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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Henry "Kid" Rena was born this day in New Orleans in 1898. He played alongside a young Louis Armstrong in the Color Waifs' Home Brass Band.
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Weekend Traveler

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- THANKSGIVING TRAVEL SPECIALS BEING POSTED
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Urban News

News from and about big cities.
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Urban News

News from and about big cities.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Shadow Wilson was born this day in 1919 in Yonkers, N.Y. At the height of his career, he worked with many fine big bands, including those of Lucky Millinder, Benny Carter, Lionel Hampton, Earl Hines, Count Basie and Woody Herman. He was equally pr
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Central California's picturesque Monterey Peninsula has once-gritty, now-trendy Cannery Row, made famous in the John Steinbeck novel, and nearby Big Sur and Car
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley was born this day in 1928 in Tampa, Fla. Aside from two years in the Miles Davis quintet, Adderley spent most of his career in a quintet co-led with his younger brother, trumpeter Nat Adderley.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Bill Monroe, the "father of bluegrass," who was born in 1911, the late Mel Torme in 1925, James Johnson of the 1950s R&B group the Jayhawks in 1939 (age 63), the late Tim Hardin in 1940; Blood Sweat and Tears lead singer
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Widespread Panic announced details of a fall tour that begins with three Halloween shows at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans and continues across the southeast, stopping in Memphis, Tenn., Charleston, S.C., and Macon, Ga. Longtime friends George McConne
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 7-13.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornet legend Buddy Bolden was born this day in 1877 in New Orleans. Some consider Bolden to have been the first true jazz horn player, though much information about him is more legend than fact, and no recordings exist of his music.
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Sampras, Agassi advance at Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- After a rain delay of more than seven hours Monday, four-time U.S. Open champion Pete Sampras and No. 3 Tommy Haas recorded five-set, third-round triumphs while

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IN PRAISE OF LIONEL HAMPTON
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Velma Middleton was born this day in 1917 in St. Louis. She sang with Louis Armstrong's big band and his all-stars starting in the 1940s. She died in Sierra Leone in 1961 while touring Africa with Armstrong.
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Jazz great Hampton dies at 94

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jazz legend Lionel Hampton, who played for several presidents at the White House during his six-decade career, died Saturday of heart failure. Hampton was 94.
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Musician Lionel Hampton kisses Mrs. Lucille Armstrong, widow of Louis Armstrong, on the cheek during the unveiling of a 12-foot statue of her husband at ceremonies in Armstrong Park in New Orleans on April 15, 1980. The park dedicated to the city’s most famous jazz musician is located next to the French Quarter. (UPI Photo/Pat Benic/Files)
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Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the music's focus from collective improvisation to solo performance.

With his instantly recognizable deep and distinctive gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also greatly skilled at scat singing, vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics.

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