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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974) was a famous jazz pianist and composer, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians in history. (Photo AP)
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974) was a famous jazz pianist and composer, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians in history. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • Jazz great Dave Brubeck dies at 91

    The jazz artist Dave Brubeck died Wednesday at 91, according to his manager, Russell Gloyd. He died of cardiac arrest one day short of his 92nd birthday in Norwalk, Conn. The pianist and arranger, born in Concord, Calif., was one of jazz's first pop...
  • Trombonist John Allred to perform at Valencia College

    Trombonist John Allred to perform at Valencia College
      Jazz trombonist John Allred, whose career includes work with such jazz greats as Harry Connick Jr., Wycliffe Gordon  and Woody Herman, will perform in a free concert at Valencia College’s Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3....
  • Empty Stocking passes halfway mark in fundraising

    Christmas is arriving early this year for The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund's many recipients and the charity has just reached the halfway mark toward its goal of raising $80,000 to help Harford County children and families in need this holiday season. As...
  • Candlelight Concert Society's brassy 40th anniversary in Columbia

    The Candlelight Concert Society is tooting its own horn by commissioning a new piece of music to celebrate its 40th anniversary season. Paul Salerni's "Many Happy Returns" receives its world premiere performance by the Philadelphia Brass Quintet on...
  • Empty Stocking Fund continues to grow

    Several generous donations in the past week helped The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund move past the $30,000 mark in fundraising for this year's drive to help needy Harford County children and their families during the Christmas holidays. As of Monday, the...
  • Our Picks: Shows at Fairfield University's Quick Center

    Our Picks: Shows at Fairfield University's Quick Center
    Fairfield University has got a couple of interesting shows happening at the Quick Center this week. First, on Friday, FU music program director Brian Torff leads a band of jazz professors (called the Jazz Professors) in a fresh interpretation of Duke...
  • Gustav "Gus" Baer, Nordstrom pianist

    Gustav "Gus" Baer, Nordstrom pianist
    Gustav "Gus" Baer, a retired executive and certified public accountant who had a second career as a pianist entertaining Nordstrom shoppers with his spirited renditions of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin classics, died Oct. 9 of a...
  • The unsinkable Melton Mustafa

    The unsinkable Melton Mustafa
    With a bounce in his step, Melton Mustafa strode onto the stage of Miami's Joseph Caleb Auditorium. The audience at September's Sunshine Jazz Organization's 25th anniversary gala cheered warmly, as the Liberty City-raised trumpeter and bandleader took his...
  • Venus Theatre unveils 2013 season as 'Lucky 13'

    Murder, perfectionism, family stress and sometimes— in the midst of it all — triumph over struggles, are what Venus Theatre's productions are made of for the upcoming 2013 season. After going through mounds of scripts, Venus Theatre founder...
  • Grammy Awards: Mumford & Sons takes best album, Gotye best record; Fun. wins big

    Grammy Awards: Mumford & Sons takes best album, Gotye best record; Fun. wins big
    Resilient youth was served at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Sunday, with relative newcomers such as Mumford & Sons, fun. and Gotye sweeping the major awards. The Black Keys also enjoyed a banner night. The Nashville-via-Ohio rock duo won three Grammys,...
  • Wynton Marsalis' Pulitzer-winning 'Blood on the Fields' returns

    Wynton Marsalis' Pulitzer-winning 'Blood on the Fields' returns
    Sixteen years ago, newspapers across America riffed on an unexpected theme: For the first time, a jazz composition had won the country's highest musical honor. "Marsalis swings a Pulitzer" trumpeted USA Today, its message echoing wherever cultural...