1. Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs Dies

    January 10, 2013 9:15 AM EST Claude Nobs, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, has died. He was 76. The Jazz Festival said Nobs, a native of Montreux, died Thursday…

  2. Jazz Piano Legend Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 5:50 PM EDT Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones , whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald 's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said Monday. He was 91. Jones, who won a Grammy…

  3. Massive Attack, Phil Collins, Roxy Music To Play Montreux

    April 29, 2010 9:22 AM EDT Phil Collins will play an exclusive pre-festival concert before the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival featuring Roxy Music , Massive Attack and a host of big jazz acts, festival organizers said on Thursday. Former Genesis singer and drummer Collins will delve into 1960s Motown and soul before…

  4. Herbie Hancock To Be Feted At Revived NYC Jazz Festival

    March 01, 2010 8:48 AM EST Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will be feted at a belated 70th birthday bash at Carnegie Hall that will highlight the revival of a major summer jazz festival in the Big Apple. The pianist, who turns 70 on April 12, will be joined by comedian Bill Cosby, saxophonist Joe Lovano , trumpeter Terence…

  5. All That Jazz

    August 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Hornsby refuses to be counted among the pop stars trying on jazz for size. Bruce Hornsby refuses to be counted among the pop stars trying on jazz for size. "I can see why someone may want to make an album that goes down easy and why a record company would want to put it out because…

  6. Billboard Bits: Bruce Hornsby, Robert Wyatt, Gucci Mane

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Hornsby will release his first full-length instrumental jazz album, "Camp Meeting," Aug. 7 via Legacy. Bruce Hornsby will release his first full-length instrumental jazz album, "Camp Meeting," Aug. 7 via Legacy. Joined by renowned jazz musicians Christian McBride and…

  7. 05OnTV

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 29-Feb. 4 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 29 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Norah Jones (also scheduled: Bill Gates, John Bernstein). "The Electrifying Conclusion," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Guided By Voices. "The Late Show With David…

  8. 'Dancin' Queen

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris shows off multiple sides of his musical personality, Alan Jackson flips the script with Alison Krauss, Janet Jackson looks to the past for new inspiration and the Scissor Sisters keep the par A double-disc live album from rock act My Morning Jacket, "Okonokos" (ATO/RCA). A…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AFI reasserts its modern rock dominance, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint pay tribute to a post-Katrina New Orleans, Cheap Trick lets it rip and top artists steer the "Cars" soundtrack in this week' The latest album from rapper Ice Cube, "Laugh Now, Cry Later" …

  10. 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…

  11. Davis' 'Cellar Door' Finally Due Next Month

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST After several delays, Columbia/Legacy will finally issue the six-CD boxed set "Miles Davis -- The Cellar Door Sessions 1970" on Dec. 27. After several delays, Columbia/Legacy will finally issue the six-CD boxed set "Miles Davis -- The Cellar Door Sessions 1970" on Dec. 27.…

  12. Heloísa Fernandes

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Influenced by Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and countryman Hermeto Pascoal, this pianist applies improvisation and Brazilian styles to her brand of conservatory jazz. Heloísa Fernandes cannot wait to play in the United States, just as soon as someone invites her. The jazz pianist is little-known…

  13. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev were named laureates of the prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2006 today (Nov. 7) in Stockholm. Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev were named…

  14. Jarrett Shines At Marathon New York Gig

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pianist Keith Jarrett staged his first solo concert at New York's Carnegie Hall in more than 10 years last night (Sept. 26). Pianist Keith Jarrett staged his first solo concert at New York's Carnegie Hall in more than 10 years last night (Sept. 26), on the heels of a June trio show…

  15. Jarrett Dazzles Carnegie Hall, Will Return In Fall

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pianist Keith Jarrett played New York's Carnegie Hall for the first time in nearly two years last night (June 22) as part of the JVC Jazz Festival, backed by trusty bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Ja Pianist Keith Jarrett played New York's Carnegie Hall for the first time in nearly…

  16. HOT PRODUCT

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Aimee Mann, Keith Jarrett, Joe Perry and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Aimee Mann , Joe Perry , Keith Jarrett …

  17. Hot Product

    May 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Jarrett Pianissimo Even though he has recorded close to 50 albums for ECM Records since 1971, Keith Jarrett says his latest, "Radiance," a two-CD masterwork of live solo piano improvisations, is special. "This is my position paper on what I feel I can do on a keyboard,…

  18. Jarrett Goes Solo Again On 'Radiance'

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the first time in eight years, pianist Keith Jarrett returns to the live improvisational setting that has spawned some of his greatest work on the double-disc set "Radiance." For the first time in eight years, pianist Keith Jarrett returns to the live improvisational setting…

  19. B.B. King, Ligeti Win Polar Music Prize

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blues legend B.B. King and Hungarian-born composer Gyorgy Ligeti have each been selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music to receive the prestigious 2004 Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Blues legend B.B. King and Hungarian-born composer Gyorgy Ligeti have each been…

  20. Ayaguna

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pianist/composer Omar Sosa has followed his superb 2002 release Sentir (Grammy Award-nominated for best Latin jazz album) with a live album, recorded in July 2002 in Yokohama, Japan. Pianist/composer Omar Sosa has followed his superb 2002 release Sentir (Grammy Award-nominated for best Latin…

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