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Kerrville Folk Festival Founder Rod Kennedy Passes

Rod Kennedy, founder of the Kerrville Folk Festival, died on Monday in hospice care.


Related Topix: Texas, Cannonball Adderly, Jazz, Roy Ayers, Dave Brubeck

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

Eddie Allen - Push

He's shared the bandstand and the studio with the likes of Art Blakey, Benny Carter, Chico Freeman, Dizzy Gillespie, Houston Person, Bobby Previte, Mongo Santamaria, and Randy Weston.


Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment, Houston Person, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Weston

Fri Apr 04, 2014


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Change in Messenger Legacy Band Ensemble at PJLIF, 6/20-22

Due to a scheduling conflict, legendary jazz musician, Bobby Watson will not be a part of the ensemble, the Messenger Legacy Band, for a tribute to Art Blakey, at the fourth annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival held June 20-22, 2014 on outdoor stages throughout downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District.


Related Topix: Jazz, Non-Profit

Wed Apr 02, 2014


National Recording Registry recognizes Art Blakey, Elmore James

The Library of Congress has issued their 2014 list of recordings to be preserved in the National Recording Registry, bringing the total number of honored records to 400.


Related Topix: Jazz, Blues, Texas

Hollywood Reporter

Everly Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, U2 Recordings Added to Library of Congress

Buck Owens and His Buckaroos wowed Carnegie Hall in 1966; a live recording of the show has entered the National Registry.


Related Topix: Libraries, Pop/Rock, U2, Linda Ronstadt, Isaac Hayes, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Soul, Joshua Tree, CA

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Wayne Shorter Q&A: life lessons through music

Talking to Wayne Shorter was an experience. He kept surprising me with responses that seemed cryptic, if not far-fetched, but then would land on terra firma with spot-on imitations of his friends Miles Davis, Art Blakey and Sonny Rollins.


Related Topix: Wayne Shorter, Jazz, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Black Entertainment, San Francisco, CA

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Sunday Herald

Reviews: music

The accessible jazz style that made the groups of Art Blakey, Horace Silver and the Adderley brothers popular in the late 1950s into the 1960s retains its power to attract, as the excellent turn-out for this latest in Bridge Music's Jazz Thursdays confirmed.


Related Topix: Horace Silver, Jazz, Publishing, Media, Forbes, Wayne Shorter, Symphony, Arts

Sat Mar 22, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Jazz musician honors formative influences

1," which he heard on the radio as a teen in the late '70s. "It's maybe not the first jazz song I ever heard, but it's the one that woke me up to jazz, where I just realized the beauty of it, the dexterity required, and the sheer amount of energy that a jazz song can produce," Cohen said.


Related Topix: Jazz, Blue Note

Thu Mar 20, 2014

SF Classical Voice

All That Jazz in Berkeley

Here's a new-new thing: The California Jazz Conservatory - formerly known as The Jazzschool or the Jazz School Institute, or more colloquially, 'that jazz school over in Berkeley.'


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Jazz, All that Jazz, Walnut Creek, CA