Electric Miles, Greg Bell, Einav, XRIJF 2017, Xerox Auditorium, Tim Hagans Clay Jenkins, Kari Ikonen, Lutheran Church for Klabbes Bank, Klas Henrik Hörngren


XRIJF 2017: A chance to hear the music you can hear the other 356 days of the year…

As JazzRochester’s main focus is the live jazz you can hear in and around Rochester during the other 356 days of the year, I always provide a separate post that lets you know the local jazz musicians and bands who will be heard at the XRIJF, bands from the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music, and the great local high school bands playing early in the evening at the City of Rochester Stage on Jazz Street. During the festival, I tend to focus on those artists coming from out of town...
Tags: Hilton, Jazz, Rochester, Central Library, ESM, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Canandaigua, Herb Smith, Jazz Around Town, Greg Bell, Laura Dubin, Harold Danko, Jimmie Highsmith, Charles Finney, Jeff Campbell


A man, a horn, a graphic novel: Dave Chisholm's Instrumental

I’m going to do something different here. A review of sorts, which is something I don’t do very much on JazzRochester. Why? Because one of Rochester’s jazz musicians, trumpeter Dave Chisholm, has pulled together a project that brings together sight and sound in a unique and compelling way and I wanted to share it with you. I’ve been acquainted with Dave since he was a student a the Eastman School of Music. He used to play with the pick up band of ESM jazz students who had a regular hit years bac...
Tags: Amazon, Dave, Jazz, Rochester, Salvador Dalí, Tom, Moe, Instrumental, ESM, Eastman School of Music, Canandaigua, Art Spiegelman, Greg Bell, Jeremy Pelt, Sound and Vision, Local Artists




Eastman Jazz Musicians Win 2017 DownBeat Student Awards

The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble under Dave Rivello and Eastman School of Music students Theresa Chen, George Darrah, and Jon Rarick have received DownBeat honors in the magazine’s 40th annual Student Awards competition. The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble was recognized in the Outstanding College Performance Large Jazz Ensemble category for its March 2, 2016, concert in which the musicians performed Bob Brookmeyers’s unreleased work Running in Place/Verticals and an unrecorded piece by Bill Holman titl...
Tags: Jazz, Chen, Jennie, DMA, Eastman School of Music, Darrah, Grayslake, Greg Bell, Dave Rivello, Bill Holman, Russell Robinson, Jon Rarick, Jazz News, Local Artists, Eastman Jazz Musicians, Eastman New Jazz Ensemble


John Malveaux: National Review: "An American Outsider" By Jay Nordlinger

George Walker (Frank Schramm/Jay Nordlinger) George Walker is featured at AfriClassical.com. His own website is http://georgetwalker.com/ ...
Tags: Washington, France, Religion, America, New Jersey, Manhattan, Ohio, South America, Philadelphia, Rochester, Jamaica, Oberlin, Temple University, Pierre Boulez, Gregory, Rosa


A little less, a little more ... Live jazz in ROC, January 5-11

While right after the holidays is often light, the few gigs around over the next seven days reminds me how hard it is out there to present live jazz. We're seeing less and possibly more of it around ROC right now (perhaps more about this later).  Some of you may have heard that the Pythodd Jazz Room in Charlotte has closed. While that is true (explaining why there are no listings below), it appears from a note on their website that there are new owners of the club and the closure may be tempora...
Tags: Jazz, Rochester, Hamilton, Michael, Charlotte, East, Monroe, Hanna, Roc, Penfield, Pittsford, Eastman School of Music, Charley Brown, Jazz Around Town, Greg Bell, Jon Seiger


Eastman Jazz Musicians Featured at Annual Jazz Education Network Conference  

FYI from an Eastman School of Music Press Release, December 22, 2016: Jazz students and faculty from the Eastman School of Music will perform on the first night of the 8th Annual JEN (Jazz Education Network) Conference, being held in New Orleans Jan. 4 to 7, 2017. JEN is an international organization that promotes and advances jazz education, performance, and development of new audiences.  The annual conference features workshops, panel discussions, research presentations, clinics, and concerts...
Tags: New York City, Jazz, Charles, West Coast, Jen, Eastman, Eastman School of Music, Clay Jenkins, Rich Thompson, Greg Bell, Harold Danko, Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Charlie Carr, Jeff Campbell


Democrat & Chronicle: Black musicians' Gateways Music Festival retooling event [Lee Koonce is now President and Artistic Director]

Lee Koonce Democrat & Chronicle Jeff Spevak November 25, 2016 Lee Koonce has a vision. “We need a million black and Latino kids playing the violin,” he says. “And another million playing the cello. Two million, even.” Koonce is the first person to hold a paid position with the Gateways Music Festival, its main goal being to support black classical musicians. The Eastman School of Music Dean Jamal Rossi, the University of Rochester and Gateways itself team...
Tags: New York City, Religion, Chicago, Manhattan, Rochester, Winston Salem North Carolina, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, William J Zick, League of American Orchestras, Bill You, Lee Koonce


Top Posts From AJBlogs 06.20.16

Noticing before knowing My favorite books about writing are really books about thinking, and crafting those thoughts into powerful, public form. So, whenever I’m in a thinking thicket … read more AJBlog: The Artful Manager Published 2016-06-20 Monday Recommendation: Chris Ziemba Chris Ziemba, Manhattan Lullaby (Outside in Music). His abilities honed by studies at the Eastman School of Music and Juilliard, 29-year-old pianist Chris Ziemba is in demand on the New York scene. His debut recording … ...
Tags: Art, New York, London, Jane Austen, National Gallery, Lucian Freud, Metropolitan Museum, Ajblogs, Midwest, Thomas Campbell, BURNETT, Corot, Juilliard, Rahsaan, Eastman School of Music, Daniel Weiss


