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First the disappointing news: Jimmy Ellis, the veteran alto saxophonist who had been listed as guest soloist with drummer Isaiah Spencer's band at Andy's Jazz Club, wasn't there on Friday night. Though Spencer and Andy's management offered different...
1. Hospice benefit A benefit for Hospice of Washington County. The evening will include hearty hors d’ oeuvres, cash bar, Tom Riford as emcee, testimonials from three Hospice of Washington County families and five songs performed by Karen Taylor-...
Five for your planner: Sunday, Nov. 11 1. Comedy for everyone Actor and comedian Sinbad will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Shippensburg University’s H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. The program is...
Tags: Jazz (genre), Schools, Quincy Jones, Christmas, Education
Drummer Jack DeJohnette is having a very good year. In January, he received a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, widely considered the country's highest jazz honor. Subsequent accolades from the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in February and...
The jazz world is a network of relationships, between musicians, recordings, traditions and eras, an insular universe where name-dropping is shorthand for a sound, not a way to brag about playing experiences or records you’ve studied. Pianist...
If you love a gratis groove, you may want to hit Motown for Labor Day. Though the Detroit Jazz Festival has concerts year-round, the main event happens over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Now in its 33rd year, the Detroit Jazz Festival is the...
Until three weeks ago, no jazz club owner ever had been selected to receive the country's pre-eminent jazz honor: the National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters Fellowship, which carries with it $25,000 and considerable prestige. Anyone who follows...
Revered around the world but never a major star, worshipped by critics and connoisseurs but perpetually strapped for cash, the towering Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman practically went out of his way to avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles...
Tags: Chicago, Arts and Culture, Dexter Gordon, Music Industry, NPR
If Fats Waller is remembered at all by the public at large these days, it's as a caricature, with bug-eyes wide open, cigarette dangling from lip and eyebrows perpetually bobbing underneath a derby hat as he hams it up at the keys. But connoisseurs...
Tribune music critics John von Rhein (classical) and Howard Reich (jazz/blues) each pick 10 shows you shouldn't miss this summer: Classical: “The Circus Princess” and “The Cousin from Nowhere”: Emmerich Kalman's three-ring...
Pop & HissFolksy Mexican-American singer Lila Downs, bluegrass-focused string-quintet the Punch Brothers and French composer Yann Tierson are among the artists slated to appear at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex during the 2012-2013 season. Downs will open the...
Joe Byrd, a bassist who was best known for collaborations with his guitarist brother Charlie and who helped introduce bossa nova-inflected jazz to the United States, died March 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center from injuries suffered in a car accident that...
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