Lee Mergner

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12/05/11    News

Sonny Rollins Honored by Kennedy Center and President Obama

Saxophonist receives Kennedy Center Honors, along with Meryl Streep, Barbara Cook, Yo-Yo Ma and Neil Diamond


11/20/11    In Person

Hiromi: Solo Inspiration

Video interview with pianist from the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival


11/13/11    Cuba

Schedule for Havana International Jazz Festival Announced

Roberto Fonseca, Harold López-Nussa, Bobby Carcasés and other Cuban jazz musicians to perform at venues throughout the city during December 15-18

11/13/11    In Person

Miguel Zenón: Digging His Roots

Video interview with saxophonist, composer and bandleader from the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival


10/02/11    Cuba

La Zorra y El Cuervo: An Oasis for Jazz in Cuba

Manager of nightclub in Havana talks about the local jazz scene


09/25/11    Cuba

Erica von Kleist: Bringing Jazz Horns and Theory to Cuba

Jazz musician shares her passion for jazz and theory with young music students in Cuba


07/23/11    Author Author

David Kastin: Putting a Life into the Context of History

Author of book about jazz patron Pannonica de Koenigswarter, better known as Nica, explains the person behind the legend and why she made for a compelling subject for a biographer

06/19/11    News

JazzWeek Announces Awards for Jazz Radio

Kurt Elling, Dr. Jazz, ECM and HighNote/Savant among the winners in 13 categories announced during the radio organization’s annual Summit in Rochester


06/12/11    News

Jazz Journalists Association Presents Annual Awards in NYC

Organization gives out over 40 awards to artists, journalists and activists


06/10/11    News

Les Paul’s Birthday Saluted by Google

The site and search engine posts an interactive guitar “doodle” in recognition of the guitarist’s 96th birthday on June 9


06/09/11    Author Author

Ricky Riccardi: Armstrong Reconsidered

Author of new book on Louis Armstrong’s later years talks about his obsession with the trumpeter’s legacy


06/09/11    Tangents

Eliane Elias: Her Song of Singing

The Brazilian jazz pianist/singer talks about her new album Light My Fire and explains the difference between being a piano player and a singer

06/07/11    News

Roy Haynes and Sheila E to Appear on David Letterman

Two drum and percussion greats among artists featured during "drum solo" week on the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS


05/28/11    News

Influential Jazz Singer and Poet Gil Scott-Heron Dies

Composer of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" and other classic recordings was 62


05/24/11    News

Bill Frisell to Premiere New Work at Ellnora Guitar Festival in Illinois

Guitarist collaborates with filmmaker Bill Morrison for The Great Flood, a multimedia piece about 1927 flood of Mississippi River


05/21/11    News

Cornell Dupree, Jazz-Soul Guitarist, Dies

Guitarist with Stuff and sideman with Aretha Franklin and King Curtis was 68

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