The almanac

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 27, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
By United Press International

Cuban jazz pianist Bebo Valdes dead

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 23 (UPI) -- Cuban jazz musician Bebo Valdes, the one-time musical director of the Tropicana club in Havana, died in Sweden. He was 94.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
By United Press International

Jazz clarinetist Tony Scott dead at 85

ROME, March 31 (UPI) -- Jazz clarinetist Tony Scott, who helped his instrument break barriers in the bebop scene, has died at his home in Rome of prostate cancer.

Co-founder of Mercury Records dies at 90

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., July 3 (UPI) -- Irvin Green, who co-founded Mercury Records and helped launch black recording artists through a jukebox network, has died in Palm Springs, Calif.

Bebop guitarist Bill DeArango dead at 85

CLEVELAND, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Bebop jazz guitarist Bill DeArango has died in a nursing home in Cleveland at age 85.

Museum of African-American Music planned

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A museum celebrating the sounds and rhythms of the African experience in the United States is being planned in Newark, N.J.

Unusual project has a lot of brass

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Trombonist Michael Davis, who has worked with a veritable who's who in music, is using his newest project to showcase 11 top horn players.

New CD set features 23 NEA Jazz Masters

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Verve Records has released a special compilation CD in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts' expansion of its NEA Jazz Masters program.

Singer to open golden year in Big Apple

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Singer Carol Sloane will kick off her 50th anniversary in jazz at the Village Vanguard, Jan. 13-18.

NYC jazz gala raises $1.4 million

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Organizers of Monday's 8th annual Jazz at Lincoln Center gala announced Thursday the event raised $1.38 million for educational programs.

NYC jazz gala adds two new headliners

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Jazz at Lincoln Center has added Diana Ross and Roberta Flack to the stellar lineup for its annual fall gala on Monday, Nov.17.

November gala to honor great women in jazz

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Jazz at Lincoln Center will salute the great women of jazz at its eighth annual awards gala and benefit concert on Nov. 17 at Avery Fisher Hall.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 27. Singer Sarah Vaughan, whose heavenly voice brought her the nickname "The Divine One," was born this day in 1924 in Newark, N.J.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer, described by Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century." She had a contralto vocal range.

Nicknamed "Sailor" (for her salty speech), "Sassy" and "The Divine One", Sarah Vaughan was a Grammy Award winner. The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed upon her its "highest honor in jazz", the NEA Jazz Masters Award, in 1989.

Sarah Vaughan's father, Asbury "Rat Fool" Vaughan, was a carpenter by trade and played guitar and piano. Her mother, Ada Vaughan, was a laundress and sang in the church choir. Jake and Ada Vaughan migrated to Newark from Virginia during the First World War. Sarah was their only natural child, although in the 1960s they adopted Donna, the child of a woman who traveled on the road with Sarah Vaughan.

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