Thursday, July 19, 2012

News+Happenings: July 19, 2012

Highlights include: 
  • The jazz world remembers legends John Coltrane and singer Billie Holiday, who passed away on July 17th in 1967 & 1959 respectively. 
  • Congratulations to Mose Allison, Eddie Palmieri, Lou Donaldson & Lorraine Gordon who were named NEA Jazz Masters by the National Endowment for the Arts!
  • Trumpet great Randy Brecker sat down with JazzTimes Magazine to discuss the highly anticipated Brecker Brothers Band Reunion.
  • The New York Times reports on the recent explosion of Brazilian Forr√≥ style.
  • A sneak peek of the Miles Smiles project popped up on YouTube from their Copenhagen Jazz Festival soundcheck.
  • Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus interviews longtime mentor, pianist Fred Hersch, for his "Do The Math" blog.
  • SFJAZZ Collective alumni Eric Harland unleashes his groundbreaking collection of loops and samples.
  • Jazz icon Herbie Hancock stands to win an Emmy Award for his work with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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