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Ornette Coleman Celebrated By Famous Friends At Memorial

The jazz saxophonist suffered a cardiac arrest and died on 11 June (15), and his famous friends gathered for a tribute event at Riverside Church. Ono headlined the sombre memorial as she...

Ornette Coleman Tributes Pour In From Tom Morello And Ava Duvernay

The music pioneer died in New York after suffering a cardiac arrest, aged 85, and famous fans have flooded social media to celebrate his legacy. Rage Against the MAChine's Morello was among...

Ornette Coleman Has Died

Ornette Coleman has died aged 85.The experimental jazz legend - the first to win a Pulitzer Prize for a recording - passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in New York City this morning (11.06.15),...

Jazz Legend Ornette Coleman Dies At 85

The Grammy Award-winning musician's representative confirmed that he died in Manhattan, New York after suffering a cardiac arrest. Coleman was a jazz saxophonist, composer, violinist and trumpeter who was widely considered a...

Jazz Legend Ornette Coleman Sues Former Friends Over Album Release

The revered saxophonist claims Amir Ziv and Jordan MCLean had no right to release sessions they recorded with him while he was sharing his musical knowledge with them in 2009. Coleman, who...

Bob Dylan Joins American Academy Of Arts And Letters

Bob Dylan has become the first rock star to be voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.The 71-year-old musician has been made an honorary member of the elite society after officials were unable...

Coleman And Hill Take Jazz Honours

Jazz musicians ORNETTE COLEMAN and the late ANDREW HILL swept the board at the JJA Jazz Awards on Thursday (28Jun07). Coleman took the top honour at the New York ceremony - winning the Pulitzer prize...

Jazz Star Coleman Suffers Heat Stroke At Bonnoroo

Saxophonist ORNETTE COLEMAN was hospitalised suffering from heat stroke after collapsing onstage at the Bonnoroo Festival in Tennessee on Sunday (17Jun07). The 77-year-old jazz star was rushed to a medical tent and given fluids after...

Grammy Honours For The Doors, The Grateful Dead And Baez

The Grammy Awards got off to an early start last night (10FEB07) when iconic rockers THE DOORS, folk singer JOAN BAEZ and rockers THE GRATEFUL DEAD picked up prizes for lifetime achievement. Opera singer MARIA...

Ertegun Brothers To Be Honoured At Montreux

Music mogul brothers AHMET and NESUHI ERTEGUN are to be honoured at the 40th annual Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland with an all-star tribute. Ahmet, the Atlantic Records founder, will be feted with a tribute...

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