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Famed Detroit Jazz Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave Dies At 78

Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, has died at age 78.

CBS Detroit–05/24/2015

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Detroit R&B-Jazz Singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly Dies At Age 70

Barnes-Kennerly recorded in the 1960s for independent Detroit music labels Mickay Records and Coral Records. She opened shows for Motown Records performers Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight.

CBS Detroit–05/17/2015

Jazz great Clark Terry has died. He is shown in this photo receiving a special Grammy in 2010. (credit” Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment)

Legendary Jazz Musician Clark Terry Dead At 94

After a stint in the Navy from 1942 to 1945, he worked in a number of bands, joining Count Basie’s orchestra in 1948 and Duke Ellington’s in 1951.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2015

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.


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Arab Museum Creates Eclectic Concert Series

The series features multimedia and spoken word, Arabic classical and folk, Native American hip-hop and Afro-Cuban-infused jazz fusion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2014

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Alexander Zonjic Plays The Trenton Village Theater Easter Sunday

Looking for a smooth ending to your Easter Sunday?

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2014

US musician, Yusef Lateef, is performing on the stage, 05 July 2006 in Vienne, southeastern France, during the Vienne Jazz Festival. (JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Jazz Saxophonist And Composer, Yusef Lateef, Dies At 93

Jazz artists Miles Davis to Wes Montgomery and present day performers from Boney James to Kenny G have all been influenced by Yusef Lateef.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/24/2013

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Trenton Hosts Annual ‘Jazz On The River’ Fest This Weekend

Tens of thousands of jazz fans are expected to gather in Trenton’s Elizabeth Park this weekend for Wayne County’s annual Jazz on the River.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/04/2012

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Debut Music Festival Honors Detroit Days Of Old

The Detroit Paradise Valley Music Festival will bring back some of the magic of an entertainment and business district from the city’s past.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2012

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Eastern Market Merchant Squabbles With City

A popular place for food and music at Detroit’s Eastern Market has been ticketed and told to keep its eats off the streets.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2012