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Sax Powerhouse Mindi Abair Tours with Rock Legends Aerosmith

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 7:19 pm (UTC+0)
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Saxophone sensation, singer Mindi Abair is touring with Rock legends Aerosmith; she will also play the Hollywood Bowl twice in August

Into the Open with Danish Artist Sarah Elgeti

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 7:44 pm (UTC+0)
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Using saxophone, flute and clarinet to paint expressive and impressionistic pictures

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’

Grover Washington Jr.’s Just the Two of Us

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 1:44 pm (UTC+0)
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Many of Grover’s albums successfully proved that he was a new force in jazz, soul and R&B

Gerry Mulligan, Birth of the Cool & West Coast Jazz

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC+0)
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Mulligan pioneered a movement known as ‘West Coast Jazz,’ and brought a light, airy style to the bari saxophone

Miguel Zenon, The Puerto Rican Songbook

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC+0)
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A great effort to preserve the early 20th century’s musical heritage of Puerto Rico

Jessy J, Blends Jazz, Latin, Samba & Immigration Politics

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 10:06 pm (UTC+0)
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Saxophonist talks about her new album, international tour and recent performance in Dubai, UAE

Jazz, Pop & World Music, Radio Mundial Album Debuts

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 10:44 pm (UTC+0)
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Radio Mundial: Music inspired by places from the Sahara desert in North Africa to the Maya temples in the Guatamalan jungle; from Japanese anime to Hindustani classical music

Boney James, One of America’s Top Saxophonists, Playing ‘Better’ After a Car Crash

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 5:53 pm (UTC+0)
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Grammy-nominated saxophonist Boney James makes a full and strong comeback after a car crash that prevented him from performing for several months

Jazz & Classical Mix with Dutch Saxophonist Aart van Bergen

Posted April 13th, 2011 at 5:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Mixing jazz with classical music is a tough job when it comes to improvisation. But Aart van Bergen and his Crescent Double Quartet are up to the challenge.

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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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