jazz

Queens College honors late jazz great
Queens College honors late jazz great
Arts & Music Melissa Chan 11/27/2013 at 11:12AM

The legacy of a late Queens College music professor will live on with a memorial scholarship in his name. Queens College and the Aaron Copland School of Music paid tribute to Howard Brofsky Tuesday, establishing the Howard Brofsky Memorial Scholarship in Jazz in his honor. Brofsky passed away on October 17 at age 86. He [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/12/2013 at 8:13AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 81. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 61. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Monthly Jazz Jam at  Flushing Town Hall Come [...]

Flushing Town Hall to host jazz festival
Flushing Town Hall to host jazz festival
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 4/25/2013 at 11:51AM

Jazz is coming to Flushing Town Hall. The town hall and the Queens Jazz OverGround (QJOG), which promotes jazz education and musical enrichment, are hosting the first annual Spring Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 27. Three founding members of QJOG, a nonprofit collective, along with Ellen Kodadek, Flushing Town Hall executive and artistic director, trumpeted [...]

Bringing jazz to Queens
Bringing jazz to Queens
Entertainment Terence M. Cullen 3/09/2013 at 9:24AM

Josh Deutsch loves jazz. He can speak to it in excess, understands it and appreciates all the jazz greats. Originally a pianist before switching to trumpet, jazz is Deutsch’s life — in every component. Teaching, when coinciding with performing, is one of Deutsch’s favorite parts of music as he helps his students explore the technical [...]

LIC jazz guitarist strikes a chord
LIC jazz guitarist strikes a chord
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 8/13/2012 at 8:39AM

At age 12, Amanda Monaco picked up a guitar. One hasn’t left her hands since. The Long Island City jazz guitarist, whose strumming floats through neighborhood wine bars and music venues, now leads the Queens Jazz Overground. A spinoff of the nonprofit Brooklyn Jazz Underground, it is a local resource for jazz musicians and fans. [...]

War in Iraq officially over
War in Iraq officially over
News Jay Lane 12/15/2011 at 9:03AM

War in Iraq officially over After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq — a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy. Panetta stepped [...]