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Music Minus One Now Part of Hal Leonard

The Hal Leonard Corp. has purchased Music Minus One, the publisher that pioneered the play-along record that enables hobbyists to get the experience of performing

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Gary Church Recovering from Heart Attack

Gary Church died after an auto accident in February 2018. Read: Gary Church, Sideman Extraordinaire, Dies at 61, Report from the Gary Church’s Celebration of Life. Multi-instrumentalist

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Crytzer: “Big Band Monday is Back!”

As the New Yorker says before their Night Life listings: Musicians and nightclub proprietors lead complicated lives.” As of January 2019 this is The GCO’s current engagement:

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Tatiana Gets Dizzy

The Avalon Jazz Band featuring vocalist Tatiana Eva-Marie made its Jazz at Lincoln Center debut May 31, at the renowned Dizzy’s Club, in New York

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Big Bands Daily in Midtown Manhattan

Located in the heart of New York City, right off Times Square on Restaurant Row, SWING46 Jazz & Supper Club is preparing to celebrate nearly

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Funds Raised to Rehab Eagle Saloon

Sufficient funds have been raised to begin work in restoring the historic Eagle Saloon building at 401 South Rampart Street in New Orleans. Built in

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Happy 90th Birthday, Cam Miller!

Come August 20th, longtime staff writer Cam Miller will join the ranks of the nonagenarians. Cam’s been on the sidelines of late due to a

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Long-time Jazz Society Ends 66-Year Run

The Southern California Hot Jazz Society, whose origin goes back to 1949, finally succumbed to the ravages of age in announcing that it would cease

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Salt City Six’s Final Session

Former Salt City Six manager Arnie Koch has dubbed drummer and longtime mainstay Danny D’Imperio as “Treasure Hunter of the Year” for discovering the master

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Connie Jones Announces Retirement

Also Read: Connie Jones- True to his City (1934-2019) & New Orleans Trumpeter Connie Jones has Died at 84 At the end of his final set at

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1930 King of Jazz Film Restored

The King of Jazz, a two-color musical film starring bandleader Paul Whiteman originally released in 1930 by Universal Pictures, has been restored and had its

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Bix, Spiegle Remembered

For decades, they called it the Bix Bash. Since its inception in 1966, hundreds of Dixieland fans flocked to Central New York’s yearly multi-band celebrations

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Stan Kenton Legacy Band on Tour

The Stan Kenton Legacy Band led by Mike Vax took to the road last month for its annual tour of schools and colleges presenting music

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Black Eagles Anniversary Coming Up

Archive story from May 2016: The New Black Eagle Jazz Band will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this Fall, and three members of the original

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Stamp Petition: Don’t Nix Bix Licks

An online petition drive is underway to get the U.S. Postal Service to issue a postage stamp honoring jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke. Confetta Ann Ras,

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Jazz in July Heats Up the 92nd Street Y

A galaxy of contemporary jazz stars—including saxman Harry Allen, vocalist Freddy Cole, guitarist Gene Bertoncini, pianist Ted Rosenthal, and singer Carol Sloane—will light up the

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Origin of the Term “JAZZ”

Trumpeter Mike Vax raised an interesting question about the origin of the word JAZZ. The ex-Stan Kenton band member and current clinician, asked, “I don’t

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Findings of the Jazz Audience Initiative

The Jazz Audience Initiative conducted by the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus, Ohio under a $200,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation released some

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How Long Do CDs Last?

THE ANSWER: It depends, but definitely not forever. Many institutions have their archives stored on CDs — but the discs aren’t as stable as once

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Bucky Pizzarelli on the Mend

Jazz pianist Russ Kassoff visited guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli this past February as he rehabbed from a recent stroke, and declares him “miraculous.” (Bucky, who

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Hot Jazz Breaks

They may be named the Chicago Hot Six but the band’s style is sheer New Orleans. “We aim for a very old New Orleans sound,”

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Why “The Syncopated Times”?

Those of you who subscribe to The American Rag may be surprised to see The Syncopated Times in your mailbox. A word of reassurance is

Sun Valley

Jazz Party Weekend in Boise June 3-5

Carol and Jeff Loehr who have masterminded the Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival for the past 12 years are expanding into the world of

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Hot Jazz Breaks/Trading Fours

Every jazz fan should visit the venerable Preservation Hall in the French Quarter of New Orleans at last once. It was 1961 that the late

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Big Bands Boosted in New England

During the 1930s Steve Cullen, Sr. led a successful dance band in New England, and before that played with one of the most popular groups

Bucky Pizzarelli

Bucky Pizzarelli’s 90th Birthday

Bucky Pizzarelli suffered a mild stroke on October 29. Initial reports on his recovery were upbeat, but later were more guarded as he worked to

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The Hot Club of Tucson

The Hot Club of Tucson is attracting a growing fan base down in Old Pueblo, This swinging trio that plays in the style of Django

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Chris Tyle Retiring Due to Health

Christopher Tyle revealed in a Facebook posting of his decision to retire from the music business, saying, “I have a progressive, genetic disorder called ‘hereditary

Don and Cathie Jones

Changing of the Guard

It was roughly 27 years ago that I received a letter from Woody Laughnan welcoming me as a subscriber and the Arizona correspondent of his

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GoFundMe Campaign Benefits Musicians’ Families

Bill Dendle is spearheading on-line GoFundMe fundraising campaigns benefiting two musicians and their families, namely the late Lee “Westy” Westenhofer and Jerry Krahn of the

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