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Content by tag "George Wein"

Chick Remembers Miles

Read "Chick Remembers Miles" reviewed by Scott H. Thompson

In celebration of Miles Davis' birthday, Chick Corea sent this note to me on the day Miles passed away (September 28, 1991). I'd like to share it with you all... Even though I played in his band for only two years, Miles has been a stable presence in my life since I began listening to him ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Various Artists: The Boston Creative Jazz Scene 1970-1983

Read "The Boston Creative Jazz Scene 1970-1983" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Though jny: New York City remains first and foremost in everyone's mind as the “Jazz Capital of the World," aficionados know that many other cities in the US and abroad support significant and artistically important jazz communities. Boston looms large among the most important jazz cities, worldwide. The birthplace of Harry Carney, Roy Haynes, George Russell, ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2015: The Year in Jazz

Read "2015: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2015 was a curious blend of ups and downs, with glimmers of optimism offset by its losses. Venues opened to great fanfare, but others closed for a variety of reasons. UNESCO's International Jazz Day became firmly entrenched as the exclamation point on Jazz Appreciation Month activities in April. Daily arts journalism took a hit ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Miles Davis: Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4

Read "Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Il criterio utilizzato dai produttori della Sony Legacy, per questo quarto box della eccellente 'The Bootleg Series,' è piuttosto interessante e singolare: il legame che lega assieme varie performance di Miles Davis con i suoi vari gruppi, non è quello temporale come succede di solito, ma bensì quello spaziale, per di più preso in senso molto ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner And Playboy Changed The Face Of Music

Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner And Playboy Changed The Face Of Music

Since the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953, two elements have been remarkably consistent: the first is the celebration of the world’s most beautiful & desirable women and the second is its involvement with music. The Playboy experience was never just about sex—it was about lifestyle. And music—particularly the finest jazz, a personal passion of Hefner’s—has ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Jive-Colored Glasses

Read "Jive-Colored Glasses" reviewed by John Goodman

The following is an excerpt from “Chapter 4: Chicago" of Jive-Colored Glasses by John F Goodman (jg publications, 2015).

Growing up in and around jny: Chicago in the 1950s brought me to all kinds and flavors of jazz. Between the house parties, clubs and concerts, there was a menu to please everyone. The Rush ...

NEWS: EVENT

Brownie Speaks At Newport! A Special Night Of Film And Music

Brownie Speaks At Newport! A Special Night Of Film And Music

Brownie Speaks at Newport: July 30, 2015, 7:30pm (Eve of the Newport Jazz Festival) at the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center (49 Touro Street Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840). Free and open to the public. “Now it’s our pleasure to present a young man who has astounded the jazz world with his amazing talent in the last two years. ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

Jazz Cruising: A Recipe For Joy

Read "Jazz Cruising: A Recipe For Joy" reviewed by Gloria Krolak

Blend well:
One mid-sized cruise ship with crew 100 or more jazz legends, go-to guys and young lions
About 2,000 diverse jazz fans
Assorted performance venues, about half a dozen
One big band
A small army of piano tuners
Ports of call (optional)
Top with musician interviews and jam ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

George Wein to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Boston University Commencement on Sunday, May 17

George Wein to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Boston University Commencement on Sunday, May 17

NEW YORK, NY: George Wein, music impresario, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award winner, will receive an Honorary Doctorate at Boston University’s (BU) 142nd Commencement on Sunday, May 17. The founder of the Newport Jazz Festival (1954), Newport Folk Festival (1959), New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (1970) and countless other events around the world, Wein forever changed how music is presented ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Berklee Honors Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Producer Luis Alvarez With George Wein Impresario Award At The Festival’s 25th Anniversary

Berklee Honors Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Producer Luis Alvarez With George Wein Impresario Award At The Festival’s 25th Anniversary

Berklee College of Music will present Luis Alvarez, vice president of Mendez & Company, Inc., and executive producer of the Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest, with the George Wein Impresario Award at the festival’s 25th anniversary on March 29. Named after Newport Jazz Festival founder Wein, the award recognizes individuals who bring music to life through their dedication to discovering, mentoring, ...


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