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Billy Taylor - July 24, 1921 - December 28, 2010

Billy Taylor - July 24, 1921 - December 28, 2010Dr. Billy Taylor, a Jazz pianist, composer, educator and broadcaster who encompassed that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, vision, commitment and leadership, qualities that made him one of our most cherished national treasures, died in New York on December 28, 2010. He was 89 and lived in Riverdale, New York.

The International Jazz Safari to Cuba

The International Jazz Safari to CubaWe’re back and we had an unbelievable time in Cuba and at the Havana Jazz Festival!

JAZZ.FM91 would like to thank all of the participating donors who joined us on the very first International Jazz Safari to Cuba! We would also like to thank our very special guests and guides, Jane Bunnett and Larry Cramer, who taught us about the music and culture of Cuba!

Disney Pearl Jazzseries Volume 1

DISNEY PEARL JAZZSERIES VOLUME 1 Walt disney records set to release :
Disney Pearl Jazzseries volume 1:
Everybody Want to be a Cat

on February 15, featuring world-class jazz artists reinterpreting classic walt disney songs.

Ev'rybody wants to be a cat

Because a cat's the only cat
Who knows where it's at
While playin' jazz you always has a welcome mat
'Cause everybody digs a swingin' cat

Jane Bunnett featured in this weeks documentary on the Canadian Jazz Archive

Jane BunnettCheck out our featured documentary on the Canadian Jazz Archive Online HERE. Listen to Ross Porters interview with Multiple Juno award winner Jane Bunnett as she recalls her trip to Cuba where she discovered a musical heritage that was unlike anything she had ever experienced before.

The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced

Rock Hall of FameTom Waits, Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, and Darlene Love are the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s newest inductees during a ceremony this morning. Other honorees include Leon Russell, who is receiving an award for musical excellence, along with Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman and Specialty label head Art Rupe, both of whom will receiver non-performer honors.

Read the full article here.


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