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Jazz Musicians

Ted Gioia's Bar Talk: Can a Musicologist Make Club Owners Pay More?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

How many club owners would ask Lady Gaga or Keith Jarrett to play for free? None. Why? Because both artists can generate ticket sales and bar receipts that exceed their fees -- a mutually beneficial arrangement for both the club owner and the artist, which is how it must be.

New York City's Jazz Musicians Fear Poverty In Retirement

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Keisha St. John has been singing at some of the most famous jazz clubs in the nation for more than five decades. She was paid $50 a...

NYC Jazz Musicians Fear Poverty In Retirement

AP | Jonathan Lemire | Posted 09.19.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Keisha St. Joan has been singing at some of the most famous jazz clubs in the nation for more than five decades. She was paid $50...

Prosecutor: Jazz Musician's $500,000 Prize Money Stolen

Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities have arrested a suburban New York man on charges he stole nearly $500,000 in prize money belonging to famed jazz musician...

Lynda Carter Discusses the New Wonder Woman, Plays Yoshi's SF

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.09.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Rather than worrying about the star assuming the coveted role, which she played from 1975-1979 while also appearing on a series of TV variety shows, Carter expressed fears about how the character will be scripted.

The Lessons I've Learned From Jazz

Nat Wolff | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Nat Wolff

I have learned a lot from Jazz. I compare good acting to jazz music. The more you study and prepare as an actor, the more equipped you are to live in the moment. Just like the gifted musicians in my dad's quartet, it takes a courageous actor to be free.

Jazz Giants

David Galenson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

Charlie Parker often cites Lester Young as an influence, however there are no recordings where he sounds like a Lester Young clone. As a matter of fact, when you hear him playing with Jay McShann at 19, he already sounds like Charlie Parker.

Kenny Loggins Had It Right: Cards, Music, Farewells Revisited

David Hunt | Posted 06.28.2012 | San Francisco
David Hunt

A couple of exuberant people who have bettered my understanding of music passed away this April. One of them I got to know well and considered a friend: the pianist and arranger George Mesterhazy.

Campari and Conversation

Kat Edmonson | Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment
Kat Edmonson

Growing up, my imagined life as a musician was something along the lines of me lounging in a Learjet en route to a swelling outdoor amphitheatre on a dazzling summer's eve.

Live With Music or Die With Noise: Book a Band, Create a Job

Anthony DeFeo | Posted 04.16.2012 | Impact
Anthony DeFeo

Music was the piece of my life I had been missing and I eventually realized that our country was in a similar quandary. Out with the noise. Music For Tomorrow (MFT) is a non-profit that creates performance opportunities for local jazz musicians.

Famous Jazz Musician Dies At 88

AP | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sam Rivers, an internationally-known jazz musician who played with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, has died. He was 88. Moniqu...