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  • Joe Byrd, bassist

    Joe Byrd, a bassist who was best known for collaborations with his guitarist brother Charlie and who helped introduce bossa nova-inflected jazz to the United States, died March 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center from injuries suffered in a car accident that day. He was 78.
  • Kennedy Center Honors: Don't miss it tonight on CBS

    Kennedy Center Honors: Don't miss it tonight on CBS
    I am off for a few days to deal with some minor medical stuff, and I did not intend to write any reviews, believe me. But I sat down last night to watch one segment of the preview DVD for  "Kennedy Center Honors," and I got up some two hours later...

    Detroit Jazz Festival lines up a star billing — for free

     Detroit Jazz Festival lines up a star billing — for free
    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...

    Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, dead at 88

    Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, dead at 88
    Revered around the world but never a major star, worshipped by critics and connoisseurs but perpetually strapped for cash, the towering Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman practically went out of his way to avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles...

    Sonny Rollins postpones Symphony Center concert

    Sonny Rollins postpones Symphony Center concert
    Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins has postponed his March 29 concert at Symphony Center. The much-anticipated performance by the most celebrated living tenorist in jazz will take place Sept. 13. Rollins has postponed due to a respiratory illness,...