Roxana Hadadi

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10/31/07    News

Jimmy McGriff Tribute Concert in Philadelphia to Include Joey DeFrancesco

Jimmy McGriff, one of jazz’s greatest organists, will be honored with a special tribute concert Thursday, Nov. 8 in his hometown of Philadelphia. The tribute concert will feature a variety of musicians, such as fellow jazz organists Joey DeFrancesco, Trudy...

10/30/07    News

Jazz Spectrum Series at Symphony Space, NYC, to be held in November

This year, the Jazz Spectrum series at Symphony Space in New York City will feature headliner Jon Faddis and a variety of other artists he admires, such as pianist Bobby Avey and pianist, flutist and composer Jovino Santos Neto. Faddis, director of Jazz...

10/24/07    News

Jazz Violinist Regina Carter Named Artist-in-Residence at Michigan's Oakland University

Regina Carter, known internationally for her skill on jazz violin, is the new artist-in-residence at Rochester, Michigan's Oakland University. Carter—who, after studying at the Center for Creative Studies and the New England Conservatory, transferred to...

10/23/07    News

Sathima Bea Benjamin’s A Morning in Paris Available for Download

South African jazz singer Sathima Bea Benjamin turned 71 last Wednesday, and to celebrate, fans can now download her out-of-print, Duke Ellington-produced 1963 album, A Morning in Paris , online through iTunes and other vendors. Benjamin, who celebrated...

10/22/07    News

Jaco Pastorius to be Discussed at First Annual Jazz Improv LIVE! Convention and Festival

Bass virtuoso Jaco Pastorius, who first made his mark on the jazz world with the fusion group Weather Report, will be the topic of a panel discussion at this year’s First Annual Jazz Improve LIVE! Convention and Festival. Held this Friday, Oct. 25, through...

10/18/07    News

Herbie Hancock to Tour West Coast This November

Last month, jazz master Herbie Hancock reinvented the works of Joni Mitchell with River: The Joni Letters , released Sept. 9. In November, Hancock will take his show on the road to support the album, a tribute to Mitchell. The West Coast tour, which will...

10/18/07    News

Gibson/Baldwin Jazz Festival Debuts at Bowery Whole Foods Market

Finally, after decades of Muzak torture, some great music will be played in a supermarket. The Gibson/Baldwin Jazz Festival, which will take place Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 at the Whole Foods Market of Bowery in New York City, debuts this year. “I believe that food...

10/17/07    News

Pianist Matthew Fogg Named First Endorsee to New Artists in Education Program

You may know Yamaha more for the company’s wide range of products than its support of music education, but the company is trying to change that with its new Artists in Education program. The program, which is meant to support those devoted to both creating...

10/16/07    News

New Album From Vocalist Andy Bey to Drop Oct. 30

Since Andy Bey returned to recording in 1996—after more than a two-decade absence—the vocalist has made a name for himself by constantly reinventing the Great American Songbook. Bey continues in this vein with his latest album, Ain’t Necessarily So , scheduled...

10/15/07    News

Lincoln Center Presents the First Jazz Talk, Charlie Parker: The Myth vs. the Reality

Is your jazz knowledge a little lacking? If so, Lincoln Center is here to help with its Jazz Talk series, part of the center’s 2007-08 season. The series, which consists of four sessions about various jazz topics, begins Nov. 8 with “Charlie Parker: The...

10/13/07    News

Vocalist Charmaine Clamor Named One of America’s Most Influential Filipino Women

Vocalist Charmaine Clamor, the creator of “jazzipino,” was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the United States by the Filipino Women’s Network last week. Clamor—who falls under the category of “Innovators and Thought Leaders” in the list—is...

10/10/07    News

Django Reinhardt Festival Set for November, Will Feature Django’s Grandson, David Reinhardt

For all those with a jones for Gypsy jazz, the eighth-annual Django Reinhardt festival will hit Midtown Manhattan’s Birdland club from Nov. 6-11. The festival in honor of the talented Gypsy will see appearances by Django’s grandson, David Reinhardt (pictured...

10/09/07    News

Anat Cohen Returns to NYC’s Jazz Standard for a Six-Night Run

Let it be known: 2007 was Anat Cohen’s breakthrough year. After glowing reviews, awards, exciting new bands and high-profile performances, she returns to NYC’s Jazz Standard for a six-night run beginning Oct. 30. Cohen, who plays with more than a dozen groups...

10/08/07    News

Maria Schneider and Orchestra to Perform 'Sky Blue' at the Jazz Standard

Spend your Thanksgiving with composer Maria Schneider this year as she celebrates the release of her latest album, Sky Blue , with performances at the Jazz Standard in New York City. Schneider will perform there with her orchestra from Tuesday, Nov. 20 through...

10/06/07    News

Tuba Player Kerwin James Dies at 35

Noted tuba player Kerwin James, member of the New Birth Brass Band and younger brother to Philip and Keith Frazier of the Rebirth Brass Band, died Friday in a Houston hospital. James, 35, had been in a coma since the summer of 2006, when he suffered a stroke...

10/05/07    News

George Wein Celebrates Birthday With Performances at Dizzy's

A birthday only comes once a year, and jazz pianist George Wein is celebrating in fine style this time around (Wein turned 82 on Oct. 3). Until Oct. 7, Wein will appear nightly at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center with his Newport All-Stars. Each...

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