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  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 22 February 2015 - JazzWeek

    Elements of Jazz
    Donna M
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week! For your listening pleasure this week, Voice of America's Beyond Category - Cyrus Chestnut. Enjoy ~     JUSTIN KAUFLIN Dedication (Jazz Village) JAMIE CULLUM Interlude (Blue Note) EDDIE HENDERSON Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions) QUINCY DAVIS Songs In The Key Of Q (In The Know) ALLAN HARRIS Black Bar Jukebox (Love Productions)
  • Nellie McKay On Song Travels

    Jazz
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    McKay and host Michael Feinstein team up for "Pennies from Heaven" and "The Nearness of You," and she performs her original "Beneath the Underdog."» E-Mail This
  • RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: March 2, 2015

    All About Jazz News
    AllAboutJazz.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    1 3 1 Eddie Henderson Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions) 279 215 +64 7 57 1 3 2 5 2 Allan Harris Black Bar Jukebox (Love Productions) 255 207 +48 4 48 2 6 3 1 3 Justin Kauflin Dedication (Jazz Village) 251 245 +6 3 46 1 6 4 2 4 Jamie Cullum Interlude (Blue Note)...
  • ChazFest, the laid-back Bywater festival between Jazz Fest weekends, to return after a year off

    New Orleans Jazz Fest
    Alison Fensterstock, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    The one-day festival is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
  • Clark Terry played with the legends of big band

    MUSIC JAZZ - Yahoo News Search Results
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:35 am
    Terry, considered considered one of jazz music's greatest trumpeters, died over the weekend. He was 94.
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  • Nellie McKay On Song Travels

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    McKay and host Michael Feinstein team up for "Pennies from Heaven" and "The Nearness of You," and she performs her original "Beneath the Underdog."» E-Mail This
  • Introducing Marcus Roberts And The Modern Jazz Generation

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:45 pm
    At Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he was once a rising star, the pianist returns with a new 11-piece band which combines his trio with many of the younger musicians he has mentored.» E-Mail This
  • Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso At Jazz At Lincoln Center

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:31 pm
    She comes from Israel, lives in the U.S. and has a deep affinity for Brazilian music — especially the improvisatory instrumental music known as choro. The clarinetist leads a new quartet in concert.» E-Mail This
  • Clark Terry, Ebullient Jazz Trumpeter, Has Died

    Felix Contreras
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    A member of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington Orchestras, Terry also enjoyed a long freelance career which included jazz education and a featured slot in NBC's Tonight Show band. He was 94.» E-Mail This
  • Jackie Cain On Piano Jazz

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Cain lends her smooth, feathery voice to "Wait 'Til You See Her" and "You Don't Know What Love Is."» E-Mail This
 
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  • RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: March 2, 2015

    AllAboutJazz.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    1 3 1 Eddie Henderson Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions) 279 215 +64 7 57 1 3 2 5 2 Allan Harris Black Bar Jukebox (Love Productions) 255 207 +48 4 48 2 6 3 1 3 Justin Kauflin Dedication (Jazz Village) 251 245 +6 3 46 1 6 4 2 4 Jamie Cullum Interlude (Blue Note)...
  • EVENT: Billy Cobham's Spectrum 40 Spring USA Tour and CD Release, Spectrum 40 Live

    AllAboutJazz.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    JAZZ FUSION VIRTUOSO BILLY COBHAM ANNOUNCES SPRING 2015 TOUR OF SPECTRUM 40 SHOW AND RELEASE OF LIVE CD World-class jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham announces his Spring 2015 USA Spectrum 40 Tour, in conjunction with the release of the double CD recording, Spectrum 40 Live. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Cobhama€(TM)s breakthrough album, Spectruma€'widely regarded as one of the genrea€(TM)s most influential worksa€' the upcoming performance series and CD set feature Cobhama€(TM)s explosive, complex style of play supported by the Spectrum 40…
  • NEW RECORDING: Internationally Renowned Musician/Composer Kyle Eastwood Pays Homage to Late 50A€(TM)S and Early 60A€(TM)S Jazz with Time Pieces Set for Release March 10, 2015 on Jazz Village

