1. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Alive and Circlin' At 50 Years

    March 11, 2016 1:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Jackson Browne, Vince Gill help the influential band celebrate in an upcoming PBS special. It’s rare that a solo artist can extend a career 50 years. Even harder for a band to make it that long without imploding over creative differences, leadership ...

  2. Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    June 09, 2015 11:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 A long day of celebrating the 2015 Laureates for the Polar Music Prize ended a short time ago in Stockholm, with an afternoon ceremony, an evening banquet, an after-party and plenty of love and affection for honorees Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn G ...

  3. Latin Music Legend Rubén Blades Turns Teacher For New York City High School Students

    March 20, 2015 2:26 PM EDT 7.047 k 197 20 Singer Rubén Blades is known as a legendary star of Latin music, a winner of multiple Grammy Awards, an acclaimed TV and film actor, a political figure in his native Panama, a committed social activist -- and now, for at least one day, a Ne ...

  4. Harry Belafonte Receives Honorary Doctorate From Berklee

    March 07, 2014 2:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Boston's Berklee College of Music has presented an honorary doctor of music degree to singer, songwriter and activist Harry Belafonte. The entertainer was honored Thursday night during a concert in his honor. He playfully stuck out his tongue u ...

  5. Jazz Pianist Paul Smith Dies at 91

    July 03, 2013 1:17 AM EDT Paul Smith, a jazz pianist, composer and arranger who worked with such greats as Bing Crosby, Nat "King" Cole and Dizzy Gillespie, has died at 91. Publicist Alan Eichler tells the Los Angeles Times that Smith died Saturday at a Torrance ...

  6. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

  7. Bassist Marcus Miller Injured in Fatal Bus Crash

    November 25, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Grammy-winning jazz bassist Marcus Miller and several members of his band were injured when their bus overturned Sunday on a busy highway in Switzerland, killing the driver, police said. The German-registered private bus tipped over as it drove into ...

  8. Jazz Saxophonist Sam Rivers Dies at 88

    December 27, 2011 9:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Jazz great Sam Rivers died on Monday, the saxophonist's family announced. He was 88. According to the New York Times , pneumonia was the cause of death. Rivers' multi-decade career included stints with Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie and M ...

  9. Ramones, Dolly Parton Receiving Lifetime Achievement Grammys

    December 22, 2010 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 British actress Julie Andrews , country icon Dolly Parton , jazz drummer Roy Haynes , and punk pioneers the Ramones will receive Grammy Awards for lifetime achievement next year, organizers said on Wednesday. Recipients also include the Juilliard St ...

  10. James Moody, Jazz Saxophonist, Dies of Cancer

    December 10, 2010 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Jazz saxophonist James Moody , who recorded more than 50 solo albums as well as songs with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie , Quincy Jones , Lionel Hampton and B.B. King , has died. He was 85. Moody's wife, Linda McGowan Moody, says he died Thursda ...

  11. Smokey Robinson Video Premiere and Q&A

    August 17, 2009 10:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 The songs alone speak volumes. "Shop Around." "You've Really Got a Hold on Me." "Ooo Baby Baby." "The Tracks of My Tears." "I Second That Emotion." "The Tears of a Clown." "My Guy ...

  12. Newport Jazz, Folk Fests Returning To Roots

    April 21, 2009 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lineups for the Newport folk and jazz festivals indicate both are returning to their roots. Joan Baez and Pete Seeger, who played the first Newport festival in 1959 and remain vital figures in the folk genre, are scheduled to perform again this year ...

  13. Gillespie Catalog To Stay With EMI Music Pub

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has reached a long-term deal to extend its representation of songs from the catalog of legendary American jazz trumpeter and composer Dizzy Gillespie. EMI Music Publishing has represented songs in Gillespie's catalog sinc ...

  14. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at th ...

  15. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A cross-party collective of British politicians close the gap between parliament and the music business through a pair of initiatives. The four members of parliament make history with the rele 2005 - A cross-party collective of British politi ...

  16. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team ...

  17. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit ag ...

  18. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at th ...

  19. Legendary Jazz Drummer Max Roach Dies At 83

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Acclaimed be-bop drummer and composer Max Roach died in his sleep early this morning (Aug. 16) at age 83 in New York, according to a spokesperson from Blue Note Records. The cause of death was not ann Acclaimed be-bop drummer and composer Max Roach ...

  20. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A cross-party collective of British politicians close the gap between parliament and the music business through a pair of initiatives. The four members of parliament make history with the rele 2005 - A cross-party collective of British politi ...

  21. Playboy Jazz Fest Grooves With James, Kidjo, Botti

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti stood out as crowd-pleasers at the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti sto ...

  22. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team ...

  23. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit ag ...

