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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Community takes in NHHS jazz picnic

    Community takes in NHHS jazz picnic
    The Newport Harbor Music Education Foundation presented Under the Bell Tower, the high school's annual jazz picnic amid ideal sunny weather Sunday evening on the school's lawn. The fundraising event featured the Newport Harbor Midshipman Jazz Band, as...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hyde Park Jazz Fest schedule announced

     Hyde Park Jazz Fest schedule announced
    Flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander with saxophonist Oliver Lake, pianist Craig Taborn and the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band will headline the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept. 27-28 in several locations. Following is the...
  • An unforgettable conversation with Charlie Haden

    An unforgettable conversation with Charlie Haden
    The voice on the phone was practically unrecognizable and difficult to understand, but the name was unmistakable. Charlie Haden, one of the most revered bassists in jazz history and a musician I had covered for decades, was calling. Of course I...