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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Jazz 'Flash Mob' A Hit At Reading Terminal Market

"I asked all of these musicians to come together and celebrate the Philadelphia contribution to jazz," said Homer Jackson, director of the Philadelphia Jazz Project .


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Black Entertainment, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane

7 hrs ago |

Paquito D'Rivera to Lead Worksop, Concert for Young Jazz Musicians, 5/12-16

From May 12 to 16 , Carnegie Hall 's Weill Music Institute will present a workshop for young jazz instrumentalists led by renowned Latin jazz artist Paquito D'Rivera.


Related Topix: Paquito d'rivera

11 hrs ago | Stereophile

The 2014 Jazz Awards

The Jazz Journalists' Association announced its 2014 awards this week. I don't think I've disagreed with so many of its picks.


Related Topix: Blue Note

15 hrs ago | The Times

Bruce Springsteen is playing Jazz Fest next month in New Orleans. File photo

When the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival schedule was released in March, fans of Bruce Springsteen noticed his relatively modest May 3 concert time of 1 hour and 50 minutes.


Related Topix: New Orleans

19 hrs ago |

Jazz Guitar Legend Chuck Anderson Launches Online Program To Teach Jazz Guitarists

Jazz Guitarist, Composer and Master Teacher Chuck Anderson has launched a new online jazz guitar program for jazz guitar students worldwide.


Related Topix: Jazz

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year

Herbie Hancock speaks at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Induction Ceremony 2013 at Harvard University.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter

Iconic Jazz Photograpers

We are one lucky nation to have a homegrown musical form, and cultural force, like jazz.


Related Topix: Yale University, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Black Entertainment, Soul, Entertainment


Happy Birthday John Bell | Pro-Shot JB & Friends 2001

We'd like to wish a very happy birthday to Widespread Panic guitarist/vocalist John Bell .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Widespread Panic

Lincoln Daily News

Singer Audra McDonald transforms into Billie Holiday on Broadway

Singer Audra McDonald, a five-time Tony winner, channels legendary American jazz singer Billie Holiday in the Broadway musical "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" in a performance critics described as a "spellbinding tour de force" and "intoxicating."


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Theater, Porgy and Bess, Arts


25 recent jazz albums you really ought to hear

Jazz Appreciation Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate musical milestones of the past.


Related Topix: 9, Blue Note, Joe Beck

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Van Morrison to headline Edinburgh jazz festival

A star-studded event at the Festival Theatre, which will also be the opening gala of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, will feature some of South Africa's leading performers.


Related Topix: Jazz & Blues, Abdullah Ibrahim, World News, South Africa

Jazz and Blues Vocalist Kim Nalley to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/10

Called "legendary" and a "San Francisco institution," Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes jazz and blues vocalist, Kim Nalley , for one performance only - Saturday, May 10 .


Related Topix: Francisco, Ballad, Jazz & Blues, San Francisco, CA

Midnight Preserves, Preservation Hall's Jazz Fest night concert series, is a secret

Over the past few years, late-night concerts at Preservation Hall have become quite the post-festival destination.


Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Music, Entertainment

Myrtle Beach Online

Paul Cebar is taking Milwaukee global

Paul Cebar has lived in Milwaukee most of his life, but his music has traveled the world: New Orleans, Jamaica, Cuba, Africa.


Related Topix: New Orleans, New York, Entertainment

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Jazz with Jesse Junior Quartet LIVE at the Classic Wineseller on Saturday, April 19

Jesse Junior and his Quartet perform songs by Cole Porter on Saturday, April 19 at the Classic Wineseller in Waynesville.


Related Topix: The Quartet, Cole Porter, Waynesville, NC, Williams, Classical


'The Amazing Race: All Stars' Recap: Gladiator Teams Fight for Survival in Rome

We're at the height of the holy Amazing Race empire, and not even Phil Keoghan can give a life-saving thumbs up to last-placing teams.


Related Topix: Game Show, Entertainment, Television, Sport Movies, Gladiator, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Italy Travel, Travel, Rome, Italy Travel, Europe Travel, The Amazing Race, Reality TV, The Globetrotters

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Review: Audra McDonald divinely channels Lady Day

Five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in her new show has somehow summoned the feisty, proud and unbowed spirit of Billie Holiday, who died of cirrhosis of the liver in 1959.


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

Observer & Eccentric

April celebrates American art form - Jazz

According to the Oxford Dictionary, jazz is "a type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century.


Related Topix: Duke Ellington, Drama Movies, New Orleans, Music!, Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Freddie Hubbard, Ella Fitzgerald

CBS Local

3rd Annual Center City Jazz Festival Set For Saturday

"It's about getting people who weren't already interested in Jazz just interested and give them a reason to come out," says Ernest Stuart, a trombonist who founded the Center City Jazz Festival three years ago with $17,200 in crowd funding.


Related Topix: Tim Warfield

Bellingham Herald

Whiteland band to compete in NY jazz contest

The 16-member group from Whiteland Community High School will compete in the 2014 Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.


Related Topix: Whiteland, IN, Duke Ellington