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  • Top 50+ Jazz Albums for the week of 21 July 2014 [JazzWeek]

    Elements of Jazz
    Donna M
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Here are the top 50+ Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!What music are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. For your viewing pleasure this week,  trumpeter, bandleader, educator and composer Sean Jones talks about the inspiration of his new release im.pro.vise. Enjoy!     JIMMY COBB The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions) BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View (Blue Note) LOUIS HAYES Return Of The Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions) MIKE LeDONNE I Love Music (Savant) THEO CROKER Afro…
  • Wynton’s Keynote Address at Tulane University’s Commencement 2014

    Wynton Marsalis New
    20 May 2014 | 7:02 am
    TULANE COMMENCEMENT 2014 A LOVE SUPREME Video: Transcript: President Cowen, Chairperson Berger, Distinguished Guests Dr. Gregorian, and Dr. White, Mr. Day and Mr. Brees, Faculty, Staff and Graduates of the Class of 2014, Senator Vitter and Mayor Landrieu. 1) ACKNOWLEDGEMENT—— Here at home in New Orleans, we have a tradition of starting important gigs by calling out the names of legendary musicians from the past. In evoking the memory of legendary artists, this roll call inspires a higher level of performance. In 2007, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra went on tour with…
  • Charles Lloyd's Sangam On JazzSet

    Jazz
    Becca Pulliam
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Charles Lloyd is celebrating his 75th birthday with a new album, Hagar's Song, and concert in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.» E-Mail This
  • ALL ABOUT JAZZ / JAZZ NEAR YOU: Discographies at All About Jazz!

    All About Jazz News
    AllAboutJazz.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    All About Jazz creates musician discographies from deep archive of album reviews and Discogs.com API Nearly 100,000 records seed database All About Jazz has developed a musician discography feature which allows musicians to document and promote their body of recorded work to jazz fans worldwide...
  • New Orleans fund for arts entrepreneurs has Tuesday application deadline

    New Orleans Jazz Fest
    Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    The deadline is Tuesday (July 15) for entrepreneurs in arts and cultural fields to apply for the newly created Catapult Fund training and funding program. Applications and information are available at www.catapultfund.com. The fund is co-sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz...
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  • Charles Lloyd's Sangam On JazzSet

    Becca Pulliam
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Charles Lloyd is celebrating his 75th birthday with a new album, Hagar's Song, and concert in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.» E-Mail This
  • Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow

    NPR Staff
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:03 pm
    The jazz pianist recovered from a coma in 2008 and was back on stage the next year. He hasn't slowed down since, and this month brings his latest album, a trio recording called Floating.» E-Mail This
  • Carmen Lundy On Piano Jazz

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    The contralto joined host Marian McPartland in 2000 to perform "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and Lundy's own piece, "Quiet Times."» E-Mail This
  • 'Live In The Present': Charlie Haden Remembered

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    "You have to see your unimportance before you can see your importance and your significance to the world," Haden told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1992. The bassist died on July 11.» E-Mail This
  • Bill Frisell On JazzSet

    Becca Pulliam
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Guitarist Bill Frisell shines in three very different settings: with his band reworking John Lennon tunes, in a duo with violinist Jenny Scheinman, and with The Bad Plus playing music of Paul Motian.» E-Mail This
 
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    All About Jazz News

  • ALL ABOUT JAZZ / JAZZ NEAR YOU: Discographies at All About Jazz!

    AllAboutJazz.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    All About Jazz creates musician discographies from deep archive of album reviews and Discogs.com API Nearly 100,000 records seed database All About Jazz has developed a musician discography feature which allows musicians to document and promote their body of recorded work to jazz fans worldwide...
  • INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Billy Taylor

    AllAboutJazz.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    All About Jazz is celebrating Billy Taylor's birthday today! Billy Taylor encompassed that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, vision, commitment and leadership, qualities that made him one of our most cherished national treasures. The distinguished ambassador of the jazz community to the world-at-large, Dr. Billy Taylor\'s recording career spans nearly six decades. He has also composed over three hundred and fifty songs, including "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free... Read more...
  • CAREER: Open Call to All Jazz Artists! Kimmel Center Now Accepting 2014-15 Jazz Residency Program Applications

    AllAboutJazz.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Open Call to all Jazz Artists in Philadelphia! Kimmel Center Now Accepting Online Applications for 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency Program Open Call to all Jazz Artists in Philadelphia! Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is now accepting online submissions from talented jazz musicians interested in participating in the 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency a€' an opportunity for local jazz artists to create new work in collaboration with other artists, as they continue to express the relevance of jazz beyond traditional boundaries...
  • PERFORMANCE/TOUR: Jazz This Week: Alan Evans' Playonbrother, Tony Suggs, Dave Dickey Big Band, and More

    AllAboutJazz.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    As is typical for this time of year, the calendar of upcoming jazz performances in and around St. Louis over the next few days is a bit light on touring acts. Fortunately, our local musicians have plenty going on in a variety of genres, from straight-ahead and swing to funk to cabaret to big band to experimental. Let's go to the highlights...
  • ADVOCACY: Miles Davis Memorial Project Launches Indiegogo Campaign

    AllAboutJazz.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hoping to accelerate the pace of raising money to put a statue of legendary trumpeter Miles Davis in downtown Alton, the Miles Davis Memorial Project has turned to online crowd-funding via an IndieGoGo campaign. Funding levels for potential supporters range from $1 up to $5,000, with rewards including various sorts of imprinted swag (buttons, T-shirts, can coozies); commemorative bricks and blocks to be placed around the site of the statue; and some higher-end packages, such as one including an original print of Davis by artist Jin Kan, and, at the $5,000 level, one that includes a bronze…
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    Elements of Jazz

  • Top 50+ Jazz Albums for the week of 21 July 2014 [JazzWeek]

