Larry Reni Thomas

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09/01/15    Community Articles

PREVIEW: THE TRIANGLE NORTH CAROLINA 2015-16 JAZZ SEASON LOOKS AS FINE AS WINE FOR MUSIC LOVERS! by LARRY RENI THOMAS

The busy, expanding, thoroughly-satisfying jazz scene in what is called the "Triangle" area of the Piedmont section of North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) just keeps getting better and better. Who needs the New York or the D.C. jazz scene when...

09/01/15    Community Articles

PREVIEW: THE TRIANGLE NORTH CAROLINA 2015-16 JAZZ SEASON LOOKS AS FINE AS WINE FOR MUSIC LOVERS! by LARRY RENI THOMAS

The busy, expanding, thoroughly-satisfying jazz scene in what is called the "Triangle" area of the Piedmont section of North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) just keeps getting better and better. Who needs the New York or the D.C. jazz scene when...

07/14/15    Community Articles

FIFTH ANNUAL JOHN COLTRANE JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL IN HIS HOMETOWN OF HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA SET FOR SEPTEMBER 5 AND 6, 2015 by LARRY RENI THOMAS

The Friends of John Coltrane,Inc., a High Point, North Carolina-based arts organization, presents, The Fifth Annual John Coltrane International Jazz And Blues Festival, September 5 and 6, 2015 from 3 pm to 10 pm, at Oak Hollow Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive...

06/07/15    Community Articles

THE SIXTH ANNUAL OCEAN CITY BEACH (NC) JAZZ FESTIVAL TO PRESENT AN ALL-STAR LINEUP! by LARRY RENI THOMAS

The Sixth Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015, and Saturday, July 4. 2015. from 5 pm until 8 pm, both days. Scheduled performers on Friday, are Fayetteville, North Carolina resident trumpet smooth jazz sensation...

08/01/14    Community Articles

PREVIEW: THE TRIANGLE NORTH CAROLINA 2014-2015 JAZZ SEASON by Larry Reni Thomas

The busy, expanding, thoroughly-satisfying jazz scene in what is called the “Triangle” area of the Piedmont section of North Carolina just keeps getting better and better. Who needs the New York or the D.C. jazz scene when everybody seems to be coming this...

07/19/14    Community Articles

CD Review: Great Voices Of Harlem (Pao Records) by Larry Reni Thomas

Those of us who know better laughed, snickered, recently, when we read in Downbeat magazine that Harlem-based vocalist extraordinaire Mansur Scott was a “rising star.” We will agree, however, that he is definitely a “star” because he always shines when he...

07/15/14    Community Articles

Fourth Annual John Coltrane Festival Set For August 30, 2014 In His Hometown of High Point, North Carolina by Larry Reni Thomas

Fourth Annual John Coltrane Festival Set For August 30, 2014 In His Hometown Of High Point, North Carolina! by Larry Reni Thomas High Point, North Carolina To Celebrate Hometown Jazz Hero--John Coltrane For the Fourth Straight Year! The Friends of John Coltrane...

06/07/14    Community Articles

The Fifth Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival by Larry Reni Thomas

The Fifth Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival will be held on Friday, July 4, 2014, and Saturday, July 5. 2014. from 5 pm until 8 pm, both days. Scheduled performers on Friday, are Lin Rountree with special guest Nicholas Cole, The Ira Wiggins Quartet...

05/23/14    Community Articles

THE LADY WHO SHOT LEE MORGAN AUTHOR ON WHPK-FM CHICAGO 5/25/14

Larry Reni Thomas, the author of the recently published book, The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan, (KHA Books) will be interviewed on "Jazz Rapp with the Impressario Al Carter-Bey," May 25, 2014, 1:15 pm (EDT) (12:15 pm, CDT) by host Al Carter-Bey. Thomas will...

05/14/14    Community Articles

THE LADY WHO SHOT LEE MORGAN AUTHOR ON CFRO 100.5 FM VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA 5/16/14

Larry Reni Thomas, the author of the recently published book, The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan, (KHA Books) will be interviewed on "A Trane", May 16, 2014, 6:00 pm (EDT) by host Nou Dadoun. Thomas will talk about his experience with Helen Morgan, whom he interviewed...

05/02/14    Community Articles

MILES DAVIS MUSIC MARATHON ON SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ WITH LARRY THOMAS ON WCOM-FM 5/18/14

Listen to The Miles Davis Music Marathon, on "Sunday Night Jazz with Larry Thomas," (9pm-12midnight), May 18, 2014 on WCOM-FM (www.wcomfm.org), Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina. The three-hour program will include interviews with his daughter, Cheryl...

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04/07/14    Community Articles

THE LADY WHO SHOT LEE MORGAN AUTHOR ON WRFG-FM ATLANTA 4/19/14

Larry Reni Thomas, the author of the recently published book, The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan, (KHA Books) will be interviewed on "Straight No Chaser", WRFG-FM (www.wrfg.org), Atlanta, Georgia, April 19, 2014, 10:00 am (EDT) by host Lovelle Hooks. Thomas will...

03/12/14    Community Articles

NORTH CAROLINA JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH KICK-OFF: BOOK SIGNING AT THE FLYLEAF BOOK STORE, CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA: THE LADY WHO SHOT LEE MORGAN by LARRY RENI THOMAS

BOOK SIGNING AT THE FLYLEAF BOOK STORE, CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA: THE LADY WHO SHOT LEE MORGAN by LARRY RENI THOMAS BOOK SIGNING: THE LADY WHO SHOT LEE MORGAN by LARRY RENI THOMAS APRIL 5, 2014 The Flyleaf Book Store, Chapel Hill, North Carolina The Flyleaf...

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02/28/14    Community Articles

PREVIEW: SUPPORT THE ART OF THE COOL MUSIC FESTIVAL! by LARRY RENI THOMAS

Chapel Hill, North Carolina---I am a very fortunate jazz junkie because my father was a serious Count Basie fan, who also enjoyed listening to Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck and other jazz giants. When he came home...

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02/27/14    Community Articles

GRAMMY WINNER PIANIST CHIP CRAWFORD COMES HOME! by LARRY RENI THOMAS

Pianist Albert “Chip” Crawford, a Raleigh, North Carolina native, who has recently been touring the world as a vital, vibrant part of the band that backs up the very popular vocalist, Gregory Porter, is coming home for a performance at Duke University, Durham...

01/25/14    Community Articles

ESSAY: THE HISTORY OF JAZZ BY LARRY RENI THOMAS

HISTORY OF JAZZ BY LARRY RENI THOMAS 1620—1865—SLAVE AMERICAN---GOSPEL MUSIC 1865—1900—FREED AMERICAN---BLUES MUSIC 1900—1945—NEGRO AMERICAN---JAZZ 1945—PRESENT--BLACK AMERICAN--MODERN JAZZ The history of jazz is an easy one because it traces the phases...

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Larry Reni Thomas joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 18, 2009