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Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Like Red Norvo, he was one of the first jazz...

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      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 10 hours ago
    6 Classic Albums Released For Newport Jazz Festival! Published: 2014-07-30 Legacy Recordings Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Newport Jazz Festival with 6 Classic Album Exclusives Landmark “Live at Newport" Performances from Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck,
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      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 20 days ago
    Cultural Services on Sunday, August 17, at 11:00 am for an afternoon of sensational music at the 14th annual Jazz In the Valley festival at Waryas Park. Experience jazz music performed by world-class musicians, perfected by breathtaking views of the
  • Jazz fans seek ways to spend eternity with greats

      News Source: Associated Press | 21 days ago
    At The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, so many jazz enthusiasts want to be buried near the graves of such greats as Miles Davis and Duke Ellington that the cemetery is developing new plots to meet the demand. The cemetery is building about 2,275 new
  • AWARD/GRANT: NEA Jazz Masters: George Coleman

      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 1 month ago
    Tenor saxophonist George Coleman is one of four 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters named thisweek. He, Carla Bley, Charles Lloyd and Chicago's Jazz Showcase impresario Joe Segal will be inducted in a ceremony next spring in New York...
  • CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Louis Armstrong: All-Stars, Live

      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 1 month ago
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  • VIDEO/DVD: STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Patrice Rushen

      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 1 month ago
    2014-06-22 This week, we turn our video spotlight on keyboardist, singer and composer Patrice Rushen , who will be in St. Louis to perform next Sunday, June 29 at the Sheldon Concert Hall ...Less than an hour after this post went up, a reader got in
  • Little Jimmy Scott

      News Source: Wellington Dominion | 1 month ago
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  • Ethereal Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Dies

      News Source: National Public Radio | 1 month ago
    Singer Jimmy Scott died Thursday morning at his home in Las Vegas at age 88, according to his booking agent, Jean-Pierre Leduc. Scott's death was a result of complications from Kallmann's syndrome, a lifelong affliction that prevented his body from

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