Help preserve the Manhattan School of Music’s world class Afro-Cuban music program

I recently heard that the Manhattan School of Music plans to discontinue its semester-long world class Afro-Cuban Orchestra program under the able direction of master musician and educator Bobby Sanabria and replace it with a two week program taught by visiting instructors.

This news hurts my soul on so many levels.

Here are just three that stand out:

#1. The … Read more

West Side Story Reimagined

Interview with Bobby Sanabria

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What do you get when you combine Broadway’s most complex score from one of America’s greatest and most jazz-friendly composers with some of New York’s finest musicians and most imaginative arrangers playing for one of the world’s hippest jazz orchestras?

“West Side Story Reimagined” by Bobby Sanabria’s Multiverse Big Band.

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Judy Carmichael – Jazz Inspired

Interview with Judy Carmichael

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Part One of our conversation with Judy Carmichael

Pianist, singer, song writer, author, producer – and host of the best jazz interview show on the radio (and the Internet): Jazz Inspired.

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– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on … Read more

On the importance of Jazz

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(Sent to us by Jamey Aebersold)

God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create – and from this capacity has flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allowed man to cope with his environment and many different situations.

Jazz speaks for

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Rudresh Mahanthappa

Interview with Rudresh Mahanthappa

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Rudresh’s most recent recording project: Agrima

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– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!… Read more