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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Herbie Hancock, Aloe Blacc tapped for Playboy Jazz Festival

    Herbie Hancock, Aloe Blacc tapped for Playboy Jazz Festival
    Herbie Hancock will appear with Wayne Shorter, and Ledisi, Aloe Blacc, Terence Blanchard, Tower of Power and Ozomatli are among the other acts tapped for the Playboy Jazz Festival. The festival, now in its 37th year, will be June 13-14 at the...
  • Best bets for March 4

    Best bets for March 4
    Music The Hot Rod Show: George Orr comes to life as Rod Stewart. 7 p.m., The Field Irish Pub, 3281 Griffin Rd , Dania Beach, free, 954-964-5979, thefieldfl.com. David Leon: The jazz saxophonist leads his own quartet and hosts the venue's BackRoom Live...
  • Cassandra Wilson reflects on Billie Holiday at 100

    Cassandra Wilson reflects on Billie Holiday at 100
    Even now, as we approach next month's centennial of Billie Holiday's birth, the singer's story remains swathed in sensationalism. Junkie, prostitute, rape victim, prison inmate, bloodied lover – these are the terms that dominate her biography...
  • Artists to curate new performance series at Kennedy Center

    A new performance series curated by leading artists will help define a new programming slate at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts under its new president, along with festivals celebrating Ireland and something unexpected: skateboarding culture....
  • Playboy Jazz Festival to pay tribute to Gerald Wilson

    The Playboy Jazz Festival will pay tribute to one of Los Angeles' own jazz greats, Gerald Wilson, with son Anthony Wilson leading his late father's big band. Los Angeles Philharmonic presenter Laura Connelly says the June 13-14 festival at the...
  • The American Songbook a cappella

    John Trotter's first music directing assignment for Chicago a Cappella, in 2013, was "The A Cappella American Songbook." "It's proven so popular, we've done it a number of times," he said. The choral group will next present its a cappella adaptations...
  • AACM's spirit endures in underground rock

    AACM's spirit endures in underground rock
    It was a sultry, starlit night at the Chicago Jazz Festival in 1988 and one of the leading lights of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians was following cool-jazz avatar Stan Getz in the headlining slot: the Art Ensemble of Chicago....
  • AACM celebrates a golden anniversary

    AACM celebrates a golden anniversary
    They changed the way we think about music. Fifty years ago, a group of South Side jazz musicians found themselves backed against a wall. Clubs were closing, radio stations were going pop, America's musical interests were shifting elsewhere: toward...
  • Florida travel calendar for March

    Florida travel calendar for March
    Check out festivals and events in March across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Feb. 7- April 18: Universal Studios...
  • Orrin Keepnews dies at 91; Grammy-winning jazz producer, historian

    Orrin Keepnews dies at 91; Grammy-winning jazz producer, historian
    Orrin Keepnews, a Grammy-winning music producer and writer who recorded and worked closely with such well-known jazz artists as Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley and Wes Montgomery, died Sunday at his home in El...
  • Malcolm Boyd dies at 91; Episcopal priest took prayer to the streets

    Malcolm Boyd dies at 91; Episcopal priest took prayer to the streets
    The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, the Episcopal priest whose book "Are You Running With Me, Jesus?" took prayer out of church onto the city streets in a slangy vernacular not found in Sunday missals, has died. He was 91. Boyd died Friday under hospice care in...