Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Legend, dies

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South Africa – Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa says the nation has lost a one-of-a-kind musician with the passing of Jazz legend bra Hugh Masekela. [Read more…]

Edinburgh Jazz And Blues Festival 2012

The Stooges Brass Band

The Stooges Brass Band

The 2012 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival welcomes an outstanding line-up of musicians from home and abroad to celebrate 10 days of jazz and blues that’s open and accessible. Embracing music of the highest artistic quality and music that’s played for partying, there’s sophistication and simple pleasures. [Read more…]

Max Klub Jazz Festival 2012

Max Klub Jazz Festival

Max Klub Jazz Festival

Max Klub Jazz Festival is a festival that has been revived in the year 2012 after 10 years of absence, and set a basis for cultural renaissance of jazz scene in Velenje. Jazz enthusiasts will be able to witness interesting musical acts in five more shows. [Read more…]

Etta James Jazz Singer 1938 – 2012

Etta James Jazz Singer 1938 – 2012

Etta James Jazz Singer 1938 – 2012

Etta James has died after fighting leukemia and the ravages of the awful disease related complications.

James will be remembered for her powerful love song. At Last

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The one man jazz university – Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

“I’m gonna stay with the youngsters. When these get too old I’ll get some younger ones. Keeps the mind active.” — Art Blakey (1954) In a career that spanned more than 40 years in jazz master drummer Art Blakey, also known by his Islamic name of Abdullah Ibn Buhaina (Bu), stuck tenaciously to that principle […]

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The beginning of something new – a portrait in jazz

The players on the date “The beginning of something too new to invite easy description” — that’s how jazz critic Rob Mariani recalls pianist Bill Evans’ debut at New York’s Village Vanguard in the early 1960s. He might have been describing Evans’1959 album, A Portrait in Jazz, recorded almost at the end of jazz’s most […]

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Jazz bassist Charles Mingus goes from Massey Hall to Pithecanthropus

Leadership development The three albums discussed in this article represent bassist Charles Mingus growing in stature as bass player, composer and band leader. On the first album he becomes leader almost by default as the two who were meant to lead the outfit which has come to be known as “The Quintet”, Charlie Parker and […]

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Introducing a Charles Mingus decade – the flowering of a jazz genius

The truth of what I am “I’m going to keep on getting through and finding out the kind of man I am through my music. That’s the one place I can be free.” — Mingus in conversation with Nat Hentoff (A Musician Beyond Category — From Gadfly April 1999)“In my music, I’m trying to play […]

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One Man’s take on the Jazz Audience Discussion

The contributor of this piece is jazz activist Ron Washington.  Besides being a stalwart jazz diehard and tireless observer of the scene, he is proprietor of Ron “Slim” Washington Productions, which provides jazz and other music for festivals, clubs and restaurants. How Can a “Music of the Spirit” Die? Jazz is dead! Here we go […]

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Top 10 Jazz CDs â?? Tony’s Picks

A list of ten top jazz albums chosen by Tony McGregor Top 10 Jazz CDs â?? Tony’s Picks is a post from: Tony McGregor

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