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How David Marchese Will Transform The New York Times Magazine’s Talk Column

The things entertainers, from Quincy Jones to Alex Trebek and Maggie Gyllenhaal, have told David Marchese have gone viral before. Marchese's ability to get such personalities, who have already been interviewed countless times, to open up, let their guard down and show their vulnerability has made his "In Conversation" columns at Vulture and New York...
Tags: Advertising, Maggie Gyllenhaal, New York Times Magazine, Alex Trebek, Quincy Jones, Marchese, David Marchese, Publishers & Platforms


Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon. They and three dozen Hollywood A-listers, from Bradley Cooper to Quincy Jones, have signed a card that’s being overnighted to Ginsburg on Thursday. The 85-year-old Ginsburg has missed a […]
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Quincy Jones, Ginsburg, Spielberg Gaga, Steven Spielberg Lady Gaga Spike Lee


Bob Freedman (1934-2018)

Robert M. Freedman, a jazz pianist, saxophonist and Grammy-winning arranger who orchestrated for artists ranging from Sarah Vaughan and Harry Belefonte to Maynard Ferguson and Paul Simon, and scored theme music for TV shows, including ABC's Monday Night Football, died on Dec. 22, 2018. He was 84. Bob was a long-time JazzWax reader and an avid email correspondent, particularly whenever I posted on Ferguson or Pomeroy. I was informed late last year that Bob might have passed away, a fact I relaye...
Tags: Abc, Boston, Paul Simon, Arizona, Broadway, Army, Jazz, Ferguson, Bob, Quincy Jones, Chet Baker, Cranston, Berry, Newport, Scottsdale Ariz, Mount Vernon


Bob Freedman (1934-2019)

Robert M. Freedman, a jazz pianist, saxophonist and Grammy-winning arranger who orchestrated for artists ranging from Sarah Vaughan and Harry Belefonte to Maynard Ferguson and Paul Simon, and scored theme music for TV shows including ABC's Monday Night Football, died on Dec. 22, 2018. He was 94. Bob was a long-time JazzWax reader  and an avid email correspondent, especially when I posted on Ferguson or Pomeroy. I was informed late last year that Bob might have passed away, a fact I relayed to Bi...
Tags: Abc, Boston, Paul Simon, Arizona, Broadway, Army, Jazz, Ferguson, Bob, Quincy Jones, Chet Baker, Cranston, Berry, Newport, Scottsdale Ariz, Tate


Grammys 2019: List of early winners

A partial list of winners in top early categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards. Best pop vocal album: “Sweetener” by Ariana Grande Best pop solo performance: Lady Gaga’s “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams Best rap performance: (tie) “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake, and “Bubblin” by Anderson.Paak Best rap/sung performance: Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Best music video: Childish Gambino’s ...
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jimmy Carter, Oscar, Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, Grammy Awards, Dave Chappelle, Quincy Jones, Linda Perry, Dan Shay, James Blake, Brandi Carlile


Jordan Peele’s Evolution from ‘Get Out’ to ‘Us’: ‘He Doubled Down on Scary,’ Says Producer Jason Blum

Jordan Peele terrified audiences with his cultural phenomenon “Get Out” nearly two years ago. But producer Jason Blum says the spooks built into Peele’s directorial debut are nothing compared to what “Us” will unleash on theaters next month. “It’s like ‘Get Out’ on steroids,” the Blumhouse CEO told Variety at Wednesday’s African American Film Critics Association Awards […]
Tags: Jason Blum, Quincy Jones, Variety, Peele, Jordan Peele


Jason Blum Says Jordan Peele ‘Doubled Down on Scary’ Between ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’

Jordan Peele terrified audiences with his cultural phenomenon “Get Out” nearly two years ago. But producer Jason Blum says the scares built into Peele’s directorial debut are nothing compared to what he has in store for “Us,” which will be unleash on theaters next month. “It’s like ‘Get Out’ on steroids,” the super producer told Variety at […]
Tags: News, Jason Blum, Quincy Jones, Peele, Jordan Peele


10th Annual African American Film Critics Association Honors Quincy Jones and Jason Blum

The musical genius of Quincy Jones can be found in the uptempo swing of Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” and the infectious bassline of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” He produced the film “The Color Purple” and also composed its music, which earned him his seventh Oscar nod. A decade later, the Academy honored him […]
Tags: Spotlight, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Academy, Jason Blum, Quincy Jones, AAFCA


