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Igmar Thomas of Revive Big Band chats with Hip-Hop Wired about his career, the upcoming Hip Hop & festival, and more.

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The music world lost a giant before 2023 came to a close with the passing of soulful Jazz great Les McCann.

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Ahmad Jamal, a giant in the Jazz scene, has died. The legendary pianist performed well into his 80s and was sampled heavily in Hip-Hop.

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Wayne Shorter, one of the giants of jazz and a wizard with the saxophone, was part of the genre's experimental shifts of the 1960s and 1970s

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Ramsey Lewis, the jazz pianist who enjoyed a six-decade career recording 80 albums and earning three Grammy Awards, has died at the age of 87. The Chicago, Illinois musician's influence was prominent in classical music, R&B, and in later years, a major influence in Hip-Hop.

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It seems Iman Shumpert’s moves are not just limited to the basketball court. He recently went viral for his steps on Dancing With The Stars. 

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According to Bey, he was given the impression that the production company was on board with the film but apparently, he was given improper information.

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The legendary musician was battling a rare form of cancer, according to details provided by his family.

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The Brooklyn rapper joins forces with Italian jazz band Dumbo Station for the April 24 release.

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The New Orleans musician, educator, and patriarch of the sprawling Marsalis family was 85.

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Jazz lovers and the music world, in general, is joined in mourning after news that legendary vocalist Nancy Wilson has passed away. The Grammy Award-winning Ohio native had one of the genre’s most distinctive singing styles and a body of work that spanned over the course of decades.

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For decades, Jazz musician and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has shined within his genre as an innovator and educator while also ruminating on the value of Black culture with a critical eye. Marsalis sat down in a newly released podcast interview, revealing that he’s still no fan of Hip-Hop and says the genre is “more damaging […]