Barry Schwartz

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11/19/03    News

New Book Schools on NYC Jazz Scene

Let’s face it: It’s not 1946 and 52nd Street ain’t exactly what it used to be. Nowadays, if you’re in New York City and you want to find good live jazz on a whim, it’s going to take a little work. Sure, there’s the Blue Note, the Vanguard and Birdland, but...

11/18/03    News

Berklee's Jazz & Hip-Hop Orchestra Performs

Excuse the short notice and Beantown bent of this piece, but tonight the Berklee College of Music’s Jazz Hip-Hop Orchestra (JHO) will take the stage of the school’s Performance Center in Boston to present “Profilin’: Jazz Hip-hop, The Style.” Directed by...

11/17/03    News

Bret Primack’s Music Biz Guide

It’s hard enough for any musicians, let alone for a jazz musician, to make a living in the music business, but veteran jazz journalist Bret Primack (pictured) is full of ideas for the fledgling player looking to get his name out there. Lots of ideas. With...

11/15/03    News

Danilo Perez Given Keys to Panama

On October 17, the hometown boy made good when Panama City Mayor Carlos Navarro presented pianist and composer Danilo Pérez with the “keys to Panama” in recognition of the cultural contributions he has made to his native country. The honor has been in the...

11/14/03    News

Beasties Beat James Newton, Again

In the ongoing tug-of-war between avant-garde jazz flutist James Newton and sample-happy hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, it seems the Boys may have had the last laugh; a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the court’s original decision last...

11/13/03    News

Buddy Arnold Dies

Buddy Arnold, a saxophonist who played as a sideman in Stan Kenton and Tommy Dorsey’s bands and who co-founded the Musician’s Assistance Program, died November 9 of complications from open-heart surgery. He was 77. Born Arnold Buddy Grishaver, in the Bronx...

11/13/03    News

Peter Niklas Wilson Dies

Peter Niklas Wilson, a noted journalist, musicologist and avant-garde jazz bassist, died October 26 of an undisclosed illness. He was 46. Born on May, 30 1957 in Hamburg, Germany Wilson studied musicology at universities in Goettingen and Hamburg. Wilson’s...

11/12/03    News

Dr. Billy Taylor: Honored & NEA Performance

On December 8 jazz legend Dr. Billy Taylor will be honored by the Harlem Preservation Foundation at its 2nd Annual Harlem Reunion Concert, recognizing his significant support and promotion of the legendary uptown New York City community and for serving as...

11/11/03    News

Irvin Mayfield’s in Overdrive

Irvin Mayfield, the new hardest working man in show business? Let’s face it, the trumpeter’s been close to unstoppable in 2003, writing, performing, recording and releasing albums left and right, both as a solo artist (January’s Half Past Autumn Suite...

11/10/03    News

Coltrane Exhibit in Philly

Philadelphia’s Slought Foundation, in conjunction with the African American Museum of Philadelphia, will present “Coltrane,” an exhibition and live concert series showcasing the work and influence of John Coltrane. The series will run from November 15 to...

11/07/03    News

Horace Silver Rocks Rachmaninoff

Horace Silver had a dream once. A strange dream. The hard-bop pianist imagined jazz visionary Duke Ellington and classical pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff met up in heaven. Duke then took the classical pianist to meet all jazz and blues greats like Louis Armstrong...

11/06/03    News

Rare Roy Ayers Sees Light of Day

A batch of unreleased recordings from the latter years of vibraphonist-composer Roy Ayers’ golden tenure with Polydor is set to hit shelves January 27, 2004, on the London-based Barely Breaking Even label. Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981...

11/05/03    News

Children On the Corner Tour

Children On the Corner, a California-based band that celebrates Miles Davis’ electric years is hitting the road this month for a series of concerts to promote its debut recording Rebirth , a live disc cut at Yoshi’s in Oakland. Call it an unfair advantage...

11/04/03    News

PBS to Air Jimmy Scott Flick

As we reported here a while back , a director named Matthew Buzzell has made a documentary about Jimmy Scott, one of jazz’s often overlooked master vocalists. Entitled Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew , Buzzell’s acclaimed work has made the film festival and...

10/30/03    News

Peter Cincotti Is a Busy Body

There’s a lot to talk about in the world of 20-year-old pop/jazz recording artist (and Concord Records’ prized possession) Peter Cincotti. The jazz pianist-vocalist, who this past April nabbed the No. 1 spot on Billboard ’s jazz chart with his self-titled...

10/29/03    News

Jazz Ambassadors Return to U.S.

Each year the Kennedy Center, in conjunction with the Department of State, selects seven ensembles to represent American music, especially vocal jazz, with performances all over the world. Known as the Jazz Ambassadors, the players are required to travel...

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About Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 24, 2008