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From Carl Jung to Lady Gaga, Jazz Guitarist Alex Sill’s Music Speaks His Mind

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. Plenty of players and listeners have talked about music as a kind of interior cinema, but for 26-year-old guitarist and composer Alex Sill this extraordinary symbiosis between music and the mind has led to answers in his new debut album, Experiences: Real and Imaginary. As a masterful panoramic nine-track collection that… Read more...


In the Zone with David Liebman

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. The jazz saxophonist reflects upon five fruitful decades in the music business Read more...


A Hopeful and Healing Conversation With Composer Hannibal Lokumbe

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. For more than four decades, composer and jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe (né Marvin Peterson) has been celebrating and commemorating the African-American experience through music that leaves audiences and orchestras alike spellbound with its poignant and riveting historical rawness. His work, which can be defined as nothing short of a healing awakening,… Read more...


The Extraordinary Career of David Amram

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.18.16. “I was brought up on both the treasures of great European master composers and the genius of the jazz innovators.”  Read more...


BMI Affiliates Gary Burton, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp to be Honored as 2016 Jazz Masters

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From News, posted 2.10.16. BMI is proud to congratulate its affiliates Gary Burton, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp, who each will be deservedly honored as a 2016 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts on April 4 in Washington, DC. The NEA Jazz Masters award is the highest honor that the U.S. bestows… Read more...


10 Questions With Melissa Aldana

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.15. “Get into that big sound and beautiful notes, and find the real meaning of what you are playing.” 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 events.… Read more...


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 career… Read more...


For Greg Reitan, Home is Where the Art is

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.02.11. Pianist-composer Greg Reitan’s home was advertised as an “artist’s retreat” when he found it perched atop a hill like an eagle’s aerie overlooking Pasadena, California. But it’s become a redwood, glass and steel muse, providing the marvelously fluid keyboardist a comfortable space for composing music for his inspired jazz trio albums… Read more...


Gregg Allman: The Long Rider

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.01.11. Gregg Allman is no stranger to the blues. As singer, songwriter, and organ player for the Allman Brothers Band, he has taken them about as far as they have ever gone. As skeletal 12-string Piedmont finger-picking stretches into swirling chromatic rhapsodies of improvisation, his Hammond B-3 sloshes against thundering double drummers… Read more...


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