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  1. Birmingham tribute to Blues legend BB KingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | IcWalsall

    Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival founder Jim Simpson has paid tribute to one of his all-time heroes BB King, who has died aged 89. "Today is going to be a good day day. In a funny kind of way, BB's death has cheered me up."

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  2. Clotilde Bring Voice Of American Songstresses To Spring Asia TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Mi2n

    ... Clotilde will play three dates across Taiwan before heading for Australia. June 12 - Nanjing, Don Quixote Jazz & Blues Bar June 13 - Shanghai, Chair Club June 17 - Taipei, Marsalis Home June 18 - Kaohsiung, Marsalis Bar June 19 - Kaohsiung, In Our ...

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  3. Soulful Sounds of Summer Arrive to the Jersey Shore at the Point...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Patch.com

    Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation Summer Series of Festivals kicks off in Point Pleasant Borough on Sat., June 20 at Riverfront Park. The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation's Summer Series of Festivals, voted "Favorite Music Festival" this year in the JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards, kicks off with the Point Pleasant Borough Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 12 -8 p.m. at Riverfront Park, located on the corner of Maxon Avenue and River Road in Point Pleasant Borough, N.J. Thousands are anticipated to turn out for a day of live performances by talented jazz and blues musicians, food, crafters and sponsor exhibits, beer and wine garden, and activities for the entire family.

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  4. Susan H. Schulman To Direct the World Premiere of Hoagy...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Playbill

    Susan H. Schulman, whose Broadway credits include The Secret Garden, Little Women and revivals of Sweeney Todd and The Sound of Music , is to direct the world premiere of Hoagy Carmichael 's Stardust Road , beginning performances at London's St. James Theatre Oct. 27 prior to an official opening Oct. 30, for a run through Nov. 21. In a press statement, Schulman comments, " Stardust Road is a musical journey that begins in a young place up a lazy river and grows more sophisticated, more urban and urbane. It's a journey from innocence to experience, from youth to maturity, from farm to the city and it is travelled with Hoagy Carmichael's masterful musical score as our constant guide and companion."

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  5. Jazz sax legend Bobby Wellins for Dublin dateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | RTE.ie

    The Phil Ware Trio featuring Glaswegian sax legend Bobby Wellins with trumpeter Miguel Gorodi perform at JJ Smyths Jazz & Blues Club, Saturday June 6. Bobby Wellins was born Robert Coull Wellins in Glasgow on 24 January 1936. His father, of Russian and Polish extraction, was a saxophonist and clarinet player.

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  6. Andy Sheppard: Tales From the Bristol Underground Jazz RevolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | All About Jazz

    ... it should," says Andy Sheppard, shortly after the UK premier of Surrounded by Sea (ECM, 2015) at the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival. "Everyone in the music industry has a respect for jazz music, and they should, I think, realize the value of what's ...

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  7. Slidell Jazz and Blues Festival coming to Heritage ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | The Times-Picayune

    ... it. It's this natural affinity for all things rhythm and blues that inspired Leadership Northshore's Team Jazz & Blues to select a music festival for its team project. The aptly-named Slidell Jazz & Blues Festival is a project that has been quickly ...

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  8. Tallahassee Museum Jazz and Blues FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | WCTV Tallahassee

    As folks zipped from tree to tree; and got a closer looks at exotic animals, the natural sound was a little different. This noise was accompanied by a little bit of jazz and a little bit of blues, for the annual Tallahassee Museum Jazz and Blues Festival.

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  9. 40 Pro Tips On How To Do New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Live Music Blog

    It's Jazz Fest time, bayyyybeee! One part cultural celebration, one part culinary delight, and four parts musical orgy, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has blossomed into one of the craziest 10-day parties this side of the Atlantic. As people from all over the country and the world descend upon New Orleans starting this weekend, we thought we should put together a few pro-tips for the Jazz Fest novices out there.

