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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Miles Beyond the Biopic: Don Cheadle Riffs on a Jazz Legend

    Don Cheadle has managed to accomplish something no one has been able to pull off in two decades: serve up a bigscreen tale of jazz great Miles Davis. "Miles Ahead," in which the versatile actor portrays the legendary trumpeter, marks the directorial...
  • Jazz Drummer Mike Pride Unconcerned With Unifying Factors

    Jazz Drummer Mike Pride Unconcerned With Unifying Factors
    Birth, death, everything in between: Mike Pride has it covered. Sort of: Pride, an NYC-based drummer, composer and visual artist, released two albums last year: "Drummer's Corpse," an unsettling, two-movement, conceptual hourlong work for seven drummers...
  • Upcoming Concerts: 'Downton Abbey' Star Brings Her Band To Norfolk

    Upcoming Concerts: 'Downton Abbey' Star Brings Her Band To Norfolk
    Not long after announcing the upcoming release of his Christmas album, "Home for the Holidays," crooner Anthony Hamilton dropped word of a holiday-themed tour that brings him to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m....
  • Chicago cabaret takes a richly deserved bow

    Chicago cabaret takes a richly deserved bow
    We often think of cabaret as a fragile art form, its emphasis on hyper-literate songwriting and jazz-tinged musicianship scuttling this music to the margins of American culture. But when you witness a small army of singers and instrumentalists...
  • Miss Jackie Jones ready to swing into College Park Jazzfest

    Miss Jackie Jones ready to swing into College Park Jazzfest
    Jazz comes to audiences in a wide variety of forms, says Jackie Jones, from classical to modern Jazz. It’s a form of music that invites within musicians a mixture of discipline on one hand, and creativity and experimentation on the other. One...
  • Thelonious Monk Competition, gala returns to L.A. in November

    Thelonious Monk Competition, gala returns to L.A. in November
    The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has unveiled that its annual gala and competition will be coming to Los Angeles this fall. A nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the message of jazz around the world, the institute's highest-profile...
  • Tuesday

    Tuesday
    Poker Big Brother celebs: Zach Rance and Victoria Rafaeli, from CBS' Big Brother 16, are the celebrity bounties at the monthly Andy Slater See You Later poker tournament. The event is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Entry is $94....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Flying Lotus goes deep on 'You're Dead!'

    Flying Lotus goes deep on 'You're Dead!'
    The characters could be ripped from a superhero script. Recalling the genesis of his trippy, atmospheric beat-based concept album "You're Dead!," producer Flying Lotus describes it as occurring while he was rolling around Los Angeles, "driving my car...
  • Jimmy Ellis finally gets set to cut a record

    Jimmy Ellis finally gets set to cut a record
    Chicago alto saxophone master Jimmy Ellis turned 84 in July but, remarkably, never has recorded an album as bandleader. That finally will change on Tuesday, when Ellis' weekly quartet session at Andy's Jazz Club will be recorded live, setting the...