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Trombone Shorty will perform at the White House in Washington, D.C., in celebration of International Jazz Day, which takes place April 30. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

Jazz Day Celebrations to be Held Around the Globe

Musicians, fans and organizations around the world will celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30. This year will mark the fifth annual edition of International Jazz Day …  
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REVIEWS EDITORS’ PICKS     April 2016


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Phil Is Now: Out Of The Woods
Published 1/23/1957

Phillip Wells Woods is a lean 25, with the appearance of an Alan Ladd, and an alto that talks more like a cross between Bogart and Gérard Philipe. Woods, who won a 1955 DownBeat Jazz Critics Poll New Star award, recently left Dizzy Gillespie’s …  
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80th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll Winners

Hall of Fame: Tony Bennett
Jazz Artist: Chick Corea
Jazz Album: Chick Corea Trio, Triology (Stretch/Concord)
Historical Album: Wayne Shor …  
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Hubert Laws: My Time Has Come
Published 7/1/1993

Hubert Laws lives in a two-story house in Los Angeles, following the time-honored tradition of house upstairs and shop/studio below. On a bright spring morning, this writer passes through the security gate and heads upstairs, greeting the famed fluti …  
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Erroll Garner: The Natural
Published 10/19/1967

Yes, Virginia, there are leprechauns. I know because I’ve been running into one lately in Los Angeles. It seems everywhere I go, he’s there, listening, burying himself in some dark corner, just “quietly finding out what’s happening.&rdqu …  
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