Chico Hamilton dead at 92 November 26, 2013 Jazz fans everywhere — and particularly those with a penchant for both vintage West Coast jazz and great, gritty movies — are mourning the death of Chico Hamilton.The drummer and band leader was an integral part of the West Coast scene… Arturo Sandoval receives Presidential Medal of Freedom November 20, 2013 Jazz legend Arturo Sandoval is among 16 recipients today of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The medal is the nations highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests… Beat the holiday blues with Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan November 18, 2013 The holiday season has been known to give more than a few of us the blues. So why not inject a bit of that roots music into your post-Thanksgiving weekend?There are, of course, plenty of Bay Area venues… Point Richmond Methodist Church hosts jazz concert series November 15, 2013 You neednt belong to any organized religion to appreciate the fact that music is among the most spiritual things we encounter in this world.
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Jazz up the season at Bucknell Dec. 4
He has toured throughout the U.S., India, Europe, Canada, Russia and the Caribbean. A Yamaha Keyboard Artist, he is in demand as a clinician and performer. Born in Evansville, Ind., Rudolph studied trumpet and composition under scholarship at Butler University. He switched his main instrumental focus to the piano at age 22 and was hired by Buddy Morrow to perform with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1977. Since moving to Harrisburg in 1978, he has been largely responsible for the growth and development of the thriving jazz scene in Central Pennsylvania. He is the founder of the Central PA Friends of Jazz, now in its 33rd successful season of monthly concerts, youth band, jazz camp, and the annual Central PA Jazz Festival, for which he serves as the Executive Director.
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