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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.
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Hancock nabs Album of the Year Grammy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Herbie Hancock pulled an upset in Los Angeles Sunday night when he nabbed the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for "River: The Joni Letters."

Prestige's Bob Weinstock dead at 77

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Jazz recording pioneer Bob Weinstock has died in a Boca Raton, Fla., hospice at age 77.

Jazz bassist Keter Betts dead at 77

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Jazz bassist Keter Betts, who helped introduce the bossa nova to the United States, has died, it was reported Monday. He was 77.

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.

Texas university to honor King of Thailand

BANGKOK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas, will bestow an honorary doctorate in music to Thailand's jazz-loving King.

Jazz alums to receive honorary doctorates

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and pianist Makoto Ozone Friday will be awarded honorary doctorates at the Berklee College of Music.

Getz recordings found

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Verve Records has uncovered lost bossa nova and ballad recordings that late saxophonist Stan Getz made in 1989.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Herbie Steward was born this day in 1926 in Los Angeles. He was a member of Woody Herman's Second Herd. He was one of the original Four Brothers saxophone section on Herman's "Four Brothers" recording in 1947.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Buster Cooper was born this day in 1929 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter James "Bubber" Miley was born this day in 1903 in Aiken, S.C. His "growling" style of playing the trumpet attracted the interest of Duke Ellington, who made him a central figure in his first band.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Boogie-woogie piano master Pete Johnson was born this day in 1904 in Kansas City, Mo. He worked regularly in boogie-woogie trios and duos with Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

The father of modern jazz guitar was born this day in 1919 in Dallas. Charlie Christian's recording career lasted only three years, but what an impact he had on later generations.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Clyde Hart was born this day in 1910 in Baltimore. After working with Stuff Smith, Roy Eldridge and Oscar Pettiford, he became a regular at Minton's Playhouse in Harlem where the bop style was being developed.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer and pianist Hall Overton was born this day in 1920 in Bangor, Mich. He played with Stan Getz, Oscar Pettiford, Teddy Charles and Jimmy Rainey, and wrote arrangements for Thelonious Monk's historic orchestral concert at Town Hall in 1959.
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Two weeks after she arrived in the United States from her native Italy in 1998, Roberta Gambarini stunned many in the jazz world as a virtual unknown with a third place finish in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

German pianist Jutta Hipp was born this date in 1925 in Leipzig, Germany. She formed her own small jazz group in Munich after World War II, then toured Europe with a bop quintet.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Stan Getz, one of the greatest tenor saxophonists in jazz, was born this day in 1927 in Philadelphia. His playing was always distinguished by a floating melody and a featherweight tone, and nobody played a more poignant ballad.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Benny Waters was born this day in 1902 in Brighton, Md. He recorded with King Oliver in the 1920s and played with a succession of fine American bands into the 1950s. He remained active until shortly before his death in 1998.
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Three men, three different instruments, music of poetic beauty -- and lives often overshadowed by tragedy.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen was born this day in 1908 in New Orleans. Music came naturally to him. Allen's father ran a famous brass band in the Crescent City.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpet player Bobby Stark was born this day in 1906 in New York. He was featured in the Chick Webb band from 1934 to 1939. Bobby Stark died in 1945.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

New Orleans trumpeter Bunk Johnson was born this date in 1889. He played second fiddle, or in this case, second cornet, to the legendary and unrecorded Buddy Bolden in Bolden's band.
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