NEW YORK (AP) — George Wein, an impresario of 20th century music who helped found the Newport Jazz and Folk festivals and set the template for gatherings everywhere from Woodstock to the south of France, died Monday.
Lady Gaga is set to stream live performances of jazz classics from Westfield shopping malls to celebrate the release of her and Tony Bennett's upcoming LP, 'Love For Sale'.
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David Bowie's regular collaborator and guitarist John Hutchinson has died after a long illness.
Jazz giants (Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Coleman Hawkins) gathered for a group portrait in 1958. Jean Bach’s Oscar-nominated film describes what went on behind the effort to rustle up the musicians, some of whom were not reliable and some of whom did not like each other. “It was like a family reunion,” one of them remembers in the film, which can be viewed for free on YouTube and which now feels like an almost unimaginable gathering of legendary talents.
It’s impossible to encapsulate a life in a couple of hours but the genius of this Liz Garbus biodoc about Nina Simone is that it doesn’t pretend to. The jazz/blues/pop singer was an incredibly complicated person, which the film reveals with archival interviews, intimate performance footage and chats with those who knew her, including her daughter. It plays out like snapshots of a rich but difficult life and, because Garbus is modest about her intentions, those snapshots add up to a fascinating portrait.
Kieran Culkin and Jazz Charton's line of succession is set to expand as the couple are set to welcome their second child into the world.
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Chick Corea, a towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy Awards who pushed the boundaries of the genre, has died. He was 79.
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The biggest names in country music took to the stage at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards.
Aretha Franklin, the former gospel singer who went on to reign over the music industry as the Queen of Soul with hit songs such as "Respect," "Chain of Fools" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," has died. She was 76.
Bluegrass that rocks, outdoor jazz, high drama cinema, polo by twilight and mediation by candlelight highlight weekend events.