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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • ArtsQuest announces RiverJazz lineup, Dr. John to be joined by Spyro Gyra, David Lieberman

    ArtsQuest announces RiverJazz lineup, Dr. John to be joined by Spyro Gyra, David Lieberman
    After confirming a week ago that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Dr. John would headline its fifth annual RiverJazz festival, ArtsQuest on Friday revealed more of the lineup, including 12-time Grammy Award nominees Spryo Gyra and saxophonist David...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Appreciating the greatness of Nat King Cole

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Appreciating the greatness of Nat King Cole
    One of my journalism students wrote an opinion piece lamenting the poor quality of music today when compared to 30 years ago, an unusual yet perceptive observation from someone so young. She mentioned the increasing use of Auto-Tune, a computer program...
  • Romantic balladeers swing in Valentine's Day shows

    Romantic balladeers swing in Valentine's Day shows
    Through either a glorious fluke of programming or rather ingenious planning, or both, three unusually charismatic male jazz singers will be serenading the Chicago area this Valentine's Day weekend. That's a remarkable confluence of talent considering...
  • Kenny G wants in on traditional jazz radio, Hollywood

    Kenny G still has something to prove. The biggest-selling instrumental artist of the modern era is recognized worldwide — particularly in China — for his smooth saxophone skills and trademark mop of curly hair. Sure, he's long been a punch...
  • Dillard's big-band sound often goes unnoticed at home

    Dillard's big-band sound often goes unnoticed at home
    If you ever get the chance to see the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble perform, do it. This collection of high school students ranks as one of South Florida's more underappreciated cultural jewels, which is a shame since they are such...
  • Jazz singers bring new life to old standards

    Jazz singers bring new life to old standards
    Jamie Cullum doesn't want anybody to get the wrong idea about his new album, "Interlude." A British singer and piano player who emerged in the early 2000s as a precocious, messy-haired jazz star, Cullum spent the next decade inching ever closer to pop....
  • Jazz is practice plus innovation for UCI director

    Jazz is practice plus innovation for UCI director
    When Kei Akagi played piano in Miles Davis' band, the iconic trumpeter once gave him a simple and eloquent guideline: "I don't care what you do as long as you mean it." For Akagi, who now directs the jazz studies program at UC Irvine, that supple...
  • From tragedy springs author's search for identity and freedom

    The newly released novel, "The Orphan Sky," is the literary debut of Azerbaijani-American musician Ella Leya, a fictional work based on the author's world of childhood fantasies, her coming of age tale of love and sacrifice, and her tribute to the soul of...
  • 'Ballet 422' peeks behind curtain at birth of a Justin Peck ballet

    'Ballet 422' peeks behind curtain at birth of a Justin Peck ballet
    All eyes are on Justin Peck. Only 27, the gifted New York City Ballet soloist has already choreographed 15 ballets for that company as well as the Miami City Ballet and the L.A. Dance Project since 2009. Last year, he was named resident choreographer...
  • Here & Now for Feb. 11

    Here & Now for Feb. 11
    Entertainment throughout the county. Fox Lake Plunge fundraiser: The 2015 Polar Plunge will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd. Check-in time is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also, there will be a pre-registration event from...
  • All that jazz returns to Newport

    For the weekend of Presidents' Day and Valentine's Day, the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa will celebrate the love of jazz. The 15th annual Newport Beach Jazz Party will take place Feb. 12 to 15. The four nights will feature a Saturday and Sunday...