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June 2, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jimmy Rowles, lyrical jazz pianist who accompanied such singers as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan and recorded as a soloist with such musicians as Stan Getz and Red Mitchell, has died. He was 77. Rowles, sometimes referred to as "a prophet without honor in his own city" of Los Angeles, died Tuesday of cardiac arrest at Thompson Memorial Hospital in Burbank.
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November 8, 2009 | Keith Thursby
Stacy Rowles, a jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player and vocalist who was the daughter of pianist and composer Jimmy Rowles, has died. She was 54. Rowles died Tuesday at her home in Burbank of complications after a car accident, said her sister, Stephanie Rowles. Rowles was a fixture on the L.A. jazz scene. She played with such groups as Maiden Voyage, the Jazz Birds and Jazz Tap Ensemble. She also built a following in Europe, where she regularly toured. Her recordings included "Looking Back" in 1992 and "Me and the Moon" in 1993, both with her father, and "Tell It Like It Is" in 1984.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1992 | LEONARD FEATHER
Jimmy Rowles the pianist has long been a respected name in music. Jimmy Rowles the composer and lyricist is relatively unfamiliar; thus the tribute offered to him Friday at the Jazz Bakery came as a splendidly revelatory evening.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Stacy Rowles had the great good fortune to have a parent, pianist Jimmy Rowles, who was one of the Southland's most admired jazz artists. More than that, she had the opportunity to share his music and the wisdom to receive his knowledge. Jimmy Rowles probably didn't anticipate that his daughter, now 47, would choose to become one of the rare female trumpet-fluegelhorn players. But their performances together, in the years before his death in 1996, afforded rare and memorable jazz pleasures.
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September 12, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They are, to say the least, an odd couple: A somewhat frail-looking 74-year-old pianist and his daughter, a thirtysomething trumpeter, playing lyrically seductive jazz. "Yeah, an oddity," says Stacy Rowles about her partnership with her father, veteran jazzman Jimmy Rowles. "That's what they called us when we first started working together." But audiences who showed up expecting little more than jazz freak shows soon found themselves marveling at the Rowleses' remarkably intuitive performances.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Stacy Rowles had the great good fortune to have a parent, pianist Jimmy Rowles, who was one of the Southland's most admired jazz artists. More than that, she had the opportunity to share his music and the wisdom to receive his knowledge. Jimmy Rowles probably didn't anticipate that his daughter, now 47, would choose to become one of the rare female trumpet-fluegelhorn players. But their performances together, in the years before his death in 1996, afforded rare and memorable jazz pleasures.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jimmy Rowles may not feel his best these days, but his piano playing remains, to employ the succinct phrase that Duke Ellington used to describe individual excellence, "beyond category." The 74-year-old artist made a rare public appearance Sunday at Maxwell's, where he worked with his brass-playing daughter, Stacy, bassist Jim De Julio and drummer Harold Mason.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2009 | Keith Thursby
Stacy Rowles, a jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player and vocalist who was the daughter of pianist and composer Jimmy Rowles, has died. She was 54. Rowles died Tuesday at her home in Burbank of complications after a car accident, said her sister, Stephanie Rowles. Rowles was a fixture on the L.A. jazz scene. She played with such groups as Maiden Voyage, the Jazz Birds and Jazz Tap Ensemble. She also built a following in Europe, where she regularly toured. Her recordings included "Looking Back" in 1992 and "Me and the Moon" in 1993, both with her father, and "Tell It Like It Is" in 1984.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, Zan Stewart writes regularly about music for The Times
It's his piano playing that has brought Jimmy Rowles fame in the music world in general, and the jazz world in particular. The Rowles sound--produced via a medium-hard touch and based on a keen harmonic and melodic sense that results in a luxuriant sonic luster--has been heard in association with such jazz deities as Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Ben Webster and Carmen McRae.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
Some of the most agreeable dinner music in town is being purveyed Sundays and Mondays by Stacy Rowles in the restaurant/bar at Le Mondrian on the Sunset Strip. Rowles has been here in recent weeks as part of an expanded, seven-nights-a-week music policy that brings David and Suzanne Miller to the room Tuesdays through Saturdays. Making a two-piece group function meaningfully is no simple task, particularly when the instruments in question are a fluegelhorn and a piano.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1996 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Broadside" was just one of several humorous names that was tossed around when Stacy Rowles and Betty O'Hara were starting their all-female jazz quintet in the early '80s. It didn't stick. "Broadside was so audacious. The others would have none of it," said O'Hara, who plays trombone, cornet and sings. "It was a little too crazy," said Rowles, a fluegelhornist, trumpeter, vocalist and daughter of the great pianist Jimmy Rowles. Eventually, they went for Jazzbirds, a name that seemed sensible.
