Entries by John Strayhorn

2018 The Billy Strayhorn Foundation Awards

The Billy Strayhorn Foundation (BSF) has given out $3,000 so far in 2018 to assist students and institutions with tuition, summer camp attendance and jazz studies program assistance. The Billy Strayhorn Jazz Education Scholarship Award has assisted over 20 young musicians in the past 10 years and continues to grow. Congratulations to both our individual […]

Summer Horns II A to Z

“Take the ‘A’ Train” remix part of best selling contemporary jazz album in the summer of 2018. Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz, along with some of today’s best contemporary jazz artist, have come out with a stunning set of 11 timeless tunes reimagined by Koz and alto saxophonist Gerald Albright, tenor saxophonist Richard Elliot, trumpeter […]

2018 Pittsburgh Jazz Festival supported by Billy Strayhorn Songs

The 2018 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival held June 15th thru June 17th celebrates cultures of the world and to share a common bond for music that makes us one. This year’s lineup included jazz stalwarts Marcus Miller, Gregory Porter, Kenny Garrett and Teri Lyne Carrington. Among those providing funding for the festival, Strayhorn family members […]