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Jazz Musician Bobby Hutcherson Dies Aged 75

Hutcherson died Monday (15Aug16) at his family home in Montara, San Francisco, from complications related to emphysema, a family friend confirmed to the New York TimesThe musician is best known for his innovative, eclectic approach...

Herbie Hancock Lands Role In Luc Besson's Valerian Film

The French director revealed the news on Instagram.com on Saturday (12Dec15), posting a headshot of his music idol with the caption, "Herbie Hancock is a legend. His music was my only friend at...

Quincy Jones Honoured For Humanitarian Work

The songwriter and producer received the Humanitarian Award from officials at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at their gala event, where he was celebrated with special performances from Ledisi, Patti Austin, saxophonist...

Lady Gaga Presented With Art Award

The pop star was presented with the Young Artist Award in recognition for her contribution to the art world during the annual gala for Americans for the Arts in her native New York...

Sophia Loren Dismayed By Selfie Culture

Sophia Loren hates selfie culture.The 81-year-old screen icon is dismayed by the credence given to social media and the fact people can be famous for having millions of Twitter or Instagram followers.Sophia feels relieved she...

Quincy Jones To Be Honoured For Philanthropic Efforts

The 82 year old will receive the Herbie Hancock Humanitarian Award in recognition of spearheading the production of benefit recordings for African famine relief and victims of Superstorm Sandy, which ravaged America's East...

Jazz Mogul Bruce Lundvall Dead At 79

Bruce Lundvall, a former CEO at Blue Note Records, passed away on Tuesday (19May15) in a New Jersey hospital after failing to regain consciousness following recent surgery, according to his biographer Dan Ouellette....

Ed Sheeran To Perform With Jeff Lynne's Elo At Grammy Awards

Ed Sheeran will perform with Jeff Lynne's ELO at the Grammy Awards.The star-studded performance at the 57th annual music ceremony on Sunday (08.02.15) will also feature 'Your Body Is a Wonderland' hitmaker and seven-time Grammy...

Herbie Hancock And Chick Corea Touring Together Again After 37 Years

Jazz icons Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea are reuniting to embark on their first tour together in 37 years.The renowned musicians and longtime friends will kick off a joint world tour of piano concerts in...

Herbie Hancock Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award

Jazz veteran Herbie Hancock has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award during a special benefit concert at the iconic Apollo Theater in New York City.Hancock was handed the prestigious prize in recognition of his...

Herbie Hancock Supporting Drug Charge Pal

Jazz veteran Herbie Hancock has written a letter to a judge in support of a friend who is facing jail on drugs charges.Bruce Veniero, 71, is facing 10 years in prison after spending more than...

Bono's Star-studded Birthday Bash

Bono celebrated his 54th birthday with a star-studded party on May 10.The U2 frontman invited everyone from Pharrell Williams to Jared Leto to help him mark the special day with a giant houseparty at the...

Pharrell Williams Explains The Reasons Behind His Son's Name, Rocket.

Pharrell Williams, the hip-hop artist best known for the Oscar-nominated single 'Happy', revealed the meaning behind the name of his son Rocket Ayer, born in 2008. The name serves as a homage to Williams' favourite...

Herbie Hancock Lands Honorary Post At U.s. University

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock is set to give students an insight into his career when he delivers six lectures at a U.S. university later this year (14).The veteran musician has been appointed the 2014 Norton...

Snoop Dogg And John Kerry Living A Boss' Life In The White House [Video]

The Obama administration has seen some unlikely celebrity allies rub shoulders with the political elite, yet the recent encounter between Secretary of State John Kerry and Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Doggy Dogg, aka Snoopzilla, might...

Stevie Wonder Performs Classic 1976 Album In Full At Charity Gig

Stevie Wonder turned his annual holiday benefit into a star-studded affair on Saturday (21Dec13) as he performed his classic double album Songs In The Key Of Life in its entirety, with a little help from...

Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Shirley Maclaine To Be Honored By Kennedy Center

This year's Kennedy Center honorees include Singer/ songwriter Billy Joel, pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, musician Carlos Santana, and actress Shirley MacLaine, and opera soprano Martina Arroyo: all who will be honored in a fabulous...

Billy Joel And Carlos Santana To Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Rock icon Billy Joel, legendary guitarist Carlos Santana and jazz star Herbie Hancock are set to be feted at 2013 Kennedy Center Honors.Actress/singer Shirley MAClaine and opera star Martina Arroyo will also be among the...

Herbie Hancock Leads All-star Jazz Line-up For Charity Gala

Legendary pianist Herbie Hancock led an all-star line-up including Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding at a charity benefit concert in New York on Thursday (13Dec12).The musicians were later joined by...

Herbie Hancock To Release Memoir

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock is set to give fans an insight into his life by releasing his memoir.The veteran musician has enjoyed a stellar career as one of the pioneers of jazz, scooping a staggering...

Herbie Hancock To Launch International Jazz Day

Veteran musician Herbie Hancock is set to launch a new initiative to celebrate jazz across the globe with a star-studded concert series featuring Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas.The legendary pianist, who is...

Revered Rock Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dies, Aged 64

The revered rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose has passed away, aged 64, BBC News reports today (March 5, 2012). According to his booking agent Jim Douglas, Ronnie died at his California home on Saturday (March 3,...

Neil Diamond Honored By Obama In Washington

Neil Diamond was among those honoured in Washington over the weekend, the performer receiving one of the most prestigious arts awards in America after being given a Kennedy Center Honour alongside actress Meryl Streep, jazz...

Jennifer Hudson & Herbie Hancock For Obama's Birthday Fundraiser

Herbie Hancock and Jennifer Hudson will help U.S. President Barack Obama celebrate his 50th birthday with a concert on Wednesday (03Aug11).The American leader, who turns 50 on Thursday (04Aug11), will mark his big day with...

Herbie Hancock Made A U.n. Goodwill Ambassador

Jazz icon Herbie Hancock has been appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.The celebrated musician, founder of The International Committee of Artists for Peace, was named the organisation's latest celebrity ambassador for the United Nations Educational,...

Herbie Hancock To Premiere Miles Davis Tribute Concert In Istanbul

Turkey's Istanbul International Jazz Festival has landed a pair of firsts - Paul Simon will make his first appearance in the country when he closes the event next month (Jul11) and Herbie Hancock will debut...

Carlos Santana And Cindy Blackman Marry Despite The Rain

CARLOS SANTANA, the legendary Mexican-American rock guitarist, married his drummer girlfriend CINDY BLACKMAN on 19th December 2010, reports People Magazine. The couple tied the knot during an intimate ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton on the island...

Carlos Santana Didn't Mind Wedding Rain

Carlos Santana didn't mind that it rained on his wedding day. The legendary 'Black Magic Woman' guitarist married drummer Cindy Blackman on the island of Maui in Hawaii on December 19 and said bad weather...

Simon & Hancock To Celebrate Anniversary Of Kennedy's Inauguration

Rocker PAUL SIMON, jazz great HERBIE HANCOCK and actress/singer JULIE ANDREWS will help to mark the 50th anniversary of late U.S. president JOHN F. KENNEDY's inauguration when they take to the stage at a special...

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