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Glendale Pops subscribers probably don’t know the name or music of 30-year-old Miles Mosley, a bassist and composer who headlines Saturday with the Glendale Pops Orchestra at the Alex Theatre. The pairing is a departure for a series more likely to...
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane has developed into such a distinctive voice that expectations ran high for his return to the Jazz Showcase. All the more because of his important work on his recent Blue Note Records debut, "Spirit Fiction," which showed Coltrane...
Tags: Entertainment, Ravi Coltrane, John Coltrane, Music
The Orpheum Theatre is now offering a special ticket package for the 2012 Fall Jazz Series. Chick Corea and Gary Burton with the Harlem String Quartet, Esperanza Spalding, and the Branford Marsalis Quartet are the performers in the Orpheum’s...
When pianist Mulgrew Miller led his trio at the Jazz Showcase a couple of years ago, he sounded effective but a bit too reserved to give full voice to his art. On Thursday night, Miller brought the same band to the same room but turned in a notably...
Tags: Entertainment, Dizzy Gillespie, Plymouth, Music
Four Twin Cities musicians will play Friday night at the Ward Plaza restaurant as part of the monthly Final Friday celebration of live music and art in downtown Aberdeen. Performing will be Paul Fonfara on reeds, Steve Hobert on piano, Josh Granowski...
Though the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival surely has its flaws, it generates tremendous energy and interest for America's greatest gift to the arts: jazz. The festival proper features major shows at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 31 at Pritzker...
Tribune Newspapers criticI like jazz, but I don't know much about it. Or perhaps I should say that I know what I like. Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith and Benny Goodman, yes, but my appreciation really kicks in with the beboppers, Monk and Bird and Dizzy, and their spiritual...
Tags: Erroll Garner, Standards, Entertainment, John Coltrane, Music
Tenor saxophonist and bandleader Ernie Watts has long been identified as a Los Angeles artist, but his local appearances are a precious commodity. He spends much of the year traveling the world as a visiting soloist or relaxing at home in Cambria, so when...
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...
LA Times MagazineLyrical, dulcet, symphonic—perfumers find harmonic convergence in musical jargon...
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...
Charles J. GansAmbassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on April...
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