Tag Archives: Jazz

  • Steven Ivory: Ga Ga for Gaga

    Feb 25, 15 by blueolive Comments Off


    *After Lady Gaga let go of the last note from her “Sound of Music” performance, you could almost hear the collective dropping of jaws from coast to coast and around the world. Gaga  left the audience at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre stunned. Julie Andrews couldn’t conceal her awe. This wasn’t a flavor of the moment sticking […]

  • Cynthia Holiday Continues Tradition of Jazz Women Singing the Blues

    Feb 16, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ Leave a comment


    682-706-3251*She’s not Billie, not Judy, not Jennifer, not Carmen, not Nancy, it’s Cynthia Holiday. Cynthia Holiday is a real crowd pleaser and her renditions of straight-ahead jazz, blues and pop standards are full of swing, improvisation and soul. Clearly, singing live before an audience is where she feels most comfortable. Kevin Mahogany says, “I met Cynthia many […]

  • George C. Wolfe Developing Jazz Drama ‘Storyville’ for STARZ

    Dec 2, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Cable network Starz is developing the jazz drama “Storyville,” from film and theater writer-director George C. Wolfe. It’s based on an original idea by Wolfe, who won three Tony Awards for 1992’s Broadway musical Jelly’s Last Jam‚ which followed jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton whose career began in the so-called Storyville district. Wolfe will pen […]

  • Freda Payne Discusses Fitness & New Album ‘Come Back to Me Love’ (Video)

    Aug 9, 14 by Cory Alexander Haywood 1 Comment


    *There’s no formula for achieving longevity in show business. However, Freda Payne continues to be one the world’s most celebrated Jazz vocalists. Throughout her career, she has produced numerous hit singles and dozens of classic love ballads. Saturday, August 9, the vivacious songstress performed at BB King’s Blues Club & Grill in New York City. The […]

  • Michael Lington: He’s a White Guy, But His Saxophone Doesn’t Know It

    Aug 6, 14 by Cory Alexander Haywood Leave a comment


    *On stage, he shines like a freshly polished trumpet. In his recording studio, he creates smooth blends of intoxicating music.  Michael Lington isn’t your ordinary Jazz musician. For starters, he’s a white guy from Copenhagen, Denmark. More importantly, he’s a world-class saxophone player and he has carved his own place among the biggest and brightest instrumentalists in R&B. On […]

  • Legendary Jazz Vocalist Little Jimmy Scott Dies at 88

    Jun 13, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Jimmy Scott, a jazz singer famous for his falsetto voice, died in his sleep Thursday in his Las Vegas home, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He was 88. Scott was often referred to as “Little” Jimmy Scott and rose to fame with the late 1940s hit “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” while he was singing with […]