Chico Hamilton

Spinning on Air

The Elegant—and Elegantly Odd—Jazz Cello of Fred Katz

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Fred Katz was the first cellist to achieve prominence in jazz in the 1950s; and he was an innovator in more than just his choice of instrument. As a composer he combined jazz and classical influences into elegant--and sometimes elegantly odd--musical Mid-Century Modernism. Katz died September 7, 2013, at age 94. David Garland celebrates Katz's life and work with a wide range of his playful, imaginative music.

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Winter Jazzfest Brings New Projects In Jazz To Stage

Friday, January 07, 2011

Some of the hottest names in jazz are performing Friday night in the West Village at the seventh annual Winter Jazzfest.

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