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  • Chicago musician wins major competition

    Chicago musician wins major competition
    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 AngelesĀ  Hill took first place in the 2014 Thelonious Monk...
  • Bill Clinton is lauded at all-star jazz gala. But he left his sax at home.

    Bill Clinton is lauded at all-star jazz gala. But he left his sax at home.
    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...
  • Orbert Davis' Jazz Philharmonic celebrates a decade

    Orbert Davis' Jazz Philharmonic celebrates a decade
    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...
  • 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...
  • Quincy Jones tunes up for TCM Classic Film Festival

    Quincy Jones tunes up for TCM Classic Film Festival
    Quincy Jones knew even at a young age that he wanted to compose film scores. "I used to go to movies for 11 cents," Jones said at his mansion nestled in the Bel-Air hills. "I used to play hooky in Seattle every day. I could tell if a movie was scored at...
  • '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...
  • 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...