2021 Upcoming Events
2021
 June 15 The Marlow Prize: David Milch, Director of the MA Program in Arts Administration at Baruch College announced that . . . “Thomas Kapusta as the recipient of the Marlow Prize in Arts Leadership for the 2020/2021 academic year. His thesis, Bringing a Programmatic Budget to Bedlam, Inc. was an exceptional paper applying sound financial and budgeting practices to support a very prominent Off-Broadway theater company.  Tom’s work not only featured thoughtful research and analysis, but demonstrated a clear and engaging writing style that made numbers and budgeting (often thought to be a dry topic), both compelling and essential to understanding the organization’s goals.  The paper’s clear position that the budget is a statement of organizational values — as well as “value” — was both powerful and essential to consider for any arts administrator.

“The Committee also selected an Honorable Mention for the Marlow Prize, recognizing Višnja Begović for her consultancy, Reaching Teenage Readers: Creative Strategies for Marketing and Selling Teenage Fiction.  Višnja’s work stood out in its ability to identify recommendations in an area where there had been little specific research.  It presented a thoughtful, engaging and exceptionally clear analysis; and, one which will most certainly be of great benefit to the organization and the field at large.” 

June 6 Performance: Eugene Marlow’s bembe arrangement of “Maria” from Bobby Sanabria’s 2018 Grammy-nominated “West Side Story Reimagined” is performed by the Bobby Sanabria “Multiverse” Big Band at PLAYGROUND 52 AMPHITHEATER, across the street from PS 52, 681 Kelly Street in the Bronx, New York City.
May 24 Dr. Eugene Marlow establishes the “Rudy Merino Prize for Music in Community” at Merced College, in Merced, California.
April 30 OFFICIAL RELEASE: Eugene Marlow’s “Jazz in China: The Documentary” is an “official” event of International Jazz Day, April 30, 2021, an event mounted by UNESCO. Dr. Marlow makes the 76-minute documentary available for viewing for the 24 hours of International Jazz Day free of charge.
April 26 Guest Blog: Dr. Marlow provided a guest blog to the University Press of Mississippi (UPM) regarding the April 30, 2021 “official” release of Dr. Marlow’s “Jazz in China: The Documentary.” UPM published Marlow’s book (Jazz in China: From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression) in 2018.
April 21 Article contribution: Marlow asked by Hong Kong-based freelance reporter Simon Parry to comment on the importance of the forthcoming October 2021 Montreux Jazz Festival in Hangzhou, China for an article to appear in the South China Morning Post. 
April 20 Guest Panelist: Dr. Eugene Marlow participates in a panel of journalists as part of “Headliners in Education” on a Zoom call organized by John Vitti of the Boston Globe. The subject of the panel concerned admissions requirements of high school students interested in journalism at the college level.
March 19 RADIO PLAY: Eugene Marlow’s arrangement of “Adon Olam” (from his 2011 Heritage Ensemble “Fresh Take” album) played on WBGO’s “Latin Jazz Cruise,” hosted by Grammy-nominated drummer Bobby Sanabria. This arrangement, featuring vocalist Rachel Kara Perez,  is a tip of the hat to saxophonist Ornette Coleman’s “free” jazz” movement. WBGO is the most listened to jazz radio station on the planet.
March 1 Jazz in China documentary: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),  sponsor of the annual April 30 International Jazz Day, has invited Dr. Eugene Marlow, producer/director of the forthcoming feature-length documentary “Jazz in China,” to announce the documentary’s completion on its website as an “official event” of International Jazz Day 2021. There are jazz performances all over the planet on this day.  International Jazz Day is chaired and led by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz
February 2 Composer Marlow/MEII Enterprises sign agreement with Dance In Frame Productions. Producer Michael Bishop of Brooklyn-based Dance In Frame Productions is developing a 30-minute documentary entitled “Shadows Among Us.” The documentary’s purpose is to raise awareness for a draft bill to be presented to the New York State legislature. This bill, if adopted, will act as a promise to artists and art organizations that the State of New York will do more to support the arts and culture sector should another disruptive event like the 2020-2021 pandemic occur again. The documentary will incorporate scenes with dance performers, interviews with them about the importance of art for society, and their hopes for its recovery following the end of the pandemic.  The documentary’s music underscore will be provided by composer and music producer Eugene Marlow from his 2006 album “Les Sentiments D’Amour” (MEII Enterprises).
February 1 Dr. Marlow begins his 66th semester teaching courses in media and culture at Baruch College (City University of New York). Dr. Marlow is chair of Baruch’s Educational Technology Committee.
January 29 RADIO PLAY: Eugene Marlow’s arrangement of “Hatikva” (from his 2011 Heritage Ensemble “Fresh Take” album) opens WBGO’s “Latin Jazz Cruise,” hosted by Grammy-nominated drummer Bobby Sanabria. WBGO is the most listened to jazz radio station on the planet.
January 14 Jazz in China Project: Baruch College (where Dr. Marlow teaches) launches a web site to help raise funds to complete Marlow’s feature-length documentary project. Please consider becoming a patron of the arts by clicking on the link above.
January 8 RADIO PLAY: Eugene Marlow’s original big band composition “El Ache de Sanabria” (from Bobby Sanabria’s 2007 Grammy-nominated “Big Band Urban Folktales” album) opens WBGO’s “Latin Jazz Cruise,” hosted by Grammy-nominated drummer Bobby Sanabria. WBGO is the most listened to jazz radio station on the planet.
January 1 RADIO PLAY: Eugene Marlow’s arrangement of “Hatikva” (from his 2011 Heritage Ensemble “Fresh Take” album) opens WBGO’s “Latin Jazz Cruise,” hosted by Grammy-nominated drummer Bobby Sanabria. WBGO is the most listened to jazz radio station on the planet.
January 1 Dr. Eugene Marlow is quoted in the “Future Issue” of Chamber Music America’s 2021 Membership Directory: “John Adams, second president of the United States said ‘Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.’ In the longer term, we will have found other ways to practice and express our art. We will surprise ourselves with opportunistic solutions” (p. 70). 
2020
October 9 RADIO PLAY: Eugene Marlow’s arrangement of “Hatikva” (from his 2014 Heritage Ensemble “Fresh Take” album) is played on WBGO’s “Latin Jazz Cruise,” hosted by Grammy-nominated drummer Bobby Sanabria. WBGO is the most listened to jazz radio station on the planet.
October 15 CD Album Release: MEII Enterprises announces the release of Pianist Nada’s triple CD album “Pianist Nada/Johannes Brahms.” With this album Pianist Nada completes her recording of all of Brahms works for solo piano. This project–begun in 2016–has resulted in five albums, eight discs, and almost nine hours of music!
November 18 CD Album Release: MEII Enterprises releases “Hard Bop Hanukkah” featuring jazz violinist’s Ben Sutin Quartet. The album is available on all leading digital platforms and from cdbaby.com. Search: Ben Sutin.
December 4 RADIO PLAY: Eugene Marlow’s bembe arrangement of “Maria” from Bobby Sanabria’s 2018 Grammy-nominated “West Side Story Reimagined” is played on WBGO’s “Latin Jazz Cruise,” hosted by Grammy-nominated drummer Bobby Sanabria. WBGO is the most listened to jazz radio station on the planet.

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