Marc Hopkins

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12/21/11    Features

Permanent Records

Where and how brick-and-mortar jazz retail continues to thrive

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October 2010    Features

Alternate Jazz Venues: By Any Means

Jazz brought to the masses through a network of passionate independent promoters and DIY venues

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January/February 2009    Features

Dennis Irwin: Gone Too Soon

Dennis Irwin's death robbed jazz of an accomplished bassist

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August 2008    Features

IAJE: Miseducation

Denial is the first of the now well-known stages of death described in Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ bestseller On Death and Dying. Her work explores how the prospect of death affected the terminally ill, those who cared for them and their loved ones. The same...

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October 2007    Features

Digital Rhythms: Embracing Online Music Distribution

The inside of Robert Caldwell’s rec room could double as a boutique gallery featuring images of jazz legends. There’s Dizzy Gillespie caught in performance at New York’s Royal Roost in 1948. The picture is joined by Art Kane’s “Jazz Portrait Harlem 1958...

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May 2007    Features

Jazz Collectives: All For One

As January began to fade, pianist Marc Cary and producer Shon “Chance” Miller were pulling together loose ends inside the Langston Hughes house in preparation for a Feb. 1 grand opening. The three-story brownstone owned by the famous Harlem Renaissance poet...

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October 2006    Features

Miles Davis: Selling the Dark Prince

Marc Hopkins explores how the Davis estate struggles with endorsement deals, sample requests and movie offers in its quest to keep Miles’ legacy legit.

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July/August 2006    Features

XM and Sirius Satellite Radio: Jazz in the Air

As jazz becomes harder to find on traditional radio, satellite stations have stepped in. Marc Hopkins looks at how XM and Sirius are tuning in to what jazz fans want.

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About Marc Hopkins

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Marc Hopkins, whose work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Black Enterprise, is JT’s go-to reporter for all things related to the business of swing.