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Dizzy 100: Exploring him in Reverse

Dizzy's contributions to Jazz could not be bigger. The same applies to his influence on Jazz trumpet heroes, but also on other instrumentalists and vocalists. On everyone. He was born 100 years ago today. Some Jazz purists of older generations might still remember the times of Dizzy's first gig in 1935, when he played with the Frank Fairfax…
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Akua Naru: A Powerful Voice Wrapping Up Huge Tour

Living in New Haven, Connecticut does not make anyone sit in the center of the world, but far from it. Still, this is the place where a strong voice has developed, a voice spreading revolutionary thoughts, telling tales of anything from justice to love and sex. Akua Naru is a story teller, an advocate for justice and a poet thinking about love and…
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Genius Turning 51 Today: Simon Bartholomew

Simon Bartholomew, a bundle of energy, is looking both back and forward to a very diverse musical career. An act called Brothers International catapulted him into the center of the developing Acid Jazz (or Jazz-Funk) scene, along with his peers. Simon, a genius guitarist, also has an extremely strong stage presence. He is the Duracell battery…
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