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18 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Chita Rivera, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland in October

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2014 schedule, featuring Chita Rivera , Dave Leibman Big Band, Miss Coco Peru , Benny Green Trio, Kenny Baron and Dave Holland, Barbara Carroll , Ron Carter Nonet, Jane Monheit 's Jazz Party, Jim Caruso 's Cast Party, and more. The New York-based David Liebman Big Band under the direction of saxophonist Gunnar Mossblad is made up of some of New York's most experienced and creative jazz musicians - performers who are recording artists in their own right.

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Related Topix: Chita Rivera, Barbara Carroll, Jazz, Dave Holland, Ron Carter

22 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Jazz Consortium Band Returns to Chicago's Jazz Showcase Sept. 17

"Back by popular demand" is a familiar show-business phrase, but it applies perfectly as the 17-member Jazz Consortium Big Band returns Wednesday, Sept. 17, to Chicago's legendary Jazz Showcase, the iconic club known for presenting world-famous jazz performers, at 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Chicago, IL, Palatine, IL

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WWGR-FM Fort Myers

Chamber Music

For the freshest local produce, foods, flowers, soaps, handmade items, and more - and the best people watching. Bring the family and the dog as you stroll through nearly 50 vendors selling locally produced vegetables and fruits, herbs, jams, Florida grass fed beef, coffee and coffee beans, Gourmandize, French, German, Dutch & American baked goods, prepared foods, pet foods, shell oil lamps, Mediterranean Foods and fresh local seafood.

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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Jazz, Punta Gorda, FL, Fort Myers, FL

Hispanic Business

John Brown's 'little' Big Band performs at Sunset Theatre

The show, which begins at , will feature a mix of music from the time period of "Invisible Man," as well as songs influenced by the spirit of the age. And Brown has a simple message for area residents.

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Related Topix: Jazz

All About Jazz

PERFORMANCE/TOUR: The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, September 12-18

Seems everything has cooled down but live music in the Twin Cities! All Originals Jazz Series first season has ended, but curator Steve Kenny will soon start up Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog; curator Zacc Harris hosts a special Jazz at Studio Z this weekend while gearing up for a fourth season starting later this fall. And the Dakota begins a whirlwind three weeks of top jazz artists.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Minnesota, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Thewestmorland Gazette

Jazz legends Courtney Pine and Dennis Rollins to headline Lancaster Jazz Festival

INTERNATIONAL jazz legends Courtney Pine and Dennis Rollins will headline the fourth Lancaster Jazz Festival this month . The remarkable Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio will take centre stage on Saturday as they bring their fusion of trombone, Hammond Organ and drums.

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All About Jazz

Chris Walden Big Band: Full-On

It's been a while since the jazz world has seen a release from this group. The first three albums credited to the Chris Walden Big BandA-the Grammy-nominated Home Of My Heart , No Bounds , and Kurt Marti Suite A-came in quick succession.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

All About Jazz

FESTIVAL/CRUISE: Jazz This Week: Thumbscrew, U City Jazz Festival, Funeral Bonsai Wedding, and More

There's lots going on this week with jazz and creative music in St. Louis, as two concert series offer their first shows of the season; a free fall festival returns; and other stages around town will be filled with even more improvised music influenced by everything from funk to flamenco. Let's go to the highlights... Tonight, the Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University begins the fall semester with a free concert reuniting the jazz-fusion trio Tracer, with pianist Ptah Williams , bassist Darrell Mixon and drummer Gary Sykes.

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Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, Jazz, Ferguson, MO, University City, MO

Wynton Marsalis fan club

Wynton Marsalis with JLCO and Cecile McLorin Salvant in New York

The spirit of the winter holiday season has always been best captured by the music that this joyous time inspires. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant celebrate "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" with Big Band Holidays, a jazzy celebration now in its fourth year.

