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FILE - In this July 5, 1960, file photo, Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, right, plays the saxophone during a jam session with legendary jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman, left, drummer Gene Krupa, second left, and trombonist Urbie Green in New York. The trombone world lost several greats in 2018 and a half-day event in Cleveland is planned to mark their legacies. Living trombone stars John Marcellus and Jiggs Whigham are headlining the Memorial Trombone Festival Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Case Western Reserve University. Trombonists being memorialized are: Allen Kofsky, Edwin Anderson, Bill Watrous and Urban Clifford "Urbie" Green. (Bureau of the Royal Household via AP, File)
February 13, 2019 - 11:29 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The late American jazz great Urbie Green and three other accomplished trombonists who died in 2018 will be remembered Saturday at a musical event in Cleveland. Living trombone stars Jiggs Whigham and John Marcellus will be featured at the Memorial Trombone Festival at Case...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 1971 file photo, Jesse Ed Davis, center right, a guitarist of Kiowa and Comanche ancestry, performs with George Harrison, left, formerly of the Beatles, at the Concert For Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Klaus Voorman is on bass, second from left, and Eric Clapton is at right. "RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World," a new PBS Independent Lens documentary set to air Monday, Jan 21, 2019, shows how Native Americans laid the foundations to rock, blues and jazz. (AP Photo/Jim Wells, File)
January 19, 2019 - 6:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a child, Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents' home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, The Rolling Stones, from left, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts attend the opening night party for "Exhibitionism" at Industria in New York. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among headliners for the 50th anniversary festival. Organizers Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, confirmed reports that Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Stones will play. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 15, 2019 - 10:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival. Organizers on Tuesday confirmed reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will play. Also headlining the 8-day event, which runs...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2007 file photo, singer Nancy Wilson, performs at her Swingin' 70th Birthday Party at Carnegie Hall in New York. Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Wilson has died at age 81. Her manager Devra Hall Levy tells The Associated Press late Thursday night, Dec. 13, 2018, that Wilson died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman, File)
December 14, 2018 - 10:17 am
Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua...
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2018 Kennedy Center Honorees, front row form left, Wayne Shorter, Cher, Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, back row from left, the co-creators of "Hamilton," Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire pose for the group photo at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
December 03, 2018 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year's Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year's event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander in chief. Sunday night's ceremony honoring lifetime artistic achievement featured...
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2018 Kennedy Center Honorees, front row form left, Wayne Shorter, Cher, Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, back row from left, the co-creators of "Hamilton," Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire pose for the group photo at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
December 03, 2018 - 12:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year's Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year's event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander-in-chief. Sunday night's ceremony honoring lifetime artistic achievement featured...
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2018 Kennedy Center Honoree Cher arrives at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
December 02, 2018 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors program (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The Kennedy Center Honors ceremony wrapped up with an extended tribute to iconic singer and actress Cher. Comedian Whoopi Goldberg kicked off the tribute in a flowing sparkled gown and joking told Cher...
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In this July 26, 2018 photo, American jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove performs at the Five Continents Jazz festival, in Marseille, southern France. The Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter has died at age 49. Manager Larry Clothier says in a statement that Hargrove died in New York on Friday, Nov. 2, from cardiac arrest stemming from a longtime fight with kidney disease. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
November 03, 2018 - 4:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, a prolific player who provided his jazz sound to records across a vast range of styles and won two Grammys, has died at age 49, his manager said Saturday. Hargrove died in New York on Friday of cardiac arrest stemming from a longtime fight with kidney...
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In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, singer Roberta Flack poses for a portrait in New York. The 81-year-old music legend will be honored Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, with a lifetime achievement award by the Jazz Foundation of America. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
October 12, 2018 - 3:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Once a week, Roberta Flack gives a musical performance for an exclusive group. The lucky audience consists of a musical director, who works with the legend to keep her instrument — her voice — in top form. It would be an important exercise for any singer, but even more critical...
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September 29, 2018 - 9:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-like music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton to the rock band Led Zeppelin, died Saturday at the age of 84, his longtime manager said. Rush succumbed to complications from a stroke he suffered...
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