Larry Reni Thomas

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02/27/14    Community Articles

GRAMMY WINNER PIANIST CHIP CRAWFORD COMES HOME! by LARRY RENI THOMAS

Pianist Albert “Chip” Crawford, a Raleigh, North Carolina native, who has recently been touring the world as a vital, vibrant part of the band that backs up the very popular vocalist, Gregory Porter, is coming home for a performance at Duke University, Durham...

01/25/14    Community Articles

ESSAY: THE HISTORY OF JAZZ BY LARRY RENI THOMAS

HISTORY OF JAZZ BY LARRY RENI THOMAS 1620—1865—SLAVE AMERICAN---GOSPEL MUSIC 1865—1900—FREED AMERICAN---BLUES MUSIC 1900—1945—NEGRO AMERICAN---JAZZ 1945—PRESENT--BLACK AMERICAN--MODERN JAZZ The history of jazz is an easy one because it traces the phases...

01/18/14    Community Articles

BOOK SIGNING: THE LADY WHO SHOT LEE MORGAN by LARRY RENI THOMAS 2/21/14

Pomegranate Books, 4418 Park Avenue, Wilmington, North Carolina, presents a book signing, February 21, 2014, at 7 pm, featuring Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based writer/radio announcer, Larry Reni Thomas, who will sign copies and talk about his latest book...

01/16/14    Community Articles

The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan (book) by Larry Reni Thomas

MEDIA RELEASE: KHA BOOKS (www.black-e-books.com) is proud to announce the publication of the exclusive story of Helen Morgan: THE LADY WHO SHOT LEE MORGAN by LARRY RENI THOMAS. Contact: H. Khalif Khalifah, [email protected] P.O. Box 9, Drewryville...

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12/07/13    Community Articles

LARRY RENI THOMAS TOP TEN JAZZ 2013

PEOPLE MUSIC—Christian McBride and Inside Straight—Mack Avenue Records MILES DAVIS MONO—Miles Davis—Columbia BRAND NEW DAY—Brian Horton—Doc8Music TOOTIE’S TEMPO—Al “Tootie” Heath—Sunnyside FROM BEHIND ENEMY LINES--Larry Price/Dr. Leonard King--Price Port...

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10/08/13    Community Articles

"CAROLINA JAZZ CONNECTION WITH LARRY THOMAS" LECTURE IN GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA ON OCTOBER 17, 2013!

The Carolina Jazz Connection with Larry Thomas, a lecture about the fact that there are over 75 native North Carolina jazz musicians, will take place October 17, 2013, at 7:00 pm, at The Wayne County Arts Council, 102 North John Street, Goldsboro, North...

10/07/13    Community Articles

GRAMMY-NOMINATED JAZZ GREAT JOE CHAMBERS TO APPEAR IN THE NCCU JAZZ FESTIVAL ON NOVEMBER 17, 2013! by LARRY RENI THOMAS

"Retire? You don't retire from jazz . Some cats have died on the bandstand," said drummer and educator Joe Chambers, during a phone interview from his home in Wilmington, North Carolina. "By the same token. I don't have the desire to play the drums behind...

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10/02/13    Community Articles

THE JOE CHAMBERS RADIO SPECIAL ON WCOM-FM ON NOVEMBER 17, 2013!

Listen to "Sunday Night Jazz" November 17, 2013, 9pm-12mid, on WCOM-FM (www.wcomfm.org), 103.5 FM, for THE JOE CHAMBERS RADIO SPECIAL, a three hour long program, featuring Chambers's music and an interview with the twice Grammy-nominated legendary musician...

07/20/13    Community Articles

Preview: The Triangle North Carolina 2013-2014-Jazz Season by Larry Reni Thomas

The busy, expanding, thoroughly-satisfying jazz scene in what is called the “Triangle” area of the Piedmont section of North Carolina just keeps getting better and better. Who needs the New York or the D.C. jazz scene when everybody seems to be coming this...

07/15/13    Community Articles

Third Annual John Coltrane Jazz Festival In His Hometown Of High Point, North Carolina by Larry Reni Thomas

The Friends of John Coltrane, Inc., a High Point, North Carolina-based arts organization, presents, The Third Annual John Coltrane International Jazz And Blues Festival, August 31, 2013, from 1 pm to 10 pm, at Oak Hollow Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive, in...

07/11/13    Community Articles

LEE MORGAN RADIO SPECIAL AT WCOM-FM

Listen to “Sunday Night Jazz,” with host Larry Reni Thomas, on WCOM-FM (www.wcomfm.org), Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina, July 14, 2013, from 9pm-12midnight, for A LEE MORGAN BIRTHDAY SPECIAL. The program will feature three hours of Morgan’s music and...

06/03/13    Community Articles

Gregory Porter Serves Spoleto Splendidly

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA--"How does it feel to be the hottest cat out here, Gregory Porter? I mean you are working all over the place. You are here in Charleston for two nights (May 24 and 25) at Spoleto Festival. You are going to be at The Playboy Jazz...

04/23/13    Community Articles

The 4th Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival

The Fourth Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival by Larry Reni Thomas The 4th Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, July 6, from 5 pm until 8 pm. Scheduled performers will include vocalist Kim Pacheo with Richard Harris...

01/16/13    Community Articles

PREMIERE; AUDIO DOCUMENTARY; NINA SIMONE; A GREAT NORTH CAROLINA JAZZ INTELLECTUAL

Listen to WCOM-FM (www.wcomfm.org), Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina, October 7, 2012, from 9pm to 12 midnight, for The Thelonious Monk Birthday Special with host Larry Reni Thomas. The program will feature three hours of Nina Simone’s music and the...

01/16/13    Community Articles

THE LADY WHO SHOT LEE MORGAN RADIO SPECIAL

Listen to WCOM-FM (www.wcomfm.org), 103.5 FM, Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina, for Sunday Night Jazz with Larry Reni Thomas, on February 17, 2013, for the airing of a radio documentary called The Helen Morgan Radio Project. The 27-minute profile and...

01/10/13    Community Articles

SAVION GLOVER: DANCE, JAZZ AND DUKE! BY LARRY RENI THOMAS

Savion Glover, the earthy, energetic, fast-moving, tap dancer, will bring his dance performance program, SoLe Sanctuary: Hoofer’s Meditation On The Art Of Tap!, a tribute to his “teachers and mentors,” to Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina...

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Larry Reni Thomas joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 18, 2009