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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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It's Jazz Appreciation Month Worldwide

Posted April 8th, 2011 at 2:43 pm (UTC+0)
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It’s April, when jazz music fills the air in Washington, D.C. This year’s 10th anniversary coincides with Latin jazz master Candido Camero’s 90th birthday

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Elizabeth Taylor, The Shadow of Your Smile and Jack Sheldon’s Trumpet Solo

Posted April 1st, 2011 at 9:12 pm (UTC+0)
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My heart melts every time I listen to The Shadow of Your Smile. Besides the lyrics, the utterly brilliant solo by Jazz trumpeter Jack Sheldon brings nostalgia of love

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Music When You Want It: Ornette Coleman’s Free Jazz

Posted March 24th, 2011 at 1:57 pm (UTC+0)
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It was in 1959 when famed American Alto Saxophonist Ornette Coleman walked into a Los Angeles studio and pioneered a new form of Jazz

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Using Music to Appeal for Help for Japan's Quake & Tsunami Victims

Posted March 16th, 2011 at 10:23 pm (UTC+0)
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Using jazz music for help: The name of the song, One Wish, is telling, and the simple message is: Japan needs your help

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Jazz between Two Cultures, American and Turkish

Posted March 12th, 2011 at 12:00 am (UTC+0)
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For him, it sounded like a dream, but young American-Turkish musician Emre Kartari was able to bridge two cultures with jazz fusion, and launch a jazz department at a Turkish university

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Birdland in the Big Apple, New York

Posted March 3rd, 2011 at 8:11 pm (UTC+0)
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Anytime I hear the word “Birdland,” I get nostalgic about Midtown Manhattan’s nightlife, specifically the Birdland Jazz Club, where fabulous music was once performed by legends

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Herbie Hancock on Egypt Revolution & Mideast Democracy

Posted February 23rd, 2011 at 7:54 pm (UTC+0)
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Herbie Hancock’s backstage praises the 18-day Egyptian revolution for democracy, better life and end of corruption

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Jazz, From Iran to Costa Rica

Posted February 18th, 2011 at 3:37 pm (UTC+0)
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I listened to Heat of the Sun for the first time while reading “The Iranians: Persia, Islam and the Soul of a Nation” by American writer Sandra Mackey

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Spalding Wins, Makes Music History

Posted February 15th, 2011 at 7:18 pm (UTC+0)
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Esperanza Spalding makes history at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, becoming the first-ever jazz artist to win “Best New Artist” of the year

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