Whitney Center Jazz Orchestra returns to Kinnison Hall

The Whitney Center Jazz Orchestra will perform in concert on April 10 in Kinnison Hall at Sheridan College’s Whitney Center for the Arts. Presented by the Arts at Sheridan College, this will be the first live concert for the orchestra since fall 2019. The event will start at 7 p.m. and will be presented both [...]

Paul Jackson, Funk Bassist With Herbie Hancock, Dies at 73

He was an integral member of Mr. Hancock’s jazz-funk band the Headhunters, whose albums reached millions in the 1970s. Paul Jackson, whose springy and grooving electric bass lines drove much of Herbie Hancock’s pioneering jazz-funk in the 1970s, died on Thursday at a hospital in Japan, where he had lived for more than 30 years. [...]

AN AMERICAN PRAYER, RENOWNED DOORS LEGACY GROUP, IN CONCERT AT TEXAN THEATER, FRIDAY MARCH 26, 7PM

(Greenville, TX)  - An American Prayer, renowned Doors Legacy group, perform live in concert at Texan Theater, 2712 Lee St., Friday, March 26. Showtime: 7:00pm. Tickets are $99. Info: (903) 259-6360 or visit https://texantheatergreenville.com. An American Prayer...Some Background An American Prayer are Rick Lisak, vocals; Kevin Branagan, guitar; Andrew Stump, bass; and Grant Niebergall, drums. [...]

Jazz Bassist Paul Jackson 1947 – 2021

Acclaimed jazz bassist Paul Jackson, known for his association with Herbie Hancock and The Headhunters, died at the age of 73. A statement on Jackson’s website confirmed his death on Thursday, March 18. The statement follows: “It is with extreme sadness that we announce Paul Jackson’s passing today, March 18th 2021. World renowned bassist, founding [...]

Northampton Jazz Fest presents April concert series

In recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month in April, the Northampton Jazz Festival will present a virtual jazz series, “Up Jumped Spring” each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The series is a collaboration between the Northampton Jazz Festival, Northampton Open Media and The Parlor Room and will produce four, hour-long jazz concerts over the month. Northampton Open [...]

A Take Five Toast to Grammy Winners in Jazz and Blues

The Grammy Premiere Ceremony — the pre-telecast ritual where most of the Grammy Awards are actually announced — took place virtually this year, like so many other recent events of its kind. Despite those restrictions, there was room for a performance by Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science, whose Waiting Game was up for Best Instrumental Jazz [...]

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