In the News

  • Music Education comes in many forms!

    Jul 15, 17 • 276 Views • Blog, In the News

    Being an educator had never been a professional goal of mine. I have always wanted to be a performer and composer, and that still is my preferred role. But after arriving on the professional music scene in Los Angeles, several opportunities came my way to...

  • Music Education in the Caribbean and Latin America: a Comprehensive Guide

    Jul 10, 17 • 276 Views • Blog, In the News, Member News

    Dr. Raymond Torres-Santos’ schedule this summer exemplifies the work of a contemporary musician:  1) Touring and promoting his book, “Music Education in the Caribbean and Latin America: a Comprehensive Guide,“ published by Rowan and...

  • Concert: The Kim Richmond – Kimberly Ford Ensemble

    Jul 8, 17 • 227 Views • Blog, In the News, Member News

    This is a unit recently formed, but formulation has been brewing for over a year now. It is most certainly a combination of different styles rolled into one. I will explain. Kimberly Ford is an accomplished singer of whom I became aware about three years ago....

  • Attention Instrumentalists and Vocalists!

    May 2, 17 • 409 Views • Blog, In the News

    If you want to know more about jazz improvisation, jazz repertoire, and hanging with active working jazz musicians, then Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop is a good choice. If you have students that have those interests, please steer them to this. This is for...

  • Recommended Reading

    Mar 13, 17 • 1238 Views • Blog, In the News

    ASMAC encourages you to check out the blog written by London arranger Jack Campey, called “My top 5 past Orchestrators.” Here’s the link to our past president Irwin Kostal: ...

  • Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop

    Mar 12, 17 • 668 Views • In the News

    This is to let you know that I am initiating a Jazz Workshop in Santa Barbara this summer. My partner in this is Santa Barbara vocalist Kimberly Ford, and the dates are Tuesday, July 11 to Friday, July 14. Flyer is attached. All levels (well, not beginners)...

  • Lookin’ Up

    Mar 6, 17 • 598 Views • In the News

    Original music by Bonnie Ruth Janofsky Tuesday, March 7th, 6-10 PM Please join us for the first public viewing of “Lookin’ Up” a feature written by actor Marvin Kaplan, in which he has a role in his last work. Steve Guttenberg...

  • 2017 Bill Conti Competition

    2017 Bill Conti Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition

    Feb 22, 17 • 2245 Views • Blog, In the News

    ASMAC is excited to announce the Bill Conti Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition! The 2017 Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition is sponsored by the renowned Oscar and Emmy award winning composer/conductor Bill Conti (Rocky, The...

  • Announcing: For Members Only

    Jan 25, 17 • 515 Views • Blog, In the News

    ASMAC is proud to present a new video section on our www.ASMAC.org website.  The Members Only section features full length videos of First WEDNESDAYS and luncheon events plus other special content exclusive to members. For those members who cannot attend...

  • Elliot Deutsch Big Band at Vitello’s E-Spot Lounge on January 8th

    Jan 3, 17 • 656 Views • Blog, In the News

    Elliot Deutsch (ASMAC Executive Board Member) will be taking his big band to Vitello’s on January 8th to celebrate his birthday. His 17-piece jazz ensemble will be performing music from his 2014 album The Push! as well as new pieces written for his YouTube...