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Jazz (Music Genre)

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Top Jazz (Music Genre) Articles

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  • Rick Braun joins Mindy Abair, Peter White on annual smooth jazz tour

    Rick Braun loves a good standard. The smooth jazz trumpeter is a big fan of the Great American Songbook, the pop music from the 1920s to 1950s. In fact, he detoured from smooth jazz to sing on two collections of jazz standards in 2011 ("Sings With...
  • Chris Barton's best jazz albums of 2014

    Chris Barton's best jazz albums of 2014
    At the end of a year seemingly marked by more tragedy and loss than usual, here are 10 jazz albums from 2014 to raise spirits. The Steve Lehman Octet, "Mise en Abīme" (Pi Recordings): Saxophonist Steve Lehman calls the sound explored here "spectral...
  • A holiday recording wrap-up

    A holiday recording wrap-up
    No matter the state of the world or how desperate the straits of the recording industry, and regardless of changes in musical delivery systems (78, LP, CD, MP3, downloads), one constant is the yearly flood of year-end holiday music. Americans love...
  • Tatsu Aoki bridges East and West at MCA

    Tatsu Aoki bridges East and West at MCA
    Some of the most fiercely individualistic work in Chicago jazz has come from the cross-cultural sensibility of bassist-bandleader Tatsu Aoki. Bridging ancient folkloric traditions of his native Japan with ever-changing currents of the Chicago avant-...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Dec. 21 'Jazz on Sundays' The Chesapeake Arts Center presents vocalist Kristin Callahan at 3 p.m. at 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $15, $13 for military with ID, $12 for seniors and center members and $10 for children 12 and...
  • 2014 New Year's Eve dining: Raw bars, profiteroles, a masquerade party

    2014 New Year's Eve dining: Raw bars, profiteroles, a masquerade party
    If you're planning on staying up all night — or most of it — drinking, then having a good dinner first is probably a good idea. But if making yet another holiday dinner at home is too much for you right now, maybe let the professionals do it...
  • What's on your surgeon's playlist?

    When you're asleep in the operating room, your surgeon is most likely listening to music. But what kind of music and why? An article in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal sheds light on the matter by summing up research findings and...
  • Phil Stern dies at 95; photographer captured wartime and Hollywood

    Phil Stern dies at 95; photographer captured wartime and Hollywood
    Whether he was capturing scenes of weary troops praying by candlelight or of Hollywood stars being themselves, Phil Stern had a problem seeing himself and his fellow photographers as "artists." "Matisse, I ain't," he liked to say. And although he...
  • Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre

    Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre
    It’s not often that an artist is as involved with civic concerns as Norman Mamey. The conductor, producer and musical director has a C.V. a mile long, which includes a Grammy (for an album with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra), movie, stage and TV...
  • Kung Fu's Holiday Spectacular Returns To New Haven

    Kung Fu's Holiday Spectacular Returns To New Haven
    Connecticut quintet Kung Fu is a band you want to hear play cascades of notes, all night long. You want them to kick the crap out of their instruments. You also expect to dance. On Friday, as part of its two-night Holiday Spectacular at Toad's Place...
  • Celebrating the holidays with jazz — on CDs, books and stage

    Celebrating the holidays with jazz — on CDs, books and stage
    Who says holiday music has to be treacle? In the hands of accomplished jazz musicians, familiar tunes become new, sugary ballads pick up spice and original compositions deepen our appreciation of the season. Certainly that's the case this year, with a...