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1 hr ago | All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Hank Jones' birthday today! The oldest of the three Jones brothers , Henry A'Hank" Jones was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied piano at an early age and came under the influence of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum.


Related Topix: Pontiac, MI, Art Tatum

5 hrs ago | The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Infinity Big Band To Perform Friday

The Infinity Big Band will perform Friday night at the Infinity Arts Cafe, 115 E. Third St., Jamestown, from 7-9 p.m. Students from all over Chautauqua County will perform jazz favorites.


Related Topix: The Big Band, Jamestown, NY, Chautauqua County, NY

10 hrs ago |

The 2014 fall edition of the Arizona Jazz Festival is filled with soul has announced a stellar lineup for its 2014 R&B and smooth jazz artists to be held in Phoenix , AZ October 24-26, 2014.


Related Topix: Mindi Abair, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Euge Groove, New Edition, R-N-B

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WTCA-AM Plymouth

"Scratches, Skips & all that Jazz: 78 RPM Record Collecting"

Marshall County Museum welcomes Jack Garrison to the next Brown Bag Lunch Event on Friday, August 8 from 12-1, celebrating the grand reopening of the museum's Entertainment Room, with his presentation entitled, "Phonographs and Memories; Scratches, Skips and all that Jazz: 78 RPM Record Collecting."


Related Topix: Marshall County, IN, Glenn Miller

NBC New York

Getting James Brown

The tricky business of making movies about real-life musicians tends to best succeed in flicks about great performers or composers who died far too young.


Related Topix: The Blues Brothers, Comedy Movies, Action Movies, Musical Movies, Sport Movies, Rocky IV, Drama Movies, James Brown, Black Entertainment, Soul, Glenn Miller, Rock-N-Roll, Jerry Lee Lewis, Entertainment

All About Jazz

PERFORMANCE/TOUR: Jazz Arts Group Announces 2014-15 Columbus Jazz Orchestra and Inside Track Season

The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus is pleased to announce its 2014-15 season of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and Inside Track small-ensemble series.


Related Topix: Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Classical, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Frank Sinatra

Herald Gazette

Classic jazz, on Midcoast tour

Nora Cavin, a jazz vocalist from New York, will perform a series of concerts in Rockland and Thomaston during August.


Related Topix: Thomaston, ME, Rockland, ME, Jazz Trio, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller

Detroit Free Press

Al Jarreau headlines Trenton's Jazz on the River on Sunday

The calendar says that Al Jarreau is 74 years old. Well, OK, but there has always been something about his musical personality that suggested a man perennially in the spring of life.


Related Topix: Trenton, MI, Al Jarreau, Detroit, MI

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KLAL-FM Little Rock

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Announce Release Date for Their Jazz Album

We finally know the release date for Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett 's much-discussed jazz album.


Related Topix: Tony Bennett, Cole Porter

Seattle Times

Earshot Jazz Festival makes early announcement

The festival opens with a tribute to Thelonious Monk, on his birthday, with "Monk 10/10," featuring Seattle keyboardists and a 10-piece ensemble conducted by piano man Wayne Horvitz, performing transcriptions of Monk's famous 1959 Town Hall concert.


Related Topix: Thelonious Monk

The Brattleboro Reformer

Christopher Walken cast in Disney's 'The Jungle Book' remake

Disney thinks so. The company announced Tuesday that Walken has joined the cast of its live action remake of "The Jungle Book."


Related Topix: Seven Psychopaths, The Jungle Book, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Adventure, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Christopher Walken, Louis Prima, Entertainment

Alamogordo Daily News

Audra McDonald helps 'Lady Day' turn a profit

Producers of the play "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" said Tuesday that they've recouped their $2.6 million initial investment.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Holyoke, MA


Palestinians seek 24-hr. cease-fire

Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Tony Bennett, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

The New Zealand Herald

Wynne Gray: Experience sure to be key in Super showdown

Corey Flynn of the Crusaders jumps out of a tackle during the Super Ruby Semi Final match against the Sharks.


Related Topix: The Crusaders

Giuseppe Rotunno Remembers Bob Fosse & All that Jazz

Legendary cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno reflects on working with master stage and screen director Bob Fosse on the movie musical ALL THAT JAZZ as part of a new interview.


Related Topix: Fosse, Musical Movies, All that Jazz

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Manchester Journal

Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop

Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called "Cheek to Cheek," to be released this fall.


Related Topix: Tony Bennett

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs in benefit for Tipitina's Foundation

New Orleans native Wynton Marsalis was joined by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, of which he is the artistic and managing director, for a special concert to benefit Tipitina's Foundation on Sunday .


Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Wynton Marsalis, Theater, Arts

National Public Radio

Jessica Williams On Piano Jazz

Pianist and composer Jessica Williams has gained critical acclaim and multiple Grammy nominations for her writing and remarkable skill at the keyboard.


Related Topix: Jessica Williams, Dave Brubeck

Myrtle Beach Online

Jazz singer Kevin Mahogany swings back into the spotlight

Back in the booming 1990s, when jazz musicians of varying levels of skill were being signed to major-label recording contracts, Kevin Mahogany was heavily promoted as one of the next great male vocalists.


Related Topix: Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Kansas City, Blues, Joe Turner, Entertainment

Pensacola News Journal

Family of five found shot to death in home

Scott Frantz is a pit master at Sonny's BBQ on 9th Avenue. One of his recipes recently won a national competition.


Related Topix: Florida, Wynton Marsalis, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire