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BMI Congratulates 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Stanley Clarke and Billy Hart

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From News, posted 3.07.22 This spring, the National Endowment for the Arts will celebrate two of BMI’s legendary jazz musicians, Stanley Clarke and Billy Hart, as Jazz Masters, which is the highest honor bestowed in the world of jazz music. As an extraordinary bass-player, Clarke has become one of the most influential players in… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of GRAMMY-Winning Songwriter James Mtume

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From News, posted 1.10.22 BMI is saddened by the passing of R&B and jazz great James Mtume. Best known for his mega hit “Juicy Fruit,” which has been sampled in countless subsequent R&B hits since his own version in 1983, Mtume also produced and co-wrote smash singles, Stephanie Mills’ “Never Knew Love Like This… Read more...


Terri Lyne Carrington: From Child Prodigy to Trailblazing Jazz Drummer

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18 Three-time GRAMMY winning musician, songwriter and producer Terri Lyne Carrington has always had an incredible passion for music. As a child, her budding talent placed her alongside some of the biggest jazz musicians in the world at an age when most girls are playing with dolls. Her father, Mat Carrington,… Read more...


BMI Salutes its 2016 NEA Jazz Masters With Celebratory Dinner and Live Concert

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From News, posted 4.04.16 Last night, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., BMI joined the National Endowment for the Arts in hosting a celebratory dinner honoring BMI affiliates and 2016 Jazz Masters Gary Burton, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp. The dinner was part of BMI’s continued sponsorship of the NEA Jazz Masters, which… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Gary Burton, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp to be Honored as 2016 Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 2.10.16 BMI is proud to congratulate its affiliates Gary Burton, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp, who each will be deservedly honored as a 2016 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts on April 4 in Washington, DC. The NEA Jazz Masters award is the highest honor that the U.S.… Read more...