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Labor Day Special

WBGO, NPR Music and WNCU are offering a holiday special on Labor Day, Sept. 2. The special will feature selected sets from the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. WBGO’s Josh Jackson will host sets from three stages. “How diverse was this year’s Newport Jazz Festival? One of my favorite solos … was by an oud player” on […]

Birthday Tribute to Abbey Lincoln

Today is Abbey Lincoln’s birthday! WNCU will air her birthday tribute special at 9pm tonight.

Newport Jazz Festival Live

NPR Links: http://www.npr.org/series/newport-jazz-festival/ http://www.npr.org/event/music/156120628/newport-jazz-festival

Jazz Pioneer Carline Ray Passes at 88

Carline Ray, one of the great jazz pioneers, an activist in women’s rights, a performer and educator, and an active member of Saint Peter’s Church, died at Isabella House in Manhattan on July 18, 2013.  She was 88 years old. Carline is survived by her daughter, Catherine Russell, also a great musician, her sister Irma […]

Carline Ray Passes at Age 87

Catherine Russell announced this morning that her mother, Carline Ray, passed this morning at age 87. She was one of the last surviving members of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Below you will find a feature that Arnold Jay Smith wrote on Carline a few years ago. Her late husband was Luis Russell, Louis Armstrong’s […]

Savannah Music Icon Ben Tucker Killed in Golf Cart Crash

A local jazz legend died Tuesday on Hutchinson Island when the golf cart he was in was struck by a car coming off the island’s former racetrack. Click here to view a slideshow of photos of the life and legacy of Ben Tucker. Savannah-Chatham police confirmed Tuesday afternoon 82-year-old Ben Tucker was the driver of […]

2013 JJA Jazz Awards for Music

Congratulations to the winners of the 17th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards in music and recording, listed below. Professional Journalist Members of the JJA made open nominations in a first selection round; those who received the most nominations advanced to the final ballot. Winners will receive their awards at one of their own upcoming […]

Jean Bach, Jazz Documentarian and Fan, Dies at 94

Jean Bach, a lifelong jazz zealot whose fascination with a photograph of the titans of jazz gathered in front of a Harlem brownstone in 1958 led her to make a prizewinning movie about that moment, “A Great Day in Harlem,” 36 years later, died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 94. The photographer Carol […]

Uptown Charlotte Jazz Fest

On Friday, June 21, the festival features 5th and York, Peter White, Euge Groove and Brian Culbertson. On Saturday, June 22, the festival features Gregg Karukas, Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor, Vincent Ingala and BWB (Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum and Rick Braun). Location: Time Warner Cable Uptown Ampitheatre Click here to learn more.

2013 JJA Jazz Awards Winners: Music

Congratulations to the winners of the 17th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards in music and recording, listed below. Professional Journalist Members of the JJA made open nominations in a first selection round; those who received the most nominations advanced to the final ballot. Winners will receive their awards at one of their own upcoming […]

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