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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

How Captain America: The Winter Soldier Should Have Ended

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

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

Fri Aug 01, 2014

St. Louis Jazz Notes

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Summer 2014 jazz film festival

It's summertime, when the livin' is allegedly easy, and yr. humble editor needs a brief respite from the usual blogging routine.


Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Herald Gazette

Classic jazz, on Midcoast tour

Nora Cavin, a jazz vocalist from New York, will perform a series of concerts in Rockland and Thomaston during August.


Related Topix: Thomaston, ME, Rockland, ME, Jazz Trio, Jazz, Fats Waller

All About Jazz

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Itunes Exclusives: 6 Classic Albums Released for Newport Jazz Festival

Legacy Recordings Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Newport Jazz Festival with 6 Classic Album Exclusives Landmark A'Live at Newport" Performances from Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald and Lionel Hampton Available for 1st Time Digitally Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, celebrates the 60th Anniversary of ... (more)


Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck, Newport, RI

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

Indigo Mist

Mysterious, provocative, fanciful - all the key attributes often ascribed to the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn - are vividly present on this inaugural release by trumpeter Cuong Vu and pianist Richard Karpen's Indigo Mist project That The Days Go By And Never Come Again .


Related Topix: 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: Jazz, Count Basie

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Northern Scot

Niki King comes back to Inverness with Duke Ellington tribute.

WINNING Scottish jazz vocalist Niki King has switched the spotlight in her latest show from one music legend to another.


Related Topix: Jazz, Billie Holiday, Black Entertainment, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Blue Note


Seattle Shakespeare Company Celebrates 13 Continuous Seasons of Financial Success

After closing out the financial records for Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013-2014 season, Managing Director John Bradshaw announced that the company ended the year in the black with revenues of $1.6 million, a record high for the company.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, King Lear, Jazz, Mercer Island, WA

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Duke Ellington Center for the Arts to Present Jazz Showcases 7/31-8/17

The Duke Ellington Center of the Arts will present "Ellington, New York and the Essence of Jazz," a discussion led by composer and jazz scholar Edward Green on July 31 at 6pm, and "Summer Serenade with Bobby Sanabria," a concert by Sanabria on August 17 at 2:30pm.


Related Topix: Ellington, NY, Jazz, Manhattan School of Music