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south african jazz musician ray phiri dies at age 70


johannesburg — ray phiri, a south african jazz musician who founded the band stimela and performed on paul simon's graceland tour, has died of cancer at the age of 70.phiri's death on wednesday was met with tributes from across the country. president jacob zuma calls it "a huge loss for south africa and the music industry as a whole."phiri, a vocalist and guitarist known for his versatility in jazz fusion, indigenous south african rhythms and other styles, received many music awards in his home country.






this is the first jazz record / boing boing


this week marks the 100th anniversary of the first jazz record ever released, or rather "jass" record. in a new york city recording studio, five white musicians called the original dixieland jass band recorded the "livery stable blues" backed by the "dixie jass one-step" on a 78 rpm disc. of course, jazz music was actually "invented" primarily by black musicians in new orleans as an evolution from ragtime in the 1910s. (but rather than recognize this long musical thread, original dixieland jass band leader/cornetist nick larocca went on to make racist comments insisting he invented jazz.) at smithsonian, john edward hasse looks at the history of this influential record: some scholars would prefer the honor of the first jazz recording to go to the african-american instrumental quartet the v






south african jazz musician ray phiri dies at age 70


johannesburg (ap) — ray phiri, a south african jazz musician who founded the band stimela and became internationally known while performing on paul simon’s graceland tour, died of cancer on wednesday at age 70.phiri, a vocalist and guitarist known for his versatility in jazz fusion, indigenous south african rhythms and other styles, received many music awards in his home country. his death was met with nationwide tributes.“he was a musical giant. this is indeed a huge loss for south africa and the music industry as a whole,” president jacob zuma said in a statement.political parties also expressed condolences, saying phiri’s songs resonated among many south africans, particularly during the era of white minority rule that ended in 1994.“an immensely gifted composer, vocalist and guitarist,






jazz: “i called him morgan” a must-see jazz film


the film takes a deep dive into the highs and lows of creative culture in jazz from half a century ago.






south african jazz musician ray phiri dies at age 70


johannesburg — ray phiri, a south african jazz musician who founded the band stimela and became internationally known while performing on paul simon's graceland tour, died of cancer on wednesday at age 70.phiri, a vocalist and guitarist known for his versatility in jazz fusion, indigenous south african rhythms and other styles, received many music awards in his home country. his death was met with nationwide tributes."he was a musical giant. this is indeed a huge loss for south africa and the music industry as a whole," president jacob zuma said in a statement.political parties also expressed condolences, saying phiri's songs resonated among many south africans, particularly during the era of white minority rule that ended in 1994."an immensely gifted composer, vocalist and guitarist, he b






what jazz bagpipes sound like


the words jazz and bagpipes don’t generally go together. but this musician is bridging the worlds of northern european folk music and jazz in this video.full story at youtube.more great music. posted by josh urich






kamala harris' playlist honors the best in black music


senator kamala harris gave the world a glimpse into her leisure life, you know, when she’s not grilling donald trump’s minions about their many policy flaws. this week (june 20), she released a spotify playlist consisting of the work african-american artists creating in the hip-hop, jazz, r&b, soul and rap spaces.what’s cool about the list—curated in honor of african-american music month—is that it could very easily be a playlist of our own. shiny new artists like sza, chance the rapper, leon bridges and andra day find homes next to pop culture behemoths like kendrick lamar, john legend, migos, jay-z and kanye west. of course, the list wouldn’t be complete without the presence of bonafide ogs like notorious b.i.g., ice cube, tupac, sister nancy and aretha franklin.read: kamala harris makes






two young san mateo musicians in orchestra


two young musicians from san mateo county were selected for the prestigious next generation jazz orchestra by the monterey jazz festival.festival organizers chose 21 accomplished high school jazz musicians from around the country for the all-star touring jazz orchestra. the orchestra rehearsed with festival education director paul contos and toured last month in new york and canada. it will perform in september at the 60th annual monterey jazz festival.the musicians are:alto saxophonist aaron kranzler, 18, a graduate of aragon high in san mateo school, where he was a member of the school’s jazz ensemble, combo, wind ensemble, men’s chorus, and men’s a capella group.vocalist joshua tazman reinier, 18, a graduate of nueva upper school in san mateo,  plays piano, guitar, and composes original






