Decay silences noted St. Louis jazz hall
The curtain will fall on a building where jazz greats like Count Basie, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington played, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Mon Mar 03, 2014
Peninsula Daily News
Live jazz is free during concerts Tuesday, next week in Port Angeles
Kevin MacCartney of Port Angeles is one of the 10 horn players in the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Bangor Daily News
Sentimental Journey brings Big Band Era into the present
When big band Sentimental Journey, its 18 members wearing blue sports jackets, white shirts and ties, settle into chairs behind music stands, they are the personification of big band music in Maine.
The Union Democrat
College to host 35th Vocal Jazz Fest
More than 400 jazz singers from 22 school groups are scheduled to attend. The weekend will include school performances, workshops, clinics and evening concerts with the festival guest artists.
Warhol's jazz covers
In the 1950s, after Andy Warhol developed a solid commercial art reputation through his shoe advertisements, he was hired by RCA Records to do album art for LPs by the likes of Count Basie , Artie Shaw, and Thelonious Monk.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Composer Wynton Marsalis brings Lincoln Center jazz orchestra to Vancouver
Founded in 1988 by artistic director, trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is one of the finest jazz big bands in the world today.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
River Front Times
Castle Ballroom: Wind-Damaged and Long Empty, Landmark Faces Demolition
Located at 2839 Olive Street, the music and dance hall that once hosted Jazz greats Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Miles Davis faces imminent demolition.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Historic St. Louis ballroom slated for demolition
The Castle Ballroom on Olive Street opened in 1908 and was previous known as Cave Hall.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
2014 Portland Jazz Festival: 10 great shows, from students to Spalding
Now in its 11th year, the 2014 Portland Jazz Festival is a cross-section of the jazz world: from students to masters, smooth jazz to hard bop, clever singers to sharp soloists, the 10-day event will bring the music's broad range to Portland over the next two weeks.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
The Papillion Times
Plenty of Omaha links for Count Basie's band
Mary Jane Abboud would have turned 85 on Valentine's Day. But she died Feb. 1, and her niece and nephews can't say enough about the love she provided.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
The Orlando Sentinel
Twin jazz musicians Peter and Will Anderson to perform at Mount Dora's Lakeside Inn
Their parents planted the seed when they were growing up in Bethesda , Md., by giving them recordings of Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Asbury Park Press
Count Basie Theatre Joins MMC in Recognition of American Heart Month
The Count Basie Theatre has joined forces with Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, to raise awareness of American Heart Month.
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to Perform a Tribute to Ella...
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2013-14 season with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra's A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald , featuring vocalist Deloris King Williams,on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00pm.
Fri Feb 07, 2014
The China Post
Smithsonian explores the concept of 'cool'
Flashback to a 1940s jazz club. A saxophonist performs on stage wearing his sunglasses at night.
Thu Feb 06, 2014
The Macon Telegraph
Smithsonian explores 'cool' from Whitman to Jay-Z
This handout photo provided by the National Portrait Gallery, taken in 1956, shows Frank Sinatra, by Herman Leonard.
Beatlemania at 50: Jazz embraces the band's legacy
There is much hullabaloo in the media this week regarding the 50th anniversary of the Beatles ' arrival in America.