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  • Now Hear This: Duke Pearson’s Big Band

    Night Lights Classic Jazz
    David Brent Johnson
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Pearson's ensemble was part of a late-1960s big-band renaissance in New York City.
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week of 29 September 2014 via JazzWeek

    Elements of Jazz
    Donna M
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from last week!Which albums are going to make it on your Top Ten list for 2014?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook! For your listening pleasure today, vocalist and songwriter Somi's The Lagos Music Salon. Enjoy!       SEAN JONES im.pro.vise - never before seen (Mack Avenue) MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) BOBBY BROOM My Shining Hour (Origin) DR. JOHN Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch (Concord) CYRUS CHESTNUT Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions)
  • Freddy Cole On Piano Jazz

    Jazz
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Pianist, composer, and vocalist Freddy Cole can take any song and bring out colors and nuances never heard before. He brings this special ability to "Sometimes I'm Happy" in 1998 session.» E-Mail This
  • ALL ABOUT JAZZ / JAZZ NEAR YOU: Musician Tip: Member Account vs Musician Profile

    All About Jazz News
    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Attention Musicians! If it has been a while since you last updated your musician profile, you may find the All About Jazz account and musician profile relationship confusing. We're here to help. To clarify, everyone signs up at All About Jazz and creates a member account. Musicians must take an extra step and create their professional (musician) profile. We email you the how-to instructions when you sign up at the website...
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation plans art shopping spree with Helis Foundation

    New Orleans Jazz Fest
    Chris Waddington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation expects to acquire between 25 and 30 pieces -- all by Louisiana artists.
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  • Freddy Cole On Piano Jazz

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Pianist, composer, and vocalist Freddy Cole can take any song and bring out colors and nuances never heard before. He brings this special ability to "Sometimes I'm Happy" in 1998 session.» E-Mail This
  • Steve Wilson With Strings On JazzSet

    Mark Schramm
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Today's alto man renews a classic, Charlie Parker With Strings, at the Kennedy Center.» E-Mail This
  • First Listen: Kat Edmonson, 'The Big Picture'

    Jewly Hight
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    A savvy student of '60s film soundtracks, jazz-pop stylists and Brill Building songcraft, Edmonson nods to her influences at every turn. But her take on those musical languages is fresh and fluent.» E-Mail This
  • Bill Charlap And Renee Rosnes On Piano Jazz

    David Lyon
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    It's rare to have three great pianists at three pianos in one studio. Charlap and Rosnes join host Marian McPartland in this 2008 session for a trio of "You and the Night and the Music."» E-Mail This
  • They Drive At 55: The Monterey Jazz Anniversary Tour

    Mark Schramm
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    An all-star sextet is crossing the country, advancing the festival's mission: to create and support jazz education and performance programs. JazzSet has highlights from the Kennedy Center.» E-Mail This
 
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  • ALL ABOUT JAZZ / JAZZ NEAR YOU: Musician Tip: Member Account vs Musician Profile

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Attention Musicians! If it has been a while since you last updated your musician profile, you may find the All About Jazz account and musician profile relationship confusing. We're here to help. To clarify, everyone signs up at All About Jazz and creates a member account. Musicians must take an extra step and create their professional (musician) profile. We email you the how-to instructions when you sign up at the website...
  • CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Spain/Josh Haden Signs with Dine Alone Records. "Sargent Place," Due November 4, Includes Final Charlie Haden Recording

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    "...The name of the band comes from a dream and to me everyday life is very dream-likea€|dreams are part of what inspires me and what has inspired the content of the songs, and will continue to...a€ a€'Josh Haden, August 2014 Dine Alone Records is proud to announce the addition of the band SPAIN to their North American roster. The critically acclaimed jny: Los Angeles based band will release...
  • CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Bass Legend Stanley Clarkea€(TM)S New Album up Reaches New Heights the Stanley Clarke Band: Up

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarkea€(TM)s new recording, The m: Stanley Clarke Band: UP, is scheduled for release September 30 on the Mack Avenue Records label. He considers UP to be the most energetic, fun, rhythmic and upbeat album that he has ever done and with more than forty albums under his belt, thata€(TM)s saying quite a lot. Clarkea€(TM)s signature bass virtuosity and amazing technical acumen is present throughout, but the enjoyment he had in making this album is also apparent. Unlike his predominant acoustic bass work on the last few albums, UP is almost equal…
  • INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: David Kikoski

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    All About Jazz is celebrating David Kikoski's birthday today! At a time when jazz has been to the far reaches of the musical universe and back, some would say that its all been played before and we\'re currently at a point in the cyclical nature of this art form when those with lesser talents are merely rewriting the past... Read more...
  • CONTEST/GIVEAWAY: Enter the "Carmen Lundy - Soul to Soul" Giveaway!

    AllAboutJazz.com
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    All About Jazz members are invited to enter the "Carmen Lundy - Soul to Soul" giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on October 27th. Click here to enter the contest (Tracking Carmen Lundy at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck...
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    Elements of Jazz

  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week of 29 September 2014 via JazzWeek

    Donna M
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from last week!Which albums are going to make it on your Top Ten list for 2014?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook! For your listening pleasure today, vocalist and songwriter Somi's The Lagos Music Salon. Enjoy!       SEAN JONES im.pro.vise - never before seen (Mack Avenue) MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) BOBBY BROOM My Shining Hour (Origin) DR. JOHN Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch (Concord) CYRUS CHESTNUT Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions)
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week of 22 September 2014 via JazzWeek

    Donna M
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!Which albums are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. Congratulatons to trumpeter, composer and educator Sean Jones for being the Number 1 jazz album for the 3rd consecutive week! For your listening pleasure today, here is saxophonist Ada Rovatti presenting the magic behind the music of her latest release Disguise. Enjoy!     SEAN JONES im.pro.vise - never before seen (Mack Avenue) CYRUS CHESTNUT Midnight Melodies (Smoke…
  • Stanley Clarke Band - The Making of "Up" Video

