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Today another song from 1957 Take My Love, Take My Love. Filed under: Bassey Archive [...]
Sun, Jul 13, 2014
Source Shirley Bassey
WHAT Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass, an HBO Family Documentary Special, has been nominated for a 66th Annual Emmy Award in the Outstanding Children’s Program category. This is the third season the YoungArts MasterClass series has received an Emmy-nomination. The program features some of the work of the National YoungArts Foundation, the non-profit that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists. Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass follows three promising musicians selected by YoungArts–saxophonist Patrick Bartley, pianist Tony Madruga, and bass player Russell Hall–as they work with the jazz icon. The episode [...]
Sat, Jul 12, 2014
Source Wynton Marsalis
Hello Friends Lots of great stuff going on this week! Hope to see you soon -DS > Thur July 17 9am WBGO 88.3 FM interview w Gary Walker > Thur July 17 Newark Museum 12-2http://www.newarkmuseum.org/jazzgarden.html > Sat July 19 Sourland … → The post Eight Track 20 weeks on JazzWeek radio chart – Newark Museum 7/17 noon and Trumpets Sat 7/19 appeared first on Dave Stryker. [...]
Sat, Jul 12, 2014
Source Dave Stryker
This summer marks the golden anniversary of Nancy’s silver screen debut. Released in June 1964, the collegiate romantic comedy For Those Who Think Young signaled the birth of what Nancy has humorously called her “epic film career.”  Six more motion pictures would follow, culminating in two big box office hits: The Wild Angels (with Peter Fonda) and […] [...]
Tue, Jul 08, 2014
Source Nancy Sinatra
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As Burt prepares to kick off his summer tour of Europe, I just received word of a new U.S. date has arrived. Burt will perform at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 23. [...]
Thu, Jul 03, 2014
Source Burt Bacharach
CINCINNAT!com BY JANELLE GELFAND Trumpeter Chris Botti’s show at Riverbend on Saturday night dazzled, from the Miles Davis arrangement of Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” to his nod to Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in “Time to Say Goodbye.” But the best moment of this high-energy display was a surprise encore, which came after the Cincinnati Pops and most of Botti’s band had left the stage. read more [...]
Tue, Jun 24, 2014
Source Chris Botti
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A bracelet inscribed with the motto “Been there, done that!” was said to be among the possessions most prized by the then recently retired opera star Beverly Sills. When asked if she might not miss some of the excitement of her former career, she was reminded of her accomplishment by the response inscribed on the bracelet. While comparing a soprano to a tubist may seem a sonic stretch to some, few things could be more apt than the motto of Sills’ bracelet in describing the recent retirement of tubist, composer and educator John Stevens. From a solo feature in Broadway’s “Barnum”, [...]
Mon, Jun 23, 2014
Source Dave Brubeck
Benson: The Autobiography follows George’s remarkable rise from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the stages of South Africa, and everywhere in between. An unparalleled storyteller, Benson tells of navigating his way through the recording studio with Miles Davis and performing with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Quincy Jones, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie. This long-awaited account of the first true (and truly successful) jazz/soul crossover artist will enthrall devotees of both music history and pop culture. This long-awaited book allows readers to meet one of the most beloved, prolific, and bestselling musicians of any [...]
Sun, Jun 15, 2014
Source George Benson
The 2nd Annual McCall Jazz Festival hosted by Curtis Stigers & benefitting the Shepherd’s Home foster home in beautiful McCall Idaho is now on sale.  This year’s lineup includes Curtis Stigers, vocal jazz diva Ann Hampton Callaway, acclaimed saxophonist Joel Frahm, The Sneider Brothers, Andrew Coba, The Ben Burdick Trio, & more.  Presented by Albertson’s, The Idaho Statesman, & Idaho First Bank. Click below for tickets and info: Aug 8  Pre-Festival Sip & Nosh at Rupert’s @Hotel McCall Aug 9  The McCall Jazz Festival at the McCall Golf Club [...]
Thu, Jun 05, 2014
Source Curtis Stigers
Rod Stewart by Joe Walles
Have you experienced the ultimate live Rod Stewart collection?! LIVE 1976-1998: TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT is a 4-disc set that spans more than 20 years and features over 58 unreleased live recordings from the legendary performer, including his biggest hits and some incredible covers!  Watch the trailer here: http://po.st/RodYT Available here: http://smarturl.it/RodTonight [...]
Thu, Apr 03, 2014
Source Rod Stewart
According to the LA Times, Glenn will be the one to induct his old friend Linda Ronstadt into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame on April 10. While she can't be there, stars like Stevie Nicks will be performing in her honor. Sounds like quite an event!It airs on HBO May 31st at 8:00 Eastern / 7:00 Central. [...]
Tue, Apr 01, 2014
Source Glenn Frey
Peter is in San Diego this weekend appearing with the San Diego Symphony. If you are in the area you don’t want to miss it. Check out this short interview he did yesterday! [...]
Fri, Mar 28, 2014
Source Peter Nero
We’re delighted to announce Michel will be playing two special UK dates with the extremely talented opera singer Natalie Dessay. The shows will take place  at London Palladium and Manchester Bridgewater on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May respectively. We’re offering you the chance to get your tickets up to 24hours before they go on general sale via the below exclusive presale link from 10am on Thursday 28 November (tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 29 November). Buy Presale Tickets from 10am Thursday: www.gigsandtours.com/go/michellegrandnataliedessaypre (General sale starts at 10am Friday: www.gigsandtours.com/go/michellegrandnataliedessaygen) The post Michel Legrand and Natalie Dessay UK tour [...]
Tue, Nov 26, 2013
Source Michel Legrand
Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Source Gregory Porter
Hello and thank you for checking in.I left off in May, when we had a beautiful night of music at the new jazz venue in NYC: "54 Below" This was the former "Studio 54" and is once again, a very happening place. I had a great band: Todd, Ed and Steve Cardenas. The “Jazz Tuesdays” at 54 Below are presented by WBGO and I had the great pleasure of doing an interview with Michael Bourne the day before. He's a joy and knows his stuff. Click the following link to listen to this interview: http://www.wbgo.org/blog/singer-karrin-allyson-with-michael-bourneAnd you can check out a [...]
Tue, Jul 30, 2013
Source Karrin Allyson
Paul Anka’s long awaited autobiography, “My Way An Autobiography”, and album “Duets”, featuring duets with Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble, Celine Dion and more are out now. Get your copy of “My Way An Autobiography” HERE Get your copy of “Duets” from Amazon HERE and iTunes HERE [...]
Fri, Apr 19, 2013
Source Paul Anka