| Jan 28, 2012
Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger who crossed freely from jazz to Latin and pop music, working with such names as Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing and Natalie Cole as well as Paul McCartney, Prince and Michael Jackson, has...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:05 PM
Next season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will offer two operas, welcome back Andrew Lane and Michael Andrew, collaborate with Orlando Shakespeare Theater and turn its attention to Broadway.
And hang on to your programs: The Phil will also...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:04 PM
CHANHASSEN, Minn.— Prince is rolling his eyes.
"The hardest thing with musicians," he explains to a visitor to his Paisley Park recording studio, "is getting them not to play."
The quintuple-threat singer-songwriter-producer-performer-multi-...
| Jul 13, 2012
Maria Cole, the widow of music legend Nat King Cole and the mother of singer Natalie Cole whose own singing career included a stint as vocalist for Duke Ellington's orchestra in the mid-1940s, has died. She was 89.
Cole died Tuesday at a hospice in...
| Jul 22, 2012
The Jazz Standards
A Guide to the Repertoire
Oxford University Press: 528 pp., $39.95
I like jazz but I don't know much about it. Or perhaps I should say that I know what I like. Duke Ellington,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Always In Trouble
An Oral History of ESP-Disk', The Most Outrageous Record Label in America by Jason Weiss, Wesleyan Univ. Press, 292 pages, $24.95 (paper), $11.99 eBook
While the music scene over the past half-century has been dominated by major...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Next week's classical lineup features music in a much-lauded concert hall and music played by America's (arguably) greatest orchestra.
A chamber group comprised of musicians from the Pacific Symphony will be performing at Soka University's wonderful...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Garden Club Meets
The next meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club will also include a Valentine's silent auction and an exchange session for gardening secrets, where members and guests can discuss their successes in the garden. The meeting...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 11:20 AM
No other orchestra in America looks, sounds or acts quite like Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic.
For though various bands play Third Stream repertoire — a term that loosely refers to jazz-meets-classical fare — the CJP immerses...
| Oct 26, 2012
With a bounce in his step, Melton Mustafa strode onto the stage of Miami's Joseph Caleb Auditorium. The audience at September's Sunshine Jazz Organization's 25th anniversary gala cheered warmly, as the Liberty City-raised trumpeter and bandleader took his...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 6:55 AM
YouTube pretty much cracked open the world of rare music footage. Shortly after it was the video-sharing site launched in 2005, concert clips and hard-to-find TV appearances and ultra-obscure rehearsal films — the kind of stuff people used to...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:44 PM
If you love a gratis groove, you may want to hit Motown for Labor Day. Though the Detroit Jazz Festival has concerts year-round, the main event happens over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.
Now in its 33rd year, the Detroit Jazz Festival is the...