“When jazz comes back, it brings your memories along,” says Robert “Bob” Schwartz, a 91-year-old tenor sax, clarinet musician and leader of a local sextet. He created his band, The Therapists, to bring joyful [...]
The spirits of jazz greats Coltrane, Ellington, Gardner and Quincey Jones were in the Castlemont Auditorium Tuesday night, where 400 attended the 80th Birthday Musical Legacy Tribute to Professor Bill Bell.
Singer Tiffany Austin was on cloud nine last Friday. National Public Radio had just broadcast a rave review by critic Kevin Whitehead on its popular “Fresh Air” program of her debut CD, “Nothing [...]
Although singer Denise Perrier was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her music education didn’t really begin until she relocated to Oakland with her mother and older sister in 1945.
Deciding on which of some 50 women to begin Women’s History Month in a projected yearlong series, “Bay Area African American Women in Music,” presented a dilemma since there are so many distinguished possibilities. &a
Saxophonist Steve Coleman, whose quintet performed last Sunday at SFJazz in San Francisco, was honored recently with a MacArthur Fellow, an award presented to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in [...]
SMA Entertainment LLC presents “A Smooth Jazz Concert” featuring Eric Darius and Friends on Sunday, December 14 at 5 p.m. at Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins Street in Lodi.
The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is presenting, “My Music is Who I Am: Identity and Resistance in Cuban and Puerto Rico Music,” a lecture series featuring Grammy nominee and Latin Jazz artist John [...]