    Donna M
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Here are the top 50+ Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!What music are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. For your viewing pleasure this week,  trumpeter, bandleader, educator and composer Sean Jones talks about the inspiration of his new release im.pro.vise. Enjoy!     JIMMY COBB The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions) BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View (Blue Note) LOUIS HAYES Return Of The Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions) MIKE LeDONNE I Love Music (Savant) THEO CROKER Afro…
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 14 July 2014 (JazzWeek)

    Donna M
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!What music are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. For your viewing pleasure this week, bassist Dave Holland & Prism in Frankfurt, DE in 2013. Enjoy!     LOUIS HAYES Return Of The Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions) JIMMY COBB The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions) BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View (Blue Note) ERIC ALEXANDER Chicago Fire (HighNote) THEO CROKER Afro Physicist [Sony Masterworks]
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the week of 30 June 2014 [JazzWeek]

    Donna M
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!What music are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. For your viewing pleasure this week, educator and flutist Holly Hofmann. Her newest release is climbing  the Top 50 ~ Low Life on Capri Records!       LOUIS HAYES Return Of The Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions) ERIC ALEXANDER Chicago Fire (HighNote) THEO CROKER Afro Physicist [Sony Masterworks] JIMMY COBB The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions) MIKE LeDONNE I Love…
  • Top 50+ Jazz Albums for the week of 23 June 2014 [JazzWeek]

    Donna M
    22 Jun 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Here are the top 50+ Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week!What music are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. For your viewing pleasure this week, trumpeter and composer Theo Croker performing at the 2014 Winter Jazzfest in New York City ~ Enjoy!     ERIC ALEXANDER Chicago Fire (HighNote) MONTY ALEXANDER Harlem-Kingston Express Vol 2: The River Rolls On (Motema) LOUIS HAYES Return Of The Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions) THEO CROKER Afro Physicist [Sony Masterworks] DAVID…
  • The Recording Academy Statement re: Horace Silver

    Donna M
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:45 pm
      Neil Portnow, president of The Recording Academy, Horace Silver and Dan Carlin, chairman of The Recording Academy. Silver, along with Benny Golson and Jon Hendricks, was honored at the GRAMMY Salute to Jazz on Feb. 8, 2005. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®/Wireimage.com © 2005. Photographed by: R. Diamond   Jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Horace Silver was one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the ’50s and ’60s. Widely regarded as the creator of the hard bop sound — a combination of R&B, gospel, and his unique piano…
 
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  • Local Music Beat: 10 years of Smooth Jazz evenings

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    An Evening of Smooth Jazz featuring Phil Perry takes place Friday at the Holt High School Performing Arts Complex-Margaret Livensparger Theater. / Courtesy photo by Tana Lopez
  • Creative Music in Hapeville jams on Jelly Roll

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:20 am
    Jazz/improv series hails an original jazz master by Omar Khalid Atlanta's house show scene has thrived over the last few years. Much of the music that drives the city's D.I.Y. show scene has roots in punk, indie rock, and various other strains of underground rock and electronic music.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Music a paradox that works

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:59 pm
    THE combination of electronic music with traditional jazz is one of the paradoxes Melissa Oliveira champions. The blend between old and new somehow works in the Australian- Portuguese jazz singer's concerts.
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    23 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    KUCHING: Their music is a fusion of jazz, blues and funk, the kind that will get the crowd dancing and that is exactly what Jim and the Saucey Soul Band want to see at the WAG Music Festival.
  • Bach to Rock Music Education Franchise Targets Growth Markets on the Atlantic Seaboard

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Bach to Rock, the nation's leading music education franchise, today announced 11 metropolitan hubs as targets for expansion in 2014-15. The target areas run alongside the Interstate 95 corridor on the ...
 
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    Wynton Marsalis New

  • “Wynton Marsalis: A Youngarts Masterclass” nominated for 66Th Annual Emmy® Award

    12 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    WHAT Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass, an HBO Family Documentary Special, has been nominated for a 66th Annual Emmy Award in the Outstanding Children’s Program category. This is the third season the YoungArts MasterClass series has received an Emmy-nomination. The program features some of the work of the National YoungArts Foundation, the non-profit that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists. Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass follows three promising musicians selected by YoungArts–saxophonist…
  • The JLCO With Wynton Marsalis as part of Summerstage Kids presents: Queens Family Day

    30 Jun 2014 | 12:27 am
    Free Family Concert: The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis As Part Of Summerstage Kids Presents: Queens Family Day With Special Guests Rashida Bumbray, Michael Mossman & Copland Jazz July 20, 4pm–7pm, at Queensbridge Park, NY in association with Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College On the heels of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’ 2014 European Tour, the critically-acclaimed big band returns home to perform a free concert on July 20, 4pm-7pm as part of SummerStage Kids’: Queens Family Day. This program, part of SummerStage…
  • Wynton’s Keynote Address at Tulane University’s Commencement 2014

    20 May 2014 | 7:02 am
    TULANE COMMENCEMENT 2014 A LOVE SUPREME Video: Transcript: President Cowen, Chairperson Berger, Distinguished Guests Dr. Gregorian, and Dr. White, Mr. Day and Mr. Brees, Faculty, Staff and Graduates of the Class of 2014, Senator Vitter and Mayor Landrieu. 1) ACKNOWLEDGEMENT—— Here at home in New Orleans, we have a tradition of starting important gigs by calling out the names of legendary musicians from the past. In evoking the memory of legendary artists, this roll call inspires a higher level of performance. In 2007, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra went on tour with…
  • JALC Partners With Harlem Children’s Zone And Mr. Aubrey’s Show Kids To Present Uptown Family Swing

