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    ImageMorley Safer has traveled the world for 60 MINUTES for years, but never with so much great music as in this jazz journey he takes with Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Safer and 60 MINUTES cameras follow Marsalis and company to London and Havana to capture what these musical ambassadors do best - bring jazz, America's most distinct art form, to people everywhere. Safer's story will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES, Sunday Jan. 2 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    Miles Davis 2011: A Look Ahead

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    Miles Davis Biopic: With a possible release date (according to IMDB) sitting comfortably on the 2013 calendar, it’s no surprise news is fleeting. It didn’t stop me from starting a blog about it in 2008! Boy was I early to the party.

    Nevertheless, 2010 closed with an unexpected bang of news about the slow-moving biopic. The Hollywood Reporter’s Shirley Halperin caught up with Don Cheadle who said the script was complete and now they are on the hunt for investor money.

    Most importantly, we now have some concrete hope that the project is moving ahead.

    But 2011 is expected to be low-key, unless a studio jumps in to pay the tab and a start date is confirmed. Maybe an actor or two sign on, but I’m not hopeful for much action. A script leak would be welcome!

    With Cheadle’s busy workload it’s tough to see where the biopic fits in – in the short-term. The Miles Davis Biopic isn’t even listed on his credits, which is strange.

    We assume Cheadle is still going to direct the movie as well as play the lead role of the jazz legend. I’ve wondered if Cheadle should not direct and just focus on playing Miles Davis. But I’m on record in my confidence with Cheadle as star and director of the Miles Movie.

    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

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