    Donna M
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Hey ~ Happy weekend to everyone!  Here's a little something to get your Satuday off to a good start!   Take a look in the studio, as Stanley Clarke and his Band are joined by guests, from Stewart Copeland to Joe Walsh, on the new album, Up.  
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week of 15 September 2014 via JazzWeek

    Donna M
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!Which artists are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. For your listening pleasure this week, Cecile McLorin Salvant performing WomanChild live on KCRW. Enjoy!       SEAN JONES im.pro.vise - never before seen (Mack Avenue) FRED HERSCH Floating (Fred Hersch Music) CYRUS CHESTNUT Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions) MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) TOM HARRELL Trip (HighNote)
  • The Recording Academy Statement RE: Gerald Wilson

    Donna M
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Dan Carlin, Honoree Gerald Wilson and Neil Portnow during 1st Annual GRAMMY Salute to Jazz at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, California. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®/Wireimage.com © 2004. Photographed by: R. Diamond. A musician, composer, arranger, and a 2004 Recording Academy President’s Merit Award recipient, Gerald Wilson had an extraordinary career that spanned eight decades. A pioneer of jazz, he played trumpet in big bands and worked with legendary artists including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, and Bobby Darin, among many others.
 
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  • Striking a Chord: Music helps jog long lost memories

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Residents at the Idaho State Veterans Home spend their days listening to music from their adolescence, jogging long lost memories decades old.
  • PRINCETON: Hitting the right note

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    The last thing that Dan Zaksas and Elisa Wagman had planned to do on Sunday was to sit at a table on Palmer Square West, listening to jazz music at Palmer Square’s 23rd annual JazzFeast.
  • Hipster bar sues city for the right to dance

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A Brooklyn bar owner is suing the city, saying that his patrons have the Constitutional right to cut loose when the music moves them. Andrew Muchmore , owner of Muchmore’s Cafe...
  • Music Monday (9/29): This Week's New Albums + Videos

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Our guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Zola Jesus, SBTRKT, Lorde, Foxygen, Kendrick Lamar, Röyksopp, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Weezer, Tweedy, and Mastodon. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
  • Legends in our midst, but Sandton sucks the joy out of jazz

    28 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    With the convivial atmosphere lost on leaving the heart of Jo’burg, the music of South African jazz greats has been robbed of some of its magic.
 
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    Wynton Marsalis New

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Brazilian Festival

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    The Brazilian Duke Ellington Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Mario Adnet and Cyro Baptista October 24 – 25, 2014 Rose Theater, 8pm The late Moacir Santos’ work illuminated the soul of Brazil, creating a truly national music, which has been recorded extensively by hundreds of artists. Melding Afro-Latin influences with improvisation and jazz harmony helped make Santos a genuinely original voice in Brazilian music. Santos was orphaned at an early age, and taken in by a family who helped him take music lessons. He continued to learn the music of Brazil…
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Opens Season With ‘Ochas’

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Wynton Marsalis opened Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014-15 season with the world premiere of “Ochas,” a three-movement suite blending jazz with the traditional folkloric music of Cuba and the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion. At a pre-concert reception Thursday night, Marsalis said the 2014-15 season would be “a spectacular journey through the Americas celebrating the depth, diversity and influence of jazz in the Caribbean and North, South and Central America.” The seeds for “Ochas” were planted in 2010 when Marsalis took his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra…
  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces “Jazz At Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy”

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s First Intensive Music Education and Performance Summer Institute For High School Students July 19 – August 3, 2015 After Extensive Search, Jazz at Lincoln Center Locates Institute In Rappahannock County, Virginia Registration Opens On October 6, 2014 New York, NY – August 18, 2014 – Today, Jazz at Lincoln Center, a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to enriching, entertaining, and expanding a global community for jazz, announced the creation of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy, an intensive jazz performance institute for qualifying high…
  • Chucho Valdés, Pedrito Martinez, & Wynton Marsalis Open Jazz At Lincoln Center’s 2014–15 Season

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014-15 season opens on September 18-20 at 8pm with the debut of a collaborative new work by Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, the influential pianist-composer-arranger Chucho Valdés, rising star percussionist Pedrito Martinez, and the internationally renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. Since the late 1990s, Jazz at Lincoln Center has celebrated Cuban music with collaborations with some of the island nation’s finest musicians like…
  • They took me in like I was their son’: Wynton Marsalis on jazz’s great tradition

    9 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    At the end of his performance at the Barbican with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis made a little speech. The next piece, he announced, was a number that Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers used to play. Marsalis then recalled how he himself had played with the Jazz Messengers as an 18-year-old trumpet prodigy. He described how much he had learned from the drummer, who was then approaching 60, and especially about ‘the sacrifices you have to make to play this music’. Then the band roared into ‘Free for All’ by Wayne Shorter. A couple of days before, I had met Marsalis…
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    Night Lights Classic Jazz

  • The Durable Kenny Dorham

    David Brent Johnson
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    The career of a talented and perennially-unsung trumpeter.
  • Big Band Bird: Charlie Parker With The Big Bands

    David Brent Johnson
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    We think of Charlie Parker as a small-group bebop saxophonist, but he came out of the swing era. What did he sound like in a big-band setting?
  • Now Hear This: Duke Pearson’s Big Band

    David Brent Johnson
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Pearson's ensemble was part of a late-1960s big-band renaissance in New York City.
  • The Thad Jones Songbook

    David Brent Johnson
    2 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    "He writes the unexpected," Mel Lewis once said of his orchestral co-leader Thad Jones.
  • To Dig Or Not To Dig: Jazz And Hip With Phil Ford

    David Brent Johnson
    26 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
    You can say it’s an attitude, or an unspoken sense of aesthetic right and wrong, or a way of life… but whatever it is, the notion of hip has been at the heart of American counterculture since the 1940s, and it’s often included jazz as part of its soundtrack.
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  • Yamaha Slide Oil Redux