    19 May 2014 | 12:25 pm
    On June 14 at 5:00pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center will partner with The Harlem Children’s Zone to present *Uptown Family Swing*, a free community concert featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Mr. Aubrey’s Show Kids. Director and choreographer Aubrey Lynch II will choreograph a group of students ages 8 to17 from various Harlem and Washington Heights schools, including Harlem Children’s Zone, who will dance to music performed by the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis. In addition, dance students from various New York City dance institutions, including Steps on…
  • Jookin’ star Charles “Lil Buck” Riley takes street dance to world stage

    13 May 2014 | 7:11 am
    VIDEO PREVIEW When you think about traditional street performers, you might not imagine them dancing with the legendary New York City Ballet. But one dancer who has done just that. Jookin’ is a Memphis street dance usually performed to rap music, CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis explained. But when Charles “Lil Buck” Riley got hold of it, he added a style and grace all his own. And now he’s taking that dance form from the streets to the world stage. When Riley performs, it’s as if he’s gliding on water, defying gravity. Jookin’ is his…
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  • First look: Cheadle as Miles

    John Hilderbrand
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Entertainment Weekly has the first look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in Cheadle’s Miles Ahead movie. Check out the full picture and a new interview with the actor.
  • David Blamires Group cover

    John Hilderbrand
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    I’ve been updating my MP3 collection and couldn’t find a good scan of the David Blamires Group’s 1990 recording on the Web. So I scanned mine (usually it’s just easier to get a scan that someone else has already done). In case you’re in the same boat and don’t have a scanner, click the image below to view a 949×932 scan of the self-titled album.
  • Pre-order the George Benson Autobiography

    John Hilderbrand
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:19 am
    I’m looking forward to reading this. Labeling Benson as the “first true (and truly successful) jazz/soul crossover artist” does make you think. Usually, I’m skeptical of definitive statements like that but I can’t find a better example when you factor in the chart success he had. I wish some sort of box set or ultimate collection of his music would come out at the same time as the book. Benson is available on July 8 August 26. [Because of the publication delay, there is currently no listing on iTunes for the book]
  • Help Don Cheadle with Miles Ahead

    John Hilderbrand
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Don Cheadle is ready to star and direct in Miles Ahead, the notumentary. That’s right – it’s not a documentary. It chronicles a segment during the musician’s “silent period.” Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper are involved. Watch the video to learn more about the project and cool stuff you can earn if you contribute to the film’s coffers.
  • Top 10 – Years 1999 and 1994

    John Hilderbrand
    29 Apr 2014 | 8:48 pm
    In the earlier days of this site, I ran a top ten list of the most popular contemporary jazz recordings at the time. This chart was based on sales and radio play. Here were the top 10 from April 30, 1999: Boney James – Body Language Joe Sample featuring Lalah Hathaway – The Song Lives On Tom Scott & the L.A. Express – Smokin’ Section David Sanborn – Inside Inner Shade – 4 Corners Gota – Let’s Get Started Nite Flyte – Ascension Quincy Jones – From Q, With Love 3rd Force – Force Field Kenny G, Greatest Hits And the top 10…
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    Rifftides

  • Other Matters: Some Jazz A While…Revisited

    Doug Ramsey
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Events in Ukraine, Israel, Palestine and Nigeria—to name the locations of a few of the world’s festering sores—make it appropriate to revisit a post from the Rifftides archive. It appeared during the first year of this blog. (July 22, 2005) Following the most recent rounds of atrocities—Iraq, London—a friend wanted to talk. He did not […]
  • Monday Recommendation: Duke Ellington

    Doug Ramsey
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Duke Ellington, BigBands Live (Jazz Haus) Watching the Ellington band perform in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, the listener was likely to be struck by the contrast between the sidemens’ laconic demeanor and—on a good night—the joy of their performances. March 6, 1967 was a good night at the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Germany. Beautifully […]
  • Compatible Quotes: Duke Ellington

    Doug Ramsey
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    My attitude is never to be satisfied. Never enough. Never. Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it. Critics have their purposes, and they’re supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should […]
  • Weekend Extra: Brownie Speaks

    Doug Ramsey
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Until recently, admirers of the great trumpeter Clifford Brown heard him speak only a few words on the album The Beginning and the End. Recently, however, a YouTube contributor who identifies herself as Nespasisi posted a segment of Brown being interviewed by Willis Conover of The Voice of America. Nespasisi explains that she found the […]
  • Recent Listening: Royston and Svensson

    Doug Ramsey
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Rudy Royston, 303, (Greenleaf Music) Since his emergence from Denver (area code 303) nearly a decade ago, Royston’s drumming has graced bands led by Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, JD Allen, Tom Harrell and other leaders in 21st century jazz. With 303, Royston becomes a leader himself. As he has since he first attracted attention playing […]
 
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    Jazz@Rochester

  • Summer doldrums? Jazz in ROC over the next week (July 24-30, 2014)

    Greg V. Bell
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:08 pm
    So, if you haven't noticed, there's not a lot going on, jazzwise in the ROC. Where is everybody...?  Let me know if I've missed something.  Here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days: Thursday, July 24, 2014 The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with the Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak,…
  • The life and times of Jazz 90.1 ... Rochester jazz radio

    Greg V. Bell
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Recently, while looking around at the WGMC Jazz 90.1 website, I ran across a video produced by local Rochester filmmaker Dave Esposito, who has recently released a documentary showcasing Jazz90.1. Called “School for Jazz: The Jazz 90.1 Story,” the video celebrates the station’s 40th anniversary. Esposito and Agricola Media spent nearly four months shooting the project in an effort to showcase Jazz90.1’s history, and important place in the Rochester and international jazz scene. The video takes viewers on a tour and shows the history of Jazz90.1.  Here's the video... give it a…
  • The summer of jazz in Rochester continues... (July 17-23, 2014)

