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DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, DC on Georgetown University Press, Now Available!

DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, DC on Georgetown University Press, Now Available!

The familiar history of jazz music in the United States begins with its birth in jny: New Orleans, moves upstream along the Mississippi River to jny: Chicago, and then by rail into New York, before exploding across the globe. However, the rich history of jazz in the nation’s capital is often overlooked. Some of the most ...

Drummer Warren Benbow's New Book, "A Drummers Story" Now Available

Drummer Warren Benbow's New Book, "A Drummers Story" Now Available

Like many drummers I started out early, and by the time I was sixteen and a half I began playing my first professional gigs. It seemed to me that I was born a drummer. Here is a little about me: I've been fortunate to have performed and or recorded with artists like: Whitney Houston, Nina Simone, ...

Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier by Duncan Heining from Equinox Publishing

Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier by Duncan Heining from Equinox Publishing

Mosaics is the first biography of bassist, band-leader, composer, educator and author Graham Collier. Duncan Heining draws extensively on Collier’s personal archive, as well as on interviews with fellow musicians, ex-students and colleagues from the Royal Academy of Music. It locates Collier and his work within the social and cultural changes which occurred during his life ...

Monday Book Recommendation: Lilian Terry’s Jazz Friends

Monday Book Recommendation: Lilian Terry’s Jazz Friends

Lilian Terry, Dizzy Duke Brother Ray And Friends (Illinois) Lilian Terry’s book is full of anecdotes about her friendships with the musicians mentioned in the title—and dozens of others. Enjoying modest renown in Europe for her singing, Ms. Terry has also been involved in radio and television broadcasting and is a cofounder of the European Jazz ...

Scholar And Drum Legend Bill Bruford Authors New Book, "Uncharted: Creativity And The Expert Drummer"

Scholar And Drum Legend Bill Bruford Authors New Book, "Uncharted: Creativity And The Expert Drummer"

Scholar and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bill Bruford, best known for his work with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis and his prolific solo career, has authored a new book, to be Published by the University of Michigan Press on January 28th. Pre-orders are now being taken. What’s it about? The book is an exploration ...

New Book Assembles International Collection Of The Avant-Garde

New Book Assembles International Collection Of The Avant-Garde

BADD PRESS announces the launch of The Moderns, a book dedicated to the world’s great avant-garde artists. Featuring more than 100 reviews, profiles and interviews and authored by music journalist Kevin Press, the book introduces readers to established and emerging music leaders from around the world. “This is a golden era for the avant-garde,” says Press. ...

Warren Benbow's New Book, "A Drummer's Story" Now Available!

Warren Benbow's New Book, "A Drummer's Story" Now Available!

A Drummer’s Story by Warren Benbow is now available. Jazz is one of the major forms of musical expression. In the 1970s, jazz was moving away from strict acoustic instruments and was adding electric instruments— turning its style toward rock music. Warren Benbow, who has been playing drums since he was young, details the changes jazz ...

"Lights Out At The Moulin Rouge" - New Book Remembers 1955 Las Vegas Performers

"Lights Out At The Moulin Rouge" - New Book Remembers 1955 Las Vegas Performers

A new novel about the controversial 1955 Moulin Rouge casino couldn’t have come at a better time. The 15-acre Las Vegas property located at 900 West Bonanza Road was just in the news last month, and will be again in the upcoming year. It seems that the site of the former 1955 Moulin Rouge Casino and ...

Are Irving Azoff & James Dolan Trying To Buy Rolling Stone?

Are Irving Azoff & James Dolan Trying To Buy Rolling Stone?

Last month we learned that music magazine Rolling Stone was for sale.  Now we're learning who was and apparently is still trying to buy iconic title including uber-manager Irving Azoff, whose Oak View Group recently acquired touring trades Pollstar and Venues Today. By Dave Brooks of Amplify Buried in a Page Six story today about an ...

Recent Reading: A Book About Vibes

Recent Reading: A Book About Vibes

Anthony Smith, Masters of The Vibes (Marimba Productions, Inc.) Smith’s book includes a timeline that traces the history of the vibraphone, which early in its life began to be popularly known to its players and to listeners simply as vibes or the vibes. The greater part of the book consists of Smith’s transcribed conversations with 34 ...