NEWS
June 2, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jimmy Rowles, lyrical jazz pianist who accompanied such singers as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan and recorded as a soloist with such musicians as Stan Getz and Red Mitchell, has died. He was 77. Rowles, sometimes referred to as "a prophet without honor in his own city" of Los Angeles, died Tuesday of cardiac arrest at Thompson Memorial Hospital in Burbank.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 1995 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A lot of musicians claim to have come from musical families. But few can claim as distinguished a parent as trumpeter Stacy Rowles can. * Rowles, who joins guitarist Doug MacDonald's trio tonight at Kikuya in Huntington Beach, is the daughter of Jimmy Rowles, the 76-year-old piano shaman whose career has included stints with Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and Ella Fitzgerald.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1992 | LEONARD FEATHER
Jimmy Rowles the pianist has long been a respected name in music. Jimmy Rowles the composer and lyricist is relatively unfamiliar; thus the tribute offered to him Friday at the Jazz Bakery came as a splendidly revelatory evening.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, Zan Stewart writes regularly about music for The Times
It's his piano playing that has brought Jimmy Rowles fame in the music world in general, and the jazz world in particular. The Rowles sound--produced via a medium-hard touch and based on a keen harmonic and melodic sense that results in a luxuriant sonic luster--has been heard in association with such jazz deities as Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Ben Webster and Carmen McRae.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jimmy Rowles may not feel his best these days, but his piano playing remains, to employ the succinct phrase that Duke Ellington used to describe individual excellence, "beyond category." The 74-year-old artist made a rare public appearance Sunday at Maxwell's, where he worked with his brass-playing daughter, Stacy, bassist Jim De Julio and drummer Harold Mason.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 1987 | LEONARD FEATHER
The Jazz Heritage Foundation numbers among its good works the introduction of jazz to youngsters in schools and the presentation of tributes to musicians who have paid exceptional dues. Kenneth (Red) Norvo, in whose honor the foundation mounted a ceremony Sunday afternoon at At My Place in Santa Monica, has enjoyed a career without parallel in jazz history.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a solid first set at Maxwell's Sunday afternoon, fluegelhornist Stacy Rowles proved that ingenuity can cause plenty of excitement. Working in a low-key manner with a warm, soft tone that sizzled once in a while, Rowles (the daughter of piano notable Jimmy Rowles) roamed the mainstream realm, backed deftly by bassist Jim de Julio's trio (which included pianist Wally Minko and drummer Jim de Julio Jr).
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They are, to say the least, an odd couple: A somewhat frail-looking 74-year-old pianist and his daughter, a thirtysomething trumpeter, playing lyrically seductive jazz. "Yeah, an oddity," says Stacy Rowles about her partnership with her father, veteran jazzman Jimmy Rowles. "That's what they called us when we first started working together." But audiences who showed up expecting little more than jazz freak shows soon found themselves marveling at the Rowleses' remarkably intuitive performances.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a solid first set at Maxwell's Sunday afternoon, fluegelhornist Stacy Rowles proved that ingenuity can cause plenty of excitement. Working in a low-key manner with a warm, soft tone that sizzled once in a while, Rowles (the daughter of piano notable Jimmy Rowles) roamed the mainstream realm, backed deftly by bassist Jim de Julio's trio (which included pianist Wally Minko and drummer Jim de Julio Jr).
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