Michele Rosewoman at the Jazz Piano Christmas show at Kennedy Center
But to be happy, I have to do something around music. HEADLEE: Arturo Sandoval, a legend in jazz. He won the Presidential Medal of Freedom earlier this week. And we’ll leave you with a tune from his latest album. It’s called “Algo Bueno,” which means, something good.
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Chico Hamilton, jazz drummer and composer, dies at 92
Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students/MAC Faculty, and tickets must be purchased in advance at MACs Bookstore on the Park Hills campus. MAC Music Instructor Michael Goldsmith said he looks forward to showcasing his students talent and entertaining MACs music supporters every year. Its a great way to kick off the holiday season, he said. Come join us for a relaxing evening of food and some wonderful jazz music. The event is open to the public and the dress is casual. For more information, contact Goldsmith at 573-518-2230 or the MAC Bookstore at 573-518-2106. Copyright 2013 Daily Journal Online.
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Hamilton and his quintet recorded many albums and were featured in the 1957 film Sweet Smell of Success , a drama starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis about a malicious gossip columnist and a toadying press agent. The group also appeared in the landmark documentary Jazz on a Summers Day , made by Bert Stern and Aram Avakian at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. The film included close-ups of Mr. Hamiltons perspiring face as he performed a long drum solo with felt-tipped mallets. His use of mallets and wire brushes set him apart from many other drummers, who relied more on the sharp rat-a-tat-tat sound of wooden drumsticks.
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MAC music department hosting dancing, jazz event
I can play in ways I cant in other settings, she said. The pacing is completely open. Im never locked into one place. You have to control yourself, though or you can overplay in a minute. The 60-year-old Rosewoman, whose petite stature and soft beauty belie the intensity and drive she brings to the piano and her parallel careers, has lived for 35 years in a former government factory building on New Yorks Lower East Side. It has no elevator and for her first five years there, it had no heat.
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