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Jazz (Music Genre)

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Top Jazz (Music Genre) Articles

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  • Val Ramos Ensemble To Bring Sounds Of Flamenco To Charter Oak

    Val Ramos Ensemble To Bring Sounds Of Flamenco To Charter Oak
    You don't have to know a single thing about the history-drenched traditions of flamenco, its complex forms, sensuous rhythms and meters or the glossary of Spanish terms for its varied stylistic categories in order to be emotionally affected by the...
  • Dreyfoos School of the Arts takes Battle of the Bands honors

    A night of swinging music entertained an audience of several hundred parents, friends and musicians April 4 as the final three high school swing bands and the winning middle school band performed in the third annual Battle of the Bands at Olympic...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Simsbury Historical Society Launches Concert Series

    The Simsbury Historical Society introduces a NEW free concert series showcasing Connecticut's top musical talent, ranging from chamber music to vocal jazz. The series, sponsored by Benny's of Simsbury, runs April 26 through June 14 in the Society's...
  • Glendale Pops Kicks Off Season with 'Jazz That Rocks'

    At one point early in the Glendale Pops Fusion program on Saturday night, conductor/artistic director Matt Catingub joked that nobody'd be having more fun than his fellow mates in the orchestra. As if anyone attending, aside from their kids, would have...
  • MUSIC

    MUSIC
    Bill Charlap and Sandy Stewart: Charlap needs no introduction as one of jazz’s top pianists, but it may take some memory to recall that Stewart, Charlap’s mother, had a Grammy-nominated hit with 1962’s “My Coloring Book.”...
  • Singer Audra McDonald transforms into Billie Holiday on Broadway

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Audra McDonald, a five-time Tony winner, channels legendary American jazz singer Billie Holiday in the Broadway musical "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" in a performance critics described as a "spellbinding tour de force"...
  • Singer Bobby McFerrin is happy to spread joy

    LEXINGTON, Ky. An amusing warning prefaces the press bio for Bobby McFerrin. It cautions that prolonged listening to the multi-Grammy-winning vocal artist "may be hazardous to your preconceptions" and that possible side effects for those embracing his...
  • Review: Guitarist George Freeman at Green Mill

     Review: Guitarist George Freeman at Green Mill
    It had to be one of the more joyous birthday parties to shake up a jazz club in quite a while. Onstage at the Green Mill on Friday night, Chicago guitarist George Freeman pointed the fingerboard of his instrument toward the heavens, preparing to churn...
  • Review: Audra McDonald in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill'

    Review: Audra McDonald in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill'
    NEW YORK — Only a fool would second-guess the transformative power of Audra McDonald, but when it was announced that this five-time Tony Award-winner was going to portray Billie Holiday in the Broadway production of “Lady Day at Emerson’...
  • Broadway Review: 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill' Starring Audra McDonald

    "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," Lanie Robertson's elegiac lament for the jazz singer Billie Holiday at the end of her broken-down life, has been knocking around forever in regional theaters. But in all those years, this intimate bio-musical was...
  • A big moment for Tammy McCann and Laurence Hobgood

    A big moment for Tammy McCann and Laurence Hobgood
    It's quite possible that Thursday evening will mark a dramatic new beginning for two extraordinary musicians. Chicago singer Tammy McCann owns one of the most luxuriant voices in jazz, but she never has teamed with a pianist-arranger of comparable...