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The Morning Call
Sugar Hill Jazz House opens in Allentown's former Robata of Tokyo buildingin and have a fantastic evening.” Sugar Hill, named after a section of Harlem
Sugar Hill Jazz House opens in Allentown's former Robata of Tokyo building
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
in and have a fantastic evening.” Sugar Hill, named after a section of Harlem where prominent African Americans such as Duke Ellington and W.E.B Du Bois lived, serves all of Baby Got Que’s staples, including beef and pork spare ribs, along with... Read more
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examiner.com
Nichelle Nichols receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Saturn Awardsthe Moon'. That has always been one of my favorite songs and one that I have do
Nichelle Nichols receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Saturn Awards
examiner.com / Posted 3 days ago
the Moon'. That has always been one of my favorite songs and one that I have done in my shows over the years. I toured with Duke Ellington you know! We decided it was a perfect song for the Anniversary of Star Trek. Please listen to it!" Below is... Read more
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The Morning Call
Barbecue, jazz at Sugar Hillin and have a fantastic evening." Sugar Hill, named after a section of Harlem
Barbecue, jazz at Sugar Hill
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
in and have a fantastic evening." Sugar Hill, named after a section of Harlem where prominent African Americans such as Duke Ellington and W.E.B Du Bois lived, serves all of Baby Got Que's staples, including beef and pork spare ribs, along with... Read more
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The Advocate
Summer Sounds kicks off with drummer Gerald FrenchGuerin and his band. A Southern University alum, Guerin has studied and played
Summer Sounds kicks off with drummer Gerald French
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
Guerin and his band. A Southern University alum, Guerin has studied and played many different styles of music. Inspired by Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, Guerin offers an entirely new and singular take, one that integrates American folk melodies,... Read more
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Pitchfork
Allen Toussaint: American Tunes Album Reviewthe work of piano boogie-loving New Orleans zydeco kingpin Professor Longhair,
Allen Toussaint: American Tunes Album Review
Pitchfork / Posted 4 days ago
the work of piano boogie-loving New Orleans zydeco kingpin Professor Longhair, examining the melodies of jazz great Duke Ellington, or digging into his own canon via an instrumental redux of country star Glen Campbell’s Toussaint-written... Read more
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All About Jazz
Deborah Carew member page on All About Jazzother genres/styles of music. A beautiful artform to explore. I was first expos
Deborah Carew member page on All About Jazz
All About Jazz / Posted 4 days ago
other genres/styles of music. A beautiful artform to explore. I was first exposed to jazz when a school friend gave me a Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald cassette as a birthday present. I met Ornette Coleman who is a pioneer for Free Jazz, and a... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Four New Members of the Arkansas Jazz Hall of FameRock’s Alex Hill, a prolific jazz arranger during that same period who collabor
Four New Members of the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame
Arkansas Times / Posted 5 days ago
Rock’s Alex Hill, a prolific jazz arranger during that same period who collaborated with Fats Waller and composed for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Seven-string guitar master Ted Ludwig was the only living musician to be inducted this year.... Read more
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The Shelter Island Reporter
What's Happening on Shelter islandthe Big Boys,” adding to his extensive discography. In addition to quartet and
What's Happening on Shelter island
The Shelter Island Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
the Big Boys,” adding to his extensive discography. In addition to quartet and solo concerts, Harris performs with the Duke Ellington Legacy Orchestra and with Houston Person. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The... Read more
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The Forward
How Amy Winehouse Risked Everything To Try To Change the World“Frank,” released in 2003 to great critical acclaim pays homage to the jazz mus
How Amy Winehouse Risked Everything To Try To Change the World
The Forward / Posted 6 days ago
“Frank,” released in 2003 to great critical acclaim pays homage to the jazz musicians including Count Basie, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Sara Vaughan, Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra, that fed her hungry mind. In this first album you immediately... Read more
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The Birmingham Times
10 of the greatest jazz groups, bands, orchestraslist of the greatest jazz groups, bands, and orchestras will have certain given
10 of the greatest jazz groups, bands, orchestras
The Birmingham Times / Posted 6 days ago
