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  jazz - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
At the root of jazz is the blues, the folk music of former African slaves in the U.S. South and their descendants, heavily influenced by West African cultural and musical traditions that evolved as fl musicians migrated to the cities.
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream expression in the marching band and dance band music of the day, which was the standard form of popular concert music at the turn of century.
Jazz is often difficult to define, but improvisation is unquestionably a key element of the form.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/jazz   (4990 words)

 Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Jazz is a musical art form rooted West African cultural and musical expression and the African American blues tradition with diverse influences over time characterized by blue notes syncopation swing call and response polyrhythms and improvisation.
At the root of jazz is the the folk music of former African slaves the American South and their descendants heavily by West African cultural and musical traditions evolved as fl musicians migrated to the -- most notably the Storyville district of New Orleans -- in the late 19th century.
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream in the marching band music of the which was the standard form of popular music at the turn of century.
www.freeglossary.com /Jazz   (2669 words)

 Jazz - MSN Encarta
Jazz, type of music first developed by African Americans around the first decade of the 20th century that has an identifiable history and distinct stylistic evolution.
Jazz grew up alongside the blues and popular music, and all these genres overlap in many ways.
Jazz is rooted in the mingled musical traditions of African Americans.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560708/Jazz.html   (852 words)

 ASU Libraries: Jazz Subject Guide
A dictionary of jazz terms, slang, styles, geographic locations, movements, clubs and other venues, etc. Includes a few biographical entries, but it is difficult to judge on what basis they were chosen.
A bibliography listing over 6600 publications on jazz, blues, spirituals and gospel music, as well as selected literature on the background and origin of the music.
An attempt at a comprehensive listing of recordings made by women jazz instrumentalists, covering the period of 1913 to 1968.
www.asu.edu /lib/subject/jazz.htm   (1457 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Instruments: Keyboard: Piano: Pianists: Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cohan, Ryan - Chicago-based jazz pianist and composer.
Knutson, Mary Louise - Jazz pianist and composer based in Minneapolis.
Lugano, Hernan - Pianist and composer from Argentina.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Instruments/Keyboard/Piano/Pianists/Jazz   (1106 words)

was "jazz king" of Chicago in the early 1920s, when Chicago was the national hub of jazz.
Free jazz, or avant-garde jazz, is a subgenre that, while rooted in
However, jazz's audience has shrunk dramatically and split, with a mainly older audience retaining an interest in traditional, "straight-ahead" jazz styles, a small core of practitioners and fans interested in highly experimental modern jazz, and a constantly changing group of musicians fusing jazz idioms with contemporary popular music genres, forming styles like
www.mp3.fm /Jazz.htm   (4536 words)

 Jazz list   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Her 15th album for the label should be out this summer, and features great jazz talents such as Lee Musicker on piano, Don Sickler on trumpet and flugelhorn, John Allred on trombone, Bob Kindred on sax, Jay Leonhart on bass and Joe Ascione on drums.
Pianists Orta and Monasterios switch off, Orta providing a bluesy Latin touch that’s right in the pocket, and Venezuelan-born Monasterios simply proving time and again he’s one of the brightest talents on the South Florida scene with his sometimes ethereal excursions onto the outer fringes.
Although bordering on smooth jazz, the music is exceptionally well-crafted, with intelligent and evocative compositions from bassist Rivera, pianist Sosa and saxophonist DiÈz that do indeed bridge cultures, styles and moods.
www.citylinkmagazine.com /jazzlist.html   (11331 words)

Yet, his laid-back contributions to the jazz piano canon demonstrate that his influence is wide and deep.
List of jazz songs, song collections, and fake books for the jazz pianist.
A pianist with Joe "King" Oliver's band and later wife of Louis Armstrong, Hardin also wrote some standard tunes and led her own band.
www.jazzitude.com /piano.htm   (242 words)

 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Places Spaces & Changing Faces - European Immigrants
Jazz is the most democratic of music, holding the individual and the collective in delicate balance.
Small wonder, then, that it appealed from the start to many of those who had come to America in search of freedom and a safe harbor from persecution and oppression, and to their offspring, who were taught to remember the past.
By then, Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band (with young Louis Armstrong on board) had gone to Chicago and become magnets for young white musicians — among them Irishmen Eddie Condon and Muggsy Spanier; Scots Dave Tough and Jimmy McPartland, and Jews Bud Freeman and Milton Mesirow (the latter soon to become Mezz Mezzrow).
www.pbs.org /jazz/places/faces_immigration.htm   (1032 words)

 Lists of musicians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
See list of musicians for a structured list.
List of musicians in the second wave of punk music
List of new age / new instrumental musicians
www.adres.nl /music/ListsOfMusicians.asp   (52 words)

