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Michael Weiss: Building an Identity

Read "Michael Weiss: Building an Identity" reviewed by Luke Seabright

Michael Weiss is a jazz pianist and composer. His mastery of the hard bop style (he cites Horace Silver as one of his greatest influences), as well as his breadth of experience accompanying some of jazz's most acclaimed soloists, have made him a key figure in the New York jazz scene. His long-standing association with saxophonist ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Wilder

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Wilder

All About Jazz is celebrating Joe Wilder's birthday today!

Joe Wilder turned eighty on February 22, 2002, an occasion marked by celebrations at the Arbors Records “March of Jazz" party in Clearwater, Florida, at the “Jazz in July" series at New York\'s 92nd Street Y, and at two tribute concerts: at the Smithsonian in March ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Softly, With Feeling

Read "Softly, With Feeling" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

Softly with Feeling. Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music
Edward Berger
378 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-4399-1127-3
Temple University Press
2014

It's a long way from Darby Colwyn PA to Manhattan NY in more ways than one. There's an old Fels Naptha plant that has always seemed ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Wilder

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Wilder

All About Jazz is celebrating Joe Wilder's birthday today!

Joe Wilder turned eighty on February 22, 2002, an occasion marked by celebrations at the Arbors Records “March of Jazz" party in Clearwater, Florida, at the “Jazz in July" series at New York\'s 92nd Street Y, and at two tribute concerts: at the Smithsonian in March ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Wilder

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Wilder

All About Jazz is celebrating Joe Wilder's birthday today!

Joe Wilder turned eighty on February 22, 2002, an occasion marked by celebrations at the Arbors Records “March of Jazz" party in Clearwater, Florida, at the “Jazz in July" series at New York\'s 92nd Street Y, and at two tribute concerts: at the Smithsonian in March ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Wilder

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Wilder

All About Jazz is celebrating Joe Wilder's birthday today! Joe Wilder turned eighty on February 22, 2002, an occasion marked by celebrations at the Arbors Records “March of Jazz" party in Clearwater, Florida, at the “Jazz in July" series at New York\'s 92nd Street Y, and at two tribute concerts: at the Smithsonian in March and at ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2014: The Year in Jazz

Read "2014: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2014 turned out to be a year noteworthy for its numbers. Newport turned 60, Blue Note turned 75, International Jazz Day's third edition featured 900 events in more than 190 countries. The jazz world lost seven of its NEA Jazz Masters, and jny: New Orleans trumpeter Lionel Ferbos died at 103. Sad but not ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Remembering Joe Wilder

Remembering Joe Wilder

Joe Wilder, admired for his trumpet tone, range, stylistic flexibility and for his elegance as a musician and person, is gone. Wilder died at the age of 92 last Friday in New York. Despite his modesty and disinclination to assert himself, his skill put him in demand by big band leaders including Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Joe Wilder (1922-2014)

Joe Wilder (1922-2014)

Joe Wilder, a trumpeter with a polished, punctuating sound whose ferocious recording schedule starting in 1942 with big bands, R&B groups and small jazz ensembles left him little time to record as a leader, died May 9. He was 92. Known to insiders as “Junior," Joe was such a clean and distinct player that he often sounded ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Joe Wilder, trumpeter and NEA jazz master, dies at 92

Joe Wilder, trumpeter and NEA jazz master, dies at 92

Joe Wilder, a trumpeter of understated lyricism and breathtaking range, who toured with some of the biggest names in jazz, helped integrate Broadway pit orchestras and enjoyed a late-career renaissance as a rediscovered master, died May 9 at a rehabilitation facility in New York City. He was 92. He had congestive heart failure, said a daughter, Elin ...