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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Jazz Ain't Dead, But Charlie Parker Is -- So Let’s Move On, Shall We? < PopMatters
Monday, June 28, 2010
The Star.Com - Joshua Redman performs with new band at Toronto Jazz Festival Joshua Redman performs with new band at Toronto Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Versatile Trombonist Benny Powell Dies : NPR
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Friday, June 25, 2010
Music Review - Honoring Herbie Hancock’s 70th, at Carnegie Hall - NYTimes.com
Marsalis family chosen for 2011 Jazz Masters Award - MSN Entertainment News
Vijay Iyer brings a new jazz to Montreal
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
No Cover: Matthew Shipp - WNYC Culture
Jazz violinist opens 25th Summer of Jazz series in Glenwood | PostIndependent.com
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Hackney Empire, London - Reviews, Music - The Independent
Monday, June 21, 2010
Herbie Hancock, The Imagine Project, and Seven Decades: The Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall | Cultural Conversation by Larry Blumenfeld - WSJ.com
Exclaim News: Calgary Jazz Festival Cancelled
Garry Shider, P. Funk Guitarist and 'Diaperman', Dies | Billboard.com
All About Jazz - Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock Interviewed at AAJ...And More!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Ramsey Lewis celebrates 75th birthday with Dave Brubeck and Nancy Wilson at Ravinia - chicagotribune.com
Ben E. King to Perform at the 2010 Calgary Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Jazz | AllAboutJazz.com
|SOURCE: All About Jazz Publicity|
For starters, there are the seminal acoustic Blue Note sessions of the 1960s, the collaborations with Miles Davis' 1965-68 quintet, the avant-garde electric jazz-rock Mwandishi sextet, the earthy jazz-funk of the Headhunters, the return to acoustic jazz with V.S.O.P., the disco and techno-rock experiments and freewheeling tributes to George Gershwin and Joni Mitchell. You would need a monthlong festival to touch upon all of the directions to which Hancock has turned, returned and often invented. More...
2010 Playboy Jazz Festival: A Swingin' Party At The Hollywood Bowl
Thursday, June 17, 2010
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Bill Dixon, Jazz Trumpeter and Composer, Dead at 84 - Spinner
Born in 1925 and raised in Harlem, Dixon musical career began in 1946 when he attended the Hartnett Conservatory of Music after serving in the Army during World War II. Through the '50s and early '60s, he balanced his music with a job at the United Nations, and founded the United Nations Jazz Society in 1959. More...
A Steady Voice on Jazz and Politics, Still Going Strong - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com
The Associated Press: Saxophonist Lovano hits trifecta at Jazz Awards
Sunday, June 13, 2010
MONTEREY TO MONTREAL: Big jazz heats up music scene in Canada, Northeast Ohio - Morning Journal Entertainment: Serving Lorain, Erie, Huron and western Cuyahoga counties
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wynton Marsalis gets the Berlin Phil to swing | Culture & Lifestyle | Deutsche Welle | 11.06.2010
Dave Holland Quintet – a brilliant band soars -- chicagotribune.com
But the crowd shot to its feet on Wednesday night, after the Dave Holland Quintet finished the first set of a weeklong engagement. There simply was no arguing that one of the most dynamic small units in jazz had performed near the top of its considerable form. More...
Jazz Departments: Smalls Jazz Club in NYC to Release Live Series — By Lee Mergner — Jazz Articles
CareFusion, Vision, Undead and Other Jazz Fests - NYTimes.com
On the Horns of Abundance: Jazz Festivals Resound
By BEN RATLIFF
Published: June 10, 2010
Moving To Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life
Wynton Marsalis with Geoffrey C. Ward
Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' passionate and inspirational Moving To Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life is not only an ode to jazz, but a call to creativity in all its forms. It's a meditation on life and art, and an invitation to live an energetic, artistic life. "I testify to the power of art, and more specifically jazz," says Marsalis, "to improve your life." As the book progresses, he takes on issues bigger than jazz itself, and, at times, what he writes is controversial. More...
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Jazz | AllAboutJazz.com
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Herbie Hancock brings his latest experiment to jazz festival | democratandchronicle.com | Democrat and Chronicle
Herbie Hancock likes gizmos. Perhaps you remember his 1983 MTV hit "Rockit" in which robotic people and legs and bobbing bird heads danced through the mundanity of an apartment to a fusion of electronic notes and the scratching of a deejay. It hardly seemed like the creation of a jazz keyboardist who had once played with Miles Davis.
More like an engineering student, which Hancock was early in his life. "Rockit" was the inspiration of someone who likes to take things apart, see how they work, and re-assemble them in a new form.
"Miles, I consider my first mentor," Hancock says. "He is the one that really got me outside the box. It's actually built into the fiber of jazz to be outside the box." More...
Friday, June 04, 2010
A Jazzman’s Final Refuge - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com
I have many fond memories of Mr. Jones performing. I especially remember seeing him one night at Bradley's, during the early 1980's. After an exquisite set seeing Hank Jones sitting at a table, in the club, surrounded by a group of adoring mature women was priceless. Hank Jones was a man of refinement a plain old good taste.
White House Proclaims African American Music Appreciation Month
White House Proclaims African American Music Appreciation Month: "
Last week, President Obama declared that June 2010 was to be a national celebration of styles and artists from black communities. There is no word of related official White House events this month, however.
(Via Music Genre: Jazz & Blues.)