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In Memory of Professor Stanley Cowell

Stanley Cowell, a pianist, composer and educator who demonstrated a vast range of possibilities for jazz over the last 50 years, died on Thursday at Bayhealth Hospital in Dover, Del. He was 79. Cowell was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 5, 1941, into a family of amateur music enthusiasts. “My father played street-corner violin with … Read More

Happy 100th Birthday, Dave Brubeck

(ArcArtists.com) 2020 marks the Centennial Year of jazz giant Dave Brubeck. To celebrate his life and legacy, Dave’s sons Chris and Dan Brubeck, who performed and recorded with their father since the 1970s, curate a multimedia show with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist … Read More

Rutgers Jazz Launches Virtual Concerts

Many thanks to students and faculty of the Rutgers Jazz program for their countless hours of work and ambition, and for keeping jazz alive this fall! F20 October Jazz Ensemble I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC2cdIqOs3M F20 October Mingus Ensemble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z-HAfLeAHo F20 December Chamber Jazz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qUeApOP2AE&t=6170s F20 December Mingus Ensemble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cbOpG3KNkQ&t=2s F20 December Jazz Ensemble I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fie4JRPxeTM As Featured … Read More

Happy 100th Birthday, Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker at 100: What to Read, Watch and Dig (NY Times, Aug 26, 2020) Charlie Parker’s brief swing through this world kicked off a century ago on Saturday with his birth in Kansas City, Kan. Eleven years later, he would take up the saxophone. A couple of years after that, inspired by the hot … Read More

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