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Nancy Sinatra's top 10 favorite Frank Sinatra songs for her dad's 100th birthday

On December 12, 2015 it will be 100 years since the late, great Frank Sinatra’s birth. The world wouldn’t knew for a few more decades that one of the greatest singers (if not the greatest singer) of all time had hit the world stage, but it was a great day for music all the same. 160 more words


Elvira Nikolaisen : from Norwegian Pop to the Great American Songbook

Elvira Nikolaisen is a Norwegian singer-songwriter signed to Sony BMG. She released her debut single Love I Can’t Defend in December 2005, it reached the number 3 spot on the Norwegian singles chart. 123 more words


A Night of Jazz - Benefit For The Shafter Symphony Orchestra

Every year, the Shafter community hosts a fundraiser for their orchestra, featuring jazz music and dancing. A nice dinner is included in the price of admittance. 420 more words


Do I Dare Transcibe This?

Pat Metheny and Chris Potter, jamming together on Cherokee, arguably one of the hardest jazz standards. I love the energy and communication between them, and as always I love the sound of both of them, each of them being some of my favorite players on their respective instruments. 164 more words

Jazz Listening

Shafter Big Band - Smooth Dancers 2015

The last time the Shafter Big Band played for the Smooth Dancers, the stage was incredibly tiny. No, I mean really small. The bassist and I had to stand very specifically so we wouldn’t be fencing with the necks of our instruments! 219 more words


Sam Brooks - The Man Behind the Music

Take smooth jazz sounds, add pop and mash it up with songs that are classic and contemporary. What do you get? The just-released debut EP of… 1,368 more words

Inspiring Stories About Life

The Summer Party May Be Over, But The Melodies Linger On

Well, we’ve come to the unofficial end of summer, JazzBabies – Labor Day weekend – and the beaches are filled with everybody who wants one last party before it’s over. 858 more words