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"The Believer" : John Coltrane Memorial Concert's 32nd annual weekend -- Sept. 26-Sept. 27, 2009

"The Believer" : John Coltrane Memorial Concert's 32nd annual weekend -- Sept. 26-Sept. 27, 2009

THE 32ND ANNUAL JOHN COLTRANE MEMORIAL CONCERT presents “THE BELIEVER” a weekend of concerts & visual art featuring “The Believer: Concert 1” with The John Coltrane Memorial Ensemble: Carl Atkins, Leonard Brown, Sa Davis, Mark Harvey, Tim Ingles, John Lockwood, Bill Lowe, Jason Palmer, Bill Pierce, George W. Russell Jr., Syd Smart, Stan Strickland, Alvin Terry & Gary Valente; with special recognition of Edmund Barry Gaither. [Held on Saturday, September 26, 7:30 pm, at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.] And “The Believer: Concert 2” with Stan Strickland, John Lockwood, Laslzo Gardony, & Yoron Israel along with appearances by Bill Lowe, Syd Smart, Jason Palmer & Leonard Brown. [Held on Sunday, September 27, 3:00 pm, at Hibernian Hall, Roxbury, MA.] Both concerts hosted by Eric Jackson of WGBH’s “Eric in the Evening.” Accompanied by “Ascension” an exhibition of art works by the African American Master Artists in Residence Program ( AAMARP). [Exhibit runs Sept. 1-Sept. 28 at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.]

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Chick Corea Solo Concert This Weekend at Caramoor Festival

Chick Corea Solo Concert This Weekend at Caramoor Festival

CARAMOOR LAUNCHES ITS FIRST-EVER FALL FESTIVAL, FEATURING JAZZ GREAT CHICK COREA IN A RARE SOLO CONCERT. OCTOBER 3, 2009 8:00 PM AT CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS

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Leon Breeden awarded honorary doctorate at UNT

Leon Breeden awarded honorary doctorate at UNT

Leon Breeden, director of the University of North Texas jazz studies program and the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band from 1959 to 1981, was awarded an honorary doctorate at UNT’s doctoral commencement ceremony on Aug. 14.

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Les Paul Passes Away at 94

New York, NY…August 13, 2009…Les Paul, acclaimed guitar player, entertainer and inventor, passed away today from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plain, New York

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