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In memory of legendary jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller

In memory of legendary jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller

Jun. 12 |       There was something magical about the way he played. All of my closest friends knew he was my favorite living pianist. His name is Mulgrew Miller. On Wednesday, May 29, Mulgrew passed away at the age of 57. He had a stroke the week...

New music, new events and a dedication for 2013

New music, new events and a dedication for 2013

Jan. 16 |   Welcome to 2013. “When you’re moving in the positive, your destination is the brightest star,” Stevie Wonder sings, and so there it is, the goal for 2013. Looking ahead, here are some news items to help usher in your 2013 in a terrific...

Honoring the legacy of two legendary late jazz greats — Clifford Brown re-mastered three-CD box set makes a great holiday buy

Honoring the legacy of two legendary late jazz greats — Clifford Brown re-mastered three-CD box set makes a great holiday buy

Dec. 19 |     Remembering two jazz legends, Von Freeman and Dave Brubeck, who have passed this year, reminds me of why I love this music. I had planned to round out the year by remembering saxophonist Von Freeman who passed in August. Writer Howard...

Summer Jazz festivals blend new and old school talents and genres

Summer Jazz festivals blend new and old school talents and genres

May. 16 |   The summer festival season is upon us. Would you believe there is a complete listing for over 175 festivals? Yes, folks, it’s the truth. Just take a look at the 2012 May issue of DownBeat magazine. Both fans and musicians are gearing up...