San Jose Jazz announces today the SJZ New Works Fest 2022 featuring World Premieres of commissioned works from nine standout SF Bay Area artist grantees of the SJZ Jazz Aid Fund. In March 2022, San Jose Jazz provided a new round of funding in the form of $27,000 in individual grants ($1,000/artist) to 27 local musicians. The SJZ Jazz Aid Fund initiative helps to offset the tremendous financial hardships the SF Bay Area arts community has faced due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Orange Blossom Revue has announced the lineup for its eighth annual event taking place Friday and Saturday, December 2-3, 2022 at Lake Wailes Park in central Florida. This year, fans can look forward to a second helping of folk/Americana luminaries The Wood Brothers, who are returning as co-curators of the 2022 event.
Singer songwriter Jackson Browne will perform a special benefit concert with his band for the new Kingdom County Productions (KCP) film, “Lost Nation,” on Monday, July 11 at the Flynn Center for the Arts in Burlington, VT. Showtime is 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale this Friday, April 22 at 10 AM local time at the Flynn Center box office (https://www.flynnvt.org/Events). For more information visit www.jacksonbrowne.com.
The latest unique news headline out of the music community is that the co-founder of a nationally-touring, genre busting bluegrass act delivers his first solo recording in the style of surf rock. Dave Bruzza, known for two decades of work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriting of Greensky Bluegrass, today offers up Heart of Santa Cruz in the form of a 45 rpm on vinyl.
WXPN, the non-commercial, member-supported radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced that it will present its annual three-day XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru from Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18, 2022 at two adjacent outdoor venues on the Camden, New Jersey waterfront.
MerleFest organizers and patrons have been counting down the days for the world-famous festival’s return to its usual Spring weekend. Some fans’ annual pilgrimages to MerleFest are already underway, and the Wilkes Community College campus is abuzz with festival staff excitedly readying the festival to take place just one week from now—April 28th through May 1st. Today, MerleFest, presented by Window World, announced the lineup for the fan-favorite Late Night Jam.