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New Albums by Marcus Miller, Mike Stern

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 3:41 pm (UTC+0)
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Marcus Miller and Mike Stern are two acclaimed guitarists who performed with trumpet legend Miles Davis

Cindy Douglas’s My New Jive, and the Glamor of Jazz

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC+0)
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Album showcases Cindy’s superb performance, her own unique and modern twist on swing and bebop classics

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

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

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

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

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

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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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