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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Alan Douglas, associated with Jimi Hendrix's later success, dies at 82

    Alan Douglas, associated with Jimi Hendrix's later success, dies at 82
    Alan Douglas, a record producer who worked with a panoply of rock and jazz legends but is most closely associated with the phenomenal posthumous success of Jimi Hendrix, has died at his home in Paris. He was 82. Douglas, who had been ill in recent...
  • Jimmy Scott, jazz vocalist with a distinctive high voice, dies at 88

    Jimmy Scott, jazz vocalist with a distinctive high voice, dies at 88
    Vocalist Jimmy Scott, often called "Little Jimmy Scott" for his small stature and memorable, high-pitched voice that was one of the jazz world's most unique sounds, died Thursday at his Las Vegas home. He was 88. His wife, Jeanie Scott, reported that...
  • 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...
  • Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock

    Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock
    The Downtown Sound music series is now a Monday night fixture during the summer at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, but it wasn't always so. The city of Chicago had a hands-off policy toward rock music for generations, a phobia turned into...
  • Doctor Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 2014-15 season

    Doctor Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 2014-15 season
    Representatives of Orlando's new downtown Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday unveiled many of the shows to be presented during the venue's first year of operation. They will join previously announced performances such as touring...
  • 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...
  • A lot of chitchat — and some music — at Playboy Jazz Festival

     A lot of chitchat — and some music — at Playboy Jazz Festival
    The Playboy Jazz Festival requires stamina. The crowd at the Hollywood Bowl never had more than a 30-second break from the moment the first band started at 3 p.m. Saturday until the last note echoed up the hill just before 11. The rotating stage...
  • Thumbscrew's 'Thumbscrew': Ominous, but approachable

     Thumbscrew's 'Thumbscrew': Ominous, but approachable
    Mary Halvorson's guitar tone probably isn't for everyone. Using odd tuning, off-balance fretboard runs and a penchant for bending notes in such a way that half her instrument seems to be slipping out of focus, Halvorson doesn't sound like anyone's...
  • At the Ojai Music Festival, Classical style takes a turn

    At the Ojai Music Festival, Classical style takes a turn
    The town of Ojai, a place of wonder, is changing, as places of wonder do. It's become a little fancier, worldlier, but only a little. It's still unsullied Ojai, where the Pink Moment transforms dusk into a transient psychedelic experience. The Ojai...
  • Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough

    Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough
    For years — long before Millennium Park was created — readers wrote to me complaining about the Chicago Jazz Festival's dismal acoustics and environment in Grant Park. And for years, city government (which produces the festival) and the...
  • Violinist Regina Carter Follows Ancestral Trails

    Violinist Regina Carter Follows Ancestral Trails
    Digging into one's family history, violinist Regina Carter said, is not only worthwhile for musicians and artists. It's something everyone should do. Carter, a prolific and well-known jazz violinist and a MacArthur Fellowship winner, devoted two...