Jason Moran

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Sax man Charles Lloyd to appear at the Dakota


Whenever master saxophonist Charles Lloyd appears at the Dakota, it’s a beloved occasion. Not to mention, the crowd capacity for these sort of memorable events are always to the max. Next week, Lloyd returns to the Dakota just in time to celebrate his 75th birthday with performances on March 10-11, sets at 7 and 9 pm. He was born on March 15 in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the late 1960s, Lloyd has continued to make rare concert appearances around the world. Continue Reading →

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Best albums of 2011 make for optimism about 2012



As the year 2011 ends and 2012 begins, one word comes to mind: optimistic. Optimistic is how I feel. Kind of like the song “Optimistic,” sung by the Sounds of Blackness and written by Jimmy Jam for his mother. It’s one of my favorite songs. And I’ve told Jimmy so. Continue Reading →

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