Articles about 'Jazz'
May 14th, 2011
My husband and I went to see Jazz artist Sonny Rollins in concert last night. This guy is 80 years old. He was cranking out great jazz for the entire concert… a full hour and a half. I wondered if his attitude has kept him so young of heart. He said to the audience (I...
February 25th, 2009
Check out the Toulouse Blog about life in New Orleans. Here’s an excerpt of what he had to say approaching the Mardi Gras… When one is called to Carnival, the first question will always be: what do I wear? …You must simply find or make a mask, one that calls you to wear it, that dictates the...
December 13th, 2008
Elle Fitzgerald sings in this wonderful winter animation!
November 13th, 2008
Miriam Makeba sadly passed away this month. She was 76 years old. Makeba was a wonderful singer from South Africa. She was born in Johannesburg in 1932. She started singing in a choir as a child and by the age of 22 she was a professional singer. In 1959, she...
September 18th, 2008
The story behind how Louis Armstrong starting playing the trumpet is interesting. When he was a teenager, one New Year’s Eve, he shot a gun off into the air. Because of that incident he was arrested and sent to reform school at the New Orleans Colored Waif’s Home. There he learnt to play the...
August 22nd, 2008
I recently discovered KUVO Jazz 89 where you can hear great music right on the internet. Check it out if you like Jazz and the Blues! Mama Lisa
June 6th, 2007
When I was in elementary band, way back when, I started on the clarinet. I was never truly happy with it and I always wanted to play the saxophone. I did end up switching to the sax within a couple of years of starting an instrument. Now I’m older, and I’ve heard enough great...