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Svend Asmussen, an Early Master of Jazz Violin, Dies at 100

1805 days ago
New York TimesMr. Asmussen, among the first to carve a place for the violin in the jazz catalog, played with, among other musicians, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and David Grisman. more info

Buddy Greco, Singer Who Had That Swing, Dies at 90

1833 days ago
New York TimesMr. Greco, who started with Benny Goodman, came into his own as a Las Vegas lounge singer with a propulsive, swinging style. more info

Former residence of 'King of Swing' Benny Goodman is for sale in Pacific Palisades

2347 days ago
L.A. Times - News more info

‘Agent Carter’ clip: Peggy Carter meets the original Jarvis

2633 days ago
L.A. Times - News A new clip from Marvel’s upcoming adventure series “Agent Carter” offers a glimpse of Iron Man’s father Howard Stark, the original butler Jarvis and, of course, Hayley Atwell as the titular heroine Peggy Carter. If you ever thought what was... more info

Swinging times: celebrating big band music

2780 days ago
The Telegraph'100 Years of Big Band Jazz in 99 Minutes' has music of Benny Goodman and Robbie Williams more info

Swinging times with big band celebration

2780 days ago
The Telegraph'100 Years of Big Band Jazz in 99 Minutes' will feature the music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Robbie Williams, as Pete Long Big Band perform special Cadogan Hall concert more info

Review: Ben Goldberg shows many sides over two albums

3257 days ago
L.A. Times - Pop & HissThere are few instruments in jazz that seem so tied to a single period like the clarinet. The instrument of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and New Orleans hot jazz, the horn is a relative outlier these days with practitioners such as Anat Cohen, Ken Peplo... more info

Dave Brubeck obituary

3333 days ago
Guardian MusicAmerican jazz pianist and composer who annoyed the purists by finding global fameWhen the end of the 20th century came, some aspects of jazz began to be given the status of a classical form. In the reassessments that followed, the work of the America... more info

Eddie Bert obituary

3392 days ago
Guardian MusicAmerican jazz trombonist and big-band sideman who played with Stan Kenton and Benny GoodmanThe American jazz trombonist Eddie Bert has died aged 90. A big-band sideman, Broadway show musician and studio player, Bert also excelled as a small-group jaz... more info

Ondatrópica's wild gig in a Bogotá squat

3487 days ago
Guardian MusicWith a revival in cumbia music spreading, now is the perfect time for a supergroup of Colombian musicians to bring their infectious, rump-rotating sound to the UKIt's 1am in a squat in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, and Pedro "Ramaya" Beltrán, a... more info

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