Trombonist Bill Watrous Has Passed

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Bill Watrous, 79, on July 2nd, after a short illness in California. William Russell Watrous III grew up in Connecticut idolizing his trombonist father who had played with Paul Whiteman. He tried his hand at […]

You Could Always Join The Circus Band

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Circus Culture is alive and well. Young creatives have taken to learning the trades of the sideshow as well as the entertainments of the center ring. Acrobats and rope climbers entertain in trendy neighborhoods and people enroll […]

Big Bill Bissonnette, Musician and Founder of the Jazz Crusade Label has passed.

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“Big” Bill Bissonnette, a legendary trombonist, drummer, and advocate for New Orleans music has passed, he was 81. In his early career, he helped to promote musicians in New Orleans who were still making the music […]

Tom Dutart, Of Basin Street Regulars and Pismo Beach Jazz Jubilee, Murdered Outside Home.

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We have posted Tom’s official obituary and event info for his memorial here. We are saddened to report that Thomas Dutart, a past President of the Basin Street Regulars/Central Coast Hot Jazz Society in Pismo […]

Lorraine Gordon, Owner of Village Vanguard, Passes at Age 95

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Lorraine Gordon, 95, June 9th, of complications from a stroke. She helped to make jazz happen for over 70 years. In the 40’s she aided her first husband, Alfred Lion, in recording Jazz legends for Blue […]

Good News: Ken Peplowski Back on the Road

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After personal and physical setbacks veteran Clarinetist Ken Peplowski was forced to take a breather for much of the spring while his hand recovered from an injury. On a jazz cruise early this year he broke […]

Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars Heading to New York

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Since 2009 the Denver Jazz Club and a series of local businesses, currently Denver Percussion, have sponsored a group of young jazz musicians gathered from area middle and high schools. They call themselves The Denver Jazz […]

Don’t Forget the Entertainer

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Our bad. The SyncopatedTimes.com had intended to run a review of the Scott Joplin Memorial Concert, held every year at his graveside in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Queens. For reasons related to the crunch of press […]

Hot Jazz Saturday Night Cancelled After 38 Years-Petition Started to Save it.

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Editors Note: Our publisher, Andy Senior, doubles as the host of the Radiola! podcast which at times in the past has been a terrestrial show spinning hot jazz and other music of the 20’s-40’s. He’s […]

Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee goes out with a Bang

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Report From Tom Bartlett, who has played Trombone with The Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band for 50 years as well as the Yerba Buena Stompers. He can be seen on the far right of these […]

Albums Reviewed In Our June Issue

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Our actual reviews are now posted online, including reviews for these items in our archives so this column will not be continued… Here are links to albums reviewed in our June issue so you can […]

Michael Cogswell Retires from Directorship of Louis Armstrong House

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In his Jazz Jottings column in March Lew Shaw reported the upcoming retirement of the executive director of The Louis Armstrong House Museum, Michael Cogswell, and described his accomplishments there this way: When Cogswell came to […]

Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee

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In their last press release before the festival they gave us a shout out, and we’d like to return the favor. There’s still time to get your tickets for the Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee. Check out […]

Drew Nugent Gets Sassy

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In our June issue we will be  profiling Drew Nugent. Along with his band, The Midnight Society, he’s been reviving and shaping the traditional music scene in  Philadelphia for almost a decade.  Drew embraces the […]

Buddy Bolden House In Danger Of “Demolition By Neglect”

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The year was 1887. Buddy Bolden moved into a shotgun double, that signature New Orleans residence, he was ten years old.  Located at 2309 First Street it was two blocks from a parade route. Within […]

American Jazz Museum in KC Restructuring

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The conclusions reached by a private consulting firm hired to investigate a debt crisis at The American Jazz Museum are grim. Located in the historic 18th and Vine District of Kansas City, the museum has failed […]

Tony Pringle, Founding Member of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, has Passed

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Related Story: Remembering Tony Pringle Related Story: New Black Eagles Remain Aloft Tony Pringle, 81, May 3rd, in Massachusetts from complications of heart disease. He was the best musical import America ever received from Liverpool. In […]

Delmark Records Sold to Chicago Musicians

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Bob Koester had difficulty finding the music he wanted to hear on records so he decided to make his own. He founded Delmark Records, the renowned Chicago Jazz and Blues label, in 1953. Beginning in […]