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Quincy Jones

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  • Concert review: Georgia On My Mind at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

    Concert review: Georgia On My Mind at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
    Legend is an over-used word, but the description would apply to Ray Charles. A visionary who combined R&B, country, jazz and blues in ways that defied expectation, Charles exerted an incalculable influence on all corners of American music after his...
  • 'Keep On' pays homage to jazz trumpeter and mentor Clark Terry

    For much of his long, prolific career, jazz trumpeter Clark Terry has been a passionate and generous teacher as well as a performer, mentoring Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, among others. Alan Hicks, one of the young musicians to have enjoyed Clark's...
  • Arturo Sandoval revels in the freedom of spontaneity

    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...
  • Hysteria vs. subtlety: Two new jazz films

    Hysteria vs. subtlety: Two new jazz films
    Why don't filmmakers get jazz? Why do most feature films miss the meaning of the music in attempting to depict it? Why is the original American art form apparently so elusive on screen? Two new films shed light on these mysteries, one peddling...
  • Trinity College Alum Will McCormack Building Hollywood Credits

    Trinity College Alum Will McCormack Building Hollywood Credits
    When Will McCormack was attending Trinity College in the mid-1990s as a performing arts minor, "I was in every play I could be in there." A role model for the Plainfield, N.J., native was his older sister, Mary McCormack, a Trinity grad, who was by then...
  • Thelonious Monk Competition, gala returns to L.A. in November

    Thelonious Monk Competition, gala returns to L.A. in November
    The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has unveiled that its annual gala and competition will be coming to Los Angeles this fall. A nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the message of jazz around the world, the institute's highest-profile...
  • Magic Johnson honored at Carousel of Hope Ball

    Magic Johnson honored at Carousel of Hope Ball
    The event: Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar bestowed the Brass Ring Award on Saturday on NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson at the Carousel of Hope Ball. Hosted by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, the biannual black-tie...
  • Some 'walk right out' of L.A. gallery with Israeli, Iranian artists

    Some 'walk right out' of L.A. gallery with Israeli, Iranian artists
    Architect-turned-gallerist Shulamit Nazarian stretches out on the rooftop deck of her contemporary Venice art gallery, formerly a sleek Modernist house by the ocean. The rooftop, five stories high with a fire pit at its center, is an oasis of peace on...
  • Fate has a starring role in 'Keep On Keepin' On'

    Fate has a starring role in 'Keep On Keepin' On'
    Clark Terry, the Grammy Award-winning trumpeter whose career spans 70 years, played in Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands, performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie and Dinah Washington, and mentored Miles Davis and Quincy...
  • Pacific jewel: touring Seattle's brilliant landscape

    Pacific jewel: touring Seattle's brilliant landscape
    A series of occasional articles exploring destinations that are easily reached via nonstop flights from Baltimore. Flying to the West Coast for vacation isn't often ideal for Baltimoreans. It can be difficult to find nonstop flights, and it's almost...
  • Five things we learned from the Bowl's black movie music salute

    Five things we learned from the Bowl's black movie music salute
    The most revered black films aren't just beloved for all-star casts or compelling plots -- the soundtracks were just as pivotal. From “Do the Right Thing” to “Boomerang” and “Waiting to Exhale,” the music that scored...