Jazz

  1. EMI Music Pub Extends Agreement With Gerson

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Exec signed Alicia Keys, Norah Jones. EMI Music Publishing extended its agreement with Jody Gerson to continue serving as the publisher’s executive VP creative (West Coast) in Los Angeles, reporting to chairman/CEO Martin Bandier. Gerson joined EM ...

  2. Orchard's European Distrib Lineup Grows

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Artists include John Coltrane, Johnny Cash. The Orchard has inked new digital distribution agreements with more than a dozen independent labels based in the U.K. and Europe. Among the labels covered under the deals are Snapper Records, Acrobat Rec ...

  3. Oscar Brown Jr. Dead At 78

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Death attributed to complications from blood infection. Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, died May 29 in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He was 78. Brown burst ...

  4. Making The Brand

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As cool as it is hot, "Warmth of Cool"—titled after W Hotels' latest branding campaign—includes musically sophisticated, dance/electronic-leaning contributions from Wax Poetic Featuring Norah Jone As cool as it is hot, "Warmth ...

  5. Trumpeter Benny Bailey Dead At 79

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Funeral set for May 10. AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Trumpeter Benny Bailey, who played with Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton before he became a fixture on the European jazz scene, has died in his home in Amsterdam, friends said today (May 3). He wa ...

  6. Trombonist Juan Pablo Torres Dies

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Was member of Cuban Masters. Juan Pablo Torres, a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, died April 17 in Miami. He was 59. Torres had an inoperable ...

  7. Koch Nashville Buys Dream City, Parker Catalogs

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records Nashville has acquired Dream City Music Publishing and Charlie Parker Music, as well as the catalog of Charlie Parker Records, from producer Aubrey Mayhew for an undisclosed price. NASHVILLE -- Koch Records Nashville has acquired Drea ...

  8. Koch Forms Catalog Department

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nives, Crowly take new roles. New York-based Koch Records has formed a division that will focus on catalog development and special markets. The department will seek out catalog via acquisitions and licensing agreements. Dave Nives, who will head t ...

  9. Jobim Family Launches Lawsuit Vs. Universal

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The family of the late Brazilian bossa nova guitarist Antonio Carlos Jobim has filed a breach of contract and royalties lawsuit alleging that the rights to many of his famous songs have been wrongly a The family of the late Brazilian bossa nova gu ...

  10. Library Of Congress Names 'Significant' Recordings

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rare Monk/Coltrane album uncovered. Rare Monk/Coltrane album uncovered. News ...

  11. Library Of Congress Names 'Significant' Recordings

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Library of Congress today (April 5) announced the third annual selection of 50 U.S. sound recordings considered culturally, historically or aesthetically significant. The Library of Congress today (April 5) announced the third annual selection ...

  12. Jazz Note

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robert Glasper's "Mood" convinces Blue Note to add him to its selective roster. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Robert Glasper's "Mood" convinces Blue Note to add him to its selective roster. Read Dan Ouellette' ...

  13. Savoy To Shift Distribution To WEA

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jazz/classical label currently with RED. Jazz/classical label currently with RED. News ...

  14. Savoy To Shift Distribution To WEA

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jazz/classical label currently with RED. The Savoy Label Group, which Billboard.biz estimates has annual U.S. revenues of $10 million, has signed with WEA for distribution in the U.S., according to sources. The deal is said to take effect in May. ...

  15. The Beat

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight ...

  16. The Beat

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight ...

  17. Jazz Notes

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pianist Jason Moran explores the blues side of jazz on his new album, "Same Mother." Read Dan Ouellette's column. Pianist Jason Moran explores the blues side of jazz on his new album, "Same Mother." Read Dan Ouellette' ...

  18. Jimmy Smith Dead At 79

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artist known for his trademark Hammond B3 organ. Legendary Hammond B-3 organ player Jimmy Smith died yesterday (Feb. 8) at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., apparently of natural causes. He was 79. Smith began playing his trademark Hammond B3 organ i ...

  19. Jazz Notes

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST If Bill Frisell's "Unspeakable" doesn't win the Grammy Award for best contemporary jazz album, there is no musical justice in the world. Read Dan Ouellette's column. If Bill Frisell's "Unspeakable" doesn ...

  20. Stefano Di Battista

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alto sax man Stefano di Battista may have grown up in Rome, but like many alto players, his heart is fixed on Charlie "Bird" Parker. Alto sax man Stefano di Battista may have grown up in Rome, but like many alto players, his heart is fix ...

  21. Jazz Notes

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Footprints" is the first published biography of saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Read Dan Ouellett's column. "Footprints" is the first published biography of saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Read Dan Ouellett's column. News Dan ...

  22. Jagger, Stewart, Shore Take Home Musical Globes

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Foxx nabs honor for lead in "Ray" biopic. Foxx nabs honor for lead in "Ray" biopic. News Foxx ...

  23. Universal Gets Concord In Canada

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jazz label shifts from Koch. Jazz label shifts from Koch. News ...

  24. Petra Haden & Bill Frisell

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST The shy duo date of vocalist/violinist Petra Haden and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is a delicate flower with deep roots. The shy duo date of vocalist/violinist Petra Haden and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is a delicate flower with deep roots. News ...

  25. Jazz Notes

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Soweto Kinch exhibits a natural blend of hip-hop and jazz during his North American premiere in New York. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Soweto Kinch exhibits a natural blend of hip-hop and jazz during his North American premiere in New York. R ...

  26. Swing Era Bandleader Artie Shaw Dies

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz legend was 94. Jazz legend was 94. News ...

