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It's here. The holiday season. And with it, an ever-creeping onslaught of music stuffed with enough synthetic cheer to weave a polyester overcoat for Dodger Stadium. Hearing such tidings of great joy seems innocent enough, but repeated exposure could...
The Candlelight Concert Society is tooting its own horn by commissioning a new piece of music to celebrate its 40th anniversary season. Paul Salerni's "Many Happy Returns" receives its world premiere performance by the Philadelphia Brass Quintet on...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGTop 5 Concerts of the Coming Week 1. OWL CITY Owl City (real name Adam Young) created his first two albums by writing, playing, singing, engineered, mixing and producing “pretty much everything” himself. That brought success — his 2009...
The folk music world is in mourning today with news of Doc Watson's death. The North Carolina guitarist and singer died Tuesday in Winston-Salem. He was 89. As evidenced by the thousands who make the pilgrimage Wilkesboro, N.C., to attend Watson's...
Children in my neighborhood were constantly being orphaned. You go out one afternoon to play, and bam! Your parents are dead in a car accident and you are forced to live in a tree fort of your own making, eating blackberries and otherwise sharpening...
The centennial of the inimitable jazz composer Billy Strayhorn doesn't come around until 2015, but, in a way, the festivities will begin this weekend in the Chicago area. A three-day Billy Strayhorn Jazz Festival organized by the Music Institute of...
With a bounce in his step, Melton Mustafa strode onto the stage of Miami's Joseph Caleb Auditorium. The audience at September's Sunshine Jazz Organization's 25th anniversary gala cheered warmly, as the Liberty City-raised trumpeter and bandleader took his...
Singer Kurt Elling sounded as if he had awoken from a long, deep slumber Sunday evening at City Winery Chicago. The general torpor of his recordings of recent years, the blandness and anemia of past performances were cast aside for something far more...
Todo empezó con un almuerzo de arroz con frijoles (o porotos, como los llaman en Paraguay). Berta Rojas, una destacada guitarrista clásica paraguaya, le envió tímidamente un e-mail a Paquito D'Rivera para indagar si éste escucharía su propuesta, y el...
Tags: Paraguay, Charlie Christian
Gustav "Gus" Baer, a retired executive and certified public accountant who had a second career as a pianist entertaining Nordstrom shoppers with his spirited renditions of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin classics, died Oct. 9 of a...
No other orchestra in America looks, sounds or acts quite like Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. For though various bands play Third Stream repertoire — a term that loosely refers to jazz-meets-classical fare — the CJP immerses...
Tags: Jazz (genre), Miles Davis, New Products, Arts, Grant Park
The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will be making a stop in Petoskey at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. The Jazz Ambassadors is the United States Army's premier touring big band. The 19-member ensemble was formed in 1969. The band will...
Tags: Big Band (genre), U.S. Army
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