JazzNotes: Jazz In The News

Stories about jazz in the news featuring Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Newport Jazz Festival.

Verve and Impulse! Launch Vital Vinyl Jazz Reissue Series

Paul Sexton – Verve and Impulse! Records have launched their new Vital Vinyl series with UMe, celebrating…

Ella Fitzgerald’s Long-Undiscovered ‘Ella At The Shrine’ On Wide Release

Paul Sexton – Ella Fitzgerald’s Ella At The Shrine album, only recently discovered after more than 60 years in the vaults of Verve Records…

Billie Holiday Documentary In The Works

Jennifer Valez – ‘Billie,’ directed by James Erskine, will tell Holiday’s story through the eyes of late journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl, who began a biography of the artist in 1970 but never finished it…

A Sprawling Blueprint For Protest Music, Courtesy Of The Jazz Duke

What makes a jazz anthem? NPR’s American Anthem series has spanned pop, rock, folk and more, but in most cases the songs are catchy, sing-at-the-top-of-your-lungs hits we all know and love…

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Newport Jazz Festival Announces Initial 2019 Lineup: Herbie Hancock, The Bad Plus, Ravi Coltrane, More

The historic New England jazz festival has announced it’s first wave of 2019 artists, with Herbie HancockThe Bad Plus, and Corinne Bailey Rae topping the bill. Newport Jazz Festival will see additional performances from…


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