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Why I give a hoot for competing dead jazz musician movies

The Guardian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
In Miles Ahead, the oddly generic title of one of his finest albums, Davis has arrived at middle age, one of the most daring, influential figures in the history of jazz, a term he despised. Then suddenly he decides to stop performing. His return to the ...

Jazz Listings for May 27-June 2

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Full reviews of recent jazz performances: A searchable guide to these and other shows is at nytimes.

A Jazz Drummer Honoring His Wife With Help From Friends

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Two years ago, Matt Wilson, a leading jazz drummer, lost his wife, Felicia - a violinist and orchestra teacher, mother to their four children - to leukemia.

Summer jazz festivals in Colorado in 2016

The Denver Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
There are numerous returning jazz-focused mountain festivals scheduled for the summer season. The tradition and energy of the beloved Dick Gibson high-altitude jazz parties of the '60s abide. 27th Annual Estes Park Jazz Festival, June 4-5: It's ...
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New Google Doodle Honors Jazz Figure Frankie Manning

TIME - ‎17 hours ago‎
Manning, who was born on May 26, 1914, and died seven years ago at the age of 94, was a jazz sensation, traveling the world and appearing in several films performing his dance.

Review: Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, With No Jazz and Lots of Head-Scratching

New York Times - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Members of BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal at the Joyce Theater. Credit Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times. That's not the only cringe-worthy element in “Rouge,” which, as its title suggests, frequently bathes the stage in red.

Danish Jazz Fest comes to Dean Street's Pizza Express Jazz Club

Jazzwise magazine - ‎12 hours ago‎
The denizens of Dean Street in Soho, London, are set to get a full-on taste of sizzling Danish jazz as 10 of its young and diverse jazz bands appear for a week of gigs at Pizza Express Jazz Club from 16-22 September. The Sounds of Denmark initiative ...

Can the new Honda Jazz deliver? We find out

Press and Journal - ‎9 hours ago‎
An astonishing number of Honda Jazz owners buy another and the third generation version we're looking at here aims to keep them loyal.
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2016 Jacksonville Jazz Festival bringing 3 days of free music to downtown

Florida Times-Union - ‎11 hours ago‎
If the rhythmic force of jazz makes you feel like stepping out, then get ready to join the Second Line Jazz Parade at this year's Jacksonville Jazz Festival. The parade, set for Saturday afternoon, reflects a New Orleans brass band parade tradition ...
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Herbie Hancock, The Roots, Vanessa Williams highlight Richmond Jazz Festival - ‎10 hours ago‎
RICHMOND, Va. - The line-up for the 2016 Richmond Jazz Festival features some giants of the music industry. Herbie Hancock, The Roots, and Vanessa Williams highlight the list of artists announced Thursday (scroll down to see the complete line-up).
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Sacramento Music Festival returns with swing, Latin rock and, yes, jazz

Sacramento Bee - ‎3 hours ago‎
The event has endured as a Sacramento tradition on Memorial Day weekend since the early 1970s, when it debuted as the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and accented Dixieland and banjo-happy jazz styles. At its peak in the mid-1980s, the festival drew more ...

Healdsburg Jazz Festival honors Billy Hart

Santa Rosa Press Democrat - ‎11 hours ago‎
Listening to the music of internationally known veteran jazz drummer Billy Hart is a little like the musical equivalent of windsurfing: his drum beat lifts you up, then gently lets you back down; it leads first one way, and then another.

This Week in Jazz: (Fourth) Streaming Music

Washington City Paper (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
You might know Levon Mikaelian from his idiosyncratic fusion project, The United States of Artistry—they're a frequent attraction at Twins Jazz, in particular. You may also know that the Armenian-born pianist is the musical director for the Mayland ...

'The Case of the Three-Sided Dream' honors jazz master's many gifts

The Seattle Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935-1977) was a brilliant jazz multi-instrumentalist who, along with John Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Eric Dolphy, embodied - and, indeed, helped invent - the '60s image of the jazz artist as shaman, a figure capable of ...

Jazz player Greg Tardy happy to feel at home

Knoxville News Sentinel - ‎6 hours ago‎
He arrived with a steamer trunk-sized list of credentials, having performed in the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine with Nicholas Payton and with Brian Blade, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis, The Neville Brothers, Allen Toussaint, Tom Harrell, Dave Douglas, Wynton ...

Jazz: The Brad Mehldau Trio: Blues and Ballads

The Times (subscription) - ‎3 hours ago‎
What, no Radiohead? Brad Mehldau is adept at bending almost any music to the will of the jazz tradition, whether it's alternative rock or, as heard at the Wigmore Hall last December, establishment baroque.
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Watch Jeff Goldblum Improvise a Jazz Concert for Charity

Nerdist - ‎4 hours ago‎
Are you physically and psychologically prepared to love Jeff Goldblum more than you already do? Ready yourself. The actor/icon/meme/myth, who is reprising his role in the forthcoming Independence Day: Resurgence, just played an entire jazz concert in ...

An Interview with Joe Gallivan, the Jazz Drummer Praised by Stravinsky and Ignored by Nearly Everyone Else - ‎8 hours ago‎
If you're a serious jazz head, you may have seen Joe Gallivan's name in the credits of some heavy records. But even among fanatics and scholars of the music, he's way more obscure than he should be.

5 contestants face off in Jazz Festival's Piano Competition

Florida Times-Union - ‎36 minutes ago‎ --05/26/16-- Ben Rosenblum opened the evening as the first finalist. The 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition was held Thursday evening at the Florida Theatre. This year's five finalist were: Bill Alexson, Zach ...

Pianist Adam Shulman to perform at Vallejo Jazz Society concert

Fairfield Daily Republic - ‎4 hours ago‎
VALELJO - Pianist Adam Shulman, known for compositions rooted in the bebop and post-bop traditions, with a little bit of modern seasoning in the harmony, will perform June 12 at the Empress Theatre.