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  • Who Sang It First? Mockingbirds And Musicians Cover Each Other In New Orleans

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    Eve Abrams
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The mockingbird is known for latching on to sounds and repeating them. But in the case of a certain four-note phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate, the bird may be the original artist.» E-Mail This
  • RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: October 27, 2014

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    AllAboutJazz.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    1 1 1 Gerry Gibbs and the Thrasher Dream Trio We're Back (Whaling City Sounds) 317 258 +59 5 58 1 5 2 2 2 Mark Elf Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) 250 255 -5 0 54 1 9 3 7 3 Stanley Clarke Band Up (Mack Avenue) 223 200 +23 3 43 3 6...
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week of 20 October 2014 - JazzWeek

    Elements of Jazz
    Donna M
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:25 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 this week, my friend and Seattle jazz phenom Thomas Marriott talks about his bad-ass new album Urban Folklore with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Donald Edwards ~ Enjoy!-     GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO We’re Back (Whaling City Sounds) MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) CHICK COREA…
  • Paul McCartney revisits 'Venus and Mars,' Flaming Lips remake 'Sgt. Pepper's'

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    Keith Spera, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Deluxe reissue of 'Wings at the Speed of Sound' features an outtake with Led Zeppelin's John Bonham
  • Regina Carter to take Mondavi Center stage

    MUSIC JAZZ - Yahoo News Search Results
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The wonder of music is its ability to combine creativity, passion and history into one collective sound. Jazz violinist Regina Carter showcases this phenomenon in her latest album, Southern Comfort, which explores and honors popular music during her grandfather’s days as a coalminer in Alabama. Carter will be performing Southern Comfort at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 1 ...
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    Jazz

  • Who Sang It First? Mockingbirds And Musicians Cover Each Other In New Orleans

    Eve Abrams
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The mockingbird is known for latching on to sounds and repeating them. But in the case of a certain four-note phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate, the bird may be the original artist.» E-Mail This
  • Happy Birthday, Blue Note

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The iconic record company turns 75 this year, and to celebrate, it threw a concert featuring both its living legends and rising stars. Hear highlights and reflections on the label's influence.» E-Mail This
  • Charenee Wade On 'Song Travels'

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    The vocalist performs jazz classics, including "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Blue Monk," in a session with host Michael Feinstein.» E-Mail This
  • Cassandra Wilson On Piano Jazz

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    In 1999, host Marian McPartland welcomed the vocalist in for an hour of jazz standards, including "Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "Old Devil Moon."» E-Mail This
  • Reimagining Brubeck

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    The late pianist Dave Brubeck left jazz with a large body of compositions. Hear how his iconic music was rearranged by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.» E-Mail This
 
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    All About Jazz News

  • RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: October 27, 2014

    AllAboutJazz.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    1 1 1 Gerry Gibbs and the Thrasher Dream Trio We're Back (Whaling City Sounds) 317 258 +59 5 58 1 5 2 2 2 Mark Elf Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) 250 255 -5 0 54 1 9 3 7 3 Stanley Clarke Band Up (Mack Avenue) 223 200 +23 3 43 3 6...
  • INTERVIEW: Jazz Musician of the Day: Odean Pope

    AllAboutJazz.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    All About Jazz is celebrating Odean Pope's birthday today! Odean Pope was born in Ninety-Six, South Carolina to musical parents who rooted him in the sounds of the Southern Baptist Church. After moving to Philadelphia at the age of ten, his lifelong study of music began in earnest and was buttressed by The Graniff School of Music and Benjamin Franklin High School\'s music program. Odean grew up in jazz rich territory with other Philadelphia notables such as: John Coltrane, Lee Morgan... Read more...
  • PERFORMANCE: The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, October 24-30

    AllAboutJazz.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The week before Halloween and don't be spooked out if you hear some jazz goblins nearby! The options this weekend and over the following nights are scarily good. Big Gigs This Week Friday, October 24. One of the Twin Cities most prolific composers and a frequent bandleader, Jeremy Walker rounds up a quartetA of frequent cohorts for his turn on The Bridge series at Jazz Central. The saxophonist -turned- pianist shares the stage with saxman Scott Fultz, bassist Jeff Brueske and young drummer Miguel Hurtado. Stick around for the late set at 10 pm, because tonight's treat is a homecoming gig for…
  • EVENT: Jost Project to Perform at First Jazz Near You House Concert

    AllAboutJazz.com
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Philadelphia, PA: The Jost Project with m: Paul Jost, m: Tony Miceli and m: Kevin MacConnell will appear at the home of All About Jazz and Jazz Near You founder, c: Michael Ricci on Friday, October 24th. The house concert program represents a new direction for Jazz Near You which plans to develop additional performance opportunities for musicians while creating a more intimate and enhanced listening experience for jazz fans worldwide...
  • WEBSITE: Presenter? Identify Your Events at Jazz Near You

