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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Lee Konitz At Firehouse 12

    Lee Konitz At Firehouse 12
    Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz was among the players Miles Davis assembled for his influential 1949-50 "Birth of the Cool" sessions, which, although the album wasn't released until 1957, introduced a lighter, chamber-jazz aesthetic into the splintering post-...
  • 'Whiplash's' J.K. Simmons, Miles Teller and others dissect last scene

    "Whiplash" accomplishes so much against such long odds — it's a $3-million indie shot in just 19 days that somehow makes jazz drumming utterly gripping — that it's tempting to write the October release off as pure magic. But a closer look at...
  • Antonio Sanchez's soaring beat takes flight in 'Birdman'

    Antonio Sanchez's soaring beat takes flight in 'Birdman'
    As a musician used to working on the fringes of popular culture, Antonio Sanchez never anticipated that his skills as an improvisational jazz drummer would lead to Hollywood. Then director Alejandro González Iñárritu came along. Now Sanchez is winning...
  • Henry Butler, Regina Carter, Orbert Davis among the year's best in jazz

    Henry Butler, Regina Carter, Orbert Davis among the year's best in jazz
    This was a productive year for fiercely individualistic recordings. Among the highlights: Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9: "Viper's Drag" (Impulse). Butler, one of today's most leonine jazz pianists, partners with trumpeter Bernstein and...
  • Florida travel events calendar for December

    Florida travel events calendar for December
    Check out festivals and events in December across the state. Featured destination: Key West Dec. 4-21: Key West 'Bight' Before Christmas, Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance for...
  • Charley Organaire is still rocking steady

    Charley Organaire is still rocking steady
    Charley "Organaire" Cameron is a harmonica player and singer, but sitting in the Good To Go Jamaican restaurant in Rogers Park, he is regarded somewhere between a celebrity and favorite uncle. He deserves both roles. More than 50 years ago, Organaire...
  • Singer Roberta Gambarini needs to catch her breath

    Singer Roberta Gambarini needs to catch her breath
    Singer Roberta Gambarini sounds best when she relaxes a bit, giving listeners some relief from an otherwise hyperactive, overwrought manner. So her most persuasive moments Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase emerged in ballads, Gambarini allowing the...
  • Pam Dearden, executive director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society

    Pam Dearden, executive director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society
      Q: How old is the society? The Gold Coast Jazz Society was formed in 1992 by Fred Ruffner and avid jazz fans. At that time, there was not a lot of jazz offered in the area. The appetite for jazz seems to be increasing, but we need more age diversity...
  • Brass tacks: Tuba-licious event on tap

    Brass tacks: Tuba-licious event on tap
    If you have ever wondered "who plays a tuba?" — and who hasn't? — you will be able to find an answer, or hundreds of them, Saturday at the venerable and exquisite Palmer House Hilton, where some 400 tuba-playing people will gather with their...
  • Mike Casey Trio In West Haven

    Mike Casey Trio In West Haven
    Saxophonist Mike Casey, 21, is a Storrs native and former student at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. He's currently a senior at the Hartt School, where he majors in jazz performance, and speaks admiringly of the music and legacy of Jackie...
  • Young Rascals' Felix Cavaliere, coming to Jim Thorpe, talks about 'Christmas Joy'

    Young Rascals' Felix Cavaliere, coming to Jim Thorpe, talks about 'Christmas Joy'
    With nearly 50 years in the music business, a half-dozen iconic 1960s hits such as "Good Lovin'" with The Young Rascals, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it might seem like Felix Cavaliere has done it all. Yet, despite playing annual...