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Chuck Owen (photo: USF Innovative Education Studios)

Chuck Owen and His Big Band Don’t Hide Their Ambitions

For Chuck Owen, Grammy-nominated arranger, composer, and leader of the acclaimed Florida-based Jazz Surge ensemble, there was no single magic moment when he …

Slide Hampton at Baruch College, New York, November 1995

Slide Hampton 1932 – 2021

Slide Hampton, a trombonist, composer, and arranger who was considered a giant of all three crafts, died November 18 at his home in Orange, New …

Charlie Parker Played Be Bop

JazzTimes 10: Hip Jazz Books for Kids

What’s one of the best ways to make a jazz fan for life? Start early. The books listed below can help, and they’re …

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Lorraine Feather

Artist’s Choice: Lorraine Feather’s Favorite Song Lyrics

I did not start seriously writing lyrics until I was in my thirties, at which time the endeavor became the centerpiece of my life. Following …

Jim Knapp

Seattle Jazz Mainstay Jim Knapp Dies at 82

Jim Knapp, a trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and educator who was arguably the most influential figure on Seattle’s jazz scene in the past half-century …

Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Announces 2022 Lineup

The PDX Jazz organization has just announced the lineup for its festival taking place Feb. 17-26, 2022 at venues all over the city of …

2018 Newport Jazz Festival audience

The Return of Festivals: A Full Report (for Now)

The pandemic that began in March 2020 had a disproportionate effect on jazz festivals, in part because the majority take place in the spring, summer …

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Marina Albero

The 33rd Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle

John Gilbreath, executive director of Earshot Jazz, walked to the microphone on opening night to introduce the first concert of the 33rd Earshot Jazz Festival …