15 hrs ago
From Salem to Broadway
The New York reviewers buzzed this month over the opening of "After Midnight," Broadway's re-creation of a night at Harlem's Cotton Club under 1930s bandleader Duke Ellington.
23 hrs ago
'Tales of Winter' ballet for the holiday
A local dance theater and school of ballet is preparing for a special holiday performance.
Believe in Syracuse meet-up in Hanover Square, Duke Ellington tribute: Get Out
Believe in Syracuse has another Networking Night planned, and this time they aim to bring people back into Hanover Square after construction has driven patrons from shopping and dining at places like Koolakian and Manro Menswear or Anthony's Pasta Bar.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Contra Costa Times
Two holiday party soundtracks
Every holiday party needs a great play list, a mixture of sizzling, rocking, moody and memorable tunes -- none of which include "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."
Tchaikovsky swings with 'Ellington at Christmas'
They'll come marching in, snapping to attention and crackling with good humor, as the Apollo Theater in Harlem and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark team up this weekend to present "Ellington at Christmas," a holiday extravaganza that combines the late Duke Ellington's saucy reinterpretation of "The Nutcracker Suite" with elements of ... (more)
Sun Dec 01, 2013
All About Jazz
Duke Ellington, Tim Warfield, Manhattan Brass and Ted Rosenthal Trio
This holiday season has turned out better than the past several when considering quality seasonal music releases.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Today is the anniversary of the birth of Billy Strayhorn, the compositional and arranging genius behind many of Duke Ellington's best-known songs such as "Take the A Train," "C-Jam Blues," and "Satin Doll."
Thu Nov 28, 2013
All About Jazz
EVENT: Lizz Wright and Savion Glover Light up Ellington at Christmas
AN ELLIGINTON CHRISTMAS: THE ELLINGTON NUTCRACKER A joyful holiday salute to the Duke's "Nutcracker Suite" and "Sacred Music," featuring tap master Savion Glover and the Dance Theater of Harlem School 48 member Arts High Advanced Choir will perform with the David Berger Jazz Orchestra Sunday, December 8th, 4:00pm NJPAC's Prudential Hall NJPAC is ... (more)
Jazz made possible
When The Bad Plus burst onto the global jazz scene 13 years ago, opinions were somewhat divided about the nature of the trio's output.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Savion Glover and Lizz Wright to Star in the Ellington Nutcracker 12/8 at Njpac
NJPAC will welcome Newark's own virtuosic tap dancer Savion Glover for a special holiday presentation featuring the music of Duke Ellington on Sunday, December 8 at 4 pm in Prudential Hall.
All About Jazz
EVENT: New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Department Presents the...
'Schaphorst's writing and arranging, like that of Duke Ellington, is for individual musicians."
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Forest Hills Library to Host Two Upcoming Jazz Performances
The Forest Hills Library will host two upcoming jazz performances, including a concert by a pipa master and an afternoon of ragtime and swing tunes.
BWW Reviews: Prelude to a Kiss, a Romantic Fantasy at Ensemble
These are the lyrics which Duke Ellington wrote as the first stanza to his 1938 torch song, "Prelude to a Kiss."
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Nick Lees: Jazzing up the downtown music scene
There are two ways to look at Canada's oil wealth, found mostly in Alberta's oilsands deposits.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
St. Petersburg Times
Review: Biographies bring jazz giants Ellington, Parker to life
Some books make me wish they came with sound tracks. Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington and Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker are both that kind of book.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Get Out: The week's pocket picks in D.C.
Whether you need to work off the extra piece of pie or just get the relatives out of the house for a few hours, change out of your elastic-waistband pants and into your party attire for a Thanksgiving Day swing dance party.
WNYC-AM New York
Kenny Werner On Piano Jazz
Pianist, composer and author Kenny Werner is known for his 1996 book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within, which has become a university textbook for improvising musicians and other artists.
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If Louis Armstrong was jazz's great innovator and Duke Ellington its key composer, John Coltrane remains its supreme improviser.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Young artists to be showcased at SCAD Museum of Art
Twelve students from Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts were presented with a chance of a lifetime this week when they were selected to participate in a three-day master class led by artist Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival.
New York City High School Singers to Join Jazz at Lincoln Center...
Rehearsals are now underway as high school singers from five New York City public schools and a community youth choir join together with young instrumentalists from the recently launched Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra to prepare for an exciting March 2014 concert at Carnegie Hall .