Thursday, July 12, 2012

News+Happenings: July 12, 2012

Highlights include: 

  • Robert Glasper is in the news again, this time speaking with USA Today on his newfound mainstream success with his crossover album Black Radio
  • New Orleans music ambassador Lionel Batiste passed away at the age of 80
  • Sonny Rollins shared his top 10 "must-hear" tenor tracks of all time with JazzTimes.
  • Concord Jazz announced the release of bassist Marcus Miller's eighth studio album Renaissance, set to hit stores on August 7th.
  • Help restore and inspire conservation of the San Francisco Bay and its watershed by attending "The Best of West Coast Roots Music," featuring an All-Star Line Up of Marcus Shelby, John Santos, John Calloway and Faye Carol.
  • Jazz giant Sonny Rollins was honored at Perugia "City Hall" as part of the Umbria Jazz Festival.
  • Check out our new iTunes channel, complete with jazz educational podcasts, SFJAZZ Hotplate mixes, exclusive videos and much more.

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