A pianist, singer and songwriter who straddled modern jazz and Delta blues, Mose Allison belonged to both styles even as he became a touchstone for British Invasion rockers and folksy troubadours. He died at his home in Hilton Head, S.C. He was 89.
Mr. Allison began his professional career as a piano player, at a time when his style — percussive and jaunty, carried along by a percolating beat — suited the sound of the jazz mainstream. In addition to leading his own trio, he worked with some of the major small-group bandleaders of the late 1950s, including the saxophonists Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan.
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The one and only Sarah Vaughan! This event is one of a kind.
The only international vocal competition of its kind in the world, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition culminates in a rousing performance on the final day of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival (November 1-20), a yearly celebration of jazz at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and other venues in Greater Newark.
On November 19, the evening prior to the competition, the festival presents a Sarah Vaughan Celebration, featuring the Christian McBride Trio and vocalists Dianne Reeves, Lisa Fischer and Sheila Jordan, in NJPAC's Victoria Theater.
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