Downbeat Announce 68th Annual Critic’s Poll Winners

The 68th Annual Downbeat Critic’s Poll was announced on July 6 and one of the big winners was bandleader, drummer, a civil advocate Terri Lynne Carrington. Carrington made history by becoming the first female instrumentalist to win the prestigious Jazz Artist of the year category. Additionally, her recent album release, Waiting Game, received the most […]

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Jazz Legend Jimmy Heath Has Died At The Age Of 93

Jimmy Heath, the legendary jazz giant who performed with many of the historic names in jazz history, including greats such as John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis, has died. Heath’s grandson announced to NPR and other media outlets that Heath passed away from natural causes on Sunday morning at the age of […]

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Jazz In Town: Celebrating Trane’s 91st Birthday!

The highlight of this week is the 91st Birthday Celebration of the late great jazz legend, John Coltrane.  Organized by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society and hosted by Burchfield Penney Museum, the 3-day festivities promises to be a special time.  (Get your glasses on – this edition of Jazz In Town is lengthy!) Highlight […]

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