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Pair searching for more recognition for Mildred Bailey

The lack of footage showcasing the talent of jazz star Mildred Bailey is probably the reason the former Spokane resident isn't as well-known as her iconic contemporaries Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

Band’s pandemic diversion leads to every-night gig in park

NEW YORK – What started as a way for two musicians to get out of the house during the pandemic has turned into nightly concerts at the boathouse in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park – with fans who expect them to play three to four hours a night, seven nights a week.

Local music teachers take a turn in the spotlight

This weekend, Jody Graves, recent Steinway Hall of Fame inductee, will join the Spokane Jazz Orchestra for a concert showcasing some of the best work of American composer George Gershwin.

Jazz Fest to ring in 53rd year at UI

The University of Idaho kicks off its 53rd Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Friday with two days of workshops, music competitions and performances including Friday’s headliners, the vocal jazz group Vertical Voices.

Roger Powell Jr. seamless fit on Gonzaga’s coaching staff

First-year Gonzaga assistant Roger Powell Jr. is proficient at key tasks, but he’s also capable of adding a personal touch. He can compile scouting reports and then suit up and play with the scout team, demonstrating what the Zags might see from an opposing player.

Review: Diana Krall at the FICA is an all-around showcase of talent and skill

Canadian jazz singer-songwriter and pianist Diana Krall – dressed in black boots, black pants and a rock-star black leather jacket with noise-making accoutrements – strolled onstage Monday night at 7:40 at the First Interstate Center for the Arts with her four-man band for their “Turn Up the Quiet” world tour stop.

Jazz concert by Frankie and Tom Magnuson to benefit Buddhist Institute

Jazz musicians and London regulars Frankie and Tom Magnuson are back in Spokane, and the son-and-father music duo are performing Sunday at the Benefit Gala for Peace & Friendship in support of the Buddhist Institute of Universal Compassion. The Magnuson men are part of the contemporary London jazz scene – with Frankie Magnuson on keyboards and Tom Magnuson on drums – and their sound has been described as commandingly cool smooth jazz.