Monthly Archives: April 2012

Joe Ciavardone, Rest In Peace

Trombonist Joe Ciavardone died last week. He was a veteran of many of the finest big bands of the post WWII Era, and a friend. If you knew Joe and would like to leave a comment in the online memorial … Continue reading

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Jimmy Cobb to be honored

The great drummer Jimmy Cobb will be Honored with the Donostiako Jazzaldia award at this year’s Donostiako Jazzaldia Festival de Jazz in San Sebastián, Spain. Jimmy Cobb should need no introduction here. His career as one of the great jazz … Continue reading

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Svend Asmussen to be honored

The following comes courtesy of Bob Seymour of WUSF/Tampa, FL. Again, apologies for not posting this in a timely manner, since the Festival mentioned her has past. “Broadcasters who follow the jazz birthday calendar may have noticed that violinist Svend … Continue reading

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International Jazz Day

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and one of everyone’s favorite jazz pianists, Herbie Hancock has declared April 30 to be International Jazz Day. As announced in the Huffington Post, “The official kick-off will be on April 27 with an all-day program at … Continue reading

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Charlie Byrd, RIP

(With apologies for not getting this up in a timely manner) Veteran bassist Charlie Byrd, probably best known for his work with his guitarist brother, the late Charlie Byrd. He was also a first-call jazz bassist in his home town … Continue reading

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Ann Marie Moss, RIP

I waited all month for a proper obituary for the Singer Ann Marie Moss, but it never materialized. Ms. Moss was a highly regarded jazz singer and teacher. She worked with many well-established musicians, most notably Maynard Furguson and Jackie … Continue reading

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