    CDW
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Not so long ago — well, maybe it was pretty long ago, I did a little write-up on Yamaha Slide Oil. Give it a look, I’ll wait. Why do I bring it up? Well, there’s a good article about this Yamaha mixture at The Reforming Trombonist that is well worth reading, both because of the Yamaha stuff and a certain other lubricant.
  • April & Jazz Appreciation Month

    CDW
    25 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Well, it’s been a while since there have been any posts here. To make matters worse, your’s truly has allowed most of Jazz Appreciation Month to pass without any jazz appreciation represented here. Thankfully, though, there’s still time. There’s always time. I think Albert Einstein said that. For some (really) belated jazz appreciation, let’s go back to nearly the beginning of the previous century to a little thing called Livery Stable Blues, recorded by The Original Dixieland Jass Band for Victor in 1917. In these early days of “jass,” this sort of…
  • Happy 2014

    CDW
    1 Jan 2014 | 9:17 am
    Happy New Year to all those who came by this website in 2013, and even those who didn’t. Sorry Commander Trombone wasn’t updated more often. I’ll endeavor to do something about that this year. Maybe a nine part series on trombone slide lubrication? Or slide maintenance? It’s a simple process, really, but you’re going to need a belt sander and your own lathe . . .
  • Slide Hampton Plays Tadd Dameron

    CDW
    11 Aug 2013 | 11:26 am
    A book of solo transcriptions by Mike Medrick Mike Medrick’s book of Slide Hampton solos features Slide’s improvisations over the compositions of Tadd Dameron, including The Scene is Clean, Sid’s Delight (aka Tadd’s Delight), If You Could See Me Now, Lady Bird, The Squirrel, and Hot House. Mad About Tadd, an album featuring Slide Hampton and the Heath Brothers, is the recording most of these solos come from. You can get Mad About Tadd on iTunes or at Amazon. You can obtain a copy of Slide Hampton plays Tadd Dameron by emailing Mike directly. The book is $25; the price…
  • Chicago, June 2013

    CDW
    7 Jul 2013 | 5:08 pm
    Recently visited Chicago, the City of the Big Shoulders. One of the days was foggy. How did that fog come in? On little cat feet, maybe? It was gone the next day. Click a photo for a larger version.
 
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  • Monday Recommendation: Dee Daniels

    Doug Ramsey
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Dee Daniels, Intimate Conversations (Origin) Accompanied only by Martin Wind’s forthright bass lines, the singer sets her story-telling course with the imperishable 84-year-old “Exactly Like You.” She and Wind are so convincing again in “I Wish You Love” that this listener found himself wishing for an entire album with just the two of them. However, […]
  • Recent Viewing And Listening: Charles Lloyd

    Doug Ramsey
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Charles Llloyd, Arrows Into Infinity (ECM) Charles Lloyd, Manhattan Stories (Resonance) The steadfastly independent saxophonist and flutist Charles Lloyd stepped out of the limelight more than once, but even when he was inactive his recordings remained in demand. Lloyd is drawing renewed attention because of a film about his life and music, and an album […]
  • Compatible Quotes: Autumn

    Doug Ramsey
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. —John Donne, The Autumnal But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It […]
  • Autumn Comes

    Doug Ramsey
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    In most of the Northern Hemisphere, this is officially the first day of fall. In a weblog devoted primarily to jazz, it seems fitting to welcome the advent of the new season with music. The pleasant problem is that there are so many wonderful recordings of songs with autumn themes, it’s impossible to choose just […]
  • Monday Recommendation: Ali Jackson

    Doug Ramsey
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Ali Jackson, Amalgamations (Sunnyside) In this appropriately titled collection, the irrepressible drummer and 13 colleagues from the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra and elsewhere combine in groups as small as two. Jackson’s precision and drive stimulate trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, pianist Eldar Djangirov and saxophonists JD Allen and Ted Nash, among others. Performances include the laconic […]
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    Jazz@Rochester

  • Going "into the shed" ... virtually

    Greg V. Bell
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:07 pm
    A jazz player goes "into the shed" to practice on their instrument with a focused intensity that helps them to overcome walls or limitations they may be experiencing. A recently online venue helps artists and students do just that, allowing them to meet virtually "in the shed" and it is named, aptly intotheShed.com. For students, intotheShed.com bills itself as a "marketplace to connect and study with the best and to find artists you would not have imagined possible to reach." For jazz artists who also teach (and most of you do, don't you?) the site offers…
  • You can find jazz on the other side of the Fringe (Live jazz in ROC, September 25th to October 1st)

    Greg V. Bell
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:12 pm
    We're at the other fringe of the Fringe.  Hope you got out more than I did for this great festival (hung around and caught a bit of this and that on Saturday before heading to Moes to hear my buddies in Paradigm Shift play (great sets, by the way....!). Sure was great to see so many people out and about in the East End and the other locations.  The live jazz I've found in and around Rochester, NY, for September 25th through October 1st is "below the fold".... Thursday, September 25, 2014 The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm Jon…
  • Live Shots: Paradigm Shift @ Havana Moes

    Greg V. Bell
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:09 pm
    At the fringe of the Fringe ... My buddies in Paradigm Shift with Mark Kraszewski sitting I on sax at a hit tonight at one of our favorite haunts ... Havana Moes on East Ave.
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    Upcoming shows

  • LIVE STREAM – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in St. Louis on 10/03/17

    3 Oct 2017 | 5:00 am
    Artist: LIVE STREAM – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Date: Tuesday, October 3rd 2017 Time: 7:00am City: St. Louis Venue: Public Media Commons Address: 3655 Olive Street Country: US Admission: FREE Box office: 314.289.4030 Buy tickets More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • Terence Blanchard in St. Louis on 06/10/15

