Williamsburg Bridge Could Be Renamed After
Patch.comWilliamsburg Bridge Could Be Renamed After This Jazz MusicianPatch.comLOWER EAST SIDE, NY — A Brooklyn council member wants to rename the Williamsburg Bridge after jazz legend Sonny Rollins, the saxophonist who famously used a pedestrian walkway on the bridge as a practice space in the 1950s. Council Member ...
Posted on 20 October 2017 | 1:08 pm
Brooklyn Today October 20: De Blasio Doles
Brooklyn Daily EagleBrooklyn Today October 20: De Blasio Doles Out Crowd Pleasers at ...Brooklyn Daily EagleTHE LEDE: Happy Friday, Brooklyn! The Williamsburg Bridge could be getting a new name, De Blasio receives applause at the Brooklyn Heights town hall, and ...and more »
Posted on 20 October 2017 | 6:42 am
Jukebox: Teachers' skills on display tonight
The Daily GazetteJukebox: Teachers' skills on display tonightThe Daily GazetteThe Sanctuary for Independent Media (3361 Sixth Ave., Troy) presents saxophonist Melissa Aldana's jazz quartet on Saturday. Inspired by Sonny Rollins and Wayne Shorter, she's deeply rooted in post-bop essentials, but also innovative. 7 p.m. $20.
Posted on 19 October 2017 | 3:00 am
Cool Cats Seek To Name Williamsburg Bridge
FREEwilliamsburgCool Cats Seek To Name Williamsburg Bridge After Sonny RollinsGothamistA group of jazz fans waging a campaign to name the Williamsburg Bridge after jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins now have allies in City Council Member Stephen Levin, who introduced a piece of legislation in the council to rename the bridge, and Brooklyn ...There's a campaign to rename the Williamsburg Bridge the Sonny Rollins BridgeFREEwilliamsburgall 3 news articles »
Posted on 18 October 2017 | 12:58 pm
Thelonious Monk's Quiet, Slow Conquest of
The AtlanticThelonious Monk's Quiet, Slow Conquest of the World - The AtlanticThe AtlanticThe peak of Thelonious Monk's fame came in 1964, in his 47th year, when his painted portrait—dourly glowering or shyly guarded, depending on the ...and more »
Posted on 18 October 2017 | 11:31 am
TELEFUNKEN Champions Litchfield Jazz and
The undisputed centerpiece of the organization is The Litchfield Jazz Festival, which has had the honor of presenting jazz titans such as Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Slide Hampton, Wayne Shorter and Toots Thielemans. The Podunk ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 7:46 am
Woodstock Jazz Festival brings crowds,
To him, jazz is a mix of numerous genres of music, including blues, funk, soul and hip hop. Along with jazz greats Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Steve Coleman, he’s a fan of Prince, James Brown and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 3:50 pm
Sonny Rollins, Volume One – 1956
. The guy is bluesy, edgy and clever. And it almost doesn't matter which period of Rollins' career you choose. It's all pretty terrific. But there's an unexpected down side: Because Rollins has so many fantastic recordings, listening to ones that are ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 9:47 pm
2nd Avenue: The Return of the Cello-Quartet
2nd Avenue flips that equation, with five of the nine played by quartet, including an obscure Dexter Gordon song (that had Sam Jones on bass), “Evergreenish,” and a delicious rendition of “I’m an Old Cowhand,” which, like the Sonny Rollins and ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 2:09 pm
Musical Bridges Presents Philly Great Tootie
Now 80, Heath has maintained a reputation as one of the top sidemen in jazz. In his long career, Tootie has played with jazz masters including Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Anthony Braxton and his own brothers, Jimmy (sax) and Percy (bass). "It was ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 1:55 pm