UCLA Global Jazz Ensemble Performs at Mammoth JazzFest
Six talented jazz students from the school of music performed on the free summer festival in the Village at Mammoth, June 21-22.
Grammy-winner Terence Blanchard named first Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies
Terence Blanchard is a six-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator who in 2019 received an Oscar nomination for best original score for Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” The chair was established to honor Burrell, a legendary jazz guitarist and composer, for his 20 years (from 1996 to 2016) as founder and director of jazz studies at UCLA.
Times of Israel - Global Jazz Studies Professor Eddie Meadows on Duo that Escaped the Nazis to Found Blue Note Records
READ: “I think they witnessed the music culture of African-Americans and saw an opportunity. Even though there was not a large market, Blue Note recorded them anyway,” Meadows said. “It’s very important for African-American culture.”