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Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE (née Turner; born March 20, 1918) is an English-born jazz pianist, composer, writer, and was the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National...

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  • A poignant look at the untold story of women in jazz

      News Source: Chicago Tribune | 5 months ago
    The Girls in the Band" takes a while to get around to Lil Hardin, Louis Armstrong's second wife, but she was integral to the revolutionary music he made in Chicago in the 1920s, widely acknowledged as laying much of the groundwork for the art of jazz
  • INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Beryl Booker: 1946-54

      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 6 months ago
    2014-02-05 In the late 1940s and early 1950s, there were more women in jazz than is customarily known or documented. We tend to think of jazz as men's music, with a smattering of women functioning primarily as novelty acts. Men also thought that way
  • Event: Sexism at Its Worst? The History of Jazz Is Full of It

      News Source: KQED | 6 months ago
    The History of Jazz Is Full of It 12 Years a Slave , which has grossed more than $35 million in the United States, demonstrates that there's a market for films that narrate this country's most egregious historic ills. The history of sexism in jazz
  • Keith Jarrett, Anthony Braxton, Richard Davis receive nation's highest jazz ...

      News Source: New Europe | 6 months ago
    Pianist Keith Jarrett accepted the highest U.S. jazz honor by ironically noting he was being recognized as a Jazz Master even though he got kicked out of the Berklee College of Music and fired from his first trio gig after someone asked him to "play
  • Here's Looking at Them: A Tearful Toast to Those We Lost in the Year That ...

      News Source: New York Observer | 7 months ago
    A Tearful Toast to Those We Lost in the Year That Just Ended From Nelson Mandela to Harry Reems 1/10 10:00am James Gandolfini. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage) From catastrophic weather and violent school tragedies to increasing numbers of same-sex
  • CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Anne Phillips: 'I Remember Birdland'

      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 7 months ago
    2014-01-03 In 1959, Anne Phillips recorded Born to Be Blue (Roulette)one of the finest female vocal albums of the year. I posted about it here in 2011 along with my conversation with Anne. A few days ago, Anne and I exchanged emails and she shared
  • A chronology of those who died in 2013

      News Source: The New Zealand Herald | 7 months ago
    Aug 5 John "Sandy" Woodward, 81, the admiral led the Royal Navy task force during the 1982 Falklands war, in Sussex, England...Dmytro Groisman, 41, a pioneering rights who was one of the founders of Ukraine's Amnesty International office and
  • EVENT: Holiday Magic Comes to Baltimore with the Tim Warfield Septet

      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 8 months ago
    Stefon Harris (vibraphone), Clarence Penn (drums), Terell Stafford (trumpet), Rodney Whitaker (bass), and Joanna Pascale (vocals). It's rare to see so many big names in just one jazz show, and that would not be possible without some major teamwork...


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