Jazz

  1. French Jazz Artist Luter Dies

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French jazzman Claude Luter died on Oct. 6 near Paris, at the age of 83. Born July 23, 1923 in Paris, Luter is considered by many as the chief ambassador of New Orleans-style jazz in France. With cla French jazzman Claude Luter died on Oct. 6 near ...

  2. Vocalist Jane Monheit Signs With Concord

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Album expected in March. Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit has signed a new deal with Concord Records, which will release her next album, a collaboration with producer Jorge Calandrelli, in March. Monheit has been a mainstay on Billboard’s Top Jazz Album ...

  3. World-Renowned Bassist Aladar Pege Dies

    September 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 67. World-renowned bassist Aladar Pege, who moved with ease from jazz to classics and lifted his bulky instrument to star status, has died, the Hungarian cultural ministry said Sunday. He was 67. The state MTI news agency cited family membe ...

  4. Jazz Trumpeter Ferguson Dies

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 78. Jazz trumpeter and big-band leader Walter "Maynard" Ferguson, famed for his screaming solos and ability to hit blisteringly high notes, has died at age 78, associates said on Thursday. The Montreal-born Ferguson died on Wednes ...

  5. Jeff Beck To Hit The Road

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dates roll out from Sept. 6. Guitar legend Jeff Beck will begin a four-week U.S. small venue tour on Sept. 6 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Tampa, Fla., wrapping Oct. 1 at the Ikeda Theatre in Mesa, Ariz. Beck, who just concluded a European tour, will pla ...

  6. Mobile Content Store To Focus On Jazz

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set to kick off later this fall. IRIS Distribution, a digital distributor of independent music, is teaming with jazz label, Palmetto Records and web development company, BKWLD to create a mobile content store geared towards jazz enthusiasts. The m ...

  7. Blue Note Readies Classic Jazz Ringtones

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To include Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis. To include Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis. News Miles Davis ...

  8. Blue Note Readies Classic Jazz Ringtones

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Includes Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis. EMI's Blue Note Records label is releasing master ringtones culled from its classic jazz repertoire. The program, dubbed "The Best of Blue Tones," includes such jazz legends as Thelonious Monk, ...

  9. Global Pulse

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leonor Watling's jazz-pop ensemble Marlango readies to for a global release of sophomore album, "Automatic Imperfection," through Universal Classics & Jazz. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Leonor Watling's jazz-pop ens ...

  10. Eagle Vision Preps High Definition DVD Rollout

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pat Metheny Group DVD first up. Pat Metheny Group DVD first up. News ...

  11. Sinatra Pianist Bill Miller Dies

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artist was 91. Bill Miller, who was Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years until the singer's last performance in 1995, has died. He was 91. Miller died Tuesday at a Montreal hospital of complications from a heart attack, his daught ...

  12. Mercury Co-Founder Irving Green Dies

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mercury Records co-founder Irving Green, who helped break the industry's color barrier by promoting artists like Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and the Platters, died on Saturday (July 1). He was 90. Mercury Records co-founder Irving Green, ...

  13. Jazz Artist Hilton Ruiz Dies In New Orleans

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Blamed on complications from an accident in New Orleans. Jazzman Hilton Ruiz has died from complications following an accident in New Orleans. Ruiz had turned 54 barely a week ago. A native of Teaneck, N.J., Ruiz was widely recognized as one of th ...

  14. Latin Jazz Pianist Hilton Ruiz In Coma

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Injured in fall on morning of May 19. Latin jazz pianist, arranger and composer Hilton Ruiz remains in a coma due to injuries sustained after a fall in New Orleans. Ruiz, of Teaneck, New Jersey, had flown to New Orleans on May 18 with Marco Matute ...

  15. Rhapsody Rolls Out Verve, Rhino Exclusives

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists include Ella Fitzgerald, Violent Femmes. Rhapsody subscribers now have access to classic, out-of-print recordings that the Verve Music Group and Rhino Records released as digital exclusives through the online music service May 23. Verve wi ...

