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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Haven Artist Creates Tribute Mural to Jazz Legend - Emissourian - Mobile Adv

"A tribute mural created by New Haven artist Ray Harvey of legendary Jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, who passed away in February at the age of 94, will be dedicated Saturday, April 2, at 4 p.m., as part of the Murals on Broadway Public Art Program.

The mural, located outside at 7714 South Broadway, St. Louis, is a montage tribute to Terry, who was born and raised in the Carondelet neighborhood but who went around the world with his musical talent. He played with Count Basie and Duke Ellington, was a mentor to Miles Davis and has sold more jazz records than any other musician.Harvey will be a speaker at the dedication, and there will be a musical performance by the Champian Fulton Quartet, including Steven and Champian Fulton, who were close personal friends with and inspired by Clark Terry’s music and life.Harvey’s mural is the seventh in a series commissioned by the Carondelet Community Betterment Federation for its Murals on Broadway program."

New Haven Artist Creates Tribute Mural to Jazz Legend - Emissourian - Mobile Adv

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Jazz singer Ernestine Anderson dies | KIRO-TV

She died Thursday night in Seattle surrounded by friends and family, says Vivian Philips, a spokesperson for the family. 
Anderson moved to Seattle with her family when she was 16-years-old. She was born in Houston.
She started singing when she was 3-years-old, Philips says, singing along to her parent’s blues records.
Anderson gained notoriety in the early 1940’s, singing alongside Russell Jacquet, Eddie Heywood, Shifty Henry and Johnny Otis.
Anderson performed with a Seattle contemporary and fellow Garfield High School graduate Quincy Jones, another famous black American musician.

Jazz singer Ernestine Anderson dies | KIRO-TV