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Legendary Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 5:27 pm (UTC+0)
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A 19-CD box set has been released, covering all of the studio recordings of the classic Brubeck Quartet

Ramsey Lewis, Taking Another Look

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 2:16 pm (UTC+0)
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Three-time Grammy winner and jazz legend is going to host a new television show about jazz music

Abdullah Ibrahim, ‘King of Jazz’ in South Africa

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC+0)
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He was inspired by Duke Ellington, and when Nelson Mandela heard his music in prison, he said ‘liberation is near’

David Benoit’s Conversation Is Colorful

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 9:34 pm (UTC+0)
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A new album showcasing a musical conversation between a classical piano trio and a jazz trio

Betcha By Golly Wow: The Songs of Thom Bell

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 12:39 am (UTC+0)
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Pianist and composer Bob Baldwin celebrates the music legacy of iconic songwriter Thom Bell

Sergio Salvatore, the ‘Marvelous Kid’

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 10:36 pm (UTC+0)
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Italian-American pianist and composer performed in public at the age of four

Lester Young’s Smooth Tone

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 8:48 pm (UTC+0)
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Many saxophonists have copied his improvisational smooth tone and relaxed lyrical style

Keiko Matsui’s Rose in Morocco

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 3:43 pm (UTC+0)
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sensation Matsui’s blend of eastern flair music and American jazz is introspective and soothing

Iconic American pianist Ahmad Jamal

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 8:54 pm (UTC+0)
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Best-known for his distinctive piano improvisations, Jamal still plays music with the same energy, elegance and sophistication at the age of 82

Yanni’s North America Tour, Truth of Touch

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 1:39 pm (UTC+0)
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Yanni is making a strong comeback to the United States, where he studied Psychology but fell in love with music. He will perform live in 15 states across America.

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Diaa BekheetCairo native Diaa Bekheet has worked for a host of media outlets, including Radio Cairo in English, ETV News, Deutsche Presse-Agentur and the Associated Press. He joined VOA in Feb. 1989, hosting a variety of popular news and entertainment shows for the former Arabic Service such as Radio Ride Across America, Business Week, and Jazz Club USA. He has interviewed a number of Jazz celebrities, including the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. Diaa is currently an editor for our main English site, VOAnews.com.

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