Jazz

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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September 12, 2018 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study finds that fiction reading is down, poetry is up and adult Americans are renewing their interest in museums, arts festivals and the performing arts. On Wednesday, the National Endowment for the Arts published "U.S. Trends in Arts Attendance and Literary...
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July 29, 2018 - 12:12 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Music experts in Poland say jazz trumpeter and composer Tomasz Stanko has died at the age of 76. Tomasz Tluczkiewicz, deputy head of Poland's Jazz Association, said Stanko died early Sunday at a Warsaw hospital. Stanko was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. In...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2016, file photo, singer and actress Cher stops to talk to media as she leaves a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum in Provincetown, Mass. Cher, composer Phillip Glass, country music star Reba McEntire and jazz legend Wayne Shorter have been announced as this year’s recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors awards. The recipients will be honored in a special ceremony at Washington’s Kennedy Center on Dec. 2. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 25, 2018 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cher, composer Phillip Glass, country music star Reba McEntire and jazz legend Wayne Shorter will be honored for lifetime achievements in the arts at this year's Kennedy Center Honors. The national arts center also announced Wednesday a special award for the genre-bending musical...
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July 03, 2018 - 10:26 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney canceled his Tuesday night performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, protesting the event's ties to a show on slavery performed by whites. The black entertainer criticized the festival for supporting "SLAV," a theatrical...
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David Shaw, lead man for The Revivalists, engages the crowd as he performs with the band at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 06, 2018 - 12:10 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Aerosmith drew a huge crowd and smaller but still packed crowds boogied to Cage the Elephant, Delbert McClinton and Anita Baker and a rousing mix of other musical acts as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wound up its next-to-last day. Once a relatively small affair, the...
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A jazz funeral to honor Fats Domino makes its way through the crowd at Jazz Fest 2018 in New Orleans on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Brett Duke/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
April 28, 2018 - 10:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered Saturday for the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, listening to an eclectic medley of music from big-name headliners like Rod Stewart to boot-stomping south Louisiana bands. It was also a day of remembrance for some...
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Sturgill Simpson, background left with guitar, performs with the 610 Stompers at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday, April 27, 2018, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
April 27, 2018 - 9:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 49th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opened Friday — a sun-drenched affair where the joy was tempered only by news of the death of a New Orleans music idol. Charles Neville, a saxophone player since the 1950s and a stalwart for three decades with the Neville...
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