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08/18/01    News

Lake Tahoe to Host Smooth Jazz Stars

The stage is set for three days of crisp mountain air, reclining lawn chairs and sizzling smooth jazz, as the second annual Tahoe Jazz festival comes to Lake Tahoe, Utah, Sept. 28-30, to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. The lineup of...

08/17/01    News

Blue Note Records Update

Blue Note Records plans to release 11 new albums and five reissues in the fall. Reissues include Count Basie’s Breakfast Dance and Barbecue , Johnny Smith’s The Sound of Johnny Smith , Sarah Vaughan’s Sweet & Sassy , Joe Williams and Harry Edison’s Together...

08/15/01    News

Sex Mob Does Bond

Sex Mob’s Sex Mob Does Bond , a compilation of classic James Bond movie tunes, will be released by Ropeadope Sept. 18. The album is sequenced like a Bond flick, with music for opening credits, acts 1 and 2, intermission and closing credits. Sex Mob leader...

08/14/01    News

Bird Festival Flies in New York

Bird lovers take note: The Ninth Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival comes to the parks of New York City for two days of free, high-flying outdoor concerts Aug. 25 and 26. On the bill Sat. Aug. 25 at Marcus Garvey Park are the Bobby Sanabria Big Band with...

08/13/01    News

Sandip Burman Announces American Tour

Tabla player Sandip Burman (pictured left) is bringing his traditional Indian music roots to American jazz soil in Aug. and Sept. for a 30-day tour, entitled “East Meets Jazz.” Burman, who has toured and taught extensively at festivals, performance halls...


08/13/01    Concerts

Walther's Grassroots Music and Arts Festival

Driving through torrential downpour to a 10-hour outdoor music festival you're already late for is not an auspicious start to the day. But arriving to find a lineup of expert musicians jamming away and joyful audience members doing head-first mudslides makes...

08/11/01    News

Such Sweet Thunder

Herb Snitzer’s classic jazz photography has lined the sleeves of jazz albums and walls of jazz clubs for several years. His newest book, Such Sweet Thunder , available online at www.truefire.com for $25, boasts 243 pages and 129 photographs of jazz giants...

08/10/01    News

Shirley Horn Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

On July 28, the Atlanta International Jazz Society (AIJS) presented its annual Lifetime Achievement award to vocalist/pianist Shirley Horn (pictured left) for her continued service to the jazz community. The ceremony took place at Yoshi’s Jazzhouse in Oakland...

08/08/01    News

Ellis Marsalis Retires From UNO

Ellis Marsalis is stepping down from his role as chair of the jazz studies department at the University of New Orleans (UNO). The 66 year-old pianist will be replaced by trumpeter Terence Blanchard, a former Marsalis student and New Orleans native. “Ellis...

08/07/01    News

Verve Is Vocal

Vocal jazz lives over at Verve. The label recently announced the addition of Atlanta-based vocalist Lizz Wright to the label’s roster, as well as the release of Diana Krall’s newest album, The Look of Love , due out Sept. 18, the follow-up to her hugely...

08/05/01    News

BBC Jazz Award Winners Announced

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) presented the first annual BBC Jazz Awards at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on July 31. The ceremony featured performances by all the winners, including a tribute performance to Louis Armstrong for his 100th birthday...

08/04/01    News

Hancock, Brecker and Hargrove Present Directions in Music

In celebration of the 75th birthday anniversaries of John Coltrane and Miles Davis, Michael Brecker (pictured left), Herbie Hancock and Roy Hargrove will take to the road to perform the music of Coltrane and Davis, as well as original compositions inspired...

08/02/01    News

RCA Victor Revives Bluebird

RCA Victor announces the reactivation of the legendary Bluebird label. The label stood out on Woolworth’s shelves in the 1930s and ’40s with records from musicians like Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Earl Hines, but has remained largely inactive despite...

08/01/01    News

Verizon Festival Features Fringe Artists

The 2001 Verizon Music Festival celebrates its inaugural year in New York City Aug. 7-9, before sweeping across the country to Los Angeles and then Tampa, Fla., for shows in the fall. The New York leg of the tour will feature experimental jazz, electronic...

07/31/01    News

Harold Land Dies at 73

Harold Land, a West Coast tenor saxophonist who shared stages with many jazz greats from the bop era, died from a stroke on Fri. July 27 in Los Angeles. He was 73. Land grew up in San Diego and started playing tenor when he was 16. He found an entryway into...

07/30/01    News

Steve Lacy Appointed to New England Conservatory

The New England Conservatory (NEC) in Boston, Mass. announces two new appointments to its staff: Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy (pictured left) and jazz composer Ken Schaphorst will join the ranks of musicians John Abercrombie, Oscar Stagnaro, Danilo Perez...

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