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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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Smithsonian National Museum of American History Releases  2012 JAM Poster

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Releases 2012 JAM Poster

| April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Frank Sinatra is the entertainer featured on the 2012 Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) poster for this April’s global celebration. John Edward Hasse, the National Museum of American History’s Curator of American Music, worked with the renowned artist LeRoy Neiman and Frank Sinatra Enterprises to secure the artwork featured on Mr. Sinatra’s 1993 album Duets. This […]

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