| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Improvisational jazz great Keith Jarrett, who the National Endowment for the Arts' 2014 Jazz Masters Award this week, in his acceptance speech credited his success to his Allentown upbringing and piano instruction. Keith Jarrett at the winner's podium...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:20 AM
The Portland Cello Project hit New London's Hygienic Art Park on Sat., Sept. 21 as part of their Bech, Bach and Brubeck tour. They'll be performing works by Beck Hansen, Dave Brubeck and J.S. Bach, reinterpreting and combining their music for a new...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Ismael Tenorio, 31, has seated thousands of concert-goers, taken hundreds of tickets and been asked innumerable questions in 10 years as an usher and later a head usher at the Music Center. That means working at all the Music Center venues, but he's...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:33 PM
In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been...
| 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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:29 AM
On the face of it, it seems like a goofy idea: Recomposing Vivaldi's greatest hit – the ubiquitous "Four Seasons" – music almost everybody knows from its use in countless TV commercials and movie soundtracks, on elevators and over the phone...
| Dec 9, 2012
Dave Brubeck: In the Dec. 6 Section A, the obituary of jazz artist Dave Brubeck quoted a 1961 New Yorker profile that described an example of the musical interplay between Brubeck and Paul Desmond during a performance of "Blue Rondo a la Turk" in which...