Jazz fans seek ways to spend eternity with greats

NEW YORK (AP) — Some jazz fans are devoted to the very end......»»

Category: topSource: yahooApr 21st, 2017

"Edge of Eternity" soars to top spot on U.S. bestsellers list

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Edge of Eternity," the conclusion of author Ken Follett's 20th-century trilogy, debuted at the top of the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 29th, 2014

At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

NEW YORK (AP) — Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it's been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the first outdoor jazz festival......»»

Category: topSource: yahooMar 22nd, 2017

Appreciation: Jazz musician Charlie Haden spoke for beauty - Los Angeles Times

Fox NewsAppreciation: Jazz musician Charlie Haden spoke for beautyLos Angeles TimesCharlie Haden founded the Cal Arts jazz program in 1982. His instruction made an impact on generations of jazz artists around the country, including Ravi Coltrane and Ralph.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsApr 16th, 2017

Belgian jazz musician Thielemans dies aged 94

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Toots Thielemans, the Belgian jazz harmonica and guitar player who worked with many of the postwar greats, died on Monday aged 94, his agency said......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 12th, 2017

Jazz harmonica great Toots Thielemans dies at 94 in Belgium

Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans, whose illustrious career included playing with jazz greats like Miles Davis and whose solos have figured on numerous film scores, has died. He was 94. Thielemans ........»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 12th, 2017

Hot Trailer: Jazz Docu ‘Keep On Keepin’ On’

He's a 23-year-old blind jazz piano prodigy. He's an 89-year-old legend who has trained or mentored such greats as Miles Davis and Quincy Jones. Keep On Keepin' On is the story of the unlikely transgenerational bond they form and the challenges each faces.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineFeb 9th, 2017

How Game of Thrones actors spend the off-season

THESE are grim times for Game Of Thrones fans, with season six seemingly an eternity away. But fear not, your favourite actors haven’t been idle......»»

Category: tvSource: news.auSep 10th, 2015

Robert Glasper: Battling "the jazz police"

The Grammy Award-winning American jazz pianist and record producer talks about making jazz that sounds like 2016......»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukDec 13th, 2016

Israel jazz fest trumpets local talent against jihadist backdrop

A jazz festival within rocket range of jihadist fighters might sound offbeat but organisers of Israel's Red Sea Jazz Festival are confident no missiles will rain on their parade. For the first time in its 30-year existence, the four-day event, starti.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 12th, 2017

Marlon Wayans -- Jazz Didn"t Fold For Kobe ... They Just Suck

Some people think the Utah Jazz laid down and LET Kobe Bryant drop 60 on 'em Wednesday night a la the Washington Generals ... but Marlon Wayans says BS -- they're just that bad.  In fact, Marlon told us ... the Jazz team name would be more….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzApr 15th, 2016

Jazz composer, professor David Baker dies at 84

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — David Baker, a prolific jazz composer and musician who founded the jazz studies program at Indiana University, died Saturday at age 84, the school said in a statement......»»

Category: topSource: yahooMar 27th, 2016

Newport Jazz Festival gets new leader, $10M promise

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Jazz impresario George Wein took another step to secure the future of his 62-year-old Newport Jazz Festival on Thursday, as the nonprofit foundation that runs it named Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride as artistic director.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooMar 11th, 2016

Bassist becomes second head of storied Newport Jazz

Christian McBride, one of the most prominent contemporary double bassists, was named Thursday as only the second director of the celebrated Newport Jazz Festival. The festival in the tony Rhode Island coastal town, one of the biggest dates on the jazz cal.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooMar 12th, 2016

‘Born To Be Blue’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke As Legendary Jazz Trumpeter Chet Baker

Ethan Hawke stars as jazz legend Chet Baker in Born To Be Blue. One of the most famous trumpeters in the world in the 1950s, Baker was renowned as a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene, but years of heroin addiction took its toll and by the 1960s, his ca.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineFeb 15th, 2016

Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman dies at 85

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ornette Coleman, a self-taught alto saxophone player who polarized the jazz world with his unconventional "free jazz" before coming to be regarded as an avant garde genius, died on Thursday morning in New York at the age of 85, accord.....»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 13th, 2015

Gordon, Tristano, Johnson voted into Jazz Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Dexter Gordon and pianists James P. Johnson and Lennie Tristano are the newest inductees into Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame......»»

Category: topSource: yahooMay 23rd, 2015

Opera in Kids Tent at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Opera is as much a part of New Orleans' African-American heritage as jazz, said Givonna Joseph, whose troupe is bringing opera to the Kids Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the fourth year in a row......»»

Category: artsSource: yahooMay 1st, 2015

Utah Jazz “Sign” 5-Year-Old Feel Good Video Of The Day

Awww… five-year-old J.P. Gibson has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia since 2012. One of the things he likes to do is watch the Utah Jazz play basketball. So the Utah Jazz signed J.P. to a one-day contract to join the team (which he signed .....»»

Category: gossipSource: imnotobsessedOct 9th, 2014

Jazz at Lincoln Center opens season with "Ochas"

NEW YORK (AP) — Wynton Marsalis opened Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2014-15 season with the world premiere of "Ochas," a three-movement suite blending jazz with the traditional folkloric music of Cuba and the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion......»»

Category: topSource: yahooSep 23rd, 2014

Jazz musician Joe Sample dies at 75

A founding member of the Jazz Crusaders helped foster in a movement of jazz and funk fusion.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsSep 14th, 2014