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  1. The Nash Celebrates its 5th AnniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 |

    October is a month-long celebration of the 5th Anniversary of The Nash! Within 5 years of its opening, The Nash has welcomed some of the biggest names in jazz, has been named as a national "jazz hub," has served as a home for hundreds of young, new jazz musicians and is a vibrant part of Phoenix's bustling economic development downtown. Celebrating these 5 years, The Nash namesake Lewis Nash will host a jam-packed weekend for the anniversary, with major events planned throughout the month of October.


  2. Vocalist Paula Samonte brings ocean of sound to performanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Ukiah Daily Journal

    ... and soothing-as that ocean Samonte once stood in front of. What's the “big” about in the Big Band sound, anyway? Normally an ensemble of 10 to 25 musicians, the Big Band sound was spawned in the 1920s and reached cultural dominance in ...


  3. Don't wait, rush out and see Swing! at the Gravenhurst Opera...Read the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | Muskoka Today

    ... and "Steppin' Out With My Baby" to end the first half. Glenn Miller's "Tuxedo Junction" opens act two. And the Big Band medley includes a couple of Duke Ellington's trademark piano bars from Mooney, followed by a great rendition of crooner Bing ...


  4. Down numbers did not put a damper on Jazz at the LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    The numbers may have been down, but that did not stop the music during the Jazz at the Lake Festival. According to Eric Allison, one of the event organizers and founders, said there was nothing but positive feedback about this year's festival.


  5. Big Bands to put Canberra in the mood for swingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | The RiotACT

    The capital will swing to the sounds of the Big Band era this weekend when for the first time four of Canberra's Big Bands come together to play at the one performance. Swing into Spring - Canberra's Big Band Bonanza on Saturday August 26 will feature Connexion, In Full Swing, Blamey Street and Canberra City.


  6. Mayor Stimpson rocks a second termRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | Alabama Live

    Mayor Sandy Stimpson handily won a second term Tuesday night over former Mayor Sam Jones. Unlike other recent elections, this was a relatively civil race - a reflection of the class and quality of both these candidates.


  7. Arts / Big Band meets Sichuan melodiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | Canberra City News

    THE Australian Art Orchestra is coming to Ainslie Arts Centre tonight for the Canberra premiere of a new work, "Water Pushes Sand". Composer Erik Griswold and the orchestra is teaming up with musicians and performers from China's Sichuan Province to create a collage of winds, piano and percussion as the ten-piece Big Band fuses traditional Sichuan melodies and rhythms with modern jazz improvisation.


  8. Jazz sounds to drift over the city, againRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | The Reporter

    Nut Tree and the Town Square once again will be alive with the sound of America's great cultural contribution to the world: jazz. The Vaca Jazz Society will present its 18th annual free “Save Our Music” Vacaville Jazz Festival Sept.


  9. Big Band concert offers tribute to Dick Wells, the Voice of WarwickRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | The Warwick Advertiser

    On Friday evening, Aug. 18, the Dick Wells/Jim Perry Big Band was scheduled to perform at Railroad Green in the Village of Warwick. The event was also planned as a memorial tribute to Dick Wells, a popular radio host at WTBQ and big band concert singer, who passed away in 2015.


  10. Rodger Fox leads stunning ensemble in Palmerston North performanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | Manawatu Standard

    ... With versatility and superb musicianship to the fore and under the gifted direction of Rodger Fox himself, the Big Band romped through a few jazz standards with great panache, but then demonstrated their own prowess by accompanying a variety of ...


  11. Photos: Busy end to the 15th annual Jazz at the LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Headliners for Saturday and Sunday included Cheryl Fisher, who sang song from her new album on Saturday night, and Johnny Summers and the Little Big Band performing Sunday afternoon for the Swing Dance. The festival ended with music from four bands, The Polyjesters, the Mallory Chipman Quartet, Jazz Plus Trio and the Karl Roth Trio, during the Pubs and Clubs event.


  12. Big Band Swing Era opened on August 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | Egypt Today

    Swing Era was also known as the Big Band Era, started in 1930 and continued until World War II. During that time, big bands used multi-instrumental ensembles, such as trumpets, trombones, clarinets, tubas or upright bass, banjo or piano, and drums to perform a particular African American form of Jazz.


  13. Art, Wine and Jazz moves to downtown BrentwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    When the annual Brentwood Art, Wine and Jazz Festival returns this coming weekend it will be going back to its roots. After six years the free event will be moving back to downtown Brentwood's City Park.


  14. Private Lives. Credit: Sheila BurnettRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | Hampshire Chronicle

    Young theatregoers can revel in classic The Gruffalo , the exuberant Stick Man and inventive The Emperor's New Clothes ., as well as Michael Morpugo's thrilling King Arthur . Dance lovers will love Joli Vyann's Imbalance , a dance, circus and acrobatic exploration of digital obsession, as well as the witty Ladies and Gentlemen and Charge , exploring energy.


  15. Dial and Oatts, Rich DeRosa, and the WDR Big Band: Rediscovered EllingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2017 | All About Jazz

    Their latest, Rediscovered Ellington , is of course an example of the latter, as the two combine forces with arranger/conductor songbook that have been either under-recorded or are only now getting their first recorded exposure. Rather than going the repertory route via slavish imitation, the approach here involves re-imagining these songs through creative arrangements that are largely successful in bringing a contemporary big-band sensibility to this slice of Ellingtonia.


  16. CristoFouri to help celebrate art center's anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2017 | Times Georgian

    "Four Old Guys - Four Grand Pianos" sounds like the title of a new Billy Crystal movie but in this case, truth is more entertaining than fiction. The CristoFouri Quartet is comprised of four good friends who have performed together for decades, wowing audiences across the nation with their four-piano show.


  17. Dave Gold: Heaven On Their MindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | All About Jazz

    In fact, Gold's successes were often under the radar-as a composer and arranger of library music for labels such as KPM, which provided theme tunes and incidental music for some of the most popular TV shows in the UK. Heaven On Their Minds consists of four tunes recorded by Gold's big band in 1974 and broadcast in August of that year on BBC Radio 2's Jazz Club.


  18. The Wild Hares new album and release show, Kesha in Denver, and more local musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | Colorado Springs Independent

    "I'm very honored to make Tracy Santa's dreams of fronting a powerhouse rock band come true," says Salkind, wryly. "Happy to have lots of friends and great musicians sharing the stage with us, and there may be some surprise guests."


  19. Ellwood House to host 'Big Band at the Mansion'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | De Kalb Midweek

    The Ellwood House Museum, FunME Events and Kishwaukee Fest will present "Big Band at the Mansion," the third and final installment in the Music at the Mansion summer concert series, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Jazz in Progress will perform a 90-minute concert on the front porch of the historic Ellwood Mansion.


  20. Delta Datelines: Alummni golf tournament; comedy night plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

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