Lucas had a storied career as a musician, composer and album producer (including Madonna's first).
Jeremiah G. Hamilton was the richest non-white man in the country.
Cover: Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea (late 1970s); courtesy of artists ____________________________ Then Corea said, "I'll
Certainly Parker influenced and inspired future generations of jazz players. Miles Davis told Time magazine in 1973 that
The crowd endured, there was no way they were going to give this woman anything but love. This was as much about redemption
But what statistics don't reveal is the fierce loyalty, love and dedication that this music brings to those who embrace it
For years San Francisco has been the West Coast playground and refuge of jazz musicians. Since 2013, those artists have had a permanent home at the SFJAZZ Center, the first-ever standalone structure in the country dedicated to jazz. Think of it as a cool opera house, where the beats get funky, the music is often improvised and the roof frequently gets torn off.
As the general election kicks into gear, there will no doubt be a need for cathartic entertainment and strong drinks. Drexler's
There are many things that make up a legend, most of which are rooted in truth and accomplishment, while others require a certain amount of suspension of disbelief for the legend to become narrative. It is with this in mind that I approach the much anticipated directorial debut of Don Cheadle - Miles Ahead.
"I did it my way..." No, Ethan Hawke doesn't sing those lyrics in this faux bio/film about jazz great Chet Baker. But judging by his thoroughly convincing performance and writer/director Robert Budreau's impressionistic screenplay and artsy direction, that was their mindset during this movie's production.
ACT's one-man play, "Satchmo at the Waldorf," is set, post-performance, in Louis Armstrong spacious dressing room at the ritzy Waldorf Astoria hotel. Why does it matter that the name of the hotel is in the title of the play? Was this a particularly memorable concert by Satchmo?