    10 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Artist: Terence Blanchard Date: Wednesday, June 10th 2015 - Saturday, June 13th 2015 Time: 9:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: Wed/Thu: $35; Fri/Sat: $40; Students w/ID: $15 Box office: 314.289.4030 Buy tickets Notes: Single tickets go on sale September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • Terence Blanchard in St. Louis on 06/10/15

    10 Jun 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Artist: Terence Blanchard Date: Wednesday, June 10th 2015 - Saturday, June 13th 2015 Time: 7:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: Wed/Thu: $35; Fri/Sat: $40; Students w/ID: $15 Box office: 314.289.4030 Buy tickets Notes: Single tickets go on sale September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio with Lionel Loueke in St. Louis on 05/27/15

    27 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Artist: Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio with Lionel Loueke Date: Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - Saturday, May 30th 2015 Time: 9:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: Wed/Thu: $35; Fri/Sat: $40; Students w/ID: $15 Box office: 314.289.4030 Buy tickets Notes: Single tickets go on sale September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio with Lionel Loueke in St. Louis on 05/27/15

    27 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Artist: Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio with Lionel Loueke Date: Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - Saturday, May 30th 2015 Time: 7:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: Wed/Thu: $35; Fri/Sat: $40; Students w/ID: $15 Box office: 314.289.4030 Buy tickets Notes: Single tickets on sale September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
 
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  • Duke Ellington Tee Shirt

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Duke Ellington - T-shirts - Mens VintageVintage Distressed Duke Ellington @ Monterey Jazz Festival 1966 Logo & Photo These Super Soft Distressed T-Shirts Are Custom Made To Be Much Thinner Than Regular Tees And Some Have An Outer Stitch. They Feel Like You Purchased It At A Concert In 1980, And Never Took It Off.Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @ Amazon.com
  • Mud Morganfield And Kim Wilson A Tribute to Muddy Waters

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    This sounds like it might be good, i'm amazed by the sound of Mud Morganfield, he sounds just like his dad.For Pops (A Tribute To Muddy Waters)
  • John Coltrane Tee Shirt

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    John Coltrane - Focused Overdye T-ShirtJohn Coltrane strikes a contemplative pose in a unique orange and green woodgrain logo graphic on the front of this grey/blue, 100% cotton t-shirt from Jim Marshall Clothing. Hand-crafted and featuring impeccable design and construction, this is a must-have for any fan of jazz's most innovative genius.Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @ Amazon.com
  • Charles Brown - Driftin' Blues (The Best Of) (Full Album)

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    I love going back and looking at the wonderful blues musicians of the past, man the gems that you can find. Consider one Charles Brown, a master bluesman in my mind.  While some others may be better known, few can say they were as good.Mr. Brown had a big mellow tone, and his piano work was top notch.  This album shows how influential he was.  You can hear the evolution of the blues in some of the songs that were covered by others.As always, love the music, support the music, buy the music. Driftin Blues: Best ofNotes from YouTube;Extremely underrated Blues man and hard to find…
  • Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Full Concert)

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This is just one of those videos, that's too good to pass up.  I bet I watch this it least once a month, can't really say that about every video that I post.  But man this is so good...And as always if you like the music then support it by buying it. Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe CD Edition)Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Full Concert)00:27 We're Gonna Groove (James A. Bethea, Ben E. King)03:40 I Can't Quit You Baby (Willie Dixon)10:36 Dazed and Confused (Jimmy Page)26:09 White Summer (Page)38:32 What Is and What Should Never Be (Page, Robert…
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    JAZZ LIVES

  • MUSIC FOR A DETERMINED MAN (October 6, 2014)

    jazzlives
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    You could say many things about Eric Offner.  You could note his birthplace (Austria, 1928) or the date of his death (June 3, 2014). You could sum up his distinguished career in trademark law, or refer to his autobiography. But what might be most important about Eric is that he was transformed by the experience of jazz, and, as a result, founded the Sidney Bechet Society which produced 17 seasons of live hot jazz concerts. We know that people can contribute greatly to the health and vitality of an art form without being artists themselves, and Eric was one of those people. His distinguishing…
  • IN FULL STRIDE: DICK HYMAN and MIKE LIPSKIN at PIEDMONT PIANO (August 9, 2014)

    jazzlives
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Here are two masters of swing and stride piano with impeccable credentials — Dick Hyman and Mike Lipskin.  Together they’ve learned from and played with everyone from Teddy Wilson to Willie “the Lion” Smith to Willie Gant, Cliff Jackson . . . not forgetting Charlie Parker, Ruby Braff, Joe Wilder, and many others.  They played beautifully on wonderful instruments supplied by Piedmont Piano in Oakland, California, on August 9, 2014.  And the buoyant tune is LINGER AWHILE — which we did: “Sweet, soft, plenty rhythm,” said Mister Morton. And for the…
  • DAN BLOCK AND FRIENDS at THE ALLEGHENY JAZZ PARTY (Sept. 18, 2014): DAN BLOCK, HARRY ALLEN, DAN BARRETT, ROSSANO SPORTIELLO, JON BURR, PETE SIERS

    jazzlives
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    What follows is a glowing sample of what the masters of any art do, communally and individually: assembling without fanfare for a common purpose, speaking their piece in turn, collaborating to create something beautiful that never existed before. The inspiring Dan Block (reed master, here playing tenor saxophone) got together with friends and peers at the informal Thursday night session at the 2014 Allegheny Jazz Party and showed us — without being didactic — how it is done. The friends are Harry Allen, tenor saxophone; Dan Barrett, trombone; Rossano Sportiello, piano; Jon Burr,…
  • WE HAD A BALL: THE 2014 ALLEGHENY JAZZ PARTY

