Santana and Blackman marry in Hawaii

Santana and Blackman marry in Hawaii

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Singer and guitarist Carlos Santana has confirmed he married drummer Cindy Blackman in Hawaii.

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.

Jazz great Joe Zawinul dead at 75

VIENNA , Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Jazz pianist Joe Zawinul has died in a hospital in his native Vienna, the BBC reported Tuesday. He was 75.

Monterey Jazz precursor is back

CARMEL, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The Jazz at Sunset concept is back in Carmel, where it flourished before producer Jimmy Lyons hatched the Monterey Jazz Festival nearby in 1958.

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.

2003: The year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and build for the future.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

2003: the year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and bu
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Latin jazz pianist honored at home

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Jazz pianist and composer Danilo Perez has been honored for cultural contributions as a musician, an educator and a founder of Panama's first jazz festival.

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.

Shorter dominates jazz industry awards

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter walked off with a slew of awards this week at the Jazz Journalist Association's seventh annual awards ceremonies.

Feature: Carlos Santana

DETROIT, June 26 (UPI) -- In the wake of war, terrorist threats, an unstable economy and other societal tribulations, Carlos Santana feels that music can be the cure for what ails us.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Thomas "Fats" Waller was born this day in 1904 in New York City. He came out of the stride style of piano playing to enrich the jazz repertoire with both speed and delicacy. And he had a way of making sparkling gems out of the silliest popular son
KEN FRANCKLING, 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 Two: The week in pop

The French Quarter Festival, Louisiana's largest free music festival, takes place this weekend with nearly 140 live performances featured throughout the French Quarter, from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue and from Bourbon Street to the Mississippi River
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Pearl Jam released a statement following reports fans left the band's Denver concert following anti-Bush remarks from group frontman Eddie Vedder.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter performs at the Celebration of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in the East Room of the White House on September 14, 2006. (UPI Photo/Dennis Brack/Pool)

Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz musician and songwriter, commonly regarded as one of the most important American jazz saxophonists and composers of his generation. His efforts have arguably made him a household name amongst jazz fans around the world, and won him honors and recognition, including multiple Grammy Awards.

Shorter has recorded dozens of albums as a leader, and appeared on dozens more with others including Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the late 1950s, Miles Davis's second great quintet in the 1960s and the jazz-rock fusion band Weather Report, which Shorter co-led in the 1970s. Many of his compositions have become standards.

Shorter was born in Newark, New Jersey, and attended Newark Arts High School. He loved music, being encouraged by his father to take up the saxophone as a teenager (his brother Alan became a trumpeter). After graduating from New York University in 1956 Shorter spent two years in the U.S. Army, during which time he played briefly with Horace Silver. After his discharge from the army he played with Maynard Ferguson. It was in his youth that Shorter was given the nickname Mr.Gone, which would later become an album title for Weather Report.

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