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Artist Profiles - Drummer Art Blakey

Before co-founding the Jazz Messengers with Horace Silver, Art Blakey was backing jazz greats Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk...Nicknamed the "Tiger Of Jazz" he was known for his aggressive swing style and was one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming.. Members of the Jazz Messengers is like a who's who in jazz with the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, Terence Blanchard & Wynton Marsalis to...

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Update at 11:30 a.m. ET: Oil giant BP has agreed to plead guilty to criminal misconduct related to the 2010 Gulf Oil spill and will pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties, the company just confirmed. And it will pay $525 million in civil penalties in a resolution with the Securities and Exchanges Commission. BP will make the payments over six years.

Update at 1:30 p.m. ET. Firing Continues:

"Intensive fire" has continued through the day across the border of Israel and the Gaza Strip, correspondent Linda Gradstein, who is in Jerusalem, tells our Newscast Desk.

Hamas has now fired more than 130 rockets toward southern Israel and the Israeli military continues to fire at targets in Gaza. Palestinian officials report at least 13 deaths on their side of the border. The death toll in Israel remains at three.

White House spokesman Jay Carney today told reporters that:

The National Book Awards announced Wednesday night honored both longtime writers and new authors, from Louise Erdrich who won for her novel The Round House to Katherine Boo, who was honored for her debut nonfiction work, Behind the Beautiful Forevers.

Erdrich has been a highly regarded author for nearly 30 years. She'd been a finalist twice before but said being honored is "all the more meaningful when you're older ... because you don't know if your years of writing at your very best are behind you."

Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet

Aug 30, 2012

JazzSet returns to the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival for performances from two complementary bandleaders on the main Fort Adams stage: violinist Regina Carter and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

Regina Carter started playing violin as a 4-year-old Suzuki method student in Detroit, and later played in school and community orchestras. After attending the New England Conservatory of Music, she chose jazz as her primary direction. JazzSet first presented her from the 1995 Telluride Jazz Festival — on a stage in the mountains, playing into the open air.

Kevin Eubanks On JazzSet

Aug 23, 2012

Kevin Eubanks (briefly) and saxophonist Bill Pierce (in the mid 1980s) both played in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the two-generation-spanning band that is so very important in jazz from 1950s through the '80s. Now Pierce chairs the Woodwinds Department at Berklee College.

Eubanks and Marvin Smith were in The Tonight Show band together for 15 years, with guitar riffs and rim shots for Jay Leno Monday through Friday. "Smitty" brought Los Angeles bassist Rene Camacho into this group.

Juan-Carlos Formell On JazzSet

Aug 16, 2012

Juan-Carlos Formell participated in a multi-artist showcase at SOB's — home to Brazilian and Latin music in New York — a few years ago. Between a couple of amped-up bands, he took the stage alone (as I recall) and sang in Spanish, accompanying himself on guitar. His voice had urgency to it, and there was an irresistible engine inside that guitar. Ever since, I've wanted to hear and know more.

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Jazzy 88.9 WCSU presents Jazz And Funk Music On The Lawn

Jazz And Funk Music On The Lawn will be held Saturday, October 13 at 3 PM on the campus of Central State University. Featured perfomers include Kiddle Mack.

Thursdays at Noon

Café Jazz is a mix of original vinyl recordings with contemporary jazz releases on CD with host Richard (Gene) Knight. 

Thursdays at 5:30 PM

New Inspiration For The Nation

Host George Kilpatrick brings you some of the country's most inspiring conversations, in a fun, accessible style.

Thursdays at 6 PM

My Favorite Things

Hosted by Dr. Morakinyo A.O. Kuti AKA "Moraks," the program will feature music from all over the world in different languages. Listeners will hear Afro jazz, Afro beat, Calypso, Classical & more.

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