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In the opening minutes of ‘Bessie,' the HBO biopic about blues legend Bessie Smith premiering Saturday, May 16th, the titular character absorbs the warmth of a single spotlight with an air of faint applause surrounding her. Draped in the glamour of the roaring 20s and with a life far from her Chattanooga roots, Bessie never seems to escape the pain of an ever haunted past and like any artist of her time she channels that struggle in brilliant performance. Her life cut short in 1937 at the age of 43, Smith never lived to see the rise of modern-day celebrity with [...]
Tue, May 19, 2015
Source Wynton Marsalis
Made in Brazil reaches #1 on iTunes Jazz Album chart. Congratulations to Eliane and the whole team! It also has reached #3 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Chart & #3 on Jazz. [...]
Thu, May 14, 2015
Source Elian Elias
The Empire Brass Quintet
Jeffrey Curnow has served as assistant principal trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra since the turn of the century, and preced that with six years as principal trumpet with the Dallas Symphony, and soloist. It is, perhaps, his 15 recordings and years spent with the Empire Brass Quintet (EBQ), that have etched him most deeply on the world of brass. As “FIVE!”tm & the music world mourn the loss of the brass quintet's most ardent champion, Rolf Smedvig, Jeffrey Curnow remembers his time with Rolf and the ground-breaking Empire Brass. 1. What are your first recollections of The Empire [...]
Wed, May 13, 2015
Source David Brubeck
Tony performed with the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall for “Let's Be Frank”, a centennial tribute to the great, Frank Sinatra. [...]
Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Source Tony Desare
By Rick Ivey Legendary pianist Peter Nero proved this week that he still has what it takes to thrill an audience nearly six decades into his professional career. Still touring the country at 80, Nero presented a dazzling display of talent and showmanship on the Thomasville Entertainment Foundation's Steinway concert grand piano to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd at the Thomasville Center for the Arts. Entitled “The Gershwin Project,” the program teamed Nero with bassist Michael Barnett in a performance of various works by 20th century American composer George Gershwin that have become standards and showpieces for Broadway, the American songbook and the concert [...]
Tue, Mar 10, 2015
Source Peter Nero
Thu, Dec 25, 2014
Source Chris Botti
In September, my CASE colleagues and I unveiled a brand new program called the Duke CASE Change Academy. (If you missed the announcement, see the program details here.) We received 34 outstanding applications for the Academy's 6 slots, which left us with a tough decision to make. Today I am thrilled to announce the winners. Each organization below will bring 3 leaders to the Academy, for a total of 18 participants in the cohort. These leaders are fighting to make an impact in their communities—in education, in health care, in the economy. To meet their goals, they'll have to overcome daunting [...]
Thu, Dec 05, 2013
Source Heath Brothers
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: (General sale starts at 10am Friday: The post Michel Legrand and Natalie Dessay UK [...]
Tue, Nov 26, 2013
Source Michelle Grand