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1 hr ago | Weekly Packet

Deer Isle Jazz Festival to feature all-star piano summit

Opera House Arts celebrates the 14th edition of its annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival at the Stonington Opera House Thursday, July 31, through Saturday, August 2. This year's event amounts to a jazz-piano summit, featuring pianists Henry Butler of New Orleans and Panamanian Danilo Perez.


Related Topix: Deer-Isle, ME, Henry Butler, New Orleans, Charlie Haden

4 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Walnut Creek: Northgate High jazz band begins fundraising campaign to play Monterey Jazz Festival

The Northgate High Instrumental Music Boosters group has launched a fundraising campaign to cover the $5,000 transportation and lodging costs for the school's 2013 - 2014 jazz band to perform Sept.


Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, The Big Band, Monterey, CA, UC Santa Barbara

9 hrs ago | Observer & Eccentric

Jazz lovers treated to music from more than 30 bands

The festival was totally free for the community to attend. The audience was treated to the sounds of percussion, strings, woodwinds, brass and vocals provided by more than 30 jazz bands, from trios and quartets to big bands, including Livonia's own Craig Strain Orchestra .


Related Topix: Schoolcraft, MI, George Benson

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sunday Herald

Good advice keeps these young jazz musicians on straight and narrow

Christian Scott is enthusing about the young musicians who make up the band he brings to Edinburgh Jazz Festival this weekend when he stops himself.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Drama Movies, New Orleans, Music!

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's duet with Bowie

David Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby's teenage children.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, White Christmas, Musical Movies, Bing Crosby, Celebrities, David Bowie, Pop/Rock, Family, Kids


Brecon Jazz: Five things you need to know about Zara McFarlane

She was born to parents of Jamaican heritage, which has had a big influence on her musical tastes.


Related Topix: Pharoah Sanders, Jazz Jamaica, Ska

Amazon Prime Music adds hundreds of thousands more tracks

In June, the e-commerce giant said the service launched with over a million tracks and hundreds of curated playlists, which have now been expanded, as well.


Related Topix: Nick Cave, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Pop/Rock, Black Entertainment, John Coltrane

Town Topics

"My Stars Shine Darkly Over Me" - Shakespeare Says It, Charlie Parker Plays It

A soft summer's day in New York. When the rain falls, you can count the drops. I'm sitting on a bench in Tompkins Square Park reading Twelfth Night as a drop kisses the page, then one or two or three more, just enough to ripple the paper.


Related Topix: Charlie Parker, Twelfth Night, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Minnesota


Jazz Musician Corky Hale & Melissa Errico Pay Audra McDonald a Visit at Lady Day

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald sure knows how to entertain backstage at Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday

Teddington People

updated Celebrated jazz musicians will be appearing ...

The festival's beginnings date back to March 2012 when local pianist Terence Collie and vocalist Janet McCunn teamed up to create a monthly jazz night at local restaurant Retro Bistro.


Related Topix: John Etheridge

KLIQ-FM Hastings

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett to Star in Live PBS Special This Fall

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have recorded a duet album of jazz standards called Cheek to Cheek, which is due this fall.


Related Topix: Tony Bennett, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Great Performances

All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Lacy

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Lacy's birthday today! Steve Lacy, one of the greatest soprano saxophonists of all time and a New England Conservatory faculty member since fall 2002, died Friday [June 4th, 2004] at New England Baptist Hospital.


Related Topix: Steve Lacy

Trumpet-piano tandems II

With their fine and refined album Duocracy , trumpeter Ian Carey and pianist Ben Stolorow have a fresh and rewarding musical partnership.


Related Topix: Francisco, Ballad, Thelonious Monk

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Sunday Herald

Influential drummer ready for Scottish return

The John Rae Collective, a bop sextet led by the young drummer from one of the first families of Scottish jazz, was one of the most important groups in the history of music round these parts.


Related Topix: The Orchestra, Big-Band

Bellingham Herald

Cheryl Bentyne of The Manhattan Transfer coming to Mount Vernon for special concert

Cheryl Bentyne of The Manhattan Transfer, a Skagit County native, performs in a solo performance at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon.


Related Topix: The Manhattan Transfer, Mount Vernon, WA, Skagit County, WA

WNYC-AM New York

Racism, Blindness and Paralysis Could Not Stop the Unrelenting Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk fought for racial equality, for fair treatment of disabled persons, and for greater appreciation of jazz.


Related Topix: Roland Kirk, Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Juan Rodriguez: Charlie Haden's death leaves us without an anchor

The final album the great bassist Charlie Haden issued during his lifetime, Last Dance, is a duo with pianist Keith Jarrett, released shortly before his death at age 76 two weeks ago.


Related Topix: Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett

Where America's jazz greats are spending eternity

Charlie Parker was buried in Missouri, though he wanted to be buried in New York, the place he called home.


Related Topix: Charlie Parker, Gladstone, MO, Black Entertainment, Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz Legend Kenny G to Perform at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival, 8/23

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram.


Related Topix: Symphony, Kenny G, Irvine, CA, University of Washington

Mon Jul 21, 2014

'Ramshackle Serenade' highlights jazz leadership amongst trio of vets

Hammond organist Larry Goldings, guitarist Peter Bernstein, and drummer Bill Stewart lay it on the line at a Village Vanguard gig, November 13, 2013.