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Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and Manny Albam Commission Awarded to BMI Composer Dan Block

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From News, posted 6.28.16 The 28th Annual Summer Showcase Concert, which featured the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions created during the past year in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, culminated in a win for saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Dan Block, who was named the winner of the BMI Foundation’s 17th annual… Read more...


BMI Workshop Members Bring Jazz to Summer Showcase Concert in NYC

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From News, posted 5.31.16 The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop will again this year highlight the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions that were created during the past year in the workshop, at the 28th Annual Summer Showcase Concert on Wednesday, June 22, at 7:30 PM.The free event, which will feature the… 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...


BMI Hosts Annual NEA Jazz Masters Luncheon

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From News, posted 1.24.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. celebrated the 2014 Jazz Master recipients at a luncheon held January 13, 2014, at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York City. This year’s honorees included BMI composers and artists Anthony Braxton and Keith Jarrett, along with jazz musicians Jamey Aebersold and Richard Davis. Paying tribute… Read more...


Watch the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert on bmi.com

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From News, posted 1.10.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to present a live webcast of the NEA Jazz Master awards ceremony and concert taking place at Lincoln Center on January 13, 2014. This exciting webcast will begin at 7:30 p.m. (EST) on the 13th and can… Read more...


Yusuke Nakamura wins BMI/Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition Composers’ Prize

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From News, posted 9.26.12 BMI presented the Composer’s Prize at the annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, at Washington’s Kennedy Center last weekend, continuing a 19-year partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. BMI president and CEO Del Bryant presented the prize to talented young Japanese composer/artist Yusuke Nakamura. Nakamura, who grew up… 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...