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For Joe Lovano, Every Month is Jazz Appreciation Month

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From News, posted 4.01.22 Joe Lovano has spent his entire life as a student of jazz, and the majority as a teacher. The revered saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, a second-generation Sicilian American and son of tenor saxophonist Tony “Big T” Lovano, developed a love for jazz at a young age. Growing up in Cleveland, his… Read more...


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...


H. Scott Salinas Stays Busy Composing Through the Pandemic and Beyond

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From News, posted 6.03.21 A native of St. Croix, H. Scott Salinas played guitar in high school bands, but never seriously considered a career in music until he got to Princeton University. While studying economics, Salinas took a few music classes and jazz guitar lessons and decided to switch his major to music composition.… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

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From News, posted 4.01.21 During the month of April each year, BMI is proud to honor Jazz Appreciation Month by recognizing the exceptional heritage, history and future of jazz. Over the decades, so many of our talented composers have been making their mark as they drive forward the evolving genre - mixing styles, improvising… 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 Congratulates its 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 2.06.18 The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its latest class of inductees for 2018, and BMI is very proud to count six of these remarkably talented songwriters as longtime affiliates. We happily join our friends at the Hall in celebrating their amazing music. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of the composers… Read more...


Get to Know GRAMMY-Winning UK Writer Corinne Bailey Rae

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 Corinne Bailey Rae’s self-titled debut turned her into a global superstar in 2006 – earning her two GRAMMYS, a BMI Pop Award and sales upward of four million albums. Her knack for warm, lush grooves may belie the fact that the U.K. native started out in an all-female band, Helen,… Read more...


Recording Academy to Honor BMI Affiliates With 2016 GRAMMY Special Merit Awards

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From News, posted 1.14.16 BMI is very proud to share the news that several of our affiliates have been slated to receive 2016 GRAMMY Special Merit Awards. As accolades tailored specifically to music creators who have elevated the music industry and enriched our collective cultural heritage with their work and their art, the Recording… Read more...


Carla Bley, George Coleman and Charles Lloyd Honored as 2015 NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 4.22.15 Each year since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts selects legendary musicians who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. This year, the NEA chose three long-time BMI affiliates, who were honored on April 20, 2015, in New York City, as their 2015 Jazz Masters: Carla Bley,… Read more...


10 Questions With Scott Healy

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.25.14 Scott Healy has enjoyed a great career just outside of the limelight. The versatile, expressive keyboardist has been most visible for the past 20 years as a member of the house band on Conan O’Brien’s TV shows. The BMI composer has also racked up an impressive resume as a studio… Read more...


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