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Mary Lou Williams

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm

It’s Jazz Appreciation Month!

And this year, the Smithsonian “examines the legacies of jazz women, and their advocates, who helped transform race, gender and social relations in the U.S. in the quest to build a more just and equitable nation.” read more

Be sure to check your area listings for this month’s jazz events.

You can’t beat good food, good wine, and good jazz!

Yea, spring 🙂

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Louis

accompanied by Wynton Marsalis, his 10-piece All Star Jazz Ensemble, and classical pianist Cecile Licad!

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August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010

Rest In Peace

live performance by Nina Simone, Festival Jazz di Antibes 1965

as performed by Lizz Wright, Dianne Reeves, & Simone (Nina Simone’s daughter), North Sea Jazz Festival 2009

Jazz is arguably America’s greatest original art form. Created by southern blacks in the late 19th century, the music has grown, evolved, and continues to thrive. Regrettably, jazz has not received it’s just due here at home. However, it is well received and fully appreciated outside of the United States. And fortunately for me, the best jazz musicians remain American.

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