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Michael "Mike" Melvoin (May 10, 1937 – February 22, 2012) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. He served as chairman and president of The Recording Academy and worked...

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  • Catching Up With Wendy & Lisa Upon Winning ASCAP's Inaugural Shirley Walker ...

      News Source: The Huffington Post | 24 days ago
    Rightfully so, Wendy and Lisa were the recipients of the inaugural Shirley Walker Award for their decades of composing riveting music for film and television. Wendy & Lisa retrospective (Produced by Dan DeSouza): Wendy and Lisa rose to worldwide
  • Vinyl Cave: Down in L.A. by Brewer 'amp; Shipley

      News Source: Isthmus | 11 months ago
    Brewer & Shipley blasted into the national consciousness in early 1971 with the still well-remembered, zeitgeist-capturing Top 10 rural rock hit \"One Toke Over the Line.\" Since rural rock was much more of an album thing than a singles machine, the
  • INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Interview: Bev Kelly (Part 2)

      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 12 months ago
    2013-08-13 Few singers curl up on a song's lap like Bev Kelly. In the '50s she worked clubs and recorded several albums with pianist Pat Moran...But just as she had attracted the attention of personal manager John Levy, Bev had a choice to make&#
  • CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Leroy Vinnegar: Walks Again!

      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 1 year ago
    2013-07-15 Bassist Leroy Vinnegar was born in 1928 in Indianapolis, began playing professionally in 1948, became part of the Bee Hive club's house rhythm section in Chicago in 1952 and moved to Los Angeles in 1954, where he recorded for the first
  • Mike Ragogna: Conversations with Jose James, Otis Taylor, Erin Boheme and ...

      News Source: The Huffington Post | over 1 year ago
    Conversations with Jose James, Otis Taylor, Erin Boheme and Renaiszance's Radha & Rave Mehta, Plus an Unknown Component Video Posted: 02/05/2013 12:41 am Follow share this story A Conversation with Jose James Mike Ragogna : Jose James, tell us a
  • Johnny Mandel has composed quite a life in music

      News Source: LA Times | 2 years ago
    His storied career in the studios included playing organ on "That's Life" for Frank Sinatra and on "Good Vibrations" for the Beach Boys , jazz piano on "Nighthawks at the Diner" by Tom Waits and many other high points...On many studio dates,
  • David Basse: Uptown

      News Source: All About Jazz | 2 years ago
    May 5, 2012 Track review of "Parker's Mood" West Coast singer Mark Winkler ( Sweet Spot [Cafe Pacific Records, 2011]) heard David Basse and immediately signed him to his Cafe Pacific Records. Uptown is the first product of this partnership and, for
  • Eastwood tribute highlights MOT’s International Film Fest

      News Source: Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles | over 3 years ago
    The Museum of Tolerance kicked off its first International Film Festival with a nostalgic tribute to legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood on Nov. 14. The event honoring one of Hollywood's most prolific stars his film resume includes about 65 features

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