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We regret to inform our listeners that Bob Parlocha, host of the WFMT radio network's Jazz Satellite 

The 9th Annual Jazz on the Grass celebration will take place on the campus of Alabama State University at the Intramural Field on Labor Day, September 1st. This year's featured act is the Bay City Brass Band from Mobile , Alabama.  Also appearing are local gospel artist Phil Perry & Called Out;  Birmingham-based jazz group Official Clutch Band; Mariachi Band Garibaldi; and, regional blues sensation The King Bee Band. Tickets are $10.00 and $1 for kids 12 and under. Tent specials are available for $125; price includes 10 tickets.

Jazz drummer Paul Motian passes away

Nov 22, 2011
Peter Hum / jazzblog.ca

Drummer Paul Motian, who for more than five decades imbued the smallest of musical gestures with supreme significance, died earlier today.

Jazztimes.com reports here that Motian, 80, “died at 4:52 a.m. in New York City, as confirmed by a representative from ECM Records… a cause of death has not been disclosed.”