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9:27 pm
Sun April 5, 2015

New Music Monday: The Sounds of Spring for April 6th

The many splendid varieties of Spring continue to arrive to The Oasis, this week  we're pleased to debut the new one by the swingin'-soulful veteran pianist from Memphis, Harold Mabern. For his latest release out on the Smoke Sessions Records label, Mr. Mabern features a stellar line up of accompanists along with an all-star line up of guest vocalists. On Afro Blue Harold features Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, Norah Jones, among others.

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Music
3:25 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes for April, 2nd

Jazz Notes 4-2-2015  By Norman Provizer

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Live Music
12:10 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Yellowjackets at Lone Tree Arts Center | April 17

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Credit allaboutjazz.com

After touring all over the world with their signature blend, the Grammy-award winning group Yellowjackets is coming to Lone Tree Arts Center April 17.

The Yellowjackets' name has been synonymous with jazz-fusion and smooth jazz for more than 30 years. With twenty-five albums under their belt, this quartet has evolved their sound over an illustrious career.

Don't miss the “stinging” sound of this renowned jazz quartet!

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Rocky Mountain PBS Shows
10:44 am
Mon March 30, 2015

International Jazz Day Program | April 11

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Credit PBS

Every year on April 30, jazz is recognized worldwide for its numerous cultural contributions, including promoting respect for human dignity and diversity, fostering gender and race equality, and promoting individual expression.

Some of the world’s greatest musicians assembled at the United Nations in 2012 to celebrate the first annual International Jazz Day.

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Stories of Standards
9:53 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Arthur Johnston's "My Old Flame" | Stories of Standards

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Credit letsmisbehaveprecodefilmtribute.blogspot.com

Accompanied by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, actress and vocalist Mae West first introduced "My Old Flame" in the 1934 film Belle of the Nineties

Composed by Arthur Johnston with lyrics by Sam Coslow, it has been rumored that West - known for her "lightly-veiled eroticism" - had some input in the song's racy (for the time) lyrics. 

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