Jazz

FILE - This March 28, 1998 file photo shows Leon Redbone performing at the eighth annual Redwood Coast Dixieland Jazz Festival in Eureka, Calif. Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-styled songs, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, according to a statement released by his family. No details about his death were provided. (Patricia Wilson/The Times-Standard via AP, File)
May 30, 2019 - 5:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Leon Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, died Thursday, according to a statement released by his family. He was 69. No details about his death were provided. Redbone's career got a boost in the early 1970s when Bob...
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May 24, 2019 - 7:30 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston's world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA is opening 17 days of operas, plays, chamber music and jazz. The arts festival opens at noon Friday with a ceremony at Charleston City Hall. Spoleto will run through June 9. The spotlighted performance is the opera "Salome."...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Feb.12, 2019 file photo, Diana Ross performs during Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Diana Ross says she feels “violated” by an airport screener who touched her between her legs after she performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. In a series of tweets on Sunday, May 5, 2019, the Motown legend says she blames the Transportation Security Administration for an “over the top!!” screening at the New Orleans airport that makes her want to cry. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 05, 2019 - 2:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Diana Ross says she feels "violated" by an airport screener who touched her between her legs after she performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. In a series of tweets on Sunday, the Motown legend says she blames the Transportation Security Administration for a...
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Ralph Johnson, from left, Verdine White, B. David Whitworth, and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday, April 25, 2019, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
April 26, 2019 - 2:50 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The prospect of Sunshine and Santana were welcome on the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. There had been some disappointments in the run-up to the 50th annual Jazz Fest. Both the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac had to cancel for health reasons. Storms...
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving drives on Indiana Pacers' Domantas Sabonisn during the second quarter in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 16, 2019 - 8:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are preparing for their Game 2 matchup with the Pacers aware their series-opening win was notable more for its ugliness more than the outcome. Meanwhile, the Rockets and Bucks are heading into their respective Game 2s with the Jazz and Pistons expecting more competitive...
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FILE - This March 29, 2019 file photo shows Inductee Stevie Nicks, center, posing with other members of Fleetwood Mac, from left, Mike Campbell, John McVie, Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Illness is forcing Fleetwood Mac to cancel a number of appearances including their upcoming Jazz Fest performance where they were a last-minute replacement for the Rolling Stones. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival says on Twitter that Fleetwood Mac is postponing four upcoming North American tour dates and their May 2 Jazz Fest performance due to Stevie Nicks’ illness. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 08, 2019 - 6:12 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Illness is forcing Fleetwood Mac to cancel a number of appearances, including at the Jazz Fest, where the band had been scheduled as a last-minute replacement for the Rolling Stones. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival tweeted Monday that Fleetwood Mac is postponing four...
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Tony Bennett performs onstage at the Jazz Foundation of America's 17th annual "A Great Night In Harlem" gala concert at the Apollo Theater on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
April 05, 2019 - 6:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett and Harry Belafonte were among those honored at a benefit held at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. "A Great Night in Harlem," the annual fundraising gala for the Jazz Foundation of America, featured performances Thursday night by Bennett, Common, Bettye LaVette, Patti...
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March 19, 2019 - 11:03 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. According to a statement from his...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2004 file photo, conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Andre Previn, conducts the 15th symphony concert during the Lucerne Festival in the concert hall in Lucerne, Switzerland. Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, died in his Manhattan home, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. He was 89. (Urs FlueelerKEYSTONE via AP, File)
February 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, has died. He was 89. His manager Linda Petrikova says Previn passed away Thursday in his Manhattan home. Previn was a child prodigy whose family fled Nazi Germany. As a...
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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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