Nu Jazz Entertainment is a label founded by Jerald Miller, who began his career as a jazz musician, having studied under Ellis Marsalis in New Orleans. Subsequently Miller switched to the business side of jazz, working variously at EMI, RCA/BMG, Sony Music and at Spike Lee’s film company, Forty Acres [...]Read more >>
By Ellen Pfeifer George Russell, author of the “Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization” that undergirded the pioneering modal experiments of John Coltrane and Miles Davis, died on July 27 in Boston at age 86. He had been affiliated with New England Conservatory from 1969 when then-President Gunther Schuller invited [...]Read more >>
Ever wonder how you’ll celebrate your 91st birthday? Ever wonder if you’ll even be around for your 91st birthday? Yeah, well, composer and bandleader Gerald Wilson will turn 91 on September 4, and he plans on ringing it in with a very melodious bang before a large audience at the [...]Read more >>
Fleet-fingered pianist Arturo O’Farrill has been commissioned by Symphony Space, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and RD Rice Construction to compose a new piece of music to honor Bronx native and prospective Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. O’Farrill and his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra will premiere the music at Symphony [...]Read more >>
“The mariachi tradition goes back over a hundred years,” says Mariachi Real de San Diego’s guitarron player Mauricio Gonzalez. “It came from the people, it came from the hills, from the ranches. It was a different lifestyle back then.” Mauricio is one of six musicians in Mariachi Real de San [...]Read more >>
Longtime journalist and broadcaster Michael Bourne will host and emcee the 14th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival, which will begin on Friday, July 31 and conclude a few days later on Sunday, August 2. Artists scheduled to appear this year include Jane Monheit, Lewis Nash, Benny Green and Bucky Pizzarelli, the [...]Read more >>
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