Age no barrier to great Jazz

Ahmad Jamal was born Frederick Russell Jones on the 2nd of July, 1930, that is of course, over 90 years ago.  He is an outstanding American Jazz pianist and also a composer, bandleader, and educator. For five decades, he has...

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Celtic Vigour

Dying or rising? The influence of the Scots/Irish community can never be underestimated, particularly in the United States of America. Ideas, art, literature, storytelling and, of course, music. Wynton Marsallis suggests that...

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Nina Simone How it feels to be Free

If you like Nina and if you like great piano and if you like a committed songstress and if you like a live performance and if you like a song that deals with issues Then you will love this performance from the Montreux Jazz...

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Ellis the Educator!

It is good to celebrate at the time of his departing one of the great American musical educators Ellis Marsalis. The family were not able to give him a huge musical New Orleans funeral. Undoubtedly his impact and influence will...

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Europe’s Jazz conquers France!

It seems remarkable that World War 1 opened the door to the growth of an African American musical phenomenon Jazz.  It begins with a New York Regiment the 369th consisting mainly of African Americans, achieving fame for...

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