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    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you represent a presenting organization and submit your events to Jazz Near You, then identify your organization as the presenter on your event's detail page. To do this, first add your organization's information here. Once added, select your organization's name from the "Presenter" auto-completion box on the event submission form. When you do this, Jazz Near You will place a hotlinked "[Your Organization's Name] Presents" in the event's title...
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    Elements of Jazz

  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week of 20 October 2014 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:25 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 this week, my friend and Seattle jazz phenom Thomas Marriott talks about his bad-ass new album Urban Folklore with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Donald Edwards ~ Enjoy!-     GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO We’re Back (Whaling City Sounds) MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) CHICK COREA…
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week of 13 October 2014 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:15 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 this week - vocalist, composer, arranger Carmen Lundy and the energy that went into creating  Soul to Soul. SEATTLE ALERT - Ms. Lundy will be at Triple Door on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 as a part of the Earshot Jazz Festival!     MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO We’re Back…
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week 6 October 2014 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:25 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, Spain based jazz fusion band Patáx's tribute to Michael Jackson. Enjoy!     MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.) GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO We’re Back (Whaling City Sounds) BOBBY BROOM My Shining Hour (Origin) SEAN JONES im.pro.vise - never before seen (Mack Avenue) AKIKO Commencement (At)
  • 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…
 
 
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  • Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:58 am
    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant celebrate “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with a 3-week, 12-city Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour. Kicking off the holiday season with messages of peace and good cheer, the Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour commences on December 1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and ends on December 21 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tour dates include four performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. At this joyous concert event…
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Family Concert: Who is Tito Puente?

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Jazz at Lincoln Center invites school-age children and their families to join host Carlos Henriquez and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as the critically-acclaimed big band performs in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Family Concert: Who is Tito Puente? This special concert event for families takes place on Saturday, November 22 at 1pm & 3pm at Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s family concerts spark curiosity and imagination through vivid…
  • IdeaFestival: Wynton Marsalis’ key to success — ‘Don’t have anything to fall back on’

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Wynton Marsalis fielded a question from an audience member (photo: Tim Harris) James White, head of Louisville Collegiate School, once was asked who he would change places with for one day if he had the option. His answer: Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. “To be able to play like you one day would be the story of my life,” White told a visibly humbled Marsalis during a session at IdeaFestival in downtown Louisville Wednesday afternoon. The musician, composer, bandleader and music educator answered questions from an enraptured crowd at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts,…
  • 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 and special guest 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…
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    Rifftides

  • Recent Listening: Joshua Redman

    Doug Ramsey
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Joshua Redman, Trios Live (Nonesuch) Redman opens with an unaccompanied tenor saxophone introduction to “Mack the Knife.” The fluidity, power and quixotic imagination of his playing prepare his listeners for the album’s hour of adventure. At New York’s Jazz Standard and Washington DC’s Blues Alley, he is in the intimate company of just bass and […]
  • Monday Recommendation: Good Old Zoot

    Doug Ramsey
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Zoot Sims, Down Home (Bethlehem) One of the later albums in Bethlehem’s reissue series presents the tenor saxophonist in a rollicking 1960 quartet session. Sims and pianist Dave McKenna were often together in the New York loft scene of the fifties and sixties. Bassist George Tucker broke in with Earl Bostic, Sonny Stitt and John […]
  • Weekend Extra: Zoot Sims & Friends in Cannes

    Doug Ramsey
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Of the dozens of young tenor saxophonists inspired by Lester Young (see the previous post), Zoot Sims (1925-1985) may have reached prominence at the youngest age. His 19th birthday was five months ahead of him when he recorded with pianist Joe Bushkin for the Commodore label in early 1944. That was three years before he […]
  • When Shorter Met Young

    Doug Ramsey
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Michael Cuscuna alerted us to a video on the Mosaic Records site in which Wayne Shorter tells about his only meeting with Lester Young. It was in the late 1950s, most likely 1958. Shorter had played briefly with Horace Silver before he began his two years of service in the US Army, but at 25 […]
  • Monday Recommendation: Art Jackson

    Doug Ramsey
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Art Jackson: Underground Masterpiece (Independent) The CD is in general release, and its title claim of masterpiece status could be questioned. Nonetheless, it is impressive music from contemporary Latin bands arranged and led by Jackson. From track to track, the groups range in size from a percussion-voice trio to a nine-piece ensemble. The musicians include […]
 
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    Jazz@Rochester

  • Falling Leaves.... but we have the jazz for you (live Jazz in ROC, October 23rd-29th)

