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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974) was a famous jazz pianist and composer, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians in history. (Photo AP)
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974) was a famous jazz pianist and composer, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians in history. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • Buddy Collette, L.A. jazz musician and activist, dies at 89

     
    One of the key figures on the Los Angeles jazz scene, Buddy Collette was a saxophonist, flautist, bandleader and educator who also worked as an advocate for the rights of African American musicians. Collette passed away on Sunday at the......
  • They've got all that jazz

    They've got all that jazz
    Organizers of a new jazz series are looking "straight-ahead" to a successful summer. The Summer Jazz at Newport series opens Wednesday at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa and will continue each week throughout the summer with accessible, classic...
  • Book Review: 'Warning Shadows' by Gary Giddins

    Book Review: 'Warning Shadows' by Gary Giddins
    Warning Shadows Home Alone With Classic Cinema Gary Giddins W.W. Norton: 416 pp., $18.95 Gary Giddins is well known for his writing about music — he was a Village Voice jazz columnist for three decades, and his books, among them the biography...
  • Mesa Musings: The day martial music died at OCC

    He always referred to me as James, never Jim. The only person to call me that was my mother. Whenever I was in big trouble, she used "James" in combination with my middle name. His demeanor was aloof and formal, somewhat unusual for a jazz artist. He...
  • Photographer To Jazz Greats Dead At 87

    Photographer To Jazz Greats Dead At 87
    He will go down as one of the greatest Photographers of our time. At one point in his much traveled life, Herman Leonard lived here in New Orleans. Singer Tony Bennet said, "No one photographs better than Herman Leonard. Leonard died Saturday outside...
  • The Valley Line: Orchestra brings the heat

    The Valley Line: Orchestra brings the heat
    For all of you summer lovers, at last you have been able to revel in the heat. The beginning of the week was exactly as August should be — HOT! Last Saturday night a sliver of a moon shone brightly with the planet Jupiter twinkling nearby, when...
  • Swingin' to the beat

    Swingin' to the beat
    On the hottest day so far this year, hundreds of people sought relief and refrains from a 17-piece jazz band, when the city of Glendale kicked off its summer concert series Wednesday night at Verdugo Park. It was the first act of "2010 Movies, Music,...
  • Holiday jazz CDs

    Holiday jazz CDs
    ✭✭ Various artists, "Christmas From the Blue Note" (Blue Note). This mixed-bag compilation too often sacrifices coherence for novelty and hipness. Self-conscious modernism subverts "Deck the Halls" by singer Kate Davis and saxophonist George...
  • Jazz clubs, where musicians play for fun

    Jazz clubs, where musicians play for fun
    After a hard day at play on the local soundstages, some of the world's greatest musicians like to go out and play some more — for live audiences. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: L.A.-area big bands: An article in the Arts & Books section...
  • Dancing teaches kids life lessons

    Dancing teaches kids life lessons
    Robin Green was tired of cooling his heels. Six weeks of practicing his moves was enough. Robin was ready to strut his stuff. So were the rest of the youngsters queued in the ballroom at the Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex in Orlando on Thursday...
  • Frank Sinatra Jr. to perform at Newport Beach Jazz Party

    The talented son of the Chairman of the Board headlines the Newport Beach Jazz Party — dubbed "From Ellington to Sinatra" — this President's Day weekend. Frank Sinatra Jr. and a 20-piece band are scheduled to perform 10:05 p.m. Sunday as...
  • Disappearance of McDaniel's Historic Oscar Explored in "Hattie's Lost Legacy"

    Disappearance of McDaniel's Historic  Oscar Explored in "Hattie's Lost Legacy"
    Airs on DC50, Sunday, February 19 @ 3PM   Seventy-one years ago it was no surprise when the 1939 classic "Gone with the Wind" won the Best Picture Oscar, and Vivien Leigh took home Best Actress honors as Scarlett O’Hara.  Probably the most...