| Apr 22, 2012
As one of the last living participants in Hartford's exuberant Golden Age of Jazz after World War II — an era when future giants Horace Silver and Gigi Gryce graced the swinging club scene in the North End — pianist Emery Austin Smith is...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:26 PM
You usually don't hear jazz singers taking on James Brown's "Sex Machine" or Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze."
But one brave Chicago vocalist will be plunging headlong into this music Friday night, when the apparently fearless Dee Alexander takes the...
| Oct 6, 2012
Pianist Benny Green tried something different Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase, devoting an extended first set entirely to original compositions.
You'd have to be a fairly accomplished composer, however, to sustain interest in 90 minutes of self-...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts for the coming week 1. THIN LIZZY A week after St. Patrick’s Day, it’s appropriate to have one of the greatest Irish bands of all time playing the area. Perhaps Thin Lizzy isn’t as......
| Aug 7, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Dave Howell Special to The Morning Call Ravi Coltrane was restrained and soft-spoken Saturday night during his concert at the Musikfest Café as part of the PNC Performing Arts Series. He had little to say, except to introduce his songs......
| Mar 17, 2010
| 4:32 AM
3.5 stars (out of 4) At 82, Allison is a jazz master who hasnât recorded a studio album in 12 years, which makes âThe Way of the Worldâ (Anti) an event. Though justly celebrated by jazz heads for his evocative......
| Jul 2, 2010
Organizers of a new jazz series are looking "straight-ahead" to a successful summer.
The Summer Jazz at Newport series opens Wednesday at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa and will continue each week throughout the summer with accessible, classic...
| Dec 16, 2009
The latest release from Walt Disney Animation studios - the Princess and the Frog - isn't just set in New Orleans. It also features music by a choir organized by a staffer from Loyola Universitiy in New Orleans.
The Pinnacle Gospel Choir, organized by...
| Jan 27, 2010
Today, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell released its much-coveted, day-specific musical lineup. The 2010 Jazz Fest is scheduled for April 23-25 & April 29-May 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course.
(The complete day-by-day schedule...
| May 10, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Randy Weston is the kind of artist you have to dig for. His music is real insider stuff, the sort you'd grab from a record store bin because the cover looked cool or because someone much hipper than you dropped his name.
Thanks to YouTube, you can view...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 2:23 PM
The White House has released details of tonight's state dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao.
American artist and naturalist John James Audubon is the inspiration for the decor, which also included nods to elements of Chinese culture. Yellow,...