Gateways Music Festival & Eastman School of Music New York City Fundraiser Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at home of Lee Koonce, 381 Lenox Ave., Apt. 3B, New York, NY

Gateways Music Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.For additional information, please contact Lee Koonce at [email protected] The Gateways Music Festival is committed to artistic excellence and diversity in classical music and strives to increase the visibility of professional classical musicians of African descent and the number of young people of African descent lea...
Tags: New York City, Religion, United States, New York Ny, Juilliard, Rochester New York, Eastman School of Music, William J Zick, Lee Koonce


Sergio A. Mims: BroadwayWorld.com: The Dessoff Choirs Names New Music Director [Malcolm J. Merriweather]

Malcolm J. Merriweather www.malcolmjmerriweather.com Sergio A. Mims forwards this news: Broadway World May 24 The Dessoff Choirs today announces its appointment of Malcolm J. Merriweather as its ninth music director. "I'm delighted with The Dessoff Choirs' appointment of Malcolm Merriweather as their new Music Director. Malcolm is one of the bright rising stars of his generation of choral conductors," said Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and Or...
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The Gateways Music Festival Appoints Lee Koonce President & Artistic Director And Announces New Partnership With The Eastman School Of Music

Lee Koonce Rochester, NY – May 13, 2016 | The Gateways Music Festivaltoday announces the appointment of Lee Koonce, who has served on Festival’s board since 1998, as President & Artistic Director.  Additionally, the Festival and the Eastman School of Music, which have partnered since 1996, announce a new alliance that strengthens the organizations’ efforts to promote and increase diversity in the field of classical music.  The Festival, which will remain an independent non-pro...
Tags: Facebook, Board of Directors, New York City, Religion, Chicago, University, Juilliard, Eastman, Seligman, Oberlin College, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY, Winston Salem NC, Eastman School, William J Zick


Get jazzed at the 2016 Rochester Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony!

The Rochester Music Hall of Hame celebrated its first inductees in 2012, recognizing those with ties to Rochester whose talents, efforts, perseverance, and creativity have contributed to the creation of musical excellence. Every year new members are honored through ceremony and celebration and their achievements memorialized to promote an appreciation for the Greater Rochester area’s rich and diverse musical history and culture. Among the class of inductees for 2016 are two musicians who are we...
Tags: Florida, UK, London, California, James Brown, Rochester, Aerosmith, Van Morrison, Brown, Ellis, George Benson, Locke, FRED WESLEY, Maceo Parker, Royal Academy of Music, Eastman School of Music


National Gallery of Art: The Cann Duo, Feb. 14, 3:30, West Building, Leonard Bernstein, Margaret Bonds, Jeffrey Mumford, Richard Rodgers & Michael Leibowitz

Kimberly & Michelle Cann, Duo Pianists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMDfECABH7I (3:42) Margaret A. Bonds is featured at AfriClassical.com  Jeffrey Mumfordhttp://www.presser.com/composer/mumford-jeffrey/(Ronald Jantz) National Gallery of Art The 74th Season of Concerts 2015–2016 The Cann Duo February 14 at 3:30West Building, West Garden Court ...
Tags: US, Beethoven, Jamaica, Michelle, Daniel Shapiro, Asheville NC, Kimberly, Eastman School of Music, Robert McDonald, Aaron Brown, Curtis Institute, William J Zick, Michael Leibowitz, Kimberly Michelle Cann, Margaret A Bonds, Jeffrey Mumfordhttp


One look at the future

I'm delighted -- amazed, thrilled, just over the moon -- about next season's programs at the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the first season under the orchestra's new conductor, Alan Pierson. Talk about the future of classical music! Pierson, an indie classical musician known for conducting Alarm Will Sound, a pretty astounding new music ensemble, is shaping the orchestra's season almost entirely around Brooklyn composers and Brooklyn communities:In this debut "reboot" season, the Brooklyn Phil features...
Tags: New York, New York City, US, America, Chicago, Sufjan Stevens, David, Atlantic, Brooklyn, New York Times, Brighton, Beethoven, Richard Rogers, Dublin, Rolling Stone, Brothers Grimm


A new club with an old name is bringing more ... jazz in Rochester, January 28-February 3

It's not every day (or year ... or years) that a new club intending to present live jazz comes around in the Rochester area. In fact, I can count them on one hand since I arrived here in 2002. Well, there is a new one, that harkens back to an old one—a legendary jazz club here in ROC, the Pythodd. Once located in Corn Hill on Clarissa Street (alas it is a parking lot now), the Pythodd was, as Alan Morrell put it in the D&C this summer, "a vibrant part of a thriving neighborhood, a stop on the 'j...
Tags: Hilton, Rochester, Michael, Charlotte, Monroe, Roc, Lake Ave, Justin Kauflin, Pittsford, Eastman School of Music, Baldwinsville, Charley Brown, Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Jazz Around Town, Greg Bell, Victor Wooten


Paul O'Dette - Cleveland Classical Guitar Society

Paul O'Dette led the revival of Renaissance and Baroque lute playing in the 1970's and still stands among the greatest in the world. His more than 100 recordings, 2 Grammys, impressive conducting experience, and 4 decades at the Eastman School of Music are part of a musical legacy beyond compare.
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