Newsbits: New Tyondai Braxton Release / 577 Records Kickstarter / Van Hemmen Reviewed / Music and Violence / Mahanthappa at Princeton

Tyondai Braxton has a new album out, the proceeds of which will go to Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, a nonprofit organization which advocates for gun control and against gun violence.

The 577 Records label has launched a Kickstarter for their 3-day experimental music festival.

Jazz Right Now reviews Drums of Days by Flin van Hemmen

Alex Ross writes an insightful piece on the relationship between music and violence.

Rudresh Mahanthappa has been appointed Director of Jazz for Princeton University’s Department of Music.