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Norman Granz Centennial + Roland Kirk, Benny Carter & Jack DeJohnette Birthdays

Night Train marks the centennial birthday of producer, concert presenter, manager and activist Norman Granz. We’ll hear music from the Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts he presented, and some of the c... read more

55 up: Monterey Jazz Festival goes on the road

All are stars in their own right, and all have made multiple appearances at the fest. The group reflects a great touring tradition in the spirit of Norman Granz’s Jazz at the Philharmonic, bringing to... read more

Jazz In Connecticut -- The Early Years

A younger, less inhibited set of jazz lovers in that era danced in the aisles at Hartford's hallowed cultural center, The Bushnell Memorial, at Norman Granz's fabled Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP) co... read more

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Jazz and the Philharmonic premiered February 2014.

Two years in the making from concept to broadcast, the project harkens back to seventy years ago when producer and impresario Norman Granz expanded the scope of the jazz audience from clubs to classic... read more


Remembering a jazz legend

At first, I was thinking “Jazz at the Philharmonic” producer Norman Granz got that title just right back in the 1970s. But then I realized I actually know about not just one but two of Ella’s other pe... read more

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at 91

Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who led the way on his instrument in the ... Jazz at the Philharmonic producer Norman Granz paired DeFranco with pianists Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson for mem... read more

Review: Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson's 'Plays' Series Complete

Peterson had already recorded for RCA Victor in Canada before jazz impresario Norman Granz, creator of the "Jazz at the Philharmonic" stage shows and founder of Clef (later Verve) Records, brought Pet... read more

Gambia: The Incredible Bud Powell - (pioneer of the Modern Jazz Piano)

We continue to write about jazz because of a strong passion for the creative arts ... Powell's most important recordings were all completed by the time he was thirty. His work with Norman Granz in the ... read more

Vinyl Release For Historic Ella Fitzgerald Live Album ‘Ella At Zardi’s’

This follows its limited-edition release for Record Store Day on blue and pink vinyl, which gave the legendary singer her first No. 1 on the Jazz Albums chart and second ... was recorded by Verve foun... read more

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

Jazz at the Philharmonic producer Norman Granz paired DeFranco with pianists Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson for memorable recordings. DeFranco performed at leading venues around the world and was repeat... read more



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