    Greg V. Bell
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    From what I hear and can now confirm, the Strathallan Hotel is back in jazz and will apparently commence as it left off this week with Bob Sneider (see Friday). I will have to check it out as I also hear it is a different space than it was before (given that the entire hotel has been revamped, I'm not surprised).  WGMC Jazz 90.1 still has their Fall pledge drive, which has started up.  Please click on the Donate Now button on the Jazz 90.1 website to give'em some scratch to keep the jazz going. Here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days... Thursday,…
  • It's that time again ... XRIJF Club Passes go on sale on Friday, October 24th

    Greg V. Bell
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
    The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's Club Pass goes on sale this Friday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the early bird price of $174 plus $6 service charge, $8 if mailed (a $20 savings off the regular price and the same as they have been for the last two years). The festival's 14th Edition will be held over nine days from June 19-27, 2015. The Club Pass is a value pass to discovery offering a significant savings over individual show tickets and access to 234 Club shows at 13 venues. Only a limited number of passes is available. What's New in the Club Pass Series for…
  • Live Shots: Exodus to Jazz with Four80East and Paradigm Shift

    Greg V. Bell
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    At Zeppa Auditorium at German House ... In da Wedge!
  • The warm temperature is tempting, but likely fleeting (the live Jazz in ROC, October 16th-22nd)

    Greg V. Bell
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    As you can see from the Live Shots in the last couple of posts, I was out a bit hearing some live music over the past week. It was great getting out again (have been somewhat of a hermit recently ... or just lazy!). Getting out this week to hear the Four80East concert being presented by Exodus to Jazz (and yet another performance by my buds in Paradigm Shift)  Here's the "ask" this week.  If you're out at a gig, please ask the artists and venues if they know about Jazz@Rochester and suggest they visit jazzrochester.com and click on the button above for "For Jazz…
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    Upcoming shows

  • 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
  • Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort in St. Louis on 05/13/15

    13 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Artist: Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort Date: Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - Saturday, May 16th 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 on sale September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Tee Shirt

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Stevie Ray Vaughan - T-shirts - Band* Officially Licensed Music T-shirt * Brand New Never Been Worn Merchandise * 100% Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt * High Quality Manufactured Apparel T-shirt Waist Up Photo Of Stevie Ray Vaughan Holding Guitar With Red Stacked Logo Why Pay Those Ridiculous Concert T-Shirt Prices, When You Can Buy From Us? We Have The Largest Selection Of Shirts Anywhere Around! Most Of Our T-Shirts Are 100% Cotton, Preshrunk And Machine Washable.Rockabilia Tees and stuff @ Amazon.com
  • Leonard Cohen - Did I Ever Love You (Lyric Video)

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
  • 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
 
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    JAZZ LIVES

  • IN THE GARDEN OF SWING: MIKE LIPSKIN, DICK HYMAN, PAUL MEHLING at FILOLI (August 10, 2014)

    jazzlives
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Take a contemporary evocation of Eden, add some inspired jazz in front of an enthusiastic, attentive audience . . . and you have the 2014 Stride Summit at Jazz at Filoli, featuring Mike Lipskin and Dick Hyman, guitarist Paul Mehling, and a few other like-minded friends.  Here are a few more highlights from that wonderful afternoon, where the swinging music honors the present artists’ originality while casting affectionate glances back to Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Al Casey, and Django Reinhardt. HANDFUL OF KEYS (Mike and Dick): COULD IT BE YOU’RE FALLING IN LOVE? (Mike and Paul):…
  • BECOMING ENLIGHTENED: CECILE McLORIN SALVANT and DARYL SHERMAN SING ELLINGTON at WHITLEY BAY (Nov. 3, 2013)

    jazzlives
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Here’s an energized romantic song, a Forties Ellington hit, performed by two “hip chicks” and a swinging band (unfortunately off-camera) at the 2013 Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party. They are Daryl Sherman (in mauve) next to Cecile McLorin Salvant, and the band is Richard Pite, drums; Malcolm Sked, string bass; Jacob Ullberger, guitar; Morten Gunnar Larsen, piano; Duke Heitger, trumpet; Kristoffer Kompen, trombone; Matthias Seuffert, reeds. I’m posting this not only because of its delightful savor, but because I can count the days (about fourteen) until the next Whitley…
  • NOT TO THE SENSUAL EAR

    jazzlives
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Collectors of sheet music know that famous artists allowed their portraits to be part of the cover design of songs the artists never got to record.  (I believe some artists paid for the privilege of having their portrait in the little box — as good publicity.)  In fact, one may have a dozen copies of a song sheet with a dozen different artists portrayed on the covers. The artists may have performed the song without recording it, or may simply have negotiated something to have their portrait on the cover.  It doesn’t stop people like myself from dreaming, though.  What if there…
  • A GLORIOUS EVENING, PART TWO: DENNIS LICHTMAN, MATT MUNISTERI, TAMAR KORN (JALOPY THEATRE, September 28, 2014)

