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    5 Headliners Announced for Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th Edition

    5 Headliners Announced for Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th EditionRochester, NY January 18, 2011 Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced five headliners for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 10th Edition, which will be held June 10-18, 2011.

     
    - Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole will perform on opening night, Friday June 10.
    - The Fab Faux, the most musically satisfying Beatles tribute band on the scene today plays Saturday June 11.
    - Premier banjo player Bela Fleck & The Original Flecktones performs Tuesday June 14.
    - k.d. lang, called "the best singer in her generation by Tony Bennett takes the stage on Thursday June 16.
    - And Elvis Costello & The Imposters, one who has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than 30 years, plays on Friday June 17.
     
    All performances will be at 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

    Don Kirshner, Songwriter and Producer, Dies

    ImageSongwriter and rock producer Don Kirshner died of heart failure on Monday at the age of 77 in Boca Raton, Fla. Kirshner wrote "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and managed songwriting talent including Neil Sedaka, Carole King, Howard Greenfield and many others, providing songs for The Monkees' TV program in the 1960's, including "I'm a Believer."

    Kirshner's first major success story was the career of fellow Bronx High School of Science alumni Bobby Darin, which Kirshner helped to launch in the 1950's.

    This Jazz Master Is No Musician

    This Jazz Master Is No MusicianBy MARC MYERS

    Orrin Keepnews can be prickly. The celebrated co-founder of the Riverside, Milestone and Landmark jazz record labels has been known to scare off the uninitiated with his blunt temperament. But when the 87-year-old greeted me at the front door of his ranch-style home here last month, he was borderline cuddly. "Cranky?" he asked, dismissing my description. "Impatient—I'll go along with that, but not cranky."

    On Tuesday, the National Endowment for the Arts will honor the five-time Grammy winner with its Jazz Masters Award. For nearly 60 years Mr. Keepnews has produced a sizable chunk of jazz's most enduring recordings—including classic releases by Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, Wes Montgomery and Sonny Rollins.

    60 Minutes: Wynton Marsalis

    60 Minutes: Wynton MarsalisHe is an American master - Wynton Marsalis - at age 49, arguably the best known living jazz artist and leader of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, probably the best big band at work today. They're on the road constantly, bringing America's most distinctive art form to the world, most recently to London, Berlin and Havana. "60 Minutes" and correspondent Morley Safer were lucky enough to tag along - a joyous assignment, if there ever was one, trying to get a sense of this band of brothers, their music and their effect as unofficial ambassadors.

    JAZZ .FM91'S FREE MOBILE APP REACHES 250,000 DOWNLOADS

    Image Toronto, Ontario (January 11, 2011) – JAZZ.FM91’s Mobile App hits 250,000 downloads.

    The application, available free of charge from the iTunes Store, offers jazz fans worldwide the ability to stream content live from Canada’s Premier Jazz station on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The JAZZ.FM91 Mobile App’s features include a Jazz Calendar, Jazz Festival Guide Listing, Music News, direct Twitter access, a unique Tell a Friend feature, Program Schedule guide, a Blog feature, and Podcast streaming.

    JAZZ.FM91 is having an incredible response from listeners across the globe. Japan, Canada, Korea, USA, France, UK and a host of other countries worldwide have downloaded the JAZZ.FM91 Mobile App. Downloads continue to grow weekly.

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