list of the greatest jazz groups, bands, and orchestras will have certain givens: Count Basie’s, Dizzy Gillespie’s, and Duke Ellington’s orchestras and any group with Miles Davis (the subject in the biopic “Miles Ahead,” released in April 2016)... Read more
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NJ.com
Jazz, Latin, even Broadway on the Hudson in Weehawken this summerLadies. Other concerts include a centennial tribute to Billy Strayhorn, a comp
Jazz, Latin, even Broadway on the Hudson in Weehawken this summer
NJ.com / Posted 6 days ago
Ladies. Other concerts include a centennial tribute to Billy Strayhorn, a composer and arranger and right hand to Duke Ellington. Led by pianist and music director, John Di Martino, this concert will feature 14-time Grammy winner Paquito... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Chicago’s Very Own Sir the Baptist performance of “Raise Hell”legacy of jazz and soul. His neighbors’ residue was his inspiration. Ella Fitzg
Chicago’s Very Own Sir the Baptist performance of “Raise Hell”
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 6 days ago
legacy of jazz and soul. His neighbors’ residue was his inspiration. Ella Fitzgerald played there often. So did Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole, along with countless others with their Bronzeville homes... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Chicago’s Very Own Sir the Baptist performance of “Wake Up”legacy of jazz and soul. His neighbors’ residue was his inspiration. Ella Fitzg
Chicago’s Very Own Sir the Baptist performance of “Wake Up”
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 6 days ago
legacy of jazz and soul. His neighbors’ residue was his inspiration. Ella Fitzgerald played there often. So did Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole, along with countless others with their Bronzeville homes... Read more
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Pittsburgh City Paper
Innovative composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith joins pianist Vijay Iyer at the 2016 Pittsburgh JazzLive International Jazz FestivalSmith thinks the term doesn’t apply. His work is “connected to [jazz] because h
Innovative composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith joins pianist Vijay Iyer at the 2016 Pittsburgh JazzLive International Jazz Festival
Pittsburgh City Paper / Posted 7 days ago
Smith thinks the term doesn’t apply. His work is “connected to [jazz] because historically, we followed Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, all those people. But [my music is] not jazz, and I feel that their music wasn’t jazz,” he... Read more
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The Mercury News
Silicon Valley Music Festival celebrates fifth season with varied lineupwith Duchess, a New York-based vocal trio. The weekly 6:30 p.m. concerts at the
Silicon Valley Music Festival celebrates fifth season with varied lineup
The Mercury News / Posted 7 days ago
with Duchess, a New York-based vocal trio. The weekly 6:30 p.m. concerts at the Los Gatos Town Plaza are paying tribute to Duke Ellington this summer and continue through Aug. 24. See the schedule at www.jazzontheplazz.com. BARD ON THE RUN: It's... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
Black banks struggle to surviveCreole eatery, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. Chase has 15 employees today, “sometim
Black banks struggle to survive
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
Creole eatery, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. Chase has 15 employees today, “sometimes more,” and has fed “the Jackson Five, Duke Ellington, the Freedom Riders … President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.” “We were able to visit the... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
Sarnia Concert Association plans for 81st seasonshow next April, Nichols said. “Sarnia is a big city for big band music – back
Sarnia Concert Association plans for 81st season
Sarnia Observer / Posted 8 days ago
show next April, Nichols said. “Sarnia is a big city for big band music – back in the olden days Guy Lombardo and Duke Ellington would come here out of Detroit – so the Toronto Jazz Orchestra will be a huge draw,” he said. And to wrap up... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
This former Maine justice, 93, is looking to form jazz trioan hour south to Old Orchard Beach, to its ballroom where he was transfixed by
This former Maine justice, 93, is looking to form jazz trio
Bangor Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
an hour south to Old Orchard Beach, to its ballroom where he was transfixed by jazz luminaries such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Scolnik doesn’t remember dancing. “I would just stand and listen at the Old Orchard pier,” he said. Soon... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Screams and silence: the new approach at Seattle Symphony“Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue,” features works by Varèse, Charles Ives, George
Screams and silence: the new approach at Seattle Symphony
The Seattle Times / Posted 12 days ago
“Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue,” features works by Varèse, Charles Ives, George Gershwin, Derek Bermel, John Adams and Duke Ellington. “This is the roots,” he says. “The American sound for orchestra is music that deals with the elements of... Read more
