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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Piano great Robert Irving III nurtures the Generations

    Piano great Robert Irving III nurtures the Generations
    When he was 26 years old, Chicago pianist Robert Irving III joined the band of one of the most revered musicians in jazz: Miles Davis. Irving played with Davis from 1979 to 1988, serving as music director and foil for a profoundly creative jazz...
  • Joe Henry is much more than a serial collaborator

    Joe Henry is much more than a serial collaborator
    Joe Henry is a low-key renaissance man. The respected singer-songwriter, author and Grammy-winning producer has steadily built a multifaceted career of enviable scope. His 13th solo album, "Invisible Hour," was self-produced and released in June on his...
  • Metheny, Redman, other jazz stars celebrate bassist Charlie Haden at memorial concert

    Pat Metheny, Josh Redman and other jazz stars turned out for a memorial concert to celebrate the music and life of Charlie Haden, one of the most influential bassists in jazz history. Singer Ruth Cameron Haden, who hosted Tuesday night's gathering at...
  • Kung Fu's Holiday Spectacular Returns To New Haven

    Kung Fu's Holiday Spectacular Returns To New Haven
    Connecticut quintet Kung Fu is a band you want to hear play cascades of notes, all night long. You want them to kick the crap out of their instruments. You also expect to dance. On Friday, as part of its two-night Holiday Spectacular at Toad's Place...
  • Celebrating the holidays with jazz — on CDs, books and stage

    Celebrating the holidays with jazz — on CDs, books and stage
    Who says holiday music has to be treacle? In the hands of accomplished jazz musicians, familiar tunes become new, sugary ballads pick up spice and original compositions deepen our appreciation of the season. Certainly that's the case this year, with a...
  • 2014 New Year's Eve dining: Raw bars, profiteroles, a masquerade party

    2014 New Year's Eve dining: Raw bars, profiteroles, a masquerade party
    If you're planning on staying up all night — or most of it — drinking, then having a good dinner first is probably a good idea. But if making yet another holiday dinner at home is too much for you right now, maybe let the professionals do it...
  • What's on your surgeon's playlist?

    When you're asleep in the operating room, your surgeon is most likely listening to music. But what kind of music and why? An article in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal sheds light on the matter by summing up research findings and...
  • Tatsu Aoki bridges East and West at MCA

    Tatsu Aoki bridges East and West at MCA
    Some of the most fiercely individualistic work in Chicago jazz has come from the cross-cultural sensibility of bassist-bandleader Tatsu Aoki. Bridging ancient folkloric traditions of his native Japan with ever-changing currents of the Chicago avant-...
  • A holiday recording wrap-up

    A holiday recording wrap-up
    No matter the state of the world or how desperate the straits of the recording industry, and regardless of changes in musical delivery systems (78, LP, CD, MP3, downloads), one constant is the yearly flood of year-end holiday music. Americans love...
  • Frontman for 1960s group leads 10 veteran artists who will get special honors at Lehigh Valley Music Awards

    Frontman for 1960s group leads 10 veteran artists who will get special honors at Lehigh Valley Music Awards
    Jay Proctor, frontman for Jay & the Techniques, whose song "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" hit the Top 10 in 1967, will be among the artists getting Special Recognition Awards at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards in March, it was just announced. Proctor, of...
  • Wynton Marsalis, two multiple Grammy Award winners, 'American Idol' runner-up to headline 25th Berks Jazz Fest

    Wynton Marsalis, two multiple Grammy Award winners, 'American Idol' runner-up to headline 25th Berks Jazz Fest
    An “American Idol” runner-up singing with an Allentown native smooth-jazz trumpeter who has become one of the genre's elite, a four-time Grammy Award winner for Best Jazz Vocal Performance and the singer of one of the fastest-rising songs of...