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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Thousands boogie at first of five-part Concert in the Park series

    For longtime Costa Mesa resident Dan Duenes, nothing signals the beginning of summer quite like the Concerts in the Park series at Fairview Park. The Westside resident has been attending the free annual concerts with his wife and two children for...
  • Charles Dexter: Doctor had the hands of a pianist, and a passion for jazz

    Charles Dexter: Doctor had the hands of a pianist, and a passion for jazz
    The front foyer of Charles Dexter's lakefront house was inlaid with white and black marble in the shape of piano keys. In the great room looking out on Lake Killarney, off to the right, was a Kawai concert grand piano with room enough for a jazz quartet....
  • Summer camp for jazz lovers

    Summer camp for jazz lovers
    To casual audiences, jazz can seem arcane, complex, even intimidating As the musicians play, the uninitiated listener may wonder: Where's the melody? Why are the solos so long? How do the players know when to start and stop? What are they trying to...
  • Arturo O'Farrill, hijo de leyenda con identidad propia

    Arturo O'Farrill, hijo de leyenda con identidad propia
    Llevar el apellido O'Farrill y no beneficiarse del sobrenombre "Chico" implica una gran responsabilidad. También representa un conflicto de individualismo y una carga emocional.     Pero si alguien ha podido manejar semejante compromiso con...
  • Life couldn't get MuchBetta for 'MoBetta'

    Life couldn't get MuchBetta for 'MoBetta'
     One of the great joys of this year's Hampton Jazz Festival - played out over the weekend at the Coliseum - was provided by local guitar prodigy William "MoBetta" Ledbetter.  And it wasn't limited to his performance on stage Friday night, opening the...
  • 47th Hampton Jazz Festival off to a busy start

    47th Hampton Jazz Festival off to a busy start
    People were still pouring into the Hampton Coliseum Friday night as Jackie Scott and The Housewreckers opened the 47th annual Hampton Jazz Festival. The courtyard of the coliseum was crowded well before the doors opened to the sold-out show. The air...
  • Joe Wilder dies at 92; jazz trumpeter helped break racial barriers

    When Joe Wilder was traveling with a band in 1949 and playing trumpet at a club in Chicago, his solos were disrupted by college kids shouting racial slurs. In his low-key style, the dapper Wilder put them in their place: "I know you probably don't...
  • Dozens of free concerts lined up in Naperville

     Dozens of free concerts lined up in Naperville
    A variety of free concerts offer Naperville residents plenty of summertime fun. "Keeping the events free of charge allows participants to attend on the spur of the moment, to bring the whole family and to invite others to join them," said Sue Omanson,...
  • 2014 Summer Jazz Festivals In Connecticut

    2014 Summer Jazz Festivals In Connecticut
    For Connecticut jazz lovers 2014 brings us the summer of our content thanks to annual festivals presenting an array of premier performers ranging from the sensational, young vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant to the brilliant, groundbreaking violinist Regina...
  • Andre Previn's 'Streetcar' opera will play L.A., but without him

     Andre Previn's 'Streetcar' opera will play L.A., but without him
    When you enter the small sitting room in André Previn's Upper East Side apartment, the cluttered space resembles a virtual survey exhibition of the 85-year-old composer's far-flung career and personal life. In plain sight on a table in the back were his...
  • Daniel Rosenboom's 'Fire Keeper' full of imagination

    Veering between knotty jazz, prog rock and metal, Daniel Rosenboom is a trumpeter determined to go his own way. For years Rosenboom has been an L.A. fixture, performing alongside adventurous reedist Vinny Golia as well as his own genre-skipping...