7 Videos of French Vocal Groups

I love French vocalese groups that take on jazz of the 1950s. There's something about hearing the lyrics (in many cases written by Jon Hendricks) with a Parisian feel. Here are seven video clips of formidable French vocal groups in the style of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: Here are the Blue Stars in 1956 singing George Shearing's Lullaby of Birdland, with Christiane Legrand in front at the opening singing the high notes... Here's Les Doubles Six in 1960 singing Quincy Jones's Meet B.B.... H...
Tags: Germany, Paris, Jazz, Croatia, Miles Davis, London Underground, Quincy Jones, Birdland, Perrin, Gil Evans, Marc Myers, Lambert Hendricks Ross, Jon Hendricks, Ward Swingle, Les Blue Stars, Les Double Six


"The familiar public narratives about black women don’t fit Kamala Harris. She’s not a jezebel, a mammy or an Omarosa."

"She’s also the first viable woman running for president who has had an entire adult dating life. Elizabeth Warren got married (the first time) at 19, Michele Bachmann at 22, Carly Fiorina 23, Hillary 28 and even 2020 candidate Kristen Gillibrand got married at 35. Harris, who married her husband at the age of 49 was living her best life into her 30s and 40s. So yes, we were bound to hear about Willie Brown and yes, at some point, it will come out that she dated talk show host Montel Williams to...
Tags: Law, California, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Johnson, Hillary, Carly Fiorina, Kamala Harris, Quincy Jones, Omarosa, Cardi B, Michele Bachmann, HARRIS, Deepak Chopra, Montel Williams, Jason Johnson


James Ingram, R&B Legend, Dies From Brain Cancer at Age 66

James Ingram, a legendary R&B singer, has died at the age of 66.The news was first shared on Tuesday (Jan. 29) via Twitter by Ingram’s friend and creative partner Debbie Allen.“I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir,” Allen tweeted. “He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name.”I have lost my dearest friend and creative part...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Cancer, Pop Culture, Beethoven, Jazz, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Allen, Debbie Allen, Ingram, Michael McDonald, Patti Austin, James Ingram, Cause Of Death


R&B Star James Ingram Dies at 66

James Ingram, one of the biggest stars in R&B music in the 1980s and ’90s, and a double Grammy winner and two-time Oscar nominee, has died at age 66. Longtime friend Debbie Allen confirmed the news on Twitter. “I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir,” she wrote. […]
Tags: News, Obituaries, Quincy Jones, Debbie Allen, James Ingram, B Star James Ingram, Celestial Choir


Harry Connick Jr. has a new gig: piano teacher on Playground Sessions app

Veteran entertainer Harry Connick Jr. has joined forces with Playground Sessions, an app co-founded by Quincy Jones, to offer online music lessons.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Quincy Jones, Harry Connick Jr


Why I Ditched Music Streaming Services (For Now) And Bought A 1-800 Number

Here one innovative music biz self-starter explains how successfully he eschewed traditional streaming service in favor of an incredibly old-school marketing tactic using, drum roll, the telephone. __________________________ Guest post from The One 800s A lot of you must be wondering, Why the hell is Josh trying to get me to call a 1-800 number? Or you’re not wondering about this at all. In which case, you’re not going to read this.  Nevertheless, for the curious, I thought I’d ex...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, Usa, Los Angeles, Washington Dc, Guest Post, Npr, Southwest, Quincy Jones, Derek Sivers, Tycho, Josh, Napster, Spotify He, Pharrell Williams ' Happy


Melissa Manchester Looks Back at 1985 and Her Synthpop Experiments

None The 1980s weren't particularly kind to the singer/songwriters who'd emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The recording studio became the producer's fiefdom and the acoustic music that had characterized the work of people like Joni Mitchell and Carole King became passé. Artists affected by these changes either attempted to move with the times or, like Laura Nyro, recorded far less frequently. Acoustic or semi-acoustic pop music was still around, but performers such as Suzanne Vega and...
Tags: Feature, Music, Interview, Pop, Atlantic, Manchester, David Bowie, Davis, Madonna, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, Duke, Marvin Gaye, Usc, Amos, Arif Mardin


