- Jazz organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith returns to Blue Note Records, announces new LP featuring Robert Glasper.
- In honor of Veterans Day, a salute to many of the jazz legends who served.
- Music legend Allen Toussaint passes at age 77. Read Tribute.
- Vanity Fair writes feature on The Jazz Youth-Quake: Others on the Upswing.
- Producer Orrin Keepnews to be honored at a Memorial Concert at Yoshi's, Oakland, on Nov. 29
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