NEW YORK (AP) — Joni Mitchell's latest honor finds her in company with some giants from other fields.
The celebrated singer-songwriter and musician has received honorary membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the venerable institution based in Upper Manhattan where general inductees have ranged from Henry James and Hannah Arendt to Dizzy Gillespie and Jasper Johns.
NEW YORK (AP) — George Wein, an impresario of 20th century music who helped found the Newport Jazz and Folk festivals and set the template for gatherings everywhere from Woodstock to the south of France, died Monday.
Ray Gallon, "Make Your Move” (Cellar Live)
Professor of piano Ray Gallon's album debut is way overdue.
Gallon, a jazz faculty member at the City College of New York, has been a sideman onstage and in studios for more than 30 years in support of such performers as Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Joe Williams and Jane Monheit.
For five decades, percussionist, composer and producer James Mtume, 71, has performed his music, moving easily through genres including alternative jazz, R&B, hip-hop and film scoring. Mtume’s talent is in his blood — he is a member of an illustrious Philadelphia family of musicians.