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Sean J. O'Connell has caught some of the greatest jazz artists in the strangest corners of Los Angeles. His work has appeared regularly in DownBeat, the LA Times and the LA Record. His book "Los Angeles's Central Avenue Jazz" is now available in local bookstores and giant internet superstores.

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Jazz Legend Kenny Burrell Turns 90

A jazz great Kenny Burrell belongs to a galaxy of great musicians including Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, but it all began in Detroit, continued on to countless single-day recording sessions and eventually grew to a venerable university-level jazz program.
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Wayne Shorter: Jazz For the Sake of Future-Sound

Legendary, 82-year-old jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter chats with Artbound about L.A. living, Bill Clinton, and his involvement with the Thelonious Monk Institute.
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Herbie Hancock On Flying Lotus, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Miles Davis Biopic

Artbound chats with renowned pianist Herbie Hancock about sharing the stage with Miles Davis, working with Flying Lotus, playing the keytar and more.
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The Epicness of Kamasi Washington and the West Coast Get Down

More than three dozen of the most influential jazz, R&B and soul musicians took over the stage of the sold out Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The show was a pivotal moment in SoCal jazz.
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Drummer Peter Erskine on Jazz Flick 'Whiplash'

Professional drummer Peter Erskine, whose work has been featured on more than 600 recordings, discusses the new film "Whiplash."
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Bassist Nathan East on Playing for the Pope, Obama, and Daft Punk

The work of Nathan East has been featured on songs by artists like Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, and Daft Punk. The bassists discusses some of his memorable live gigs.
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Billy Berg: Los Angeles' Jazz Nightlife Ace

In the heart of Hollywood, Billy Berg's was a prime jazz club through the 1940s and 1950s.
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From Frank Sinatra to Danny Elfman, Emil Richards' Six Decades of Music

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Remembering Jazzman Gerald Wilson

Iconic bandleader/composer/arranger/educator Gerald Wilson, who passed away last month at the age of 96, was a fixture on the Central Avenue scene in Los Angeles.
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Ernie Andrews: Soul of Los Angeles Jazz

Jazz singer Ernie Andrews will receive LACMA's L.A. Jazz Treasure award, recognizing Andrews' role in L.A.'s early jazz scene.
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