Bobby Reed

DownBeat Magazine Editor

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    Victor Atkins, of the University of New Orleans, uses several types of software when teaching online classes.

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    Dr. Jeremy Fox, of The School for Music Vocations, helps students achieve their educational and professional goals.

    Music Degrees Can Open Many Doors

    For many years now, Young, gifted players have been asking themselves, “Why should I go earn a degree in music?”…

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    Jeff Denson, dean of instruction at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, has shifted to teaching online classes.

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    Kahil El’Zabar (left) enlisted David Murray for his latest leader date.

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    Nicole Zuraitis composed most of the material on her new album, All Wandering Hearts.

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    The Afterlife, by the trio The Comet Is Coming, will be available on Friday, Nov. 29, as part of the Record Store Day Black Friday retail event.

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    A pair of Gregg Allman discs dating back to 1973 and ’74 are being reissued.

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    David Jahnke (left) of Hal Leonard and NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond perform during a NAMM event in Nashville.

    50 Great Jobs for Musicians

    When you say the phrase “career in music,” many people automatically think of recording and touring artists.…

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    Grant Green (1935–’79) is one of the dozens of artists who are showcased on Record Store Day releases.

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    Arthur Harper (left), Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Lovelace and Johnny Griffin onstage in Paris on March 27, 1965.

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    Drummer Ignacio Berroa will present a master class, “Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond,” in Chicago on Aug. 31.

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    Still from the Jazz Institute of Chicago video about its Straight Ahead Jazz Camp, to be held July 17–21

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    Jaco Pastorius is one of the dozens of artists who are showcased on Record Store Day vinyl releases.

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    Al Jarreau (1940–2017)

    Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76

    Jazz vocalist Al Jarreau died in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, surrounded by family and friends. He was 76. About a week…

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    John Scofield won two Grammy awards on Feb. 12.

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    Diana Krall’s new album, Turn Up The Quiet, will be released by Verve on May 5.

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    Vince Wilburn Jr. (left), Cheryl Davis, painter Francine Turk and Erin Davis attend the Sept. 21 opening of an exhibit inspired by Miles Davis.

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    Blue Note will release Norah Jones’ new album, Day Breaks, on Oct. 7.

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    Henry Threadgill has been honored with a Lifetime Achivement in Jazz award from the Jazz Journalists Association.

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    As part of his lengthy residency at the Blue Note this fall, Chick Corea (left) will perform on Oct. 19–23 with his Elektric Band.

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    The new album Unheard Bird includes 58 previously unrleased studio takes that saxophonist Charlie Parker recorded in the periof of 1949–’52.

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    Christian McBride (left), Brian Blade, Aretha Franklin and Herbie Hancock rehearse for the International Jazz Day concert in Washington, D.C., on April 29.

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    Lonnie Mack (1941–2016)

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    Henry Threadgill

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    Prince (1958–2016)

    Singer-Songwriter Prince Dies at 57

    Prince, a singer-songwriter who mixed r&b, funk, rock and jazz elements into a style all his own, has died at the age…

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    Pete Yellin (1941–2016) (Photo: Courtesy of the Yellin family)

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    David Baker (left) with Quincy Jones in May 2010

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    Pianist Jay McShann with his band (circa 1940), including saxophonist Charlie Parker (third from left). This image is in a gallery posted at the MMFI website.

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    Obed Calvaire (left), Miguel Zenón, Matt Penman, David Sánchez, Edward Simon, Warren Wolf, Robin Eubanks and Sean Jones are the SFJAZZ Collective

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    Tony Bennett (right) and the musicians on the Grammy-winning album The Silver Lining: Kenny Washington (left), Peter Washington, Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes


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