AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
The wheels had been set in motion just six months earlier, on a wintry evening in 1953. I was tending to my usual business in Storyville at the Copley Square Hotel when Professor Donald Born of Boston University's English Department walked in. Professor Born was an ardent jazz fan. He visited the club often.
On this occasion, he was with a handsome redheaded women who had been auditing his lectures at BU. She was clothed in stylish New England attire, a pair of horn-rimmed…Continue
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9 Exposure Photography Competition
At the Louvre
One of my images will be included in the digital display at the SeeMe exclusive pro-member reception at the Louvrethis coming July 13th 2015…
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An incredibly interesting, 14 part interview with Howard McGhee discussing and reminiscing about Fats Navarro has just been posted (6/14/2015). The interview(s) was conducted in 1977-78. What a remarkable piece of jazz information and history!
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Black Arts & Culture Festival
On Kelly Street |…
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Louis Armstrong was born August 4, 1901. At the onset of his upcoming 114th birth anniversary, reflection on his magnitude and impact on jazz can't be overemphasized.
Louis left New Orleans after his mentor, Joe "King" Oliver, had summoned him north. Oliver's band, King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, had established itself on the south side of Chicago. This band, along with Louis' role as second cornet, is the historic example displaying all elements of what jazz was and what jazz was to…Continue
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I write this to explain why I’ll be holding back my album, 1989, from the new streaming service, Apple Music. I feel this deserves an explanation because Apple has been and will continue to be one of my best partners in selling music and creating ways for me to connect with my fans. I respect the company and the truly ingenious minds that have created a legacy based on innovation and pushing the right boundaries.
I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music…Continue
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Afro American Music Institute Presents…
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A week long memorial broadcast is currently being aired on the life and music of Ornette Coleman.
Aside from Ornette's music, there will be additional insight into his musical legacy through presentations by Phil Schaap, jazz historian and educator. Listed below is his schedule. The presentations provide an educational narrative which allow for a deeper understanding and appreciation of Ornette's music. Schaap's presentations are of interest to both those uninitiated with Ornette's…Continue
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Tony Adamo & The New York Crew/Music Produced By Mike Clark/FOUR & ONE HALF STARS/ALLABOUTJAZZ
Nu jazz vocal/hip spoken word/lyrics by Tony Adamo. Mike Clark: drums; Tim Ouimette: trumpet; Micheal Wolff: piano; Richie Goods: bass; Bill Summers: percussion; Donald Harrison: alto sax.
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