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Stories related to: jazz

60's Cool: Sergio Mendes And The Timeless Sound He Created

January 26, 2017 | Gary G. Vercelli

Fifty years ago, as British rockers were descending on the American music scene, Sergio Mendes mounted his own Brazilian invasion, delivering a sound that became the epitome of “60’s cool.”


Tony Adamo: Hipper Than Hip

January 25, 2017 | Gary G. Vercelli

Tony Adamo has been described as a beatnik who arrived sixty years late, but if you ask him, he’s just a raconteur who describes his environment. Adamo celebrates urban life and the jazz masters with "hip-speak" over intense rhythms.

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Pianist Dave Bass: From Jazz To Jurisprudence And Back Again

January 19, 2017 | Gary G. Vercelli

Injury stalled jazz pianist Dave Bass' music career and forced him to pursue another course. He became a successful attorney, but jazz never left him. Recently retired from law, he's refocusing on jazz. And his rejuvenated music career is taking off.

Jazz Singer James Tormé: Giant Shoes Comfortably Filled

December 1, 2016 | Paul Conley

Making a career as a jazz singer is tough, but when you're the son of one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, the challenge comes with unfair but inevitable comparisons. Thankfully James Tormé inherited what he calls his dad's "circuitry."

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Celebrated Jazz Musician Mose Allison Dies At 89

November 17, 2016

Pianist, singer and composer Mose Allison's witty and often-acerbic lyrics were favorites of jazz fans and the British rockers who covered his songs. Hear a CapRadio Music interview with Allison from 2006, ahead of a performance in Grass Valley.


The Westerlies: Tiny Desk Concert

November 2, 2016

The Westerlies swims comfortably in jazz, classical and pop music. Watch the band evoke a rollicking Parisian street scene and the calm beauty of the San Juan Islands.

Feeling The Groove: Celebrated Jazz Prodigy Joey Alexander Plays For His Peers

October 21, 2016 | Paul Conley

Teenage jazz sensation Joey Alexander took time out from his 4-night, sold out engagement at the Mondavi Center in Davis to perform for and answer questions from an audience made up entirely of his peers at Arden Middle School in Sacramento.

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