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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • What would legendary drummers think of 'Whiplash'?

    What would legendary drummers think of 'Whiplash'?
    You could take the torment from an ultra-demanding teacher and file it away somewhere in your memory, never to be heard from again outside of nightmares.   Or you could do what Damien Chazelle did, using the high school jazz conductor who made his life as...
  • Tim Hauser dies at 72; founder of Manhattan Transfer

    Tim Hauser dies at 72; founder of Manhattan Transfer
    Singer Tim Hauser, the founder of the Grammy-winning vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer, a group he established in 1969, has died. He was 72. Hauser, a Los Angeles resident, died Thursday of a heart attack in Pennsylvania, according to the group's...
  • Marsalis, Philadelphia orchestra go by the book at the Wallis

     Marsalis, Philadelphia orchestra go by the book at the Wallis
    Branford Marsalis can be a beguiling saxophonist, whether as a jazz player, a pop musician or, increasingly, in the classical repertory. In the latter, he has distinguished himself particularly in French and Russian saxophone concertos, and he has...
  • Versatile Sam Amidon Talks About Recording All-Terrain Folk

    Versatile Sam Amidon Talks About Recording All-Terrain Folk
    The conditions surrounding "Lily-O," the versatile musician Sam Amidon's second album of re-worked folk songs for Nonesuch Records (following 2013's "Bright Sunny South") and his fifth full-length album overall, were mostly familiar ones. Amidon's...
  • A schmaltzy farewell: Zen for Primates wraps up after 27 years

    It is hard to describe Zen for Primates. The band is often called called "cabaret rock." Rock, however, would not seem to apply to a group with a singer, cello, violin and sax, with no bass or drums. When Zen was formed 27 years ago, violins and...
  • Anne Hills brings rhythms of trains and folk music together

    Trains and folk music have been long-time partners, and Anne Hills brings them together again on her new CD "Tracks." All the songs are about trains — dramatic, humorous or heartwarming. "The music has a rhythm like a train, melody like a train...
  • Freebie Friday: Free events around town

    Freebie Friday: Free events around town
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight     Latin Food & Wine Festival: a celebration of Latin culinary  contributions. 6:30 p.m. today, Cranes Roost Park, 275 Cranes Roost  Blvd., Altamonte Springs, free, (food...
  • Tapping the 'Treasure' of singer-songwriter Laura Nyro

    Tapping the 'Treasure' of singer-songwriter Laura Nyro
    Billy Childs remembers the only time he saw Laura Nyro, the influential singer and songwriter whose albums became part of the soundtrack to his boyhood. She was performing at the Strand in Redondo Beach during the mid-'90s, and for a musician who grew...
  • J.K. Simmons is the whip in 'Whiplash'

    J.K. Simmons is the whip in 'Whiplash'
    With a few exceptions like playing loudmouth newspaper honcho J. Jonah Jameson in the “Spider-Man” movies, J.K. Simmons’ career has included pretty low-key performances. In “Whiplash,” the 59-year-old actor (“Law and...
  • REVIEW: Puss N Boots at Musikfest Cafe is short on Norah Jones, short on highlights

    REVIEW: Puss N Boots at Musikfest Cafe is short on Norah Jones, short on highlights
    Here’s why the all-female alt-country band Puss N Boots is interesting: It contains nine-time Grammy Award-winning pop-jazz singer Norah Jones. Here’s why Sunday’s show by Puss N Boots at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem largely wasn’...
  • Violinist Zach Brock digs deep with pianist Phil Markowitz

    Violinist Zach Brock digs deep with pianist Phil Markowitz
    Connoisseurs already know that former Chicagoan Zach Brock stands among the most promising violinists in jazz. But his new album with the formidable pianist Phil Markowitz, "Perpetuity," shows Brock reaching a new level of musical maturity, insight...