Jazz, Modernism and Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater Webinar

I had a wonderful time talking about Jazz, Modernism and Frank Lloyd Wright for the Fallingwater webinar on March 22, 2022. To watch the archive recording of the webinar, please go to, I played clips from the following songs during the presentation. The songs are listed by the song title, artist and the album title. Sing Sing Sing (with a Swing): Benny Goodman, The Essential Benny Goodman Body and Soul: Coleman Hawkins, Body and Soul In The Mood:  Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. The…
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MCG Jazz 35th Anniversary Concert Series

MCG Jazz 35th Anniversary Season Restarts LIVE JAZZ in a New Concert Hall ​The concert season is a restart of programs that MCG Jazz was unable to present during the COVID-19 shutdown during 2020 and 2021 in the newly renovated concert hall. ​Upgrades to the concert hall will take place over the Summer of 2021 and will include new seats, an updated stage, new flooring, video projection, and accessibility upgrades. ​On September 24 and 25, the Yellowjackets will be the first artists to perform on…
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MCG Jazz The New Jazz Age Goes Virtual

MCG Jazz The New Jazz Age Goes Virtual SPRING 2021 STREAMING CONCERT SERIES 7 PREMIERES and 1 STAR-STUDDED GALA FINALE In an effort to keep everyone safe, MCG Jazz is pausing all previously planned in-person concerts and educational events. When restrictions are lifted and we can safely hold in-person events, we will. We do not have a date set to reopen our doors, but we are proactively working with artists, their managers and agents to present these artists when it is safe to do so.…
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Bernstein Reimagined — New Album Release

The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra explores the vast, diverse repertoire of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein on stunning, revelatory new album  Bernstein Reimagined, due out January 29, 2021 via MCG Jazz, explores lesser-known Bernstein pieces through the transformative lens of five gifted jazz arrangers Legendary composer Leonard Bernstein once called jazz “the ultimate common denominator of the American musical style.” The music made a profound impact on Bernstein’s work, not only in the more explicit “jazziness” of his work in musical theater, but throughout his “serious”…
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For All We Know — New Album Release on Valentine’s Day

For All We Know is a collection of tunes that speaks to the deeply personal, often heart-breaking, and eternal hopeful nature of love and relationships. All of the songs evoke in the listener the question:  how do you face the denial, sorrow, anger that arises from a break-up, a lost love, and pick yourself up to start over and celebrate love once again? For All We Know, available February 14, 2020 on the MCG Jazz recording label, carries the listener through the myriad of emotions…
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MCG JAZZ 32nd ANNUAL JAZZ CONCERT SEASON

MCG Jazz is pleased to announce our 32nd Annual Jazz Concert Series.  The new season has been designed all for you.  We have learned, through conversations, surveys and emails from you, the many artists whom you would like to see here on the MCG Jazz stage.  The result is Season 32 For You. MCG Jazz will host almost 100 musicians for the 2018-2019 series for you to enjoy! There are 21 headliners performing 13 concerts. More than half of these artists have never performed at…
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