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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Best bets for March 4

    Best bets for March 4
    Music The Hot Rod Show: George Orr comes to life as Rod Stewart. 7 p.m., The Field Irish Pub, 3281 Griffin Rd , Dania Beach, free, 954-964-5979, thefieldfl.com. David Leon: The jazz saxophonist leads his own quartet and hosts the venue's BackRoom Live...
  • Herbie Hancock, Aloe Blacc tapped for Playboy Jazz Festival

    Herbie Hancock, Aloe Blacc tapped for Playboy Jazz Festival
    Herbie Hancock will appear with Wayne Shorter, and Ledisi, Aloe Blacc, Terence Blanchard, Tower of Power and Ozomatli are among the other acts tapped for the Playboy Jazz Festival. The festival, now in its 37th year, will be June 13-14 at the...
  • Artists to curate new performance series at Kennedy Center

    A new performance series curated by leading artists will help define a new programming slate at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts under its new president, along with festivals celebrating Ireland and something unexpected: skateboarding culture....
  • Playboy Jazz Festival to pay tribute to Gerald Wilson

    The Playboy Jazz Festival will pay tribute to one of Los Angeles' own jazz greats, Gerald Wilson, with son Anthony Wilson leading his late father's big band. Los Angeles Philharmonic presenter Laura Connelly says the June 13-14 festival at the...
  • Cassandra Wilson reflects on Billie Holiday at 100

    Cassandra Wilson reflects on Billie Holiday at 100
    Even now, as we approach next month's centennial of Billie Holiday's birth, the singer's story remains swathed in sensationalism. Junkie, prostitute, rape victim, prison inmate, bloodied lover – these are the terms that dominate her biography...
  • The American Songbook a cappella

    John Trotter's first music directing assignment for Chicago a Cappella, in 2013, was "The A Cappella American Songbook." "It's proven so popular, we've done it a number of times," he said. The choral group will next present its a cappella adaptations...
  • Loris Lora looks for California modernism's connections

    What do Alfred Hitchcock, Edith Head, Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton have in common? They’re all featured in Loris Lora’s glorious, and unexpected, “Eventually Everything Connects” (Lowbrow: unpaged $40), a celebration of mid-...
  • L.A. Phil lays out its 2015-16 season at Disney Hall

     L.A. Phil lays out its 2015-16 season at Disney Hall
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel will start their 2015-16 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall by rolling over Beethoven's symphonic oeuvre as thoroughly and massively as Chuck Berry or anyone else could wish. The "Immortal...
  • Best bets for Feb. 24

    Best bets for Feb. 24
    Music Maroon 5: The multi platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning rock band, led by singer Adam Levine, is going on "The Maroon 5 World Tour 2015" in support of the band's fifth studio album, "V." Special guests MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane will also be...
  • It wasn't just trumpet playing that made Clark Terry great

    It wasn't just trumpet playing that made Clark Terry great
    The last time I talked to trumpeter Clark Terry, a few months ago, he was exultant about the critical acclaim being lavished on the documentary "Keep on Keepin' On," which poetically chronicled his biography and his mentoring of the blind young pianist...
  • Florida travel calendar for April

    Florida travel calendar for April
    Check out festivals and events in April across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) April 3: Jazz Friday at Foosaner Museum...