December 16, 1991 |
Jazzy News: Three jazz greats--singer Betty Carter, pianist Dorothy Donegan and trumpeter Harry (Sweets) Edison--were named to the Jazz Hall of Fame of the National Endowment for the Arts during the weekend. Each of the 1991 American Jazz Masters Fellowship winners will receive $20,000, to be presented Jan. 10 at a concert in Miami featuring the Count Basie Orchestra. Donegan and Edison are Los Angeles residents.
April 2, 1987 |
The Los Angeles Jazz Society announced 10 nominees for its fifth annual tribute award to a local artist on Tuesday. They are Ray Brown, Monty Budwig, Red Callender, Conte Candoli, Benny Carter, Bob Cooper, Teddy Edwards, Victor Feldman, Joe Pass and Marshal Royal. The winner will be announced May 31 and will appear at the society's award concert Sept. 13. Among previous honorees: Harry (Sweets) Edison (1983), Shelly Manne (1984), John Collins (1985) and Jimmy Rowles (1986).
April 18, 1997
A long list of jazz bands and musicians, including Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Smith, the Frank Capp Juggernaut, Teddy Edwards Brass/String Ensemble, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Larance Marable, John Heard, Sherman Ferguson, Billy Mitchell, John Bolivar, Al Williams and others, are scheduled to appear Sunday in a benefit concert, "Hello Ernie: A Tribute to Ernie and Dolores Andrews and Family" at the Musicians' Union, 817 N. Vine St., 1-6 p.m. Admission: $20 donation. Information: (818) 893-0024.
January 29, 1990 |
Friends and admirers of Ella Fitzgerald, from a 15-year-old tap dancer to trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, will perform at an American Heart Assn. fund-raiser honoring the singer. The Feb. 12 show at Avery Fisher Hall in New York includes performances by tap dancer Savion Glover, George Shearing, Linda Ronstadt, Cab Calloway, Andre Previn, Joe Williams, Honi Coles and the Copasetics, Bobby McFerrin, Manhattan Transfer and opera diva Jessye Norman.
June 13, 1986
Here is the order of apperance for the acts at the Playboy Jazz Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The lineup is subject to change. Saturday, 2:30 to 11 p.m.: Cal State Long Beach Jazz Band; Newport All-Stars with George Wein, Slam Stewart and others; Rare Silk; Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers; George Howard; Yellowjackets; Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass; Mel Torme; Miles Davis; Andrae Crouch. Sunday, 2 p.m. 10:30 p.m.: Hennessy Jazz Search winner; L.A.
March 31, 1999 |
Joe Williams, considered by many to be the finest jazz singer of his generation, died on a Las Vegas street after collapsing while apparently trying to walk home from a hospital. He was 80. Williams was found Monday afternoon a few blocks from his home after hospital personnel alerted police that he was missing. Williams' manager, John Levy, said the singer had been in the city's Sunrise Hospital for the last few days and was hospitalized earlier in Seattle because of breathing problems.