Herbie Mann and his jazzy journey with his flute makes for great reading
He was the man. Make that the Mann. And the last few days of April continue to be Jazz Appreciation Month, so what better way to appreciate some scatting and sizzle more than any other musician, Herbie Mann.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Music Review: La Musica final program04/18/14 La Musica ended its...
La Musica ended its season last Wednesday with a wonderfully sculpted program it played with precision and beauty.
Bangor Daily News
Swing Dance Party
If you love to dance and you love to party and you love the sounds of a live jazz band, then Sentimental Journey has something for you.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Barrington Stage Company: Mr. Finn's Cabaret plans 2014 season
Amanda McBroom, Fyvush Finkel, KT Sullivan, and Wanda Houston are among the performers scheduled to appear this summer at Barrington Stage Company's Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St. Named for William Finn, the two-time Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist of ... (more)
Santa Barbara Independent
Santa Barbara Symphony Reviewed
The French modernist composer Darius Milhaud gave as much to the American musical tradition as he took from it, as he was an important mentor to both Dave Brubeck and Burt Bachrach during the time he spent teaching composition at Mills College.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
All About Jazz
INTERVIEW/PROFILE: A Swinging Evening for Jazz Clarinet and More
Clarinetist Allan VachA©'s mainstream jazz quintet closed out the Charlotte County Jazz Society's 2013-14 concert series Monday night at the Charlotte County Cultural Center with a swinging evening of Tin Pan Alley and jazz standards.
For Jazz Appreciation Month: Jazz artists who 'Got their glasses on'
But we think that expression's jive, man, because we're all about people getting their glasses on.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Made in America
Benny Goodman, Dion & the Belmonts, Tiny Tim and Paul McCartney would seem to have little in common.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Isle of Klezbos
The night I saw them perform at Joe's Pub, the group's press rep told me that Isle of Klezbos was more than a clever pun on klezmer, the music popular at weddings and other celebrations where Jews of Eastern European heritage gather.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Columbia Records Executive's Archive Headed to New York Public Library
Columbia Records Executive's Archive Headed to New York Public Library The New York Times ArtsBeat Blog: The Culture at Large March 31, 2014 By Allan Kozinn The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, at Lincoln Center, has acquired the personal archives of George Avakian, a record executive and producer who, during his years at Columbia ... (more)
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Harvard Business School
Excerpt: 'The Art of Negotiation'
Paying heed is one aspect of improvising. Comping is another. Being provocative is a third.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
The Jazz Diaspora: Fletcher Henderson's Necessary Arrangements
Sun Ra and Benny Goodman are worlds apart in the vast landscape of jazz history and yet they have a common link in Fletcher Henderson.
The Huffington Post
Dog Ears Music: Born in April
Jazz great Toots Thieleman s, master of harmonica, was born in Brussels in 1922.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Mason Warrington Orchestra returns to Schorr
The area's premier big band features 17 Southern Tier musicians, including pianist Jim Ford; saxophonists Jim Meckley, Bob Pompi, Al Hamme, Hank Slechta and Mike Carbone; percussionist Brad Nemcek; bassist Tom Federowicz; trumpet players Alan Howell, Corky Klinko, John Harper, and Larry West; and trombone players Mike Rohrbach, Warren Harrold and ... (more)
Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra reanimates forgotten jazz
McKinney's Cotton Pickers. Reginald Foresythe and his New Music: They made some of the hottest jazz ever, right? You've never heard of them? "People forget that this was popular music then," says trumpeter and arranger Brian Carpenter.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Clarinet phenom joins Florida Orchestra for Benny Goodman tribute
Some 20 years ago, 10-year-old Dave Bennett began playing a clarinet he got from his grandparents.
Sat Mar 22, 2014
Clarinetist Julian Milkis plays with the spirit of Benny Goodman
To the untrained classical music ear, the clarinet is the Rodney Dangerfield of solo instruments: Amid the soaring violins and indomitable piano, the clarinet gets no respect.
The Daily Republic
A little bit of this, that and a walk down memory lane
Observations of life can be interesting but brief. When I accumulate a few of those interesting tidbits, I try to put them together as a little of this and a little of that.