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Jazz's 'Best Kept Secret' and Timeless Singer, Ernestine Anderson, Dies at 87

Jazz Singer and 'Best Kept Secret' Ernestine Anderson Dies at 87 >>

Another sad story for the world of music, jazz vocalist and four-time Grammy-nominee Ernestine Anderson died of natural causes in Shoreline, Wash. on Thursday. She was 87 years old.

Gurrumul

Gurrumul Announces US Tour: First Date Presented by Quincy Jones, SubCulture >>

Quincy Jones and SubCulture will present the first date in a series of U.S. tour dates by blind Australian sensation Gurrumul, a member of the Gumatj clan on Elcho Island in Australia.

Clark Terry, Legendary Trumpeter and Jazz Maestro, Dies at 94

Clark Terry, Legendary Trumpeter and Jazz Maestro, Dies at 94 >>

Perhaps one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of his generation, Clark Terry, has passed away. An advocate of jazz education and beyond, he was a mighty 94 years old.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder to Be Honored in Grammy Award Tribute Concert >>

Legendary musician Stevie Wonder will be the focus of a televised Grammy tribute concert that will air one week after the 57th annual Grammy Awards in February. Titled "Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life," the tribute will feature what the Recording Academy has billed as "some of the biggest names in music today" performing his many hits and reflecting upon his legacy. The special will be two hours long and taped two days after the Grammys in Los Angeles and will air on CBS Feb. 16 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The artists who will be featured in the tribute have yet to be announced, but it is to be expected that the show will include many performers and presenters who will appear at the awards show. Last year, the Grammys honored The Beatles in "The Beatles: The Night that Changed America," with performances from The Eurythmics, Alicia Keys and John Legend.

PHOTOS: Not Quite Gone Yet, Five Pieces from Miles Davis the Painter and Jazz Trumpeter

Classicalite's Five Best: Miles Davis Art...the Painter >>

Miles Davis kept his cool as a seminal jazz trumpeter, but his ambition for artistic excellence went further than music--he was also a drawer and painter, sometimes adorning one of his records with his own cover art.

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