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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • A taste of Cuba: A culinary look at the next travel hot spot

     A taste of Cuba: A culinary look at the next travel hot spot
    Just a couple months before President Obama's announcement of the easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, freelance writer Margaret Sheridan visited the island. Her impressions of the humble food scene there paints a compelling picture of what future...
  • 'The Wrecking Crew!' finally sets the records straight

    Growing up in the San Fernando Valley in the '60s, Denny Tedesco didn't think his dad was different from anybody else's father in the neighborhood. He'd walk through the door each evening after work, kiss his wife and greet the kids. Then he'd ask the...
  • From Brazilian to avant-garde, brilliant new jazz albums

    From Brazilian to avant-garde, brilliant new jazz albums
    The next wave of important jazz recordings shows musicians experimenting with new forms and revivifying old ones. Among the highlights: Rudresh Mahanthappa: "Bird Calls" (ACT). Back in the 1990s, alto saxophonist Mahanthappa was one of Chicago's young...
  • After major surgery, trumpeter Bobby Lewis returns to limelight

    After major surgery, trumpeter Bobby Lewis returns to limelight
    No one loved Chicago trumpeter Bobby Lewis' work more than the great singer Peggy Lee, who was not shy about expressing her admiration for him. Lewis, she said, has "a sound like no other. I like him best when he plays in pastels, but every note is...
  • Black History Month events in the Baltimore area

    Black History Month events in the Baltimore area
    In celebration of Black History Month, museums, playhouses and other cultural institutions throughout the Baltimore area have prepared exhibits, lectures, plays, musical performances and other events touching on the African-American experience in the Free...
  • Essential tracks: Lesser-known but just as worthy Grammy nominees

    Essential tracks: Lesser-known but just as worthy Grammy nominees
    As mentioned in this week's Grammys notebook, beneath the big-name performers who will earn prime-time eyes during Sunday's awards ceremony is a bounty of lesser-known musicians vying for attention. Below are a few albums that have earned their nods...
  • Albrecht: BHS choral teacher nominated for Grammy

    For those of us who know what a gramophone actually is – the original "talking machine" invented in the late 1800's — the Grammy Award logo represents a visual throwback to classic quality in the production of recorded music, and a nod to...
  • L.A. theater openings, March 8-15: 'Lifeboat' and more

    L.A. theater openings, March 8-15: 'Lifeboat' and more
    Two teens cling to a "Lifeboat" at the Wallis, there's a mystery involving mystery writer Particia Highsmith at the Geffen, and something's fishy at South Coast Rep. Charo The entertainer and flamenco guitarist performs in a Las Vegas-style revue....
  • Grammys 2015: Jazz sticks to the familiar as Chick Corea wins two

    Grammys 2015: Jazz sticks to the familiar as Chick Corea wins two
    Awards speeches are ideal forums for jokes, even during the Grammys' Internet-only pre-show broadcast. But there was a kernel of truth to what was said from the stage as Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band accepted honors in the big band category for the album...
  • Les Violons du Roy plays Mozart, Haydn at Lafayette

    Les Violons du Roy plays Mozart, Haydn at Lafayette
    The regal-sounding Les Violons du Roy chamber orchestra takes its name from the renowned string orchestra of the court of the French kings. Based in Quebec City, the orchestra was formed in 1984 by Bernard Labadie, who still serves as its conductor and...
  • Allentown's JazzFest doubles in length, number of acts

    Allentown's new JazzFest has expanded from a three-day event announced a month ago with five performers to a six-day event that has added a singer who has had two Top 20 jazz discs, a New Orleans sax player, a neo-soul project from the Baltimore-...