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The Advocate
Shining Jewel: After 47-year break, seasoned jazz singer returns to stageBrown sang and continued singing there with Grant for the next year. Then it w
Shining Jewel: After 47-year break, seasoned jazz singer returns to stage
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
Brown sang and continued singing there with Grant for the next year. Then it was on to Dallas, followed by offers from Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Brown carefully considered both. They were legends, so how could she go wrong with... Read more
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The Advocate
Shining Jewel: After 47-year break, seasoned jazz singer returns to stageBrown sang and continued singing there with Grant for the next year. Then it w
Shining Jewel: After 47-year break, seasoned jazz singer returns to stage
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
Brown sang and continued singing there with Grant for the next year. Then it was on to Dallas, followed by offers from Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Brown carefully considered both. They were legends, so how could she go wrong with... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
First Coast Happeningseventbrite.com. Harlem of The South, 3 p.m., Main Library, 303 N. Laura St. Fe
First Coast Happenings
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
eventbrite.com. Harlem of The South, 3 p.m., Main Library, 303 N. Laura St. Features the songs, music and dance of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Cab Calloway. Includes “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson. Free. (904)... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Allen Toussaint's 'American Tunes' is elegant adieuLloyd and guitarist Bill Frisell, Toussaint also hits the mark with fresh inter
Allen Toussaint's 'American Tunes' is elegant adieu
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 13 days ago
Lloyd and guitarist Bill Frisell, Toussaint also hits the mark with fresh interpretations of compositions by the likes of Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Billy Strayhorn and Fats Waller. Rhiannon Giddens adds stately vocals to a pair of Ellington... Read more
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Fort Worth Weekly
Still Swingingguitar melodies while Clarke’s leisurely bass lines hold the rhythm. “C Jam Blu
Still Swinging
Fort Worth Weekly / Posted 13 days ago
guitar melodies while Clarke’s leisurely bass lines hold the rhythm. “C Jam Blues” is a lively rendition of a popular Duke Ellington tune. Replete with hard swinging solos from Case, Briggs, Lyons, and Clarke, the number provides a nice... Read more
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The Buffalo News
It’s time for the Nichols General Information Test!between Camden, N.J., and Philadelphia is named after which great American poet
It’s time for the Nichols General Information Test!
The Buffalo News / Posted 13 days ago
between Camden, N.J., and Philadelphia is named after which great American poet who lived his last years in Camden? a. Duke Ellington b. Joyce Kilmer c. Edgar Allan Poe d. Walt Whitman 8. The HIMALAYAS are the highest mountain chain on... Read more
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examiner.com
Prince Remembered at 2016 Apollo Spring Gala featuring The O'Jays and LL Cool Jappear in one of the famous venues in the world. "It is an honor to be on the s
Prince Remembered at 2016 Apollo Spring Gala featuring The O'Jays and LL Cool J
examiner.com / Posted 13 days ago
appear in one of the famous venues in the world. "It is an honor to be on the same stage as Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke and Duke Ellington," he said. The singer from Fort, Worth, Texas performed Pickett's classic "Mustang Sally," then slowed the... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Music, dances brought crowdsto the Town and Country Club. "We had some of the most famous bands come to to
Music, dances brought crowds
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 14 days ago
to the Town and Country Club. "We had some of the most famous bands come to town, like Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington," Pappas told the newspaper in 1989. "People would come from miles and miles," Mrs. Kerasias told the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
First Coast HappeningsThe Volstead Jax, 115 Adams St.; 3 p.m. Sunday, Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.
First Coast Happenings
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 14 days ago
The Volstead Jax, 115 Adams St.; 3 p.m. Sunday, Main Library, 303 N. Laura St. Features the songs, music and dance of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Cab Calloway. Includes “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson. Free. (904)... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Previewing 2016 at the one-kind Grant Park Symphonygrant" recipients Alisa Weilerstein, cello, and Regina Carter, jazz violin. Rep
Previewing 2016 at the one-kind Grant Park Symphony
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