    jazzlives
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    The first thing you need to know is that the 2015 Allegheny Jazz Party will take place on September 10-13, 2015, at the Inter-Continental Hotel (near the Cleveland Clinic) in Cleveland, Ohio. “Michael, that’s a year from now.  Why are you telling us this?” I had such a good time at the AJP just concluded that I want everyone to get ready for next year: wonderful music in profusion, comfortable surroundings, a quiet and attentive audience paying serious attention to the good sounds, good food, comfortable rooms in a hotel full of very friendly staff.  Ease and friendliness…
  • MICHAEL KANAN and NEAL MINER at MEZZROW (Part One): SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

    jazzlives
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Wonderful music is being made at the new jazz club at 163 West Tenth Street in New York City, Mezzrow,  and I was there to witness some of the beauty on September 16, 2014.  The creators were pianist Michael Kanan and bassist / composer Neal Miner, and the result was glorious sounds in an inviting place. Here is the first half of their sweetly inspiring recital. The videos are dark but the music gleams. IT’S YOU OR NO ONE: GONE WITH THE WIND: LULLABY OF THE LEAVES: WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS: AUTUMN IN NEW YORK: I will share the second half with JAZZ LIVES soon, but I’d like…
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    Music and More

  • Charles Lloyd - Manhattan Stories (Resonance, 2014)

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Charles Lloyd was at a turning point in his career when these recordings were made in 1965. Behind him, high profile sideman positions with Chico Hamilton and Cannonball Adderley. Ahead lay the very popular group he would lead in the late 1960’s, playing to packed rock halls and touring the world. Caught between these two spheres, lay these two concerts at Judson Hall and the infamous Slug’s nightclub, with Lloyd on saxophone and flute, Gabor Szabo on guitar, Ron Carter on bass and Pete LaRocca on drums. The Judson Hall concert on the first disc is very well recorded, open with Lloyd’s…
  • Jeremiah Cymerman with Nate Wooley and Evan Parker - World of Objects (5049 Records, 2014)

    26 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Clarinetist Jeremiah Cymerman is a very busy man: he is a label-owner, podcaster, solo and group improvisor and he has a day job on top of it. This album was a labor of love for him, a completely improvised session between Cymerman doubling on electronics, trumpeter Nate Wooley and legendary British saxophonist Evan Parker. Recorded at The Stone about one year ago, the music consists of three improvised pieces: the epic "Box of Memories" along with "And the Call of the Wild Beckoned Them" and finally "Men of Distinction." The music is quite adventurous with the musicians feeling…
  • In The Orbit Of Ra: Arkestra Reflections On Sun Ra

    24 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
  • John Coltrane - Offering: Live at Temple University (Resonance/Impulse, 2014)

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Although it had been available in fragmentary bootleg form for quite a while, this restored version of John Coltrane's concert from Temple University on November 11, 1966 is a significant addition to his catalog, and a fascinating glimpse of how his music continued to move relentlessly forward to the end of his life. This concert has his late period band: Coltrane on tenor and soprano saxophones and a little flute, Pharoah Sanders on tenor saxophone and piccolo, Rashied Ali on drums and Sonny Johnson subbing for Jimmy Garrison on bass. There were also a wide range of local musicians that…
  • Matthew Shipp Trio - at Vision Festival 19 - Roulette, Brooklyn - June 1...

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
 
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    The Jazzcat

  • LeRoy Downs Hosts the Angel City Jazz Festival Sept 19 – Sept 28th!!

    The Jazzcat
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
      The Angel City Jazz Festival is in full effect with some of the most progressive and prolific jazz music that Los Angeles has ever seen or heard! This festival is booked with the creative in mind, those seeking more extraordinary experiences in composition, integrity of sound and original, organic vibrations in music. Performances this week include: Thursday September 25th @ The Blue Whale Slumgum and Matana Roberts Anthem Slumgum is a perpetually inventive quartet of adventurous musicians.  The band’s unique voice is shaped by unbridled imagination and diverse influences that…
  • LeRoy Downs hosts the 57th Monterey Jazz Festival Sept 19th – 21st!!

    The Jazzcat
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival The Place to be in the West where it all comes together. The line-up this year is CRAZY STUPID!!!! So much good music that you will be guaranteed not to sleep this weekend!!! A Celebration of the best music on the planet, JAZZ and you NEED to be here!!!! What could be better than 3 days in the beautiful Monterey Peninsula with the BEST in the music!!! You really can’t afford not to come. Whatever it takes!!! This will be an experience that you will treasure for an eternity!!!!!         Streaming Live From the Festival…
  • The George Duke Legacy Project – Win a FREE Yamaha PR7 Digital Recorder

    The Jazzcat
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    We are in the final countdown to the official launch on Sept. 28th. That’s when the IndieGogo campaign for The George Duke Legacy Project goes live and you can become involved at various levels and benefits.  In the interim, The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra is  presenting a sweepstakes to ‘start the buzz’ on the campaign by giving away a Yamaha digital recorder. Click the picture above to enter and win  this awesome digital recorder and be an integral part of funding the recording of The George Duke Legacy Project ! For over eight years, George Duke served as co-music…
  • Click and enjoy the latest interview with HOLOPHONOR on Sounds and Colors Radio!

    The Jazzcat
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
      Click above and listen to the Sounds and Colors interview with Holophonor! Enjoy the brand new band Holophonor! 2014 graduates of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz take on the future of the music together!  
  • The Jazzcat has a NEW APP for your mobile devices!!!!

