Ron Carter: Mr. 2,221…and Counting

If you love jazz, but you don’t know who Ron Carter is, you really don’t love jazz. Why do we say that? Because Ron Carter is one of the most prolific, innovative and influential bassists in jazz history. He’s also played with a number of the greats. From Lena Horne to B.B. King, Miles Davis […]

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Night is Alive’s own Kathy Salem is committed to supporting the future of jazz

When she isn’t managing some of the nation’s most inventive and respected jazz musicians, Kathy Salem, the Managing Director of Night is Alive, is helping to ensure that the aspirations of college musicians become a reality. Last week, four young men at Florida A&M University became the inaugural recipients of the Kathy Salem Jazz Scholarship. […]

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How are Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick related?

Nitch Drinkard married Delia McCaskill and had eight children. The second oldest of the Drinkard children was Lee. She married Mancel Warrick. They had three children: Delia (named after the grandmother), Mancel Jr. and Dionne. When Dionne produced her first single in 1962, her last name was mis-spelled as Warwick instead of Warrick. She decided […]

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Jazz Up Your Christmas

Fall is here and you know what that means—Christmas is coming soon. Now if you love the holiday, that’s great! Why? Because you’ll probably enjoy it when your favorite stores start blasting the Christmas carols you love in November. Oh yes. For you, this definitely is the most wonderful time of the year. As for […]

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Order Willie Jones III Tickets Today

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Order Willie Jones III Tickets Today” google_fonts=”font_family:Playfair%20Display%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20italic%3A700%3Aitalic”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1529187104333{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] Drummer Willie Jones III is best experienced front row, and “full throttle.” His latest release is Groundwork featuring compositions by Cedar Walton,  Eric Reed and Buster Williams. When Willie was still living in LA, Billy Higgins told him: “Don’t wait for somebody else to decide when you are ready to be a leader.”  Well… Willie is now […]

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