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Jazz Musician of the Day: John Coltrane

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Coltrane

All About Jazz is celebrating John Coltrane's birthday today! John William Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. At the age of three his family moved to High Point, NC, where young Coltrane spent his early years. His father, John Robert Coltrane, died in 1939, leaving twelve year-old John and his mother ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Iranians Sentenced to Jail and Lashing for Dancing to Pharrell's "Happy"

Seven young Iranians who recorded a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell Williams' “Happy" have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashing. According to the Associated Press, Lawyer Farshid Rofugaran said his clients received suspended sentences of six months in jail and 91 lashes each after their video was deemed to be “indecent." One of the ...

RADIO/PODCAST

Sirius XM Eyes Expansion in Crowded Online Streaming Marketplace

Sirius XM is is eyeing expansion of its fledgling online streaming service as a way to fuel growth, according to a major backer of the satellite broadcast service. “We are watching what happens in streaming,” Liberty Meida chief Greg Maffei told the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference last week. “Taking Sirius unique content beyond the car in the ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: "Cheek to Cheek"

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: "Cheek to Cheek"

Over the past few weeks, I've spent quite a bit of time with Cheek to Cheek (Interscope), the much-ballyhooed Songbook album by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga that's out today. For many jazz fans, I suspect it will be difficult for them to go beyond preconceived notions about Lady and even Tony. In recent days, I've ...

VIDEO/DVD

"16 Songs" Video Album From Allison Crowe = Music + Movie Magic

"16 Songs" Video Album From Allison Crowe = Music + Movie Magic

"Soulful. Alive. Joyous. Grievous. Real, true, music is what I want to make." That’s how Allison Crowe framed things near the start of this century before launching Rubenesque Records Ltd., one of the world’s truly independent music labels. Through legendary live performances, broadcasts, and a dynamic oeuvre of recordings, globally-acclaimed and loved, Crowe’s distinguished herself among ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ken Vandermark

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ken Vandermark

All About Jazz is celebrating Ken Vandermark's birthday today! For the past 20 years, Ken Vandermark has been exploring and working to expand the possibilities of improvised and composed music in North America and Europe. Since moving to Chicago from Boston in 1989, he\'s performed and recorded in a variety of contexts, and with many internationally ...

EVENT

First-ever Spookeasy Announced. A Jazzy Halloween Extravaganza And Haunted Theatre

The first-ever jny: San Francisco Spookeasy Halloween Extravaganza is a new, daring, bold and sophisticated multi-evening experiential destination party that will transform Chinatown’s Great Star Theatre into a scintillating circus-like, madcap séance soiree beckoning back to life ghosts, spirits, and specters from the raucous and rollicking red hot era of 1930’s Burlesque and Barbary Coast Vaudeville ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Australian Prog Artist Ben Craven To Release New Single Through Innovative Music Delivery System TuneLeak

Brisbane, Australia – Much to the excitement of prog music aficionados across the planet, Australian cinematic progressive- rock singer-songwriter Ben Craven is releasing his new single through an innovative new music delivery system he's developed called TuneLeak. Ben Craven's new single titled “Critical Mass Part 2” is now available through TuneLeak. Ben explains, “This project is ...

FESTIVAL/CRUISE

The Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival

The Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival

Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival
October 16-18, 2014
Mulberry Mountain, Ozark, Arkansas Autumn has come to the Arkansas River Valley and the Ozark Mountains and the Eighth Annual Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival (AKA: The Yonder Mountain String Bands Harvest Music Festival) is fully slated with its final lineup and stage schedule. ...

EVENT

Renowned Composer/Pianist And NEC Faculty Member Fred Hersch Presents Master Class On Tuesday, October 7 At New England Conservatory

Renowned Composer/Pianist And NEC Faculty Member Fred Hersch Presents Master Class On Tuesday, October 7 At New England Conservatory

“The most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so.” —-Vanity Fair Magazine Jazz pianist, composer and NEC faculty member Fred Hersch presents a masterclass for NEC students on Tuesday, October 7 at 3 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place in New England Conservatory’s Pierce Hall, ...


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