blues jazz funk soul r&b radio download


download download enjoy the best blues, jazz, funk, soul, r&b radio stations with this easy-to-use android app, 24/7, from anywhere and always free. tens of free internet radio stations featuring soul, r&b, contemporary r&b. hip hop, jazz, oldies, neo soul, funk, slow jams, blues, motown and reggae. enjoy your favourite music with internet radio stations 24/7 from all over the world, no matter where you are. some radio stations included en the app: > funk: amsterdam funk channel (netherlands) back to the old school (netherlands) funky corner radio (italy) jazz radio - funk (france) luxfunk radio (hungary) magic fm (netherlands) midnight groovin' radio (france) the finest (netherlands) the funk station (netherlands) traxx fm funk (switzerland) > blues: 1. fm - absolute blues hits181. fm tru






city park jazz announces hot, musical line-up for summer concert season


city park jazz this summer has booked acts that include the soul-funk-do-wop mix of the other black, featuring wesley watkins, the sultry sound of vocalist linda styles and the supercharged bluegrass/jazz of pete wernick & flexigrass.






jazz thank gordon hayward with classy full-page ad


well done, jazz.        






hayward scores 14, jazz beat spurs 101-97


salt lake city — gordon hayward scored 14 and the utah jazz held on for a 101-97 win over the san antonio spurs on wednesday night.utah will face the los angeles clippers in the opening round of the playoffs. los angeles was facing sacramento later wednesday. a win by the clippers would give them the fourth-seed and homecourt against the jazz.the win was a season-best ninth straight at home, the longest streak for the jazz since 2012.hayward was an efficient 7 for 9 from the field while rudy gobert, george hill and shelvin mack all finished with 13 for the jazz.lamarcus aldridge paced the spurs with 18 points and kawhi leonard added 14. san antonio faces memphis in the playoffs.






jazz fest: lorde gets emotional, petty celebrates 40 years


we've got everything you missed at the first weekend of the new orleans jazz and heritage festival.        






jazz picks: bassist eddie gomez, the girshevich trio and joe lovano


here are a few intriguing gigs lined up at dazzle jazz (930 lincoln st.) in the next couple of weeks.






clippers clinch playoff berth with victory over jazz, 108-95


jamal crawford scored 28 points off the bench, and the los angeles clippers beat the utah jazz, 108-95, on saturday to clinch a playoff berth for the sixth straight year. the clippers trail the jazz by a half-game in their race for the no. 4 playoff seed in the west. blake griffin added 15 points and deandre jordan had 15 rebounds for the clippers. rudy gobert had 26 points and 14 rebounds for utah, and reserve joe johnson added 17 points. the jazz have dropped four of [email protected]






deja vu as warriors beat jazz 2007 vs 2017


for golden state warrior matt barnes, this is deja vu all over again. ten years ago, matt barnes and his “we believe” warriors team faced off against the utah jazz in the nba playoffs after upsetting the heavily favored dallas mavericks in the first round. the team ultimately lost to utah in five games but the memories of that run stayed with fans. the golden state warriors honored that team on its 10th anniversary during game 1 of the 2017 nba playoffs. interestingly enough, barnes again finds himself facing the jazz, but the situation is different. he is a powerhouse warriors team and the jazz are the underdogs. this collection of photos shows the “we believe” team now and then. it also includes one of the greatest dunks of all time: the warriors’ baron davis vicious slam over the jazz’s






steph curry, warriors overpower jazz in game 1 victory


the warriors had way too much depth for the jazz to keep pace in tuesday's 106-94 win.        






‘it’s a family’ affair at ballard jazz festival


in its 15th year, the festival continues to celebrate the seattle and northwest regional jazz scene.celebrating its 15th year, ballard jazz festival 2017 (wednesday-saturday, may 17-20) will feature a concert from two-time grammy-nominated saxophonist chico freeman, as well as seattle’s jazz heavyweights and new talent.“the festival is like a family at this point. some people argue that every year they see thomas marriott or greta matassa or gail pettis, but by the same token — it’s our community. it’s the seattle and northwest regional jazz scene,” said matt jorgenson, artistic director of ballard jazz festival. jorgenson co-founded ballard jazz festival with john bishop, his partner in the local jazz label origin records. origin celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.festival previewb






kevin durant's 38 gives golden state warriors 3-0 lead vs. utah jazz


durant's 38-point effort pushed the jazz to brink of elimination.        






