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Jazz as a Force for Peace and Freedom
Offbeat  (tags: world, violence, music, peace, jazz, baltimore )

- 580 days ago -
Against the backdrop of civil unrest in Baltimore, Maryland, the fourth annual International Jazz Day was celebrated with events around the world and appeals for peace, unity and dialogue.
Birthplace of Jazz Helps Miyagi Musicians Play Again
Offbeat  (tags: Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, New Orleans, jazz, help, musicians, March 11, Great East Japan Earthquake, music, children, school orchestra, goodnews )

- 2042 days ago -
KESENNUMA, Miyagi Prefecture - Across the Pacific, the birthplace of jazz reached out to help a local group of school musicians keep their sound alive following the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake.
30 Best Blogs for Jazz Students
Offbeat  (tags: Jazz, Music, blogs )

- 2076 days ago -
Ever since jazz burst onto the music scene, it has left an indelible impression on a diverse selection of creative types -- and not just those singing or playing an instrument, either, which is hardly surprising, considering the genre's multifaceted forms
Louis Armstrong--"What a Wonderful World!" [Video]   video
Offbeat  (tags: performance, Louis Armstrong['Satchmo'], jazz )

- 2581 days ago -
The nickname Satchmo or Satch is short for Satchelmouth (describing his embouchure). In 1932, Percy Brooks greeted Armstrong in London with "Hello, Satchmo!", and it stuck. Here he is with his classic tune,"What A Wonderful World".
Abbey Lincoln: I Must Have That Man [Video]   video
Offbeat  (tags: Jazz, Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach, culture, performance )

- 2596 days ago -
She is a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress. She writes and performs her own jazz compositions. She was greatly influenced by the workof Billie Holiday. She sang on the landmark jazz civil rights recording, We Insist! - Freedom Now Suite (1960).
Ella Fitzgerald---"One Note Samba"Enjoy This Improvisational Masterpiece [Video}   video
Offbeat  (tags: Jazz, Ella Fitgerald, HIP! )

- 2777 days ago -
"One Note Samba" performed June 22, 1969 by jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald with Ed Thigpen on drums; Frank de la Rosa, bass; and Tommy Flanagan, on piano. [O MY...Wonderful, thrilling, mind-blowing!!!]

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