Jazz Jottings

Banu Honda May 19 2018

Jazz Jottings July 2018

Clarinetist extraordinaire Ken Peplowski is back performing after six weeks on the DL due to a broken knuckle in his right hand suffered while on

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Peter (tenor sax) and Will Anderson (alto sax)

Jazz Jottings June 2018

For the past four years, Pete and Will Anderson have devoted the month of April to a cross-country tour of concert and school performances. Their

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Old Jazz Band Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai

Jazz Jottings May 2018

Writing about the 60th anniversary of the Queen City Jazz Band got me to wondering where they ranked among the longest continuous-performing trad jazz bands

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On the Levee posed onstage at Mint (2)

Jazz Jottings March 2018

After 32 years of service, John Edward Haase has stepped down as Curator of American Music at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and

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Palomar Goodman

Jazz Jottings October 2017

Wesla Whitfield Retires Posting an announcement on Facebook that his wife, vocalist Wesla Whitfield is retiring due to health issues that affect her singing, Mike

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Fred Staton

Jazz Jottings August 2017

What a Wonderful World August 16 will mark the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong recording “What a Wonderful World,” which became his best-loved song. The

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Anderson Twins

Jazz Jottings July 2017

Despite inclement weather, attendance at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was announced as 425,000, the same as 2016, but under the record

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Tom McDermott

Jazz Jottings May 2017

Dot Time Records has reached an agreement with the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation to release four albums of previously unreleased music from the Louis Armstrong

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Musical Instrument Museum

Jazz Jottings April 2017

The Musical Instrument Museum, which is rated Phoenix’s top attraction, is featuring an exhibit of inlaid guitars, which will be on display for the next

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Pianists With Justice OConnor

Jazz Jottings March 2017

Stride pianists extraordinaire Stephanie Trick and husband Paolo Alderighi presented “A Supreme Evening of Jazz” at a scholarship benefit concert for the Sandra Day O’Connor

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Jazz Jottings November 2016

Those happy bells you heard ringing on September 10 were actually wedding bells for our gal Bria Skonberg and Matthew Papper, the artistic director for

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