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.
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.
The series features multimedia and spoken word, Arabic classical and folk, Native American hip-hop and Afro-Cuban-infused jazz fusion.
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Jazz artists Miles Davis to Wes Montgomery and present day performers from Boney James to Kenny G have all been influenced by Yusef Lateef.
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.
The Detroit Paradise Valley Music Festival will bring back some of the magic of an entertainment and business district from the city’s past.
A popular place for food and music at Detroit’s Eastern Market has been ticketed and told to keep its eats off the streets.
Russell Westbrook had 27 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder blasted the weary Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 on Monday night in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals.
Pau Gasol had 23 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, Metta World Peace scored 15 points in his return from a seven-game suspension, and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Denver Nuggets for a thrilling 96-87 victory in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their first-round series.