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1619 Broadway by Distinguished Jazz Singer Kurt Elling

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 6:33 pm (UTC+0)
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A new album showcasing 11 Great American standards as interpreted and arranged by Elling

Ella Fitzgerald, 10th Anniversary of America’s First Lady of Songs

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 3:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Fitzgerald had a sweet, powerful three-octave voice and perfect diction, making her the best candidate to record the splendid series of Songbook albums

It’s Jazz Appreciation Month Worldwide

Posted April 8th, 2011 at 2:43 pm (UTC+0)
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It’s April, when jazz music fills the air in Washington, D.C. This year’s 10th anniversary coincides with Latin jazz master Candido Camero’s 90th birthday

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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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