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New York City Council Supports Justice for Jazz Artists Campaign, Which Doesn't Mean Jazz Clubs Will Necessarily Negotiate

Genres Oct 2014 11:15AM EDT

New Orleans is seminal in the history of jazz, and St. Louis and Chicago have had a heck of a run with the genre themselves. There's no denying the the ultimate capital of jazz has to be New York City however. Although the biggest performers have moved from famous clubs like the Blue Note and Birdland to big stages such as Lincoln Center, the city retains its relevance to the scene. Hence why it's important for the city itself to help support the cause and encourage performers to stay. New York's city council recently passed Resolution 207 A, a statement expressing support for the Justice for Jazz Artists campaign.READ MORE

Tony Bennett / Lady Gaga - 2014 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Team Up for Las Vegas New Year's Eve Concert Following 'Cheek to Cheek'

Genres Oct 2014 16:38PM EDT

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's Cheek to Cheek love affair is set to continue for at least a few more months. Today (Oct. 6) following the No. 1 debut of their collaborative jazz album, the music sensations announced that they will be ringing in the New Year together in Las Vegas, and you're totally invited.READ MORE

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10 Album Titles That Incorporate The Artist's Name

Exclusives Oct 2014 13:48PM EDT

When an artist has an iconic name, it's tempting to use that name wherever possible, especially within the title of an album. Here are 10 albums that incorporate the artist's name without being simply self-titled.READ MORE

Jeff Goldblum

Shirtless Jeff Goldblum Sells Lightbulbs in "Tim and Eric Awesome Show" Creators GE Commercial

Genres Oct 2014 09:43AM EDT

Jeff Goldblum, shirtless, is trying to sell you light bulbs to illuminate your non-famous couch potato man friend. The commercial falls perfectly in line with Goldblum’s Café Caryle performances this fall with the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. The Tim and Eric Awesome Show creators crafted a retro hip infomercial of sorts for GE complete with a Home Depot click-through for ease in purchasing.READ MORE

John Lurie Exhibition 'There Are Things You Don't Know About' Premieres at Cavin-Morris Gallery

John Lurie Exhibition 'There Are Things You Don't Know About' Premieres at Cavin-Morris Gallery

Tour Journals Sep 2014 11:43AM EDT

Lounge Lizard and iconic television personality, John Lurie, will have an exclusive premiere with Cavin-Morris Gallery from September 18 to October 25 with his latest exhibition John Lurie: There Are Things You Don't Know About.READ MORE


Original 'Chicago' Cast Making Guest Appearances for Show's Record-Breaking November 23 Performance

Genres Sep 2014 08:59AM EDT

Of all the Broadway shows, few have packed them in over the years such as Chicago. The November 23 performance of the musical is going to be a hot ticket now that we know the show's original cast will be making guest appearances throughout the performance to celebrate the show becoming the second longest-running musical on Broadway.READ MORE

Diana Krall

Diana Krall Postpones Tour and 'Wallflower' New Album Release Due to Pneumonia Case

Genres Sep 2014 10:48AM EDT

Diana Krall has postponed the release of her new album Wallflower and the accompanying tour due to an ongoing case of pneumonia. The album was scheduled to be released on October 21 but because of Krall's inability to do promotions for it, label Verve opted to push back the release until February 2.READ MORE

Grace Kelly Premieres Latest Music Video 'Working for the Dreamers,' LP of Same Name Out Now

Watch the Video for Saxophonist/Singer Grace Kelly's "Working for the Dreamers"

Tour Journals Sep 2014 09:32AM EDT

If you aren't familiar with 22-year-old, Korean-American saxophonist and vocalist Grace Kelly, then you will certainly want to be soon. Heralded by peers as distinct as Dave Brubeck, Questlove and even Huey Lewis, Classicalite is excited, indeed, to premiere the video for "Working for the Dreamers"--off her forthcoming EP of the same name.READ MORE

Bill de Blasio

New York City Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Citywide ID Card Program Benefiting the Arts

Tour Journals Sep 2014 10:21AM EDT

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a New York City-wide ID card program that garners cultural benefits last Thursday at the Bronx Zoo.READ MORE

Miles Davis (front) and John Coltrane

Miles Davis and John Coltrane's Last Tour as Miles Davis Quintet to Be Featured on 'All of You' Four-Disc Set

Genres Sep 2014 11:05AM EDT

'All of You: The Last Tour' will feature four discs of material, some of which "have previously been available in a patchy and piecemeal fashion. This is the first time that a substantial body of the material recorded during the tour has been brought together in one collection," according to the press release issued (via JazzTimes).READ MORE

Ruby Dee

Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis and More Perform at Ruby Dee Memorial Service in New York City

Genres Sep 2014 08:12AM EDT

Actress Ruby Dee was honored by musicians and celebrities of other stripes at a memorial event held in her hometown of New York on Saturday. Among the musical acts in attendance were Alicia Keys, Harry Belafonte, Wynton Marsalis and Peter Yarrow.READ MORE

Musical Honoring Disco Legend Sylvester, 'Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical' Takes Dance Hits to the Stage

Musical Honoring Disco Legend Sylvester, 'Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical' Takes Dance Hits to the Stage

Tour Journals Sep 2014 10:10AM EDT

The heyday of disco wasn't all that long ago when divas like Donna Summer and Vicki Sue would take the stage with their soulful voices. But one name, Sylvester, stands among the rest and is now honored in a new musical Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical.READ MORE

Bruce Hornsby Duo Come to Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater September 26, Tickets Include 2-Dis Set 'Solo Concerts'

Bruce Hornsby, Sonny Emory Come to Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater on September 26

Tour Journals Sep 2014 10:06AM EDT

A musical tradition in and of himself, Bruce Hornsby--who just released a live 2-disc set entitled Solo Concerts--will come to Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater on Friday, September 26 for a duo performance with percussionist Sonny Emory.READ MORE

Jazz World to Fans: Quit Hating on Satirists, from Django Gold's 'Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words' to Pop Culture

Jazz World to Fans: Quit Hating on Satirists, from Django Gold's 'Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words' to Pop Culture

Tour Journals Sep 2014 09:52AM EDT

Jazz music to jazz fans oft seems irreproachable, especially in the context of the most recent Sonny Rollins article by Django Gold in The New Yorker. The article, "Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words" wasn't side-splittingly funny, just a mild stab at the jazz heavyweight. And yet, fans of the Rollins man were inept at lightening up.READ MORE

American Composers Orchestra Honors Andy Akiho with $15,000 Grand Prize from the Underwood Emerging Composer Commission

American Composers Orchestra Honors Andy Akiho with Underwood Emerging Composer Commission

Tour Journals Sep 2014 09:42AM EDT

The American Composers Orchestra (ACO) has named their 2014 Underwood Commission award to Andy Akiho. In addition to the accolade, the American-born composer will also be awarded a $15,000 prize for a future work to be premiered by the ACO.READ MORE

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