    jazzlives
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    This is the second portion of a Saturday night performance at the Jalopy Theatre, one of those musical evenings I don’t think I will ever forget, featuring Craig Ventresco, Meredith Axelrod, Dennis Lichtman, Tamar Korn, Matt Munisteri, Jerron Paxton, and Tal Ronen. Here are some highlights of the first set. And here are six more magical performances by Dennis, Tamar, and Matt in varying combinations.  No posturing, just deep feeling for the particular idiom of each song,great unaffected expertise, a sweet intensity. Hoagy Carmichael’s SKYLARK: Irving Berlin’s RUSSIAN…
  • JAKE, JESSE, JAZZ (Casa Mezcal, October 19, 2014)

    jazzlives
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    My ears tell me when something extraordinary has happened during a musical performance.  But my feelings are confirmed when musicians turn to me after the last note has been played and say, “WOW.  Did you get that?” and are happy when I can say I did. This happened just yesterday, Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Casa Mezcal, a very pleasant Mexican restaurant (88 Orchard Street) that has been featuring jazz at its Sunday brunches for some months now.  The musicians were Tamar Korn, pianist Jesse Gelber (whom I’ve known for almost a decade), and trombonist Jake Handelman (new…
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    Music and More

  • Sun Ra - Marshall Allen Presents In the Orbit of Ra (Strut Records, 2014)

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Sun Ra had an epic career that lasted from the late 1940's to the early 1990's and saxophonist Marshal Allen was with him for much of the ride, continuing the Arkestra to the present day after Ra's passing in 1993. This is a collection of the tracks that Allen felt were the most representative of the band's best output. Not necessarily Sun Ra's best known tracks, but there are a very interesting sampling of the Arkestra's music from the mid 1950's through the 1970's. Highlights abound like the episodic chant-along "Rocket Number Nine", one of Ra's best known science fiction tracks which takes…
  • Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age (Okeh Records, 2014)

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    It is almost as if guitarist Bill Frisell leads a double life as a musician. For John Zorn's Tzadik label he records edgy, unpredictable music as a sideman and as a leader on last years stellar Silent Comedy LP. On most of his other albums, he has taken a more pastoral approach on albums like Sig Sur and 2011's sleepy John Lennon tribute album, all we are saying. This album returns to the 1960's for it's content, using pop songs form Frisell's youth as the gimmick fodder for the tracks on this album. Accompanied by Greg Leisz on pedal steel and electric guitar, Tony Scherr on bass, acoustic…
  • Dylan Ryan Sand - Circa (Cuneiform, 2014)

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    This is a lean and mean guitar trio, of interest to both fans of modern jazz and experimental rock music. Ryan is the drummer, accompanied by the rhythm section of bassist Devin Hoff and guitarist Timothy Young. The performances are lithe and to the point, coming right out of the gate with “Trees, Voices, Saturn” which has sparks of guitar and drumming balanced around Hoff’s bass. Hoff has played with the likes of Nels Cline so he is well equipped to anchor a hard charging trio. Timothy Young was unknown to me before this recording, but his playing is consistently interesting adding…
  • Interesting Links 10/13

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    Saxophonist Jon Irabagon talks to All About Jazz.Marc Ribot advocates for musicians rights.The London Jazz Collector looks at Bobby Hutcherson's Dialogue album.John Kelman reviews King Crimson's stand at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco.Do the Math interviews several musicians to celebrate Tim Berne's 60th birthday.Clearly on a roll, DTM takes a deep look into Ornette Coleman's excellent and underrated album Science Foction.Send comments to Tim.
  • Capsules 10/10: Sun Ra

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Sun Ra - Secrets of the Sun (Enterplanetary Koncepts, 2014) This rare Sun Ra LP has been remastered and published on iTunes with extra tracks, and it is well worth checking out. Recorded in 1962 with Ra stalwarts Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick, John Gilmore, Ronnie Boykins and Tommy Hunter, this album captures the band moving from their swing based past into the avant-garde path they would follow from the mid-1960's through the 70's. Highlight of the album include the exciting "Solar Differentials" and the chanting buoyed music of the "Reflects Motion" suite. Part two of the suite is…
 
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    The Jazzcat

  • Bennie Maupin performing at Fais Do Do on Oct 26th @3pm!!!!

    The Jazzcat
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
      Jazz is a state of mind. It’s an entity of people and ideas that fulfill the individual expression it inspires.  Click picture of Bennie to listen to a Sounds and Colors Arts Report!!!!! So what is Bennie Maupin preparing to say about our “very democratic musical form?” How much of the “ancestral down-home voice” will we hear? How close will we get to hearing it at “its highest level of refinement?” When Mr. Maupin’s October 26th concert is over and the music lingers as a whisper in the mind, how will we feel about this mysterious matter? Is Jazz really more than…
  • Serpents and Strings with Andy Milne and Benoit Belbercq Sunday Oct 26th At REDCAT!

