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Jazz Musician of the Day: Alan Dawson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Alan Dawson

All About Jazz is celebrating Alan Dawson's birthday today! Alan Dawson was a respected jazz drummer and widely influential percussion teacher based in Boston. He was born in Marietta, Pennsylvania and raised in Roxbury, MA. Serving in the Army for Korean War duty, Dawson played with the Army Dance Band while stationed at Fort Dix from ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

The Jazz Principle: Why Good Leaders Celebrate Uncertainty

A good manager is in some ways like the conductor of a symphony orchestra. But a truly good manager may well be more like the leader of a jazz combo. Granted, the parallels between managing an organization and conducting a symphony can be striking: The symphony orchestra is a large enterprise consisting of people with a ...

TECHNOLOGY

Rap Genius Adds $40 Million, Expands Beyond Rap

Its been a rocky and controversial few months for Rap Genius, but persistence appears to have paid off. The platform, which launched as a repository of information about rap music, has added $40 million in Series B funding led by Dan Gilbert and Andreesen Horowitz. With the cash influx, the sight will re-brand a Genius.com and move ...

VIDEO/DVD

Jazz Piano Workshop, 1965

The following concert in Berlin in 1965 may well be the greatest piano jazz summit ever documented on film. It featured Earl Hines, Teddy Wilson, John Lewis, Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans and Jaki Byard. I have no idea why the sound goes dead when Evans comes out, but I snooped around and found the segment elsewhere and ...

OBITUARY

Pete Douglas: 1929 - 2014

Prentice “Pete" Douglas , founder of the legendary Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society and owner of the Douglas Beach House in Half Moon Bay California passed yesterday, July 12th. He was 85. For more than 50 years Douglas brought to the Bach some of the finest jazz musicians ever to grace any jazz stage in the ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Albert Ayler

Jazz Musician of the Day: Albert Ayler

All About Jazz is celebrating Albert Ayler's birthday today! Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was born on July 13th 1936 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He learned to play the alto sax at a young age. His father, Edward, encouraged his musical interests and was his first teacher. Albert Ayler continued his musical education at John Adams High ...

VIDEO/DVD

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Introducing Shana Tucker

Today, let's get acquainted via video with singer, cellist, and guitarist Shana Tucker, who will be making her St. Louis debut sharing a bill with R&B singer Kenya McGuire Johnson at 7:30 p.m. next Saturday, July 19 at the Kranzberg Arts Center. Originally from Amityville, NY, Tucker studied music at Howard University and Brooklyn College Conservatory ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Gonsalves

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Gonsalves

All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Gonsalves' birthday today! Although his reputation is often hung upon the mighty gallery-rousing performance he gave at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival with Duke Ellington, tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves was at heart an introspective balladeer. His true legacy is his recorded collection of love songs. Paul Gonsalves was born on ...

OBITUARY

Charlie Haden, Legendary Jazz Bassist, Dies at 76

Charlie Haden, Legendary Jazz Bassist, Dies at 76

Charlie Haden, the pioneering jazz bassist who played with the likes of Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett before enjoying a decades-long solo career, died Friday at age 76 of a prolonged illness, according to his label, ECM. Praised by critic Martin Williams for his “almost lyric directness,” Haden achieved fame in the late ’50s as a ...

OBITUARY

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden, part of groundbreaking Ornette Coleman Quartet, dies at 76

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden, part of groundbreaking Ornette Coleman Quartet, dies at 76

NEW YORK — Bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz more than a half-century ago as a member of Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking quartet and liberated the bass from its traditional rhythm section role, died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 76. Haden's wife of 30 years, singer Ruth Cameron, and his four children ...


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