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September 21, 2018
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A plan to use ‘hostile’ music to clear the homeless from the city’s S-Bahn trains has been forced off the rails by concerned musicians. When it was announced ...
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The new major goes beyond performance also incorporating composition and courses in the social sciences and history. Undergraduates interested in careers as jazz performers, producers, teachers and/or scholars ...
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Big Jay McNeely, a rhythm-and-blues legend known as “King of the Honkin’ Sax,” died on Sunday, according to multiple sources. He was 91. Bob Porter, the author of ...
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How do you get to the Village Vanguard? Practice, practice, practice. The old joke about Carnegie Hall applies just as well to jazz’s most storied venue, but for ...
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Pianist Uri Caine Celebrating Pioneer Civil Rights Hero Octavius Catto; Singer Roseanna Vitro; and Clarinetist Andy Biskin. After three years ruminating on her next project, the elegant Grammy ...
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Joe Sample died and was laid to rest nearly three years ago. The Houston jazz legend had survived a pair of heart attacks, one in 1994 and another ...
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The Saarbrücken jazz festival no longer exists, but at least three days of jazz in the Saarbrücken chain factory (27 to 29 September). From 2019 there should be ...
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After four decades, Jon Hendricks’ plea for Truth is still powerful. Jon Hendricks, the Godfather of Vocal Jazz, wrote “Tell Me the Truth” during America’s struggle with racial ...
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Nigel Jarrett experiences frenetic musicianship, rising young players and more at the 11th annual Wall2Wall festival organised by Black Mountain Jazz. All hail to Dave Jones, South Walian ...
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Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, prolific bassist Dave Holland and their international ensemble perform together as Crosscurrents, a musical exploration of the influence of Indian music on the jazz ...
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It’s not enough to make list after list. The Turning the Tables project seeks to suggest alternatives to the traditional popular music canon, and to do more than ...
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Randy Weston, who died today at 92, was a jazz pianist. There, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let me tell you why he was ...
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Thousands of mourners have been paying their last respects to the Queen of Soul as the singer’s body lays in repose ahead of her funeral on Friday. Aretha ...
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In 1995, the “American Splendor” maestro took a memory trip along 52nd Street with guitar great. For most of his adult life, Harvey Pekar held a day job ...
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A pianist explains how he transcribed the complex solos of the late great jazz musician. One recent spring I visited my old clarinetist friend David Krakauer’s improvisation class ...
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What we are waiting for, ask two acquaintances on Friday evening before the Kampnagel culture factory in Hamburg. “Sun Ra Arkestra is playing here.” Unbelieving looks: “Here plays ...
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“I was accepted in France for the talents I had. And, as a result of that, I never had any situations where I was rejected because I was ...
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Years after his death, the Oscar Peterson Classic tournament has been bringing communities together with basketball, food and music, all while keeping the memory of the famed Canadian ...
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The greatest motivation of the jazz clarinettist Rolf Kühn is his curiosity. He always wants to break new ground and, at 88 years of age, by no means ...
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The St. Gallen Claude Diallo lived in New York for eleven years and recommends the city to every young jazz musician. The world-famous pianist and composer accuses the ...
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