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  10. Sioux Falls Jazz And Blues Announces JazzFest Main Stage LineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

    ... to bring Boz Scaggs and Grace Potter. "The partnership between Midcontinent Communications and Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues continues to provide JazzFest audiences with the opportunity to see some of the best performers touring today. Artists Grace ...

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  11. Jazz festival launches programmeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Newsday

    Edinburgh has announced a line up of 40 musicians from across the world for its annual Jazz and Blues Festival. From Mexican jazz rock to Mississippi blues, Italian super brass to classic Dixieland, this year offers enthusiasts a chance to soak up some of the best music the genre has to offer.

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  12. 2015 Queen's Birthday Jazz And Blues FestivalRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2015 | Scoop

    Expressions is pleased to announce the acts for its annual Queen's Birthday Jazz and Blues Festival: 6 days of sultry jazz and smooth blues. This year's line-up is huge with the very best New Zealand acts, including two New Zealand icons; Michael Houston and Rodger Fox teaming up together for the first time, a tribute concert to Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool, and the popular Sunday Soul, a free Community Concert on the Sunday night.

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  13. Italian pianist Stefano Bollani to play Hong KongRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | South China Morning Post

    Italian pianist Stefano Bollani, who played last year's Cotai Jazz & Blues Festival in Macau, is back a week from tomorrow, but this time playing in Hong Kong at Youth Square Y-Theatre as part of the Jazz World Live Series 2015. Although Bollani, arriving here after gigs in Tokyo and Kyoto, has made many of his albums in partnership with other musicians, he is particularly acclaimed for his solo performances.

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  14. Busking festival set to B jazzed up this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Dorsetecho.co.uk

    B Sharp's busking festival is back again on Saturday May 30 for a day of music on the streets. The organisers say they want to build on the success of past years to bring a varied programme of musical activities all around the town.

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  15. New Recording: Guitar Virtuoso Scott Henderson to Release...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | All About Jazz

    Guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson has finished his new album Vibe Station , the most ambitious project of his career! The highly anticipated instrumental album for guitar trio will be released on May 1, 2015. Says Scott, "I'm really excited about this record because our trio has been touring a lot and that energy came through on all the performances.

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  16. Full line-up announced for Sodbury Music FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Gazette Series

    THIS year's Sodbury Jazz & Blues Festival takes place from 5 to 7 June and the full programme has just been announced. "We're now in our fifth year" said co-organiser Stuart Hobday "and in that time we've managed to bring a host of famous names to the town.

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  17. Jazz and Blues Singer Jody Jaress Named A 2015 Jazz Living Legend HonoreeRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2015 | 24-7 Press Release

    ... of jazz, blues, pop and country music. The Living Legend Foundation, Inc., has a passion and a heart for Living Jazz & Blues Legends. Founder, Linda Morgan, created the foundation with the purpose of educating the youth about honoring and ...

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  18. Rain cleared up and sun came out for music festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    It was a beautiful Saturday on the coast. Perfect to get outside and catch a little live Jazz music.

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  19. Todd S. JenkinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | All About Jazz

    I am the author of Free Jazz and Free Improvisation: An Encyclopedia , and I Know What I Know: The Music of Charles Mingus . I contributed the sections on 1960s jazz and 1970s blues in The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues .

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  20. Soulful Sounds of Summer Arrive to the Jersey Shore at the Point...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Patch.com

    Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation Summer Series of Festivals kicks off in Point Pleasant Borough on Sat., June 20 at Riverfront Park. The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation's Summer Series of Festivals, voted "Favorite Music Festival" this year in the JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards, kicks off with the Point Pleasant Borough Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 12 -8 p.m. at Riverfront Park, located on the corner of Maxon Avenue and River Road in Point Pleasant Borough, N.J. Thousands are anticipated to turn out for a day of live performances by talented jazz and blues musicians, food, crafters and sponsor exhibits, beer and wine garden, and activities for the entire family.

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