    The Jazzcat
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Click and Download Yes indeed!! The Jazzcat has a new app that you can download to your mobile devices so let’s roll together. The app is full of content that contains radio archives, performance recommendations, articles, over 150 interviews with you favorite jazz artists and so much more. Download it and check it out!!! I built it on a platform called YAPP so here is how you download the app  1) Click the link http://my.yapp.us/THEJAZZCAT Your phone or mobile device will direct you to your App store and ask you to download  the free application YAPP! 2) Download it! Of course this…
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    JazzWax

  • Motown 25: Yesterday Today Forever

    Marc Myers
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    In 1983, music was consumed very differently than it is today. For one, personal computers and cell phones didn't exist in the mass market, and iTunes wouldn't be available for another 18 years. For another, the CD was in its infancy, and only the wealthy owned expensive players and the handful of discs that had been released. Portable recorded music was found largely on cassette tapes, which in many cases were home-made mixtapes of LP and 45 collections. Cable-TV was a few years old, but since most lower income neighborhoods couldn't afford cable service, MTV featured mostly…
  • 5 CD Discoveries of the Week

    Marc Myers
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    This week, a clutch of new favorites featuring free jazz, orchestral jazz, Latin jazz, jazz vocals and blues-rock. I'll try to squeeze in another roundup of favorites in the days ahead... Charles Lloyd, Manhattan Stories (Resonance). In 1965, Charles Lloyd teamed with guitarist Gábor Szabó, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Pete La Roca for a free-jazz concert at Judson Hall, which is attached to the Judson Memorial Church in New York's Greenwich Village. This newly discovered recording joins a second disc featuring a gig by the same group in '65 at Slugs on New York's…
  • Weekend Wax Bits

    Marc Myers
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    In the wake of my recent interviews with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga and my review of their album, Cheek to Cheek, several readers emailed to point out that I've expressed boredom with the American Songbook in the past. Why, they asked, is this new album an exception to my own rule? [Above, Untitled Film Still #58, by Cindy Sherman,1980] First, let me clarify my earlier post. My beef hasn't been with the Songbook, per se, but with the endless parade of new singers whose Songbook CDs lack imagination, intelligence and soul. These CDs often feature a singer working earnestly through…
 
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    St. Louis Jazz Notes

  • Tribute to Floyd LeFlore set for Monday, October 6 at Tavern of Fine Arts

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Musical colleagues and friends of Floyd LeFlore will pay tribute to the late trumpeter with a performance at 7:00 p.m. next Monday, October 6 at the Tavern of Fine Arts. LeFlore, a co-founder of St. Louis' Black Artists Group and a former board member of New Music Circle, died on September 6 at age 74. The tribute will feature the improvising ensemble Numbers, whose pianist David Parker and drummer Charles "Bobo" Shaw both performed and recorded with LeFlore - Parker during the 1980s and 1990s, and Shaw at various times going all the way back to the founding of BAG in the 1960s. Numbers…
  • Dave Weckl to present drum clinic Monday, October 13 at Airport Hilton

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Drummer and St. Charles native Dave Weckl is coming home to present a drum clinic at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 13 at the St. Louis Airport Hilton, 10330 Natural Bridge Rd.The event is sponsored by Fred Pierce Studio Drum Shop, which was a frequent hangout for Weckl (pictured) during his teenage years. It's one of a series of clinics Weckl will be doing next month, and will be followed by stops in New York, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. Weckl's latest recording, Of The Same Mind, was released earlier this month, and features an acoustic band with bassist and fellow St. Louisan Tom Kennedy,…
  • StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Fall 2014 jazz preview, part 5

    27 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    This week, we finally wrap up StLJN's multi-part video preview of visiting jazz and creative music performers coming to St. Louis this fall. (You can see parts one through four here, here, here and here.)As the Christmas and New Year's holidays approach, the month of December here in St. Louis usually has relatively few shows from touring jazz musicians, and this year is no exception. Sadly, the number was further reduced earlier this month with the death of pianist Joe Sample, who had been scheduled to play at Jazz at the Bistro the week before Christmas. Jazz St. Louis has not yet named a…
  • So What: Local News, Notes & Links

    26 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:* Pianist Reggie Thomas, who left St. Louis a couple of years ago to teach at Michigan State University, has a new job a bit closer to home this fall. Thomas (pictured) is the new head of the jazz studies program at Northern Illinois University, taking over after the retirement of the program's former director, saxophonist Ronald Carter (who also was Thomas' former high school band director in East St. Louis). * The September edition of HEC-TV's I Love Jazz, hosted by Don Wolff, is available now for viewing on…
  • Jazz this week: A Gaslight Square tribute, Mel Bay Jazz Festival, Storm Large, Tatsuya Nakatani, and more

    24 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in around St. Louis once again offers plenty of variety, from big bands to cabaret to free improv to a nostalgic look at an historic time for local music. Let's go to the highlights...Tonight, the Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University presents a tribute to Gaslight Square, beginning with a panel discussion featuring trumpeter Bob Ceccarini, saxophonist Freddie Washington and pianist Dave Venn, who all played various clubs in the famed entertainment district during the 1960s.That's followed by a free concert featuring Ceccarini,…
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    Jazz Blues Florida - Florida's Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues in at JazzBluesFlorida.com

  • International Blues Challenge - Florida Competition News -SWFBS Winners Announced (Updated 9/29/14)

    Jazz Blues Florida
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Announcements for Florida's 2014 Local IBC Challenges to determine competitors at the 2015 IBC In Memphis TN.UPCOMING COMPETITION INFORMATIONSuncoast Blues SocietyOct 12: Solo/Duo & Band Competition at:Ace's Lounge4343 Palma Sola Blvd. Bradenton FL 34210AcesLiveMusic.com (941)795-3886Time: TBDCOMPLETED COMPETITIONS AND RESULTSSouthwest Florida Blues SocietyCompetition was held Sunday, September 28, 2014 at: Ter-Tini's7050 Crystal DriveFt. Myers, FL 33907(239)277-5475Time: 1pm2:10 - William Frey2:45 - Gator Nate (Winner Solo/Duo Category)3:20 -…
  • Live Oak Jazz, Arts & Blues Media Information

    Jazz Blues Florida
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Event:  Live Oak Jazz, Arts & Blues FestivalEvent type: Family Friendly Art & Music Event in Historic "Old Florida" Downtown Live OakDate: October 24 & 25, 2014 - Art Events on Friday, October 24, 2014 and Music on Saturday, October 25, 2014Time: Continuous live music from 11am to 10pm on Saturday, October 25, 2014Location: Downtown, Live Oak, Florida (1 hour and 15 minutes from Tallahassee, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Jacksonville, 1 hour from Valdosta GA, 1 hour from Gainesville FL)Cost: FREEEvent Press Release:…
  • They say a picture...( and now it is Allen Kanovsky's turn to say it about The New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival)

