June 30, 2015

Arts and Culture

Sunday Open Thread: P.O.U. Sunday Jazz Brunch

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING, P.O.U.! As you get your Sunday breakfast/brunch on, enjoy the sounds of Gary Bartz NTU Troop.   … [Read more...]

Thursday Evening Thread: A Message From Papa Pope To Bigots

"How would Papa Pope handle this Confederate flag controversy?" - @LarryWilmore to @JOEtheMORTON https://t.co/78XxhZHp5L— The Nightly Show (@nightlyshow) June 24, 2015 … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Female Jazz Musicians


Ernestine Anderson (born November 11, 1928) is an American jazz and blues singer. In a career spanning more than five decades, she has recorded over 30 albums. She was nominated four times for a Grammy Award. She has sung at Carnegie Hall, the … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Female Jazz Musicians


Mary Lou Williams (May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements, and recorded more than one hundred records (in 78, 45, and LP versions). Williams wrote and … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Female Jazz Musicians


Rosa King (March 14, 1939 – December 12, 2000) was an American jazz and blues saxophonist/singer who made her fame in Amsterdam and recorded many albums under a variety of labels. … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Female Jazz Musicians

clora bryant

Clora Bryant (born May 30, 1927, in Denison, Texas) is an American jazz trumpeter. She started in music as a singer in her Baptist church, but took up the trumpet after her brother, Frederick Bryant (born March 21, 1918 who currently resides in … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Female Jazz Musicians


This week's open thread will highlight some very talented black female jazz musicians. Hadda Brooks (October 29, 1916 – November 21, 2002), was an American pianist, vocalist and composer. Her first single, "Swingin' the Boogie", which she … [Read more...]