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  • Sonny Rollins postpones Symphony Center concert

    Sonny Rollins postpones Symphony Center concert
    Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins has postponed his March 29 concert at Symphony Center.
  • Remembering the 'Little Giant,' jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin

    Remembering the 'Little Giant,' jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin
    Ask anyone who loves jazz to the name the top tenor saxophonist of all time, and he or she probably will answer in a flash. To many, it's Sonny Rollins, at 82 still a giant. Or Gene Ammons, the long-gone, soulful player from the South Side of Chicago....

    Book review: 'Celebrations of Curious Characters' by Ricky Jay

    Book review: 'Celebrations of Curious Characters' by Ricky Jay
    To say that Ricky Jay does card tricks is, as Mark Singer once noted in the New Yorker, somewhat akin to suggesting that "Sonny Rollins plays tenor saxophone." Jay is one of the greatest sleight-of-hand artists ever to fool and wow an audience. A few...

    Ray Bryant dies at 79; jazz pianist and composer

    Ray Bryant dies at 79; jazz pianist and composer
    Ray Bryant, a pianist and composer whose long career took off after he accompanied a variety of jazz greats during the 1950s at the Blue Note club in Philadelphia, has died. He was 79. Bryant died June 2 at New York Hospital Queens, a hospital...

    Arts center has a 'silver' lineup

    Arts center has a 'silver' lineup
    The Costa Mesa institution now known as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts held its first performance in September 1986. Nearly 25 years later, the largest performing arts venue in Orange County is planning a robust lineup for its silver anniversary...