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Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out. Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
The Paul Keller Mini Big Band will perform 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey. String bassist Paul Keller's arrangements and presentation have won awards and gained international notoriety. "Paul is a great entertainer...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Arts, Diana Krall, Arts and Culture
Bob Brookmeyer, a jazz trombonist, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from cutting-edge performances with Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz to innovative big band compositions and highly regarded classes at the New England...
WGN NewsCheck out the complete list of nominees for this year's Grammy Awards. Tune in on Sunday February 12 at 8/7c to see if your predictions were right. Record Of The Year Rolling In The Deep Adele Holocene Bon Iver Grenade Bruno Mars The Cave...
The Hartford CourantAs one of the last living participants in Hartford's exuberant Golden Age of Jazz after World War II — an era when future giants Horace Silver and Gigi Gryce graced the swinging club scene in the North End — pianist Emery Austin Smith is...
Lehigh Valley MusicAs the Mingus Big Band rallied the stage of Lafayette College's WIlliams Center for the Arts Friday, you couln't help but to think of the composer that created the musical atmosphere upon which these masterful musicians improvised....
Lehigh Valley MusicWycliffe Gordon's admiration for Louis Armstrong is undeniable, but it would not have meant a thing if he didn't carry Satchmo's swing, and Thursday at Kutztown University the veteran trombonist lived in Pops' skin....
Baltimore Sun reporterRichard Lyle "Dick" Daniel, a retired Baltimore County public school music instructor who played with and led several jazz bands, died Monday of heart failure at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa. The longtime Finksburg resident was 79. The son of a...
Richard Lyle Daniel, a retired Baltimore County public school music instructor who played with and led several jazz bands, died Monday of heart failure at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa. The longtime Finksburg resident was 79. The son of a...
A concert featuring the Hagerstown Municipal Band “Big Band,” under the direction of Joel Guyton, will be held Sunday, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Hagerstown City Park’s band shell. The musical group will perform a variety of oldies and...
Two big bands will grace the stage for free concerts at the Odmark Performance Pavillion in Charlevoix's East Park Sunday, Aug. 23. The Ransom Street Big Band, which is affiliated with the West Michigan New Horizons Music Ensembles will take the stage...
Tags: Michigan, Fine Arts, Arts and Culture, Arts
After 18 years of existence, the Up North Big Band is still getting people to dance at concerts across Northern Michigan and once monthly in Petoskey. "We tickle their ears and give them a good beat to dance to," said band leader Josh Raber of Boyne...
Tags: Concerts, Entertainment, Count Basie, Fine Arts, Dance
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