Terri Lyne Carrington is just 11 years old and hanging backstage at a concert hall with her friend “Ella” — that’s Ella Fitzgerald to us mere mortals — and the jazz legend wants to introduce her to jazz virtuoso Oscar Peterson, who had just finished performing.
Improvisation is an important and necessary part of jazz. The fact that jazz makes allowances for any artist to give their own touches to the music adds a certain appeal to the musical genre. It also often draws inspiration from life experiences and human emotions. And it’s because of this flexibility and freedom of expression that jazz music is slowly becoming popular among the masses.
PALM SPRINGS, Dec 18: Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her musical partnership with Louis Prima, has died of apparent heart failure in Palm Springs. She was 89.
Jazz may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but the Kathmandu Jazz Festival continues to put up a strong case for it. They are in their 15th year already and, in all this while, they have managed to sway many Nepalis – literally and figuratively – over to their side with their sounds and music.
A pioneer for introducing Gypsy Jazz in Nepal in 2000, Hari Maharjan has been dedicated in the field of music as a guitarist for more than two decades now. Gypsy jazz, which he introduced in Nepal, is a style of jazz music believed to have been started around Paris in the 1930s.
KATHMANDU, April 25: A week of Jazz celebration has kicked off in Kathmandu and Patan that will continue until Sunday to mark the International Jazz Day 2017. The event is organized by Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory (KJC) in collaboration with UNESCO and different organizations.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Local and foreign musicians will get together to offer a unique show with jazz classics from legends such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington that every music enthusiast will be able to enjoy. This special concert will take place at Moksh Bar in Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur on Saturday, Dec 3.