Jazz and the Mob: A History

Earl Hines in gangster mode, 1947 (photo: William P. Gottlieb Collection/Library of Congress) When master pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines was in the midst of a 12-year residency at the Grand Terrace nightclub on the South Side of Chicago, he worked for the mob. Everyone knew that the club was owned by a consortium that included … Read more

Top 10 Moments in Jazz History article @ All About Jazz

Top 10 Moments in Jazz History article @ All About Jazz Genius Guide to Jazz By Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius July 19, 2022 Sign in to view read count (King) Oliver’s influence on the development of Jazz cannot be overstated, even by a writer who once won an extremely prestigious award for overstatement. ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Miles … Read more

A History Of The Band Weather Report article @ All About Jazz

” data-original-title=”” title=””>Miroslav Vitous. The term “jazz-fusion” could have been coined for Weather Report, yet it was never an entirely adequate descriptor for a band that absorbed so many influences and accordingly evolved over its fifteen-year existence. Jazz, funk, electronica, R&B, rock, soul, and a cornucopia of global rhythms—Brazilian, African and Asian— meant that the … Read more

Cyndi Lauper Walking In the Sun: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Photo: Cyndi Lauper, press photo By Jay Luster “By highlighting women who have made a difference in history, it opens up that world of possibilities for young girls.” Debbie Walsh, Director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. Cyndi Lauper, best known for her flamboyant personal style and ridiculously powerful, four … Read more