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WHY JAZZ?

WHY JAZZ?

| July 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

People ask why jazz? Jazz originated in America and has become known as the American art form which is loved around the world. It is also studied and taught throughout the world. Some colleges and universities even offer degrees in jazz. Texas Southern University is one of those universities. Some of the world’s greatest jazz […]

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Blanche Calloway – I’m Gettin’ Myself Ready For You

Blanche Calloway – I’m Gettin’ Myself Ready For You

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

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KTSU REMARKABLE WOMEN OF JAZZ: BLANCHE CALLOWAY

KTSU REMARKABLE WOMEN OF JAZZ: BLANCHE CALLOWAY

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

An Introduction to Women in Early Jazz BLANCHE CALLOWAY (1904-1978) – Jazz Pioneer Singer Blanche Calloway was very much overshadowed by her brother Cab Calloway’s superstadom. She was very successful in the early 1930s when she fronted her own band that consisted mostly of guys from the Andy Kirk band. Blanche Calloway put together some […]

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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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