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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 NEA Jazz Master Clark Terry

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From News, posted 2.28.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of NEA Jazz Master Clark Terry, who passed away February 21, 2015, at the age of 94. A BMI affiliate since 1956, Terry played trumpet and flugelhorn in bands alongside Duke Ellington and Count Basie and later worked as a staff musician at NBC… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Frank Wess

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From News, posted 11.04.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of iconic jazz flutist, saxophone genius and longtime BMI member Frank Wess, who passed away in October 2013. Known for his show-stopping solos, the 2007 NEA Jazz Master is credited with keeping traditional big band jazz a viable and popular format. Wess took his… 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...


Taylor Swift Wins Album of Year at 2010 Grammys

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From News, posted 2.01.10 Taylor Swift capped off her past year of pop culture domination with four career-defining wins, including the coveted Album of the Year for Fearless, during the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, held Sunday, January 31 in Los Angeles. She and her producer, fellow BMI songwriter Nathan Chapman, took the stage, as… Read more...


BMI Jazz Greats Honored at Lincoln Center

From News, posted 6.17.08 BMI jazz greats Ron Carter, Sonny Rollins and the late Art Blakey will be inducted into the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame at an event held June 17 at Lincoln Center Carter, Rollins and Blakey join other BMI jazz legends inducted in previous years, including Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Lester… Read more...