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Related Topix: Wynton Marsalis, Jazz

Thu Sep 11, 2014

St. Louis Jazz Notes

Jazz this week: Thumbscrew, U City Jazz Festival, Funeral Bonsai Wedding, and more

There's lots going on this week with jazz and creative music in St. Louis, as two concert series offer their first shows of the season; a free fall festival returns; and other stages around town will be filled with even more improvised music influenced by everything from funk to flamenco. Let's go to the highlights... Tonight, the Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University begins the fall semester with a free concert reuniting the jazz-fusion trio Tracer, with pianist Ptah Williams , bassist Darrell Mixon and drummer Gary Sykes.

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Related Topix: Jazz

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Bangor Daily News

The Skyliners

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Are you a fan of Glen Miller and Count Basie? Come join us for a fun Saturday night of dancing with this live 13 piece Big Band orchestra as they play all your favorite arrangements from the 40's and 50's as well as Swing, Jazz, Pop, Waltz, Rock, and Latin numbers.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Count Basie

All About Jazz

PERFORMANCE/TOUR: Trumpeter Bill Warfield and His Big Band Set to...

Warfield will be accompanied by legendary trumpeter Randy Brecker and many others to celebrate this release. Trumpeter, composer, arranger, and long-established educator Bill Warfield's new recording, Trumpet Story, leads to an inescapable conclusion: the ears of America's youth may be in better shape than feared.

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Related Topix: Jazz, New York, Randy Brecker, Lehigh University

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Patch.com

Concord to Mark 9/11 With Lowered Flags, Concert

Flags will be lowered to half-staff in Concord on Thursday, for Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance, commemorating the tragic events of 9/11. On Thursday evening, during the Music and Market event in Todos Santos Plaza, the Lafayette Studio Big Band, a seventeen piece Count Basie style jazz orchestra, performs featuring guest vocalist Petty Officer First Class Steven Powell in a 9/11 salute.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA, Jazz, Count Basie

Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Morning Call

Orrin Evans keeps his big band fun and unpredictable

Orrin Evans says he likes challenging himself to do something different. He is doing just that with the Captain Black Big Band, coming to Lafayette College on Sept.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Music, Entertainment

NEWS.com.au

Australian jazz star Kerrie Biddell dies

Biddell's first job was singing backing vocals for Dusty Springfield at Checkers in Sydney. She also worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Don Burrows and Buddy Rich.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Dizzy Gillespie, Jazz, Buddy Rich

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Sutton Guardian

All Star Big Band launch Twickenham Jazz Club's autumn season tonight

The rousing sound of saxophonist Kelvin Christiane and his All Star Big Band launch Twickenham Jazz Club's autumn season this September at Twickenham's Bloomsbury pub. Twickenham Jazz Club celebrates its 10th anniversary with the 18-piece Big Band, unique to the Staines Road venue, which will feature charts that span almost a century of the jazz era, as well as some original pieces.

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All About Jazz

PERFORMANCE/TOUR: Butch Reed Group in Cheltenham Wed. Oct. 1st

Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge . A' is a prime example of a talented musician who's worked to hone his craft over time, and has all the attributes of an exceptional drummer," wrote musicologist Mark F. Turner , All About Jazz.

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WNED

Music Educators: Passion & knowledge to entertain & educate

Several members of this year's Buffalo Music Hall of Fame class are music educators. As a new school year begins this week, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks to to them about teaching music and performing.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Buffalo, MN, Education Etc., Family, Kids

Ealing Times

Eighty-four years ago on a Spring day in Welwyn a legend was born - " literally.

That was the day Chris Barber came into the world and eight short decades later he is considered one of the greatest musicians of our time. He has toured all over the world, fostering the careers of the likes of blues singer Ottilie Patterson and vocalist/banjoist Lonnie Donegan, and in just nine days the revered trombonist and band leader will be returning to Welwyn for the first time in his career to top the bill at the Herts Jazz Festival with his Big Band.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Life on the Island: Live at Library concert series returns

The coming of the fall season means a new and always exciting season of Live at the Library, the annual concert series that benefits the Alameda Free Library and brings outstanding talent to the Island. "It's going to be a really great program," said Ruth Belikove, a co-organizer of the shows.

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Related Topix: The Count Basie Orchestra, Jazz, The Orchestra, Big-Band, Blue Note, New York

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