Music photographer, Jim Marshall’s photographs immortalize the unique energy of the Newport and Monterey Fests of the '60s, including unguarded images of Monk, Coltrane, and Miles. Most have not been published before this.
Jazz pianist, Amad Jamal, and, vocalist, Nina Simone are Grammy 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winners. Now in his eighties, Ahmad Jamal has continued to tours and record. There is much to discover about this jazz icon in every phase of his long career.
Al Jarreau, a versatile vocalist who sold millions of records and won a string of prestigious music awards and accolades for his work in pop and R&B as well as his first love, jazz, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 76.
Although this unique vocalist made his initial mark in the jazz world, Mr. Jarreau’s style, and his audience, crossed stylistic barriers. Many will remember that his music incorporated elements of pop, soul, gospel, Latin and other genres. It was a mark of his eclecticism that he won him respect from his fellow musicans, along with six Grammys across three different categories: jazz, pop and R&B.
In February of 1917, just days before the beginning of the Russian Revolution and while America herself simmered on the brink of war, the Victor Talking Machine Company recorded what would become the first “jazz” phonograph record. The sounds of the five young rebels from New Orleans, aka “The Original Dixieland ‘Jass’ Band”, took the country by storm and went on to captivate the world.
A hundred years later, Dan Levinson will take you back to that historic moment in time at A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF RECORDED JAZZ at Morristown's historic Bickford Theater on Monday, February 20, 8:00PM
Jazz pioneer, Barbara Carroll has passed away at age 92. By all counts, an elegant jazz pianist, composer, and vocalist, Carroll has long been recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals.
Her career began in 1947 when she played opposite Dizzy Gillespie. Carroll quickly established herself as a jazz pianist and one of the first women to play bebop piano. She formed a jazz trio, which featured Chuck Wayne on guitar and Clyde Lombardi on bass, worked briefly with Benny Goodman.