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Eliane Elias Paying Tribute to Chet Baker

Posted May 18th, 2013 at 10:42 am (UTC+0)
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Jazz legend Chet Baker has left an indelible mark on traditional Brazilian music

The Big International Jazz Day Jam

Posted April 29th, 2013 at 9:00 pm (UTC+0)
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April 30th is International Jazz Day, a United Nations sponsored annual event being celebrated this year with an all-star concert in Istanbul, Turkey. Among the artists performing at the show will be pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, trumpeter Terrence Blanchard, and bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding. Also, there will be musicians from all over the world, […]

I’ll Remember April

Posted April 23rd, 2013 at 12:44 pm (UTC+0)
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American jazz vocalist Elli Fordyce talks with Music Beat about her musical journey


Posted April 18th, 2013 at 5:05 pm (UTC+0)
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By Eric Felten According to Variety, the superhero flicks lined up for this summer’s silly-film season are being scored with music that breaks the genre’s tired molds. I can’t say that I’m convinced. The sound of superhero soundtracks has  for years been dominated by orchestral angst: Heroic, yes, but always drenched in a moody ambivalence […]

When Harry Met VOA

Posted April 10th, 2013 at 2:47 pm (UTC+0)
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By Doug Levine Lots of famous musicians have walked through our doors here at VOA. Everyone from Quincy Jones and Chubby Checker to Kenny Rogers and Aretha Franklin, have come to the studio to chat, to perform or both.   One of our most memorable guests was singer, pianist and bandleader Harry Connick, Jr., who visited […]

Play Ball 2013!

Posted April 5th, 2013 at 5:20 pm (UTC+0)

BY KATHERINE COLE This is a very happy week for baseball fans the world over—the 2013 major league season officially started on Sunday March 31st, when the Houston Astros beat their in-state rival Texas Rangers 8-2. OK, calm down. This isn’t turning into a sports blog. But there’s a longtime love affair between music and […]

Darn That Dream, Pianist Neil Alexander

Posted April 4th, 2013 at 4:15 pm (UTC+0)

A new pure piano album mixing oldies, standard and ballads

The Musician’s Life Can Be Taxing

Posted March 27th, 2013 at 2:34 pm (UTC+0)
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By Eric Felten  Dionne Warwick, the multi-Grammy-winning artist who sold millions of  records with hits  such as “I Say a Little Prayer” and “Walk On By,” has filed for bankruptcy. She’s not only millions of dollars in debt, but almost all of it is owed to the government in taxes. According to Warwick  publicist Kevin […]

AJ Croce

Posted March 15th, 2013 at 11:19 pm (UTC+0)

By Katherine Cole Hello again from Austin. Day three of SXSW Music 2013 and I’m still running around like a crazy person. I’m getting over my disappointment at not winning the Prince ticket lottery, thanks to all the other great music at all other great music going on around town. (That’s not entirely true, but […]

Will They Ever Be Sophomores?

Posted March 11th, 2013 at 2:35 pm (UTC+0)
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By Doug Levine The Four Freshmen are back.  Actually, the  vocal group that began on a small college campus 65 years ago never really went away. It was all the way back in 1948 that brothers Ross and Don Barbour, freshmen at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, started the group with Marvin Pruitt and Hal […]

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