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The Impact of Lady Day, Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday had a short but action-packed life, often sensationalized in movies that focus on the drama rather than the impact of her music. In preparation for the Billie Holiday JAZZ ROOM tribute, we spoke with vocalist Melissa Morgan and Harlem Legend Bill Saxton about the amazing “Lady Day”.

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The Year of the Bird

This year marks the 101st birthday of Charlie Parker, nicknamed “Bird.” This jazz saxophonist’s legacy was marked with such action and influence that it is amazing to realize he only lived to age 35.

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Collegiate-Level Instruction for Young Budding Musicians

The key to the success of JazzArts Academy: the instructors.

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Jazz through History, for Jazz Appreciation Month

For Jazz Appreciation Month this year, we’re taking a look back at key moments in jazz history.

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31 Great Women in Jazz

For March, Women’s History Month, we have selected a sample – one per day for 31 days – to represent the impact women have had on the world of jazz music.

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