Jazz

  1. Anita Baker

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker's first studio album in 10 years. "My Everything," due Sept. 7 from Blue Note Records, shattered Baker's creative block. It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker' ...

  2. Jazz Notes

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Al Jarreau reunites with producer Tommy LiPuma for what Verve calls the singer's first jazz set in 27 years. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Al Jarreau reunites with producer Tommy LiPuma for what Verve calls the singer's first jazz se ...

  3. Al Jarreau

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed R&B/pop crooner gets back to his jazz roots on this album. Acclaimed R&B/pop crooner gets back to his jazz roots on this album. News ...

  4. The Beat

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Shortlist Music Prize lines up this year's judges, including Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks and John Mayer. Read Melinda Newman's column. The Shortlist Music Prize lines up this year's judges, including Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks and ...

  5. Norah's 'Home' Gets New Additions

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unreleased songs added to reissue. Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note album "Feels Like Home" will be re-released Sept. 21 as a double-disc package. Three previously unreleased songs will be featured: the original "Moon Song,&quo ...

  6. Jazz Notes

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Columbia's sole mainstream jazz artist, David Sánchez, adds hybrid elements to his latest album. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Columbia's sole mainstream jazz artist, David Sánchez, adds hybrid elements to his latest album. ...

  7. The Beat

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Shortlist Music Prize lines up this year's judges, including Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks and John Mayer. Read Melinda Newman's column. The Shortlist Music Prize lines up this year's judges, including Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks and ...

  8. South African Musician Sipho Gumede Dies

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT One of South Africa's most respected bass players and songwriters, Sipho Gumede, died Monday (July 26) in a Durban hospital following his admission for internal bleeding. He was 47. One of South Africa's most respected bass players and s ...

  9. South African Musician Sipho Gumede Dies

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT One of South Africa's most respected bass players and songwriters, Sipho Gumede, died Monday (July 26) in a Durban hospital following his admission for internal bleeding. He was 47. One of South Africa's most respected bass players and s ...

  10. Recording Engineer David Baker Dies

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT David Baker, a Grammy-winning recording engineer and producer, died in his sleep on July 14. He was 58. In a 40-year career, Baker worked with artists that include Al DiMeola, Art Farmer, Maceo Parker David Baker, a Grammy-winning recording engine ...

  11. Jazz Saxophonist Illinois Jacquet Dies

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jazz tenor sax legend Illinois Jacquet died today (July 22) in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Jazz tenor sax legend Illinois Jacquet died today (July 22) in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Born in Broussard ...

  12. Jazz Pianist James Williams Dies at 53

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pianist, bandleader, producer and educator James Williams died Tuesday (July 20) in New York of liver cancer. He was 53. Pianist, bandleader, producer and educator James Williams died Tuesday (July 20) in New York of liver cancer. He was 53. Willi ...

  13. Stein Joins Counsel To Carroll, Guido & Groffman

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorney Dave Stein has become of counsel to the firm of Carroll, Guido & Groffman, which works primarily with music and new-media clients. Attorney Dave Stein has become of counsel to the firm of Carroll, Guido & Groffman , which work ...

  14. Jazz Notes

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Maria Schneider releases her four-year project, "Concert in the Garden," exclusively through her Web site. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Maria Schneider releases her four-year project, "Concert in the Garden," exclusively t ...

  15. Vai's Favored Nations Getting Into Publishing

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jiboom, the publishing arm of Favored Nations Entertainment, is close to signing its first deals, according to Favored Nations GM Karen Hogan. Jiboom, the publishing arm of Favored Nations Entertainment, is close to signing its first deals, accord ...

  16. Vai's Favored Nations Getting Into Publishing

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jiboom, the publishing arm of Favored Nations Entertainment, is close to signing its first deals, according to Favored Nations GM Karen Hogan. Jiboom, the publishing arm of Favored Nations Entertainment, is close to signing its first deals, accord ...

  17. Jazz Notes

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Russ Freeman and David Benoit reunite after 10 years with a long-awaited sequel, "The Benoit/Freeman Project 2." Read Dan Ouellette's column. Russ Freeman and David Benoit reunite after 10 years with a long-awaited sequel, "The ...

  18. Jazz

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jazz looks to alternative marketing as it faces a crossroads. Also, a look at the genre's chart-toppers. Jazz looks to alternative marketing as it faces a crossroads. Also, a look at the genre's chart-toppers. News ...

  19. Jazz Notes

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Herbie Hancock will make his debut performance at the Playboy Jazz Festival this year. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Herbie Hancock will make his debut performance at the Playboy Jazz Festival this year. Read Dan Ouellette's column. News ...

  20. Jazz Saxman Steve Lacy Dies

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, died of cancer Friday (June 4) in Boston. He was 69. Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument inf ...

  21. Punk Guitarist Robert Quine Dead At 61

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Worked with Voidoids, Lou Reed, John Zorn. Worked with Voidoids, Lou Reed, John Zorn. News John Zorn , Lou Reed ...

  22. Pulitzer Prize Broadens Criteria For Music

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jazz, theater, movies now welcomed. Jazz, theater, movies now welcomed. News ...

  23. Jazz Notes

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Horace Silver returns to the stage after four years in a sold-out stand at New York's Blue Note. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Horace Silver returns to the stage after four years in a sold-out stand at New York's Blue Note. Read Dan ...

  24. New Orleans Jazz Fest Lays Off Staff

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival took in far less money than expected this year, so the foundation that oversees it has laid off half its small staff and may have to cut back on charity gi The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festiv ...

  25. Bluesman 'Gatemouth' Moore Dies At 90

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer fronted Bennie Moten's group. Singer fronted Bennie Moten's group. News Bennie Moten ...

