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Kansas City Jazz District Renaissance Co. Opens Walk of Fame on 18th and Vine: Basie, Bird, Metheny and Others First Inductees

The 18th and Vine area may be slow to renovation but the latest project in creating a Jazz Walk of Fame should be a tangible way to generate some much-needed tourism.

Back of The Billboards: 'Can You Feel It' by Rick Braun

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

Everyone's Dying to Get In: Woodlawn Cemetery Offers Grave Plots Next to Jazz Legends

If it isn't too morbid to think that cemeteries can accumulate any sort of "fame," then perhaps buying your future grave plot in one of them is.

Charlie Haden, Jazz Bassist and Ornette Coleman Playing Partner, Dead at 76

Charlie Haden, one of the best bassists in jazz history, has died at the age of 76.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival Announces Complete Lineup: Dee Alexander, Pianist Craig Taborn, J.D. Allen Quartet and More

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival has announced the complete lineup for its 8th annual festival on September 27 and 28. This year the Jazz Fest expands to 18 hours over 2 days, presenting Chicago’s greatest jazz musicians to an anticipated crowd of more ...

9 Album Titles That Reference Other Albums

If you want your album title to catch someone's attention, one surefire technique you can try is referencing the title of a classic album, which might trick people into thinking your album is just as good. Here are nine album titles that are ...

Don Cheadle As Miles Davis

Don Cheadle will stars as Miles Davis in an upcoming biopic.

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Elvis Costello: Musicians Gather For Montreal Jazz Festival, Prep To Release New Music This Fall

The 35th annual Montreal Jazz Festival ended just this past Sunday. Having begun on June 26, the event welcomed in some of the industry’s best musicians to perform for crowds and celebrate the wonderful genre of jazz. Legendary crooner Tony Bennett ...

CLICK: Amira Willighagen Face Morph Maria Callas, Fillmore Street Jazz Fest, Neiman Marcus for Boston, Boulder Dinner Shrek Sounds

In a truly disturbing YouTube video, you, too, can watch Amira Willighagen's face morph back 'n' forth into the face of Maria Callas. Don't say we didn't warn you...

In the Material World: Eric Dolphy's Handwritten Notes on Physics, Psychoacoustics and Other Real Modalities of Free Jazz

The enigmatic quality of Eric Dolphy supersedes the strange circumstances surrounding his death. A major proponent of non-Western thinking, particularly regarding America's reception to non-linear jazz forms, the actuality of sound dominated Dolphy's ...

Dr. John's Louis Armstrong Tribute Album, 'Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch,' Out on Concord Records August 19

If you aren't in the know, Dr. John and his crazy theatrics are a worldwide phenomenon. And now, the New Orleans saint (yet, not a football player) will release a compilation of what he considers the most important tracks from Louis "Satchmo" ...

PBS History Detectives Special Investigation Premieres 'The Disappearance of Glenn Miller' on July 8

PBS will be the latest to premiere the story of Glenn Miller and his disappearance over the English Channel. The program, History Detectives Special Investigations, will feature "The Disappearance of Glenn Miller" on July 8 at 9 P.M.

62nd Annual DownBeat Mag Critics Poll Results Are In, Jane Ira Bloom and Vijay Iyer Among Top Winners in Jazz

The DownBeat Critics Poll is the quintessential list for jazz heavyweights and serious contenders in the music world. This year, Jane Ira Bloom won soprano saxophonist of the year (and #8 jazz album of the year).

Zoe Saldana Responds To Nina Simone Critics

Zoe Saldana recently responded to critics of her role in the upcoming Nina Simone biopic.

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