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Charlie Byrd’s Rendition of Francis Lai’s Un Homme et Une Femme

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 4:08 pm (UTC+0)
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“Un Homme et Une Femme” by Francis Lai is one of the all-time killer songs for lovers

Chris Botti’s Impressions

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 3:32 pm (UTC+0)
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Expressing love for romantic melodies from around the world

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

Tony Williams, Drummer Extraordinaire with China Connection

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 6:56 pm (UTC+0)
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The innovative drummer known for control of sticks and use of polyrhythms and metric modulation in jazz

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

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.

Piano Great Chick Corea Continues World Tour

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 7:48 pm (UTC+0)
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The gifted piano wizard will release a DVD chronicling his six-month long tour, the longest and biggest tour of the year in jazz

Honoring The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 4:59 pm (UTC+0)
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The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz will honor America’s Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, at a gala concert on September 12

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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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