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Celebrate International jazz day on April 30,2015 in Paris, France. Share and spread the word. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock's dream is to have  Jazz performed, heard, watched for 24 hours everywhere in the world :  "the world needs  a little jazz diplomacy"

This is the greatest vinyl show ever organized  in Greece .

Contest is over - Thanks for playing with us - We will be back soon with another JAZZ QUIZZ -  But You can benefit from 2 for 1 ticket offer Wadada Leo Smith The Onassis Cultural Centre (Στέγη Γραμμάτων και Τεχνών) and jazzonline offers you 2 tickets for the price of 1 for Wadada Leo Smith’s concert on Saturday November 1st at 20:30. More http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/jazznews/others/item/2791-pay-one-ticket-get-two.html

Record label UTOPIA MUSIC announces a contest for the best remixes based exclusively on the tracks of the album "SING AS IF NOBODY'S LISTENING".

Legendary Jazz Pianist and Composer Joe Sample Has Died. Joe Sample, who has worked with everyone from B.B. King, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Anita Baker, and more, holds writing, production, and performance credits on hundreds of releases and was a leader in transitioning music from bop to soulful jazz. Since forming The Crusaders (bebop band. By the 1970s the group dropped the “Jazz” and became an enormously successful crossover act, the Crusaders, who played a form of jazz laced with funk and soul.), Sample went on to record 21 solo albums over the last 50 years.

Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. (Thelonious monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerald Wilson on the picture) 

"Mr. Blake rides those vamps like a master.He also knows how to pace a solo so that it buildsto crest after crest, with an oratorical sense of timing." New York Times

The bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz more than a half-century ago as a member of Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking quartet and liberated the bass from its traditional rhythm section role, died on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 76.