HERBIE HANCOCK WAYNE SHORTER NAMED PROFESSORS AT THELONIUS MONK INSTITUTE


Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter named distinguished professors at the expanded Thelonious Monk Institute of #Jazz Performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music #jazzday The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has appointed multiple GRAMMY Award winners and NEA Jazz Masters Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter as distinguished professors at the Thelonious Monk Institute…

CABLE NETWORK TV ONE’S UNSUNG OPENS SIXTH NEW SEASON


Great news for “UNSUNG” fans, the wait is over!  One of the more popular shows on television, #TV One’s “#Unsung.”  TV – One announced the final schedule for the sixth season of the show, beginning January 23, 2013. It promises to be another great season, with a brand new night,Wednesdays. Kicking off the sixth season, is…

Sunny The Snowman: Mandrill feat. Lou Wilson


Sunny The Snowman: Mandrill feat. Lou Wilson  (click) #Sunny The Snowman,one of the last projects completed by Louis Wilson, eldest brother of the  Wilson Brothers in Mandrill. “Sweet Lou” as he was affectionately called, sang lead and co-wrote this soon to be holiday classic song. “Sweet Lou” Wilson  passed away Monday morning,January 7 ,2013. The…

WORLD MUSIC MUSICIAN, SWEET LOU WILSON MAKES HIS TRANSITION


 LOUIS WILSON, affectionately known as “Sweet Lou,”  of the World Music group, #MANDRILL, made his transition on Monday morning, January 7, 2013 in Southern California. On behalf of the Wilson Family and Mandrill, they’re asking that you please light a candle, hum a song, play a drum or say a prayer in remembrance of him. Louis…

AHMAD JAMAL:SEEKS A FULL BLUE MOON AT 55th GRAMMY AWARDS


Hipster Sanctuary salutes Ahmad Jamal on receiving Grammy nomination for #BLUE MOON  “Best Instrumental 2013” and Down Beat”s Readers Poll- 2nd Best “Album of the Year.” We pay tribute to a sublime  musician upon his relentless pursuit of greatness and hereby induct him into #The Hipster Sanctuary #JAZZ HALL OF FAME.Blue Moon is not just Ahmad Jamal’s…

KENNY GARRETT AHMAD JAMAL RAVI COLTRANE SURPRISE 55th GRAMMY NOMINEES


As reported in Jazz’s Downbeat magazine, Pianist Chick Corea, bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, pianist Ahmad Jamal, saxophonist Kenny Garrett are among the artists nominated for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. The nominations were announced on Dec. 5.  Among the usual suspects were some surprises this year, Ravi Coltrane  and Ahmad Jamal being nominated in Best Improvised Jazz…