  27. Swing Era Bandleader Artie Shaw Dies

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST At his peak in the 1930s and '40s, Artie Shaw, the brilliant clarinetist and bandleader, ranked with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller as musicians whose swinging tunes kept a generation ju At his peak in the 1930s and '40s, A ...

  28. Jazz Notes

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Such bicoastal events as the debut of New York's Frederick P. Rose Hall and San Francisco's SFJAZZ Collective mark the jazz world in 2004. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Such bicoastal events as the debut of New York's Frederick ...

  29. Jazz Notes

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Such bicoastal events as the debut of New York's Frederick P. Rose Hall and San Francisco's SFJAZZ Collective mark the jazz world in 2004. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Such bicoastal events as the debut of New York's Frederick ...

  30. Beans

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beans proclaims himself "the Ornette Coleman of this rap sh*t, the link between Suicide, Sun Ra and Bambaata." Beans proclaims himself "the Ornette Coleman of this rap sh*t, the link between Suicide, Sun Ra and Bambaata." News ...

  31. Jazz Notes

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Such bicoastal events as the debut of New York's Frederick P. Rose Hall and San Francisco's SFJAZZ Collective mark the jazz world in 2004. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Such bicoastal events as the debut of New York's Frederick ...

  32. Midem To Fete Lundvall

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 personality of the year award. EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 person ...

  33. Lundvall To Receive Midem Award

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 personality of the year award. EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 person ...

  34. Midem To Fete Lundvall

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 personality of the year award. EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 person ...

  35. Artie Mogull Dead At 77

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Longtime music executive Artie Mogull died Thursday (Nov. 25) of heart failure at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. He was 77. Longtime music executive Artie Mogull died Thursday (Nov. 25) of heart failure at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. He was ...

  36. Veteran Jazz Musician Pete Jolly Dead At 72

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran jazz keyboardist Pete Jolly, who performed on some of television's most popular theme songs and was a regular on the Southern California jazz scene for 40 years, has died at age 72. Veteran jazz keyboardist Pete Jolly, who performed o ...

  37. Jazz Notes

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wynton Marsalis cuts the ribbon on a new performance space for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Wynton Marsalis cuts the ribbon on a new performance space for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Read Dan Ouellette's column. News ...

  38. Pianist, Songwriter Joe Bushkin Dead At 87

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz pianist and songwriter Joe Bushkin, who co-wrote Frank Sinatra's first hit song and played with some of the greatest jazz legends of his time, has died. He was 87. Jazz pianist and songwriter Joe Bushkin, who co-wrote Frank Sinatra' ...

  39. Jazz Notes

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Revenant releases a collection of Albert Ayler's works in a nine-CD "spirit box" package. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Revenant releases a collection of Albert Ayler's works in a nine-CD "spirit box" package. Rea ...

  40. Jazz Notes

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alice Coltrane reconnects with her jazz legacy on her compelling new Verve release, "Translinear Light." Read Dan Ouellette's column. Alice Coltrane reconnects with her jazz legacy on her compelling new Verve release, "Translin ...

  41. Chris Botti

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The trumpeter describes his music as "instrumental pop with jazz flavoring," which makes for smooth rides. The trumpeter describes his music as "instrumental pop with jazz flavoring," which makes for smooth rides. News ...

  42. Jones Comes Away With 6th IFPI Award

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones' debut album "Come Away With Me" soared to its sixth IFPI Platinum Europe Award in September, according to the latest certifications. Norah Jones' debut album "Come Away With Me" soared to its sixth IFPI P ...

  43. CCE Europe Buys Up Four Promoters

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment Europe has continued its recent buying spree, acquiring four businesses in Central Europe to further strengthen its European portfolio. Clear Channel Entertainment Europe has continued its recent buying spree, acquiring ...

  44. Koch To Distribute Seven Runt Labels

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers Revenant, Ampersand, DBK, others. Koch has secured exclusive distribution deal for seven labels distributed by Runt. The deal covers Runt-owned imprints 4 Men With Beards, which features audiophile, 180-gram vinyl reissues of best-sell ...

  45. Jazz Notes

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The latest Miles Davis boxed set covers a crucial time of reinvention for the artist. Read Dan Ouellette's column. The latest Miles Davis boxed set covers a crucial time of reinvention for the artist. Read Dan Ouellette's column. News Mi ...

  46. Monterey Jazz Fest Links With MSN

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MSN Music has inked a three-year exclusive deal with the Monterey Jazz Festival to sell new and archival recordings from the annual California event. MSN Music has inked a three-year exclusive deal with the Monterey Jazz Festival to sell new and a ...

  47. Koz Plans Eighth Smooth Jazz Christmas

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Dave Koz will reprise his annual Smooth Jazz Christmas tour for the eighth consecutive year, beginning Nov. 26 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Saxophonist Dave Koz will reprise his annual Smooth J ...

  48. Jazz Notes

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bill Frisell's new release, "Unspeakable," features samples compiled by producer/collector Hal Willner. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Bill Frisell's new release, "Unspeakable," features samples compiled by produce ...

  49. New Orleans Jazz Fest Sticks With Producer

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The board of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation voted Sept. 9 to negotiate a new contract with Festival Productions Inc., which has produced the the New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival since The board of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage ...

  50. Jazz Notes

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A group improv by 22 trumpeters launches the second annual Festival of New Trumpet Music. Read Dan Ouellette's column. A group improv by 22 trumpeters launches the second annual Festival of New Trumpet Music. Read Dan Ouellette's column. ...

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