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These are very sweet days for Sugar Blue. In a few months, he'll be a father once more, his wife and bass player Ilaria Lantieri expecting their first child together in late May or early June. In the meantime, the two — who own a home in...
NEW YORK -- Kimberly Ovitz, the daughter of Hollywood power player Michael Ovitz, showed her fall-winter 2013 collection Thursday afternoon at New York Fashion Week. The setting was the now-vacant Cafe Rouge, site of historic performances by such jazz...
The four male street dancers of the Soul Street Dance Company (pictured), from Houston, Texas, play up their poppin' and lockin' skills to the music of, um, Count Basie, Elvis Presley, the Tempatations, Aerosmith and Michael Jackson? The show's about...
The Jazz Ensemble from Downers Grove South High School was selected to compete at a nationwide jazz festival this spring. The group is one of 12 bands from 10 states that will square off in the eighth annual Swing Central Jazz competition in Savannah,...
The New Year has just begun, but the jazz scene never settles down. Among the weekend's highlights: Rob Mazurek: The enterprising Chicago cornetist has produced remarkable work with his aptly named Exploding Star Orchestra, which conjures a...
Tags: Music, Peggy Lee, Jim Ryan, Ramsey Lewis, Howard Reich
B.B. King's tour bus -- or, more accurately, his luxury pad on wheels -- has a stereo rig that's bigger than your iPod collection. The Mississippi Delta boss and legendary blues guitarist stows the monstrosity, a touch-screen Kaleidoscope sound-system,...
Frank Zappa probably would have been intrigued. The Chicago Jazz Orchestra's brave, often brilliant, sometimes thrilling, somewhat flawed Zappa tribute at the Park West on Saturday night gave his music a spotlight it does not routinely receive in the...
There are countless Grateful Dead tribute acts — great ones, the Dark Star Orchestra, for example — who get it right: Jerry Garcia's treble-heavy tone and mixolydian meanderings, Phil Lesh's restless, rootless bass, dual drummers driving the...
Ray Briem, the longtime KABC-AM talk show host who ruled all-night radio for nearly three decades with his phone calls to the famous and the quirky and his opinionated banter slamming liberals, championing conservative causes and extolling the big-band...
Tags: Disc Jockeys, Music, Radio, Talk Shows (genre), Harry James
Staff WriterThe great saxophonist Ornette Coleman once said that “jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.” And tonight, the Jimmie Cannon’s Valley Jazz will prove Coleman’s point...
Two years before Dave Brubeck died, the Los Angeles Times published an interview with the great jazzman on the occasion of his 90th birthday. With Brubeck's death at 92, we share our visit to his home in this profile from Dec. 5, 2010. WILTON, Conn --...
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