  16. Rendezvous Jumps To Fontana

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dave Koz-founded label had been with RED. Los Angeles-based Rendezvous Entertainment has switched to Fontana Distribution. Rendezvous, founded by smooth jazz artist Dave Koz, had been with the Sony BMG-owned RED Distribution for the past three yea ...

  17. Jazz Saxophonist Jackie McLean Dead At 73

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Played with legends including Miles Davis. Played with legends including Miles Davis. News Miles Davis ...

  18. Jazz Saxophonist Jackie McLean Dead At 73

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Played with legends including Miles Davis. Jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean, a performer and teacher who played with legendary musicians including Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, died Friday. He was 73. McLean, a contemporary of some of the 20th cent ...

  19. Rhythm & Blues

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard scores for movies including "Inside Man." Read Gail Mitchell's column. Trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard scores for movies including "Inside Man." Read Gail Mitchell's column. N ...

  20. XM Pairs With Concord For Compilations

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Co-branded series produced by both parties. XM Satellite Radio and Concord Music Group have introduced a series of co-branded compilation CDs produced by both parties. The first CD, called “Watercolors Series” is scheduled for release this summer, ...

  21. Springsteen & Seeger Sessions Band to Debut at JazzFest

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Acts including Etta James have also been added. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, taking place April 28-30 and May 5-7 at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, will feature the first ever performance from Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessi ...

  22. WEA, LRSmedia Form Pact

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST First release to be 'Legends of Jazz.' WEA has signed a deal to serve as U.S. distributor for LRSmedia’s DVD, CD, digital and wireless music products. LRSmedia, founded by venture investor, Lee Rosenberg, music industry producer/entrepre ...

  23. Juno Awards Nominations Unveiled

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Albertan rockers Nickelback dominate nods. With six nominations Albertan rockers Nickelback dominated the nomination list for the 2006 Juno Awards announced today (Feb. 15) in Toronto. Nickelback (EMI Canada) garnered nominations for top group, fa ...

  24. The Beat

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones and friends are quietly showing their country sides as the Little Willies. Read Melinda Newman's column. Norah Jones and friends are quietly showing their country sides as the Little Willies. Read Melinda Newman's column. New ...

  25. The Beat

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones and friends are quietly showing their country sides as the Little Willies. Read Melinda Newman's column. Norah Jones and friends are quietly showing their country sides as the Little Willies. Read Melinda Newman's column. New ...

  26. Concord Flies Internationally With UMGI

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST First albums include a Fogerty/CCR comp. Concord Music group has signed an international distribution and licensing agreement with Universal Music Group International for its roster and catalog outside North America. Previously Concord’s product w ...

  27. Concord Music Group Acquires Telarc

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Concord Music Group has completed its acquisition of Telarc in a deal that was in the works for about 18 months. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Concord CEO Glen Barros says the com The Concord Music Group has completed its acqu ...

  28. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jazz Summers relected pres of trade body. Jazz Summers relected pres of trade body. News ...

  29. Rock Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sabbath, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols to be honored. Sabbath, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols to be honored. News Miles Davis ...

  30. Furtado, McLachlan Among Top SOCAN Winners

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian awards held in Toronto. Canadian songwriters, composers, lyricists and publishers were feted at the 16th annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto last night (Nov. 22). The event was hosted by R&B diva Jully Black. Among those songwriters honore ...

  31. Parton, Marsalis To Be Honored In D.C.

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Among 2005 National Medal of Arts recipients. Singer Dolly Parton, saxophonist Pacquito D'Rivera and trumpeter/Lincoln Center artistic director Wynton Marsalis are among the ten recipients of the 2005 National Medal of Arts. The medals will b ...

  32. Global Pulse

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST France's love affair with jazz continues with American-born Paris resident Brisa Roche. Read Tom Ferguson's column. France's love affair with jazz continues with American-born Paris resident Brisa Roche. Read Tom Ferguson's col ...

  33. Jazz Great Shirley Horn Dies

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, died yesterday (Oct. 20). She was 71. Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimat ...

  34. ARIA Celebrates Fine Arts

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oz awards for classical, jazz and world music. Oz awards for classical, jazz and world music. News ...

