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  • Concert review: Lee Konitz and Dan Tepfer at Constellation

    Concert review: Lee Konitz and Dan Tepfer at Constellation
    Right away, it was clear this wasn't going to be your typical jazz set.
  • DJ Don Wardell Is a Friend of Timeless Tunes

    The current boom of classic songs from the so-called "Great American Songbook" on the record charts, on radio and in movies and television is good news, but no shock for Palm Springs "beautiful music" DJ Don Wardell, who dryly observes "I've seen it...

    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...

    Ed Shaughnessy dies at 84; renowned jazz drummer

    Ed Shaughnessy dies at 84; renowned jazz drummer
    Ed Shaughnessy, whose mutton-chop whiskers and swinging rhythms made him one of the most famous drummers in jazz during his nearly three decades with Doc Severinsen's "Tonight Show" band, has died. He was 84. Shaughnessy had a heart attack Friday at his...

    Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer

    Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San...