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The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan Author Speaks!

The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan Author Speaks!

From author Larry Reni Thomas: I am not on anybody's side. I am not on Lee Morgan's side. I am not on Helen Morgan's side. I am on the side of history. I understand people who loved Lee. And can also understand the people who loved Helen. But, I wrote this book for historical significance. I ...

Preview: The Triangle North Carolina 2014-2015 Jazz Season

Preview: The Triangle North Carolina  2014-2015  Jazz Season

By Larry Reni Thomas The busy, expanding, thoroughly-satisfying jazz scene in what is called the “Triangle” area of the Piedmont section of North Carolina just keeps getting better and better. Who needs the New York or the D.C. jazz scene when everybody seems to be coming this way? The area can boast of several venues that ...

Fourth Annual John Coltrane Festival Set For August 30, 2014 In His Hometown Of High Point, North Carolina

Fourth Annual John Coltrane Festival Set For August 30, 2014  In His Hometown Of High Point, North Carolina

By Larry Reni Thomas The Friends of John Coltrane, Inc., a High Point, North Carolina-based arts organization, presents, The Fourth Annual John Coltrane International Jazz And Blues Festival, August 30, 2014, from 1 pm to 10 pm, at Oak Hollow Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive, in High Point, North Carolina. The festival will include music from guitarist/vocalist ...

The Fifth Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival

The Fifth Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival

By Larry Reni Thomas The Fifth Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival will be held on Friday, July 4, 2014, and Saturday, July 5. 2014. from 5 pm until 8 pm, both days. Scheduled performers on Friday, are Lin Rountree with special guest Nicholas Cole, The Ira Wiggins Quartet, and vocalist Yolanda Rubin. Saturday's scheduled ...

Larry Reni Thomas Top Jazz 2013

People Music—Christian Mcbride And Inside Straight (Mack Avenue Records) Miles Davis Mono—Miles Davis (Columbia) Brand New Day—Brian Horton (Doc8Music) Tootie’s Tempo—Al “Tootie” Heath (Sunnyside) From Behind Enemy Lines—Larry Price/Dr. Leonard King (Price Port) La Rumba Is A Lovesome Thing—Paul Carlon (Zoho) Liquid Spirit—Gregory Porter (Blue Note) For The Love Of Abbey—Marc Cary (Motema) Woman Child—Cecile Mclorin ...

Grammy-nominated Jazz Great Joe Chambers To Appear At The NCCU Jazz Festival On November 17, 2013

Grammy-nominated Jazz Great Joe Chambers To Appear At The NCCU Jazz Festival On November 17, 2013

By Larry Reni Thomas “Retire? You don't retire from jazz. Some cats have died on the bandstand," said drummer and educator Joe Chambers, during a phone interview from his home in Wilmington, North Carolina. “By the same token. I don't have the desire to play the drums behind anybody that's living today, with the possible exception ...

The Joe Chambers Radio Special On WCOM-FM On November 17, 2013!

The Joe Chambers Radio Special On WCOM-FM On November 17, 2013!

Listen to “Sunday Night Jazz" November 17, 2013, 9pm-12mid, on WCOM-FM, 103.5 FM, for THE JOE CHAMBERS RADIO SPECIAL, a three hour long program, featuring Chambers's music and an interview with the twice Grammy-nominated legendary musician, composer and educator. Chambers has recorded as a sideman, a drummer/percussionist/vibraphonist, and a leader on more than 500 albums and ...

Preview: The Triangle North Carolina 2013-14 Jazz Season By Larry Reni Thomas

Preview: The Triangle North Carolina 2013-14  Jazz Season By Larry Reni Thomas

The busy, expanding, thoroughly-satisfying jazz scene in what is called the “Triangle” area of the Piedmont section of North Carolina just keeps getting better and better. Who needs the New York or the D.C. jazz scene when everybody seems to be coming this way? The area can boast of several venues that present jazz like, Irregardless ...

Third Annual John Coltrane Jazz Festival In His Hometown Of High Point, North Carolina By Larry Reni Thomas

The Friends of John Coltrane, Inc., a High Point, North Carolina-based arts organization, presents, The Third Annual John Coltrane International Jazz And Blues Festival, August 31, 2013, from 1 pm to 10 pm, at Oak Hollow Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive, in High Point, North Carolina. The festival will include music from Al Jarreau, Christian Scott, Mindi ...

Lee Morgan Birthday Radio Special On WCOM-FM

Lee Morgan Birthday Radio Special On WCOM-FM

Listen to “Sunday Night Jazz,” with host Larry Reni Thomas, on WCOM-FM (wcomfm.org), Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina, July 14, 2013, from 9pm-12midnight, for A LEE MORGAN BIRTHDAY SPECIAL. The program will feature three hours of Morgan’s music and the airing of a profile and interview of Helen Morgan, the lady who shot the trumpet legend. She ...


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