    Greg V. Bell
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:43 pm
    I've given up on doing a post wrapping up the XRIJF for 2014. Not like you've been banging on my virtual doors asking for one ... so I'm taking the hint. Moving on ... here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days. It's still a bit on the light side and I'd like to hear about some of the gigs going on at outdoor festivals, etc (or let me know if something is no longer going on): Thursday, July 17, 2014 Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Party in the Park, Martin Luther King Park (Rochester), 5:00-10:00 pm The David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill…
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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 Notes: Subscriptions on sale now. Single tickets will 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 Notes: Subscriptions on sale now. Single tickets will 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 Notes: Subscriptions on sale now. Single tickets will 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 Notes: Subscriptions on sale now. Single tickets will go 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 Notes: Subscriptions on sale now. Single tickets will go on sale September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
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    SqueezeMyLemon

  • Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood - Full Album

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Here we go with some of the good stuff.  SRV is a guitar God and we lost him way too soon.If you enjoy this then please support Blues music by buying at.  Texas Flood0:00 Love Struck Baby2:23 Pride And Joy6:04 Texas Flood11:25 Tell Me14:14 Testify17:39 Rude Mood22:19 Mary Had A Little Lamb25:07 Dirty Pool30:09 I'm Cryin'33:51 Lenny
  • Thelonious Monk Tee Shirt

    15 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Thelonious Monk - CBS Overdye T-ShirtThelonious Monk hits the keys during his famous 1963 CBS Recording Sessions in a stylized violet photo graphic on the front of this premium black, 100% cotton t-shirt. Presented by and featuring a photograph by legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall, with distressed overdye print and soft, reinforced construction for authentic vintage style and quality, this is a a truly stunning tee - any Monk fan's Dream.Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @ Amazon.com
  • Muddy Waters - After The Rain - Full Album

    11 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    Here is one of those rare finds that a Blues fan will enjoy.  This Album has never been converted to mp3s so you'll have to get either the vinyl or the CD.And as always if you like the music, then buy it.  After The Rain (Deluxe Edition)Published on Sep 14, 2013I Am The Blues 0:06Ramblin' Mind 4:49Rollin' And Thumblin' 09:38Bottom Of The Sea 14:30Honey Bee 20:13Blues And Trouble 24:32Hurtin' Soul 28:56Screamin' And Cryin' 33:36
  • Tye Tribbett Gospel - What Can I Do

    6 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Lately I've been checking out more of the Grammy nominated Gospel acts out there.  According to Wiki;Tyrone "Tye" Tribbett (born January 26, 1976) is an American gospel music singer, songwriter, keyboardist, choir director and founder of the Grammy-nominated and Stellar-Award winning gospel group Tye Tribbett & G.A. (short for 'Greater Anointing.')I really enjoy the energy that this song has.
  • Angelina Jordan sings Jazz Music

    5 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    When someone says, "Jazz is a dying art form", I think of this little girl.  Proof that the great music will live for a long time to come!
 
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    JAZZ LIVES

  • HAL SMITH HONORS “MISTER CHACE”

    jazzlives
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The splendid jazz drummer and jazz scholar Hal Smith and I share certain serious devotions.  One is to the pianist Frank Melrose and his daughter Ida; another is to the clarinetist and brave explorer Frank Chace. Hal has emerged with yet a third talent to share (generously) with us: he has created a beautiful and lively video tribute to Mister Chace, with a glorious soundtrack of SORRY — played by Marty Grosz and his Honoris Causa Jazz Band from the Riverside recording called HOORAY FOR BIX — as well as a panorama of rare, never-before-seen, highly evocative photographs that open…
  • SWINGTIME AT THE LIBRARY with LAURA WINDLEY and the MINT JULEP JAZZ BAND

    jazzlives
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    I haven’t had a librarian say “Shhhhhh!” to me since junior high school, so I know that stereotype might be long gone. But it’s lovely to see a library expand into sweet, swinging music, as it does here. The wonderful musicians are the warm, easy singer Laura Windley and the Mint Julep Jazz Band: Lucian Cobb, trombone; Paul Rogers, trumpet; Aaron Hill, alto sax and clarinet; Keenan McKenzie, tenor sax and clarinet; Ben Lassiter, guitar; Aaron Tucker, drums; Jason Foureman, string bass. They perform the magical time-travel of bringing a 1938 Cotton Club show with an…
  • THE BLACK BUTTERFLY

    jazzlives
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    In conversation, I have been known to say, “Music saved my life.” And the other person smiles and nods, sometimes saying, “Yes, I understand,” or “Me, too.” But very few people know how serious my four words are. Although I am by nature optimistic and hopeful, before 2004 I was seriously unhappy for long periods of time — situational rather than biochemical despair. The reasons for my sadness are not relevant here. When I was most hopeless, I thought seriously of ending my life.  I checked out the Hemlock Society website (earnest but very…
  • EVER GREEN! (July 25-27, 2014)

    jazzlives
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    I know I am a very fortunate mortal, and am reminded of this every moment. One of the more tangible reminders for me is the Evergreen Jazz Festival in the Colorado city of the same name, happening very soon — July 25-27, in fact. Here is the link which tells you all the exciting necessary details. Tickets are still available.  Plane flights are still possible.  There is going to be so much lovely hot and sweet music that I know I won’t get to more than a small percentage of it. The Festival is arranged so that each band plays eight sets over three days in five venues (is there…
  • “A CONTROLLED, FEVERISH LYRICISM”: COLUMBIA AND RCA VICTOR LIVE RECORDINGS OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND THE ALL STARS

    jazzlives
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    A musician friend of mine who is listening to this new set of rare Louis Armstrong music from 1947-58 wrote me that he has been waiting for this set for ten years. Without being competitive, I can say that I have been waiting for this Mosaic box set — a glorious and rewarding one — for almost fifty. Yes, I was introduced to Louis and his music through the sessions with Gordon Jenkins and THE FIVE PENNIES, but I treasured my copy of TOWN HALL CONCERT PLUS and (later) AMBASSADOR SATCH, playing those records over and over. (When I bought my first Hot Five compilation — the…
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    Music and More