    The Jazzcat
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts presents  Strings and Serpents  Sunday Oct 26th @ 8:30pm The jazz piano duo Andy Milne and Benoit Delbercq in a concert with Strings Plying rhythmic forms and sonic colors in a shared language of improvisation, jazz pianists Andy Milne and Benoît Delbecq (a.k.a. Crystal Magnets) partner with the Japanese koto duo TsuguKaji-KOTO, amid the swirling washes of Saki Murotani’s projected animation. Conceived and composed by Milne—founder of Dapp Theory and noted veteran of New York’s downtown jazz scene—the 75-minute epic draws…
  • 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
    Major crowd funding campaign pays homage to the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra’sco-music director and legendary composer/keyboardist   Los Angeles – George Duke was a musical innovator, creator, and mentor to so many. His legacy as a recording artist is vast, from Cannonball Adderly to Jean-Luc Ponty, Frank Zappa to Dianne Reeves, to over 40 recordings as a solo artist. Simply put, George forever changed the landscape of jazz, r&b, funk, pop and classical music. For over nine years, George Duke served as co-music director of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra.  During his tenure, George…
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    JazzWax

  • Interview: Jerry Lee Lewis

    Marc Myers
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Back in 2010, I traveled down to Nesbit, Miss., for The Wall Street Journal to interview Jerry Lee Lewis at home. You can read that interview here. Last week I interviewed Jerry Lee again, this time by phone, for a career-spanning Q&A for today's Arena section of the paper (go here). Jerry Lee has a new album out and a new biography by Rick Bragg. Jerry Lee, of course, is one of rock's originators—especially regarding rock's rebellious, independent attitude. Yes, the roots of rock date back to the late 1940s, Fats Domino gave the music a tremendous lift in the early 1950s…
  • Ray Anthony: Big Band Story

    Marc Myers
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    In 1963, bandleader and trumpeter Ray Anthony hosted a TV show from Hollywood called The Ray Anthony Show. In the following six-part video series, Anthony pays tribute to the swing bands of the late 1930s and '40s. What's fascinating about this showcase is that you get to see how the bands voiced their individual sounds as well as the crack musicians in Anthony's all-star band, many of whom take solos. We also get to see arranger Jerry Gray, Ann Richards, Herb Jeffries, Vicki Carr, Charlie Barnet, Les Brown and a vivid "crime jazz" segment. And how about Kellie Greene…
  • Buddy DeFranco and Kenny Drew

    Marc Myers
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Clarinetist Buddy DeFranco and pianist George Shearing toyed with a quintet format in the late 1940s, but before they could record together, the two went their separate ways. Buddy signed with Capitol in 1949 while Shearing signed with MGM and brought in vibist Margie Hyams to replace Buddy's sound. But by 1951, Buddy decided MGM was a better bet and recorded first with his big band and then a series of bebop quartets starting in '52. His quartet's first bop pianist was Kenny Drew. Buddy and Drew [above] would tour and record through 1954. This period was one of experimentation…
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    Juan Carlos Hernandez - Stage and Jazz Photographer

  • #Théâtre #photo #Genève "Les Démons" de Dostoïevski adapté par José Lillo,jusqu'au 18.10.2014,photos Juan Carlos Hernandez

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    Je vous invite à aller assister à cette pièce au Théâtre du Loup à Genève. La première a eu lieu hier, mardi 30 septembre  et sera jouée jusqu'au 18 octobre.J'ai eu la chance de couvrir et d'assister au filage en tant que photographe et j'ai hâte de découvrir cette adaptation en tant que spectateur.Voici quelques photos ainsi qu'une interview très intéressante du metteur en scène José Lillo de 8 mn sur Radio Vostok (écoutez ici). Il y parle de la pièce, de sa génèse, de sa contextualisation dans notre époque, de Dostoïevski et, cadeau bonus, à  la fin, il lance…
  • Please donate to the Arthur Blythe Parkinson's fund #jazz #help #crowdfunding

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    15 Oct 2013 | 3:52 am
    Hi folks,A jazz legend needs now the help of all the jazz community.How to help ? just click here please : http://gusttsilis.com/arthurblythe/Arthur Blythe at the Sud des Alpes, AMR, Geneva, Switzerland, 01.20.2005Don't forget to visit my other blog "Juan Carlos Hernandez - Life Photographer" Amazon.com Widgets
  • #jazz Nouveau CD du Marc Perrenoud Trio #photo

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    29 Sep 2013 | 3:01 am
    "Vestry Lamento" (Challenge Records International), le 4ème CD du trio du pianiste suisse Marc Perrenoud est sur le point de sortir. Pour avoir assisté à un concert présentant leur nouveau répertoire lors du Festival "Les Athénéennes" à Genève en mai 2013, je ne peux que le recommander chaudement. Ce soir-là, ce trio télépathique nous avaient donné le bonheur d'écouter une musique vive et douce alternant compositions originales et relectures novatrices de standards du jazz.Marc Perrenoud Trio au Festival les Athénéennes, mai 2013 Don't forget to visit my other blog "Juan…
  • allez voir "Shopping & Fucking" de Mark Ravenhill par Antea Tomicic, #théâtre La Gravière de #Genève #photo