    Jazz Blues Florida
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Submitted by Al Kanovsky 09/29/14...is worth a thousand words. Enjoy the pix from the New SmyrnaBeach JAZZ Festival while I compose the 50,000 words that will describe this incredible weekend of JAZZ in an old time Florida beach town. Great folks, great music and a great time had by all. Read all about it tomorrow---------  Editor's note: The photos Al refers to is a work in progress as well, but you can check out the start of the blog entry with the photos at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2014/09/new-smyrna-beach-jazz-fest-opening-night.html Al's Disclaimer:A…
  • 6th Annual Pat Ramsey Benefit for Big Bend Hospice at Bradfordville Blues Club set for Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Jazz Blues Florida
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    A great day of music andcommunity,in support of a great organization,in memory of a great musician and person."This Was His Wish, To Give Back"View as web pageThis will be our 6th year benefiting Big Bend Hospice in Pat's honor. Pat Ramsey was a well-known and loved person, musician & blues singer around the globe. Pat passed away on Nov. 17, 2008 but his music lives on and he is remembered in the hearts of his family, friends and fans. This annual gathering brings together all of these people for a celebration like no other in Florida.Music will be held on the…
  • Camping with the Blues - Major Three Day Florida Blues Festival Announced for October 17-19, 2014

    Jazz Blues Florida
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
    WELCOME TO CAMPING WITH THE BLUES! www.campingwiththeblues.comSERTOMA YOUTH RANCH85 MYERS ROADBROOKSVILLE, FL 34602TICKETSMUSIC SCHEDULEFriday Oct 17th6:00PM -7:15PM – Harper7:30PM- 8:45PM – Bryan Lee9:00PM-10:15PM – Doug Deming and The Jewel TonesJam Session To FollowSaturday Oct 18th11:00AM- 12:00PM – Delta Swamp Rats12:15PM- 1:30PM – Joey Gilmore1:45PM- 3:00PM – Betty Fox Band3:15PM- 4:30PM – Sean Chambers4:45PM- 6:00PM – Anthony Gomes6:15PM- 7:30PM – Biscuit Miller7:45PM- 9:00PM – Albert Castiglia9:15PM- 10:30PM – Victor WainwrightJam Session To…
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    LondonJazz

  • INTERVIEW: Chris Hyson - (EP of compositions performed by Kit Downes - Paradise

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Bassist/composer Chris Hyson has just released his new EP “Paradise” which features the playing of pianist Kit Downes. This is the third EP from this duo collaboration-the previous two recordings “Little Moon Man” (see link below) and “Alive With Closed Eyes” were released in February and October 2013 Nicky Schrire interviewed him: LondonJazz  News: Chris, you’re an accomplished bassist, most notably with the groups “Tiny Beast” and “SnowPoet”. What made you decide to wear only your composer hat and to write for piano for these EP outings? As opposed to playing…
  • EP Review: Beaker - Beaker

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Beaker - Beaker (Off - ODG029, download only. Review by Joe Stoddart)Beaker is a collaboration between Brooklyn-based composer and electronic musician Tyler Gilmore and London-based saxophonist Alec Harper. Their debut EP is "assembled upon a series of textural improvisations," with eight tracks either called ‘Improv’ or ‘Song.’ It begins with the emphasis largely on the electronic side in the ambient soundscapes on Improv 1 and Improv 2, before Harper takes on more of a central role on Song 1 in which, as with the other ‘Song’ contributions, there is a shift towards a…
  • REVIEW: Fire! Orchestra at The Laundry in Hackney

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    Mats Gustafsson. Drawing by Geoff Winston. © 2014. All Rights ReservedFire! Orchestra (The Laundry. 26 September 2014; review and drawing by Geoff Winston) This was the first British performance by Fire! Orchestra, the 28 piece ensemble which is the brainchild of Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson with his co-musicians in the Fire! trio, Andreas Werliin and Johan Berthling. Nothing could have quite prepared the Hackney audience for the group's extraordinary dynamism, creativity and sheer sledgehammer impact.What had been 'a typical 3 am decision ... chilling in a bar' had grown in to 'an…
  • REVIEW: David Sanborn Trio feat. Joey DeFrancesco and Byron Landham at Ronnie Scott’s

    27 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    David Sanbor. Photo credit Rhonda M.Lane from David Sanborn's Facebook pageDavid Sanborn Trio feat. Joey DeFrancesco and Byron Landham(Ronnie Scott’s, Thursday 25th September. 2nd of three nights. Review by Andy Boeckstaens)David Sanborn’s emotional, keening wail on alto saxophone is one of the most distinctive and widely-heard sounds in jazz. Since the early 70's it has graced hundreds of sessions, encompassing music with David Bowie, James Brown and - for several unforgettable years - the blissful blaze of the Gil Evans Orchestra. Sanborn’s own groups have taken him from electronic…
  • DIARY: Stan Sulzmann, A Cockney In Colorado

    26 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Stan Sulzmann being interviewed by Daniel Feinbergfor KUVO radio (Denver)Stan Sulzmann was invited by John Gunther, a great saxophonist/composer and head of Thompson Jazz Studies Program at Colorado Univ. Boulder to work with the students for a week this September, culminating in a Big Band gig at Dazzles Jazz club in Denver.Prior to the week Stan and his wife Sarah had the opportunity to fit in week of holiday in the Rockies. A change is as good as a rest, and vice versa. In Stan's tour diary, the calm, the distance, and the thin mountain air seem to put everyday London life into…
 
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    JazzWorldQuest - Jazz News With A Global Perspective

  • World Peace Day (Amsterdam)

