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Jazz Great Clark Terry Dead at 94

February 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Trumpeter Clark Terry, a jazz legend who in his seven decades as a musician and bandleader collaborated with artists ranging from Quincy Jones and Duke Ellington to Charles Mingus and Count Basie, passed away Saturday following complications from a long battle with diabetes. He was 94. For his contributions to jazz music, Terry was given the [...]

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Prince Brings in the Funk at Mohegan Sun

December 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> “We’re gonna just jam tonight – it’s just an old-school party,” said Prince on Friday night, a few minutes into the first of three nights at Uncasville, Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena. And for the next two-and-a-half hours, the Minneapolis Maestro and a razor-sharp 20-piece band tore through a show that spanned [...]

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Stevie Wonder Recreates ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ for Holiday Benefit

December 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> “Truly, I wanted to do this for years,” Stevie Wonder told the capacity crowd at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles at his annual House Full of Toys benefit concert last night, “but it felt like it was meant to be right now.” “This” was a performance of his classic 1976 [...]

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Loretta Lynn on Her Medal of Freedom: ‘Isn’t That Something?’

August 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> The list of popular musicians awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom since the prestigious award was established 50 years ago, by then-President John F. Kennedy, is short and glorious. Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, B.B. King and Aretha Franklin are part of this select group; Bob Dylan received a Medal of Freedom [...]

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Joe Jackson Pays Tribute To Duke Ellington

March 31st, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> He may be best known for such pop hits as “Is She Really Going Out with Him?” and “Steppin’ Out,” but Joe Jackson holds a deep admiration for legendary big band leader/songwriter/pianist Duke Ellington. And on his upcoming release, The Duke (due out June 26th via Razor Tie), Jackson reworks an album’s [...]

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Lenny Kravitz on Recording His New Album in the Bahamas

September 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> For much of the past two years, Lenny Kravitz has been living in a shag-carpeted Airstream trailer on a beach in the Bahamian isle of Eleuthera. “I have a few shirts and a couple pairs of pants, and all I do is hose them down, hang them up and rotate them,” [...]

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When Jimmy Page Debuted With the Yardbirds and Steely Dan Broke Up

June 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> This week in rock history, Jimmy Page hit the stage with the Yardbirds, the Beatles told the world that “All You Need is Love,” Steely Dan broke up, John Lennon’s murderer pleaded guilty, and the Ronettes took Phil Spector to court. June 21, 1966: ­ Jimmy Page makes his live debut [...]

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Black Eyed Peas Cancel Free Concert in Central Park

June 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Black Eyed Peas Free Show CanceledThe Black Eyed Peas’ free benefit concert in Central Park last night was canceled due to severe thunderstorms. The show, which was to include guest performances by Taylor Swift, LL Cool J, MC Hammer, Carole King, Whoopi Goldberg and others, was intended to raise funds and [...]

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Frank Vignola – Rising Jazz Guitar Music Star

May 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Learning Tablature

Frank Vignola is considered to be among the top rank of guitarists on the jazz guitar music scene today! Born on December 30, 1965 on Long Island, New York, he began playing…

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