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14 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

'Keep On Keepin' On' Trailer Peeks Into Music Mentorship Magic

The new Keep On Keepin' On trailer offers a peek into a story of maintaining one's vision while losing sight.


Related Topix: Quincy Jones, Black Entertainment, Jazz, Clark Terry, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis

18 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

When Basie Was Jazz' Greatest Dance Master

The title of "Taxi War Dance," the classic 1939 Count Basie record starring the tenor saxophone icon Lester Young, sounds like something out of "Transformers."


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Jazz, Lester Young, Duke Ellington

23 hrs ago | All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Count Basie

All About Jazz is celebrating Count Basie's birthday today! Bill Basie studied music with his mother as a child and played piano in early childhood.


Related Topix: Jazz, Fats Waller

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Red Bank Green

Red Bank: Livin' Large and Loven'Ett

The Hat, The Cattle, The Hair - Lyle Lovett brings it all, in large quantity and with no discernible thinning of quality, to the Count Basie stage this Tuesday.


Related Topix: Lyle Lovett, Country, Jazz

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Ask MetaFilter

Jazz Duo Albums

I love the collaborative energy and creativity when two musicians are really locking in and communicating together.


Related Topix: Chick Corea, Jazz

Tue Aug 12, 2014


Jazz Musician Val Eddy Dies

Eddy, real name Valentino DeCastris, passed away on 4 August in his hometown of Rockford, Illinois following a battle with cancer and Parkinson's disease.


Related Topix: Rockford, IL, Parkinson's Disease, Health, Black Entertainment, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington

Mon Aug 04, 2014


Variety of events scheduled for Central PA Jazz Festival

David Stahl, originally from central Pa., has been lead trumpeter for bands including Buddy Rich, Count Basie and Woody Herman and has performed with Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett.


Related Topix: Buddy Rich, Jazz, New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Frank Sinatra, Entertainment

The Jersey Journal

New acts to wind up Music Under the Stars concerts at Deer Path Park

READINGTON - The 38th Music Under the Stars summer concert series continues on Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m., through Aug. 14. This is a 17-piece jazz orchestra, performing music in the genre of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson and the like, along with the traditional "swing" era music of Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Benny ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Stars, Thursday, Buddy Rich, Jazz, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson

Sat Aug 02, 2014


The Garden State Concert Band is Coming to West Orange August 9

The Garden State Concert Band is making its appearance at Eagle Rock Reservation on Friday, August 9, as part of the free Essex County Summer Music series.


Related Topix: West Orange, NJ, Essex County, NJ, The Big Band, Jazz, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman

Bangor Daily News

The Skyliners

Join us August 16th at 7:30pm for some amazing live music! This 13pc orchestra will get you and your friends off your feet and whirling on the dance floor.


Related Topix: Jazz

Fri Aug 01, 2014


'As Long As They Want To Play': Newport Jazz At 60

This year, the Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary. For most of that time, its guiding force has been producer George Wein, who remembers all too well the first event in 1954.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Hispanic Business

Jazz All-Stars back for annual performances

Some of the area's top young jazz musicians are gigging like the pros this weekend, performing Friday and Saturday nights at .


Related Topix: Trempealeau, WI, Jazz

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Yogi Berra Tips His Cap to Duke Ellington

The gist of Newsday sportswriter Mike Gavin 's article this weekend is about how current Yankee and Mets players were connected to their "walk-up songs," e.g. those pop tunes that blare over the PA as a hitter move from on-deck to the batter's box.


Related Topix: Duke Ellington, Jazz