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Jazz, Westerns and 2020

During the 1950s Miles Davis, who was still rising to the top, recorded his classic album “Round Midnight” with saxophonist John Coltrane and bassist Paul Chambers.

Iconoclast jazz critic Stanley Crouch dies at 74

Stanley Crouch, the iconoclast whose critical words roared and screeched like a fast-moving subway coming out of a dark echoing tunnel, died Sept. 16 at the Calvary Hospital in New York.

Rollins celebrates 90, Brooklyn's BLM street mural

The genius, iconic tenor saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins aka Saxophone Colossus celebrated his 90th birthday on September 7.

IAH STUDIO STRINGS FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR

Iymaani Abdul-Hamid, the founder and music educator/instructor of IAH Studio in the South Bronx, was looking for a creative way to help her young violin students, ages 4 to advanced, to be more focused.

CHARLI PERSIP JAZZ DRUMMER DIES AT 91, JOHN FELDER JAZZ ENTHUSIAST DIES AT 69

CHARLI PERSIP, the skillful jazz drummer and composer most known for his long stint with Dizzy Gillespie and as leader of his own small combos and prolific big band Supersound, died at Mt. Sinai Morningside in New York City on ...

2020 NEA Jazz Masters, Allen Harris live

This year’s 2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert and presentation took a detour from its usual presentation due to the COVID-19 virus.

JAZZ NOTES: Carnegie Hall Memories

My doctor’s office called to inform me it was time for an in-office visit. Yes, the tele-visits were over and it was safe to return to having the doctor actually touch my chest with his stethoscope, as well as get ...

Helen Jones Woods of International Sweethearts of Rhythm dies at 96

Helen Jones Woods, a trombonist and original member of the first integrated all-women jazz orchestra the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, who was inducted into the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame in 2007, died on July 25 in a hospital ...

BANANA PUDDIN’ LIVE, BERTA ALLOWAY JAZZ HERO

Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz Jam will celebrate its 17th anniversary on Aug. 9.

Oliver Lake Masks, Tolliver release, ALA.NI Lament

During this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Oliver Lake the alto saxophonist, composer, arranger, big band leader, poet, and visual artist has found another way to supplement his income.

Jazz promoter Nat White dies at 90, ambassador of jazz Eddie Gale dies at 78

NAT WHITE, a renowned New York City jazz promoter, who’s been presenting outstanding jazz shows since the 1960s and for the past 12 years presented a Sunday Jazz Series, died on July 6,.

JAZZ NOTES: Keystone Korner, Smalls' livesteam

As recently reported, Keystone Korner jazz club in Baltimore, Maryland reopened to a live audience on June 25.

Jazz Notes: Live streaming jazz gallery and Village Vanguard

Just recently, The Jazz Gallery started livestreaming after a successful 10-week presence online (TJG Online Home Series) presenting a unique series of live performances.

Freddy Cole, the jazz crooner, dies at age 88

Freddy Cole, whose sophisticated soft baritone timbre turned every song into a heartfelt novella.

Keystone reopens, Locke talk, DCJazzFest

Last Week (June 13) the Keystone Korner jazz club in Baltimore, Maryland opened its doors for the first time since closing three months ago due to the onslaught of COVID-19.

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