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Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker is remembered principally as a spirited entertainer, the glamorous "Josephine" who became the toast of France. But there was a great deal more to Josephine Baker. She was a great lover of life and of humanity, who devoted herself to making the world a more hospitable place and to securing a better future for its citizens. She was the role model for entertainers to stand up for their beliefs, and became a legend in the process. A dancer, jazz singer, actress and a comedian all in one, Josephine Baker was the first black female entertainer to break through racial prejudice in Europe and the United States

Take Five with K Quintet

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Meet K Quintet K Quintet is led by world-renowned Russian dancer Ksenia Parkhatskaya on vocals and Irish musician-composer David Duffy on bass. Citing influences such as Oscar Peterson, Red Garland, and Ben Webster, standards by the likes of Duke Ellington, Richard Rodgers & Henry Mancini are subtly mixed with original 'classic' compositions, written by ...

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Culture Clubs: Part IV: When Jazz Met Europe

Read "Culture Clubs: Part IV: When Jazz Met Europe" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The Geography of Jazz--When Jazz Met Europe In 2004 Maureen Anderson, a researcher at Illinois State University contributed a dissertation to the journal, African American Review, titled The White Reception of Jazz in America. Ostensibly, her article deals with stories published in high profile periodicals and journals from 1917 and into the 1930s, written by white ...

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International Jazz Day - Paris, France - April 30, 2015 - Join the celebration!

International Jazz Day - Paris, France - April 30, 2015 - Join the celebration!

On April 30, 2015, the world will celebrate the fourth edition of International Jazz Day. In parallel with hosting UNESCO's ongoing 70th Anniversary celebration, Paris, France will serve as the International Jazz Day 2015 Global Host City. This special designation recognizes the historically significant influence that Paris, and more broadly France, has had on jazz music ...

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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova And UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock Announce Fourth Annual International Jazz Day

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova And UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock Announce Fourth Annual International Jazz Day

PERFORMANCES & OUTREACH PROGRAMS TO TAKE PLACE WORLDWIDE ON APRIL 30, RECOGNIZING JAZZ MUSIC AS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF FREEDOM International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert in Global Host City Paris, France will be a highlight of UNESCO’s 70th Anniversary Celebration Paris and Washington, D.C. – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina ...

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Dick Hyman, Stephanie Nakasian On Riverwalk Jazz This Week

Dick Hyman, Stephanie Nakasian On Riverwalk Jazz This Week

The historic Filoli Estate and Gardens south of San Francisco is the setting for this week’s Riverwalk Jazz broadcast, “Sweet Ballads and Red Hot Pianos." Piano legend Dick Hyman and jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for an outdoor concert including a set of songs by composer Walter Donaldson. The program is ...

Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra Rekindles Cuban Fire Suite

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On June 5, 2010, with the temperature in Albuquerque hovering around 100 degrees, the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra couldn't have wished for a better time to perform Johnny Richards' incendiary Cuban Fire suite, first recorded in 1956 by the Stan Kenton Orchestra. The sold-out concert was the opening event in the city's annual Jazz and Blues Under ...

Chanson 1926-1953 (Chloé Cruchaudet)

Label: Charly Schallplatten GmbH
Released: 2006

Les Légendes D'or

Label: Charly Schallplatten GmbH
Released: 2001

The Gold Collection

Label: Charly Schallplatten GmbH
Released: 1998


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