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BMI Mourns the Loss of Chico Hamilton

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From News, posted 12.02.13 Influential cool jazz drummer, bandleader and longtime Broadcast Music, Inc. member Chico Hamilton passed away November 25, 2013, in Manhattan. Honored as an NEA Jazz Master in 2004, the California native was 92. Hamilton was best known for his popular and well-respected jazz ensemble, the Chico Hamilton Quintet, and their… 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...