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  • Al Jolson tribute at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale

    Al Jolson tribute at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale
    Al Jolson can still pack them in the theater, 86 years after ushering in "the talkies" and 63 years after his death.
  • A rosy new stage for Sugar Blue

    A rosy new stage for Sugar Blue
    These are very sweet days for Sugar Blue. In a few months, he'll be a father once more, his wife and bass player Ilaria Lantieri expecting their first child together in late May or early June. In the meantime, the two — who own a home in...

    Remembering the 'Little Giant,' jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin

    Remembering the 'Little Giant,' jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin
    Ask anyone who loves jazz to the name the top tenor saxophonist of all time, and he or she probably will answer in a flash. To many, it's Sonny Rollins, at 82 still a giant. Or Gene Ammons, the long-gone, soulful player from the South Side of Chicago....

    PASSINGS: Snooky Young, Jeff Gralnick

    PASSINGS: Snooky Young, Jeff Gralnick
    Snooky Young Jazz trumpeter in 'Tonight Show' band Snooky Young, 92, a jazz trumpeter whose long career included working with big bands led by Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie as well as a lengthy stint with NBC's "Tonight Show" band, died Wednesday...

    Red Holloway dies at 84; versatile L.A. jazz saxophonist

    Red Holloway dies at 84; versatile L.A. jazz saxophonist
    Red Holloway, a tenor and alto saxophonist who was one of Los Angeles' most highly regarded jazz artists for more than four decades, died Saturday in San Luis Obispo. He was 84. The cause was kidney failure, complicated by several strokes, according to...