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BMI Mourns the Loss of Cedar Walton

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From News, posted 8.22.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of beloved hard bop pianist, jazz composer and longtime BMI member Cedar Walton, who passed away at the age of 79 in August 2013. The Jazz Master contributed standards such as “Firm Roots,” “Clockwise” and “Bolivia” to the jazz canon. Highlights of Walton’s 60-plus-year… 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...


NEA Salutes 2010 Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 1.28.10 The National Endowment for the Arts saluted the gilt-edged coterie of 2010 NEA Jazz Masters Award honorees on Tuesday, January 12 in New York City. As part of the celebration, BMI hosted a celebratory luncheon at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. An overwhelming majority of the honorees are… Read more...


BMI Composers Dominate List of 2010 NEA Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 5.21.09 The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced the 2010 recipients of the NEA Jazz Masters Award, and an overwhelming majority of the honorees are BMI composers. Recipients in the Pianist, Composer, Educator category are Muhal Richard Abrams and Kenny Barron; in the Vibraphonist, Marimba Player, Composer field, Bobby Hutcherson… Read more...