Jazz

October 06, 2019 - 4:01 am
LONDON (AP) — The family of drummer Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio Cream, says he has died. He was 80. Baker's family said on Twitter that he died Sunday: "We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully...
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FILE - This April 19, 2017 file photo shows Aretha Franklin performing at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall in New York. A previously unreleased Franklin recording of “O Tannebaum" will be released as part of the holiday album “Big Band Holidays II” from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 24, 2019 - 9:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas is bringing the gift of a previously unreleased Aretha Franklin recording. "Big Band Holidays II" from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has a holiday album that will feature the late icon singing "O Tannebaum." Franklin performed the song as she...
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May 24, 2019 - 4:33 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston is opening 17 days of operas, plays, chamber music and jazz Friday as the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA returns. The 43rd season of the arts festival kicks off Friday at noon with the opening ceremony from Charleston City Hall. It will run through June 9...
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May 05, 2019 - 10:41 am
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 an "...
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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 - 7:54 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sunshine and Santana: Both will be welcome sights on the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. There have 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 - 5:08 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 - 12:35 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 - 3:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett had few words to say, but many more to sing. Bennett was among the honorees Thursday night at "A Great Night in Harlem," the annual fundraiser for the Jazz Foundation of America. Introduced by Ben Stiller to a capacity audience at the Apollo Theater, Bennett didn't have...
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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 - 10:09 am
Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop 'n' blues moonlighting lessened his stature, died Thursday. He was 89. His manager Linda Petrikova said Previn passed away in his...
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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 - 7:11 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new PBS Independent Lens documentary shows how Native Americans laid the foundations to rock, blues and jazz. "RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World," set to air on most PBS stations Monday, shows how Native Americans played a role in shaping American popular music,...
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