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Sunday Jul 27 | Myrtle Beach Online

Rhythms of remembrance: Columbia's - Guitar Guru' honored with free memorial concert on Sunday

The free concert was held at CJ's bar along Greene Street in honor of Robert Newton III, who died on July 8 after complications from multiple strokes he suffered.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Columbia, SC

Fri Jul 25, 2014


Trumpeter Sandoval celebrates music without borders

His story amounts to an American triumph. But there's a curious wrinkle in the journey of Arturo Sandoval, the celebrated trumpeter and bandleader who has been a boisterous presence on the international music scene, particularly since defecting from Cuba and moving to the United States in 1990.


Related Topix: Arturo Sandoval, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Music, Berklee College of Music, Entertainment

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

Eric Wyatt - Borough of Kings

A lot of musicians like to boast they live in Brooklyn; Eric Wyatt was born and raised there and as the son of a sax player, Wyatt grew up knowing his Dad's friends, such of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Gary Bartz and Sonny Rollins, who is Wyatt's godfather.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Jazz, Gary Bartz, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Garrett

Wed Jul 16, 2014


Saturday will be jazzy in Onset

Onset may be best known as a quaint New England village, perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, but as Mikelyn Roderick notes, Onset used to be a hot spot for some of the biggest names and best artists in jazz music.


Related Topix: Onset, MA, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Chicago Reader

Primo west-coast bebop from Howard McGhee released by Uptown Records

The good old great man theory tends to reduce the emergence of bebop to just a handful of musicians: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Oklahoma, Chicago, IL

Thu Jul 10, 2014

All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Lee Morgan

All About Jazz is celebrating Lee Morgan's birthday today! Morgan was a jazz prodigy, joining the Dizzy Gillespie big band at 18, remaining a member for two years.


Related Topix: Lee Morgan, Jazz, Black Entertainment


Bask in the glow of a Mondavi summer concert

The annual summer concert series at Robert Mondavi Winery is one of the oldest and most popular music festivals in Napa Valley.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Dave Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Jazz, Dave Koz, Wine, Drink

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Art Daily


The Bowdoin College Museum of Art presents On 52nd Street: The Jazz Photographs of William P. Gottlieb.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk

Tue Jul 01, 2014


Justin Robinson: On His Latest Album 'Alana's Fantasy'

Justin Robinson is a jazz saxophonist and flutist. Robinson established himself as a child prodigy when, while still a teenager, he began running after-hours jam sessions at the renowned Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City the late 1980's.


Related Topix: Blue Note, Jazz, Gary Bartz, Black Entertainment, The Big Band

Contra Costa Times

Curtain Calls by Sally Hogarty: Lesher Center plans jazzy summer

Walnut Creek's Lesher Center kicks off its 2014 jazz series on July 12 with four-time Grammy nominated singer/pianist Karrin Allyson.


Related Topix: Jazz, Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Black Entertainment, Roy Hargrove

All About Jazz

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Chubby Jackson: New York, 1949

In 1944, bebop was virtually ignored by the country's jazz fans-except those in New York, where the new style had first been recorded earlier that year.


Related Topix: New York, Black Entertainment, Jazz

Mon Jun 30, 2014


Iconic American Jazz Photos

Jazz is America's music, evolving with the ebb and flow of our history. It thrived in Prohibition-era speakeasies, provocatively questioned Jim Crow segregation with interracial bands, and splintered during the protests of the Vietnam War, between the frustrated riffing of jazz-rock fusion, led by Miles Davis, and the anguished spiritualism of John ... (more)


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Jazz, John Coltrane, Yale University, Cab Calloway