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Friday 19th September 2014start 19:00 to the next morning 7:00,Maarten Luther KerkDintelstraat 134Amsterdam-ZuidAs part of a 12 Hour Art and Music Observance of the International Day of Peace in Amsterdam,Alex Coke, Reine Nust & Andreas Wöhle improvise with Steven Feld'srecording of the World Peace Bell at midnight.For complete schedule please visit:http://www.amsterdamidp.blogspot.nl
  • The Music of Kenn Smith

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Brilliant, passionate compositions with amazing instrumentation. Jazz,Fusion, Rock, Ambient. A gifted and versatile composer, guitarist andbassist who's music and impeccable technique are consistentlydescribed as a soulful, organic experience." "If I Remember" is a coolmixture of Contemporary Jazz and Ambient music. Gentle, soothingsounds that any true music lover will enjoy and appreciate.Kenneth LaMont Smith, born and raised in Chicago, he honed his musicalskills as a freelance guitarist and bassist on Chicago's music sceneand abroad. From theater and nightclubs to studio sessions and…
  • Vocalist Roseanna Vitro's "Clarity: Music of Clare Fischer" Due for Sept. 30 Release

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    Vocalist Roseanna VitroFollows Up Her 2011 Grammy-NominatedRandy Newman CD With"Clarity: Music of Clare Fischer,"To Be Released Sept. 30By Random Act Records CD Is the First Book of New Material by a Solo SingerOf Fischer's MusicCD Release Show at Joe's Pub, NYC, 9/26With Other Performances Scheduled in Oakland (9/28),Houston (11/22), Kitano NYC (1219)September 3, 2014  The richly harmonic, deeply melodic music of pianist and composer/arranger Clare Fischer (1928-2012) has proven to be fertile terrain for many jazz and pop artists over the last half-century. Vocalist Roseanna…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Bolivian Vocalist Gian-Carla Tisera Showcases Operatic Roots and Creates Latin American Folklore and Jazz Inspired Album, "Nora la Bella"

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    AVAILABLE NOW:Bolivian Vocalist Gian-Carla Tisera Showcases Operatic Roots and Creates Latin American Folklore and Jazz Inspired Album, Nora la BellaAlbum Release Celebration Tomorrow Night at Joe's Pub - 7:30 PM(see performance lineup below)   "... edgy and brilliant. Its energy is turbulent and visceral, and beautiful. ...With this recording, Ms. Tisera's career may be going places where she never dreamt it would go. And she will be adored as well." - Latin Jazz NetworkStream tracks from Nora La BellaAny true fusion in music represents a delicate…
  • Ivo Perelman Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Recording With the Release of "Reverie" - Available on September 23 via Leo Records

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Ivo Perelman Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Recording With the Release of Reverie - Available on September 23 via Leo Records "...One might fear that tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman may begin to repeat himself.  To put it succinctly - not a chance." - All About JazzFor most artists, the chance to mark the silver anniversary of a recording career - as the tenor saxophone marvel Ivo Perelman does on his new album, Reverie - would involve a look back at the various styles and milestones that have marked the last quarter-century. It would perhaps include the participation of guest…
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    Free Jazz Lessons

  • Learn 5 Amazing Jazz Piano Voicings Using 1 Simple Shape

    freejazzlessons.com
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Are you looking for some new jazz piano voicings? You’ve come to the right place! In today’s free jazz piano tutorial I’m going to show you 1 simple voicing shape that you can use over 5 different chord types. It’s an extremely powerful voicing  You’ll be able to use the voicing over 99% of jazz tunes and it’s a great way to build your piano theory. So, let’s get started learning! Scroll down and watch the video to get started. Then make sure to scroll down for the sheet music for the lesson. I’ve also got a special announcement I share at the…
  • What’s The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned Studying Jazz?

    freejazzlessons.com
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:41 pm
    One of my favorite parts of studying jazz at Berklee was that there were lots of great musicians around me to learn from and share ideas with. The sense of community was very helpful! We had so many like minded people working together on a common goal to become better jazz musicians! This created an incredible environment for musical growth. If anybody had an issue learning a new tune, developing new playing techniques, learning a new lick there, etc. etc. there were hundreds of fellow musicians around to hang out with and help. I made huge leaps in my playing during the years I studied at…
  • Learn Summertime: Easy Jazz Piano Tutorial

    freejazzlessons.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    If you want to learn how to play jazz piano well it’s incredibly important that you invest some time into learning jazz standards. To help you get started building your repertoire I’m going to teach you how to play one of the most requested jazz standards of all time…George Gershwin’s Summertime. If you love the sound of George Gershwin’s music then you’ll really have fun with this beginner jazz piano lesson. Watch the video below to get started learning Summertime right away. Then, scroll down for a bunch of extra tips to help you learn even more jazz…
  • Learn These Great Jazz Piano Voicings (Free Sheet Music And Video)

    freejazzlessons.com
    28 Jun 2014 | 1:04 am
    In today’s tutorial we’re going to explore some great sounding dominant jazz piano voicings. Many beginner jazz piano players will play the same chord voicing every time they see a dominant chord in a lead sheet or a fake book. This isn’t horrible per say but if you keep playing the same voicing over and over your playing can get boring very quick.  You don’t want to bore your audience right? So, having a variety of chord voicing choices is critical if you want to keep your music sounding fresh and interesting. To get you learning these chords quickly first watch…
  • How To Play Block Chords Over A Real Jazz Standard

    freejazzlessons.com
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Do you want to learn how to play block chords over a real jazz tune? Then, this lesson is for you! Block chords are a really cool chord voicing technique that you can use to harmonize your songs. They’re very fun to play, sound great, and pretty easy to learn too. The true value of learning great jazz piano voicings is actually applying them to real tunes of course. So, in today’s jazz piano tutorial we’re going to teach you how to apply block chords to the famous jazz tune “The Nearness Of You”. We’ve brought back our special guest jazz piano teacher…
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