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  • Grammy Awards 2012: Carrington and Corea among jazz winners

     
    Setting aside more sympathetic choices from jazz veterans Sonny Rollins and 93-year-old bandleader Gerald Wilson, Grammy voters opted for familiar faces from a different generation....
  • McBride, Carrington lead 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival lineup

     
    A pair of recent winners at the 2012 Grammys lead the 34th annual festival, along with guitarist Vernon Reid, vocalist Robin Thicke and more nods to the worlds of jazz, R&B, funk and pop....
  • Playboy Jazz Festival

    The 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival Order of Appearance Saturday, June 16: The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All City Jazz Band Louie Cruz Beltran Latin Jazz Ensemble Cos of Good Music The Soul Rebels Global Gumbo All Stars Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Christian...
  • Bill Cosby makes more Playboy Jazz Festival memories

     Bill Cosby makes more Playboy Jazz Festival memories
    As a jazz fan, you really have to savor the select moments of the Playboy Jazz Festival, which began its 34th installment Saturday at its longtime home, the Hollywood Bowl. Because as a stand-alone, multi-day barometer of the state of the music, the...
  • Free Music! Joe Jackson teams with Iggy Pop to put a new twist on a swing classic

    Free Music! Joe Jackson teams with Iggy Pop to put a new twist on a swing classic
    Joe Jackson has demonstrated his love of classic jazz and swing before, and with today's free track, he's once again up to his old tricks. He reshapes the familiar “It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Go That Swing),” into something more...
  • 2012 Grammy award nominees: Who will win?

    2012 Grammy award nominees: Who will win?
    Check out the complete list of nominees for this year's Grammy Awards. Tune in on Sunday February 12 at 8/7c to see if your predictions were right.     Record Of The Year Rolling In The Deep Adele Holocene Bon Iver Grenade Bruno Mars The Cave...
  • Chesapeake resident Frank Foster, a jazz musician who led the Count Basie band, dead at 82

    Chesapeake resident Frank Foster, a jazz musician who led the Count Basie band, dead at 82
    Frank Foster, a jazz sax man and composer who is best known for his years with the Count Basie Orchestra, died Tuesday, July 26, at his home in Chesapeake, the Associated Press reported. Foster, who composed Basie's hit "Shiny Stockings," died of...
  • Badass Big Band: Stream tracks from Christian McBride's new project

    Badass Big Band: Stream tracks from Christian McBride's new project
    More Philly jazz bass news of the day (see previous blog post): It's always welcome news when a bassist takes the reins of a whole mess of jazzers. (Charles Mingus R.I.P.). Check out these tracks from the Christian McBride Big Band. The longest track...
  • Herbie Hancock hits 70 on a high note

    Herbie Hancock hits 70 on a high note
    When journalists ask Herbie Hancock which musicians he listens to, he thinks that they're expecting him to say Oscar Peterson and Chick Corea -- that is, virtuoso jazz pianists like himself. "I do listen to those musicians," Hancock said recently,...
  • A Hollywood mixing Bowl

    A Hollywood mixing Bowl
    Adele can't contain herself. Nothing new there. The hot young British soul singer is, by her own account, "pretty mouthy." But learning that she will share the bill with her idol, Etta James, at the Hollywood Bowl next Sunday has sent her over the moon....
  • Live: Christian McBride's 'The Movement Revisited' at Disney Hall

    Live: Christian McBride's 'The Movement Revisited' at Disney Hall
    There was a remarkable atmosphere of synchronicity during the performance of Christian McBride's "The Movement Revisited" at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday night. And maybe a trace of irony as well. The four-section suite for big jazz band, small...
  • Musikfest workshops give fans chance to jam

    Musikfest workshops give fans chance to jam
    Ernie Hawkins closes his eyes, deftly plucking notes from the strings of his guitar, as if invoking the spirit of his departed mentor and acoustic blues giant the Rev. Gary Davis. Hawkins speaks of Davis with the hushed reverence befitting a man who also...