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  • Gypsy Bluez featured at Lakeside Inn's free Summer Lawn Concert

    Gypsy Bluez featured at Lakeside Inn's free Summer Lawn Concert
    MOUNT DORA — Blues vocalist, jazz guitarist, composer and music producer George Grosman played in Israel, Iceland, Canada and the Czech Republic before moving to Florida recently. He said the blues speaks all languages. "Put a blues band in...
  • Jazz musician Horace Silver dies at age 85

    Jazz musician Horace Silver dies at age 85
    Jazz musician Horace Silver, a composer known for pioneering hard bop, has died, National Public Radio said on Wednesday. He was 85. Silver, a native of Norwalk, Connecticut, was shaped by the Portuguese influence in the islands of Cape Verde, from where...
  • Horace Silver dies at 85; pioneering jazz pianist and composer

    Horace Silver, the prolific jazz pianist and composer who cofounded the legendary Jazz Messengers, pioneered the genre known as hard bop and mentored scores of musicians, has died. He was 85. Silver died Wednesday at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y., of...
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  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Atlanta auditions

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Atlanta auditions
    Here we are in Atlanta. You can tell the auditions were in winter, as there is only a narrow window for wearing scarves in Georgia. Joining Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy is Lil Buck, a Memphis-based dancer known for a style called "jookin." Mariah...
  • Fareed Haque's latest gambit: Riffing with India's Saxophone Sisters

    Fareed Haque's latest gambit: Riffing with India's Saxophone Sisters
    The uncommonly versatile Chicago guitarist Fareed Haque juggles so many musical identities and languages that listeners can be sure of only one thing: They'll never hear him sounding the same way twice. Consider the show he's playing Sunday night at...
  • A Soul Workout: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe At StageOne

    A Soul Workout: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe At StageOne
    After a stint with Lenny Kravitz in the early '90s, saxman Karl Denson helped jumpstart the soul-jazz/boogaloo movement with the Greyboy All-Stars, one of the decade's premier live acid-jazz collectives. Several albums and countless shows later, he's...
  • Dustbowl Revival Brings Its American Music Mash-Up To StageOne

    Dustbowl Revival Brings Its American Music Mash-Up To StageOne
    The Dustbowl Revival covers all the ground you'd expect from a retro-Americana mini-orchestra. It's hard-swinging when it wants to be, blue and smoky when people need cooling off and adept enough at classic gospel and folk to inspire spontaneous sing-...
  • Artist Sara Gazarek finds her tempo

    Artist Sara Gazarek finds her tempo
    How often have we seen prodigies show brilliant early promise, only to crash and burn years later when confronted with real-world professional realities? The streets of Hollywood are paved with such casualties. Jazz singer Sara Gazarek is an early bloomer...
  • CJO digs in for hot run at Andy's

    CJO digs in for hot run at Andy's
    The Chicago Jazz Orchestra has played many long runs at Andy's Jazz Club, but the engagement that launched this month will break records: Jeff Lindberg's plush ensemble will be in residence every Monday night through December. Never has the CJO held...
  • Benyoro Pays Tribute To Mali's Musical Heritage

    Benyoro Pays Tribute To Mali's Musical Heritage
    Mali has musical heritage extending back centuries, and a vibrant contemporary music culture that bubbles up all over. There's American-inflected hip-hop. There's a grand tradition of Afro-Cuban dance music. Griots, also known as djelis, maintain a...