1. Watch Aretha Franklin Pay Tribute to Prince With 'Purple Rain' at White House Jazz Concert

    May 01, 2016 1:45 PM EDT “There is something fearless and true about jazz,” President Barack Obama said in his opening remarks Friday (April 29) at the White House concert celebrating the fifth annual International Jazz Day -- and despite the fact that the show was being recorded for broadcast on national television …

  2. Watch President Obama Celebrate International Jazz Day With an All-Star Concert April 30 on ABC

    April 30, 2016 8:40 AM EDT "Not a bad venue, right?" asks UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, chairman of International Jazz Day, and living jazz legend Herbie Hancock jokingly, after mention of what’s sure to be the genre’s biggest event of the year: an all-star jazz concert, broadcast from the South Lawn of the…

  3. Backstreet Boys Cancel Israel Concerts Amid Hostilities

    July 20, 2014 10:32 AM EDT Israeli promoter Tal Sherf clarified that alternative dates will be examined for a future tour leg next year. Following recent cancellations by Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Paul Anka , now the Backstreet Boys are officially calling off their end of July three sold out shows in Israel due…

  4. International Artists Pay Tribute to Paco de Lucia

    February 27, 2014 8:57 PM EST The flamenco guitar master, who left behind an unreleased album, will be laid to rest this weekend in Southern Spain Paco de Lucia, who revolutionized flamenco guitar and influenced musicians around the world, will be laid to rest this weekend in his native Algeciras, after a public wake…

  5. Return to Forever to Play New Music on Summer Tour

    May 16, 2011 3:17 PM EDT After a successful run through Australia earlier this year, Return to Forever IV -- the latest incarnation of the jazz supergroup -- comes home for a 32-date North American tour this summer. And it will have some new music in tow, promises keyboardist Chick Corea . "There's brand…

  6. Chick Corea Plans New Music With Freedom Band, Return to Forever

    June 16, 2010 1:56 PM EDT It looks like Return to Forever fans won't have to wait long for the jazz fusion supergroup's next reunion. The well-credentialed quartet of keyboardist Chick Corea, guitarist Al di Meola, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White toured together for the first time in 15 years…

  7. Return to Forever / July 31, 2008 / Clearwater, Fla. (Ruth Eckerd Hall)

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "This is a really thrilling night for me -- my hometown and everything," Chick Corea told a Tampa Bay area audience openly hyped about the first tour in 25 years by Return to Forever, the keyboardist' "This is a really thrilling night for me -- my hometown and everything,…

  8. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / May 1-4, 2008 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course)

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Neville Brothers, playing their traditional closing-day slot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the first time since 2005, offered an emotional conclusion to the 39th annual celebra The Neville Brothers, playing their traditional closing-day slot at the New Orleans Jazz and…

  9. Return To Forever Reunite For 50-Date Tour

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return to Forever will begin its approximately 50-date North American and European reunion tour May 29 with a two-night stand at Austin, Texas' Paramount Theatre. Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return to Forever will begin its approximately 50-date…

  10. Stevie, Billy, Jimmy Join Together For Jazz Fest

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett are among the dozens of acts set to appear at New Orleans' annual Jazz & Heritage Festival this spring. The Shell-sponsored event will be held April 25- Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett are among the dozens of acts set to appear…

  11. Return To Forever Heading Back On Tour

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return To Forever is reuniting for the first time in 25 years for a summer tour of North America and Europe. Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return To Forever is reuniting for the first time in 25 years for a summer tour of North America and Europe. Beginning…

  12. Lupe Fiasco Sets Sights On Pink Floyd For New CD

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having worked with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Jill Scott on his debut 1st & 15th/Atlantic album, rapper Lupe Fiasco is setting his sights on a mythic band for a collaboration on his next project, the f Having worked with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Jill Scott on his debut 1st & 15th/Atlantic…

  13. JACK DeJOHNETTE FEATURING BILL FRISELL, "The Elephant Sleeps but Still Remembers"

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jack DeJohnette specializes in a brand of drumming that might best be described as defiantly musical, as demonstrated by everything from his early '60s work with John Coltrane... Jack DeJohnette specializes in a brand of drumming that might best be described as defiantly musical, as…

  14. Diverse Lineup Set For Rochester Jazz Fest

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 100 concerts have been scheduled for the fourth annual Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival, including shows by Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Chris Botti, Chaka Khan and More than 100 concerts have been scheduled for the fourth annual Rochester (N.Y.)…

  15. Overtime

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dave Holland first gained prominence as a superb double bass player, working with, among others, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Stan Getz and Joe Lovano. Dave Holland first gained prominence as a superb double bass player, working with, among others, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Jack…

  16. Billboard Bits: Hornsby, Galactic, Hot Snakes

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Hornsby, Galactic, Hot Snakes Bruce Hornsby has slated a trio of late-October New York performances in vastly different settings. Under the banner of "Three Nights on the Town," the veteran artist will host an Oct. 26 jam session at famed jazz club the Blue Note, an…

  17. 'Danger': Mos Def Returns In September

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. The 18-track set will feature the tracks "…

  18. Resonance

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Most sophomores at the University of Southern California are still trying to figure out their major fields. Most sophomores at the University of Southern California are still trying to figure out their major fields. USC sophomore/pianist Taylor Eigsti, however, is obviously majoring in…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Alkaline Trio, Lizz Wright, Soilwork, and Tiesto. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. LIGHTING UP: Underground pop-punk act the Alkaline Trio…

  20. Zevon Reissues Tout Bonus Material

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Warren Zevon's back catalog will get a boost March 25 when EMI/Capitol reissues the singer/songwriter's 1969 debut "Wanted Dead or Alive," as well as his two Virgin Records efforts, 1987's "Sentimenta Warren Zevon's back catalog will get a boost March 25…

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