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Laurie Krauz's "Jazz Soup" -- Presents a Tribute to Bebop Icon -- Sheila Jordan

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

One aspect that distinguishes many jazz singers from other vocalists is the tight collaboration between the singer and their instrumentalist colleagues.

Manhattan's "Metropolitan Room" Hosts the 2014 Hot House NYC Jazz Decision

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 11.22.2014 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

"Hot House" jazz magazine has started a tradition of honoring a group of new and established musicians, recently offering a varied and compelling awards show last week at the Metropolitan Room.

Michael Bolton Books A Small Screen Gig

Posted 10.12.2012 | TV

It looks like Michael Bolton's trading tunes for TV. According to THR, the singer is set to star in the ABC comedy pilot "Michael Bolton's Daughter...

Mondo Sex Head: A Conversation With Rob Zombie, Chatting With Mike Stern, Plus Longreef and Certain People I Know Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.22.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Namaste & Conversation: Interviews With Kenny G and David Benoit, Plus Downtown Struts and Sara Jackson-Holman Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.18.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Notes on Jazz Third Annual 4th of July Living Legends of Jazz Celebration

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This is the third annual compilation, and with each year we gain some new members and sadly lose some old friends. The list is a celebration of those who have, for so long, graced us with their talents, their creativity and their love of the music.

The Reigning Jazz Artist Two Years In A Row

AP | CHARLES J. GANS | Posted 06.21.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Tenor sax legend Sonny Rollins was a triple winner Wednesday at the annual Jazz Awards, garnering musician of the year honors for the seco...

Jazz Fest 2012 Will Feature Legend-Filled Lineup

Posted 04.18.2012 | Detroit

This Labor Day weekend, the 33rd annual Detroit Jazz Festival will sound off on Detroit's riverfront with an all-star line up. The roster for the free...

Hillary Clinton Hosts The Nation's Top Artists

AP | By BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.03.2012 | Home

By BRETT ZONGKER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama in lauding the actors, musicians and others receiving Kennedy Center Ho...

President To Host Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep And Other Kennedy Center Honorees

AP | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama hosts the five recipients of the 34th Kennedy Center Honors at a White House reception Sunday before attending th...

A World Of Sound: Chatting & Improvising With David S. Ware

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Today, we're talking with David S. Ware about all things jazz and about his new documentary David S. Ware: A World of Sound.

Celebrating the Living Legends of Jazz

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.03.2011 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Last July 4, I decided to assemble a list of some notable musicians, arrangers, impresarios and singers in the world of jazz who had passed their 70th birthday. A number are still actively engaged, robustly performing in their own current endeavors.

Sonny Rollins' 80th Birthday Party At The Sydney Opera House

Jillian Burt | Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts
Jillian Burt

At the end of his concert at the Sydney Opera House, Sonny Rollins received a long, exuberant standing ovation that had a hint of solemnity about it -- we'd just watched him play his heart out on his 80th birthday.

Return To Return To Forever: Chatting With Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, Plus John Common and Author Dr. Tony Youn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.

Dog Ears Music: Born in September Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we feature music from Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Memphis Slim, Patsy Cline, John Cage, and more.

Crosstown Cool With the Maya Jensen Quartet and Tony do Rosario

Robert Rodi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Rodi

Great jazz players like Dan Tabion and Jarrad Harris remind you of how exciting understatement can be.

Dog Days of Summer Playlist: Honoring the late great Les Paul

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's column features music by Devendra Banhart, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Jill Scott, Janis Joplin, Weezer and, of course, Les Paul.

Free Show Alert: Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins At Millennium Park

Chicagoist | Ana Bolotin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Get lost in jazz master Sonny Rollins' sweet saxophonic stylings tonight at Millennium Park. The self-proclaimed "Saxophone Colossus" will bust out t...