OBITUARY: Jazz Pianist Mal Waldron, 1925-2002

Mal Waldron News came from across the Atlantic that jazz pianist and composer Mal Waldron died on December 2, 2002, in a hospital in Brussels. Waldron had been diagnosed with cancer in September and died of related complications. Writing from Belgium, Hugo de Craen noted that despite Waldron’s illness, which had worsened, “Mal remained optimistic […]

OBITUARY: Jazz Saxophonist Bob Berg, 1951-2002

Bob BergPhoto by Sarkis Boyadjian The music community mourns the loss of saxophonist Bob Berg who died in an automobile accident on December 5, 2002 on Long Island, NY. Due to poor driving conditions caused by a snowstorm, the car he was driving was struck by a cement truck and he died upon impact. He […]

$27,400 Awarded Thru Copying Assistance Program

Asking Copying Assistance Program (CAP) recipient composers what their awards mean to them is like asking a kid if he likes Christmas: you basically know the answer before you get it, but it’s still fun to hear. The grants, awarded under the auspices of the American Music Center, help support the production of performance materials […]

Making History

One of the most interesting aspects of this month’s discussion concerning the historical assessment of American music, is how this concern has its own deep history, a history which has played a considerable role in forming our musical community. Asserting the legitimacy and enduring value of American music has actually been an ongoing concern, even […]