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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

A Day and A Half with Berta Rojas and Paquito D’Rivera

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 10:08 pm (UTC+0)
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A joint production celebrating the music of some of South America’s legendary artists

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’

David Benoit’s Conversation Is Colorful

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 9:34 pm (UTC+0)
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A new album showcasing a musical conversation between a classical piano trio and a jazz trio

Betcha By Golly Wow: The Songs of Thom Bell

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 12:39 am (UTC+0)
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Pianist and composer Bob Baldwin celebrates the music legacy of iconic songwriter Thom Bell

Jazz in Pop: John Pizzarelli’s Double Exposure

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC+0)
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A flamboyant guitarist proving the idea that jazz and pop can co-exist.

Rez Abbasi’s Jazz & Qawwali Music Mix

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 2:34 pm (UTC+0)
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Rez Abbasi is a tour de force and his creative music mix will surely help popularize jazz in South Asia

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

Jeff Lorber Fusion’s Galaxy

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 6:38 pm (UTC+0)
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This new album is sort of a further evolution of the concept that this keyboardist-composer started with hit 2010 CD, ‘Now Is The Time’

Blue Notes in Black and White: Photography and Jazz

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC+0)
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Rare accounts and photos of African-American jazz legends, with some pictures showing how moments of social tension and race in America impinged on the jazz image

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About Jazz Beat

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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