Itzhak, Junior and Paul

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed violinist Itzhak Perlman for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Itzhak and I talked about how his parents met after leaving Poland just before the German invasion and the day as a child that he woke and realized he had polio. Itzhak enjoys playing the violin while watching baseball with the sound down and loves hot dogs with just a bit of mustard and ketchup. Here he is on The Ed Sullivan Show at age 13 in 1958, a perf...
Tags: New York, James Brown, Paris, Poland, Jazz, Art Blakey, Mansion, Wall Street Journal, Quincy Jones, Resonance Records, PAUL, Zev, Watergate, Kenny Rogers, Itzhak, Francis Wolff


Film News Roundup: Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America 2’ Draws Craig Brewer to Direct

In  today’s film news roundup, “Coming to America 2” gets a director, Quincy Jones and James Blum get an honor and production begins on the Julia Louis-Dreyfus-Will Ferrell’s comedy-drama “Downhill.” DIRECTOR ATTACHED Paramount Pictures has hired “Hustle & Flow” helmer Craig Brewer to direct its sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America.” […]
Tags: News, America, Paramount Pictures, Eddie Murphy, Quincy Jones, Craig Brewer, Coming to America, James Blum, Julia Louis Dreyfus Will Ferrell


Jazz Today: Take 6 at 30—Still in Sweet Harmony

None The members of Take 6 come down the stairs at New York's Blue Note jazz club in November of 2018, wireless microphones in hand and creating a complete orchestra of funk with their voices as they walk. They're having fun. Alvin Chea's resonant bass thumps and leaps as vocal percussion clips and whooshes. They slide through a narrow aisle, brushing the backs of fans sitting at tables as they smile and then ease up onto a stage set with six stools and, almost an afterthought, a couple of keyb...
Tags: Feature, Music, New York, Washington, Alabama, Los Angeles, Paul Mccartney, Smithsonian, Manhattan, Jazz, Madonna, Brian, Miles Davis, Jordan, Iconic, Michael Jackson


Billy Eckstine: Mr. B in Paris

One of the least known albums recorded by singer Billy Eckstine is one of his best—Mr. B in Paris. Recorded for Britain's Felsted label while Eckstine was on tour in Europe between releases for Roulette, the album features the baritone singing 12 songs in French backed by the Bobby Tucker Orchestra. Mr. B in Paris was produced by Quincy Jones and arranged by Jones, Billy Byers and Bobby Tucker. The orchestra was recorded in Paris in 1957 while Eckstine's vocal was overdubbed in London in 1958. ...
Tags: Europe, England, London, France, Britain, Paris, Army, Manhattan, Jazz, States, Quincy Jones, Decca, Scott, Newark N J, Lui, Tucker


Jazz FM Awards to return in 2019 with Bauer

The 6th Jazz FM Awards are to take place in 2019 at Shoreditch Town Hall, coinciding with UNESCO’s annual International Jazz Day celebrations on Tuesday 30th April. Previous award winners include the likes of Quincy Jones, The Rolling Stones, George Benson, Dame Cleo Laine, Gregory Porter, Shabaka Hutchings, Ahmad Jamal, Ramsey Lewis and Hugh Masekela. The event, which shines a light on music championed by Jazz FM, is now considered as one of the biggest nights in the UK jazz calendar, featu...
Tags: UK, Top, Awards, Radio, Unesco, Quincy Jones, Hugh Masekela, Bauer, Bauer Media, On Air, Jazz Fm, Nick Pitts, Shoreditch Town Hall, Nick Pitts Content Director of Jazz FM


Sunday TV Picks: Special celebrates Quincy Jones at 85

Ina Garten teams up with “Mary Poppins Returns” starts Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda for a British-style lunch.
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Emily Blunt, Quincy Jones, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ina Garten


Apatow and Mann Spend Big for Mansion-Sized Santa Monica Penthouse

Though they’ve long owned a classy mansion on three-quarters of an acre of landscaped grounds less than four miles away, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann have splashed out $14.5 million for a mansion-sized penthouse atop an iconic 1960s Santa Monica, Calif., high-rise designed by renown architect A. Quincy Jones. According to an article in the […]
Tags: Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Real Estalker, Quincy Jones, Apatow, Santa Monica Calif, William Holden


Composers Collaborate!

