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The boomlet in institutional jazz

Unlike Europe, where much jazz is sustained by government-subsidized festivals and resident radio and TV orchestras in which musicians draw lucrative year-round
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Artie Shaw was born this day in 1910 in New York. He hasn't touched the clarinet in decades, but he is still active on the music scene as inspiration for the Dick Johnson-led Artie Shaw Orchestra.
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

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

Pianist Gerry Wiggins was born this day in 1922 in New York. After working in the bands of Les Hite, Benny Carter and Louis Armstrong, he shifted more and more into accompanying singers including Lena Horne, Kay Starr, Eartha Kitt and Helen Humes.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornet player and bandleader Joe "King" Oliver was born this day in 1885 in Louisiana. A young Louis Armstrong was his protege in Oliver's Chicago-based Creole Jazz Band from 1922 to 1924.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Spin Magazine's June cover story, "75 Sleazy Moments In Rock," is a full-fledged safari through pop music's grimy side.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Yank Lawson was born this day in Trenton, Mo. A regular with the World's Greatest Jazz Band, he cut his jazz teeth with Wingy Manone, Ben Pollack, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Madonna's "American Life" album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts this week. The Mverick/Warner Bros. album, which earlier debuted at No. 1 in England, sold 241,000 copies in the United States in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Gertrude "Ma" Rainey was born this day in 1896 in Columbus, Ga. She was a true blues pioneer, whose disciples included singer Bessie Smith. She retired in 1933 and died in 1939.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

New Orleans rock 'n' roll legend Fats Domino is the subject of a new DVD "Legends Of New Orleans: The Music of Fats Domino," on Shout! Factory/Song Music Entertainment.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

The longtime First Lady of Jazz singers, Ella Fitzgerald, was born this day in 1918 in Newport News, Va. Fitzgerald died in 1996, but left a splendid musical performance and recording legacy.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin was born this day in 1928 in Chicago. Griffin now lives in France, returning to the United States once or twice a year to tour the jazz club circuit.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The U.S. Postal Service and the Jazz & Heritage Foundation will honor Ernie K-Doe on its 15th annual Jazzfest commemorative envelope.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader, drummer and vibes master Lionel Hampton was born this day in Louisville, Ky., in 1908. Until shortly before his death last year, he kept a touring schedule in spite of various maladies and tragedies.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Johnny St. Cyr, a banjo player with Louis Armstrong and Joe King Oliver, was born this day in New Orleans in 1890.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

Duke Robillard is having a banner year in 2003. The popular guitarist, co-founder of Roomful of Blues and now an accomplished solo artist, has a terrific album out with his own band, an excellent collaboration with a guitar legend from the previous genera
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1938, jazz cornet player and bandleader Joe "King" Oliver died in poverty in Savannah, Ga. Oliver's Creole Jazz Band recorded its greatest tunes 15 years earlier in a band that included a young Louis Armstrong.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Blues singer Alberta Hunter was born this day in 1895 in Memphis. In the 1920s she worked and recorded in New York with Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Sidney Bechet.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Vibraphonist Red Norvo was born this day in 1908 in Beardstown, Ill. During the early 1950s, Norvo led an outstanding West Coast jazz trio with guitarist Tal Farlow and bassist Charles Mingus.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Paul Motian was born this day in 1931 in Philadelphia and raised in Providence, R.I. He became a groundbreaking drummer as a member of the Bill Evans trio in the early 1960s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Former Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford will headline the 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring the headliner's quintet Halford, co-headliners Testament, Immortal, Symphony X, Dark Tranquility, Amon Amarth, Carnal Forge and more.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On March 10-11, 1960, trumpeter Miles Davis and the Gil Evans Orchestra went into the studio to finish the "Sketches of Spain" recording they began four months earlier with the hallmark piece "Concierto de Aranjuez."
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

As predicted in this space, the record industry made sure 2003 will be remembered as the Year of Norah Jones at the Grammy Awards gala.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Britney Spears, fresh from a trail of outrageous party antics and estranged lovers, has been grounded by her mother and business manager, reports the New York Post.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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