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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Tapping into Savion Glover's talent

    Tapping into Savion Glover's talent
    It's not often that a single figure dominates a field of artistic endeavor as completely as Savion Glover has loomed over tap dance of the last 20 years. He injected tap with the frenetic energy and freestyle abandon of hip-hop, and Glover's...
  • Drivetime looks for broader audience at new Nazareth Jazz Festival

    Drivetime looks for broader audience at new Nazareth Jazz Festival
    Percussionist Bernie Capodici of Doylestown has been a part of the Philadelphia jazz scene for more than 35 years. For the past 15, Capodici’s passion has been the band Drivetime, which has released two albums that got airplay on smooth jazz...
  • Lynnie Godfrey has a 'fever' for American standards

    Lynnie Godfrey has a 'fever' for American standards
    Lynnie Godfrey does not just sing her songs. She lives them. "I look for songs that tell a story. I respect the reasons why the lyricist wrote the song. I try to find out where and when it was written, who was it written for and the environment it...
  • Drivetime looks for broader audience at NazzJazz Festival

    Drivetime looks for broader audience at NazzJazz Festival
    Percussionist Bernie Capodici of Doylestown has been a part of the Philadelphia jazz scene for more than 35 years. For the past 15, Capodici's passion has been the band Drivetime, which has released two albums that got airplay on smooth jazz stations...
  • Army's touring band to play city's Center for the Arts

    The U.S. Army touring band, the Jazz Ambassadors, is swinging through Florida this month. Delray Beach is one of its 16 Sunshine State stops. "We represent soldiers and service members at home and abroad," said Sgt 1st Class Adam Getz, tour coordinator....
  • A little bit of everything

    A little bit of everything
    Pat Benatar is 61 years old, but she can still deliver the goods on stage. One of the top female voices in the classic rock genre, she scored more than a dozen Top 40 hits during the 1980s including standards such as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and...
  • Wisdom from a jazz great

    To the editor: Back when I was a journalism major at what was then San Fernando Valley State College (later Cal State Northridge), it was so much of a tradition in our department to take Gerald Wilson's jazz class as one of our electives, it was almost...
  • 2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival

     2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival
    Changing a country takes an immense effort, but the tools can be simple. Singers Emel Mathlouthi, of Tunisia, and Aurelio Martinez, of Honduras, just needed their songs to ignite social transformations. Both are coming to Chicago for the World Music...
  • Review: Vijay Iyer's tour de force of solo pianism

    Review: Vijay Iyer's tour de force of solo pianism
    The jazz world may face a dearth of first-rate vocalists, but visionary pianists abound. Original thinkers such as Jason Moran, Danilo Perez, Matthew Shipp, Marcus Roberts, Myra Melford, Gerald Clayton and others have been opening up new ways of...
  • Steve Dawson back with jazz hybrid

    Steve Dawson back with jazz hybrid
    To hear Steve Dawson tell it, the thing he needed most to launch his new musical project, a jazz-Americana hybrid band called Funeral Bonsai Wedding, was courage. Dawson had the band name in the back of his mind from seeing those words in a North Avenue...
  • Virginia Symphony continues free outdoor concerts this week

    The unofficial start of the Virginia Symphony season has been in full swing with a terrific lineup of free outdoor concerts throughout Hampton Roads. The series began with four concerts over the Labor Day weekend in Williamsburg, Yorktown, Hampton and...