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59 min ago | Your Leek Paper

Jazz this July at Buxton Festival

Singer, pianist, composer and entertainer Joe Stilgoe is joined by MOBO-nominated singer-songwriter, Natalie Williams on Saturday 12 July.


Related Topix: Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman

5 hrs ago |

Top musicians bridge gap between twin towns

WORLD famous musicians from Marlow's twin town will make a special visit to the town during their visit to headline a top UK jazz festival this month.


Related Topix: Budapest Ragtime Band

9 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

The spirit of jazz giants lives on

Even before there was a jazz center, its founder Attila Zoller would invite his musician friends up from New York during the summer to spend time at his Newfane home.


Related Topix: Newfane, VT, Vermont, Brattleboro, VT, Putney, VT

13 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass

Jazz legend Charlie Haden has died. Polio damaged Haden's voice when he was young, but as a bassist and composer, Haden helped shape the sound of jazz while still spanning country and gospel.


Related Topix: Charlie Haden, Vocal, Springfield, MO

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

Jazz, nice: Swanage gears up for annual music festival weekend

More than 50 bands will be playing this year, with the traditional jazz programme headlined by Keith Nichols' Blue Devils playing early big band music of Duke Ellington.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Dorset County, England, Duke Ellington

National Public Radio

Joe Locke On Piano Jazz

Known for the emotional range of his solo work, vibraphonist Joe Locke has established himself as a composer, bandleader and educator.


Related Topix: Grover Washington, Jr., Black Entertainment


New York, New York: Sinatra's NYC Penthouse for Sale

In the 1960s, Frank Sinatra was at the top of his show business career. He was a good friend of John Kennedy, supervising much of the President's 1961 inauguration festivities, and partied with his Rat Pack friends Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.


Related Topix: The Manchurian Candidate, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, War Movies, Drama Movies, The Detective, Science Fiction Movies, Celebrities, Frank Sinatra, Vocal, The Rat Pack

Chico Enterprise-Record

Review: Jazz masters evoke joy, sadness on duet CD

There's a sense of both joy and sadness to "Last Dance," which surprisingly is the first album in pianist Keith Jarrett's illustrious nearly 50-year career to hit No.


Related Topix: Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden

National Journal

Three diehard Saints fans during the miraculous 2010 championship....

If you are someone who loves visiting New Orleans for the great food, terrific jazz, and unparalleled nightlife, or for the unique history and architecture, and you don't want that idyllic image complicated in any way, you should probably avoid the film.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New Orleans, New Orleans Travel, POV, Entertainment, Television, Austin, TX, Emmy Awards

Ten important jazz albums

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned ten important blues albums - meaning ten albums I considered stepping stones, ten albums that sent me into the genre and then, in some cases, helped define that genre.


Related Topix: Buddy Rich, The Big Band, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Art Pepper

Journal Gazette

Ethics panel OKs fine for Bennett

The settlement between the former superintendent of public instruction and the state inspector general was released late Wednesday.


Related Topix: Tony Bennett, Indiana, Indiana Government

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Pat Metheny brings Unity Group to Davis

This year the 59-year-old Metheny was voted into Down Beat magazine's Hall of Fame, the youngest member and fourth jazz guitarist chosen for the honor.


Related Topix: Pat Metheny, Pat Metheny Group, Lyle Mays, Linda, CA


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Stolen hearts are all the rage. Director Tony Simotes, with a genial stroke of genius, has stolen all our hearts as he transplants Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" into New Orleans in the heart of its own jazz age.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Music!, Drama Movies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theater, New Orleans


Grateful Dead Spring 1990 The Other One Box Due In September

In 2012 the Grateful Dead released Spring 1990 , an 18-CD box set containing live performances recorded during the legendary San Francisco act's three-week, 25th anniversary tour.


Related Topix: The Dead, Pop/Rock, The Grateful Dead, Branford Marsalis, Black Entertainment, Albany, NY, Uniondale, NY

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Ethics panel considers $5K fine against Bennett

The State Ethics Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on a settlement with former Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett that would fine him $5,000 for using state resources for political purposes.


Related Topix: Tony Bennett, Indianapolis, IN, Marion County, IN


California man faces prison for economic espionage

A Northern California chemical engineer is facing more than 20 years in prison when he is sentenced for a rare economic-espionage conviction.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, US News, US Supreme Court, Weather

Evansville Courier & Press

Bugnon brings unique blend of jazz, funk and soul to Victory Theatre

Alex Bugnon doesn't want you tune him in on your car radio. In fact, after 25 years in the recording industry, the jazz pianist says he tries his best to steer well clear of any of the typical trappings of his genre.


Related Topix: Alex Bugnon

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Tribune

Jazz fans seek ways to spend eternity with greats

So many jazz enthusiasts want to be buried near the graves of such greats as Miles Davis and Duke Ellington that a New York City cemetery is developing land to meet the demand.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Bennett accepts $5,000 fine in ethics settlement

Former Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett admits using state resources for political purposes and has agreed to pay a $5,000 ethics fine.


Related Topix: Tony Bennett

The Bennington Banner

Canadian Brass performs musical blend at the Southern Vermont Arts Center

The sartorial get-up of the Canadian Brass -- tuxedoes and white running shoes -- fairly sum up the approach of this ensemble to their craft.


Related Topix: The Canadian Brass, Classical, Brass., Big-Band, Fats Waller, Schumann, Bach, Gershwin