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NEWS: EVENT

Producer Orrin Keepnews To Be Honored At A Memorial Concert At Yoshi's, Oakland, Nov. 29

Producer Orrin Keepnews To Be Honored At A Memorial Concert At Yoshi's, Oakland, Nov. 29

When Orrin Keepnews passed away at his El Cerrito home on March 1, the day before his 92nd birthday, he left behind an unparalleled legacy as a jazz producer, advocate, and entrepreneur. Keepnews’s brilliant career spanned more than 60 years, during which time he founded three forward-thinking labels (Riverside, Milestone, Landmark) and produced hundreds of major ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Russ Lorenson Celebrates Eight Years Of Christmas In San Francisco

Russ Lorenson Celebrates Eight Years Of  Christmas In San Francisco

For the eighth year, singer and recording artist Russ Lorenson comes home for the holidays with his annual show, Christmas in San Francisco, for two performances only at 7:30pm on December 13 & 14 at Pa’ina Lounge & Restaurant, 1865 Post Street in jny:San Francisco. The guest artists for this year’s show are San Francisco jazz ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Wesla Whitfield: Let's Get Lost: The Songs of Jimmy McHugh

Read "Let's Get Lost: The Songs of Jimmy McHugh" reviewed by Mathew Bahl

Although not in the same class as innovators like Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter or Harold Arlen, the composer Jimmy McHugh (1894-1969) achieved, by any standard, the songwriting trifecta. His songs were of exceeding musical merit, they enjoyed huge commercial success, and they have endured the test of time. In his seminal book, ...


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