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BMI Mourns the Loss of Jazz Composer and Educator David Baker

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From News, posted 4.04.16 BMI is saddened by the loss of GRAMMY-nominated BMI affiliate and NEA Jazz Master David Baker, who passed away March 26, at the age of 84. An accomplished composer with more than 1000 works, Baker was also a Pulitzer Prize nominee and “Indiana Living Legend,” as well as an ardent… 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...


Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden & More Saluted as NEA Jazz Masters Celebrates 30 Years

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From News, posted 1.11.12 BMI partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts to host the annual luncheon toasting the 2012 class of NEA Jazz Masters on Tuesday, January 10. In a clear illustration of BMI’s storied commitment to jazz, all of the 2012 honorees are BMI creators: composer, drummer and keyboardist Jack DeJohnette;… Read more...


Marsalis Family, Hubert Laws, Dave Liebman Saluted as NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 1.12.11 BMI partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and its Chairman Rocco Landesman to celebrate the 2011 Class of NEA Jazz Masters at a luncheon at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 11. In addition to the Marsalis family, BMI composers Hubert Laws and Dave Liebman were honored along… Read more...


Jazz Appreciation Month Kicks Off In Washington

From News, posted 3.31.08 April has once again been designated as Jazz Appreciation Month, and BMI is proud to again be an anchor sponsor, as it has been since the JAM’s beginnings seven years ago. The month-long celebration pays tribute to jazz as a true American art form and features a variety of activities,… Read more...


Closer

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.30.07 Beverly Martel Music proudly welcomes South Carolina trio CLOSER to the roster. After touring the East Coast for several years, sharing the stage with acts including Switchfoot, Crossfade, Jet and Better Than Ezra, the band signed with Worlds End Management (America) Inc. and returned home to write what has become… Read more...