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Denzel Washington Set To Host Concert

DENZEL WASHINGTON, the ACADEMY AWARD winning actor, is set to host the 17th annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11th 2010, reports USA Today. The event will be held in Oslo, Norway, and will...

Cosby Joins Hancock's Birthday Concert Celebrations

Comedian BILL COSBY will help to celebrate pianist HERBIE HANCOCK's 70th birthday at an upcoming concert held in the jazz icon's honour.The gig, part of New York's CareFusion Jazz Festival, is set to feature The...

Beyonce Knowles Up For Mobo Trio

Beyonce Knowles has been nominated for three MOBOs.The 'Beautiful Nightmare' singer is up for Best Video for 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)', Best International Act and Best Album for 'I Am... Sasha Fierce'...

Hancock Gets Police Visit After False Alarm

Jazz great HERBIE HANCOCK received an unexpected visit from Los Angeles police on Tuesday night (23Jun09) after accidentally setting off his burglar alarm.A crew of seven cops arrived at the legendary musician's Hollywood Hills pad...

Pioneering Jazz Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard Dies Aged 70

Jazz legend Freddie Hubbard died on Monday (December 29th) at the age of 70, his manager has confirmed.The Grammy-winner, who worked with the likes of Mile Davis and John Coltrane, was credited with having transformed...

By on 30 December 2008

Artists Emerge For Second Series Of Live From Abbey Road

JAMES BLUNT, MARY J BLIGE, DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS and PANIC AT THE DISCIO will be among the first handful of performers that are confirmed for new episodes of the television show Live From Abbey...

By on 25 April 2008

Flo Rida Tops Us Billboard Chart For Ninth Week

Flo Rida has topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth consecutive week.The rapper's hit Low remained on top after a week when there was only one new entry in the top ten.Chris Brown's...

By on 21 February 2008

Hancock Made Peace With Favourite West On The Red Carpet

Shocked Album of The Year Grammy winner HERBIE HANCOCK made peace with rival KANYE WEST on the red carpet of the glitzy Los Angeles event on Sunday (10Feb08). The jazz great didn't expect his River:...

Five Grammys For Winehouse

Amy Winehouse has scooped five prizes at the Grammy awards despite being unable to attend the Los Angeles ceremony.The Back to Black star was named best new artist while also claiming the record of the...

By on 11 February 2008

Late Show For Winehouse Visa

Amy Winehouse has belatedly been granted the visa she needed to perform in person at tonight's Grammy awards.The British singer had attempted to process the work permit earlier last week but her application was initially...

By on 10 February 2008

Hancock Calls On Famous Friends For Mitchell Tribute

TINA TURNER, CORINNE BAILEY RAE and LEONARD COHEN are among the stars who'll join jazz great HERBIE HANCOCK on his upcoming JONI MITCHELL tribute album. Hancock has reworked a handful of Mitchell classics on River:...

Hancock To Celebrate Jazz University Move With Gig

Jazz legend HERBIE HANCOCK will perform for students at the newly-relocated Thelonious Monk Institute Of Jazz in New Orleans, Louisiana later today (02APR07). The legendary pianist will take to the stage with saxophonist WAYNE SHORTER...

A Month Of Honours For Morricone

Celebrated movie composer ENNIO MORRICONE will have no problems remembering February, 2007 for the rest of his life - as well as receiving an Oscar honour, the world's biggest music names are paying tribute to...

Retired Joni Mitchell Plans Comeback

Music legend JONI MITCHELL is to come out of retirement to record her first new album for eight years. The singer/songwriter claims world events and her dislike of the current US leadership has inspired her...

Jazz Drummer Alias Dies

Jazz drummer DON ALIAS died in New York last week (28MAR06). He was 66. The percussionist, who has played for MILES DAVIS, NINA SIMONE, LOU REED, HERBIE HANCOCK, JONI MITCHELL and DIZZY GILLESPIE during his...

Springsteen Joins Superstars At New Orleans Festival

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is taking his new group to the 2006 New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival, making the April and May (06) event one of the year's top tickets. Springsteen retired his E STREET BAND...

Grammy Bosses Pay Tribute To New Orleans

Organisers of tonight's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards are planning a tribute to devastated New Orleans by inviting locals ALLEN TOUSSAINT and DR JOHN to jam with ELVIS COSTELLO and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. BONNIE RAITT, U2's THE...

Collaborations To Cap Grammy Night

Next month's (FEB06) Grammy Awards show is shaping up to be a night of collaborations following the news that country stars FAITH HILL and KEITH URBAN have agreed to perform together. MARY J BLIGE...

Hancock's Duets Inspiration

HERBIE HANCOCK used CARLOS SANTANA's groundbreaking SUPERNATURAL album to inspire his own duets LP POSSIBILITIES. The jazz legend collaborated with a host of stars from all musical genres for POSSIBILITIES, including acts as diverse...

Herbie Humbled By Aguilera

Humble jazz star HERBIE HANCOCK was stunned when CHRISTINA AGUILERA and JOSS STONE agreed to appear on his new album - even though he'd never met them. The musician has put together a star-studded...

Aguilera Has A Song For Jazz Great Hancock

CHRISTINA AGUILERA has recorded a duet with jazz legend HERBIE HANCOCK on his new album POSSIBILITIES. The odd couple have performed a cover of LEON RUSSELL's A SONG FOR YOU. Other collaborations on...

Herbie Hancock Blown Away By Aguilera

Jazz legend HERBIE HANCOCK was dumbstruck by CHRISTINA AGUILERA's incredible vocal prowess after recording a track with her. The BEAUTIFUL pop beauty impressed Hancock so much, he hails her work as "perfect" from the...

Hancock Teams Up With Famous Friends On New Album

Jazz great HERBIE HANCOCK is recording an album of his most-loved tunes with his favourite famous friends. The ROCK IT hitmaker has already recorded STING's SISTER MOON with the former THE POLICE singer and...

Guru Signs Cullum And Melua For Next Cd

Hip-hop star GURU has signed a host of top British music stars including JAMIE CULLUM and KATIE MELUA to sing and rap on his long-awaited follow-up to 2000 album JAZZMATAZZ, VOL 3: STREETSOUL. The...

Herbie Hancock Receives Jazz Award

Jazz legend HERBIE HANCOCK has been honoured with the JAZZ MASTERS FELLOWSHIP AWARD from the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS. Hancock received the award - the American government's most prestigious honour for jazz musicians...

Quincy Jones Snubs Michael Jackson

Troubled superstar MICHAEL JACKSON has been dealt a cruel snub by former producer QUINCY JONES - who has turned down Jacko's offer to star in the WE ARE THE FUTURE musical extravaganza. Stars including...

Quincy Jones Plans Huge Charity Event For Kids

NORAH JONES, JAY-Z, LL COOL J, STING and HERBIE HANCOCK are among a host of stars who have signed up to perform in a giant concert, set to be broadcast internationally in May (04)....

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