| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:01 AM
It's the official instrument of Guatemala, and Janis Potter plays the heck out of it.
The instrument is the marimba, and Potter, from Tampa, will showcase it during a free concert 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hagen Park Community Center in Wilton Manors...
| Feb 23, 2014
With fabled clubs in the North End rocking with the sound of jazz, classic big bands and big-name instrumentalists and singers routinely blowing-off the roof at Foot Guard Hall on High Street, or shaking the foundations of the State Theater on Village...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:32 AM
In the 1950s classic "Roll Over Beethoven," Chuck Berry declares, "I got the rockin' pneumonia / I need a shot of rhythm and blues / I caught the rollin' arthritis / sitting down at a rhythm review."
The day may never come when music can cure...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Mike Garson obviously takes the piano very seriously, but he can chuckle over some of the contradictory paths that a versatile mastery of the keys has led him down.
Maybe the unlikeliest of all is the one he's embarking on Saturday at Segerstrom Concert...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Fred Kaz, the legendary music director of The Second City and the longest-running performer of the comedy theater, died on Wednesday at the age of 80. Here are some remembrances of him.
"Ah, 'Captain' Fred Kaz has sailed his final...
| Mar 18, 2014
On a quiet Tuesday evening in January, a familiar face walked into Palm Beach's Café L'Europe and grabbed a table next to David Crohan, the restaurant's house pianist. He heard patrons whispering the unexpected guest's name: Billy Joel.
So Crohan, who...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist and composer whose radio show "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" was National Public Radio's longest running and most widely carried jazz program, has died. She was 95.
McPartland died of natural causes Tuesday night at...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:49 PM
The wigging cat with the far-out wail, Dave Brubeck, died a year ago today.
Brubeck was the man behind the first million-selling jazz record, "Time Out," in 1959. He created buzz on the jazz circuit (thus Time's "wigging cat" description) and left a...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Over the years, the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz has brought some legendary musicians — McCoy Tyner, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck, John Scofield, Ahmad Jamal and many others — to Hartford. This year's festival marks the Hartford return...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:16 PM
When Robert Wetzel met fellow classical guitarist Fred Benedetti in the master's degree program at San Diego State University, they found a musical kinship that would evolve into a long professional bond. Each had played in enough situations to know...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:22 AM
A legendary rock drummer, a country star, an “American Idol” finalist and more will be part of a series of concerts at a famed Bucks County venue as an “inauguration” to turning a historic church into a music hall to......
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Producer Saul Zaentz, who won best picture Oscars for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Amadeus" and "The English Patient," died Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was 92 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's.
The entrepreneurial and famously...