  24. Atlantic Co-Founder Ahmet Ertegun In Coma

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun is in a coma after injuring his brain in a fall, his doctor said yesterday (Dec. 11). Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun is in a coma after injuring his brain in a fall, his doctor said yesterday (Dec ...

  25. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Alejandro Sanz picks up two of the 14 music awards at the 47th Premios Ondas, presented in Barcelona. Sanz wins the album category for "El Alma Al Aire," and the honor for best Spanish a 2003 - Justin Timberlake i ...

  26. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Herman Brood, one of Holland's best-known rock personalities commits suicide. He is 54. The singer/pianist/painter jumps from the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. On his body, police 2005 - A cross-party collective ...

  27. Legendary Producer Arif Mardin Dies

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, died yesterday (June 25) in New York. Mardin was 74 and had b Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger who ...

  28. Montreux On The Record

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 From the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival four decades ago, festival founder Claude Nobs sought to record every artist who appeared on its stages. From the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival four decades ago, festival founder Claude Nobs ...

  29. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Modern rock acts Tantric, Powderfinger, Poe, and Ours inaugurate Atlanta's On The Bricks free weekly concert series. As previously reported, the concerts are to take place each Friday th 2005 - The "country girl&q ...

  30. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1973 - </b>Paul McCartney is arrested for growing marijuana on his farm in Scotland.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% per ...

  31. Latin Jazz Legend Barretto Dies

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz movement that exploded in New York in the late 1940s, died Feb. 17 in Hackensack, N.J. He was 76. Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, ...

  32. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Alejandro Sanz picks up two of the 14 music awards at the 47th Premios Ondas, presented in Barcelona. Sanz wins the album category for "El Alma Al Aire," and the honor for best Spanish a 2003 - Justin Timberlake i ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Helen Forrest, often called the best of the big band singers, dies of congestive heart failure at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills. She is 82.<br clear="non 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco ...

  35. Jazz Great Oscar Brown Dies

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oscar Brown Jr., a legendary rhythm & blues and jazz singer, died yesterday (May 29) at age 78 following a two-month illness, his son said. Oscar Brown Jr., a legendary rhythm & blues and jazz singer, died yesterday (May 29) at age 78 follow ...

  36. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>In a surprising move, Vermont-based jam band Phish announces that it plans to split following the conclusion of its summer tour in August. 2004 - In a surprising move, Vermont-based jam band Phish announces that it plans to ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeba 1999 - Bill Sammeth f ...

  39. The Jim Seeley/Arturo O'Farrill Quintet

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This sweet jazz record is the result of an ideal meeting of the minds. Trumpeter Jim Seeley, who composed all eight songs, is a fluent player and a hip composer. This sweet jazz record is the result of an ideal meeting of the minds. Trumpeter Jim Se ...

  40. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>R&B star Usher guest stars in an episode of the revival series "The Twilight Zone." In an episode titled "To Protect and Serve," Usher portrays a young police officer who puts his li 2002 - R&B s ...

  41. Breaking & Entering

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pretty Girls Make Graves and Felix da Housecat. PRETTY GIRLS ON THE MOVE: The name of the song that opens the second effort from Pretty Girls Make Graves is " ...

  42. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack at his Queens, N.Y. home. He is 68. 2001 - Herman Br ...

  43. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>More than two dozen people are injured in a mosh pit stampede while rapper Eminem is performing at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. One man suffers a heart attack during the melee and is 2002 - More than two dozen peopl ...

  44. Trumpet Evolution

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It is hard not to marvel at the breadth of styles that trumpeter Arturo Sandoval brings to this project, an excursion through well-known works by his favorite trumpeters of the past century. It is hard not to marvel at the breadth of styles that tru ...

  45. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeba 1999 - Bill Sammeth f ...

  46. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin establishes the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox. The site features 90-second clips of all the tracks on Jag 2001 - In anticipation of the Novemb ...

  47. Contemporary: Original Jazz Classics Sampler

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 1950s and early '60s were the heyday of the indie jazz label, and it wasn't just Blue Note. For some years, Berkeley, Calif.-based Fantasy Inc. The 1950s and early '60s were the heyday of the indie jazz label, and it wasn't j ...

  48. Legendary Jazz Bassist Ray Brown Dies

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a century, has Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played w ...

  49. Brubeck Guides 'Piano Jazz' Onto TV

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The host of National Public Radio's "Piano Jazz" is teaming up again with jazz great Dave Brubeck, but this time they're taking the show to television. Marian McPartland, the host of the award-winning The host of National Public ...

  50. Etta James' 'Blue Gardenia' Blooms In August

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than 37 years after making her first recording with her vocal trio the Peaches, legendary vocalist Etta James will on Aug. 21 release her latest album, "Blue Gardenia." The Private Music collecti More than 37 years after making her fi ...

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