dazzle jazz is moving downtown


dazzle jazz will leave its capitol hill location next month.






rhonda benin's 'just like a woman' show returns to berkeley


bold moves and blues-infused jazz laced with lyricism reflect the signature style of oakland-based singer rhonda benin.bringing an a-list lineup to the fifth annual “just like a woman” show saturday at the freight & salvage in berkeley, benin champions contributions made by bay area women in the music industry. the all-female lineup includes country singer miko marks, jazz vocalists jackie ryan, lucille hurd (aka ladee diva chico), lindakay, carmen getit and teen talent moriah brooks. joining the headliners will be the lillian armstrong tribute band led by pianist tammy hall hawkins, with bassist aneesa strings, drummer ruth price, saxophonist kristen strom and guest trombonist angela wellman.“my goal for this year and all the years i’ve been producing this show has been to present a varie






jazz fusion guitarist larry coryell dies in nyc at age 73


new york — jazz guitarist larry coryell, known as the "godfather of fusion," has died in new york city. he was 73.his publicist, kurt nishimura, said coryell died sunday in his hotel room of natural causes. nishimura says he had just performed two shows at the iridium on friday and saturday.coryell grew up in the seattle area. after taking up the guitar, he moved to new york city in 1965.coryell's eclectic career includes collaborations with many of the jazz greats, including miles davis, gary burton, alphonse mouzon and chet baker. his works often mixed jazz, classical and rock ingredients.in 1969, he recorded "spaces," his most noted album. many say it sparked the emergence of the jazz fusion movement.coryell is survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons.






thomas, olynyk lead celtics past jazz 112-104


salt lake city — isaiah thomas scored 29 points and kelly olynyk added 19 to help the boston celtics defeat the utah jazz 112-104 on saturday night for their ninth win in their last 10 games.gerald green and al horford each added 16 points, and horford also had eight rebounds.the celtics (35-19) swept the season series with utah after beating the jazz 115-104 on jan. 3.gordon hayward scored 25 points and george hill added 22 to lead the jazz, who could not overcome poor shooting and struggled to get defensive stops during critical stretches.






golden state warriors host the utah jazz in oakland


golden state warriors' stephen curry (30) removes a bandage from his left knee in the fourth quarter of their game against the utah jazz at oracle arena in oakland, calif., on monday, april 10, 2017. to the left is shaun livingston (34). the jazz beat the warriors 105-99. (jane tyska/bay area news group)






hayward scores 39, leads jazz to 120-113 win over wolves


salt lake city — gordon hayward scored a career-high 39 points and the utah jazz rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat the minnesota timberwolves 120-113 on friday night.hayward and joe johnson powered a 40-point third quarter in which the jazz came from behind and took the lead for good with a 16-7 run. hayward scored 30 in his second consecutive game and johnson threw in 22 off the bench. the pair combined to shoot 8 for 10 from behind the arc.every time minnesota got close in the final minutes, hayward hit a jumper to extend the lead.the defensive-minded jazz shot 60 percent from the field as they were forced to outscore the timberwolves with the defense lacking.karl-anthony towns led the timberwolves with 32 points and 13 rebounds, and ricky rubio added 26 points. andrew wiggins fin






jazz on the plazz returns


the free music in the park summer concert series continues sunday, june 25, with the pacific soul band performing from 5 to 7 p.m. on the los gatos civic center stage at 110 e. main st.paula west takes the jazz on the plazz stage wednesday, june 28, at 6:30 p.m. the free jazz concert is at the town plaza, corner of north santa cruz avenue and main street.visit jazzontheplazz.com and lgmip.com.






ro ransom, jazz cartier release "prettiest"


ro ransom aligns himself with toronto’s jazz cartier on his latest track, “prettiest.” with tim suby on the boards, they bring the sounds of new york and toronto together on this ghostly, but infectious groove. read: jazz cartier isn’t going to let his life go to “waste”having worked on recent records with khalid, ro is almost ready to debut his own solo project dubbed momentum. leading the way, the eclectic artist’s new jam helps fans get acquainted with the way he truly feels about his beauty. read: meet jazz cartier, the new fearless voice of toronto’s rap scene“i’ve known jazz cartier for years, we met as fans of each other,” says ro. “i heard one beat tim made and knew i had to work with him. it was important to me to set the record straight on who the prettiest rapper is. it’s not up