grant" recipients Alisa Weilerstein, cello, and Regina Carter, jazz violin. Repertory will range from Osvaldo Golijov to Duke Ellington to Dvorak's "New World" Symphony. The featured work of the Alsop residency will be "Life: A Journey Through... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Summer Arts Festival: Generations celebrate 50 yearsone of his lasting memories of the festival. The black and white picture shows
Summer Arts Festival: Generations celebrate 50 years
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 14 days ago
one of his lasting memories of the festival. The black and white picture shows the crowd at a 1971 concert by jazz legend Duke Ellington that could easily be confused with one of Woodstock, the landmark 1969 music festival in upstate New York. “I... Read more
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ABC News
Book Excerpt: Bobby Brown's Memoir, 'Every Little Step'I could get away from the noise and craziness of my large family and go explori
Book Excerpt: Bobby Brown's Memoir, 'Every Little Step'
ABC News / Posted 14 days ago
I could get away from the noise and craziness of my large family and go exploring in her records. My grandmother loved Duke Ellington, so that's where I would usually start. I didn't mind the big-band jazz because I could jitterbug to it. I... Read more
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The New Yorker
Stuart Davis, Modern Manthe jape, working cartooned images of Davis, Graham, Gorky, and de Kooning into
Stuart Davis, Modern Man
The New Yorker / Posted 15 days ago
the jape, working cartooned images of Davis, Graham, Gorky, and de Kooning into a hectic abstraction inscribed with the Duke Ellington line “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.” But Davis’s strenuous Americanness incurred limits.... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Allen Toussaint's 'American Tunes' album caps a distinguished careeralbum, released June 10, in which Toussaint applies his distinctive pianistic t
Allen Toussaint's 'American Tunes' album caps a distinguished career
Los Angeles Times / Posted 15 days ago
album, released June 10, in which Toussaint applies his distinctive pianistic touch to a choice selection of songs by Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Professor Longhair and Paul Simon, among several others. The goal with... Read more
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The Hindu
Anil Srinivasan on 300 years of the pianoas far afield as an abandoned warehouse in Jamaica. In New York, I got to play
Anil Srinivasan on 300 years of the piano
The Hindu / Posted 17 days ago
as far afield as an abandoned warehouse in Jamaica. In New York, I got to play on a beautifully reconditioned Steinway that Duke Ellington owned, and in Chennai, more memorably, I got to restore, along with the wonderful craftsmen at Musee Musicals,... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
This week in historyCenter. Conductor Emeritus Robert E. Fleming led the program, including Tchaik
This week in history
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
Center. Conductor Emeritus Robert E. Fleming led the program, including Tchaikovsky, "The Music Man," a medley of Duke Ellington favorites and "Stars and Stripes Forever." The presentation of the George Garstick and Adone T. Calderone... Read more
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The Morning Call
A guide to free Lehigh Valley summer eventsBill Clinton. July 15 Harlem Renaissance Orchestra: Orchestra that plays music
A guide to free Lehigh Valley summer events
The Morning Call / Posted 17 days ago
Bill Clinton. July 15 Harlem Renaissance Orchestra: Orchestra that plays music of the big band era such as: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louie Armstrong and Benny Goodman. July 23 Caravan of Thieves: Band inspired by the big band swing era, the... Read more
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Pitchfork
7 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Band of Horses, Garbage, Nite Jewel, and Moreperformances of New Orleans singer/pianist Professor Longhair songs, as well as
7 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Band of Horses, Garbage, Nite Jewel, and More
Pitchfork / Posted 18 days ago
performances of New Orleans singer/pianist Professor Longhair songs, as well as band arrangements of songs by Toussaint, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Paul Simon, and more. Listen to his take on “Big Chief” (composed by Earl King), and revisit... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. jazz musicians fight to be heard as once-lively music halls shut downRenowned as the home of jazz master Duke Ellington, the District once held curr
D.C. jazz musicians fight to be heard as once-lively music halls shut down
The Washington Times / Posted 19 days ago
Renowned as the home of jazz master Duke Ellington, the District once held currency among aficionados for its jamming jazz joints. City residents and tourists alike would converge in clubs along U Street any night of the week to hear bebop, blues and... Read more
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The Washington Times
Brass Connection keeps jazz alive on streets of D.C.Count Basie, Glenn Miller and other classic jazzers. Mr. Scott also reignited
Brass Connection keeps jazz alive on streets of D.C.
