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12 hrs ago | All About Jazz

EDUCATION: NJPAC's Brick City Jazz Orchestra Debuts in Newark's Branch Brook Park

Music blossomed in Newark when the Brick City Jazz Orchestra made its premiere under blue skies.


Related Topix: Newark, NJ, Kenny Dorham, Jazz, Essex County, NJ, Sonny Rollins

16 hrs ago | CTNow.com

Iconic Jazz Photograpers

We are one lucky nation to have a homegrown musical form, and cultural force, like jazz.


Related Topix: Jazz, Yale University, Aretha Franklin, Black Entertainment, Soul, Entertainment

18 hrs ago | All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: A Swinging Evening for Jazz Clarinet and More

Clarinetist Allan VachA©'s mainstream jazz quintet closed out the Charlotte County Jazz Society's 2013-14 concert series Monday night at the Charlotte County Cultural Center with a swinging evening of Tin Pan Alley and jazz standards.


Related Topix: Benny Goodman, Jazz, Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim

Mon Apr 14, 2014


The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts Will Commemorate The...

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts Will Commemorate The Duke's 115th Birthday With Outdoor Ceremony & Concert, 4/27-29 Although the legendary Duke Ellington passed away on May 24, 1974, nearly 40 years ago, his fame and stature continue to grow and blossom.


Related Topix: Jazz, Dance, Cotton Club, The Big Band, Manhattan School of Music, Arts


Video: After Midnight's Vanessa Williams: 'My Parents Urged Me to Pursue Music'

Vanessa Williams is guest-starring in the Broadway musical After Midnight , featuring the music of artists like Duke Ellington .


Related Topix: Jazz, Wynton Marsalis, Recreational Vehicle, Award

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Debbie Allen honored at DC Tap Festival gala

Debbie Allen has received many honors in her career as an actress and dancer - multiple Emmys, a Golden Globe and two Tony nominations among them.


Related Topix: Tap, Drama Movies, Jazz, Entertainment, Health

Observer & Eccentric

April celebrates American art form - Jazz

According to the Oxford Dictionary, jazz is "a type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century.


Related Topix: Jazz, Drama Movies, New Orleans, Music!, Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Freddie Hubbard, Ella Fitzgerald

The Island Packet

Whiteland band to compete in NY jazz contest

The 16-member group from Whiteland Community High School will compete in the 2014 Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.


Related Topix: Whiteland, IN, Jazz

Sat Apr 12, 2014


Sat., April 12: Jazz Round Town

The place to be on Saturday, April 12, is Jazz 'Round Town, when you can pick your spot to hear smaller groups from the Medfield High School Jazz Band perform at four local businesses.


Related Topix: Jazz

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Daily Record

Made in America

Benny Goodman, Dion & the Belmonts, Tiny Tim and Paul McCartney would seem to have little in common.


Related Topix: Benny Goodman, Jazz, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Bucky Pizzarelli, Swing


Porthcawl Jazz Festival: Our guide to the highlights of the three-day event

The sounds of jazz will be echoing through the seaside town of Porthcawl this weekend as its annual jazz festival takes place at nine venues.


Related Topix: Bridgend County, Wales, United Kingdom, Barber, Classical, Eric Clapton, Blues, Jazz, Sidney Bechet

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Luther College Jazz Orchestra to perform at the Mill

The Jazz Orchestra Tour Program will include works by Thelonius Monk, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gordon Goodwin, including Goodwin's jazz ensemble arrangement of Mozart's Symphony No.


Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, Thelonius Monk, Jazz, Glenn Miller, Antonio Carlos Jobim

Sentinel & Enterprise

Weekend Best Bets

Fitchburg State presents its jazz and concert bands, under the direction of Michele Caniato and Michael LaCava, at 7:30 this evening in Weston Auditorium, 353 North St. Admission is free.


Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, Jazz, Count Basie, Fine Arts, Arts

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Harpur Jazz Ensemble hosts Marcinko for 2 concerts

The full day of jazz begins with a free midday concert at 1:20 p.m. with Carbone , Bill Carter , Tom Marino and Marcinko.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Tom Marino, Jazz, Chick Corea, Archbald, PA

Denver Post

Recipe: Sausage ragout with red wine and peppers

In food, as in art, there's complicated and there's complex. Complicated is easy to do and easy to recognize.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Stan Kenton, Jazz

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Star Tribune

Gypsy jazz jam session coming to Northfield

"As a young person, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin were two of my favorite musicians, but the music I was surrounded by tended more toward bluegrass and acoustic folk music," he said.


Related Topix: Jazz, Django Reinhardt, France, Paris, AR, World News

City Paper

The Foul and Fabulous Art of Potty Photography

Steve Gottlieb didn't always intend to take pictures of toilets. Before he became a photographer, Gottlieb was a corporate lawyer.


Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Black Entertainment, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, New Jersey

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Fairfield Ledger

FMS jazz bands present concert Thursday evening

Fairfield Middle School jazz bands will present their annual jazz band concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the FMS Cafetorium.


Related Topix: Jazz

Berkshire Eagle

Berkshire School of Music students journey around the globe at annual performance

Taking cues from the 18th century up to the jazz of Duke Ellington, dozens of students at the Berkshire Music School vibrated the Wendell Avenue building on Saturday and Sunday with performances as part of the school's annual marathon.


Related Topix: Jazz, Cheshire, MA, Lenox, MA, Berkshire County, MA

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Art Daily

Collages, watercolors, and prints by Romare Bearden on view at Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Jenkins Johnson Gallery presents Romare Bearden: Storyteller, running through June 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Jazz, African-American