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July 2011

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Tuesday Jul 26, 2011 40:00 PM ET
Frank Benjamin Foster, III, the saxophonist-composer-arranger who made his mark performing in the Count Basie Orchestra and subsequently became its musical director, died today. He was 83 years old. After suffering a stroke in 2001 that incapacitated his left side...
Tuesday Jul 26, 2011 45:00 AM ET
On July 19th, Concord Records released The Mosaic Project, the fifth leader date by Grammy-nominated drummer, composer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington. It’s the fourth session on which Carrington coalesces -- as she states on a promotional video on her...
Monday Jul 25, 2011 25:00 PM ET
At a ceremony at its headquarters in Paris last Friday, UNESCO appointed jazz pianist and 14-time Grammy-winner Herbie Hancock a Goodwill Ambassador. Hancock responded to Director-General Irina Bokova’s request that he "contribute to UNESCO’s efforts to promote mutual understanding among...
Friday Jul 22, 2011 30:00 AM ET
Over the course of her 31 years hosting Piano Jazz, her popular NPR program, pianist Marian McPartland has presented, interviewed, and played with an staggering array of musicians.

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