Duke Ellington

The critic and free-speech crusader died at home, "surrounded by family listening to Billie Holiday," according to his son.
Nick Brignola: from What it Takes 1990 with Randy Brecker (tr), Kenny Baron (p), Rufus Reid (b), Dick Berk (dr) "Star Eyes
The Jazz Age coincided with the city's emergence as the epicenter of whatever was cool, Avant Garde and hip, as reflected
Norah began her set in the shade of quiet, slow-tempo pieces: "Sleeping Wild" and her lyrics-penned cover of jazz great Horace
First Lady of Outer Space (and much more) Nichelle Nichols has beamed down to San Diego Comic Con this week, surprising us all with her smashing new single, "Fly Me to the Moon." The grand dame of sci-fi, who originated the role of Lieutenant Uhura on the original series of Star Trek 50 years ago, arrived Wednesday night to grace the world première extravaganza of Star Trek Beyond.
Jazz and classical musicians have long had a troubled relationship with pop music. (By "pop music," I mean all styles outside
The recording is a rare musical confluence. It is brightened by Jeffrey Biegel's performance history of the Gershwin and Ellington and fueled by his up-close-and-personal interactions with Keith Emerson and Neil Sedaka.
Joe Gransden receiving JJA Jazz Heroes Award from JJA members Scott Fugate and Ralph A. Miriello The affable Gransden made