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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Annie Lennox makes the past her own on 'Nostalgia'

    Annie Lennox makes the past her own on 'Nostalgia'
    Even before hearing a note of Annie Lennox's new album of vintage pop standards, it's evident right up front that this isn't your typical trip down a musical memory lane. The cover shows Lennox's head and shoulders against the backdrop of a dark,...
  • 2 artists who competed for 2013 blues Grammy Award will headline ArtsQuest's Blast Furnace Blues festival

    2 artists who competed for 2013 blues Grammy Award will headline ArtsQuest's Blast Furnace Blues festival
    Two artists whose albums competed against each other for the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album in 2013 will again go head-to-head – both playing closing night of ArtsQuest’s 2015 Blast Furnace Blues Festival. And another artist who in May...
  • Piano and koto meet in 'Strings and Serpents'

    Piano and koto meet in 'Strings and Serpents'
    "Strings and Serpents," which was presented at REDCAT Sunday evening, combines an intrepid Canadian and French jazz piano duo and an adventurous Japanese koto duo with everyday video animation and exotic Aboriginal myth and maybe a few other things I...
  • University of Hartford's Hartt Gala Celebrates With Student Performances

    University of Hartford's Hartt Gala Celebrates With Student Performances
    Student musicians provided the background music for the cocktail hour at the Hartt's Got Talent Gala held Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. More than 250 gathered to celebrate, including the school's acting dean, T. Clark Saunders...
  • Linda Eder's first live album, a tour de force

    Linda Eder's first live album, a tour de force
    The packaging is unadorned, the artwork rudimentary, the promotion nonexistent. Yet in an era in which artists feel liberated to produce and distribute their music in their own way — minus record-label intrusion — singer Linda Eder has...
  • Reflecting on Patti Smith, winner of the 2014 Tribune Literary Prize

    Reflecting on Patti Smith, winner of the 2014 Tribune Literary Prize
    It was 1975 and I was a college freshman when Patti Smith's first album, "Horses," arrived in a Milwaukee record store. I didn't know anything about her music, hadn't heard a note. But that album cover was enough to stop traffic. It intrigued, haunted...
  • Marlborough Arts Center hosts 'Fourth Friday at the Arts Café' concert

    The Marlborough Arts Center came alive as a jazz cafe on the evening of Friday, Oct. 24, when the audience was enthralled as musicians Steve Donovan on jazz piano, Mike Asetta on bass, and vocalist Barbara Lewis belted out classics from the great American...
  • Community college offering Arundel a season of performing arts variety

    Community college offering Arundel a season of performing arts variety
    Anne Arundel Community College has the arts covered this season with a mix from classic to pop, tragedy to comedy — plus dance. A strong advocate of community outreach, college president Dawn Lindsay says she wants the school to be "a cultural hub...
  • Aretha Franklin shows how to sing the 'Great Diva Classics'

    Aretha Franklin shows how to sing the 'Great Diva Classics'
    As you listen to Aretha Franklin's new album, it's hard not to sense an unspoken message to the world: "Step aside, ladies — here's how it's done." Released on Tuesday, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" is the first album under a new...
  • Now showing: 'Suffering for their art' films like 'Birdman' and 'Whiplash'

    "The chief enemy of creativity," Pablo Picasso once said, "is good sense." He might have added that it doesn't get on so well with healthy living or emotional well-being either. The birth pangs of art have been a staple of the examined life since humans...
  • From jazz to tango, Regina Carter transcends genre

    From jazz to tango, Regina Carter transcends genre
    There's something uniquely moving about hearing folkloric music played at the highest concert level. When that happens, listeners encounter the songs of everyday life played with a technical virtuosity and tonal sheen they richly deserve but rarely...