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Jazz celebrates silver jubilee with memories and surprises

Every third mobile user in Pakistan is a Jazz user

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September 13, 2019


Right price for telecom licences, auction of new spectrum can fetch $2b 

This is an opportunity for the government to plug in its budgetary gap

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February 7, 2019


Broadband connections are coming to North Waziristan, Bannu and Lakki Marwat soon

A Rs192 million contract was signed between the Universal Service Fund and Jazz

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February 7, 2019


Govt extends phone blocking deadline to Nov 20 after widespread confusion

People didn’t know how to check if their phones were smuggled or not

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October 18, 2018


‘Ecomm Fest’ aims to spur online giants in Pakistan

KARACHI: Group-m, a media investment company, organized its ecommerce festival 2018 at Karachi’s DHA Golf City on Tuesday, extending a valuable opportunity to clients for investment in IT and other sectors. The event offered an optimally effective platform to online enterprise and media giants to help them explore more avenues for investment and create valuable…

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March 27, 2018


47 million 3G/4G subscribers in Pakistan: PTA

NEWS DESK: There are 47 million 3G/4G subscribers in Pakistan, according to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) data available on its website. According to the data, there are 143 million cellular subscribers, 47 million 3G/4G subscribers and 50 million broadband subscribers registered with the authority. In contrast, Fixed Local Line Subscribers in the country are only 3…

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December 22, 2017


Ivorian drummer boy turned globetrotting virtuoso

GRAND-BASSAM: Paco Sery was a kid banging on tin cans before a job at a Club Med in Ivory Coast opened the way to drumming for Congo’s rumba king Papa Wemba as well as Nina Simone and other jazz greats. The Ivorian drummer has performed with Manu Dibango and Dee Dee Bridgewater, displaying a talent…

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April 24, 2017


Total broadband subscription including 3G, 4G surpasses 18 mln

ISLAMABAD: The total broadband subscription in the country has surpassed 18 million with mobile internet penetration was showing a reasonable growth till end of July this year.

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August 30, 2015


British jazz pianist John Taylor dies aged 72

RENNES: British jazz pianist John Taylor has died after suffering a heart attack onstage at a music festival in France, the show's organisers said. “Carol, John Taylor's wife, has informed us about her husband's death on Saturday July 18,” a statement said. The 72-year-old was playing at the Saveurs Jazz Festival in the western French…

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July 20, 2015


Charlie Parker, jazz legend, returns as opera hero

NEW YORK: Opera has not been generous in its portrayal of people of color, with few identifiably non-white leading roles in the classical repertoire. So when prominent tenor Lawrence Brownlee was offered the opportunity to play jazz legend Charlie Parker, he seized on it. The opera, “Yardbird,” which opens Friday at Opera Philadelphia, offers a…

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June 6, 2015


Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett top bill at Montreux Jazz Festival

GENEVA: Pop diva Lady Gaga's duet with veteran crooner Tony Bennett will top the bill at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, with other headliners including Lenny Kravitz and Portishead, organisers said Thursday. The “elegant collision of charisma” pairing the 28-year-old super star and the 88-year-old industry veteran will set the tone at the…

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April 16, 2015


Honda to raise prices of Brio, Jazz, City cars

MUMBAI: Honda Motor Co will raise the price of its three most popular cars in India by as much as 2.6 percent from October 1 due to rising input costs, high inflation and the impact of a recent hike in diesel prices, the Japanese carmaker's Indian unit said.The prices of Honda's Brio, Jazz and City…

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September 24, 2012


Jazz singer Jarreau in critical condition in France

PARIS: U.S. jazz singer Al Jarreau was in a critical condition in hospital in France on Friday after collapsing on stage the previous evening, hospital sources said. The 70-year-old singer collapsed during a concert in Barcelonnette in the southeast of France, and was suffering from respiratory problems. “He was rushed to hospital … his condition…

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July 23, 2010


British jazz legend John Dankworth dies at 82

LONDON: Saxophonist Sir John Dankworth, one of the leading figures in British jazz for more than half a century, has died, his agent said on Sunday. He was 82. The saxophonist worked closely with jazz legends like Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson and composed the music for a string of films and…

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February 7, 2010


Clint Eastwood shows up for son's gig at Cape Town International Jazz Festival

CAPE TOWN: Hollywood producer and actor Clint Eastwood surprised jazz fans on Saturday (April 4) as he attended his son Kyle Shepherd's gig at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in South Africa. Kyle Eastwood is a versatile jazz musician and leads his own band. Eastwood credits his passion for jazz to his family having…

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April 5, 2009


Indonesia's Java Jazz festival gets into swing

JAKARTA: Jazz greats gathered in Indonesia's capital Jakarta for the fifth Java Jazz Festival that runs from March 6 to 8. Up to 80,000 visitors are expected to watch the 220 local and international acts over the three days. The event, with a star-studded lineup featuring Jason Mraz, Laura Fygi, Dianna Reeves, Matt Bianco, Swing…

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March 7, 2009