The dozen essays in “Jazz/Not Jazz” all tend to pick, poke, and prod the meaning of the term and the elastic nature of the genre. Which is good, but the book is often academic in the extreme and often turns into a snooze-a-palooza. After trying for years to interest friends in jazz, it must be […]
Celebrating International Jazz Day: concerts headlined by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock will be held in Paris, New Orleans, and N.Y.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – In November 2011, the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed April 30 as International Jazz Day. In celebration of the inaugural Jazz Day, a series of star-studded concerts headlined by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock will be held in Paris, New Orleans, and New York April 27 and 30. These inaugural celebrations, and […]
MuseWire COLUMN: The Los Angeles Times recently has carried several stories about a series of tuba thefts that have plagued local area high schools, colleges, bands, orchestras and other performing aggregations. A quick www search reveals that L.A. is not the only jurisdiction victimized by this spate of thievery. On further review it turns out […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Grammy-winning American jazz composer, arranger and pianist Clare Fischer has devotees in all corners of the world. This month his fans get to enjoy two new albums from the prolific artist. His 50th album, “The Clare Fischer Voices “…And Sometimes Instruments,” and his 51st is titled: “Continuum” with Clare Fischer […]
Jazz at the Opera: Special Guests Bill Grimes and Willis Delony join Opera Louisiane and All That Jazz at Manship Theatre
BATON ROUGE, La. (MuseWire) – On Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., Opera Louisiane welcomes Spring with special guests jazz greats Bill Grimes and Willis Delony, as they join Robert Grayson and members of Opera Louisiane’s Young Artists to present a new twist on both opera and jazz in the intimate setting of the […]