  • Audio One - The Midwest School (Audiogrpahic Records, 2014)

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    The Midwest School is the companion album to An International Report, both the inaugural releases on Ken Vamdermark's Audiographic Records. This crew of heavy-hitters includes Vandermark on saxophones and clarinet along with Jason Adasiewicz on vibraphone. Jeb Bishop on trombone, Josh Berman on cornet, Tim Dais on drums, Nick Macri on acoustic & electric basses, Nick Mazzarella on alto saxophone, Jen Paulson on viola, Dave Rempis on saxophones and Mars Williams on reed instruments. Whereas An International Report focused on Vandermark's original compositions, this album focuses on…
  • Audio One - An International Report (Audiographic Records, 2014)

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    Saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Ken Vandermark surely must be the hardest working man in the jazz business. In addition to booking tours with a multitude of groups he has somehow found time to start a new record label and introduce another group, Audio One. Consisting of some of the best talent from the fertile Chicago jazz scene, this is a ten piece band that swings and squalls like mad. "Encyclopedia of a Horse" leads off the album with vibes orbiting electric bass before a strong ripping bolt of saxophone courses across the sky. After an interlude of eerie viola the full band returns…
  • Steve Lehman Octet - Mise en Abîme (Pi Recordings, 2014)

    19 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Alto saxophonist, composer and researcher Steve Lehman is one of the most consistently interesting musicians on the modern jazz scene. Using aspects of spectral harmony, combined with jazz and improvisational techniques he makes music that is both haunting and exciting and perhaps most admirably, quite accessible. He is aided in this task by an exceptional cast of musicians: Mark Shim on tenor saxophone, Drew Gress on bass, Tyshawn Sorey on drums, Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Jose Davila on tuba, Tim Albright on trombone, and Chris Dingman on vibraphone. The music avoids most of the…
  • News and Notes

    13 Jul 2014 | 6:49 pm
    The passing of Charlie Haden and Horace Silver.Jeremiah Cymerman interviews Nels Cline and Jamie Saft.Party hard with Charlie Parker.Albert Ayler's Spiritual Unity at 50.Tortoise's debut album, 20 years on.Omnipresent vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz is profiled.Send comments to Tim.Jason AdasiewiczJason AdasiewiczJason Adasiewicz
  • The Microscopic Septet - Manhattan Moonrise (Cuneiform Records, 2014)

    12 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    After a lengthy hiatus during the 1990's, the vivacious little big band The Microscopic Septet has come back with a vengeance over the past ten years. With an approach that covers much of jazz history, they advance a methodology that begins with the territory bands of the 1930's and moves through the Knitting Factory heyday of the 1980's and then then lands gracefully in the post-modern jazz scene of today. The group consists of Joel Forrester on piano, Phillip Johnston on soprano saxophone,  Richard Dworkin on drums, David Sewelson on baritone saxophone, David Hofstra on bass, Don Davis…
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  • Have You Met Miss Jones- 4 Tonic Subs

    2 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
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  • More 8 tonic theory

    21 Jun 2014 | 12:03 am
    In order to fully grasp the workings of the 8 tonic system we must first fully understand four tonic substitutions. Four tonic subs are also called diminished substitutions and the tri-tone substitution is included in this group of subs. If you can imagine that the tonic V7 and the tri-tone is one axis and that the V7 chords a minor third above and below is the other other axis (at a 90 degree angle from the first axis). In the key of C the V7 is G7 and the tri-tone sub is C#7. The other two dominant chords are Bb7 and E7. These chords are all related to each other because they share the same…
  • Kenny Brooks playing 8 Tonic ii-V7Is

    20 Jun 2014 | 9:28 am
    Kenny Brooks playing 8 Tonic ii-V7Is audio
  • 8-Tonic PDF

    20 Jun 2014 | 9:23 am
    Here is a 17 page PDF with 8-Tonic materials: 8-Tonic.PDFLink to All Major Keys ii-V7Is play-along trackLink to A7 play-along track
  • 8 Tonics- All major keys play-along in Eb

    19 Jun 2014 | 8:06 pm
 
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    The Jazzcat

  • Listen to The Jazzcat archives on The Jazz Journey on 88.9FM KXLU.com

    The Jazzcat
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Click Pictures below to listen to various shows More Love, More Music! Jazz, the incredible sounds that allow us to interact with each other through sonic exploration not only of the music but ourselves! Come and spend one lovely hour as we tap into the roads less traveled and experience good, energetic, beautiful and progressive vibrations. It’s always so nice to be on the air playing, blending and creating a great jazz experience for you. Click the picture above and listen live Click picture above for Sunday July 13th show. Only able to capture 30 mins… Click Picture on left…
  • 3 Hour Radio Tribute to the Great Charlie Haden on KCRW

    The Jazzcat
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
      Bo Leibowitz and I celebrate a life time of music as we dedicate 3 hours to the beloved Charlie Haden on 89.9 FM KCRW.com. Click the picture above to listen…..
  • LeRoy Downs TONIGHT Saturday Morning July 12th @ 3AM Tribute to Charlie Haden on 89.9 FM KCRW.com

    The Jazzcat
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Click Picture above to listen to the Archive of May 17th 2014 show!!! Click picture of Charlie Haden below for the tribute dedicated to the life of the Great Charlie Haden. May his soul rest in peace! Come and join me @ 3AM TONIGHT Friday Night / Saturday Morning as I appear alongside 89.9 FM KCRW.Com Jazz host Bo Liebowitz!!              Bo Leibowitz and LeRoy Downs trading sets of the finest jazz!!!   Saturday July 12th 3am – 6am Los Angeles  Progressive Jazz Music Lovers from all over the world UNITE! Time Converter New York  London  Chicago  New Orleans  Tokyo…
  • A New Way to Learn from the Best in the Business with “INTO THE SHED”!!

