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DC Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

WASHINGTON INFORMER — The DC Jazz Festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, announced the schedule for its 2019 “Jazz in the ‘Hoods” lineup. Presented by Events DC, the festival runs from June 7-16 with an array of music ranging from the traditional to the avant garde, in all four quadrants of the nation’s capital, featuring performances at more than 20 neighborhood venues. […read more]

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Manny Houston
Charleston Chronicle

Manny Houston joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra for “Mess Around: A Tribute to Ray Charles”

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — South Carolina native and College of Charleston grad, Manny Houston, joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) on April 20, 2019 to pay tribute to Ray Charles. Known as the ‘Genius of Soul,’ Ray pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s and 60s by combining blues, jazz and gospel styles. […read more]

FUNKADESI’S MULTICULTURAL MUSICAL style will be featured at the free Quantum Englewood South Side musical history event to be held on Saturday, September 15, at the Lindblom Academy Auditorium.
Chicago Crusader

‘Quantum Englewood’ looks back at 100 years of South Side music

CHICAGO CRUSADER — The Old Town School of Folk Music (Old Town School) proudly presents “Quantum Englewood: A Journey Through 100 Years of South Side Musical History.” This presentation, composed by Ernest Dawkins  and Rahul Sharma, is a massive World Premiere performance that features hundreds of Chicago musicians and vocalists on stage. This is a free event to be held at the Lindblom Academy Auditorium, 6130 S. Wolcott Ave., on Saturday, September 15, at 8 p.m. […read more]

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The 2014 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival Rocks It

by Dwight Brown NNPA Entertainment/Travel Writer The 18th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival (http://jamaicajazzandblues.com) offered visitors foot-thumping music by world-class musicians at night and sunny, warm beaches by day.  Polar Vortex?  Not here!  This was a “Musical Solar Vortex!” Opening Night January 30. Thousands of Read More

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Jazz Drummer Chico Hamilton Passes Away at 92

CHARLES J. GANS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton, an influential jazz drummer and bandleader who was an architect of the West Coast cool jazz style and was known for discovering young talent, has died. He was 92. His publicist, April Thibeault, Read More