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05/10/01    News

BET on Jazz to Release Jazz CD Collection

In case you can't get enough of BET on Jazz's 24-hour-a-day jazz programming, the cable station is offering an 11-CD collection to keep you in the BET on Jazz spirit when you are away from your TV. Collectively titled BET on Jazz: For Many Moods , the new...

05/09/01    News

Dave Douglas Presents Music-and-Dance at Lincoln Center

Trumpeter Dave Douglas (pictured left) will showcase his music-and-dance collaboration with choreographer Trisha Brown on July 18-21 at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York City. Titled El Trilogy , the complete three-part work had its world premiere...

05/08/01    News

Davis Celebration to Last Nine Months in Missouri

Many groups and institutions are taking a day or a week to celebrate the would-be 75th birthday of Miles Davis; the Missouri Historical Society is spending nine months. Davis was born in Illinois, but he grew up in Missouri and the Show Me State is happy...

05/07/01    News

Issac Cole Dies 73

Pianist and composer Isaac Cole, brother of Nat “King” Cole, died on April 22 from cancer in Arizona. He was 73. Known as “Ike,” Cole often said that he may have benefited from being the brother of a famous singer (who died in 1965 of lung cancer at age...

05/07/01    News

Eddie Henderson Records for Sirocco

Trumpeter Eddie Henderson has found a new home with Sirocco Jazz Limited of Manchester, England. The label debut of the Eddie Henderson Quintet is due out in September. The California-born trumpeter worked with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Pharoah Sanders...

05/06/01    News

Billy Mitchell Dies at 74

Bebop tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell, who played in the bands of Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie, died on April 18 from lung cancer at his home in Rockville Center, N.Y. He was 74. Originally from Missouri, Mitchell moved to Michigan in the...

05/05/01    News

Milt Hinton to be Remembered in June

A formal memorial service for Milt Hilton, the legendary bassist heard on thousands of recordings, will take place June 24 at the Riverside Church in New York City. The church is located at 120th Street and Riverside Drive. Hinton died in December at the...

05/04/01    News

More Jazz on PBS

Get ready to check your local listings as Evening at Pops returns to PBS for its 32nd season beginning July 5. Jazz fans should take note as the program includes dates with Chick Corea (pictured left) and Harry Connick, Jr. The season premiere features Connick...

05/03/01    News

San Francisco Bay Area Artists Receive Residencies

The “Meet the Composer” series recently awarded two new residencies in the Bay Area. Rebeca Mauleon, a longtime leading force in Latin jazz and Afro-Caribbean music, has been awarded a three-year residency with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA...

05/02/01    News

Youth Conference To Be Held in Las Vegas

If you're willing to let your son or daughter go to Las Vegas for a weekend, there's a chance they might learn something — and we're not talking about how to throw craps or beat the one-armed bandit. Actually, the American Federation of Musicians is hosting...

05/01/01    News

George Wein Gains Control of New York

George Wein (pictured left) has teamed up with tele-communications giant Verizon to produce the Verizon Music Festival in three cities this summer. The new festival will feature jazz along with other types of music and will be held Aug. 8-11 in New York...

04/29/01    News

A Month of Stars in May at the Village Vanguard

A handful of jazz stars will appear at the Village Vanguard in May, playing music from their latest albums. Vocalist Jane Monheit (pictured left) will be at the club May 1-6, backed by a quartet featuring Christian McBride and Carl Allen. Monheit will perform...

04/28/01    News

Pianist Smith Dobson Dies In Car Accident

The jazz world unexpectedly lost pianist Smith Dobson on April 20, when he was killed in a single-car accident driving home from a gig. Dobson had teaching posts at San Jose State University and the University of California, Santa Cruz and was well recognized...

04/27/01    News

Frank Sinatra Wins in BBC Poll

USA Today reports that Frank Sinatra (pictured left) is the greatest singer of the 20th century, according to a BBC poll of listeners, singers, and music experts. Elvis Presley placed second and Nat "King" Cole was third. Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, John...

04/27/01    News

Sandy Bull Dies at 60

Influential guitarist and stringed-instrument player Sandy Bull died on April 11 at age 60. He had lung cancer. By blending classical, folk, jazz, Indian, and Middle Eastern influences, Bull became a pioneer of the genre now known as world music. From 1962...

04/26/01    News

Redondo Beach to Host Be-Bop Celebration

What looks to be one of the most outstanding jazz gatherings to ever take place in southern California, "Groovin' High: An All-Star Celebration of the Be-Bop Era" hosts an impressive lineup of activities and concerts at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Redondo...

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