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Application deadline April 11, 2014  - JM Jazz World,  the leading  international  youth jazz orchestra ,  is looking for talented musicians  between the ages of 18- 26 for  its  2014  programme.  The  orchestra  is  looking  for  saxophonists, trombonists,  trumpeters,  hornists,  tubists,  guitarists,  b assists,  drummers, pianists and vocalists. 

Fellow drummers, email  the YouTube link of your performance of the track “Dig it” by Andres Forbes performed by Panos Vassilopoulos , and the winner of the video with the most views will be receiving this amazing handmade snare drum by 13 Custom Drums AND will be participating at the upcoming “Days of Percussion” International Festival in Athens.

Celebrate International jazz day on April 30, share and spread the word. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock's dream is to have  Jazz performed, heard, watched for 24 hours everywhere in the world.  "the world needs  a little jazz diplomacy" Herbie Hancock.  International Jazz Day webcast will be streamed on . 

Miles Davis : death of  a legend...   Miles Davis ,the most influential artist in the history of jazz, leaves the stage for the last time. 

The Academy of Camerata Europaea (CE) in cooperation with the Cultural Center BETON7 invites young artists (age limit 35 years by the date of application) to participate in a series of concerts, that will be held by Camerata Youth at BETON7 in Athens-Greece in the upcoming artistic season 2014/2015 in the following individual instruments:  Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn.

Chick Corea Electric Band helped revived the fortunes of fusion in the 1980’s and showcase the talents of drummer Dave Weckl.

Quincy Jones assembles a vast array of contempory talent for his album Back on the Block, a heady mixture of bop and popular styles, including rap.

To satisfy curious listeners and highlight the excellent music, AccuJazz Internet radio has created a “Best Jazz of 2013” channel playing the most critically-acclaimed jazz albums released last year. The streaming channel is free to listen to and available 24 hours a day at

Gill Evans dies aged 75. His orchestra undertakes a memorial tour of Italy ...