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2 hrs ago | National Public Radio

The History Of Jazz Piano In 11 Minutes

Ever since " Evolution of Dance ," YouTube and videos which condense an entire canon into minutes have seemed made for each other.


Related Topix: Thelonious Monk

7 hrs ago | Brush News-Tribune

Jazz Fest builds on its roots after humble start

Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of performances.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Mahalia Jackson, Gospel, Al Hirt, Duke Ellington, Pete Fountain, Blues

9 hrs ago | BroadcastNewsroom

Axs TV Announces Updated New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Live Broadcast Line-up May 1 - 4

All-Star Lineup Features Santana, Phish, Robert Plant, John Fogerty, Arcade Fire, and Vampire Weekend During 24 Hours of Live Coverage Airing Daily at 3pE/12pPStubHub is the Official Broadcast Partner... , as AXS TV the country's premier destination for live music festival coverageproudly presents the 45th Annual 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage ... (more)


13 hrs ago | All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Henderson

The tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson was born on April 24, 1937 in a small city called Lima Ohio midway between Dayton and Toledo.


Related Topix: Joe Henderson, Lima, OH

17 hrs ago | Derry Today

Free Guinness Jazz Trail launched

Terrance O'Kane Derry City Council pictured with Elaine Johnson from Diageo and Natasha O'Hea from Da Vinci's with the Guinness Free Jazz Trail 2014.


Related Topix: The Big Band

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Hard Rubber, jazz fest vets, return for popular series

Festival favourites John Korsud and his Hard Rubber Orchestra will kick off Granville Island's Performance Works series on June 20, appearing on a double bill with Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.


Related Topix: Rudresh Mahanthappa

The Times-Picayune

Carol Fleischman, 79, dances her way through seven days of New Orleans Jazz Fest each year

Carol Fleischman of New Orleans dances with an old friend, Rick Skillings of Orlando, Fla., in front of the Sheraton Fais Do-Do stage on the opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell, Friday April 23, 2010.


Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Mansura, LA

13 Jazz Artists Awarded Over $1.7 Million

Yesterday, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced the recipients of its 2014 Performing Artist Awards, including 13 jazz and improvising musicians, who will receive at least $1.7 million in unrestricted grants in total.


Related Topix: Roscoe Mitchell

Daily Record

BROADWAY: Audra McDonald mesmerizing in 'Lady Day'

"The Light of Broadway" or "The Broadway Dream." Maybe "The Angel of New York." It's been clear for some time that five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is a star that will forever shine.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Theater, Arts

Maple Ridge News

Dancing outside the box

In this unique performance, choreographer Jennifer Mascall explores the potential of the human body moving in space and expands our preconceived notions of the discipline of contemporary dance with dancers Chris Wright, Darcy McMurray and Lulu May, along with musician Stefan Smulovitz.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Tony Bennett

MCCC Jazz Band & Chorus to Perform Free Concerts in May

From bebop standards to the works of classical masters, music lovers will have both traditional and contemporary options with two free concerts by Mercer County Community College students.


Related Topix: Classical, Johannes Brahms, John Rutter, Brahms, Black Entertainment, John Coltrane, Kenny Dorham

Detroit Free Press

Brian McCollum's big gigs: April 24-30

Thursday A decade ago, Atlanta's favorite scuzz band became a legend -- and black sheep -- on the rock-club circuit for its bottle-smashing, urine-soaked live shows.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Ledisi, Hip-Hop, New Orleans, Royal Oak, MI

Detroit Free Press

Bassist Robert Hurst brings his band to Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe

Detroiter Robert Hurst represents the Platonic ideal of a contemporary jazz bassist.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Branford Marsalis, Greg Osby, Geri Allen, Charles Lloyd


Jazz & Fusion Festival @ Alliance Fran aise April 25-May 3

From Friday 25th April to Saturday 3rd May 2014, Alliance FranA aise Accra will launch the first and highly expected edition of Jazz and Fusion Festival: Live in Accra! A ten day festival with live music and workshops, master classes, visual art exhibitions, movie screening and literary events taking place in different venues in Accra.


Related Topix: Femi Kuti, Ghana, Africa, World News, Arts, Poetry

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Vocalist celebrates jazz in May

Jazz vocalist Clif Payne celebrates songs by songwriters across the pop spectrum including Sting, Alec Wilder, Stevie Wonder, Vince Mendoza, Bill Withers May 16 at Angelica's Angelica's Bell Theater and Bistro in Redwood City .


Related Topix: Tony Bennett, Nat 'King' Cole

Cyrille Aimee Brings Gypsy Jazz to The Cabaret at The Columbia Club Tonight

Internationally renowned, Cyrille's vocal stylings are synonymous with musical genius.


Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Thelonious Monk

Wheels Keep Turning: Oliver Lake's Big Band To Close Wesleyan Jazz Weekend

On "Wheels Suite," the 17-plus-minute centerpiece of Oliver Lake's 2013 big band release "Wheels," a dense, contrapuntal swirl of horns and a clamorous rhythm section emerges suddenly, as though you're joining a conversation already in progress.


Related Topix: The Big Band, Sun Ra, Music, Entertainment

Decorah Journal

Luther College Jazz Band to perform April 30

Enjoy a night of jazz with Luther College's Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on Luther's campus.


Related Topix: Luther College, Duke Ellington, Count Basie


LIVE: Dave Holland & the Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County...

He walked like them, he dressed like them, he spoke like them. He stood in the lobby of the SCCC School of Music, chatting in a group of four or five, as if he had just come to see what this Empire Jazz Orchestra was all about.


Related Topix: Schenectady County, NY, The Orchestra, Big-Band, Dave Holland

Best bets for the first weekend of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest

The 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest stretches over two weekends -- Friday, April 25, to Sunday, April 27; and Thursday, May 1, through Sunday, May 4. The full schedule for all seven days of the New Orleans Jazz Fest of music may be too much of a good thing: How do you decide which acts to see? Here is a recap of Best Bets for the first weekend of the ... (more)


Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Carlos Santana, Pop/Rock, Laura Mvula