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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 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...