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08/20/07    News

Bassist Art Davis Dies at 73

After suffering a heart attack, double bassist Art Davis died at the age of 73 at his home in Long Beach, Calif. on July 29. Davis rose to prominence in the 1950s working with Dizzy Gillespie and the late Max Roach, and by the 1960s he had teamed up with...

08/09/07    News

BeanTown Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

The 7th annual BeanTown Jazz Festival will run from Thursday, Sept. 27 to Saturday Sept. 29, and feature more than 30 acts at various free and ticketed events. The highlight of the festival will be a Friday night all-star benefit concert at Symphony Hall...

08/04/07    News

Storyville Films Releases DVDs on Kenny Drew, Spike Jones

Jazz DVD label Storyville Films recently added two new works to its catalogue, releasing Kenny Drew Trio Live at the Brewhouse and The Spike Jones Story . Recorded at a July 1992 concert at the Brewhouse Theatre in London, England, Live at the Brewhouse...

08/03/07    News

New Album and Tour From John Scofield

Having released albums on labels including Blue Note, Verve and Enja over the course of his career, jazz guitarist John Scofield will now work with Emarcy Records for the release of his latest album, due out Sept. 18. The record is titled This Meets That...

08/02/07    News

Herbie Hancock’s Tribute to Joni Mitchell Due Out Next Month

A new tribute album to singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, spearheaded by her longtime friend, the legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock (pictured), will be released Sept. 25 on Verve. Entitled River: The Joni Letters , the album features Hancock and an all...

08/01/07    News

Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Book Released

In commemoration of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 50th anniversary, music and cultural critics Keith and Kent Zimmerman have assembled a tribute book that captures the festival’s past through images and commentary. Entitled The Art of Jazz: Monterey Jazz...

07/28/07    News

SelectRadio to Stream InsideJazz on Mobile Devices

Jazz producer and live music recording engineer Tim Pinch of InsideJazz has partnered with SelectRadio software to make live jazz from Southern California venues available on cell phones and wireless handheld devices. The partnership will enable Windows...

07/25/07    News

Lineup Announced for D.C.-Area Rosslyn Jazz Festival

The 17th annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 1-7 p.m. in Gateway Park, Arlington, Va. The event is free and open to the public, and jazz station WPFW 89.3 FM will broadcast portions of the event live. Headlining the festival...

07/23/07    News

Charlie Haden Celebrates 70th Birthday With Duo Gigs at Blue Note

To celebrate his 70th birthday, jazz bassist Charlie Haden will play a weeklong stand at Blue Note Jazz Club & Restaurant in New York, hosting some of his favorite pianists in a duo setting. Beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 7, Haden will be joined by Kenny Barron...

07/21/07    News

SFJazz Collective Releases 2007 Live Album

SFJazz Records has just released a limited edition double-CD from the SFJazz Collective, Live 2007: 4th Annual Concert Tour . The album features original numbers by Collective members as well as new arrangements of the music of Thelonious Monk, and was recorded...

07/20/07    News

Sonny Rollins to Perform Anniversary Concert at Carnegie Hall

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his Carnegie Hall debut, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins will take the stage on Sept. 18 to perform the same repertoire from his Nov. 29, 1957 concert. That night, the 27-year-old Rollins played three songs with...

07/19/07    News

Marvin Stamm Named Guest Artist at Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony

Trumpet player Marvin Stamm (pictured) will teach and perform at the Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., next month. Stamm and 10 other jazz artists will be participating in the jazz colony to help students...

07/18/07    News

Capitol Releases Hits Compilations by Louis Prima and Keely Smith

Capitol/EMI records released two hits collections for big-band and swing music legends Louis Prima and Keely Smith yesterday. Prima’s compilation, Jump, Jive An’ Wail: The Essential Louis Prima , comprises 26 of his biggest hits, including “I Wan’na Be Like...

07/17/07    News

2007 BBC Jazz Awards Announced

The results are in for the 2007 BBC Jazz Awards. The awards ceremony took place last Thursday, July 12, at the Mermaid Theatre in London. The award for Best Band went to Finn Peters’ Finntet, a London group that incorporates dance music and Latin beats into...

07/13/07    News

Drummer Steve Bagby Dies at 66

University of Miami drum-set instructor Stephen Bagby died from cancer on June 27 at a Fort Lauderdale hospice. The 66-year-old had served on the faculty at UM for 30 years and performed and recorded with such jazz greats as Stan Getz, Wayne Shorter, Sonny...

07/12/07    News

New Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Restaurant to Open in San Francisco

Expanding from its current location in Oakland’s Jack London Square, Yoshi’s Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant will add its second Bay Area location in November of this year. Located at 1300 Fillmore Street (at Eddy) in the Fillmore District of San Francisco...

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