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Pop & HissThe Reocrding Academy is reinstating the Grammy Award category for Latin jazz that sparked protests when it was eliminated last year. It's one of three added categories for the next Grammy Awards ceremony scheduled for Feb. 10 in Los Angeles....
Pop & HissArtists and activists were dealt a setback today when a New York judge dismissed a suit against the Recording Academy, the parent organization of the Grammy Awards. The activists had sued after the Recording Academy slashed its number of award...
Mike Melvoin, a pianist/composer/arranger whose credits reach from Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys, and who was the first active musician to serve as national president of the Recording Academy, has died. He was 74. A...
Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out. Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
John Levy, an accomplished bassist who became the first African American personal manager in the jazz field, has died. He was 99. Levy, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, died in his sleep Friday at his Altadena home, said his wife, writer...
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Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger who crossed freely from jazz to Latin and pop music, working with such names as Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing and Natalie Cole as well as Paul McCartney, Prince and Michael Jackson, has...
Bob Brookmeyer, a jazz trombonist, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from cutting-edge performances with Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz to innovative big band compositions and highly regarded classes at the New England...
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Culture MonsterSelf-releasing his own recordings since 2008, Charlie Hunter comes to the Mint this weekend joined by a collaborator from his earliest days on Blue Note Records....
Pop & HissThe Klezmatics' Hanukkah music show at Disney Hall is a refreshing change-up from Christmas carols this holiday season. The bestselling album in the nation right now is Michael Bublé's "Christmas," and at last count there were eight collections of...
Culture MonsterWoody Allen talks about his love of New Orleans jazz...
Culture MonsterSam Rivers, a tenor saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant garde jazz scene in the '60s and '70s died Monday. He was 88....
Culture MonsterBilly Childs, who will be playing with a jazz quartet at the Blue Whale bar in downtown Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday nights, discusses his musical influences, including Laura Nyro and Herbie Hancock....
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