Thursday Apr 17
Kerrville Folk Festival Founder Rod Kennedy Passes
Rod Kennedy, founder of the Kerrville Folk Festival, died on Monday in hospice care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.