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Jonathan Kreisberg’s One, Exclusive Music

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 3:03 pm (UTC+0)
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Acclaimed Kreisberg releases his first solo album next month on vinyl, and in late Dec on CD

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’

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

George Benson, a Legendary American Guitarist

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 7:38 pm (UTC+0)
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He is one of America’s most successful guitarists, although most people think of him as a vocalist

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

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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