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Choice Artist of the Month:  Esperanza Spalding

Choice Artist of the Month: Esperanza Spalding

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Esperanza Spalding is an American jazz bassist, cellist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions. She has won four Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards, making her the first jazz artist to win the award. Spalding grew up in the King neighborhood […]

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Ornette Coleman, jazz visionary, dead at 85

Ornette Coleman, jazz visionary, dead at 85

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jazz legend Ornette Coleman, the visionary saxophonist who pioneered “free jazz” and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007, has died. Publicist Ken Weinstein says Coleman died on Thursday, June 11th at 1 a.m. in Manhattan. He was 85. The Texas-born Coleman was only the second jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize in music when […]

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