  35. Jazz Bassist Jack Lesberg Dies At 85

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Bassist Jack Lesberg, who played with many of the jazz greats of the 1940s and '50s and had a distinguished career in symphonic orchestras, has died. He was 85. Lesberg died of complications ...

  36. Rhythm & Blues

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dwele's sophisticated mix of soul, hip-hop and jazz supplies the creative foundation for his sophomore set, "Some Kinda . . . ," due Oct. 4. Read Gail Mitchell's column. Dwele's sophisticated mix of soul, hip-hop and jazz ...

  37. McGraw, Connick Sign On For Relief Telethon

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled for Sept. 2 on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. NBC Universal will stage "A Concert for Hurricane Relief" tonight (Sept. 2) to raise funds for those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Country superstar Tim McGraw, jazz trumpeter W ...

  38. Jazz Notes

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pictured on the cover of Charlie Haden's new Liberation Music Orchestra CD, "Not in Our Name," is the same banner that arranger/pianist Carla Bley made in 1969 for the big band's self-titled debut dis Pictured on the cover of C ...

  39. Healy Signs With Stony Plain

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First album due in early 2006. Canadian guitarist/trumpet player Jeff Healey has signed a recording deal with Edmonton, Alberta-based Stony Plain Records. The first album under the agreement, set for an early 2006 release, is "Jazz Wizards&qu ...

  40. Emusica Acquires Fania Assets

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Price tag reported in $9-12 million range. The assets of Fania, regarded as the most venerable and important catalog of tropical music in existence, have been sold to Emusica Entertainment Group. Emusica, a Miami-based music company whose holdings ...

  41. Arkadia Unveils DVD Arm

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Company will release 8-12 titles a year. Jazz/European record label Arkadia is launching a new home video arm called Arkadia DVD. The N.Y.-based company will release eight to 12 music-related DVDs per year. The first releases will include "Cu ...

  42. Jazz Bassist 'Keter' Betts Dies At 77

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Career spanned 50 years. William Thomas "Keter" Betts, a giant on jazz bass who accompanied Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and helped present bossa nova to the American public, died August 6 at his home in Silver Spring, Md. He was 77 ...

  43. The Publishers' Place

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Print publisher Hal Leonard Corp. may be a songwriter's best friend as it aims to keep classic works of jazz alive. Read Susan Butler's column. Print publisher Hal Leonard Corp. may be a songwriter's best friend as it aims to keep c ...

  44. Jazz Bassist Al McKibbon Dies At 86

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Known for merging jazz and Latin music. Known for merging jazz and Latin music. News ...

  45. Jazz Bassist Al McKibbon Dies At 86

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performed with greats of bebop era. Al McKibbon, a bassist who brought a masterly fusion of jazz and Latin music to the George Shearing quintet and other groups in the 1940s and '50s, has died. He was 86. One of the last great string bass pla ...

  46. Eli "Lucky" Thompson Dies At 81

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jazz saxophonist worked with bop era greats. Jazz saxophonist worked with bop era greats. News ...

  47. Eli "Lucky" Thompson Dies At 81

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jazz tenor saxophonist played with bop era greats. Eli "Lucky" Thompson, a jazz tenor saxophonist known for his voluptuous tone and command of the instrument and his work with the greats of the bop era, died July 30 of dementia at an ass ...

  48. Amazon.com Names Music 'Hall of Famers'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Initiative part of retail giant's 10th anniversary celebration To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Amazon.com has compiled a 'Hall of Fame' music list of artists, based on their total sales with the online retailer. For Amazon, thi ...

  49. Jazz Composer Tom Talbert Dead at 80

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Talbert, a self-taught pianist who arranged music for jazz greats such as Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton and Claude Thornhill, has died. He was 80. Talbert died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center i Tom Talbert, a self-taught pianist who arranged ...

  50. EMI Music Pub Extends Agreement With Gerson

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Exec signed Alicia Keys, Norah Jones. Exec signed Alicia Keys, Norah Jones. News Alicia Keys , Norah Jones ...

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