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Thursday Aug 28 | Daily Echo

Recreating the spirit of the jazz age

AUDIENCES can take a step back in time to the golden age of jazz with a show at Christchurch's Regent Centre.


Related Topix: Dance, Cotton Club, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway

Wed Aug 27, 2014


'Mary Poppins' at 50: Recalling a jazzy session with Duke Ellington

It is nigh on impossible to fully comprehend the impact Walt Disney had on not just American society but the world itself.


Related Topix: Mary Poppins, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Jazz, Walt Disney, Dick Van Dyke, Oscars

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Herald Gazette

Classic jazz at The Landings

Nora Cavin, a jazz vocalist from New York, has added another show to her August series of concerts around the Midcoast.


Related Topix: Jazz Trio, Jazz, Fats Waller

All About Jazz

Duke Ellington -- Jazz on the Screen: A Jazz and Blues Filmography

'A Streetcar Named Desire' , It has become a well-deserved landmark in the history of film music and paved the way for numerous movie jazz scores.


Related Topix: Theater, Jazz & Blues, Jazz, A Streetcar Named Desire, Mississippi, New Orleans

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Rye and Battle Observer

Kitty set to bring a dash of glamour and noire to Rye

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Related Topix: Sonny Rollins, Jazz

Thu Aug 21, 2014

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, Count Basie, Miles Davis

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, Count Basie, Lester Young

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Theres Lyrics to Take the A Train?

I don't know that I'm surprised, but I certainly never knew that Duke Ellington's "Take the 'A' Train" has lyrics.


Related Topix: Jazz, All that Jazz

Tue Aug 19, 2014


First Listen: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love'

As fans eagerly await Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett 's upcoming album 'Cheek to Cheek,' dropping September 23rd, the duo have shared another single from the project.


Related Topix: Jazz, Tony Bennett, Black Entertainment, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald

Mon Aug 18, 2014


'Paris Blues' available on home video for first time

One of the best jazz -themed films ever made, "Paris Blues" , is available for the first time in any home video format.


Related Topix: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment, The Long, Hot Summer, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Paul Newman, Indie

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

Album of the Week: "It's a Good Day" from Cyrille Aimee

As a young girl in the northern French town of Samois, vocalist Cyrille Aimee fell in love with the vibrant local music scene.


Related Topix: Django Reinhardt, Jazz, Ellington, NY, Tony Bennett

Thu Aug 14, 2014

All About Jazz

Alexander Hawkins Ensemble: Alexander Hawkins: Step Wide, Step Deep

That's as true of recordings as it is in person, and amply demonstrated on Step Wide, Step Deep , where the moods range from lazy Sunday afternoon to bristling polyphony.


Related Topix: Jazz

Wed Aug 13, 2014


Jazz under the Stars Josh Rzepka Trio

Trumpeter and composer Josh Rzepka will lead his Jazz Trio in a performance that will feature the music of jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and others.


Related Topix: Jazz Trio, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis

Tue Aug 12, 2014


Flashback | Phish Plays A Private Wedding In Burlington

Vermont jam titans Phish have played the role of wedding band a number of times over the past 30 years including performances at LD Chris Kuroda, manager Jason Colton and former manager Brad Sands' wedding receptions.


Related Topix: Wedding, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Dave Holland


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, Count Basie

Fri Aug 08, 2014


'Mood Indigo' review: Whimsical overload

The surreal and poetic tale of Colin, an idealistic and inventive young man, and Chloe, a young woman who seems like the physical embodiment of the eponymous Duke Ellington tune.


Related Topix: Mood Indigo, Fashion, Chloe, Designers, Jazz, Romain Duris, Inventions, Science / Technology

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Wall Street Journal

That Swedish Swing

From July 30 through Aug. 3, in this Baltic seacoast town, Swedish jazz artists of several generations played the music that their nation embraced long ago.


Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Sweden Travel, Jazz, Alice Babs, Stan Getz, Sweden, World News


French film 'Mood Indigo' takes whimsy to the limits, and then some: Review

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo" pays tribute to a classic piece of American art in its very title: Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo."


Related Topix: Mood Indigo, Cleveland, OH, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Drama Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Jazz, Movies, Entertainment

Mon Aug 04, 2014


45 Jazz Numbers for Smooth Listening

Monday marks what would be the 113th birthday of American jazz legend Louis Armstrong.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis

Sun Aug 03, 2014

All About Jazz

PERFORMANCE/TOUR: Noted Jazz Flutist Peter H. Bloom to Perform with...

The duo will also perform chamber music by Franz Schubert, Mauro Giuliani, Jacques Ibert and Heitor Villa-Lobos.


Related Topix: Jazz, Hoagy Carmichael, Classical, Gershwin, George Gershwin, Islesboro, ME, Kennebunk, ME