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Jazz Musician of the Day: Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ella Fitzgerald

All About Jazz is celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's birthday today!

Dubbed “The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless. ...

Ella Fitzgerald at 100

Ella Fitzgerald at 100

Ella Fitzgerald was born 100 years ago today and died on June 15, 1996. By any measure, she was easily the most important singer of the 20th century. By the time she was 21 in 1938, she had completely transformed pop singing, dragging the vocal into the Swing Era by giving it more relaxed, jazz-influenced feel. ...

iHeartMedia, Largest Owner Of Radio Stations In US, Admits It May Not Survive The Year

iHeartMedia, Largest Owner Of Radio Stations In US, Admits It May Not Survive The Year

Struggling under the weight of $20 billion in debt, broadcast radio conglomerate iHeartMedia has admitted to investors that it may not survive 2017.  Late last week iHeartMedia announced that its next quarterly report to investors will include a warning “as to our ability to continue as a going concern” over the next 12 months. The company also ...

Former Pandora, Sirius XM Exec Chris Harrison Named CEO Digital Media Association

Former Pandora, Sirius XM Exec Chris Harrison Named CEO Digital Media Association

Digital music veteran Chris Harrison has been named the CEO of the Digital Media Association (DiMA), a trade group representing Spotify, Apple, Pandora and other online distributors of digital music, movies and books. Former Pandora, Sirius XM executive Chris Harrison has been named CEO of the Digital Media Association (DiMA). DiMA is the trade association representing ...

Why Can We Still Buy Music? [Thomas Euler]

Why Can We Still Buy Music? [Thomas Euler]

In this piece, Thomas Euler ponders the question of why it is that we can still purchase music. Will we soon live in a world where music cannot be bought. but only accessed, and what this would mean for not only labels but also the industry in general? Guest post by Thomas Euler, originally published on his ...

Spotify Is Planning Its Own Music Hardware, Voice Control

Spotify Is Planning Its Own Music Hardware, Voice Control

Two jobs listings point to a major expansions of Spotify's ambitions to include music hardware with voice control. While details are scarce, they hint at a wearable device “akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and Snap Spectacles." Snapchat is building eyewear, Facebook is building 360 cameras, and now Spotify wants to build and sell music devices. ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Henderson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joe Henderson

All About Jazz is celebrating Joe Henderson's birthday today!

The tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson was born on April 24, 1937 in a small city called Lima Ohio midway between Dayton and Toledo. He spent his childhood and adolescence in Lima in a family of 15 children where he was exposed to a variety of musical styles. ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Alan Broadbent

Jazz Musician of the Day: Alan Broadbent

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. ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charles Mingus

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charles Mingus

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 bassist, 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 and ...

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, April 21-27

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, April 21-27

This changing weather is sure keeping us on our toes. At least the opportunities to hear great jazz are constants, and the coming week offers a lot of ear-smacking options from local talents and former residents to international stars and a living legend. And the Minneapolis-St Paul International Film Festival adds even more jazz to the ...


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