Readers Poll 36th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Offers Bright Moments
7/23/2014


Whalum, Chestnut & Bunnett To Headline Litchfield Jazz Fest
7/22/2014


Children of the Light Trio Shines at Copenhagen Fest
7/22/2014


New Orleans Trumpeter Lionel Ferbos Dies at 103
7/21/2014


Salvant, Jarrett Leave Strong Impressions at Montreal Jazz Fest
7/21/2014


Acclaimed Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies at 70
7/18/2014


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Dr. Billy Taylor (1921–2010) co-founded Jazzmobile in 1964. (Photo: billytaylorjazz.com)

Jazzmobile Thrives at 50

Jazzmobile, the New York-based not-for-profit jazz outreach organization, has announced a yearlong series of concerts, competitions, special events and fundraisers in celeb …  
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Horace Silver: In Pursuit
Published 9/13/1973

Horace Silver remembers a time years ago in a Boston hotel room when he wrote out the idea for a new tune on a cardboard bath mat. He doesn’t have to do that today, of course; the creative process has been augmented by the miniature tape recorder tha …  
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Tony Williams: Two Decades of Drum Innovation
Published 11/1/1983

Tony Williams erupted onto the jazz scene in 1963 as a 17-year-old prodigy with a full-blown, volcanic style of drumming that would blow hard-bop tastiness out the door. Williams’ arrival was hailed with a great deal of fanfare. The week he came with …  
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Freddy Cole: Melody Man
Published 7/1/2001

Freddy Cole is a singer and a pianist. Outside of a couple of showpieces he was compelled to compose by way of acknowledging and freeing himself from the looming presence of his famous brother, Nat Cole (“I’m Not My Brother, I’m Me” and “He Was The K …  
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Benny Goodman: From the Inside
Published 4/9/1964

About 27 years have gone by since they danced in the aisles to the music of Benny Goodman and his band at the Paramount Theater in New York City. In April 1937, the New Yorker ran a profile on “one Benny Goodman.” The writer commented in wonderment o …  
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