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  • Jazz review: Charles Lloyd at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center*

     
    Charles Lloyd rested his tenor saxophone at one point at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on Saturday night and told the audience his younger quartet mates were "the best musicians in the world." The tribute raised a grateful smile...
  • Jazzman Buddy Collette's Los Angeles

     
    Buddy Collette, the legendary jazz musician who died in Los Angeles on Sunday at 89, both profited from and contributed to the rich midcentury jazz scene along Los Angeles' Central Avenue. Playing the saxophone before he entered his teens, Collette...

    Actor Bernie Hamilton, Capt. Dobey on 'Starsky and Hutch,' dies at 80

    Actor Bernie Hamilton, Capt. Dobey on 'Starsky and Hutch,' dies at 80
    Bernie Hamilton, an actor best known for playing the no-nonsense police captain on the popular 1970s TV series "Starsky and Hutch," has died. He was 80. Hamilton, the brother of jazz drummer Chico Hamilton, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday night at Cedars-...

    Buddy Collette dies at 89; L.A. jazz saxophone player, bandleader

    Buddy Collette dies at 89; L.A. jazz saxophone player, bandleader
    Buddy Collette, a Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist, flautist, bandleader and educator who played important roles in Los Angeles jazz as a musician and an advocate for the rights of African American musicians, has died. He was 89. Collette died Sunday at...

    Ed Thigpen dies at 79; jazz drummer

    Ed Thigpen dies at 79; jazz drummer
    Jazz drummer Ed Thigpen, who often was described as "Mr. Taste" for his sensitive accompaniment of instrumentalists and singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and Billy Taylor, died Wednesday at Hvidovre Hospital in Copenhagen. He was...