Tag Archives: Jazz

  • 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 […]

  • Don Cheadle Seeks Crowdfunding for Miles Davis Biopic (Watch)

    Jun 4, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Don Cheadle has turned to crowdfunding in an effort to get his passion project – a biopic on Miles Davis – into production. According to Deadline.com, Cheadle has aligned with Indiegogo to raise $325,000 in funds by July 10 to enable him to make “Miles Ahead,” in which Cheadle will star, produce and make his […]

  • Herb Jeffries, Star of Black Cowboy Movies, Dies at 100

    May 27, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Herb Jeffries, the jazz singer and actor who performed with Duke Ellington and was known as the “Bronze Buckaroo” in a number of all-black 1930s Westerns, died of heart failure Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital, reports the Associated Press. He was 100. His death was confirmed by Raymond Strait, who worked with Jeffries […]

  • Grammy Winning Jazz Musician Yusef Lateef Dies at 93

    Dec 24, 13 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist musician Yusef Lateef, known for his innovative fusion of American Jazz with Indian raga, died yesterday at his home in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, reported Ace Showbiz. He was 93. The musician was suffering from prostrate cancer for several months. Lateef was born William Emanuel Huddleston in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on October 9, 1920. When […]

  • Black. Beautiful. Violinist. Kersten Stevens Release Album To Sold Out Crowd (Watch)

    Dec 16, 13 by FahniaThomas 3 Comments

    *She has performed for President Barack Obama. Is hailed the “Queen of Sacred Violin.” And a graduated from Yale University. Kersten Stevens has released her fourth album “Inspire Me.” The soul, jazz and gospel violinist performed the album to a sold out crowd at the world famous Apollo Theater. “If gospel and jazz are first […]

  • Ex Citigroup Chair Richard Parsons Opening Harlem Jazz Clubs

    Sep 3, 13 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Richard Parsons, the former chairman of Citigroup who was chairman/CEO of Time Warner until he stepped down in 2007, has turned his full attention toward growing businesses in Harlem. He and wife Laura are opening two new uptown restaurants, Minton’s and The Cecil. Minton’s is a restoration of the famed 1930s/1940s Harlem jazz club Minton’s […]