Bo penned the 1960 Etta James hit 'My Dearest Darling' and 'I'm Wise,' which was made famous by Little Richard when he renamed and released it in 1956 as 'Slippin' and Slidin'.'
March 22, 2009
Eddie Bo, a New Orleans blues singer-pianist who worked with musicians such as Irma Thomas and Art Neville, died Wednesday of a heart attack, according to his booking agent, Karen Hamilton. He was 78.
In the early 1920's, African Americans were a great part of a cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was not a movement that was organized -- it caught the country by surprise. The migration of African Americans to the North brought them to Harlem, a New York neighborhood. The Harlem Renaissance brought out powerful musical talent. Singers and musicians played an important role in this cultural inspiration, as well as writers, shopkeepers, painters,… Continue
The Music of Thelonious Monk by Wynton Marsalis and his band
Start Date: Thu, November 20 2008
End Date: Sat, November 22 2008
Event Time: 8 pm
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New York, NY
This exceptional Jazz concert at the Lincoln Center Orchestra will be featuring Wynton Marsalis and his brilliant jazz band. They will be leading us through special arrangements of Monk's idiosyncratic compositions typically performed… Continue
Miriam Zenzi Makeba was born in Johannesburg in 1932. Her mother was a Swazi sangoma and her father, who died when she was six, was a Xhosa. As a child, she sang at the Kilmerton Training Institute in Pretoria, which she attended for eight years.
Makeba's full name is Zenzile Makeba Qgwashu Nguvama Yiketheli Nxgowa Bantana Balomzi Xa Ufun Ubajabulisa Ubaphekeli Mbiza Yotshwala Sithi Xa Saku Qgiba Ukutja Sithathe Izitsha Sizi Khabe… Continue
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.