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07/27/01    News

Bridgewater to Take Over Jazzset

Effective Oct. 1, award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater (pictured left) will replace Branford Marsalis as host of National Public Radio’s (NPR) JazzSet, a weekly series that airs on nearly 130 public radio stations nationwide and spotlights top jazz...

07/26/01    News

Bill Clinton Jams With Leo Gandelman

Jazz saxophonist Leo Gandelman may not be widely recognized in American jazz circles, but his combined jazz, funk, R&B and pop sensibilities, seven solo albums and appearances on over 600 albums have made him one of Brazil’s top jazz musicians. On July 17...

07/25/01    News

Ken Burns Moves From Jazz to Mark Twain

While the jazz world is still passing gas from this past winter's 19-hour gumbo fest on PBS, Ken Burns (pictured left) is moving on with his life. TV's most prominent documentarian has just completed work on his latest film for PBS, Mark Twain , set to air...

07/24/01    News

Billy Taylor Creating a Buzz

The doctor is in. Dr. Billy Taylor is turning 80 years old and celebrations are in effect in Washington, D.C. and New York, where Taylor plays regularly as the house jazz pianist at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. On Oct. 10, the Library of Congress...

07/23/01    News

Arturo Sandoval to Score Cuba

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (pictured left) is once again bringing his dazzling, high-register trumpet yelps to the big screen. Sandoval is expected to supervise and/or provide all the music for the upcoming Hillcrest Entertainment film...

07/21/01    News

A Midsummer Night’s Jazz

You read A Midsummer Night’s Dream in high school. You watched A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy in movie theaters. Stay tuned for “A Midsummer Night’s Jazz,” an evening of jazz performances at Los Angeles’ Ford Amphitheatre Aug. 10. The evening includes a...

07/18/01    News

Louis Armstrong International Airport

Ambassadors flying into New Orleans from around the world will pick up their bags at the Louis Armstrong International Airport, newly renamed in honor of the jazz ambassador's 100th birthday. Armstrong, a New Orleans native, helped turn New Orleans into...

07/17/01    News

Gavin to Drop Jazz Charts

A shakeup is taking place at Gavin, a top news media service that covers radio and music industry news through a monthly print magazine, internet Web site (www.gavin.com) and daily fax services. Nearly all of Gavin’s upper management team is stepping down...

07/16/01    News

A Pizza With Nothing On It

The constantly touring jam band The String Cheese Incident will perform at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., on Thurs. July 19 to promote their latest album, Outside Inside (Sci Fidelity). The group is creating a widespread panic in the jam-band world with its self...

07/15/01    News

Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival

The Open Arts Foundation of Santa Fe is presenting its second annual Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival, scheduled October 4-21, 2001. The 18-day, 24-concert, 10-workshop event boasts a lineup including Geri Allen (pictured left), Bill Frisell...

07/13/01    News

JCA Announces Composition Competition

The Jazz Composers Alliance (JCA) announces its 9th annual Jazz Composition contest, awarding cash and prizes to the best original compositions in two categories: small and large ensembles. Each category carries a $1,500 prize to be divided among the top...

07/12/01    News

Iridium Club Moves to New Location

Open since 1994, the Iridium is not the oldest jazz club in New York City, but it is one of the most prestigious. It boasts a 250 bottle wine list, gourmet cuisine and performances by the top jazz artists in the world. But the club is moving from its current...

07/06/01    News

Woody’s Sweet & Lowdown Sound

Woody Allen is generally known for his wry-witted, social-commentary films like Annie Hall and A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy. But to New York jazz aficionados, he’s that guy behind the mean clarinet sound in Eddy Davis’ band over at the Carlyle Hotel on...

07/04/01    News

Guitarist Chet Atkins Dies at 77

Tennessee-born guitar virtuoso and “Nashville Sound” architect Chet Atkins died at his home on Sat. June 30 after a long battle with cancer. He was 77. Atkins took up the guitar at age 9, gigged at some local parties and roadhouses, and a few years later...

07/03/01    News

Joe Henderson Dies at 64

On Sat. June 30, legendary tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson died due to heart failure after a long bout with emphysema. He was 64. Henderson was born in Lima, Ohio, April 24, 1937. He studied music at Wayne State University in Detroit (1956 to 1960), spent...

06/26/01    News

Dr. Russ Freeman Heals on Tour

You’ve heard that music is therapeutic, but how about medicinal? For the past five years, contemporary jazz musician Russ Freeman (pictured left) has traveled hospitals, hospices, and retirement homes across the country, using music to help improve the quality...

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