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Trumpeter/arranger Todd Simon (Ethio Cali) drops Jazz on 45 mixtape

Los Angeles trumpeter/arranger/producer powerhouse Todd M. Simon (Quantic/Ethio Cali/Kelis/TV on the Radio/Madlib/Antibalas) is a lover of jazz 45s. He’s assembled a…

July 31st, 2015 | | Mixtape
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Chico Hamilton was the quintessential jazz drummer

Percussionist and jazz legend Chico Hamilton passed away on November 26, 2013. He was ninety-two. The following article was written for Wax Poetics Issue 23, June/July 2007.

November 27th, 2013 | | Articles
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Wax Poetics Presents Roy Ayers

For the last eight months, we’ve been working with Marcus Samuelsson’s Ginny’s Supper Club in the basement of his Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem. It’s quickly become uptown’s apex of live entertainment.

November 21st, 2012 | | Events

Gypsy King

Gábor Szabó was born in Budapest, Hungary, on March 8, 1936. Largely self-taught, Szabó blended jazz, pop-rock, and his native…

March 8th, 2011 | | Today in History
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José James dances effortlessly between classic vocal jazz and electronic funk

If it’s true what Zappa said, that “jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny,” then its oft-maligned and sickly cousin,…

January 13th, 2011 | | Articles
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Buddy Collette

Los Angeles jazz legend Buddy Collette (sax, flute, clarinet) left for that great gig in the sky on September 19….

September 24th, 2010 | | In Memoriam
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We’re About the Business

The following is a play-by-play account of Chuck Brown’s latest release, We’re About the Business, which was released on Raw…

March 18th, 2008 | | Articles
Issue 23

Issue 23

Street Songs was Rick James’s masterpiece, his ghetto symphony. The Stone City Band raps about the making of this historical…

June 30th, 2007 | | Wax Poetics Magazine