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Author: Evan Pittson

The Sweet Basil Jazz Club Scholarship

The CCNY Jazz Studies Program is excited to announce The Sweet Basil Jazz Club Scholarship. Established in 2021 by CCNY alumni and jazz promoter, Mel Litoff, The Sweet Basil Jazz Club Scholarship will support one student in full in the 2022-2023 academic year. This scholarship will be awarded in its entirety ($10,000) to one student…
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Graduate Jazz Ensemble Performs at WBGO 88.3FM

Saxophone great Steve Wilson (left) and the CCNY Graduate Jazz Ensemble that he directs, at the WBGO studio. Of the handful of all-jazz radio stations still around, Newark-based WBGO88.3 FM is hailed in the industry as the pre-eminent home of the genre. And for the rest of the month, WBGO showcases The City College of…
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Sheila Jordan on Teaching the Jazz Vocal Workshop at City College for 27 Years

Esteemed jazz vocalist and teacher Sheila Jordan taught the weekly Jazz Vocal Workshop at CCNY from 1978-2006, guiding and inspiring many singers throughout the years, some of whom have gone on to have successful careers. I had the chance to talk with Sheila about how the class got started, her teaching philosophy and how teaching…
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