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Terri Lyne Carrington has new standards
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Terri Lyne Carrington has new standards
Terri Lyne Carrington released the album “New Standards, Vol. 1,” in July and followed this with a book, “New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers,” in  September.
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Feelin’ the vibe: Warren Wolf is back in Boston for two shows Nov. 18
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Feelin’ the vibe: Warren Wolf is back in Boston for two shows Nov. 18
Vibraphonist Warren Wolf will be performing two shows at Scullers Jazz Club on Friday, Nov. 18. This is his return, finally, after having his performance there canceled in March 2020 when the club closed due to the COVID pandemic.
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Dee Dee Bridgewater, Berklee students led by Shirazette Tinnin play music of Horace Silver, one night only
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Dee Dee Bridgewater, Berklee students led by Shirazette Tinnin play music of Horace Silver, one night only
Singer and songwriter Dee Dee Bridgewater and Berklee College of Music Associate Professor Shirazette Tinnin are collaborating on a one-time-only performance on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Red Room at Cafe 939.
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R&B,  jazz musician, composer  Ledisi  heads  to Berklee
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R&B, jazz musician, composer Ledisi heads to Berklee
Musician, composer, actress and author Ledisi will be coming to Boston for a year as the first artist in residence at the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. As artist in residence, Ledisi will be teaching, running workshops, advising students and, of course, performing!
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Fall preview: Live jazz is back!
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Fall preview: Live jazz is back!
Jazz performers are returning to stages throughout Boston and Cambridge this fall to delight audiences parched for the exhilaration that live music can create. The talent is extensive, with famous and soon-to-be famous musicians taking to the stage.
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Groovin’ with Chelsey Green
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Groovin’ with Chelsey Green
Chelsey Green will be performing music on stage at the BAMS Festival in Franklin Park on June 11. Green, who grew up in Houston, Texas, is a vocalist, violinist, composer and Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music who defies genres.
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BLO's ‘Champion: An Opera in Jazz' reflects on life of boxer Emile Griffith
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BLO's ‘Champion: An Opera in Jazz' reflects on life of boxer Emile Griffith
This month, the Boston Lyric Opera returns to the stage for its first full performance in a theater since 2019. And they’re coming back with a bang: “Champion: An Opera in Jazz” celebrates the legacy of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith.
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Jazz artists bring new dimension to gospel
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Jazz artists bring new dimension to gospel
Gregory Groover Jr., Kenny Garrett, Immanuel Wilkins, Joel Ross, and Javon Jackson have all released jazz recordings within the past nine months that place gospel in the foreground. While jazz has its roots in the spirituality of the Black church, the current phenomenon of gospel-jazz recordings is more explicit and widespread than ever. 
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The soul of Tia Fuller
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The soul of Tia Fuller
Saxophonist, composer and Berklee College of Music Professor Tia Fuller is well known as being the model for the character of Dorothea Williams in the Pixar movie “Soul.” As a performer, she has toured with Beyoncé and Esperanza Spaulding; as an academic, she works with youth to tap into their strengths. Her most recent recording, with Mack Records, is “Diamond Cut.” The Banner caught up with Fuller last week.
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‘The Gospel according to Nikki Giovanni’
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‘The Gospel according to Nikki Giovanni’
Nikki Giovanni, one of the great poets of the Black Arts movement in the late 1960s, and Javon Jackson, saxophonist and composer, have paired up to release “The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni” on Feb. 18.
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Jazz, soul and more heat up winter music scene
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Jazz, soul and more heat up winter music scene
A wealth of Black music is coming to Boston stages this winter — jazz, soul and more — thanks to the rich and imaginative programming of such presenters as the Celebrity Series of Boston, Global Arts Live and the New England Conservatory (NEC). Following are a few of many highlights.
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Next Jazz Legacy program to grant fellowships to women and nonbinary jazz musicians
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Next Jazz Legacy program to grant fellowships to women and nonbinary jazz musicians
Next Jazz Legacy, a collaborative program between the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and New Music USA, is days away from granting its first six fellowships to women and nonbinary improvisers in jazz.
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