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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...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Jazz Pianist Chick Corea

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From News, posted 2.12.21 BMI is saddened by the passing of one of the true jazz giants, Chick Corea, who died this week at the age of 79. Corea, who continued to astound audiences for more than half a century with his unique jazz-rock fusion, was one of the most renowned keyboardists in music… 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 Mourns the Loss of Renowned Jazz and Bluesman Mose Allison

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From News, posted 11.17.16 BMI is saddened by the news that pianist, singer and songwriter Mose Allison passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. Born in 1927, Allison wrote his first song as a young teenager, “The 14-Day Palmolive Plan,” starting his career off early in the dryly satirical vein that became a… 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...


Remembering Jazz Great Bob Brookmeyer: 1930-2011

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From News, posted 12.20.11 Bob Brookmeyer, noted jazz musician, composer, arranger, educator and co-founder of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, died on Thursday in New London, N.H., at the age of 81. The cause was a heart attack. Brookmeyer, a valve trombonist, played with groups led by the saxophonists Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan… Read more...


BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Marks 23rd Anniversary with Showcase Concert

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From News, posted 7.07.11 The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, a noted creative forum for musical exploration and development, highlighted the best new jazz compositions created during the last year at its 23rd Anniversary Summer Showcase Concert on July 1 at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church. The concert featured the BMI/New… Read more...


Big Band Sounds Celebrated at BMI Jazz Concert

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From News, posted 7.02.10 The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, a noted creative forum for musical exploration and development, highlighted the best new jazz compositions created during the last year at its 22nd Anniversary Summer Showcase Concert on July 1 at Christ and St. Stephens’s Church. The concert featured the BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra, a… Read more...


BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Marks 21st Anniversary with Showcase Concert

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From News, posted 6.29.09 The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, a noted creative forum for musical exploration and development, highlighted the best new jazz compositions created during the last year at its 21st Anniversary Summer Showcase Concert on June 26 at Christ and St. Stephens’s Church. The concert featured the BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra, a… Read more...


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