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    22 Sep 2013 | 1:10 pm
    Chers lectrices et lecteurs,J'ai eu l'honneur et le plaisir d'être le photographe de l'adaptation de "Shopping & Fucking",de l'auteur anglais Mark Ravenhill, mis en scène par Antea Tomicic, et vous invite à profiter jusqu'au 29 septembre 2013 des dernières représentations de cette troublante oeuvre à La Gravière de Genève. (vous trouverez tous les détails - réservations, horaires,distribution, ..- en cliquant ici ) .Tout le bien que j'en pense a été magnifiquement exprimé par Dominique Ziegler : "Courrez à La Gravière, voir la pièce choc de la…
  • So proud of my dear friend and amazing singer Emilie Weibel #jazz #photo #newtalent

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    21 Apr 2013 | 8:05 pm
    I met her in 2005, a chance! We were both at the show of Roy Ayers in Geneva, Parc La Grange. I was there to take pictures and she was there to enjoy the work of a musician who always inspired her. With this common love for music, we became very good friends. At that time, Emilie was already fond of Jazz and improvisation. I encouraged her to pursue her dreams and to go to New York where she could meet with the best musicians. After years of hard work (she studied with Gretchen Parlato and Ralph Alessi among others) and with her rare talent and original style, she is now making…
 
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    St. Louis Jazz Notes

  • Jazz this week: John Pizzarelli, Esfoma, The Cunninghams, a tribute to Charles Mingus, Bad Luck, and more

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Autumn is definitely in the air in St. Louis, and it's looking like a fine weekend to get out and hear some live jazz and creative music. Here's a look at some of the most noteworthy performances coming up over the next few days...Tonight, singer and guitarist John Pizzarelli opens a four-night engagement continuing through Saturday at Jazz at the Bistro. The longtime St. Louis favorite has a new band for this visit, still featuring his brother Martin on bass, but also including two new members, pianist Konrad Paszkudzki and drummer Kevin Kanner. For some samples of Pizzarelli in action,…
  • StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The return of The Cunninghams

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    This week, our video spotlight shines on The Cunninghams, a duo comprised of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and former St. Louisan Don Cunningham and his wife Alicia, a singer and pianist. The Las Vegas-based couple are returning to St. Louis for a show next Saturday, October 25, at the Ozark Theatre. Billing themselves as the "Super Jazz Vocal Pair," the Cunninghams' main calling card is their close harmony vocals, delivered in a style that may remind jazz fans of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Jackie Cain and Roy Kral, or the Manhattan Transfer, and spiced with touches of Latin jazz, lounge…
  • So What: Local News, Notes & Links

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:* New music ensemble Alarm Will Sound's two performances this weekend are previewed by Stef Russell of St. Louis magazine.* Meanwhile, the Post-Dispatch's Kevin Johnson takes a look at tonight's "250 Years of St. Louis Music" show at the Sheldon Concert Hall, which features Alarm Will Sound* playing a new work by Peter Martin, plus performances from a diverse list of St. Louis jazz, blues and roots musicians. * Drummer/bandleader and U City native Ronnie Burrage is the subject of a feature article in Jazz…
  • Review: David Sanborn at Jazz at the Bistro

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Opening his second set last Thursday with "Coming Home Baby" seemed a very appropriate choice for David Sanborn. Not only is the tune one of his longtime concert staples, but the Kirkwood High School graduate was in fact back in his hometown, headlining the first full week of shows at the newly expanded and renovated space of Jazz at the Bistro. Accompanied by a quartet of St. Louis musicians, Sanborn seemed relaxed and relatively low-key as he ventured forth on familiar material like "Maputo" and "Benny," penned for him by, respectively, Bob James and Marcus Miller, as well as the ballad…
  • Jazz this week: "250 Years of St. Louis Music," Phil Dunlap Quintet, Karen Mason, and more

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    So what's going on this week with live jazz and creative music in St. Louis? Glad you asked, as we just happen to have some recommendations for you, including the return of a local favorite who's been away for a couple of years, a diverse salute to St. Louis music history, and more. Let's go to the highlights...Tonight, pianist Reggie Thomas, the former St. Louisan and former faculty member at Michigan State who's back a little closer to home now that he's heading up the jazz program at Northern Illinois University, will be performing with the Mineral Area College Jazz Ensemble and MAC Kicks…
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    Jazz Blues Florida - Florida's Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues in at JazzBluesFlorida.com

  • Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Jackiem Joyner, and Peter White live at Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    An Incredible Weekend Featuring Five of the Biggest Stars in Smooth JazzFlorida Smooth Jazz Weekend at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront  features Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Jackiem Joyner and Peter White.   These world-famous artists will be performing individually and together throughout the weekend, backed by the finest musicians in the business. Presented by the Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation and produced by the Brevard Music Group, you will be entertained by several of the most exciting artists in contemporary jazz…
  • Miami Jazz Project to Celebrate Release of New CD Friday at Arts Garage!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Miami Jazz ProjectCD Release Show JAZZ | Fri, 10/24 8pmAn all-star line-up of musicians, featuring Arthur Barron (saxophones and flute), Abel Pabon (keyboard), Stewart Rabin (trumpet), Gabriel Vivas (bass) and Rey Monroig on (drums) performing a repertoire of classic jazz and original compositions from their just-released CD. “Startling and intense music.” - Z Magazine  Slam Allen  BLUES | Sat, 10/25 8pm  Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter and New York State Blues Hall of Fame Master Musician inductee, Slam is known as “The Soulworking Man."…
  • When rock 'n roll...(is mixed with jazz & blues, Allen Kanovsky is rockin' and rolling!)

    Jazz Blues Florida
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Submitted by Al Kanovsky 10/23/14...ruled the airwaves it was 1956. That same year Jimmy Cavallo appeared on Allen Freed's TV show with his band The House Rockers. The tune was "Rock, Rock, Rock" and it had people dancing to it all over the country. It was also the year that Flo and I met and married. Last night Jimmy was the featured artist at Danny Burger's (the brushmeister) Showcase at BJB's. With Jimmy and Danny were Don Coffman (upright bass) and Brian (2-brain) Murphy at the piano. With me were Jimmy Belize and his 'squeeze' Nancy, Jackie Deering with…
  • Tickets now on sale for Miami Nice Jazz Festival Running November 1st through 23rd

    Jazz Blues Florida
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    THE THIRD MIAMI NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES A STELLARLINEUP FOR THE UPCOMING EDITION THAT CELEBRATES THEEVENT’S MIAMI ROOTS.MIAMI NICE JAZZ FESTIVALNovember 1 - 23, 2015Miami & Miami Beach, FloridaTICKET LINKSMIAMI NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL has released the lineup of the international artists set to celebrate the event’s Miami jazz roots beginning on November 1 through 23. This themed, month long festival will bring jazz to some of Miami’s finest and most celebrated landmarks in a perfect fusion of music and history.As one of Miami’s most applauded musical…
  • Big Bend's BEST Day of Music This Saturday at Pat Ramsey Memorial Benefit Concert at Bradfordville Blues Club!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    A great day of music andcommunity,in support of a great organization,in memory of a great musician and person...AND SOME GREAT WEATHER!!!"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…
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    LondonJazz

  • RIP David Redfern (1936-2014)

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    David RedfernThe highly respected jazz photographer David Redfern has died at the age of 78. The full story is at Jazzwise, and Norman Lebrecht has written a tribute.
  • PREVIEW/ INTERVIEW: Ben Brydenʼs Bright Noise (Belgium and UK Tour dates, Oct 28 to Nov 7)

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Steven Delannoye (left), Ben Bryden (right)Scottish-born, New York-based tenor saxophonist Ben Brydenʼs band Bright Noise is about to be on tour in Belgium and the UK. For the London date which closes the tour they will be in a double bill reunion at the Con Cellar Bar on Friday November 7th with fellow Scot and bandleader Euan Burton, who will be opening a UK tour with his Occurrences quartet. Nicky Schrire recently interviewed her fellow Manhattan School of Music alumnus:LondonJazz News: Can you tell us a bit about how Bright Noise came to be and how would you describe the band’s musical…
  • NEWS: Zara McFarlane wins 2014 Jazz MOBO Award

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    The 2014 MOBO for best jazz act was won by Zara McFarlane. The other nominees were Andreas Varady, Jason Rebello, Peter Edwards and Phronesis. The full list of category winnners isHERE
  • PREVIEW : Andy Emler at the South Ken Kids Festival, (Institut Francais Sat 22 Nov)

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Andy Emler. Photo Credit: Christian DucasseFrench composer/pianist Andy Emler, leader of the Megaoctet, a major figure in French jazz, a larger-than-life character, "original, inventive, generous..." will be in London for the first time in four years, and in an unusual context. It actually occurs during the EFG London Jazz Festival, but as part of a different festival, the South Ken Kids Festival. Children 3 and above welcome.The blurb makes it sound irresistible. Emler will "produce a wild improvisation in tune with our guest illustrators, bringing your suggestions to life on the big screen!
  • NEWS: Another rise in the quarterly data from JazzFM

