Terry Perkins

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    Symphonic Swing, one of the groups at the Charleston Jazz Academy, performs.

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    Jazz Girls Day, a program spearheaded by Colleen Clark, assistant professor of jazz studies at the University of South Carolina (far right), has held five events over the past two years and is expanding the program to several other states.

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    “I think most jazz musicians exist in a space where the unknown is actually pretty thrilling,” said Sara Gazarek about putting together the new jazz vocal program at Eastman School of Music.

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    “He knew how to administer to the needs of a beginner, and had the skill set and patience to teach somebody young,” says saxophonist Greg Osby of his first music teacher, Fred Irby III.

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    Multimedia Arts Technology students at Western Michigan University work sound for a live concert.

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    Marcus McLaurtine, right, works with a combo during the workshop.

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    “There’s a lot of creative space between Sinatra and a singer like Kurt Elling, who’s found his own approach,” Marinaro says. “And I believe that’s where I fit in.”

    Paul Marinaro: Hurdling Roadblocks

    Every jazz musician faces challenges in gaining exposure for their music — especially without the support of a major…

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    The inaugural class of the Next Jazz Legacy, from left: Kalia Vandever, Anastassiya Petrova, Ivanna Cuesta Gonzalez, Keyanna Hutchinson, Loke Risberg, Alexis Lombre and Lexi Hamner.

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    The inaugural class of the Next Jazz Legacy, from left: Kalia Vandever, Anastassiya Petrova, Ivanna Cuesta Gonzalez, Keyanna Hutchinson, Loke Risberg, Alexis Lombre and Lexi Hamner.

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    Miles Osland

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    Ollie Liddell

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    Stephanie Austin Letson, left, leads Contra Costa College’s JAZZ-ology vocal group during a performance in Grenoble, France.

    Community College Jazz Thrives

    All the steps in the progressive ladder of music education are vitally important, but community and junior college jazz…

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    Keyboardist/composer Marc Cary pays tribute to those he learned from.

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    University of Kentucky’s Miles Osland rehearses his band in accordance with COVID protocols.

    Jazz Education’s Uneasy Return

    Since mid-March 2020, the COVID pandemic has altered the landscape of jazz education at universities and colleges…

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    Black Artists’ Group members Charles “Bobo” Shaw (left), Joseph Bowie, Floyd LeFlore, Baikida Carroll and Oliver Lake

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    Pianist Jason Yeager’s latest album reflects his strong interest in Latin American composers.

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    Drummer Antonio Sánchez speaks to participants at a KoSA Music workshop.

    KoSA Music Keeps a Steady Beat

    KoSA Music had a relatively humble origin, but today it is an international force in the world of music education.…

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    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is among the dozens of jazz stars who have performed as part of the “We Always Swing” jazz series in Columbia, Missouri.

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    For Move On: A Sondheim Adventure, vocalist Cyrille Aimée selected a bevy of Stephen Sondheim compositions she felt resonated with her own experiences.

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    Hamiet Bluiett (1940-2018) performs at the Moers Festival in Moers, Germany, on May 26, 1996.

    Hamiet Bluiett Dies at 78

    Baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett, a founding member of the World Saxophone Quartet, as well as the Black Artists…

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    Guitarist Camila Meza (left), bassist Matt Clohesy, trombonist Ryan Keberle, drummer Eric Doob and saxophonist John Ellis perform at The Dark Room in St. Louis on Jan. 28.

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    Luis Perdomo (left), Miguel Zenón, Hans Glawischnig and Henry Cole perform at Bogui Jazz in Madrid on July 2.

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    Charles “Bobo” Shaw (bottom right), on the cover of his 1973 album Junk Trap with the Human Arts Ensemble. The drummer died Jan. 16 at 69.

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    Members of the Mutual Musicians Foundation attend the dedication of the Musicians Association Building in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1930.

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    Cyrille Aimée


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