 Alibris: Pianists
After his professional beginnings as a pianist at New York's Village Vanguard nightclub, where he seems to have been widely ignored by audiences, Evans was taken up by a succession of well-known and...
A biography of the fl pianist and composer, one of the greatest child prodigies of the 1930s, whose phenomenal talent met with overwhelming early success only to languish just as rapidly, a victim of the tragedies and prejudices that overtook her.
A celebrated French pianist shares the poignant story of her journey from her early years as a student in Paris to her life as the founder of a wolf conservation center in upstate New York.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Pianists   (1155 words)

 100 Greatest Jazz Pianists
Jazz has had the broadest perspective of all genre's in music since it's first note to the present day.
It is for that reason that this list is presented in the same manner, with respect to all the myriad forms and interpretations of Jazz that exist today.
Criteria: - These Jazz pianists were chosen for their originality, versatility, compositional skill, impact and influence in addition to their technical and improvisational playing of the instrument.
www.digitaldreamdoor.com /pages/best_jazz/best_jazzpiano.html   (148 words)

 Rochester - Spotlight on - Special Sections - Rochester International Jazz Festival 2006 - City Newspaper
Garrett joined the long, historic list of sidemen, apprenticing to the master for five years and contributing to four of Davis' albums.
Though probably referred to more as a jazz musician, Allison's keen tempering of the genre with the earthier, more visceral sounds of the South has him perched on a bluesy fence.
All eyes may have been on the beauty up front settin' her fiddle on fire, but the band got its giddy-up from Smith's percussive chops, rhythm changes, tight runs, and chords that an ordinary person would need seven fingers and a fistful of trucker speed to pull off.
www.rochester-citynews.com /gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:4465   (2255 words)

 Jazz Trombonists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It covers some of the most important jazz trombonists throughout the major style periods of jazz and an analysis of their styles through transcriptions of improvised solos.
He's a genius in my view and was one of the greatest jazz trombonists until an accident rendered him inable to play trombone.
The jazz saxophonists, trombonists and trumpeters would have loved to chase Theodossii Spassov with his "shepherd's flute" from the stage.
www.hotsalsamusic.com /jazz/jazztrombonists   (993 words)

 Jazz Piano Montreal, QC, Quebec Jazz Pianists, Montreal Jazz Pianists
Here are the online press kits of 32 professional Montreal pianists and pianists who will travel to Montreal to perform at your event.
Set list A Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans All the Way Fly me to the Moon Stardust On the sunny side of the street Bye Bye Bla...
Jazz pianist and composer Suzanne Davis has been called an 'outstanding talent' by the Boston Globe.
www.gigmasters.com /Jazz/JazzPiano_Montreal_QC.asp   (792 words)

 Arizona Jazz Academy
Kim's list of famous jazz musicians of which you should be aware (PDF file).
AJA students (and a few parents) packed a practice room at the Arizona Jazz Academy on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, to learn about "The Art of Jazz Improvisation" from LA recording artist/composer Kim Richmond.
He is an adjunct professor in the Jazz Studies department of USC (teaching combos, composition and saxophone), and does numerous jazz camps and clinics in the Spring and summer of each year.
www.azjazzacademy.org   (777 words)

 CD Review of Roger Kellaway - I Was There: Roger Kellaway Plays From The Bobby Darin Songbook on IPO Recordings @ ...
Despite the challenge involved in working with Darin, Kellaway nonetheless remembers those years with affection, and now he has joined the growing list of jazz pianists releasing solo albums within the past several years.
The difference with I Was There is that it’s thematically based, and all of the songs on it are those that Kellaway performed with Darin.
But the value of I Was There, beyond the reminder that Kellaway worked with Bobby Darin, is the reminder that Roger Kellaway, at the age of 65, remains one of the busiest, but one of the most under-recognized jazz pianists of his generation.
www.jazzreview.com /cdreview.cfm?ID=8442   (744 words)

 Jazz News: Pianists Hilton Ruiz & César Camargo Mariano Perform Latin Tinged Solo Piano Works - Nov 6 - 8
The versatile and well-schooled pianists will perform solo works that highlight the “Spanish tinge” so pivotal to the development of early jazz.
But jazz was always close to his heart, and his obviously superlative improvisational skills quickly opened doors.
Enchantment, his most recent recording on the Telarc jazz label was called “one of the finest jazz outings of 2003” by the All Music Guide.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/news.php?id=2809   (764 words)

 List of jazz musicians
A jazz musician is someone who plays jazz music.
Jazz musicians must be good improvisers and have a thorough knowledge of musical scales.
1 Some of the most famous jazz musicians
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ja/Jazz_musician.html   (71 words)