    The Jazzcat
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    It used to be, once in a blue moon, a student of jazz will get a rare chance to hang backstage with a big named GRAMMY-winning artist who came through on tour. But now, with intotheShed.com (https://intotheShed.com), that same student can access a plethora of big names on a daily basis! intotheShed is an all-in-one platform for creating, promoting, selling and teaching live, high-quality, video lessons, as well as, building a community around the top jazz artists in the world and the people interested in studying with the best. With so many budget cuts in music programs across the country,…
  • Listen to Helen Sung with LeRoy Downs for Jazzcorner.com

    The Jazzcat
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Pianist Helen Sung is an artist who was born classical and grew up a jazz player. The Houston born composer, educator and swinging pianist was first introduced to the music in college and once intrigued by its rhythms, harmonies and sense of freedom, she switched her classical major to study jazz. Accepted as part of the first iteration of The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, Helen soaked up all of the lessons from Jazz Masters such as Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Jackie McLean, Ray Brown, Jimmy Heath and many others. Her latest record “Anthem For A New Day”, features…
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    JazzWax

  • Dave Lambert: Voice of Reason

    Marc Myers
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    If you want to truly understand the kind side of jazz—the side that reveres other artists, wants everyone to love the music and views improvisation as way to bring people together—you need to dig the music of Dave Lambert. Before World War II, Louis Armstrong was the chief bridge between jazz and everyday life, largely because he stood for happiness and togetherness as well as magnificent artistry. After the war, Lambert took on that role, becoming something of a Johnny Appleseed, using his vocal gifts and gentle soul to make jazz irresistible. Of course, Armstrong didn't stop being…
  • Videos: Peggy Lee

    Marc Myers
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Last night, while doing some research on YouTube, I got hung up on Peggy Lee. First I started studying how the left corner of her mouth drops slightly when she sings. Then I watched her eyes, which always seem like they're soaring back and forth on a swing. At any rate, let me share with you five clips I found many pages back in her YouTube category... Here's Peggy Lee and Judy Garland... Here's Lee in 1954 at the Hollywood Bowl... Here's Lee singing Fly Me to the Moon... Here's Lee in 1959 singing Jump for Joy... And here's Lee in 1954...
  • 10 CD Discoveries of the Week

    Marc Myers
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    It has been a few weeks since I selected favorite albums from the many CDs that cross my desk each day. I've just been too busy lately and haven't had the time needed to assemble posts like this. Yesterday, a pocket of time opened up and I seized it. Here are 10 that I think you'll enjoy... Dara Tucker—The Sun Season (Watchman Music). I can't remember the last time I heard a new vocalist who impressed me so completely as Tucker. She has a beautiful, soulful voice, and her original songs are honest and innocent personal expressions backed by languid arrangements and…
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    St. Louis Jazz Notes

  • Jazz this week: Alan Evans' Playonbrother, Tony Suggs, Dave Dickey Big Band, and more

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:47 am
    As is typical for this time of year, the calendar of upcoming jazz performances in and around St. Louis over the next few days is a bit light on touring acts.Fortunately, our local musicians have plenty going on in a variety of genres, from straight-ahead and swing to funk to cabaret to big band to experimental. Let's go to the highlights...Tonight, drummer Alan Evans' trio (pictured), renamed Playonbrother since their last St. Louis appearance, will perform at The Gramophone, with Belagroove opening. With the group's latest recordings seemingly edging them toward a heavier, more…
  • Miles Davis Memorial Project launches IndieGoGo campaign

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Hoping to accelerate the pace of raising money to put a statue of legendary trumpeter Miles Davis in downtown Alton, the Miles Davis Memorial Project has turned to online crowd-funding via an IndieGoGo campaign. Funding levels for potential supporters range from $1 up to $5,000, with rewards including various sorts of imprinted swag (buttons, T-shirts, can coozies); commemorative bricks and blocks to be placed around the site of the statue; and some higher-end packages, such as one including an original print of Davis by artist Jin Kan, and, at the $5,000 level, one that includes a bronze…
  • Recently on Heliocentric Worlds

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Since YouTube relaxed their restrictions on video length, more and more full concerts from the past are being put online, and some of the choicest ones have been featured on StLJN's sibling site Heliocentric Worlds.Up and running as a single-serve site since long before Tumblr was a gleam in some coder's eye, it features one online music video posted every day, drawing from genres including jazz, blues, soul funk, classic rock, prog rock, experimental and more. Recent posts have shown live performances - some rarely seen until quite recently - from Kurt Elling, the Horace Silver Quintet,…
  • StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Alan Evans' Playonbrother

    19 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    Today, let's spend a little video time with drummer Alan Evans and his band Playonbrother, who will be in St. Louis next week to perform on Thursday, July 24 at the Gramophone. Made up of Evans, a co-founder of the funk-jazz trio Soulive, plus Danny Mayer on guitar and Beau Sasser on keyboards, Playonbrother was formed a couple of years ago as the Alan Evans Trio. They've released three albums, debuting in 2012 with Drop Hop and this year putting out two records, Merkaba and the live Woodstock Sessions Vol. 1. The group also has played St. Louis a couple of times under their old moniker, most…
  • So What: Local News, Notes & Links