  26. Jazz Drummer Elvin Jones Dies

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Modern jazz icon dies of heart problems at age 76. Modern jazz icon dies of heart problems at age 76. News ...

  27. Jazz Drummer Elvin Jones Dies

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era, died today (May 18) in Englewood, N.J., reportedly of heart problems. He was 76. Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era, died today (May ...

  28. Update: Norah Large-Venue Tour Dates Revealed

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000512466">biggest tour yet</A>, which will play amphithe Norah Jones is preparing ...

  29. Update: Norah Large-Venue Dates Revealed

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000512466">biggest tour yet</A>, which will play amphithe Norah Jones is preparing ...

  30. Norah Jones Planning Large-Venue Tour

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her biggest tour yet. Jones will play amphitheaters and arenas on a fall outing, Billboard.biz has learned. Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her biggest tour yet. Jones will play amphitheaters and arenas ...

  31. Stars Line Up for Quincy Jones Concert

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple and eBay have joined Yahoo! and MTV as media partners for Quincy Jones' "We Are the Future" (WAF) concert, scheduled Sunday in Rome, Italy. The event will raise funds to help children in war-rav Apple and eBay have joined Yaho ...

  32. Stars Line Up for Quincy Jones Concert

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple and eBay have joined Yahoo! and MTV as media partners for Quincy Jones' "We Are the Future" (WAF) concert, scheduled Sunday in Rome, Italy. The event will raise funds to help children in war-rav Apple and eBay have joined Yaho ...

  33. Jazzman Barney Kessel Dies, 80

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel died Thursday (May 6) of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He was 80. He had been in ill health since suffering a debilitating stroke in Nov Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer ...

  34. Ray Charles Gets Historic Landmark

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles -- RPM International -- were designated as a historic landmark at a ceremony on Friday (April 30). The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles -- RPM International -- were designated as a historic landmark a ...

  35. Jazzman Williams Dies At 96

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jazz violinist-guitarist Claude "Fiddler" Williams died of pneumonia Sunday (April 25) in Kansas City, Mo. He was 96. Jazz violinist-guitarist Claude "Fiddler" Williams died of pneumonia Sunday (April 25) in Kansas City, Mo. He ...

  36. Jazz Notes

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kim Waters pours dance beats into his jazz catalog to sprout a new set, "In the Name of Love." Read Dan Ouellette's column. Kim Waters pours dance beats into his jazz catalog to sprout a new set, "In the Name of Love." Rea ...

  37. Jazz Notes

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kim Waters pours dance beats into his jazz catalog to sprout a new set, "In the Name of Love." Read Dan Ouellette's column. Kim Waters pours dance beats into his jazz catalog to sprout a new set, "In the Name of Love." Rea ...

  38. 'Anastacia' Stays Atop Euro Albums Summit

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Diana Krall's latest climbs 40-4 on albums chart. Diana Krall's latest climbs 40-4 on albums chart. News Diana Krall ...

  39. Jazz Notes

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conrad Herwig and his band add an Afro-Cuban twist to Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue." Read Dan Ouellette's column. Conrad Herwig and his band add an Afro-Cuban twist to Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue." Read Dan Ouellett ...

  40. Connick Ready To Hit The Road

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Harry Connick Jr., begins an extensive tour April 29 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Center, with dates on the books until Sept. 4-5 at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Harry Connick Jr., begins an extensive tour April 29 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Cen ...

  41. Chief Bey, 91, Jazz Drummer, Is Dead

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT James Hawthorne Bey, a jazz percussionist and African folklorist who recorded with artists like Art Blakey and Herbie Mann before turning to teaching, died Thursday (April 8) at his home in Brooklyn. James Hawthorne Bey, a jazz percussionist and A ...

  42. Jazz Notes

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conrad Herwig and his band add an Afro-Cuban twist to Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue." Read Dan Ouellette's column. Conrad Herwig and his band add an Afro-Cuban twist to Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue." Read Dan Ouellett ...

  43. Tamia

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sensous slow tracks highlight the latest from the Quincy Jones prot&#233;g&#233;. Sensous slow tracks highlight the latest from the Quincy Jones protégé. News ...

  44. Diana Krall

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The contemporary jazz artist invokes Tom Waits on her latest genre-defying single. The contemporary jazz artist invokes Tom Waits on her latest genre-defying single. News Tom Waits ...

  45. Jazz Notes

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Joshua Redman heads the multi-generational Spring Season house band, SFJAZZ Collective. Joshua Redman heads the multi-generational Spring Season house band, SFJAZZ Collective. News Joshua Redman ...

  46. 25th Montreal Jazz Fest Set For June/July

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The 25th Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, presented by General Motors Canada in collaboration with Labatt Blue, is set for June 30-July 11. The 25th Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, presented by General Motors Canada in colla ...

  47. Norah Still Tops On U.S. Chart

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" has made itself at home atop The Billboard 200. It holds the chart peak for a sixth straight week. U.S. sales of Jones' Blue Note set are down about 19% to 147,000 copie Norah Jones' "Fe ...

  48. Concord, Starbucks Team For Album Releases

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Concord Records in L.A. has partnered with Starbucks to produce and distribute co-branded albums. The releases, to kick off with a new duets set by Ray Charles, will carry the Concord and Starbucks He Concord Records in L.A. has partnered with Sta ...

  49. Jazz Notes

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz trio the Bad Plus continues merging rock and jazz with its second album, "Give." Jazz trio the Bad Plus continues merging rock and jazz with its second album, "Give." News ...

  50. Norah Keeps Bad Boys At Bay

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" from Norah Jones scores a fifth straight week atop The Billboard 200, staving off a hearty bow from a CD/DVD commemorating the 10th anniversary of Bad Boy Records. "Feels Like Home" from Norah Jones scores a f ...

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