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Gilmore artist Ingrid Fliter performs at the 2012 Gilmore Festival. Photo by John Lacko Photography At the Gilmore Keyboard Festival , we strongly support live performances: whether by professional artists, amateurs, or children. A live performance is unique to a given moment in time. Every aspect...
Victoria Chamberlin. Photo by Loran McClung Social media has completely changed how we communicate and experience the world, and similar changes in artistic experiences are inevitable. As performing arts organizations struggle to stay relevant and cultivate a rapidly changing audience, the use of...
In this week's podcast , we meet 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient Michael Tilson Thomas, who has long been a transformative figure in American classical music. Music director of the San Francisco Symphony since 1995, he helped develop that organization into one of the world’s leading...
Ryan Holladay. Photo by FCTN
Washington, DC-based Ryan Holladay lives a double life. He’s not only one-half of the music duo Bluebrain , which he founded with his brother Hays, but he’s also the curator...
Yesterday evening, four of the country's greatest living jazz legends were feted by their fellow musicians at the Mose Allison , Lou Donaldson , Eddie Palmieri , and Lorraine Gordon were toasted with warm words and incredible music, filling the club with a sense of electricity and magic. If you...
Video of NEA Jazz Masters: Tribute to Eddie Palmieri “If one word could describe Maestro Palmieri's playing, it would be 'intensity.' It's a force of nature that aurally represents his life." ---Drummer Bobby Sanabria “Eddie Palmieri is the greatest friend and the...
Video of NEA Jazz Masters: Tribute to Mose Allison "Mose Allison to me is the pinnacle of the jazz singer/songwriter. His razor sharp wit cuts through in his lyrics and he backs them up with equally witty and clever harmonies and melodies. Mose is a national treasure." ---Guitarist/...
In this week's podcast, we meet pianist, composer, bandleader, and great raconteur, 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Eddie Palmieri . Palmieri, one of the finest Latin jazz pianists of the past 50 years, is a bandleader of both salsa and Latin jazz orchestras. He grew up during the golden age of Latin...
http://youtu.be/kQZ1akOwalo "Lorraine Gordon's jazz promotions and productions remain vital to the jazz scene. This has been true for over 70 years! From the Newark Hot Jazz Club to Blue Note Records---it was Lorraine's press releases of 65 years ago that helped launch Thelonious Monk...
http://youtu.be/ASytJt7-IF4 "Lou Donaldson reminds us that no matter how much technique you have, you cannot really play this music unless you play it with a large amount of soul. And for that, I thank you, Lou." ---Saxophonist Sherman Irby "Very few artists of any genre have been...

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