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Jazz Great Manny Albam Dies at 79

From News, posted 10.08.01 Manny Albam, jazz composer, arranger, conductor and teacher, died at his home in Croton-On-Hudson, New York on October 2. He was 79. The cause of death was cancer. During a career that spanned seven decades, Albam worked with some of the… Read more...


At BMI, Black Music Month Is Celebrated All Year Long

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From News, posted 6.12.01 At BMI, Black Music Month Is Celebrated All Year Long By Rob Patterson From the dawning days of rhythm & blues through today's multifaceted urban music scene, BMI has been at the forefront of music from the African American tradition,… Read more...


Good Vibrations at Lionel Hampton Dedication Ceremony

From News, posted 1.30.01 Remarks by John Edward Hasse Curator of American Music National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution Lionel Hampton Donation Ceremony Tuesday, January 30, 2001 In recognition of the importance of jazz in American history and culture, the Smithsonian Institution operates the world's… Read more...