In the beginning of August 2018, I was in Montpelier, Vermont, preparing to give a talk to the students enrolled in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Music Composition Program. My talk was titled, “How Many Hats Can a Composer Wear Successfully?”. I looked out at my colleagues in the room. I knew what the response would be: one of beleaguered pride, the pride of a warrior who knows the score and has survived despite the odds against him or her. In that moment, I realized that I didn’t real...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Beyonce, Jay Z, Religion, Analysis, Chicago, Netflix, Atlantic, Bob Dylan, Mtv, Broadway, Paul Mccartney, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, Collaboration


How Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Video Changed Pop Culture Forever: Revisit the 13-Minute Short Film Directed by John Landis

Michael Jackson's Thriller, the album, had spent the previous year at the top of the charts before the John Landis-directed video for the title track debuted in 1983. Two previous videos, for massive hits “Billie Jean” and “Beat It,” kept him on constant rotation on the fledgling MTV and other networks. It seemed that the “naïve, preternaturally gifted 25-year-old” couldn’t get any more internationally famous, but then, as Nancy Griffin writes at Vanity Fair, “it was the ‘Thriller’ video...
Tags: Google, Music, London, Television, College, Dance, Mtv, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Vanity Fair, Diana Ross, Griffin, Jones, Michael, Venice Film Festival


Pretty in Pink Vinyl: An Interview with Disco Legend Alfa Anderson

None 5 May 2018: Alfa Anderson is back home in Augusta, Georgia at her alma mater Paine College. Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. and Commissioner William Fennoy have given her the keys to the city and declared 5 May "Alfa Anderson Day". So much has changed in Anderson's life since she first left Augusta to attend Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, and she has the platinum albums to prove it. However, one thing has remained steadfast — in a city that raised legends like James Brown a...
Tags: Feature, Music, Florida, New York, Disco, Interview, Congress, James Brown, Karen, New Orleans, R&B, Omaha, South America, Lady Gaga, Las Vegas, Kim


Soul Serenade: The Clovers “Love Potion No. 9”

It has been said that when the British Invasion bands appeared on these shores and on our radios they were bringing American music back to America. The British musicians were steeped in the knowledge of American blues, R&B, and soul in ways that most Americans just weren’t. Today’s record is a case in point; an American R&B hit that was brought back to these shores a few years later by a British Invasion band that turned the song into an even bigger hit. The Clovers have had a long and distingui...
Tags: Music, Washington, America, Atlantic, Army, The Searchers, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Quincy Jones, Atlantic Records, Don, Bailey, Phillip, Shelton, Ting


Quincy Jones' legacy gets cemented

Snoop Dogg, Usher, Rashida Jones talk about record producer Quincy Jones' influence on their lives as the legendary man got his hands and footprints cemented in front of the Chinese Theatre. (Nov. 28)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Quincy Jones, Snoop Dogg Usher Rashida Jones


Quincy Jones to Leave Hands and Feet Imprint at Chinese Theatre

You’ve got to believe Quincy Jones was willing to die for his music. His biggest health scare came in in 1974 when he suffered a brain aneurysm. The blame fell to his workload — scoring a half-dozen films a year, recording a solo album each year, and producing and arranging for others. He required two […]
Tags: Awards, Quincy Jones, TCL Chinese Theatre, Hands And Feet


Snoop Dogg Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hip-Hop icon Snoop Dogg received his just due on Monday afternoon (Nov. 19), as the Long Beach native was the 2651st honoree to be enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony took place in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard, where Jimmy Kimmel Live! is taped weekly. Continue after the jump…. The 16-time Grammy-nominated rapper was presented with his plaque by Jimmy Kimmel himself. The legendary Quincy Jones and Dr. Dre also stepped to the podium ...
Tags: Photos, Jimmy Kimmel, Long Beach, Jazz, West Coast, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Pharrell Williams, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Jones, Snoop Dogg, Walk Of Fame, Quincy Jones, Dre, Quincy, Hollywood Boulevard, Jeanie Buss


Snoop Dogg to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be unveiled Monday, Nov. 19, honoring 16-time Grammy-nominated rapper Snoop Dogg, four days before the 25th anniversary of the release of his debut album “Doggystyle.” Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, legendary record producer Quincy Jones and the rapper Dr. Dre will join Snoop Dogg at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard where Kimmel’s show is taped. The star will be the 2,651st since the completion ...
Tags: Music, Jimmy Kimmel, Martha Stewart, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Long Beach, Warren, Dallas, Las Vegas, LBC, Johnson