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Jazz vocalists tremendous artistry is demonstrated on Cosmic. By Chris Cooke Omaha, Nebraska Last Calls artist spotlight this month shines on Dwight Trible, whose latest recording, Cosmic, is one of the top recordings of 2011. Tribles latest disc is an experience of spiritual jazz and is a compelling introduction to this artist worthy of much wider recognition. Tribles work includes a stint with Pharaoh...

Vocalist to perform Ella Fitzgerald tribute with Omaha Symphony this weekend. By Chris Cooke If you are only familiar with Patti Austins R & B credentials you may not believe she is performing a tribute to Jazz vocal icon Ella Fitzgerald.
But listening is believing.
This weekend Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Patti Austin presents a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald with her jazz combo, and the...

Dan Cerveny interview

Mar 31, 2010

Jazz Appreciation Month Mike Jacobs talks with the Omaha pianist and member of the Omaha Musicians Association about April events at the Durham Western Heritage Museum in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.

Bassist's latest recording is Think Free (14:05) The internationally recognized bassist, composer, educator and bandleader, Ben Allison has returned with another disc that sustains his well deserved high regard in the industry.
Think Free, bassist/composer Ben Allison's ninth album, is part of a paradigm shift that began with his 2005 Palmetto Records release, Cowboy Justice. "I wanted a band that...