1. Herbie Hancock Launching International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on April 30 of every year. That date coincides…

  2. Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, "I Feel You"

    February 19, 2011 5:20 PM EST After almost 38 years of marriage, and even more time as musical associates, it's fair to say that Herb Alpert and Lani Hall have some chemistry. It's certainly displayed on "I Feel You," the couple's first joint album in nearly a decade that shows tasteful and…

  3. 37OnTV

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 11-17, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 11 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Jessica Simpson, Storm Large (also scheduled: Ron Livingston). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyoncé. "Canadian Country Music Awards,…

  4. Billboard Bits: Bleeding Kansas, Planet Drum, Jarvis Cocker

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Bleeding Kansas, Planet Drum, Jarvis Cocker Death Cab For Cutie, Keane and Broken Social Scene will lead the bill for the first Bleeding Kansas festival, to be held Aug. 5 at Burcham Park in Lawrence, Kan. The lineup also features Secret Machines, Mates Of State, Lake Trout, the Juan…

  5. Billboard Bits: Korn, Thrice, John McLaughlin, Topley-Bird

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Korn, Thrice, John McLaughlin, Topley-Bird Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has been released from a London hospital, where he has been treated over the past four days for the blood ailment immune thrombocytopenic purpura. As reported yesterday (June 12), Korn was forced to scrap its…

  6. Live in San Francisco at Stern Grove

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Master percussionist Zakir Hussain and bassist/mix guru Bill Laswell began the Tabla Beat Science collaboration with 2000's Tala Matrix. Master percussionist Zakir Hussain and bassist/mix guru Bill Laswell began the Tabla Beat Science collaboration with 2000's Tala Matrix. This new,…

  7. Mickey Hart Taps Into Kodo's 'Mondo Head'

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "It's over the top, it really is," Mickey Hart says of "Mondo Head," the Red Ink album he produced with Japanese <I>taiko</I> drum group Kodo. "It has a great spirit. It points in a new direction. I t "It's over the top, it really is,"…

  8. Dead Percussionists Come To Life

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Grateful Dead may have folded in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death, but life and music continues on for many of the group's former members, including drummer/percussionists Mickey Hart and Bill Kre The Grateful Dead may have folded in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death, but…

  9. Life on Earth

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Canadian/Indian pianist/composer Renee Rosnes has a genuine creative adventure with Life on Earth, her eighth album for Blue Note. Canadian/Indian pianist/composer Renee Rosnes has a genuine creative adventure with Life on Earth, her eighth album for Blue Note. The opening track on the CD, …