The Washington Times / Posted 19 days ago
Count Basie, Glenn Miller and other classic jazzers. Mr. Scott also reignited the “piano cuttin’” contests that swing king Duke Ellington made popular in the early 20th century. In one-on-one battles, the musicians improvise over several choruses,... Read more
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The Irish Times
Allen Toussaint: American Tunes reviewthe second session features, among others, the towering and wonderfully old-fas
Allen Toussaint: American Tunes review
The Irish Times / Posted 19 days ago
the second session features, among others, the towering and wonderfully old-fashioned voice of Rhiannon Giddens on two Duke Ellington tunes, “Rocks In My Bed” and “Come Sunday”, each driven by a different spirit. The solo work is elegant and... Read more
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The State News
The Coral Gables: the legacy behind East Lansing's oldest restaurantthis time, Gables’ roadhouse was filled with some of America’s greatest bands i
The Coral Gables: the legacy behind East Lansing's oldest restaurant
The State News / Posted 20 days ago
this time, Gables’ roadhouse was filled with some of America’s greatest bands including Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, The Four Freshman and the Ink Spots, to name a few. During the 1920’s there... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Bee-bop ba ding dong wah wah... nicein Newark with their Friday night get together featuring Hannah Brady on sax an
Bee-bop ba ding dong wah wah... nice
Nottingham Post / Posted 21 days ago
in Newark with their Friday night get together featuring Hannah Brady on sax and Jez Matthews on keys, who play homage to Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's repertoire on June 10, book a table for 7pm on 01636 700 597. Baresca in the Lace Market... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Lofton owns ‘Green Book’ treasure, a segregation-era hotelad describes the structure as steam heated and a provider of comfort and conven
Lofton owns ‘Green Book’ treasure, a segregation-era hotel
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 21 days ago
ad describes the structure as steam heated and a provider of comfort and convenience, “where particular people stop.” The Duke Ellington Band, Count Basie, Louie Armstrong, Lionel Hampton and their musicians were some of the special guests, Lofton... Read more
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The Mercury News
Charlie Hunter has a new album, band and Bay Area gigsBehind Is the New Getting Ahead" and a series of 2014 thematic electronic EPs c
Charlie Hunter has a new album, band and Bay Area gigs
The Mercury News / Posted 21 days ago
Behind Is the New Getting Ahead" and a series of 2014 thematic electronic EPs covering tunes by The Cars, Hank Williams, Duke Ellington and Cole Porter. Featuring a potent two-horn front line of Knuffke and Curtis Fowlkes on trombone, Hunter's... Read more
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examiner.com
Original jazz artists Jay Leonhart, Tomoko Ohno play Nighttown’s Stageof Leonhart’s pedigree — he’s a legend, having backed Judy Garland, Buddy Rich,
Original jazz artists Jay Leonhart, Tomoko Ohno play Nighttown’s Stage
examiner.com / Posted 22 days ago
of Leonhart’s pedigree — he’s a legend, having backed Judy Garland, Buddy Rich, Peggy Lee, Sting, James Taylor, Dick Hyman, Duke Ellington, the list goes on — come off as serious artists, head down, work in progress, very little party in the... Read more
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Billboard
Squirrel Nut Zippers Reissuing 'Hot' - Listen to Unreleased 1991 Song 'The Puffer'never-before-released bonus track written with the late Stacy Guess. The song,
Squirrel Nut Zippers Reissuing 'Hot' - Listen to Unreleased 1991 Song 'The Puffer'
Billboard / Posted 22 days ago
never-before-released bonus track written with the late Stacy Guess. The song, which is named for an old steam train, has a Duke Ellington feel and is "kind of a creepy and very typical Zippers," says Mathus. Guess, the late horn player, had a... Read more
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Best of New Orleans Gambit
Parting gift: Allen Toussaint’s final album, American Tunespresent Toussaint playing music he didn't write. The Bright Mississippi feature
Parting gift: Allen Toussaint’s final album, American Tunes
Best of New Orleans Gambit / Posted 22 days ago
present Toussaint playing music he didn't write. The Bright Mississippi features Toussaint's interpretations of classics by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Django Reinhardt, Jelly Roll Morton, Joe "King" Oliver and Sidney Bechet. "It was a... Read more
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Daily Mail
Signed photograph of Prince Charles and Diana will be sold at auctionis expected to fetch £2,000 at auction in London on Thursday Other lots includ
Signed photograph of Prince Charles and Diana will be sold at auction
Daily Mail / Posted 22 days ago
is expected to fetch £2,000 at auction in London on Thursday Other lots include signed photos of Bill Clinton and Duke Ellington Taken in 1991, it shows the couple posing in the garden with a young Prince William and Harry - who has a... Read more
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Daily Mail
Video sees models styled into 100 years of male pop stars' fashionsstyles of music icons of the last century with the help of stylists The looks
Video sees models styled into 100 years of male pop stars' fashions
Daily Mail / Posted 22 days ago
styles of music icons of the last century with the help of stylists The looks start with the 1910s and mimic stars like Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Prince and Kanye West Pop stars are undoubtedly some of the biggest trendsetters... Read more
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Blogcritics.org
Jörn Marcussen-Wulf – ‘Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts’Music Review: | Blogcritics Blogcritics The critical lens on today's culture
Jörn Marcussen-Wulf – ‘Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts’
Blogcritics.org / Posted 22 days ago
Music Review: | Blogcritics Blogcritics The critical lens on today's culture & entertainment Music Review: As often as not when talking... Read more
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