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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Jazz – with strings attached

    Jazz – with strings attached
    Jae Sinnett is experiencing something that he hasn't felt in a long, long time. The 56-year-old drummer, composer and jazz band leader is getting ready to play with his trio backed by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra on Friday night at the Ferguson...
  • From Ahmad Jamal to Matt Ulery, a buoyant jazz weekend

    From Ahmad Jamal to Matt Ulery, a buoyant jazz weekend
    This will be a brisk weekend in Chicago jazz. Among the highlights: Ahmad Jamal: It's difficult to overstate Jamal's importance as pianist, his approach to jazz improvisation sounding fresh and volatile, just as it did more than half a century ago....
  • 'Whiplash': Miles Teller music drama drumming up strong reviews

    "Whiplash," writer-director Damien Chazelle's high-intensity drama about an aspiring jazz drummer (Miles Teller) and his domineering teacher (J.K. Simmons), has been grooving to steady buzz since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and...
  • 'Whiplash' director, stars march to a friendly beat — off-screen

    'Whiplash' director, stars march to a friendly beat — off-screen
    There were bongos and congas, pristine Ludwig kits, dusty vintage sets that used to belong to famous people. Miles Teller eyed his options inside the Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood and settled on a Jamaican steel pan, picking up some mallets and...
  • Ahmad Jamal at 84: Still inventing

    Ahmad Jamal at 84: Still inventing
    Without the piano innovations of Ahmad Jamal, would the breakthroughs of contemporary keyboard lions such as Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, Matthew Shipp and others be possible? True, none of those artists sounds quite like Jamal, but no one really does...
  • Pauly Cohen: At a spry 92, blowing his own horn

    Pauly Cohen: At a spry 92, blowing his own horn
    Pauly Cohen, the relentlessly upbeat and energetic jazz trumpeter and bandleader from Tamarac, will have a new album in his hands when he arrives for his gig in downtown Miami Wednesday evening. Not bad for 92. The Brooklyn-born Cohen, who has shared...
  • Rose Gales, matriarch of L.A.'s jazz community, still strikes a chord

    Rose Gales, matriarch of L.A.'s jazz community, still strikes a chord
    Rose Gales grew up around music. She took piano lessons as a child and played for the junior choir at church as a teenager in Houston. Then she moved to Los Angeles in 1960 and fell in love with jazz. The music was bold, creative, freewheeling. "I had...
  • Yuan-Qing Yu, Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist

    Yuan-Qing Yu, Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist
    When you watch and listen to Yuan-Qing Yu play her violin, the passion she puts into each note is evident. "Here's a little Bach," Yu said, warming up with an excerpt of his Partita in D Minor in the ballroom of Symphony Center. As she played, closing...
  • Win tickets to see Norah Jones with Puss N Boots at Musikfest Cafe in our 'Come Away With Me' contest

    Win tickets to see Norah Jones with Puss N Boots at Musikfest Cafe in our 'Come Away With Me' contest
    Singer Norah Jones had big hits in the 2000s: “Don’t Know Why,” “Sunrise” and “Chasing Pirates.” And “Come Away With Me.” That last one is what the Lehigh Valley Music blog wants to offer you, dear...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight PHANTASMAGORIA props, costumes, puppets and more give an inside  look into the "Phantasmagoria" theatrical production. 8:30 a.m.-5  p.m. today, Monday-Oct. 10 (reception 4-5 p....
  • Flying Lotus goes deep on 'You're Dead!'

    Flying Lotus goes deep on 'You're Dead!'
    The characters could be ripped from a superhero script. Recalling the genesis of his trippy, atmospheric beat-based concept album "You're Dead!," producer Flying Lotus describes it as occurring while he was rolling around Los Angeles, "driving my car...