Volker Kriegel, a father figure of jazz-rock in Germany in the 1970s, died June 16 of cancer in Spain. He was 59.
At the advice of friends, Kriegel abandoned his sociology studies to become a full-time musician in the 1960s. He spent a good deal of his student years in the jazz bars of Frankfurt and was awarded best instrumentalist of the Duesseldorf Amateur Jazz Festival in 1963. He released his debut album in 1968 and became a member of the newly founded Dave Pike Set that same year.
Kriegel’s landmark solo albums “Spectrum” and “Inside: Missing Link” in 1971-72 are largely credited with earning his reputation as a fountainhead of fusion jazz and as one of the most influential German jazz guitarists of his generation.
oup to service the National Football League. Burnette comes from sports and entertainment marketing company, Dorna USA, and spent 10 years at NBC, where he was involved in sports sales.
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Stephen C. Lama has been named to the new position director of broadcasting for the USC radio stations, including FM pubcasters KUSC, KCPB-Ventura, KFAC-Santa Barbara and KPSC-Palm Springs. Lama, associate director of performance programming at PBS, will begin in mid-March.
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Intl. Family Entertainment named Robert C. Dahill to the new position of veepee and general sales manager. Dahill, who was veepee of IFE advertiser sales , will be responsible for overseeing and executing advertising revenue, sales strategies and training.
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Gayle S. Maffeo has been named VP of production at Wind Dancer Production Group, an expanded post involved in supervision of all projects, including “Home Improvement” and