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Monterey Jazz Fest Celebrates 55th Anniversary Band At Segerstrom January 13 at 4PM Costa Mesa, CA The group includes a host of past Grammy winners and nominees incuding vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, bassist and musical director Christian McBride, pianist Benny Green, drummer Lewis Nash, saxophonist Chris Potter and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.
JOHN MCLAUGHLIN THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA. HUGELY INFLUENTIAL JAZZ-ROCK FUSION BAND IN THE 70S. STRUCK GOLD WITH ALBUMS LIKE "THE INNER MOUNTING FLAME," AND 'BIRDS OF FIRE." DATES SEEN: BERKELEY COMMUNITY THEATER/BERKELEY, CA 11/9/72 (WITH THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA), AND THE KABUKI THEATER/SAN FRANCISCO/CA 3/4/74 (WITH ALICE COLTRANE, CARLOS SANTANA AND OTHERS)
Jim Ketch explains the importance of beat 2 and 4 in a measure
"Twelve high school jazz bands across the country from New Jersey to California and whole lot of places in between are practicing right now for their trip to the Savannah Music Festival’s annual Swing Central Jazz competition in March..." - smfeducation.tumblr.com
In the 1950s, Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play Hollywood's most popular nightclub, Mocambo, because of her race. Marilyn Monroe, who was a big fan, called the owner & told him that if he booked Ella, Marilyn would be there every night — which guaranteed huge press coverage. He booked Ella and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. Ella said, "After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”
ELLA FITZGERALD. Born: April 25, 1917 in Virginia. Died: June 15, 1996 (age 79) of diabetes in Beverly Hills. Made her singing debut at 17 at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, & is considered one of the best singers in the history of jazz. In 1936 she was signed by Decca Records, for which she recorded “A-Tisket A-Tasket” in 1938, In 1946, Ella began to sing with Dizzy Gillespie’s big band & developed a style of scat singing. Won 13 Grammy awards won the Best Female Vocalist award 3 years in a row.