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Sara Sithi-Amnuai Receives BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship

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From News, posted 4.19.18. In addition to honoring renowned jazz pianist Joanne Brackeen and guitar legend Pat Metheny as BMI’s newest Jazz Masters, the BMI Foundation proudly awarded Sara Sithi-Amnuai this year’s BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship. The $5,000 award was presented to Sithi-Amnuai at the BMI-sponsored annual… Read more...


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 Jazz Pianist Cecil Taylor

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From News, posted 4.06.18. BMI is saddened by the passing of iconic jazz pianist Cecil Taylor. Taylor, who was a master of the avant-garde, played with a raw energy so intensely precise it was unmatched in any genre. Having studied classical music at the New England Conservatory in the early 50s, Taylor honed his… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 2.06.18. The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its latest class of inductees for 2018, and BMI is very proud to count six of these remarkably talented songwriters as longtime affiliates. We happily join our friends at the Hall in celebrating their amazing music. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of the composers… Read more...


BMI Composer Kathryn Bostic’s ‘The August Wilson Symphony’ Heralded by PSO

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From News, posted 1.30.18. On January 20, 2018, the GRAMMY-winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of also GRAMMY-winning BMI composer/conductor Lucas Richman, triumphantly premiered BMI composer Kathryn Bostic’s magnificent work, The August Wilson Symphony. The symphony, which consists of five movements, was inspired by poems and the ten plays of renowned playwright, August… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 1.29.18. The 60th GRAMMY Awards returned to New York City, last night, for the first time since 2003, for a special anniversary celebration on the hallowed stage of Madison Square Garden. BMI songwriters from across the genre spectrum were on hand to claim their well-earned accolades for some of the year’s… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela

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From News, posted 1.23.18. BMI is saddened by the news that trumpeter, composer, flugelhorn player, bandleader, singer and political activist Hugh Masekela has passed away at the age of 78. The legendary South African jazz musician recorded more than 40 solo albums in his storied career, while also collaborating with countless diverse musical icons… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.28.17. BMI is very proud to congratulate our many talented affiliates on their prestigious GRAMMY nominations, which were announced this morning by the Recording Academy. The 60th GRAMMY Awards, to be held in Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28, 2018, will salute a wide array of… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of NEA Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams

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From News, posted 11.06.17. BMI is saddened by the loss of uniquely inventive pianist, composer and educator, Muhal Richard Abrams. Abrams, who in addition to being the first recipient of the prestigious Danish JAZZPAR Award proving his global success, was also celebrated many, many times in the U.S.: in 2010, by both the National… Read more...


A Conversation With GRAMMY-Nominated Jazz Composer Migiwa Miyajima

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.18.17. Colorful. That’s the most accurate description for award-winning BMI jazz composer Migiwa “Miggy” Miyajima. From her music to her personality to the title of her new album, the word “colorful” says it all. The two-time GRAMMY nominee and BMI Jazz Composers Workshop alumna is quickly rising to fame in the… Read more...