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The Marvelous Miles Davis Gets Way Cool Biopic
4 weeks ago

The Marvelous Miles Davis Gets Way Cool Biopic

The marvelous Miles Davis finally gets a way cool biopic that exhumes the truth about the legendary man of jazz and more. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool directed by Emmy Award-winning Director Stanley Nelson tells the true tale behind the music and legacy of the renowned horn player and composer who Socially Sparked® our [...]
Saluting Jazz’ Legendary Bird Charlie Parker
4 weeks ago

Saluting Jazz’ Legendary Bird Charlie Parker

Saluting jazz' legendary Bird, Charlie Parker in style. This weekend, the New York City Parks Foundation brings us the return of The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Now in its 27th year, the summer festival  is a vibrant and free celebration of jazz in New York that annually brings together storied, veteran players and the next [...]
Jazz Day Closes April Sparks Worldwide
1 year ago

Jazz Day Closes April Sparks Worldwide

International Jazz Day closes April Sparks with celebrations in over 190 countries from around the world. This year's global host city is St. Petersberg, Russia, which will lead the festivities with a series of educational and outreach programs that culminate in an all-star global concert at the historic Mariinsky Theatre. The concert will be streamed [...]
Jazz Songstress Spider Saloff Heats Up New York
1 year ago

Jazz Songstress Spider Saloff Heats Up New York

Jazz Songstress Spider Saloff heats up New York City and environs this weekend with two sizzling hot cabaret shows. The Socially Sparked spotlight artist and award-winning sultry jazz and cabaret talent brings her trademark Spider's spin on the music of Irving Berlin and Peggy Lee to Long Island's Tilles Center on Saturday and New York [...]
On Harmony by Norman Granz: Quote of the Week
1 year ago

On Harmony by Norman Granz: Quote of the Week

On Harmony by jazz impresario Norman Granz (1918 - 2001) is this week's Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. Known as one of the most influential producers of the 20th century jazz scene, Granz is equally recognized for his activism for civil rights and equality within the industry and beyond. "Jazz is America's own. It [...]
9 NYC Restaurants Recharging UES Nightlife
2 years ago

9 NYC Restaurants Recharging UES Nightlife

Up and down Manhattan’s Upper East Side (UES) from 1st Avenue to 3rd — restaurants are increasingly adding live entertainment to their mix — recharging UES nightlife and hopefully their …
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Live Entertainment After Dark Sparks UES Return to Glory Days
2 years ago

Live Entertainment After Dark Sparks UES Return to Glory Days

Old School is New School - Sort of New York City’s iconic social gathering eatery and watering hole returns to its after dark glory days with a reboot fitting for 21st Century Upper East Side Manhattanites. And they're not the only ones. Up and down the Upper East Side from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue, [...]
April’s Finale Showers Unity for International Jazz Day
2 years ago

April’s Finale Showers Unity for International Jazz Day

April’s finale showers unity for International Jazz Day, a fitting ending to the month of Jazz Appreciation.

Today marks the sixth annual International Jazz Day which is celebrated in a …
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April Showers Awareness for Autism, Sexual Assault, Jazz & More
2 years ago

April Showers Awareness for Autism, Sexual Assault, Jazz & More

By  •  Advocacy

April showers awareness for Autism, Sexual Assault, Jazz Appreciation and more wonderful causes and initiatives. It is also the awareness month for Child Abuse Prevention, Parkinson’s Disease and Youth Safety, …
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We’re in This Love Together: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week
3 years ago

We’re in This Love Together: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week

Al Jarreau at the North Sea Jazz Festival of 2006."We're in this Love Together" by legendary singer Al Jarreau is this week's Socially Sparked quote of the week. A tribute to the music icon who died today at age 76, just days after announcing his retirement and on the eve of music's biggest night. "...everytime [...]
I Left My Heart with Tony Bennett: Soundbytes
3 years ago

I Left My Heart with Tony Bennett: Soundbytes

I left my heart with Tony Bennett last night at New World StagesTheatre in New York City. The 19-time Grammy-award winner appeared for a one hour, up close and personal chat …
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