    AllAboutJazz.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Limited Vinyl Edition Released April 14/US Tour Dates March 27 a€' April 18 In the 17 years since the release of From There To Here, Kyle Eastwooda€(TM)s first album as a leader, the multi-talented double bassist, composer and producer has forged a dynamic musical path. His artistry is eclectic, yet refined and transcends the boundaries of jazz by exploring an ever-widening range of musical influences. While continuing to develop his parallel career as a composer and arranger on his legendary father Clinta€(TM)s Oscar nominated films Mystic River,a€…
  • PERFORMANCE: The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, February 27-March 5

    AllAboutJazz.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:18 am
    Homegrown and imports, new artists and veterans dot the jazz scene this week. As we again try to pull ourselves out of the deep freeze, the music at least remains hot and vibrant. Big Gigs This Week Friday, February 27. New York-based pianist Javier Santiago has spent the last two months on extended vacation in his home town, Minneapolis, giving us a number of opportunities to hear his ever-evolving jazz magic and new compositions. Tonight he's featured on the Jazz Central "Bridge" series with Zacc Harris (guitar), Chris Bates (bass) and long-time cohort Miguel Hurtado (drums). Javi and…
  • BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Dexter Gordon

    AllAboutJazz.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:12 am
    All About Jazz is celebrating Dexter Gordon's birthday today! Dexter Gordon is considered to be the first musician to translate the language of Bebop to the tenor saxophone. Dexter Keith Gordon was born on February 27, 1923 in Los Angeles, California. His father, Dr. Frank Gordon, was one of the first African American doctors in Los Angeles who arrived in 1918 after graduating from Howard Medical School in Washington, D.C. Among his patients were Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. Dexter\'s mother... Read more...
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    Elements of Jazz

  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 22 February 2015 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week! For your listening pleasure this week, Voice of America's Beyond Category - Cyrus Chestnut. Enjoy ~     JUSTIN KAUFLIN Dedication (Jazz Village) JAMIE CULLUM Interlude (Blue Note) EDDIE HENDERSON Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions) QUINCY DAVIS Songs In The Key Of Q (In The Know) ALLAN HARRIS Black Bar Jukebox (Love Productions)
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 25 January 2015 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week! For your listening pleasure this week, Alice Coltrane's Turiya and Ramakrishna from the 1970 album Ptah - the El Daoud on Impulse! Records. Enjoy!     DAVID HAZELTINE I Remember Cedar (Sharp Nine) LOUIS HAYES AND THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY LEGACY BAND Live at Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club (Cellar Live) JEFF HAMILTON TRIO Great American Songs (Capri) KENNY BARRON & DAVE HOLLAND The Art Of Conversation (Impulse!) CHIP WHITE ALL STAR ENSEMBLE Family…
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 12 January 2015 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past week! Which albums made it on your Top Ten list for 2014? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook! For your listening pleasure this week, the Christian Scott Quintet Live at the Rochester Jazz Festival in 2007. Enjoy ~     DAVID HAZELTINE I Remember Cedar (Sharp Nine) KENNY BARRON & DAVE HOLLAND The Art Of Conversation (Impulse!) HOUSTON PERSON The Melody Lingers On (HighNote) LOUIS HAYES AND THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY LEGACY BAND Live at Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz…
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For The Week Of 21 December 2014 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past 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, GRAMMY-winner Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse with The Christmas Song ~ Enjoy! Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukkah to everyone that celebrates!       JIMMY GREENE Beautiful Life (Mack Avenue) KENNY BARRON & DAVE HOLLAND The Art Of Conversation (Impulse!) LOUIS HAYES AND THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY LEGACY BAND Live…
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums For The Week Of 14 December 2014 - JazzWeek

    Donna M
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the past 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, GRAMMY nominee Tierney Sutton performing Don't Go To Strangers live at Blue Note Milan ~ Enjoy!     KENNY BARRON & DAVE HOLLAND The Art Of Conversation (Impulse!) PETER ZAK The Disciple (Peter Zak Music) HOUSTON PERSON The Melody Lingers On (HighNote) DAVID HAZELTINE I Remember Cedar (Sharp Nine) *GERRY GIBBS…
 
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    MUSIC JAZZ - Yahoo News Search Results

  • Clark Terry played with the legends of big band

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:35 am
    Terry, considered considered one of jazz music's greatest trumpeters, died over the weekend. He was 94.
  • Italian cinema and British pop music to jazz up your weekend

