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Vocalist Ernestine Anderson, 1928-2016

From ballads to blues to swing, in small ensemble or fronting a big band, Ernestine Anderson engaged audiences worldwide with her soulful voice for much of her 87 years....
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16th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party

If I was thinking of words to describe Newport Beach Jazz Parties, they would certainly include enticing and exhilarating.  The four-day celebration in Newport Beach, CA, held Thursday to...
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And the Grammy Goes to… Jazz Artists

  The 58th Grammy Awards are history, and for nominees from the world of jazz, in jazz and other categories, it was a pretty good year. Perhaps the biggest...
Festivals

Jazz Festival Survivors: We Chose Detroit

The banners draping the Carhartt Amphitheater and Hart Plaza gateways read “Choose #8221; Every Labor Day weekend for the past eight years, I have done just that. I’ve chosen...
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2016 Grammy Nominations: The Jazz Side

Although Jazz has been rarely high profile among Grammy nominations, awards or the televised awards program (save Esperanza Spalding’s surprise win as Best New Artist in 2011), there are...