Hank Jones, pianist and jazz legend, beloved husband of Theodosia, dear uncle to his nieces and nephews across the country, friend to music, inspiration to countless musicians, died on Monday, May 16, in New York City, after a brief illness. He was 91 years old and would have been 92 [...]Read more >>
From within the relative glut of jazz-related DVDs that concern themselves with storied, and often deceased, masters of the form, a refreshing documentary has emerged. Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense, a DVD and Video On Demand release that became available on May 11, examines the world of [...]Read more >>
Lena Horne, the beautiful singer, actress and activist who broke racial boundaries when she signed a long-term contract with MGM in the early 1940s — a contract that stated the Brooklyn-born performer would never have to play a maid, a role to which black actresses were often consigned before Horne [...]Read more >>
Should you happen to be in San Antonio, Texas, on the first full weekend in June, you’ll want to do more than remember the Alamo or take a fine stroll along the city’s renowned River Walk. Which is to say, you’ll do well to spend some time at the 8th [...]Read more >>
David Sanborn (pictured above) and Marcus Miller will host “the Greatest Party at Sea,” otherwise known as the Smooth Jazz Cruise 2012. Actually, due to popular demand, there will be two Smooth Jazz Cruises 2012. The one hosted by Sanborn and Miller will feature Motown legend Smokey Robinson. Other stars [...]Read more >>
To honor the 65th birthday of saxophonist, composer and educator Anthony Braxton, the Tri-Centric Foundation, along with co-producers Darmstadt Institute, will stage “Tri-Centric Modeling: Past, Present and Future,” a two-night, multiple-venue concert event. On Friday, June 18th, at (Le) Poisson Rouge in Manhattan and Saturday, June 19th, at the ISSUE [...]Read more >>
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