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Following the one-off drop in numbers in the first quarter of 2014 - resulting from leaving national DAB at the end of 2013, a huge cost-saving - JazzFM is showing steady and consistent quarter-on-quarter audience growth this year. The station reports a 1% rise in its weekly audience to 553,000, numbers from the quarterly RAJAR data. Total listening hours were up 5% quarter-on-quarter to 2,282,000. The audience is male-biased (63%). ABC1’s represent 70% of weekly reach and 73%of listening hours. The audience is also getting younger: 15‐54 age group accounts for is 81% of adult listening…
 
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    JazzWorldQuest - Jazz News With A Global Perspective

  • Bass Guitar Virtuoso Jeff Berlin To Tour Europe Fall 2014

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    11 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Clearwater, FL – Much to the excitement of European music fans, basslegend Jeff Berlin will be touring Europe with his trio beginningmid-October! Jeff Berlin is internationally regarded as a legend,considered one of the greatest bass players in the world. The lateJaco Pastorius regarded Berlin as a better soloist than he was, andGeddy Lee famously referred to Berlin as “the best bass player onthe planet!” Known worldwide for his innovative style, Jeff hasgraced bandstands and recordings with legendary players like BillBruford, Dennis Chambers, Neil Peart, Billy Cobham, and…
  • Efecto Mandarina - Créeme (Video Oficial)

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    11 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    SPOTIFY:Efecto MandarinaITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/efecto-mandarina/id903081865?l=eshttps://www.facebook.com/efectomandarinahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWcuBEiIppI"Efecto mandarina exprime su talento en ningún vals"
  • Romania: Pianist and Composer Florin Raducanu in concert at the Sala Radio (Radio Concert Hall) Bucharest, Thursday October 16 2014

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
     Pianist and Composer Florin Raducanu will be in concert at the Sala Radio (Radio Concert Hall) on Thursday October 16 2014 . Free streaming on www.radiorormaniacultural.ro şi www.romania-muzical.ro. Joi, 16 octombrie 2014 (19.00) Florin Raducanu va concerta in cadrul seriei "JAZZ PE ROMÂNEȘTE" la Sala Radio, Bucuresti. Concertul va putea fi ascultat în direct la Radio România Cultural şi Radio România Muzical si in streaming pe www.radiorormaniacultural.ro şi www.romania-muzical.ro. Comunicat de presă - Orchestrele și Corurile Radio România Seria Jazz pe româneşte…
  • American Pianists Association Announces NBC News Anchor Lester Holt as Honorary Chair of the 2014 - 2015 Jazz Fellowship Awards

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
      American Pianists Association Announces NBC News Anchor Lester Holt as Honorary Chair of the 2014 - 2015 Jazz Fellowship Awards The American Pianists Association is pleased to announce NBC's Lester Holt as the honorary chair of the American Pianists Association's 2014 - 2015 Jazz Fellowship Awards presented by REI Real Estate Services. The winner of the competition will receive the Cole Porter Fellowship, valued at $100,000, includes a $50,000 cash prize (the largest prize in the world for a young jazz pianist), a recording contract with Mack Avenue Records, and career…
  • Ara's Circle will be part of a double concert evening beside Brazilian famous guitarist Torinho Horta and his band at North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam.

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
           ARA'S CIRCLE UP TO DATEWE FUNKYFY AFRO CARIBBEAN BEATS AND JAZZ  www.arascircle.com   "Best Record" of the week at  Latin Jazz Network Toronto CanadaARA'S CIRCLE IN DOUBLE CONCERT Evening beside BRAZILIAN GUITARIST TORINHO HORTA23-09-2014Today Ara's Circle got great news from Canada. We are anounced the best record of the week. Read more At 22 of november 2014 Ara's Circle will be part of a double concert evening beside Brazilian famous guitarist Torinho Horta and his band at North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam. We would be happy to…
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    Free Jazz Lessons

  • Free Christmas Piano Tutorial: The First Noel

    freejazzlessons.com
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Do you love playing Christmas piano music? Then, you’ve come to the right place! In honor of my brand new 2 DVD course, “The Christmas Jazz Piano Super System” I wanted to share a free video tutorial today. In this video lesson I’m going to teach you how to play “The First Noel” using a rich and pro jazz piano style. If you want to learn how to take a simple melody with bland chord changes and turn it into a pro jazz piano arrangement than I think you’ll really enjoy this lesson. This is just a small sample of the over 4 hours of powerful training…
  • How To Play Sweeter Sounding Major Jazz Chords

    freejazzlessons.com
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    As many fans of this site already know I’ll be releasing my brand new “Christmas Jazz Piano Super System” 2 DVD set on Monday November 3rd. Since I made the announcement, I’ve received a TON of emails asking questions about the course. It’s been really amazing to see the excited responses from so many people. I’ll be sharing the 1st free sample from “The Christmas Jazz Piano Super System” on this site about a week from today. So, make sure you check back to get access to it. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a free video today that…
  • 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…
 
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