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  • Win Tickets to Divas of the Silver Screen

    December 10, 2015. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Lena Horne in Till the Clouds Roll By
    Lena Horne in Till the Clouds Roll By

    Divas of the Silver Screen: Celebrating Lena Horne, Rosemary Clooney & Ethel Waters at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    Fill out the form below to enter. Entries collected 12am-11:59pm, Friday, December 11, 2016 only. Three winners will be selected. Prize includes two tickets for the performance listed below. More information about the performance here.

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  • The Guy Who Makes The Best Cowbells

    December 10, 2015

    In The Bronx, there's a man who builds instruments for the world's great Latin percussionists: Tito Puente, Eddie Montalvo, Giovanni Hidalgo, Bobby Sanabria. He has no signs, no storefront, no advertising of any kind, but people from around the world call him for work. After all, nothing sounds quite like one of his handmade cowbells.

    Calixto "Cali" Rivera's father was a guitar maker, and his son picked up the tradition of craftsmanship. But Cali gravitated to the drums — he's a timbale player — and made congas, bongos and other percussion instruments. These days, he specializes in high-quality cowbells of all sorts. He's in his late 70s, with only his wife for administrative support, yet he cranks out dozens a week.

    Jazz Night In America recently visited Rivera at his JCR Percussion workshop to find out how, for nearly 40 years, he's transformed strong metal into strong bells.

    Copyright 2015 WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/series/347139849/jazz-night-in-america.

  • Win tickets to Jazz at the Riverdale Y

    December 8, 2015. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Jazz Takes on the Classics - Riverdale Y

    Ted Rosenthal Trio plus the Inventions Trio perform jazz interpretations of themes from the classical repertoire.

    "Sit back and enjoy these wonderfully creative takes on ten compositions from the classical canon that have never sounded so cool" - allaboutjazz.com

    Ted Rosenthal (piano), Noriko Ueda (bass), John Riley (drums), and Inventions Trio (with Bill Mays - piano, Marvin Stamm- trumpet, Alisa Horn - cello)

    Fill out the form below to enter. Entries collected 12am-3pm, Wednesday, December 9, 2016 only. Three winners will be selected. Prize includes two tickets for the performance listed below.

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