Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Doris Hines 85th Birthday Bash

The Dakota Jazz Club will be hosting an 85th birthday celebration tonight for one of the areas most renowned vocalists, Doris Hines. Ms. Hines has performed with such other greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, and Harry Belafonte.

Tonight's performance will include Ms. Hines on vocals, Percy Hughes on alto sax, Irv Williams on tenor sax, Jimmy Hamilton on piano, Tom Lewis on bass, and Joe Pulice on percussion.

The show starts at 7:00 pm tonight, November 19th, at the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis. Cover is $10 at the door.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Podcasts

Jazz Ramblings is proud to include NPR's Jazz Profile Podcasts on the site. With one click you can now access NPR's extensive and authentic profiles of jazz legends.

Jazz Events

Jazz Ramblings has added a calendar of jazz events to its site. Currently, local jazz venues/sources such as Dakota Jazz Club and McNally Smith College of Music are posted. In addition, favs such as the Copenhagen Jazz House and Jazz Festival are listed.

If you would like to add your event or link to the list please let us know.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Alive Arts Media Event - Dakota Jazz Club

Alive Arts Media will be hosting a special event at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis tonight. The event starts at 5 p.m. with music by a Alison Scott.

The event is intended to kick-off of a new mentorship program involving Alive Magazine and Alive Arts Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging women to create the media they want to see.

Jazz vocalist Connie Evingson and her band headline the event starting at 7 p.m. The $10 cover includes a complimentary glass of wine, with proceeds going to Alive Arts Media.