1. Don Was Is Busy: Talks Rolling Stones, Van Morrison & Detroit Love

    July 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was (the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan) is giving some love to his home town's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is back in Detroit this week for his annual All-Star Revue at the 20th Concert of Colors festival. But…

  2. Joe Jackson Taking 'Duke' on the Road

    July 11, 2012 7:00 PM EDT After opening at No. 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, Joe Jackson is now looking to take his tribute to Duke Ellington on the road. Jackson and his six-piece band featuring the violinist Regina Carter are booked for 16 shows in the U.S. between Sept. 15 and Oct. 6 and 22 in Europe…

  3. Marsalis, Costello Sign On For Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The lineup for the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival will include Branford Marsalis, Jamie Cullum, Ozomatli, McCoy Tyner and Elvis Costello and the Imposters with Allen Toussaint. The lineup for the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival will include Branford Marsalis, Jamie Cullum, Ozomatli, McCoy Tyner and…

  4. Steely Dan Sits For 'Piano Jazz'

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Steely Dan's February 2003 visit to Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" show on National Public Radio will be released March 15 on CD via Concord Records. Steely Dan's February 2003 visit to Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" show on National Public Radio…

  5. Paganini: After a Dream

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Most attempts to fuse jazz and classical music fail miserably, resulting in stilted and staid music. On her Most attempts to fuse jazz and classical music fail miserably, resulting in stilted and staid music. On her latest recording, Paganini: After a Dream, Regina Carter deftly navigates the…

  6. Paganini's Violin Inspires Regina Carter's 'Dream'

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There is a good reason why Regina Carter is pictured inside her latest release holding a violin, flanked by two somber, uniformed guards. The Guarneri violin, dubbed "Il Cannaone" or "The Cannon," dates to the 1700s and was…

  7. Stars Set For Roving Verizon Festival

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, India, and Al Jarreau are among the headliners for the 2002 Verizon Music Festival, which is set to hit four cities this fall. The festival kicks off Sept. 17-22 in New York Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, India, and Al Jarreau are among the headliners for the 2002…

  8. NYC Jazz Benefit Planned

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jazz Alliance International (JAI), the jazz industry's non-profit trade group, will host "Made in America" Dec. 5 at New York's Town Hall as a benefit for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Du Jazz Alliance International (JAI), the jazz industry's non-profit…

  9. Freefall

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In the pairing of the elegant young violinist Regina Carter and the equally sublime veteran pianist Kenny Barron, what you see is what you get—and that's a good thing here. In the pairing of the elegant young violinist Regina Carter and the equally sublime veteran pianist Kenny Barron,…