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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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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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January 19, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
At the Indigo Jazz Club in the Compton Lazben Hotel a new jazz partnership is being tried out this week, as the saxophonist Red Holloway locks horns with the trumpeter Stacy Rowles. Though there had clearly been no rehearsal and the group had no original material to lend it a personal character, the results were generally encouraging.
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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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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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October 6, 2000 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stacy Rowles' jazz pedigree is impeccable. The trumpeter/flugelhornist is the daughter of pianist Jimmy Rowles, who worked with singers Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan and instrumentalists Ben Webster and Gerry Mulligan. He also taught piano to vocal sensation Diana Krall in the early 1990s.
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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.
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.
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December 24, 1991 | LEONARD FEATHER
If there were such a category as lounge jazz, the music played at Drake's in Glendale by Jimmy and Stacy Rowles and Eric Von Essen would qualify as a splendid illustration of the genre. As the only celebrated father-daughter team on the jazz scene, the Rowleses have worked together off and on for several years. Friday they were seemingly under wraps, but the implicit don't-disturb-the-diners mood did little to minimize their impact.
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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.
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October 6, 2000 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stacy Rowles' jazz pedigree is impeccable. The trumpeter/flugelhornist is the daughter of pianist Jimmy Rowles, who worked with singers Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan and instrumentalists Ben Webster and Gerry Mulligan. He also taught piano to vocal sensation Diana Krall in the early 1990s.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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 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.
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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.
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December 24, 1991 | LEONARD FEATHER
If there were such a category as lounge jazz, the music played at Drake's in Glendale by Jimmy and Stacy Rowles and Eric Von Essen would qualify as a splendid illustration of the genre. As the only celebrated father-daughter team on the jazz scene, the Rowleses have worked together off and on for several years. Friday they were seemingly under wraps, but the implicit don't-disturb-the-diners mood did little to minimize their impact.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
At the Indigo Jazz Club in the Compton Lazben Hotel a new jazz partnership is being tried out this week, as the saxophonist Red Holloway locks horns with the trumpeter Stacy Rowles. Though there had clearly been no rehearsal and the group had no original material to lend it a personal character, the results were generally encouraging.
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