When freelance photographer Art Kane rounded up 57 of the world’s greatest jazz musicians on a hot summer morning at 10 am, Aug. 12, 1958, he accomplished the impossible. For jazz musicians to even get up at this ungodly hour after all-night gigs was a minor miracle. Like herding baby kittens, Kane patiently struggled to get … Read more
True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today. – George Gershwin Born Sept. 26, 1898 in Brooklyn, New York Died July 11, 1937 in Hollywood, California George Gershwin, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, is the quintessential American composer. … Read more
Here are links & dates for jazz festivals around the world, so plan a trip around an enticing jazz venue that beckons you to kick back and enjoy live jazz at its convivial best. Jazz Festivals in USA Jazz Festivals in Canada UK Jazz Festivals European Jazz Festivals Worldwide jazz festivals are also listed geographically, … Read more
Keep this schedule handy, support live performances, and best of all enjoy yourself at these wonderful live jazz events: Jazz Festivals & Places to See Live Jazz Part 1 Jazz Festivals & Places to See Live Jazz Part 2 Jazz Festivals & Places to See Live Jazz Part 3
Sandra Boyton’s humorous book & DVD starring B.B. King & the Singing Sock Puppets is a great intro to the blues. And who doesn’t get the blues when you lose your shoes! A great sing-along with the King of the Blues.
Wynton Marsalis says jazz requires 3 things: creativity, communication, and community. His teaching resources for kids illustrate his philosophy of jazz and classical music too.