Jazz

January 01, 2021 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Claude Bolling, the French pianist, composer and arranger who attained a worldwide following through his melodic blend of jazz and classical influences and stayed on the Billboard classical charts for more than a decade with his 1975 album “Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano,” has died...
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FILE - In this April 3 2004, Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis, ambassador to the UNESCO, plays at the funeral ceremony of Oscar-winning British actor and play-writer, Sir Peter Ustinov, in the cathedral St. Pierre, in Geneva, Switzerland. Ivry Gitlis, an acclaimed violinist who played with famed conductors, rock stars and jazz bands around the world and worked to make classical music accessible to the masses, has died in Paris at 98. (Martial Trezzini/Pool Photo via AP, File)
December 25, 2020 - 3:46 am
PARIS (AP) — Ivry Gitlis, an acclaimed violinist who played with famed conductors, rock stars and jazz bands around the world and worked to make classical music accessible to the masses, has died in Paris at 98. France’s culture minister announced his death Thursday, hailing him as “a magnificent...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2013, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, before an interview with The Associated Press. Ginsburg, 87, developed a cultlike following over her more than 27 years on the bench, especially among young women who appreciated her lifelong, fierce defense of women's rights. She died Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
December 07, 2020 - 10:44 am
In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold a prominent place in the collective consciousness — RBG, Kobe, Maradona, Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Sean...
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Ronald "Khalis" Bell attends a ceremony honoring Kool & The Gang with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on Oct. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. Bell, a co-founder and singer in the group, has died. He was 68. Publicist Sujata Murthy says Bell died at his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands with his wife by his side. The cause of death has not been released. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, file)
September 09, 2020 - 3:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald “Khalis” Bell, a co-founder and singer of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68. Bell died at his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands Wednesday morning with his wife by his side, publicist Sujata Murthy said. The cause of death has not been released. Kool &...
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FILE - Shakira, left, and Jennifer Lopez perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Feb. 2, 2020. Lopez and Shakira’s show-stopping Super Bowl halftime performance is nominated for four Emmy Awards. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 28, 2020 - 5:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winners including Pharrell Williams, the Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor have a chance of winning their first-ever honors at the Emmy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s show-stopping halftime show performance also earned multiple nominations. “Super...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 1963, file photo, British jazz singer Annie Ross, right, and actor Sean Lynch are covered with confetti after their marriage in London. Ross, who rose to fame as a jazz singer in the 1950s, struggled with personal problems in the '60s, faded from the spotlight in the '70s, re-emerged as a successful character actress in the '80s and finished her career as a cabaret mainstay, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at her home in New York. She was 89. Her death was confirmed by her former manager, Jim Coleman. (AP Photo/Dear, File)
July 22, 2020 - 8:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Annie Ross, a popular jazz singer in the 1950s before crossing over into a successful film career, has died. She was 89. Ross’ manager, Jim Coleman, told the Washington Post that the entertainer died Tuesday at her home in New York, four days before her 90th birthday. She had...
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In this Tuesday, June 16, 2020, photo, musician Alix Julien, above, center, encourages 6-year-old Nova Sankara to dance as Alegba Jahyile, right, leads the band Alegba and Friends in a nightly concert at Brooklyn's Prospect Park boathouse in New York. In pre-COVID-19 days, the band performed in local bars and restaurants. But since the pandemic, indoor restaurant dining has been suspended, so the group has taken their music outdoors by the water's edge where they've developed a loyal following of regulars. Sankara's father is a professional dancer. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 29, 2020 - 7:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What started as a way for two musicians to get out of the house during the pandemic has turned into nightly concerts at the boathouse in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park -- with fans who expect them to play three to four hours a night, seven nights a week. The musicians, accustomed to...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2012 file photo, Bonnie Pointer attends the 100th Anniversary of The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Pointer, founding member of the Pointer Sisters, has died. Publicist Roger Neal says Pointer died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles on Monday. She was 69. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP, File)
June 08, 2020 - 3:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bonnie Pointer, who in 1969 convinced three of her church-singing siblings to form the Pointer Sisters, which would become one of the biggest acts of the next two decades, died Monday. The Grammy winner died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, publicist Roger Neal said. She was 69...
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In this 2019 photo provided by Smoke Sessions Records, musician Jimmy Cobb poses for the release of his album "This I Dig of You" in New York City. Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis' 1959 "Kind of Blue" groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at his New York's Manhattan home. He was 91. (Courtesy of Smoke Sessions Records via AP)
May 25, 2020 - 10:40 pm
Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday. His wife, Eleana Tee Cobb, announced on Facebook that her husband died at his New York City home from lung...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami signs his autograph on his novel "Killing Commendatore" during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo. The acclaimed Japanese novelist Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said Friday, May 22, 2020, the fight against the coronavirus is a challenge to human wisdom in figuring out ways to help and care each other. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
May 22, 2020 - 10:24 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus is a challenge in figuring out ways to help and care for each other. The 71-year-old, known for...
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