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Date Of Birth:
August 04, 1901
Date Of Death:
July 06, 1971 (69)
Birth Place:
New Orleans, LA, USA
Gender:
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STAGE TUBE: See Dr. Leslie Uggams' Full Speech at UConn's GraduationSTAGE TUBE: See Dr. Leslie Uggams' Full Speech at UConn's Graduation
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs on Saturday, May 9 during the School's 2015 commencement ceremonies. Dr. Uggams then delivered the commencement address to the graduating class, sharing industry insights gleaned from her decades-spanning career. Click below to listen to her full address! (more...)

Birdland to Present Kurt Elling, Rolando Morales-Matos Sextet & More, Week of 6/8Birdland to Present Kurt Elling, Rolando Morales-Matos Sextet & More, Week of 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 8-14, featuring Kurt Elling, Rolando Morales-Matos Sextet, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF Offers an Insightful Look at the Jazz Icon's Remarkable LifeBWW Review: SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF Offers an Insightful Look at the Jazz Icon's Remarkable Life
by Shari Barrett - May 28, 2015

John Douglas Thompson gives a tour de force multiple-character solo performance in SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. It is easy to see why the New York Times described Thompson as one of the most compelling classical stage actors of his generation after witnessing his remarkable ability to totally transform himself into three very distinct and richly defined characters: jazz great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, his mob-connected and career-long manager Joe Glaser, and fellow jazz musician Miles Davis. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/1Lindsay Mendez, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 1 - June 7, featuring Maria Schneider Orchestra, Lindsay Mendez, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band Set for Minneapolis' State Theatre, 8/2Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band Set for Minneapolis' State Theatre, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Woody Allen, the iconic American actor/writer and film director, is also a musician. He brings a passion for jazz and his upbeat, Dixieland-style New Orleans Jazz Band to perform at the State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) at 7 p.m. on August 2, 2015. (more...)

BESSIE Soundtrack Starring Queen Latifah Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 6/2BESSIE Soundtrack Starring Queen Latifah Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 6/2
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 2015

Queen Latifah is Bessie Smith! (more...)

Birdland to Welcome BossaBrasil, Sean Harkness Duo & More, Week of 5/25Birdland to Welcome BossaBrasil, Sean Harkness Duo & More, Week of 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for May 25-31, featuring BossaBrasil, Steve Ross, Sean Harkness Duo, and more! (more...)

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys to Play Minneapolis' New Century Theatre, 6/14The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys to Play Minneapolis' New Century Theatre, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band, one of the most exciting, soulful, versatile and foot-tapping New Orleans-style bands to storm the planet in recent years, will play the New Century Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2015. (more...)

Simon & Schuster Teams with Foli to Help Readers Discover Books at.... Well, AnywhereSimon & Schuster Teams with Foli to Help Readers Discover Books at.... Well, Anywhere
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

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Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams Receives Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at UConnPhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams Receives Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at UConn
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs on Saturday, May 9 during the School's 2015 commencement ceremonies. Dr. Uggams then delivered the commencement address to the graduating class, sharing industry insights gleaned from her decades-spanning career. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Diane Schuur, Lorin Cohen and More Set for Birdland, Week of May 18Diane Schuur, Lorin Cohen and More Set for Birdland, Week of May 18
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its performances for May 18 - May 24, featuring Diane Schuur, Lorin Cohen, Natalie Douglas, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ben Vereen to Bring Solo Show to Schimmel Center This MonthBen Vereen to Bring Solo Show to Schimmel Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The legendary Ben Vereen will bring his one-of-a-kind show business electricity to the Schimmel Center at Pace University (3 Spruce Street in downtown Manhattan) for one night only in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN on Saturday, May 30 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Star in New Canadian Production WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLDBen Vereen to Star in New Canadian Production WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
by Contests - Broadway - May 7, 2015

What a Wonderful Announcement! Legendary Star of Stage and Screen BEN VEREEN headlines: WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia! (more...)

The Nash Sets Expanded Jazz Summer WorkshopsThe Nash Sets Expanded Jazz Summer Workshops
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Developing new jazz musicians and building on the skills of existing artists, The Nash holds annual jazz workshops each summer. From New Orleans Trad Jazz and Latin Workshops to developing vocals and bass, the roster has expanded, with workshops running through August. Instructors at The Nash are comprised of the leading jazz artists in the Valley, many from Arizona State University and the Maricopa Community Colleges. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Register online at www.thenash.org. (more...)

Barbara Carroll, Freddy Cole Quartet & More Set for Birdland, Week of 5/11Barbara Carroll, Freddy Cole Quartet & More Set for Birdland, Week of 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for May 11- May 17, featuring Freddy Cole Quartet with Special Guest Saxophonist Houston Person, Apollo Link, Barbara Carroll and more! (more...)

Free Song Download: Justin Moore Releases Rendition of 'What a Wonderful World'Free Song Download: Justin Moore Releases Rendition of 'What a Wonderful World'
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

To encourage Americans to step away from their devices for a day and enjoy outdoor activities, Cabela's is offering a free digital download of country-music star Justin Moore's cover of “What a Wonderful World.” (more...)

John Douglas Thompson to be Honored at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring GalaJohn Douglas Thompson to be Honored at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Acclaimed classical actor John Douglas Thompson will receive the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language In Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's Birthday. The celebration, Monday, May 11, is at Capitale, 130 Bowery on the Lower East Side. (more...)

BWW Preview: Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City Announces the 2015-2016 SeasonBWW Preview: Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City Announces the 2015-2016 Season
by Steve Wilson - Apr 29, 2015

Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, Missouri announced their 2015-2016 season. Century of the Songbook explores 100 years of music. Producing Artistic Director J. Kent Barnhart has programmed four original cabaret revues and one Broadway revue, each highlighting songs of the musical tradition called the Great American Songbook. The Playhouse season focuses on contributions to the Songbook by first Americans, big band leaders, women songwriters, Broadway musicals, and folk singer-songwriters. (more...)

Official Soundtrack for HBO's BESSIE to Be Released This JuneOfficial Soundtrack for HBO's BESSIE to Be Released This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the digital release of Bessie (Music from the HBO Film) on Tuesday, May 12. The official soundtrack for the upcoming HBO film will also be released on CD on Tuesday, June 2. (more...)

Danny Bacher Announces June 2015 Performances to Support SWING THAT MUSIC!Danny Bacher Announces June 2015 Performances to Support SWING THAT MUSIC!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Danny Bacher, celebrating the upcoming debut of his CD 'Swing That Music!', has announced his June performances. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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