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Autry, Martin to be honored with Grammys

Autry, Martin to be honored with Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Gene Autry, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Four Tops and Dean Martin are to be honored with lifetime achievement awards at a Grammys ceremony in Los Angeles.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Alleged scammer finds hair in food... 'Chute fails, pregnant woman survives... 'Spelling bee bandit' jailed for 'robri'... Mystery gassy geysers pop up in Oklahoma... The world as we know it from UPI.
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'Spelling bee bandit' jailed for 'robri'

RIVERHEAD, N.Y., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A New York man who tried to look stupid by making spelling mistakes in more than 15 bank hold-up notes has been sentenced to up to 14 years in prison.

SFJazz's 5th spring season honors saxmen

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The fifth annual SFJazz Spring Season shines its spotlight on the music of saxophonists Stan Getz and Ornette Coleman.

Jazz series pairs legends & young stars

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center is launching a two-piano series next month that will team a jazz legend with a rising star at each of its four concert

Honoring a jazz legend

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Harlem Preservation Foundation will honor pianist and broadcaster Billy Taylor at its second annual Harlem Reunion Concert December 8 at Aaron Davis Hall.

Jazz musician Morgan, surviving just fine

Alto saxophonist Frank Morgan is a survivor -- three times over. First came drugs. Then came 35 years in and out of the California prison system. Then came a me
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Traditional jazz bass player Pops Foster was born this day in 1892 in McCall, La. He worked with the best in jazz throughout his career, including Fate Marable, Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow and Earl Hines. Pops Foster died in 1969
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1939, the Glenn Miller orchestra began a summer season engagement at the Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, N.Y. After that stay, the band broke attendance records wherever it went.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist and bandleader Woody Herman was born this day in 1913 in Milwaukee. He became a bandleader in 1936, and for 50 years led a succession of "Herds" across the country and around the world.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Edmond Hall was born this day in 1901 in New Orleans. On the New York swing and traditional jazz scene he worked with Henry Allen, Teddy Wilson, Eddie Condon and Louis Armstrong's All-Stars.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Zutty Singleton was born this day in 1898 in Bunkie, La. While he played in several of the important early New Orleans jazz bands, Singleton was best known through his late 1920s record with Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Barney Bigard.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Maxine Sullivan was born this day in 1911 in Homestead, Pa. Success came early after she joined Claude Thornehill's band in 1937 and had a hit with her recording "Loch Lomond."
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Mel Lewis was born this day in 1929 in Buffalo, N.Y. The late drummer was co-founder of the original Thad Jones-Lewis Orchestra, which in 1966 started the Monday night "off night" big band tradition that still thrives in many jazz clubs in New York and be
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Big band drummer Sonny Payne was born this day in New York in 1926. On and off he worked with the Count Basie band between 1954 and 1974, adding a strong degree of showmanship to its presentation.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Henry "Hank" Jones (born July 31, 1918) is an American jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer. Critics and musicians have described Jones as eloquent, lyrical, and impeccable.

In 1989, The National Endowment for the Arts honored Hank Jones with its highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters Award. He was also honored in 2003 with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Jazz Living Legend Award. In 2008, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. On April 13th, 2009, the University of Hartford presented Hank Jones with a Doctorate Degree for his musical accomplishments.

Hank Jones has recorded over sixty albums under his own name, and countless others as a guest.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Hank Jones."
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