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:* Next Monday's episode of KETC's Living St. Louis will include an update from reporter Ruth Ezell and Jazz St. Louis executive director Gene Dobbs Bradford on the renovation and expansion of Jazz at the Bistro.The program is broadcast at 7:00 p.m. Mondays on Channel 9; for cable or satellite channels, check your TV provider's program guide.* There's a brief new interview with saxophonist David Sanborn posted on PledgeMusic.com. Sanborn is using the crowd-funding service to raise money for his next album, which…
 
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    Jazz Blues Florida - Florida's Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues in at JazzBluesFlorida.com

  • A Tribute To Johnny Winter - Edgar Winter Bands, Vanilla Fudge, Kim Simmonds & More at Rock 'n' Blues Fest in Melbourne Aug 13, 2014

    Jazz Blues Florida
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:18 pm
    ROCK & BLUES FEST 2014AnnouncesA Tribute To Johnny WinterThe music world lost a legend last week with the passing of Johnny Winter, one of the best Blues guitarists the world has ever known.What was originally slated as Rock'n'Blues Fest to be headlined by Johnny Winter will now be a tribute in his honor featuring brother Edgar, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera (formerly of Rare Earth) and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds.Edgar Winter and his wife, Monique, express their sentiments as follows:"My wife, Monique, and I are shocked at the suddenness of Johnny's passing, especially since I was…
  • "Two Loves Have I"...(Would those be the first, and last, dance, Allen Kanovsky?)

    Jazz Blues Florida
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Submitted by Al Kanovsky 07/24/14...is the title and the opening lyric of a song written by Nat King Cole a long time ago. Wednesday night I was in a situation with "Two Loves". Both are JAZZ vocalists, namely Nicole Henry and Maria Rivas. Nicole at JAZZIZ in Boca Raton, Maria in Ft. Lauderdale. If these were the only JAZZ singers I have loved it would be a minor hitch in the road. Two? I can easily name twenty. Not in any particular order these are gals I love or have loved: Cleo Laine, Diana Krall, Janis Joplin, Celia Cruz, Jo Stafford, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Wendy…
  • Legends in the Making - At Arts Garage in the NOW

    Jazz Blues Florida
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Friday, 7/25, 8pm | Aaron Lebos | JAZZAaron Lebos Reality, back at Arts Garage for the second time, is a powerful and unique original music group from Miami, whose music encompasses styles of jazz, funk, rock, R&B, Latin and world music. Since forming in 2012, the group has exploded in South Florida, attracting the interest of both established musicians and mainstream audiences.Thursday, 7/31, 7:30pm | Gianni Bianchini Trio, Feat. Zoë Fromer | JAZZGianni Bianchini is making his mark on the American jazz scene. He has played with such greats as Arturo Sandoval, John Scofield,…
  • AARON LEBOS REALITY at ARTS GARAGE July 25, 2014

    Jazz Blues Florida
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
    Aaron Lebos RealityJazz for “the day after tomorrow.”8pm, Friday, July 25, 2014Arts Garage180 NE 1st StreetDelray Beach, FL, 33444artsgarage.org (561)245-0180TICKETS$25-$45/advance, $5 more at door.AaronLebos Reality is returning to Arts Garage for another powerful and unique original music show that encompasses styles of jazz, funk, rock, and world music. The group plays with an incredible level of emotion and intensity that draws listeners across the spectrum of genre preferences into the rich textures and creativeness of their compositions.PERSONNEL: Eric England - bass, Rodolfo…
  • Rockin' Jake Band to roll into Bayside Grille in Key Largo this Saturday!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Music that will move you!View as web page.Saturday, July 26, 2014The Rockin' Jake Band Dinner Seating Starts at 5pmCall (305)451-3380 for ReservationsShows at 7pm.MENUBayside Grille99530 Overseas HighwayKey Largo, FL 33037MAPkeylargo-baysidegrill.com  (305)451-4885Entertainment Monday-Saturday WeeklyMore Great Upcoming Blues ShowsAug 2: Little Mike & The TornadoesAug 23: Albert CastigliaWhether you're looking for the freshest seafood inKey Largo, a restaurant with that special"Island atmosphere”, beautiful view for dining and sunsets,a boating…
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    LondonJazz

  • NEWS: The #4JazzFuture Campaign Develops Momentum

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Emily Saunders' Petition protesting at the withdrawal of Arts Council funding from Jazz Services is approaching 6,000 signatures.
  • REVIEW: Brecker Brothers Band Reunion at Ronnie Scott’s

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Randy Brecker and Ada RovattiPhoto Source: Berks Jazz Fest, Reading PA (permission pending)Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (Ronnie Scott’s, 22nd July 2014 (first of three nights). Review by Andy Boeckstaens) In recent years, Randy Brecker has played and recorded with a wide range of cohorts from the past in the Brecker Brothers Band Reunion. Now – along with his wife, the Italian saxophone player Ada Rovatti - the four surviving principal members of the group that produced the album Heavy Metal Bebop in the late ‘70s have reconvenedfor a 15-date European tour.At Ronnie Scott’s, the…
  • NEWS : Open Letter from Dominic McGonigal of Jazz Services to Arts Council England

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Dominic McGonical, Chair of Jazz Services, has written an open letter to Alan Davey, Chief Executive of the Arts Council England: Dear Alan, I am writing concerning Jazz Services and the future development of jazz in England. The decision by the Arts Council not to fund Jazz Services has caused widespread concern among musicians and audiences. Over 5,000 people have signed a petition set up independently by vocalist Emily Saunders. Most have added comments, speaking eloquently about the impact on the jazz scene. Pianist Kit Downes spoke for many when he blogged on LondonJazz News: “What’s…
  • PREVIEW/ INTERVIEW: Christian Scott at The Jazz Cafe, 26th July

