All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Wesla Whitfield

Content by tag "Wesla Whitfield"

ARTICLE: RADIO

Birthdays Make Strange Bedfellows

Read "Birthdays Make Strange Bedfellows" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Many common birthdays in this broadcast. In the second hour, Laura Nyro shares her day with hipster Bobby Troup, who celebrates his centennial this month; followed by a shout-out to Dizzy Gillespie, born the same day as Beat poet Fran Landesman, whose songs will be highlighted in the final hour.

Playlist Miggy Augmented Orchestra ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Wesla Whitfield, RIP

Wesla Whitfield, RIP

Wesla Whitfield, a singer of uncommon talent, taste, musicianship and courage, died yesterday in St. Helena, California. Her husband and accompanist of more than three decades, the pianist Mike Greensill, announced her passing. She had been under treatment for bladder cancer and was recently in hospice care but died at home. She was 70. I once ...

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, ...