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2013-09-17 08:28:03

Melissa Aldana of Santiago, Chile, wins 2013 Saxophone Competition Talent Included John Beasley (Musical Director), Brian Blade, Terri Lyne Carrington, Gerald Clayton, Vinnie Colaiuta, Kurt Elling, Robben Ford, James Genus, Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, Ledisi, Branford Marsalis, Marcus Miller, T.S. Monk, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Take 6, Cassandra Wilson WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone...

2012-03-23 02:22:29

Finding Your Roots builds on the success of African American Lives 1 and 2 and Faces of America, journeying deep into the ancestry of remarkable individuals Harry Connick, Jr., Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Branford Marsalis, Condoleezza Rice, Michelle Rodriguez, Barbara Walters, and many other well-known names learn long-lost secrets from their family histories. NEW YORK, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The basic drive to discover who we are and...

2011-08-26 18:10:00

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly six years ago, shortly after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the New Orleans Community, Saxophonist Branford Marsalis and singer/pianist/actor Harry Connick Jr. decided to build a haven to protect and preserve their beloved city's rich musical culture. Located at 1901 Bartholomew Street in the heart of the Musicians' Village in the Upper Ninth Ward, and named for one of the city's most influential pianists, educators and living legends,...

2010-12-02 09:00:00

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Having been voted the best festival of 2010 best festival of 2010 by Miami New Times, the two-day music festival returns to Miami Gardens for another year of exhilarating performances at Sun Life Stadium on March 19 and 20, 2011. Beginning Saturday, March 19, 2011, "Jazz in the Gardens" attendees will be treated to electrifying performances by Lauryn Hill, Charlie Wilson, Al Jarreau, Jazmine Sullivan, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick "The...

2010-10-04 17:10:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Deutsche Grammophon/CherryTree Records, in association with Polaroid, announce a new Sting CD/DVD package, Live In Berlin, featuring The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio, slated for release in the US on November 23, 2010 and internationally, November 26. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101004/NY76157LOGO-a) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101004/NY76157LOGO-a) (Logo:...

2010-09-29 08:02:00

10th Anniversary Rock the Ribbon Celebration Honors Breastcancer.org and the Millions of Lives Touched by the Nonprofit Organization ARDMORE, Pa., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a grand finale to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Grammy Award-winning singer Harry Connick Jr. will be the featured performer at Philadelphia's famed Academy of Music on Saturday, October 30, 2010 for Rock the Ribbon - the 10th anniversary celebration and benefit concert for Breastcancer.org. (Logo:...

2010-02-18 13:15:00

Architecture Firm Perkins+Will; The Founders of New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village--Harry Connick, Jr., Branford Marsalis, Ann Marie Wilkins, and Jim Pate; and The U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon to receive 24th Honor Award on May 11, 2010 WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you could lead an industry, what would be the legacy of your influence? Perhaps it would be to empower generations of architects to practice socially-responsible design around the world....

2009-08-07 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records recording artist, singer and pianist Harry Connick Jr., just barely out of his thirties, has released 24 albums under his own name, which have sold 25 million copies around the world. Although he has recorded various genres of music, from traditional pop to instrumental jazz to funk and blues, he has shown a deep and abiding affection for The Great American Songbook (and his own songs written in that classic style). Connick's newest...

2008-09-24 21:00:21

By Cheryl North Some families seem to have an inordinate amount of genetic good luck. Consider the number of adept politicians and public servants abounding in the Adams or Kennedy family gene pools, or the bounty of extraordinary actors produced by the Barrymore and Redgrave families. Few families in history, however, have equaled the magnificent Marsalis clan of New Orleans for its proliferation of top-flight musicians -- except, of course, for the Bach family back in 17th and 18th...

2008-07-12 12:00:21

By Josh Loftin Deseret News LIVE AT THE LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS, Red Butte Garden Amphitheater, Friday The new Red Butte Garden amphitheater opened Friday night with a ribbon-cutting and closed with an after-hours jazz club jam. Selecting Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Orchestra to host the grand opening proved an inspired move, as the 15-piece ensemble delivered a classy performance that matched the tone of the night. Oh, and they brought a little talent...