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Tribute to Guitar Giant Wes Montgomery

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 9:31 pm (UTC+0)
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Wes Montgomery is one of the greatest and most influential of jazz guitarists worldwide

JAM Honors Frank Sinatra, His Activism

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 3:56 pm (UTC+0)
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This April, Jazz Appreciation Month is honoring the legendary singer Frank Sinatra for his early bold stand for human rights in 1945.

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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