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Jazz great Freddie Hubbard dead at 70

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Jazz musician Freddie Hubbard died at the age of 70 Monday in a Los Angeles area hospital after suffering a heart attack last month, USA Today reported.

Damon Dash among New York tax deadbeats

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Diamond wearing hip-hop mogul Damon Dash and photographer Annie Leibovitz are on the list of celebrities owing back taxes in New York.

Umbria Jazz Fest books 250 concerts

PERUGIA, Italy, July 5 (UPI) -- Musicians from all over the United States and Italy are lining up to perform at The Umbria Jazz Festival, the biggest event of its kind in Europe.

Ornette Coleman collapses on stage

MANCHESTER, Tenn., June 18 (UPI) -- Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman is in the hospital after collapsing from the heat at the Manchester, Tenn., Bonnaroo festival. The 77-year-old "free jazz" pioneer and 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Music winner was taken to the Coffer County Hospital after suffe

Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road' wins Pulitzer

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- "The Road," Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic wandering of violence and longing, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the New York committee announced Monday.

Jazz violinist Leroy Jenkins dies

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Violinist and composer Leroy Jenkins, a dominant force in the 1970s' free jazz movement, died in New York of complications of lung cancer at the age of 74.

Grammys honor Baez, Booker T, the Doors

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- This year's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles presented lifetime achievement honors to several recording artists, including Joan Baez and The Doors.

Natalie Cole to give 'New Artist' Grammy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Natalie Cole, an eight-time Grammy winner, will present the Best New Artist award during the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Jazz composer, teacher Jimmy Cheatham dies

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Jimmy Cheatham, a jazz trombonist, arranger and composer, died in a La Jolla, Calif., hospital of a heart-related problem, his wife said.

Grammy Awards to honor The Doors' career

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The iconic U.S. rock group The Doors is among several lifetime achievement honorees to be cited at the upcoming Grammy Awards.

Jazz saxophonist Redman dead at age 75

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- One of the premiere jazz sax players in the United States, Dewey Redman, has died in New York at the age of 75.

Largest arts prize awarded Ornette Coleman

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jazz composer and saxophonist Ornette Coleman has been selected recipient of the largest prize in the arts field, the $250,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, it was announced Thursday.

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.

Honorees set for NY entertainment awards

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Saxophonist Ornette Coleman is the lone multiple winner to be honored at the 2004 New York NightLife Awards ceremony Jan. 12 at Town Hall.

Payton mixes it up on new jazz album

Trumpeter Nicholas Payton has explored the roots and the heart of jazz over the past decade-and-a-half as one of music's "young lions" -- a great younger instru
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Many jazz works carry a new tone post-9/11

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Bassist Charlie Haden presented his "American Dreams" project at the JVC New York Jazz Festival last week, opening the quartet-plus strings concert with a refle
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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
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Most in the workday world look forward to summer as an opportunity to kick back and relax, either through less hectic weeks, leisurely weekends or outright stretches of vacation. Jazz musicians enjoy the summer months because work is plentiful and often s
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornet player Red Nichols was born this day in 1905 in Ogden, Utah. As a teenager, he idolized the Original Dixieland Jass Band, Bix Beiderbecke and the Wolverines and Phil Napoleon. As an adult he was a top bandleader in the traditional jazz vein.
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was not exempt from the economic downturn that has battered the entertainment industry on all fronts.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Denzil Best was born in New York City this day in 1917. He was a favorite sideman of Ben Webster, George Shearing and Erroll Garner until calcium deposits in his wrists crippled his career. He died in May 1965 after falling down a flight of steps
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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.
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It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

The sun is shining on the subtropical city of New Orleans; it's festival time again. Tens of thousands of music lovers are pouring into town this week from all over the world for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
JOHN SWENSON, 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.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

English trombonist and bandleader Ted Heath was born this day in London in 1900. Emulating the Swing era sound coming from the bands of Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman, he led a dance band that was the best known in Britain through the 1950s.
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