Tag Archives: Jazz

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]