Archive for June, 2010

Marsalis Family to Receive Jazz Masters Award

June 25, 2010

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that the Marsalis family is among its 2011 Jazz Masters Award recipients.

The Marsalis family includes pianist Ellis Marsalis, the patriarch of the family and his four sons: saxophonist Branford, trumpeter Wynton, trombonist Delfeayo, and drummer Jason. read more…

Marvin Isley, the bass player of The Isley Brothers dies at age 56

June 8, 2010

Marvin Isley, the bass player of the legendary R&B/funk band the Isley Brothers, died June 6 in Chicago at the age of 56.

Marvin died Sunday morning at an inpatient hospice at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The cause of death was not confirmed read more…