| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:22 AM
Frank Sinatra's discography very nearly traces the evolution of classic American song in the 20th century. Among the highlights:
"In the Wee Small Hours" 1955 (Capitol): Sinatra strikes a dark and melancholy mood in one of his most...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Jae Sinnett. The renowned Jae Sinnett Quartet will play the Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sinnett, an accomplished drummer and composer, has been the region's top jazz figure for many years. His...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 12:17 PM
Justin Kauflin is a 28-year-old jazz pianist from Virginia Beach. Quincy Jones is a 79-year-old legend – winner of 27 Grammy Awards, producer of singers ranging from Sinatra to Michael Jackson, with a net worth measured in the hundreds of millions....
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:53 AM
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will present Bob Dylan with the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year honor next month in Los Angeles.
The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson and Jack White will perform at the pre-...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Five years ago, Alan Hicks set out to make a documentary about Clark Terry, the jazz musician whose 70-year career influenced generations of musicians dating back to Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie.
It wasn't until about a year into the project that...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Happy New Year everyone! As I write this I don’t know how our float, “To the Rescue” fared in its New Year’s Day trip down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. Stay tuned next week.
I hope you had a good holiday season. I was up in...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:04 PM
J-A-Z-Z. It's America's legacy to the world, a symbol of cadence and freedom. A soup of syncopated rhythms and harmonies that seem to defy all limits.
And yet when the legendary trumpeter Arturo Sandoval was growing up in Havana, all music that...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:36 AM
The event: Kathy Griffin hosted “Make Equality Reality,” a fundraiser for Equality Now, which advocates for the rights of women and girls around the world. The comedian deemed the subject to be so serious that she asked feminist Gloria...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:27 AM
Marquis Hill, a rising Chicago trumpeter who teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has won one of the most prestigious jazz competitions in the world.
On Sunday evening in Los Angeles Hill took first place in the 2014 Thelonious Monk...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To get it out of the way right at the top: No, he didn't play saxophone. But that hardly stopped Bill Clinton from strutting across the stage of the Dolby Theatre like a true-blue jazz cat.
And how could you blame him?
By the time he appeared Sunday...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:23 AM
During the past decade, Orbert Davis and his Chicago Jazz Philharmonic have given listeners performances of a sort available nowhere else in American music.
From the multimedia sprawl of "The Chicago River" to the vividly pictorial scenes of "Havana...