Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tag: jazz

Legendary Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Passed Away...

The world of jazz lost one of its true masters on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2017, when singer Al Jarreau died at the age of 76, only...

These Three Museums are Dedicated to Preserving...

  Jazz, an American art form born in the early twentieth century, celebrates many of its most enigmatic contributors in the month of August. Louis...

19 Vintage Photos That Celebrate Black Women’s...

Black is beautiful, and every Friday on Twitter, Black women and men post images of themselves with the hashtag #BlackOutDay. The hashtag is to...

9 Black Women of R&B and Blues...

HBO recently aired a biographical film about the life of Bessie, a famed blues woman of the early 1920's. Bessie had a dynamic voice...

Can We Revive the Black Community’s Interest...

Although jazz is widely known as an original creation of African-American people, the numbers are showing a painful lack of attention and regard for...

10 Facts You May Not Know About...

Celebrating Excellence: Comedian Bill Cosby turns 77 Bill Cosby was born July 12, 1937, and today he will be 77 years old. Cosby and his...

Musicians Add Jazzy Flair to Classic Christmas...

Music is often the spark that gets people in the holiday spirit. Christmas music is mostly traditional, but sometimes jazz musicians will spice up...

Harlem Hoping to Restore Jazz Scene to...

As another evening falls, the Lenox Lounge sits dim and lonely. Commuters pour out of the 125th Street subway station and onto Lenox Avenue,...

Sir Shadow Turns Graffiti Into Homage to...

With much respect to the Jazz Age and the musical heritage of New York that still boasts a huge number of jazz musicians, events...

’42’ Soundtrack Includes Great Sampling of Period...

The past two years has seen two high-profile baseball-themed movies: one good, 2011’s “Moneyball,” and the other less-than-good, last year’s Clint Eastwood-starring “Trouble With...

Veronneau’s ‘Jazz Samba’ CD Release Celebrates 50...

In Brazil 50 years ago, “bossa nova" was a barely known  term. But in 1963 Jazz Samba, the milestone recording by Stan Getz and...

Jazz Gaining Acceptance as Worship Music

On a Saturday night last month, about a half-mile from a mural featuring Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Coltrane, a trio...

Terri Lyne Carrington Releases Expertly Crafted ‘Money...

Drummer and composer Terri Lyne Carrington won a Grammy for her 2011 album, The Mosaic Project, and though its successor features fewer star guests...

Bilal’s ‘A Love Surreal’ Alludes to the...

By co-opting the title of John Coltrane's 1965 classic, A Love Supreme, Bilal is at least hinting at lofty expectations. For the most part...

Erroll Garner: New Documentary on Self-Taught Jazz...

Erroll Garner was and still is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. He was described by one jazz critic as...

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2013 Season...

The 2013-2014 season for Jazz at Lincoln Center brings performances, commissions and homages by some of the organization’s regulars and favorites — Ahmad Jamal,...

12th Annual Brubeck Festival, 1st Since Jazz...

University of the Pacific’s Brubeck Institute in Stockton, Calif., will present the 12th Annual Brubeck Festival, titled “Dave Brubeck Across Time,” March 18-23. The...

Which Jazz Artists Collected Grammy Awards

Pianist Chick Corea, keyboardist Robert Glasper, guitarist Pat Metheny and bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding were among the winners at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, presented...

Legendary Fusion Jazz Trumpeter Donald Byrd Dead...

Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and...

Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Dizzy And...

Jazz at Lincoln Center will present the Dizzy and Bird Festival, highlighting the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie “Bird” Parker, from Feb. 28...

Singer Sharon Clark Infuses Simmering Soul Into...

You can’t underestimate the transformation of what seems like an ordinary song when an interpreter like Sharón Clark, a Washington-based jazz and soul diva,...