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Chancellor’s Residence Recital Series 2017 Starts With Jazz and Clarinets

February 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

Mrs. Block has forwarded photos to us from the first two Residence recitals of the year. The first, on February 21st, was Cody Dear with his group Dear’s Crossing. Here are two photos of this jazz group with and without Mrs. Block. (All photos are courtesy of Mrs. Carol Block.) Members of this group are: […]

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UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Hosts EDM DJ Competition

March 31st, 2016 · No Comments

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music recently partnered with legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold to hold a DJ competition. UCLA students competed to win the extraordinary opportunity to spin at the official after party for the inaugural Electronic Music Awards & Foundation show ? co-produced by Paul Oakenfold and FOX on April 14th. On Saturday, […]

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UCLA Jazz professors share some thoughts with the next generation of artists:

March 9th, 2016 · No Comments

We thought it would be a great idea to share this open letter to the next generation of musicians from jazz greats Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Both are professors in the Thelonious MOnk Institute of Jazz within the UCLA Department of Music. For the full article, CLICK HERE. photo courtesy of NestHQ.com

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Chancellor’s Recital Series Kicks Off the New Year With “Dear’s Crossing”

February 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Mrs. Carol Block has shared the following after the first recital of the year: “We started our new series with a wonderful jazz performance by the group “The Dears Crossing”. One of the pieces they performed was called “Duke’s Rules” – a world premier by Cody Dear dedicated to Kenny Burrell.” Grant Milliken, Cody Dear, […]

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Professor Kenny Burrell Receives Los Angeles Jazz Society’s 7th Annual L.A. Jazz Treasure Award.

September 9th, 2015 · 4 Comments

On September 4th, 2015, UCLA’s own jazz legend Kenny Burrell received the Los Angeles Jazz Society’s 7th Annual L.A. Jazz Treasure Award. In the audience, and playing, were other UCLA faculty members like Charley Harrison, A.J. Racy, and Justo Almario. Those at the event were also entertained by Prof. Burrell’s Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited. […]

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Monk Institute Board Member Dee Dee Bridgewater appears with Irvin Mayfield on Tavis Smiley Show

September 2nd, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Thelonious Monk Institute’s Advisory Board member, singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, appeared on the Tavis Smiley show, which aired September 1st. Read more HERE.

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A Don Ellis Portrait: Strawberry Soup

April 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Ethnomusicology Ph.D. student Marc Bolin recently shared this information, with photos of a special project that began as an assignment for Ethnomusicology 205. Ethnomusicology archivists (Aaron and Maureen) suggested archival collections to research that might specifically interest each student in the class. For Marc Bolin, they could think of no better choice than the Don […]

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