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Kevin Whitehead’s Guide To Jazz Stories on Film

There are three ways in which jazz is connected to film. Jazz is sometimes used for scoring films or for musical interludes in films that are not centered on jazz in the story. Quite a few documentaries about the music or specific performers have been released.

R.I.P. McCoy Tyner, 81

In 1960, John Coltrane asked Tyner to join his new band as the pianist. Tyner was the last living member

The Energy and Lyricism of Yoko Miwa

There is an element of a Cinderella story about Yoko Miwa. In 1997, she arrived alone in Boston unable to speak English but determined to pursue her dream of a successful jazz career.

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(Continued from March-April issue of
Jersey Jazz Magazine)

By Joe Lang

March/April 2020

Bria Skonberg: No Limits, NJJS Sunday Jazz Socials, Big Band in the Sky, Rising Star: Evan Sherman, Jazz at the Bickford, Jazz in Metuchen, NJJS Grant from SAPF, NC Jazz Festival, Chicken Fat Ball, Jazz at McCarter, WBGO Overnight Host, Jazz on a Sunday Afternooon, Jazz at NJPAC: In Technicolor, Montclair’s Lee Family, Jazz Nights in Princeton, WPU Spring Jazz Room, Jazz at 1867 Sanctuary, Danny Tobias with Strings, New ATMA President, Book Reviews, Caught in the Act, Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall.