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JAZZed tenders our second annual Jazz Educator's Resource Guide: a listing of significant organizations, service providers, schools, product manufacturers, and much more. P.18
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JAZZed presents our second annual guide to product and service providers relevant to the world of jazz performance, scholarship, and business.
Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Music Dealers . . . . . . . . . . 44
Camps/Workshops . . . . . . . 18
CDs/Recordings . . . . . . . . 20
Musical Instruments/ Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Clinicians/Instructors Performers . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Online Resources . . . . . . . 56
Organizations . . . . . . . . . . .57
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Festivals/Events/Tours . . 38
Publishing/Teaching Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Fixtures/Equipment . . . . . 40
Record Labels . . . . . . . . . . 62
Fundraising . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Military Bands. . . . . . . . . . 43
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A Time to Be Proactive
t’s extraordinary to think it was only in midconcern about their ability to make cuts to be in 2006 that the state of California announced an line with the reduced funding. As we all know, enormous package of $105 million in recurring the impact on arts programs is usually the first to funding for arts education along with a one-time be felt by these cuts and other states are grappling award of $500 million to rebuild programs, which with similarly difficult choices. Though there are included funds for instruments, sports, and art no easy solutions to this difficult budget environequipment. Unfortunately, there has been a tecment, this is the time to be proactive and rally the tonic shift with the current sub-prime mortgage supporters in your community to stand behind crisis, increased oil prices, the weak U.S. dollar, music education. and an economy caught in a difficult As the country slips into a recesrecession, especially in California. sion, school budgets that have been “This is the time These large packages of support in place for a year may remain set to be proactive for the arts are now in jeopardy for now, but this is not the time to and rally the and schools may be facing further become complacent. Music procuts into normal budgets. Other grams that have been successful in supporters in states particularly hard hit include staving off major program cuts have your community the midwestern industrial states of done so by effectively organizing to stand behind Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, parents, administrators, students, music as well as southern states like Alalocal politicians, and other key conbama, Mississippi, and many others. stituents before the voting on the education.” This scenario obviously presents a budgets has taken place. There is a challenging picture for the field of wealth of resources to help in this music education. organizational effort, including Web sites such as Those of us who have been in the workforce www.supportmusic.com, www.MENC.org, for a decade or more have seen the effects of past www.vh1.com/partners/save_the_music, www. recessions on music education. According to the mhopus.org, www.namm.org. Also, Dr. John Los Angeles Times, February 21, 2008 edition, Benham, the renowned music education advocate, California school districts are already cutting their has helped many programs survive by presenting staffs and reducing their funding to programs in a convincing nuts-and-bolts economic argument reaction to the $4.8 billion proposed budget cut for maintaining music programs to many school to education in the coming year. Schools across boards. He can be contacted through his Web site the state are responding to this news with great at: www.musicinworldcultures.com.
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noteworthy JALC Announces 2008-09 Program, E.E. Finalists
azz at Lincoln Center artistic director Wynton Marsalis, executive director Adrian Ellis and chairman of the board Lisa Schiff have announced the 2008-09 season featuring over 3,000 events including concerts, education events, broadcasts, worldwide touring (see attached chronology) and new partnership with MasterCard Worldwide. The 2008-09 season marks the organization’s 22nd season of programming and the fifth season in its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. The complete schedule of events can be found at www.jalc.org. In other JALC news, the 15 finalist bands for the 13th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival have been announced. The bands will compete and participate in workshops, jam sessions and more, during the three-day competition and festival in New York City. The topplacing bands perform with Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, as guest soloist, followed by a performance by the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
– all of whom serve as mentors for the finalist bands throughout the weekend. The festival culminates with an awards ceremony honoring outstanding soloists, sections and the top three bands. The Competition & Festival is the culmination of the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Program (EE), which also includes regional festivals, curriculum resources, a summer Band Director Academy, monthly newsletters and more. For more information, please visit www.essentiallyellington.org.
N.O. Public Library’s $650m Master Plan
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The New Orleans Public Library has announced a $650 million Master Plan that will cover construction and operation costs for the next 25 years. Of that amount, $199 million will pay for construction of 12 new libraries and renovation of four existing buildings. About $114 million of the $199 million amount will pay for construction of a new main library and archives building, slated to be finished by 2016 (the site hasn’t been selected yet). The first library to be built under the Master Plan will celebrate jazz music. Referred to in the plan as Pontilly, the 18,849-square-foot district library will be built in the Gentilly neighborhood, although the exact location has yet to be selected. Slated to be completed by 2012, the Pontilly library will cost about $9 million to build. The Pontilly library will have 60 seats for readers, 30 computers, meeting rooms that seat 60 and a 30-seat “story
noteworthy NAMM Designates “Wanna Play Music” Week time area.” The library is scheduled to be completed by 2010. Specific sites for the new libraries have not yet been selected, but the Gentilly library will be in the vicinity of Elysian Fields Avenue and Robert E. Lee Boulevard. Other libraries will specialize in the things that make New Orleans unique. One will be devoted to culinary culture. Another will specialize in New Orleans architecture. One library will specialize in wellness. For more information, please visit www.nutrias.org.
