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Choice Artist of the Month:  Ken Ford

Choice Artist of the Month: Ken Ford

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jazz violinist, Ken Ford, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 14, 1968.  Growing up, Ford began as a classical violinist, with prominent orchestra positions in his youth, and is a sought-after musician whose electric violin has also graced the tracks of hit artists ranging from R&B, neo soul, contemporary jazz and more.  Ford grew […]

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Pioneering jazz pianist, Horace Silver, dies at 85

Pioneering jazz pianist, Horace Silver, dies at 85

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Horace Silver, a pianist, composer and band leader with tireless inventiveness who influenced generations of jazzmen has died.  He was 85.   Silver was known for his destinctive humorous and funky playing style and for his pioneering compositional contribution to the hard bop sound.  “Horace Silver was one of the hardest swinging piano players in jazz, both as […]

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NPR: A DIY Guide To The History Of Women In Jazz

NPR: A DIY Guide To The History Of Women In Jazz

| June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

  Trombonist and arranger Melba Liston is one of the women featured in a new documentary about female instrumentalists in jazz, The Girls in the Band. Carol Comer & Diane Gregg/Courtesy of the artist New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a proclamation declaring Friday “Women in Jazz Day” — an attempt at cultural […]

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Former Houston Texan Turned Super Bowl hero latest to join ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Former Houston Texan Turned Super Bowl hero latest to join ‘Dancing With the Stars’

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones recently sat down with late night host Jimmy Kimmel to talk talk about his breakout game in the Super Bowl after being cut from the Houston Texans a little over a year ago, so obviously the question was what’s next Mr. Jones?  No not commercial deals, but a shot […]

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