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Wednesday Jul 9 | The Jewish Journal

Alon Nechushtan: Jazz music with Israeli roots

The history of jazz is rife with junctures where the music received an infusion of creative innovation from the far-flung provinces: Louis Armstrong turned Chicago on its ear in the 1920s; the Count Basie Orchestra and Charlie Parker hit New York in 1936 and 1941, respectively; and Ornette Coleman left Los Angeles to "change the century" at New ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment, us Travel, North America Travel, Chicago Travel, Travel, The Count Basie Orchestra, Los Angeles, CA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

All About Jazz

VIDEO/DVD: Russ Freeman: West Coast Poet

His first recording was with Charlie Parker at a Los Angeles club in 1947, but once the LP made inroads in the early 1950s, Freeman recorded steadily with and many other artists.


Related Topix: Jazz

Wed Jul 02, 2014


Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases "Great Guitar Lick for...

GuitarControl.com has recently made public a video guitar lesson from master instructor, Jon MacLennan.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, B.B. King, Jazz, Business News

Tue Jul 01, 2014


What is the American Dream?

In celebrating the founding of this country, many things come to mind when asked to describe the essence of America - its energy and innovation; the various liberties that Americans enjoy; the racial and ethnic mix of its people.


Related Topix: Martin Luther King, Jr., Aaron Copland, Classical, Jazz

Mon Jun 30, 2014


Music Institute Announces 2014-15 Nichols Concert Hall Season

Celebrating 85 years, the Music Institute of Chicago announces the 2014-15 season of its popular Faculty and Guest Artist Series.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, Jazz, Northwestern University, Cleveland Institute of Music

All About Jazz

AWARD/GRANT: NEA Jazz Masters: Joe Segal

Joe Segal, who last week was named a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, has been at the heart of jazz in Chicago since the early bebop era.


Related Topix: Jazz Masters, Jazz, Lester Young, Sonny Rollins, New York, Art Ensemble of Chicago

Wed Jun 18, 2014

The Georgia Straight

Sax man Rudresh Mahanthappa explores ornamentation

But it's clear from his approach-and especially from his latest release, Gamak -that he's thought long and hard about how to assemble the various pieces of his personal jigsaw puzzle.


Related Topix: Rudresh Mahanthappa, Jazz, Boulder, CO

Tue Jun 17, 2014

Art Daily

Doyle New York to auction the Jazz Collection of Blue Note Records President Bruce Lundvall

Robert L. Weaver , Charlie Parker, Bird with Strings: Live at the Apollo, Carnegie Hall and Birdland, Signed, inscribed and dated on the reverse.


Related Topix: Blue Note Records, Jazz, Painting, Arts, Photography, Blue Note, Thelonious Monk

Mon Jun 16, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Jazz Arts Initiative gets a hefty grant

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has given Charlotte's Jazz Arts Initiative a $30,000 grant to support The Jazz Room @ The Stage Door Theater.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Jazz, Lee Morgan, Harlem (New York, NY)

Sat Jun 14, 2014


Can Starbucks Save Jazz?

Who does the best job of exposing the public to jazz? No, not the NEA or Jazz at Lincoln Center.


Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Starbucks, Drink, Coffee, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Jazz, Jason Moran

Los Angeles Times

'The Frank Morgan Story' sounds like a fine fit at L.A. Film Festival

Director N.C. Heikin, center, producer James Egan, left, and author and executive producer Michael Connelly are behind the documentary "The Sound of Redemption -- The Frank Morgan Story."


Related Topix: Frank Morgan, Jazz, Duke Ellington, San Quentin, CA, Entertainment