Brian Zimmerman

DownBeat Associate Editor

Brian Zimmerman's news entries:

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    Jon Batiste & Stay Human lead a second line through the crowd during the 2017 Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on July 8 in New York City.
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    The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Billy Wilson's Winter In Lisbon.
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    Members of the Sai Anantam Singers perform during a tribute to Alice Coltrane at the Knockdown Center in Queens, New York, on May 21.
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    Steve Coleman is developing material for a forthcoming live album.
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    Keith Jarrett (seen here in a publicity photo) performed a solo concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Feb. 15.
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    Carlos Henriquez (pictured) helmed an octet celebrating the Latin side of Dizzy Gillespie at Jazz at Lincoln Center from Jan. 26–28.
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    Leslie Odom Jr.
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    John Mayer (foreground) and Pino Palladino perform at the 15th annual Jazz Foundation of America Gala in New York on Oct. 27.
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    Elio Villafranca performs Letters To Mother Africa at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.
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    Joey Alexander (left), Dan Chmielinski and Ulysses Owens Jr. celebrate the release of Countdown in New York on Sept. 30.
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    Trumpeters Ingrid Jensen (left), Jason Palmer, Theo Croker, Darren Barrett, Maurice Brown and Marquis Hill perform at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on Sept. 21
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    Fred Hersch (left) and Scott Morgan perform at The Kitano in New York on Sept. 15.
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    Singer Tierney Sutton has a new album, The Sting Variations, and she helped score Clint Eastwood’s film Sully, which arrives in theaters Sept. 9.
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    Ron Carter will serve as artist-in-residence of the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival, which takes place Sept. 2–5 in downtown Detroit.
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    Jimmy Greene will perform at the Litchfield Jazz Festival, which takes place Aug. 6–7 in Goshen, Connecticut. Greene's 2014 CD is titlted Beautiful Life.
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    Ann E. Ward (1949–2016)

    AACM Pianist Ann E. Ward Dies at 67

    Pianist and educator Ann E. Ward, one of the most recognized female composers of the Association for the Advancement of…

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    Rickey Washington (left), Tony Austin, Kamasi Washington and Miles Mosley perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on July 17.
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    Chick Corea (left), Christian McBride and Brian Blade perform during the Tri-C Jazz Festival in Cleveland on June 24.
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    Dee Dee Bridgewater (pictured), Dave Holland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dick Hyman and Ira Gitler have been named the 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters.
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    Kamasi Washington will perform at the Pitchfork Music Fest in Chicago, which runs from July 15–17.
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    Saxophonist Greg Ward (left) and dancers Dalton Rhodes (foreground) and Mecca Madyun Ajanku perform at Constellation in Chicago on June 3.
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    Lewis Nash (left), Joe Lovano, George Mraz and Hank Jones at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on August 14, 2005.
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    Walter Smith III will join the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University later this summer.
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    Frank Sinatra will be the subject of a new stage musical scheduled for release in 2018.
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    Verve will release eight essential Diana Krall albums as 180-gram, 2-LP vinyl releases.
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    Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935–1977) was a multi-instrumentalist who blended political activism with jazz.
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    Joe Temperley (1929–2016)
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    Matana Roberts is among the recipients of the 2016 Doris Duke Artist Awards for jazz.
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    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 22.
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    Ron Carter will serve as artist-in-residence of the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival, which takes place Sept. 2–5 in downtown Detroit. (Photo: Fortuna Sung)
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    Al Jarreau is among the headliners for the 2016 Blue Note Jazz Festival, which takes place June 1–30 (Photo: Marina Chavez)
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    Chick Corea will perform at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in Rochester, New York, on June 28.
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    The Pat Metheny Unity Group will release The Unity Sessions, one of two new albums from the guitarist on Nonesuch Records, on May 6
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    Norah Jones will headline both the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival this year.
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    Frank Sinatra Jr. (1944–2016) performs at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek, Florida, in 2012.

    Frank Sinatra Jr. Dies at 72

    Frank Sinatra Jr., who helped extend his father’s legacy into the 21st century while carving out his own distinct…

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    Sonny Rollins will release Holding The Stage: Road Shows, Vol. 4 (Doxy/OKeh) digitally on April 8 and on CD April 15.
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    Ethan Hawke stars as Chet Baker in the film Born to be Blue.

    Miles & Chet on the Silver Screen

    Fans of jazz trumpet and cinema will have plenty to chew on in the coming weeks as two of the most iconic figures in…

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    Bassist Christian McBride will be the next artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival
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    René Marie will release Sound Of Red on Motéma Music on May 13.
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    The U.S. Postal Service will honor jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan (1924–’90) with a commemorative Forever Stamp in a ceremony in Newark, New Jersey, on March 29.
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    Ryan Truesdell (right) conducts the Gil Evans Project featuring Donny McCaslin (left) during the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival in Elmhurst, Illinois, on Feb. 26.
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    Ella Fitzgerald is one of the classic jazz artists whose albums will be reissued by Verve in 2016.
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    Ethan Hawke stars as jazz trumpeter Chet Baker in the biopic Born to be Blue
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    Jazzmeia Horn will performa at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Feb. 20 as part of the “Monk-In-Motion” series.
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    Cécile McLorin Salvant won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal album for For One To Love (Mack Avenue)

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