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:43 pm
    British pop: British musician Ed Sheeran will perform at the Fly Music Festival in Mumbai. The young star, who is set to play three concerts at London’s Wembley Stadium this year, is known for pop songs such as 'Lego House' and 'A Team' and which feature elements of RnB and hip hop.
  • Music teachers share their unique perspective on music education in America

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    ( University of Miami ) Across the country music teachers believe that factors at the school level have the greatest impact on their programs. Matters beyond the school are not seen as having a significant influence on their programs, even though district, state and national educational policies have an effect on music education, according to a new study published in the Journal of Research in ...
  • The Turtle House to swing easy with jazz

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    Jazz music to be featured at upcoming house show It’s Saturday evening, Feb. 28, 2015. You’ve parked your bike at 217 2nd Street, and you walk past the garden beds, picnic tables, homey-porch and balcony donning a decorative and historic turtle shell. You hear those familiar jazzy beats that you came for resonating deep within […]
  • Live gigs in Canberra this week

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    Moochers Inc, Queen Porter Stomp and Dr Leo Joseph will provide your ears with some old timey music.
 
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    Wynton Marsalis New

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 2015-16 Concert Season

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Season themed “Jazz and American Song” celebrates the music of the stage and silver screen Anchored by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, season also includes appearances by Monty Alexander, Jonathan Batiste, Ravi Coltrane, Michael Feinstein, Bill Frisell, Fred Hersch, Adriane Lenox, Charles Lloyd, Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, Steve Miller, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Diane Schuur and more. Dancers Lil Buck and Jared Grimes join the Orchestra for the debut of Spaces by Wynton Marsalis New York, NY – Today Jazz at Lincoln Center announces its 2015-16 Concert…
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 15 Finalists for the 2015 Essentially Ellington Competition

    18 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    New alumni association, special events, exhibit, and more commemorate 20th anniversary of prestigious national program Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival – one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world – at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, on May 7 – 9, 2015. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this national competition that has been considered “the ‘Cadillac’ of student band competitions” (Seattle Times).
  • Wynton Marsalis leads a lively triple-header with orchestra

    15 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    What’s the difference between a great ensemble and a merely fine one? Perhaps it’s malleability: the gift for adapting quickly to shifting artistic demands. Certainly Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra showed that skill over the weekend in Orchestra Hall, playing three different concerts in quick succession and to striking effect. Any one of the performances would have been memorable. All three pointed to a band that consistently rises to changing aesthetic circumstances. Artistically speaking, the most rigorous and technically demanding program of this…
  • A New Era for Juilliard Jazz | The Juilliard School

    15 Feb 2015 | 3:56 am
    From the beginning one of Juilliard Jazz’s main goals was to give all the students a foundation in the history of the music so they could find their voice as a performer. That’s still key today, Marsalis said in a recent interview with The Journal. In addition to knowing the history of the music, he noted, “we want the students to be able to play with the same type of emotional impact and intelligence as the musicians who established jazz as a great art form.” The program also wants its graduates “to be leaders, able to represent our music all around the world.” The February 25…
  • Wynton Marsalis reaches out to the young

    10 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    No event in Orchestra Hall’s jazz season generates greater anticipation or larger audiences than a residency by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. And none of this year’s three concerts, starting Friday, will make a bigger impact on the future than the Saturday matinee, a Jazz for Young People program. For during the course of this event, Marsalis won’t just play with his formidable ensemble but also will discuss the music, aiming his commentary at young listeners unfamiliar with jazz, as well as those already smitten. The Young People sessions are as…
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    Rifftides

  • Payton At The Portland Festival

    Doug Ramsey
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Trumpeter Nicholas Payton’s kaleidoscopic talent was on full, and generally satisfying, display with his trio at the Newmark Theatre. He frequently accompanied himself with his left hand on an electric piano as he played the trumpet held in his right. Sitting at the junction of an angle formed by the electric piano and a concert […]
  • Young Lions And An Old Lion

    Doug Ramsey
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:09 am
    The Portland Jazz Festival is in the final week of its 12-day run, with performances by headliners Julian Lage, Hal Galper, Sheila Jordan, Laurence Hobgood, Ron Carter and bluesman Lucky Peterson. Also scheduled: a plethora of Portland and Northwest artists, among them David Friesen, Pink Martini’s Phil Baker, Clay Giberson and Darrell Grant with Marilyn […]
  • Services For Clark Terry

