NEW YORK (AP) — George Wein, an impresario of 20th century music who helped found the Newport Jazz and Folk festivals and set the template for gatherings everywhere from Woodstock to the south of France, died Monday.
Ray Gallon, "Make Your Move” (Cellar Live)
Professor of piano Ray Gallon's album debut is way overdue.
Gallon, a jazz faculty member at the City College of New York, has been a sideman onstage and in studios for more than 30 years in support of such performers as Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Joe Williams and Jane Monheit.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Willner, a music producer and longtime “Saturday Night Live” music supervisor, has died...
For five decades, percussionist, composer and producer James Mtume, 71, has performed his music, moving easily through genres including alternative jazz, R&B, hip-hop and film scoring. Mtume’s talent is in his blood — he is a member of an illustrious Philadelphia family of musicians.
October 10, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of trailblazing musician Thelonious Sphere Monk. To commemorate Monk’s centennial, author Robin D. G. Kelley included a new afterword to his definitive 2009 biography, “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original” (Simon & Schuster; $20), the first full biography of legendary jazz musician.