1. Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall Dead at 83

    December 10, 2013 7:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era, whose subtle technique, lyrical sound and introspective approach strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said. ...

  2. 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&# ...

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  4. Neil Diamond Prepping New Material: 'The Songs Are Just Coming'

    December 07, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After celebrating his past with an assortment of honors and the new retrospective "The Very Best of Neil Diamond -- The Original Studio Recordings," some new music awaits Diamond on the other side of a greatest hits tour slated for next su ...

  5. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef, Mellencamp to Make New Orleans Jazz Fest Debuts

    April 29, 2011 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wyclef Jean , Cyndi Lauper , John Mellencamp , Lauryn Hill and Fantasia will make first-time appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, joining a lineup of familiar acts for the 43rd annual tradition that opens Friday at a race track ...

  6. New Orleans Jazz Fest Line-Up Announced; Bon Jovi, Arcade Fire, Ms. Lauryn Hill to Headline

    January 20, 2011 12:26 AM EST 0 0 0 The annual New Orleans Jazz & Music Heritage Festival today announced its 2011 line-up with a diverse slate of headliners that includes Arcade Fire, Sonny Rollins, Kid Rock, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Mellencamp, the S ...

  7. Lauryn Hill Adds Stockholm Jazz Fest To European Tour

    April 21, 2009 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Organizers say former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill will be the headline act for the Stockholm Jazz Festival in July. Festival spokesman Gunnar Lagerman says the hip-hop and R&B singer will perform at the five-day event as part of a 10-stop European ...

  8. Marc Ribot Plans May Retrospective

    April 07, 2009 7:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran jazz guitarist Marc Ribot will celebrate his 55th birthday this May with a career-spanning, week-long musical retrospective in New York City. Ribot will visit many of his critically acclaimed projects, including the Los Cubanos Postizos, his ...

  9. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2006 - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Ro ...

  10. Sonny Rollins To Headline Newport Jazz Festival

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Sonny Rollins will headline this year's jazz festival in Newport, Rhode Island. The JVC Jazz Festival Newport will be held August 8 through August 10 at Fort Adams State Park and at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. More than ...

  11. CSN, Knopfler Lead 2008 Summerstage Lineup

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Crosby, Stills & Nash, Mark Knopfler, Los Lobos, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Battles are among the acts set to perform at this year's Central Park SummerStage concert ser Crosby, Stills & Nash, Mark Knopfler, L ...

  12. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2006 - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Ro ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Rollins, Reich Receive Polar Prize

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Seminal jazz artist Sonny Rollins and innovative minimalist Steve Reich were awarded the 16th annual Polar Music Prize on Monday (May 21) by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. The prestigious prize was presented during a nationally televi ...

  15. Reich, Rollins To Receive Polar Prize

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST American composer/musician Steve Reich and compatriot saxophonist Sonny Rollins will be the recipients of the 2007 Polar Music Prize, organizers revealed Thursday (Jan. 25). The honors will be presented May 21 in Stockholm by His Majesty King Carl ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Polar Music Prize, Grammys, Dean & Britta

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Composer Steve Reich and jazz legend Sonny Rollins will receive the 2007 Polar Music Prize May 21 in a ceremony in Stockholm. Composer Steve Reich and jazz legend Sonny Rollins will receive the 2007 Polar Music Prize May 21 in a ceremony in Stockhol ...

  17. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2004 - The third time is the ch ...

  18. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June ...

  19. Q&A: Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer, may well be one of the world's best-known live music events. Montreux has a remarkable histor ...

  20. Saxophonist Jackie McLean Dies

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean, a performer and teacher who played with legendary musicians including Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, died Friday. He was 73. Jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean, a performer and teacher who played with legendary musicians ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2004 - The third time is the ch ...

  23. Scofield Salutes Charles On New Album

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guitarist John Scofield salutes the music of the late Ray Charles on his new album, "That's What I Say." Guitarist John Scofield salutes the music of the late Ray Charles on his new album, "That's What I Say." The 13-tr ...

  24. Diverse Lineup Set For Rochester Jazz Fest

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than 100 concerts have been scheduled for the fourth annual Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival, including shows by Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Chris Botti, Chaka Khan and More than 100 concerts have been scheduled for th ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Resonance

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Most sophomores at the University of Southern California are still trying to figure out their major fields. Most sophomores at the University of Southern California are still trying to figure out their major fields. USC sophomore/pianist Taylor Eigs ...

  27. NYC's SummerStage Salutes The Blues

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor arts and entertainment performances in New York's Central Park, will open with a weekend of blues-themed programming to coincide with the Congress-designated SummerStage, an annual fixture of outdoor ar ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Jazz Great Lionel Hampton Dies

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT -year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday (Aug. 31) of heart failure at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, said his manager, Phil Leshin. Hampton suffe 94-year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, a ...

  30. Footsteps of Our Fathers

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Marsalis Quartet has long been considered one of the most adventurous working ensembles in jazz today. The Marsalis Quartet has long been considered one of the most adventurous working ensembles in jazz today. Here, bowing for its leader's ...

  31. Rochester Plans Jazz Fest

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival (RIJF) has landed an impressive talent list that spans from Aretha Franklin and Sonny Rollins to John Hammond and Medeski Martin & Wood. The festiv The Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival ...

  32. Branford Launches Label As Jazz Alternative

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis is putting his family name on a newly established independent label, Marsalis Music. Launched in collaboration with family patriarch and noted pianist Ellis Marsalis Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis is putting hi ...

  33. Tour To Celebrate Jazz Legends

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, and trumpeter Roy Hargrove will celebrate the music and lives of late jazz legends John Coltrane and Miles Davis with a U.S. tour dubbed Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist He ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Passage of Time

    April 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Saxophonist Joshua Redman's early-'90s arrival on the jazz scene was greeted by an onslaught of hype depicting him as an innovator in the tradition of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane. Saxophonist Joshua Redman's early-'90s arriva ...