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A Hopeful and Healing Conversation With Composer Hannibal Lokumbe

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18 For more than four decades, composer and jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe (né Marvin Peterson) has been celebrating and commemorating the African-American experience through music that leaves audiences and orchestras alike spellbound with its poignant and riveting historical rawness. His work, which can be defined as nothing short of a healing… Read more...


Jihye Lee Awarded Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and Manny Albam Commission

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From News, posted 6.21.18 The work of the best and brightest new jazz composers who attended this year’s BMI Jazz Composers Workshop was featured in a free concert in NYC recently to determine the winner of this year’s prestigious Charlie Parker Prize and Manny Albam Commission. Hosted by musical director Andy Farber and judged… Read more...


Applications Now Open for BMI’s Jazz Composers Workshop

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From News, posted 7.25.17 BMI is now accepting applications for the 30th annual BMI Jazz Composers Workshop! This prestigious workshop runs from September 2017 through May 2018 and meets weekly at BMI’s New York office. The application deadline is Tuesday, August 15. Founded in 1988, the workshop helps aspiring jazz composers hone their craft… Read more...


Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and Manny Albam Commission Awarded to BMI Composer Dan Block

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From News, posted 6.28.16 The 28th Annual Summer Showcase Concert, which featured the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions created during the past year in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, culminated in a win for saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Dan Block, who was named the winner of the BMI Foundation’s 17th annual… Read more...


BMI Workshop Members Bring Jazz to Summer Showcase Concert in NYC

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From News, posted 5.31.16 The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop will again this year highlight the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions that were created during the past year in the workshop, at the 28th Annual Summer Showcase Concert on Wednesday, June 22, at 7:30 PM.The free event, which will feature the… Read more...


BMI’s Acclaimed Jazz Composer Workshop to Showcase New Works at 27th Annual Concert 

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From News, posted 6.22.15 The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, a noted creative forum for musical exploration and development, will highlight the best new jazz compositions created during the past year at its 27th Annual Summer Showcase Concert. The concert is free to the public, and will be held on Thursday, June 25, at Christ… Read more...


10 Questions With Melissa Aldana

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15 Saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana is a living bridge between traditional and modern jazz. Her new album Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio offers gorgeous cascades of melody and daring – from the joyful post-bop rush of “M&M” to the closing notes of her solo performance “Ask Me Now,” which boldly… Read more...


BMI’s Jazz Composer Workshop to Celebrate 26th Anniversary

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From News, posted 6.18.14 Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Jazz Composers Workshop, led by internationally renowned composer Jim McNeely and pianist/composer/arranger Mike Holober, will highlight the best new jazz compositions created during the last year at its 26th Annual Showcase Concert. Free and open to the public, the celebration will take place on Friday, June 27,… Read more...


BMI Explores the Origins of Jazz Appreciation Month

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From News, posted 4.22.14 Nearly thirteen years have passed since legendary musician/producer Quincy Jones helped the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History introduce the Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) initiative at a press conference in July 2001. The program spends each April celebrating the genre’s history, heroes and future with one month of special jazz-centric… Read more...


BMI’s Jazz Composers Workshop to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

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From News, posted 6.24.13 Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Jazz Composers Workshop, led by internationally renowned composer Jim McNeely and pianist/composer/arranger Mike Holober, will highlight the best new jazz compositions created during the last year at its 25th Annual Showcase Concert on Friday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 West… Read more...


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