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Tuesday, December 11 2012

Did anyone see the coverage of Dave Brubeck's death this past Sunday on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood? The late Ed Bradley must have left his mark on CBS News, as he was a huge champion for jazz music and its history. Refreshing to say the least.


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Posted by: Tom Pethic AT 07:12 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, December 05 2012

I am very saddened by the news that Dave Brubeck passed away today. God bless him, as he lived 1 day shy of living 92 full years on this earth! Over the years, he has had a love affair with Rochester, New York. I'll never forget when I interviewed him several years ago after his performance at the Rochester International Jazz Festival. He talked about how he felt when he made it on the cover of Time magazine before Duke Ellington did. I remember him saying during my interview with him, "It made me sad. He should have been first. He was my mentor." What a self-less human being he was. Thanks for ALL the years of your great music. Rochester will miss you Mr. Brubeck! RIP Maestro

I'll be airing a special 2 hour tribute to Dave Brubeck and his music on Artistry in Jazz, starting at 6 pm on Saturday, December 8th, streaming at Jazz901.org and broadcasting on Jazz 90.1 FM - WGMC.

Posted by: Tom Pethic AT 04:00 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, July 21 2010
Celebrating his eighty-ninth birthday this Saturday July 24th and beginning his seventh decade as a working musician, Billy Taylor remains dedicated to the proposition that Jazz is America’s Classical Music.??Dr. Taylor, who has spent his entire life as a musician, composer, writer, educator, broadcaster and Jazz advocate, remains active as he plots his course for year 90.
Posted by: Tom Pethic AT 06:09 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, July 21 2010

Celebrating his eighty-ninth birthday this Saturday July 24th and beginning his seventh decade as a working musician, Billy Taylor remains dedicated to the proposition that Jazz is America’s Classical Music.??Dr. Taylor, who has spent his entire life as a musician, composer, writer, educator, broadcaster and Jazz advocate, remains active as he plots his course for year 90.

Posted by: Tom Pethic AT 06:02 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, May 18 2010
The jazz world lost another giant on Sunday, May 16th, 2010. Jazz pianist Hank Jones died at age 91. He was much low key, compared to his younger brothers, Thad and Elvin. However, he was one of the most highly regarded pianists in the business. I played a tribute show in honor of Mr. Jones on May 17th. I urge you to look into his music more, if you haven't done so.
Posted by: Tom Pethic AT 12:08 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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