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1 hr ago |

Tony Bennett On Recording Cole Porter's RED, HOT & BLUE With Lady Gaga

World renowned crooner Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop superstar Lady Gaga for a new duets album titled CHEEK TO CHEEK containing multiple American Songbook standards and this week Bennett revealed that he intends to record a follow-up showcasing Cole Porter 's classic score for the stage musical RED, HOT & BLUE.


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5 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Chicago soul-jazz great John Wright warms things up for the Jazz Fest

The Chicago Jazz Festival gets under way next week, and next week's edition of the Reader will feature a comprehensive preview written by John Corbett, Bill Meyer, and yours truly.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Sun Ra, Matthew Shipp, Oak Park, IL

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

Jazz isn't dead in KC

Bobby Watson, director of jazz studies at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, is being credited for contributing to the renaissance of Kansas City jazz.


Related Topix: Charlie Parker

11 hrs ago | The Advertiser News (South)

No Cell Phone Day

If you're like jazz trombonist and music producer Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of the acclaimed Marsalis family from New Orleans, you appreciate the “old-school” ways of doing things.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Kids, Family

16 hrs ago | Laughing Squid

'Drums West', A Recently Rediscovered Cut-Paper Jazz Animation by Jim Henson From 1961

"Drums West" is a cut-paper animated short by Jim Henson and frequent Muppets collaborator Jerry Juhl set to the music of West Coast jazz bandleader Chico Hamilton .


20 hrs ago | Crow

Chris Barber returns to Welwyn Garden City for Herts Jazz Festival 2014

A legendary musician will return to the town of his birth to top the bill at this year's Herts Jazz Festival in Welwyn Garden City.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Hertfordshire County, England,

Yesterday |

Jazz around town: August 22-24, 2014

After a not so brief hiatus, the DC Jazz Music Examiner is back to bring you the latest information about what's happening in and around DC.


Related Topix: Folk, Nina Simone, Black Entertainment, Ramsey Lewis

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

A Sleek And Busy Walk With Jean-Luc Ponty

French jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty played the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1967, which led to his getting an American record contract, and playing with George Duke, Frank Zappa, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.


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Norwich Arts Center launches new jazz musical theater series

Norwich Norwich Arts Center is inviting guests to step into Miss Lottie's Caf at the Donald Oat Theater and step back in time to the grand days of jazz, with performances by legends Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Musical Theater, Black Entertainment, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday

National Public Radio

Remembering Jazz Violinist John Blake Jr.

For decades, John Blake Jr. created a rare role for the violin within the jazz of his eras.


Related Topix: Archie Shepp, Black Entertainment, Grover Washington, Jr., Billy Taylor

Weekly Packet

Stonington gallery hosts jazz concerts

As part of the Jazz at the gWatson Gallery series, the gallery is presenting Greg Osby and Dan Tepfer in a concert of saxophone and piano duos on Saturday, August 23, at 7:30 p.m. Vocalist/pianist Karrin Allyson will perform at the gallery on Friday, August 29, at 7:30 p.m. Osby and Tepfer have performed together in New York City, but this is the ... (more)


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Top 5 things to do in Muskegon area this weekend: Shoreline Jazz Festival, Roosevelt Park Day and more

"Into the Wind," a collaboration between Grand Valley State University and University of Michigan students, alumni and faculty, will take place at MAREC, 200 Viridian Drive, on Aug. 22 and 23. The event will feature dance, music and poetry and will begin at 7 p.m. As part of the event, U of M dance professor Jessica Fogel will speak at the Muskegon ... (more)


Related Topix: Muskegon, MI, Roosevelt Park, MI, Kenny G, Boney James, Grand Valley State University, Entertainment

The Age

Exceptional precision: Freedman Jazz Award winner Aaron Choulai.

The finalists for the 12th edition of the $15,000 Freedman Fellowship - pianists Aaron Choulai and Matthew Sheens, trombonist Shannon Barnett and singer Gian Slater - reinforced just how much musical real estate lies beneath the jazz umbrella.


Related Topix: Thelonious Monk

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Mark Stryker: Jazz singer Barbara Morrison to perform in Ann Arbor

The great Barbara Morrison is back in town. Hallelujah! Born in Ypsilanti, Morrison, a singer of uncommon spirit and expression, has been based in Los Angeles since the 1970s.


Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, James Moody, Jimmy Smith, Black Entertainment, Dizzy Gillespie

Silver City Sun-News

Five more things to do

The Movies in the Canyon series at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater in El Paso will show "Monsters Inc." on Friday and "Finding Nemo" on Saturday.


Related Topix: Silver City, NM, Photography, Arts

Northwest Music Scene

Diane Schuur Allstar Band at Jazz Alley Sept. 11 - 14

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents Grammy-winning Tacoma native, vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur.


Related Topix: Diane Schuur, Tacoma, WA, Stan Getz

Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Eight-piece jazz group to arrive at the Palace

AN octet of outstanding musicians from Hungary will be returning to the Electric Palace for an evening of jazz next week.


Related Topix: Montreux

Women's Wear Daily

They Are Wearing: Governors Island's Jazz Age Lawn Party

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Swindon Advertiser

Big stars swing in to back 'Mr Jazz'

The roster includes sidemen to Frank Sinatra and Courtney Pine, and the acclaimed musician son of British stars Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Frank Sinatra, Cleo Laine

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KLAL-FM Little Rock

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to Appear on HSN; "Cheek to Cheek" Track Listing Revealed

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are pulling out all the stops to promote their upcoming album of jazz duets, Cheek to Cheek.


Related Topix: Tony Bennett, Dance, Cher, Pop/Rock