July 2011 Blog Posts (25)

Herbie Hancock Named United Nations Goodwill Ambassador

World Renowned Jazz Legend And Music Icon Herbie Hancock To Be Named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

 

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will designate American jazz musician Herbie Hancock as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on July 22nd.  Recognizing Herbie Hancock’s “dedication to the promotion of peace through dialogue, culture and the arts,” the…

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July 5, 2011

There is a great awakening occurring now.

 

In my times as a New Yorker, I had the opportunity to work as a member of the cast of a musical entitled, A Tapestry of Dreams. This play was conceived and written by a man named, Nat Bucknell; the music was composed by the noted, Carol Hall.

 

In one scene, I delivered the line, “The Japanese character for crisis, also means enlightenment.” This is, as far as I can tell, a great truth of nature which the Jazz man is…

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Added by Esquizito on July 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Tony Adamo Mike Clark will record together

MIKE CLARK gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock’s group in the early 1970’s. Mike became known as a major innovator through his incisive playing on Hancock’s Thrust album, which garnered him an international cult following. Mike Clark, Delbert Bump, Steve Homan will record with Singer Tony Adamo at the end of June/2011. UC Davis jazz director Delbert Bump has established himself in the musical world as a performing… Continue

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Blood Orange Re-Envisions 18th Century European Aristocracy In 'Benzo' Video

Blood Orange creates a decadent and gorgeous video for a track off his latest project, Angel's Pulse.

The Artistic Duality Of Drummer Mark Guiliana

Explore two sides of Mark Guiliana's creative brain, with two different sounding bands, from two hemispheres of the globe: The Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet from Amsterdam and Beat Music from Brooklyn.

João Gilberto, Master Of Bossa Nova, Dies At 88

The Brazilian singer and guitarist, who won wide acclaim for his abundant technical skill and minimalist style, was behind one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, 1964's Getz/Gilberto.

Watch The Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour Celebrate 60 Years

Watch the Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour featuring Christian Sands, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Yasushi Nakamura and Jamison Ross.

Good Gracious! Words Of Wisdom And Soulful Reflection From 'Sweet Papa' Lou Donaldson

Host Christian McBride sits down with saxophonist Lou Donaldson to talk about Lou's life as a performer, his thoughts on jazz today and how hip-hop brought new ears to his music.

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