 2005 – The Year in Jazz
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new home with a large performance space and a more intimate club setting, seems to be taking on a strong, creative life of its own.
Pianist Hank Jones received the JJA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and bassist/bandleader Dave Holland was named Musician of the Year.
The list of jazz and jazz-related musicians, singers and industry figures who have passed on to the celestial jazz big band keeps on growing, year-by-year.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=20252   (1955 words)

 Jazz Piano Ottawa, ON, Ontario Jazz Pianists, Ottawa Jazz Pianists
Jazz Piano Ottawa, ON, Ontario Jazz Pianists, Ottawa Jazz Pianists
Here are the online press kits of 32 professional Ottawa pianists and pianists who will travel to Ottawa to perform at your event.
Although her primary focus is jazz, she has a repe...
www.gigmasters.com /Jazz/JazzPiano_Ottawa_ON.asp   (847 words)

Most were somewhere in between, having some musicians adept at jazz solos playing with section men who kept the rhythm and arrangements going.
Key figures in developing the big jazz band The Count Basie Band were arrangers and bandleaders Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman and the man sometimes deemed the most prolific composer in American history, Duke Ellington.
In Crosby's mould, artists famed for their vocals rather than instrumental skills also began to emerge as great 'jazz singers' in the form of vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday and later, Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan, all of whom jumped on the scat bandwagon that galvanised the genre till the 1950s.
www.erockmemory.com /how_we_work.html   (614 words)

 Suggested pianists? | Ask MetaFilter
Arturo Sandoval is a Cuban born jazz trumpeter, who put out a record called "My Passion for the Piano" a few years back, which is pretty eye opening.
Count Basie was a pianist, before and after he was anything else, and Bill Evans cited his style as a big influence.
Herbie Nichols was also a pianist, though his compositions far outweigh his ability with the piano.
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 NPR : Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
As the nation's thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Piano Jazz salutes the musical legacy of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast with segments featuring Big Easy native Dr. John, bayou blues queen Marcia Ball, and the young chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux.
Piano Jazz producer Shari Hutchinson has worked with Marian McPartland for almost 25 years and in that time, the two have become good friends.
At the very end of the Piano Jazz taping, Marian might put a guest on the spot and ask them to perform a Christmas tune or two.
www.npr.org /programs/pianojazz   (410 words)

 Jazz Pianists — Past Perfect
Home » Jazz and Swing » Great Jazz Pianists
Jazz Pianists — The piano is the most versatile of musical instruments.
The 'Great' Jazz Pianists - Greatness is no easy matter to define and arguments will continue to rage over the merits of each of these soloists when compared with the others.
pastperfect.com /product/great_jazz_pianists.html   (467 words)

 Pianists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
To search the whole site for Pianists Cornwall and other types of artist in your area please click here or go to the main search page and enter the required criteria.
Tony has a wide repertoire from classic songs of the 1930's and 40's, through the great music of the 50's and 60's right up to the most contemporary jazz and pop material.
*artists listed in more than one region have registered as available to perform in those regions.
www.entertainmentdiary.com /UK/Pianists_Cornwall.aspx   (314 words)

 keyboard links - Ken Davies' Musical Instrument Links
Pulse Patterning for Pianists - Learn to move the lower torso in a musically appropriate and biomechanically correct way to maintain freedom in the body, and to engage and enhance the metric and phrase rhythm of the music.
Introduction, list of builders whose opus lists are included, list of builders underrepresented and contact information for the proprietor.
ACT Division of the Theatre Organ Society of Australia - Formed to preserve the sounds and traditions of the theatre organ in Canberra and to further the understanding of the instrument and its music.
www.kendavies.net /resources/instrumentlinks/keyboardlinks.html   (5216 words)

 Sher Music Co. - Jazz Piano Book
The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published!
Mark Levine, long-time pianist with Cal Tjader, is a Concord Jazz recording artist who has recorded with such jazz greats as Joe Henderson, Camen McRae, Richie Cole, Mark Murphy, Houston Pearson, and many others.
Written by an experienced, professional jazz player, it is practical and unpretentious."
www.sonomajazz.com /sherbooks/jazz_piano_book.html   (178 words)

 Brad Mehldau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
He played piano from an early age, and discovered jazz at the age of twelve, when a friend played him a live recording of John Coltrane.
Mehldau plays original compositions, jazz standards and jazz arrangements of popular music, having a particular liking for the music of Radiohead, Nick Drake and The Beatles.
Mehldau has a distinct talent for transforming these 'Rock' songs in such a way that they sound as if they were Jazz Standards in the first place.
www.artistopia.com /brad-mehldau   (594 words)

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