All About Jazz is celebrating Alan Broadbent's birthday today!
Alan Broadbent was born in Auckland, New Zealand and in 1966, at the age of 19, received a Downbeat Magazine scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1969 he was asked to join Woody Herman\'s band as his pianist and arranger for 3 years. ...Read More
Jazz Near You gathers and distributes jazz event information to fans in nearly 250 cities worldwide via the web, email and phone. It's also ready to help presenters and musicians promote their Jazz Appreciation Month events in April. It's free and easy! Professional musicians and presenters can simply add their events. Single and recurring events can ...Read More
All About Jazz is celebrating Charles Mingus' birthday today!
One of the most important figures in twentieth century American music, Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. Born on a military base in Nogales, Arizona in 1922 and raised in Watts, California, his earliest musical influences came from the church choir ...Read More
Last year Alan Broadbent, jazz pianist, arranger, conductor and composer released his solo album Heart to Heart for which he received the rarely given best rating of 5-stars by Downbeat magazine (USA) and Jazz Journal (UK). This year on Alan’s 67th birthday on April 23, 2014 his new album together with the NDR Bigband America the ...Read More
Grammy-nominated New Jersey Pianist Geri Allen To Serve As Artistic Director New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in collaboration with Montclair State University will offer a new, All-Female Jazz Residency as part of NJPAC’s arts education offerings. The residency will be led by Grammy-nominated New Jersey pianist Geri Allen, who will serve as the program’s artistic ...Read More
All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Cuneiform Records The Ed Palermo Big Band - Oh No! Not Jazz!! giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on May 19th. Click here to enter the contest (Tracking Ed Palermo at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good ...Read More
All About Jazz is celebrating Slide Hampton's birthday today!
Slide Hampton\'s distinguished career spans decades in the evolution of jazz. At the age of 12 he was already touring the Midwest with the Indianapolis-based Hampton Band, led by his father and comprising other members of his musical family. By 1952, at the age of 20, he ...Read More
Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, 88, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz expert and educator. A mysterious box sparked Mr. Wong's lifelong fascination with jazz. As young boys, he and his brother Elwood had just moved with their parents to Stockton when a package arrived on the ...Read More
MENLO PARK — Well-known jazz expert Herb Wong died at home early Sunday morning, leaving behind a legacy filled with writings and interviews covering the world of jazz over much of the 20th century. He was 88. He had so many roles in the community," said Paul Fingerote, a friend and colleague for 35 years who ...Read More
The concept of Code Blue originally came from an idea to follow‐up my 2005 CD Phoenix: A Tribute to Cannonball Adderley. That CD debuted on the independent jazz new releases at number one. It continued to do well reaching number 13 on the jazz charts. I attribute this fluke to a very good CD and, based ...Read More
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