NAMM has announced that May 5-9, 2008 will officially be known as Wanna Play Music Week, a time to recognize the vital role music and music education plays in the lives of all Americans. Kicking off Wanna Play Music Week on May 5, NAMM will lead U.S. musicians, music organizations, and music lovers everywhere to join with the Canadian-based
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Belmont University has announced that Lee Zapis, president of Zapis Capital Group, and his wife Ageleke will offer the first fully funded endowed scholarship in the new Songwriting Major being offered through the Belmont University’s Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. The couple’s $25,000 gift will be used to establish an endowed fund to be known as the “Leon and Ageleke Zapis Songwriters Scholarship.” Scholarship recipients will be determined annually based on a review process by the Curb College in consultation with Belmont Student Financial Services. Last fall Belmont became one of the first accredited universities in the nation to offer a major in songwriting with 50 student songwriters filling the first two introductory courses to capacity. Songwriting veterans Thom Schuyler and Bob Regan have joined the Curb College faculty as adjunct instructors to teach Introduction to Songwriting, the first course offered in the new major. For more information, please visit www.belmont.edu.
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noteworthy Coalition for Music Education in its fourth annual Music Monday celebration. On Music Monday, NAMM will invite music makers and musicians from American symphony orchestras, rock bands, jazz ensembles, school bands, hip-hop and rap artists, blues and folk artists to perform the same song together on the same day and at the same exact time to demonstrate music’s importance in our lives. The Music Monday song will be “Our Song,” composed by Canadian singer/ songwriters Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine, DALA. The song (in many arrangements) can be downloaded at www.musicmonday.ca. Wanna Play Music Week is part of NAMM’s nationwide “Wanna Play?” campaign dedicated to increasing awareness of the proven benefits of playing musical instruments for people of all ages. For more information, interested parties can visit www.wannaplaymusic.com.
Lewis Contributes Artifacts to Smithsonian At a special ceremony Monday, March 31, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History added a career worth of treasures and arti-
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facts donated by Chicago-based jazz legend Ramsey Lewis to the museum’s music collections. The ceremony, held at George Washington University, launched the seventh annual celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Lewis also engaged fellow musician Larry Coryell in a conversation about jazz as America’s national treasure and global export. Now in its seventh year, JAM is an annual event that pays tribute to jazz both as a historic and living American art form. Throughout the month, the Smithsonian will present numerous events, including performances, talks and family activities in venues across Washington, D.C. Lewis’ donation of archival materials documenting his career consists of rare photographs, publicity materials, news clippings and awards, including his 2007 designation as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts and his designation as a living “Legendary Landmark of Chicago” in the same year. These items will join the museum’s collection of memorabilia from other jazz musicians, including Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington. For more information, please visit the museum online at: americanhistory.si.edu.
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The Jazzschool & Yoshiâ€™s Launch New Jazz Ed Program The Jazzschool, Berkeleyâ€™s music school dedicated to the study and performance of jazz, has become the official education arm of Yoshiâ€™s, the Bay Areaâ€™s foremost jazz presenting organization. This joint venture was created to support and promote Yoshiâ€™s performance venues and to further the music education of advanced young musicians aspiring to become professional jazz artists through the Jazzschool Institute for Developing Artists and Audiences, a progressive study and performance program developed and administered by the Jazzschool. The program will offer students unique opportunities not only to hear the finest in live jazz, but to learn from and play with internationally renowned artists performing at both Yoshiâ€™s clubs. Saxophonist/composer/recording artist Michael Zilber is the Artistic Director for the new Jazzschool Institute for Developing Artists and Audiences. Students are accepted into performance ensembles (Advanced Jazz Workshop I & II, Studio Big Band, Advanced Afro-Cuban Ensemble) in fall, winter, and spring quarters based on an audition. A weeklong summer program focusing on musicality and overall ensemble sound, composition, and improvisation will take place July 7-11. The summer program culminates in a recorded, photographed performance. For more information, please visit www.jazzschool.com or call (510) 845-5373.
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noteworthy Study Reveals Teens’ Commitment To Music The NAMM Foundation today has announced the results of a recently published research study by Patricia Shehan Campbell, Ph.D. of the University of Washington as part of the Foundation’s Sounds of Learning research initiative. The study, titled “Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music in and out of School,” was based on responses by 1,155 teens who submitted student essays to Teen People magazine as part of an Online contest. Throughout their essays, students expressed their thoughts toward learning and playing music and revealed that they value music making as a central aspect of their identities. The findings include: • Playing music provides a sense of belonging for teens.
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• Making music provides the freedom for teens to just be themselves; to be different; to be something they thought they could never be; to be comfortable and relaxed in school and elsewhere in their lives. • Music helps adolescents release or control emotions and helps coping with difficult situations such as peer pressure, substance abuse, pressures of study and family, the dynamics of friendships and social life, and the pain of loss or abuse. • Teens believe developing musical skills and performance is important
since it paves the way to musical opportunities as skills develop. • Teens long for more variety and options for making music in school, including the expansion to instruments and technology used in popular music. • Adolescents are genuinely committed to their instruments and their school ensembles because they love to be involved in these musical and social groups. • Teens believe that music is an integral part of American life, and that music reflects American culture and society Teens feel that playing music teaches self discipline such as “there are payoffs if you practice and stick with something.” • Adolescents are of the opinion that playing music diminishes boundaries between people of different ethnic backgrounds, age groups and social interests. • Teens associate playing music with music literacy, listening skills, motor ability, eye-hand coordination and heightened intellectual capabilities. The analysis was funded by the NAMM Foundation as part of its Sounds of Learning initiative, a program devoted to studying the associated learning benefits of making music. Campbell conducted the study with Claire Connell of the University of Washington and Amy Beegle of Pacific Lutheran University. The findings were published in the Fall 2007 issue of the Journal for Research in Music Education. For more information, visit www.nammfoundation.org or e-mail email@example.com.
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