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Release It

JPEC announces the launch of Release It, a free promotion for new CD or vinyl releases. Send news and reviews of your latest launch to JPEC.

Four times a year, JPEC will publish up to 10 submissions (no more than 100 words each) on their website www.jazzcentre.ca.

Publication of these releases is for information purposes only to help musicians promote their work.
JPEC derives no financial benefit from this promotion.

Send the Title, Artists, PDF of the cover, Website links and any reviews to:
Rochelle Koskie, co-founder and director of JPEC, at

For more information contact:
Nancy Miller

JPEC Starts 16-17 Season With Interactive Historic Photo
And New CD/Vinyl Launch Service for Musicians

Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC) is pleased to announce that it has been authorized to display an interactive version of the historic photo Art Kane Jazz portrait Harlem 1958 on their website. Look into the lives of the great jazz artists of New York in 1958 simply by clicking on a face.

Art Kane Photo
An Iconic Photograph Comes Alive
In 1958, in front of a brownstone in Harlem, 57 notable jazz musicians were photographed by Art Kane. Now this photo is making history again, thanks to the New York Daily News.

Go to here to enter the lives and music of these artists. Click on a face to see the name, dates of birth and death, and to hear a recording of the artist’s music. The website also provides a bio of each artist. Whether for education or pleasure, this photo is a jazz lover’s dream.

JPEC gratefully acknowledges and appreciates the support of:
  • Dr. Bruce Rubin, for bringing this to our attention
  • New York Daily News and Editor Joseph Angio, for allowing us to use the link
  • The Estate of Art Kane, for consenting to our use of this iconic and interactive photo, for educational purposes
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