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Stacy Rowles once wrote a note to her father, pianist and composer Jimmy Rowles, stating: "Dear Dad, if you buy me a flugelhorn, I'll play the [expletive] out of it." Indeed she did, and she picked up singing, as well. A longtime mainstay on the Los Angeles jazz scene, she worked with the all-female quintet the Jazzbirds, led by the late multi-instrumentalist Betty O'Hara, as well as the Jazz Tap Ensemble and the DIVA Big Band. Father and daughter initially worked together on instrumental arrangements, and after he began arranging for voice and doing some singing himself, she followed suit. Despite her father's example, she was not attracted to the instrument


Farewell, Sir John

Read "Farewell, Sir John" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Some of us are old enough to remember when Sir John Dankworth was simply Johnny Dankworth, and quite simply one of the finest jazz musicians Great Britain has ever produced. Johnny became Sir John in 2006 when he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, nine years after his wife, the marvelous singer Cleo Laine, was made a ...


Stacy Rowles, Jazz Musician, is Dead at 54

Stacy Rowles, Jazz Musician, is Dead at 54

Stacy Rowles, a jazz trumpeter, fluegelhorn player and singer who had been active on the Los Angeles jazz scene since the 1980s, died on Oct. 27 at her home in Burbank, Calif. She was 54. The cause was complications from a car accident on Oct. 13, said her sister, Stephanie Rowles. The daughter of the jazz ...


Stacy Rowles Dies After Car Accident

Stacy Rowles Dies After Car Accident

By Todd S. Jenkins Trumpeter and vocalist Stacy Rowles, a staple on the Los Angeles jazz scene, died on October 30, 2009, from complications following a car accident. Memorial information is pending. Stacy Rowles was the daughter of legendary pianist Jimmy Rowles, with whom she had recorded, and dancer Dorothy Rowles. Her brother, guitarist Gary Rowles, ...

"A Swingin' Affair" Outshines Its Name

Read ""A Swingin' Affair" Outshines Its Name" reviewed by Jack Bowers

With an appreciative bow and genial tip of the hat to the late Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra, the Los Angeles Jazz Institute named its semi-annual big-band soiree May 21-24 at the Sheraton LAX Four Points Hotel “A Swingin' Affair." Was the event able to live up to its name? In the immortal words of ...

Tell It Like It Is

Label: Brunswick
Released: 1984


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