Pianist Harold Mabern celebrates his 79th birthday today. I had a chance to hear him last night playing bassist Gregory Ryan’s weekly gig at at a midtown steakhouse (Joe Farnsworth on drums). 3,290 more words
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Well here I am folks, late to the Grammy Party but still right on time!
The 2015 Grammy® Awards will be handed out this Sunday, February 8. 722 more words
The great drummer Jimmy Cobb is still swinging hard, going strong after 65 years behind the kit. The jazz elder statesman, last heard in Ottawa at the city’s 2008 and 2009 jazz festivals, marked his 86th birthday last week, and on Sunday night finished a three-night run at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club on New York’s Upper West Side. 574 more words
The line of people stretched down the block in the cold on West 43rd Street in Manhattan for a chance to get inside the Town Hall Theater and say goodbye to the great bassist Charlie Haden. 1,261 more words