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  1. All that jazz begins Friday in VacavilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | The Reporter

    Composer and critic Virgil Thomson described the uniquely American art form as “the most astounding spontaneous musical event to take place anywhere since the Reformation.” Be that as it may, jazz will be alive and well at Nut Tree and the Town Square once again this weekend as the Vaca Jazz Society presents its 18th annual free “Save Our Music” Vacaville Jazz Festival Friday to Sunday at the two city venues. The three-day event is expected to draw 30 artists and up to 300 musicians performing blues, gospel, Dixieland, swing, Big Band, bebop, Latin, funk, and pop during the festival weekend.

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  2. Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Resurrect Big Band-Era MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | Denver Westword

    Trumpeter Joe Smith, who fronts the vintage jazz band Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles , originally wanted his act's third album to comprise all Count Basie songs. Last November, veteran jazz vocalist Jessy Carolina, who was moving from New York to Los Angeles, contacted Smith and asked if they could work together.

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  3. Wooster Arts Jazz Fest back with old favorites, new facesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2017 | The Daily Record

    The 14th annual Wooster Arts Jazz Fest is back, with lots of the musicians and events that visitors have come to love, plus a few new attractions. The event on Saturday, Sept.

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  4. Trumbull Arts Festival Sunday, rain or shineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | Milford Mirror

    ... gazebo at 3 p.m. The band, billed as "A vibrant small band with a BIG band sound," plays music from Broadway, the Big Band era and the Great American Songbook. Face painter Jennifer Cebula graduated with a BA degree in Studio Art and Psychology, and ...

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  5. RECORDING: In Honor of the Buddy Rich Centennial Celebration Two...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | All About Jazz

    The sound recordings from these concerts have never before been available as audio albums or as digital films for rental, sale, or streaming. Lightyear Entertainment and Lobitos Creek Ranch, in association with Scabeba Entertainment and the Buddy Rich Estate, have announced the release of two new live albums featuring Buddy Rich and his Big Band, both recorded in 1985 on two nights at the King Street Studios in San Francisco .

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  6. Christian McBride Big Band: Bringin' ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | All About Jazz

    Where and how does Christian McBride find the time to do what he does? His plate is full about nine times over, what with his work as bassist, composer, bandleader, educator, jazz advocate, public speaker, radio personality, DJ, and Artistic Director for the Newport Jazz Festival. It's no wonder that it took him six years to get this juggernaut of a big band back together in the studio.

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  7. Baylor Jazz Ensemble - "Moonlight Serenade"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | Waco Tribune-Herald

    The Baylor Jazz Ensemble opens its season with the Big Band swing tribute "Moonlight Serenade," 7:30 p.m. Friday at Jones Concert Hall in Baylor's McCrary Music Building. Tickets are $5, free for those 65 years and older, available at the Baylor ticket office in the Bill Daniel Student Center.

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  8. FESTIVAL: Jazz This Week: Alton Jazz and Wine Festival, Koplant No, a Horace Silver Tribute, and MoreRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2017 | All About Jazz

    This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis features the return of a rising jazz star with local roots, a tribute to an iconic pianist and composer, and more. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, September 6 The 'Grand Center Jazz Crawl" presents guitarist/vocalist Jeremy Jacobs at KDHX's Magnolia Cafe; a jam session with bassist Bob Deboo and friends at the Kranzberg Arts Center; and trumpeter Kasimu Taylor and band at The Dark Room.

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  9. Judy Ellen Strecker, DMA, Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's WhoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | 24-7 Press Release

    ... greatly by both her parents, especially her father, who was a jazz clarinet and saxophone player during the Big Band era of the '40s. She attended Incarnate Word College in Texas to earn a Bachelor's degree in Music in 1965, and earned a Master's ...

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  10. Big band won't let summer leave NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | Concord Monitor

    ... to pass on his collection of big band arrangements, the trio jumped on the opportunity to acquire it. But with the big band music, they needed a larger ensemble than the seven or so that had been in the jazz group. So they started asking around. ...

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  11. Jazz this week: Alton Jazz and Wine Festival, Koplant No, a Horace Silver tribute, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis features the return of a rising jazz star with local roots, a tribute to an iconic pianist and composer, and more. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, September 6 The "Grand Center Jazz Crawl" presents guitarist/vocalist Jeremy Jacobs at KDHX's Magnolia Cafe; a jam session with bassist Bob Deboo and friends at the Kranzberg Arts Center; and trumpeter Kasimu Taylor and band at The Dark Room.

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  12. Two Digital Albums to Be Released In Honor of Buddy Rich Centennial CelebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Lightyear Entertainment and Lobitos Creek Ranch, in association with Scabeba Entertainment and the Buddy Rich Estate, have announced the release of two new live albums featuring Buddy Rich and his Big Band, both recorded in 1985 on two nights at the King Street Studios in San Francisco. The digital albums are being released on September 15, 2017, as part of the Buddy Rich Centennial Celebration.

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  13. Dave Liebman Big Band performing Sept. 15 at Snell HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    ... jazz performance spaces and universities around the United States since 2000. Almost all of the members of the Big Band have been with Liebman since 2000 or longer. Their exceptional career experiences are often presented in several formats in order ...

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  14. Time to finance a big jazz band, says Rodger Fox, preparing for US tripRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2017 | Scoop

    News from Rodger Fox Big Band Wellington jazz legend Rodger Fox says it's time for the government to step up and fund a professional big band. Rodger and his big band are exhausted after having to fundraise $128,000 to get them to the prestigious 60th Monterey Jazz Festival this month.

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

    Sep 4, 2017 | All About Jazz

    The story behind that rediscovery dates to 1979 when Dial was hired by Ellington's sister Ruth and her son, Stephen James, to archive the Duke's Tempo Music catalog, which included compositions by Ellington and many of his musical associates. In 2015, when DeRosa, who was chief conductor and arranger for the WDR Big Band, contacted Dial about collaborating with Oatts and the ensemble on a new venture, Dial thought of the many overlooked gems by Ellington lying unused in his filing cabinets and suggested to DeRosa that he and Oatts record a number of them with the WDR Big Band.

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  16. Nanaimo will get all jazzed up this monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2017 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    The Nanaimo International Jazz Festival organizers want to turn the city into New Orleans north for a few days, and they're going all out. "We're doing a pretty ambitious thing" said Norman Abbey, a director with the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival Association.

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  17. Annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend to feature 27 live jazz performancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Frank Catalano, shown performing at the 2016 Jazz Weekend, will headline again this year starting Thursday, Sept. 7, at The Filling Station Grill & Pub.

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  18. Keith Henson Octet to open new season of jazz live at Marine ViewRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | Tacoma Weekly

    The Jazz LIVE at Marine View concert series takes place on the second Sunday of each month from September through June, offering some of the best jazz in the region. The fall schedule kicks off Sept.

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  19. Jazz St. Louis adds shows to Bistro scheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    Jazz St. Louis has announced nine more events for the 2017-18 season at Jazz at the Bistro , filling in some gaps in the previously-announced schedule for the fall and adding one more headliner in the spring.

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  20. Recently on Heliocentric WorldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    It's the start of a new month, and that mean's it's time once again to check in on StLJN's sibling site Heliocentric Worlds . where each day there's posted a different online music video, drawing on genres including jazz, blues, soul, funk, classic rock, prog rock, experimental, and more.

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