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Panama Jazz Festival 2015 – Danilo Perez Announces 2015 Lineup

12th Annual Panama Jazz Festival Led by Artistic Director Danilo PérezAnnounces 2015 Lineup Festival Dates: January 12 – 17, 2015 Uniting internationally acclaimed jazz artists, renowned educators and jazz fans from around the globe, the 12th Annual Panama Jazz Festival will be held January 12-17, 2015 at The City of …

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Dallas Brass

Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles.  The group has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges.  The …

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Gilles Peterson storms the Brazilian music scene with Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam

By John Stevenson Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam, Gilles Peterson’s most recent recording project, is yet another product of his fascination with Brazilian music and culture. The album, recorded in Brazil, cuts across a wide swathe of styles and genres, fusing old-school sambas and jazz-funk and features the most exciting …

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Black Passports: Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment

Black Passports: Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment Music: Les Nubians and Dizzy Gillespie. This 6-minute video outlines contents of the book Black Passports and weaves together visuals of African American world travelers with locations they visited. http://www.professorevans.net/videos.html (Formats: YouTube, Vimeo, & Download) BOOK DESCRIPTION (SUNY, 2014) Black …

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