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When pianist Mulgrew Miller led his trio at the Jazz Showcase a couple of years ago, he sounded effective but a bit too reserved to give full voice to his art. On Thursday night, Miller brought the same band to the same room but turned in a notably...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Dizzy Gillespie, Plymouth
Four Twin Cities musicians will play Friday night at the Ward Plaza restaurant as part of the monthly Final Friday celebration of live music and art in downtown Aberdeen. Performing will be Paul Fonfara on reeds, Steve Hobert on piano, Josh Granowski...
Tags: Duke Ellington, Entertainment, Music Industry, Music, Arts
Though the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival surely has its flaws, it generates tremendous energy and interest for America's greatest gift to the arts: jazz. The festival proper features major shows at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 31 at Pritzker...
Tenor saxophonist and bandleader Ernie Watts has long been identified as a Los Angeles artist, but his local appearances are a precious commodity. He spends much of the year traveling the world as a visiting soloist or relaxing at home in Cambria, so when...
Tags: Carole King, John Coltrane, Entertainment, Marvin Gaye, Music
Until three weeks ago, no jazz club owner ever had been selected to receive the country's pre-eminent jazz honor: the National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters Fellowship, which carries with it $25,000 and considerable prestige. Anyone who follows...
Tags: Wildlife, Conservation, Folk (genre), Charlie Parker, Music
If Fats Waller is remembered at all by the public at large these days, it's as a caricature, with bug-eyes wide open, cigarette dangling from lip and eyebrows perpetually bobbing underneath a derby hat as he hams it up at the keys. But connoisseurs...
Tags: Miles Davis, Theater, Music Theater, Hyde Park, Plymouth
PORTLAND, Ore. — With a new Mark Rothko retrospective (and some even more eye-catching surprises) at the Portland Art Museum, Portland has plenty of visual-arts stimulation to offer — as well as music, dance, theater, literary happenings and...
Tags: Mark Rothko, Gus van Sant, Music Theater, Concerts, Movies
Charles J. GansAmbassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on April...
One of the best jazz re-issues from last year was Columbia/Legacy's Live in Europe 1967, a 3-CD/DVD package that captured Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet — Davis, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter and...
A Newport News native named Dennis Banks used a strange sort of alchemy to conjure a promising show business career for himself. He blended a dose of YouTube urban humor with some sharp political insights and just a touch of exposure from conservative...
Who says classical music has to be a formal affair? Not PROJECT Trio, a classical chamber ensemble fueled by the sounds of rock 'n' roll, hip-hop and jazz, from Guns ‘N Roses to Duke Ellington. With some 66 million hits on YouTube, appearances on...
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