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Christian Scott plays at The Jazz Cafe on Saturday 26th July. Joe Stoddart interviewed him:Joe Stoddart: You started playing at a young age with your uncle Donald Harrison. How integral to your musical development would you say playing in that environment was?Christian Scott: It's hard to put into words how important the experiences my uncle gave me were to my development. I can't imagine where I would be if it weren't for his sacrificing certain aspects of his own career, to make sure I had the brightest future possible. He taught me to lead by example. He taught me to navigate the musical…
  • INTERVIEW: Cath Roberts and Dee Byrne of LUME

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Cath Roberts and Dee Byrne are the two London-based musicians behind the increasingly popular original and improvised music night, LUME. Alison Beck interviewed them:Alison Beck: What gave you the idea for LUME in the first place? Dee Byrne: From January 2012 I felt like I wanted to run a night. So I started doing it in various different venues. And one thing I found is that it’s very hard to do it on your own. Also, venues seem to close down on me! Cath Roberts: We’d already met a few years before in 2006. And then we re-met because I hit Dee up for a gig at her Jazz at the Waterline…
 
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    JazzWorldQuest - Jazz News With A Global Perspective

  • Newburgh Jazz Series presents Tyrone Birkett at Thomas Bull Memorial Park Campbell Hall Wed, July 23rd 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Newburgh Jazz SeriespresentsTyrone Birkettat Thomas Bull Memorial ParkCampbell HallWed, July 23rd 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open to the public,FREE. Bring a chair or blanket.For more info about our events www.FerryGodmother.comRead a preview for this concert HEREPerforming Music From TheirNew CD"Postmodern Spirituals: The Promised Land" Listen HERE Tyrone Birkett | Emancipation "The Promised Land”(Araminta Music 111562-02)Street Date March 25, 2014Tyrone Birkett (saxophones, keyboards); Paula Ralph Birkett (vocals); Gregory Royals (piano, organ); Reggie Young (electric Bass); Jason…
  • Jazz Journal JULY 2014

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    JULY 2014Ehud Asherie Bruce Lindsay investigates a young pianist bringing new life to a broad mainstream repertoire from Eubie Blake onwardsProfiles: Jack Honeyborne remembers the days when you could be a professional jobbing musician; Alexander Bone looks forward to some sort of musical career after winning the first BBC Young Musician Jazz Award; Kerem Görsev says that despite owning 89 Bill Evans albums he will never play an Evans tune on stageLetters More Pee Wee painting; learnéd jazz; Graham Boatfield; Les Tomkins & Ronnie’s; Iggy, top of the jazz PopsCurtis Stigers Derek…
  • Origin Records to Release “The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite” by Composer & Bandleader Anthony Branker & His Octet Word Play, July 15

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    With a unique combination of depth and accessibility, composer and bandleader Anthony Branker is able to put forth a jazz perspective steeped in soulful optimism. "The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite," the Princeton University professor’s latest project for Origin Records, is a stylistically diverse twelve-movement work spotlighting Branker's exceptional prowess as a composer and guided by thought-provoking material meant to embody the essence of America and its people.  "The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite" is Anthony Branker’s seventh recording as a leader and sixth for Origin…
  • Trombonist Reggie Watkins to Release "One for Miles, One for Maynard," Aug. 26

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    "One for Miles, One for Maynard,"Second CD fromPittsburgh-Based Trombonist/ComposerReggie Watkins,Due for August 26 ReleaseCD Release Shows Featuring Watkins's QuartetScheduled forRockwood Music Hall, NYC, 9/25 &James Street Gastropub, Pittsburgh, 9/27   July 15, 2014  If there was a lesson trombonist Reggie Watkins learned from both Maynard Ferguson and Miles Davis, it was that jazz can -- and should -- go anywhere it wants, stylistically. On his infectious new album, One for Miles, One for Maynard -- his second as a leader and first since 2004 -- Watkins and his band…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Marcel Camargo Offers a Look Into the Mind of Antonio Carlos Jobim on "Behind Jobim," Featuring Gretchen Parlato

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    AVAILABLE NOW:MARCEL CAMARGO Offers a Look Into the Mindof Antônio Carlos Jobim on Behind Jobim,Featuring Gretchen ParlatoFirst Studio Recording from Ongoing Concert Series, The Brazil You Never Heard Cover Art by Adriano Fonseca de Carvalho"Marcel's music manages to keep a very traditional Brazilian feeling whilemoving forward into a new age, with twists and turns that are fresh, unexpectedand very original. I'm a fan! I wish him a long and successful career" - Sérgio Mendes "Marcel Camargo is one of my favorite musicians, I love singingwith him...he's doing…
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    Free Jazz Lessons

  • 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…
  • Free Block Chord Piano Lesson

    freejazzlessons.com
    18 May 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Do you want to learn more about block chords? Are you looking for an easy jazz piano lesson on the locked hand chord style? You’ve come to the right place! In today’s lesson we’re going to take a look at a style of block chords made famous by George Shearing and Ahmad Jamal (video tutorial, notation, and tips below). Block Chord Tutorial Guest Teacher So, a few nights ago I was at my friend Pete Benson’s gig at Andy’s Jazz Club in Chicago. Pete was playing all kinds of cool stuff that night but one thing I particularly liked was the way he would break into…
  • Straight No Chaser Jazz Piano Tutorial (Thelonious Monk Lesson)

    freejazzlessons.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    If you love the sound of Thelonious Monk’s music than you’ll have a tun of fun with this sample jazz piano tutorial. In today’s lesson we’re going to learn the famous Monk tune Straight No Chaser. Straight No Chaser is a jazz blues tune written in the year 1951. It’s become one of the most famous jazz standards of all time. So, knowing how to play it is essential for all aspiring jazz pianists. Watch the video below to get started learning the tune right away. Then, scroll down for a bunch of extra tips to help you learn even more. Straight No Chaser Lesson…
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