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  • Review: Trumpeter Wallace Roney at Jazz Showcase

    Review: Trumpeter Wallace Roney at Jazz Showcase
    There is a noble tradition in jazz in which seasoned musicians train the next generation in the best way possible: on the bandstand. Drummer Art Blakey famously burnished the careers of uncounted musicians, among them Wynton and Branford Marsalis,...
  • Late-Night House Bands: Dream Gig in Tough Market

    Dating back to the '50s when NBC's "The Tonight Show," hosted by Steve Allen, featured an ensemble led by pianist Lyle "Skitch" Henderson, house bands have become a latenight talk show staple. Allen was known to tinkle the ivories now and then (his jazzy...
  • Victor Goines' profile rising in Chicago, NYC and beyond

    Victor Goines' profile rising in Chicago, NYC and beyond
    These are lively days – and nights – for saxophonist-clarinetist Victor Goines, who last weekend presented the world premiere of an original orchestral suite at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York and this weekend offers new music over three...
  • List of Hampton Roads Grammy winners UPDATED

    List of Hampton Roads Grammy winners UPDATED
    Great American music cities such as Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans have produced musical greats by the dozen, but Hampton Roads can also hold its collective head high in that regard. Even with a smaller population, the region has yielded a healthy...
  • Branford Marsalis on youth, age and keeping the fire

    Branford Marsalis on youth, age and keeping the fire
    A few years ago, saxophonist Branford Marsalis had a problem. Jeff "Tain" Watts, the longtime drummer in Marsalis' tightly woven quartet, was striking out to start a band of his own, and Marsalis needed to find a replacement. "I put out a feeler to...
  • Harry Connick Jr., on the record

    Harry Connick Jr., on the record
    Harry Connick Jr.'s 29th and latest album, "Every Man Should Know," features 12 tracks for which the singer wrote the music, lyrics and arrangements. In a phone interview from his home in Connecticut, where he lives with his wife, former model Jill...
  • “Super Bowl Today” schedule on CBS

     
    Super Bowl Today schedule on CBS begins at 2pm ET on Sunday, Feb. 3, with four hours of features leading up to the kickoff of Super Bowl XLVII. Also, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley interviews President Barack Obama live from the White House at 4:...
  • CT.com Interview: Saxophonist Branford Marsalis

    CT.com Interview: Saxophonist Branford Marsalis
    An Evening with Branford Marsalis Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., $10-$39, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu   In his 52 short years on this planet, what hasn’t saxophonist...
  • When you say jazz, Nicholas Payton hears BAM

    When you say jazz, Nicholas Payton hears BAM
    In a cramped UCLA classroom, trumpeter Nicholas Payton is leading a young septet of college students through his piece "The Backwards Step." He's here as part of a weeklong teaching residency, and the song he plays to the group at the Thelonious Monk...
  • Symphony Center jazz season: Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis and Mavis Staples

    Symphony Center jazz season: Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis and Mavis Staples
    In 1994, Orchestra Hall — home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — took a gamble. The grand old institution for the first time launched a jazz subscription series, betting that Chicagoans would commit to a season of such events, albeit a short...
  • Branford Marsalis: Q&A with a jazz sax master

    Branford Marsalis: Q&A with a jazz sax master
    Branford Marsalis, a Grammy-award winning saxophonist, doesn't like to be fenced in. He's played with jazzy rock bands, the New York Philharmonic and his own experimental funk ensemble, Buckshot LeFonque. Although he's not a staunch traditionalist like...