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Monty Alexander 50 Years in Music Celebration at the Birdland Jazz Club in New York

Monty Alexander 50 Years in Music Celebration at the Birdland Jazz Club in New York

Monty Alexander, renowned Jamaica jazz pianist, one of the 50 greatest jazz piano players of all time, acclaimed Commander of Distinction (Jamaica), is set to thrill New York fans while celebrating 50 years in music.

The Kingston-born musician is will perform at the popular Birdland Jazz Club in New York City on the following dates and ...

NEWS: RADIO

George Shearing's Gentle Piano Jazz on Riffin Radio Show Today at 4 PM

The celebrated piano jazz of Sir George Shearing who died last week at age 91 will be the dominant factor of this Sunday (February 27) Riffin show aired weekly between 4-6 PM ET on University of the West Indies (UWI) radio, News Talk 93FM. Riffin is hosted by renowned, Washington DC based musicologist Dermot Hussey. British born Shearing, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Myrna Hague Lends Distinctive Vocals to 'Jazz for the Ward' Fundraiser

Jamaica's first lady of jazz Myrna Hague lends her distinctive vocal styling to the Ward Theatre Foundation fundraiser 'Jazz for the Ward' set for Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the Institute of Jamaica in Kingston. Under the distinguished patronage of Mexican Ambassador Her Excellency Leonora Rueda, the jazz concert features accomplished musicians Nicholas Laraque on flute, tenor ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Celebrating 66 Years of Jamaica's Reggae King Bob Marley

Bob Marley was the Third World's first pop superstar. He was the man who introduced the world to the mystic power of reggae. He was a true rocker at heart, and as a songwriter, he brought the lyrical force of Bob Dylan, the personal charisma of John Lennon, and the essential vocal stylings of Smokey Robinson ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Esperanza Spalding up for Best New Artist Grammy, Co-Host Pre-Telecast Show

Esperanza Spalding up for Best New Artist Grammy, Co-Host Pre-Telecast Show

Esperanza Spalding, one of the leading lights in jazz today with two critically acclaimed CDs since 2008, surprisingly, is not among the nominees in any of the jazz categories of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday February 13, 2011 at the Staple Centre, Los Angeles, California. Instead, Spalding, who will co-host the Grammy pre-telecast show with ...

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Diana Krall's Quiet Night Tour Begins in Florida Tommorow

Diana Krall's Quiet Night Tour Begins in Florida Tommorow

Husky-voiced Diana Krall has written a new chapter in acoustic jazz improvisation and interpretations of old standards for the present generation. Younger jazz musicians do not ordinarily have the mass appeal to sell out tickets in large concert halls; she has changed that, thus a full house is anticipated February 5 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida when ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Natalie Cole Was the Class-Act of Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2011

American singer, songwriter and commanding stage performer Natalie Maria Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, duly substantiate the jazz reference in the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. She was unanimously the class-act of the three-day fest held at Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny, Jamaica over last weekend. Cole not only woo the large turn out ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Brenda Russell Plays Piano in the Spotlight at Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

Singer-songwriter, keyboard player Brenda Russell is confirmed to play piano in the spotlight at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2011 staged at the spacious Greenfield Stadium, just outside Montego Bay. Russell who indulges the pop, soul, jazz and adult contemporary genre will feature with the Paul Peress Project on a night that includes, 70s R&B group ...

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Diana Krall's Quiet Night Tour Begins February in Florida

Diana Krall's Quiet Night Tour Begins February in Florida

Husky-voiced Diana Krall has written a new chapter in acoustic jazz improvisation and interpretations of old standards for the present generation. Younger jazz musicians do not ordinarily have the mass appeal to sell out tickets in large concert halls; she has changed that, thus a full house is anticipated February 5 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida when ...

NEWS: RADIO

Pianist Norman Simmons Leads WDNA FM Jazz Encounter

Legendary pianist Norman Simmons leads the Jazz Encounters at WDNA 88.9 FM Jazz Gallery on Friday, January 21 and at the University of Miami Afro-Cuban Concert at UM Gusman Hall with special guest Ignacio Berroa on Thursday, February 3rd. Simmons is a consummate musician, best known for his ability to connect with jazz singers like Carmen McRae, ...