photos: five points jazz festival


if you’re jonesing for even more jazz in your life on top of the recently announced city park jazz lineup but don’t want to pay dazzle’s moving fees, this will put some pep in your step: five points jazz festival is back for 2017.the free event returned to the historic denver neighborhood starting may 19, when welton street closed from 25th to 30th at 6 p.m. for the kickoff parade featuring grand marshals terry nelson and norman harris sr. then the music started may 20 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., bringing with it more that 40 swinging artists across eight venues (did we mention it’s free?). last year’s event drew 50,000 people.shortly after five points became designated as a historical district, denver arts and venues began hosting the one-day festival, which celebrates five points’ decades-long






warriors sweep jazz, keep franchise-record playoff win streak alive


the warriors finished off the jazz on monday night for their eighth straight playoff win.        






warriors sweep jazz, keep franchise-record playoff win streak alive


the warriors finished off the jazz on monday night for their eighth straight playoff win.        






jazz festivals you should check out this summer in colorado


it's time again to make plans to gas up the suv and travel to numerous colorado mountain destinations for the summer jazz festival season.






johnson scores 28, jazz beat clippers 105-98 to even series


salt lake city — joe johnson scored 28 points, and the utah jazz beat the los angeles clippers 105-98 on sunday night to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all.johnson, who hit the winning shot in game 1, scored 11 straight jazz points during a crucial stretch in the fourth quarter, including a pull-up jumper for a 91-90 lead with 3:55 remaining after trailing by seven early in the period. the clippers never led again after controlling the game for most of the night.rodney hood and joe ingles also hit huge baskets for utah down the stretch. the jazz needed all the help they could get after gordon hayward left with food poisoning.the series returns to los angeles for game 5 on tuesday night.






warriors-jazz series preview podcast with usa today's sam amick


oakland — in advance of the warriors’ second round matchup against the utah jazz, usa today’s sam amick joins our warriors all-82 podcast to preview the series.will these clashing styles create a compelling series? a competitive one? how does the personnel stack up? can the jazz score enough? who might go off on the warriors side of things? whose defense will affect the series more: draymond green or rudy gobert?the podcast is embedded below.you can subscribe on itunes, stitcher or soundcloud.






jazz festival to benefit san jose's alum rock music programs


friends of alum rock jazz will present a “jazz extravaganza” from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. saturday at independence high school to benefit jazz music programs in the alum rock union school district.the festival will include two outdoors stages featuring professional bands, each with alumni from alum rock music programs. the bands include the joe de rose trio, santa clara big band, independence high and alum rock alumni big band, 7th street big band, the bad ones and guest artists gabby horlick and oscar pangilinan.the alum rock jazz band, with guest trumpeter frank david greene, also an alumnus, will play at 7:30 p.m. in the school theater.the event includes a silent auction and food trucks.tickets, at $30 each, are available at the door and at www.alumrockjazz.com. for information call tim spacek






jazz offensive depth presents defensive challenge for warriors


oakland – unlike previous incarnations, the current utah jazz team is more like a true jazz ensemble. it doesn’t depend too heavily on any one soloist to put together a winning show.who’s the most dangerous jazz player to the warriors when they open the western conference semifinals tuesday night at oracle arena? heck of a question. it’ll likely depend on the time of the game, the situation, which team is ahead, and who’s on the floor for both clubs.for now, would you believe anybody from utah could potentially be most dangerous? draymond green would.“they’re dangerous,” said green on monday. “there’s not one specific guy. obviously, gordon hayward is their leading scorer and a huge playmaker for them. but it’s a group effort. it’ll be about trying to shut them down, not him, whoever that






newest silicon valley perk: paid time off to protest trump


captionbreaking down the clippers' 99-91 victory over the jazz in game 2the clippers defeated the jazz, 99-91, in game 2 to even the series in the first round of the western conference playoffs. the clippers defeated the jazz, 99-91, in game 2 to even the series in the first round of the western conference playoffs. 






feds say they didn't deport 'dreamer,' but acknowledge error on his daca status


captionbreaking down the clippers' 99-91 victory over the jazz in game 2the clippers defeated the jazz, 99-91, in game 2 to even the series in the first round of the western conference playoffs. the clippers defeated the jazz, 99-91, in game 2 to even the series in the first round of the western conference playoffs.