    Doug Ramsey
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:01 pm
    There will be a funeral Service for Clark Terry next Saturday at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City’s Harlem. The trumpet and flugelhorn giant died last Sunday in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where he and his wife Gwen lived for many years after they left New York. Terry will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery […]
  • McBride, Donaldson And Charlap in Portland

    Doug Ramsey
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:19 am
    In the student competition held in connection with the festival, first-place prizes went to alto saxophonist Joel Steinke and singer Jacob Houser, both from Edmonds-Woodway High School near Seattle. Backed by the trio of pianist George Colligan, a Portlander transplanted from New York, they each played two numbers as they opened for bassist Christian McBride. […]
  • Elling And Iyer At The PDX Festival

    Doug Ramsey
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:31 pm
    With the theme of the Portland Jazz Festival centered around the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth, two artists with top billing focused on interpreting songs associated with Sinatra. Mini-concerts by winners of the festival’s student competitions preceded some of the featured performers. Warming up the audience for Kurt Elling, a 20-voice choir (pictured below) […]
 
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    Jazz@Rochester

  • Brave the cold ... hear some live jazz! (Live jazz in ROC, February 26th to March 4th, 2015)

    Greg V. Bell
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Going to (try to) brave the cold and snow over the next week to get out and hear some music... been a hermit too long! In some local news, the Rochester Music Hall Of Fame today announced its class of 2015 inductees, which will be celebrated at the Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony at Eastman Theatre on Sunday, April 26. This year's crop includes a couple of jazz artists—the great bassist Ron Carter and local pianist Gap Mangione.  Congratulations! The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival also announced this week three more Eastman Theatre: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall and the…
  • Must go outside ... must hear jazz (Live jazz in ROC, February 19-25, 2015)

    Greg V. Bell
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    I don't know about you, but I have no claim to give anyone grief for not getting out to hear some jazz around town. I'm sure there are many of you who are doing much better than I! Hope to brave the cold and snow to get out perhaps this week or weekend?Damn I'm getting tired of this! Open the link below (if you're not reading this in an email) to find the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days....   Thursday, February 19, 2015 David Detweiler Trio @ The Next Door Bar & Grill (Pittsford), 5:00 pm Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans…
  • On Blue Note, playing some good notes ... Our Point of View at Le Poussin Rouge

    Greg V. Bell
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:36 am
    Our Point of View, a supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists—including Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire—gathered together at Le Poussin Rouge in NYC for a program of originals and Blue Note classics, and NPR captured it for us for for the Jazz Night in America Wednesday broadcasts last week ....
  • Really freakin cold and snowy outside, some hot jazz inside (Live jazz in ROC, February 12-18, 2015)

    Greg V. Bell
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Well, I almost have a ski-able mountain on our parkway here in the city (OK for little GI Joe skiers, but you know what I mean...). I am finding it increasingly difficult to get out to do anything. But try we must. See if you can find something to get out and warm up to this coming week below By the way, on the 9th, the Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival announced two more headliners for the 2015 festival. Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author, Jennifer Hudson will perform on Wednesday, June 24th. Grammy winning blues guitarist, songwriter and…
  • The Mike Kaupa video hour (well minutes...)

    Greg V. Bell
    6 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Trumpeter Mike Kaupa recently threw a couple of YouTube videos over Jazz@Rochester's virtual threshold. First up is one with the Institute for Creative Music as Mike shows his chops in the DIY community: Next up is a questionable clip advertising a "Failed Middle Aged Jazz Musician" doll... (wait for it ... had to leave the first part in to give you the full flavor): While I'll choose the music video I post here, I'm not adverse to you throwing an interesting jazz video my way.  Just check in the Sound & VIsion category to make sure I haven't already…
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    Upcoming shows

  • Terence Blanchard in St. Louis on 06/10/15

    10 Jun 2015 | 8:30 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: 314.571.6000 Buy Tickets More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • Terence Blanchard in St. Louis on 06/10/15

    10 Jun 2015 | 6:30 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: 314.571.6000 Buy Tickets More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • JazzU & the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars in St. Louis on 06/05/15

    5 Jun 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Artist: JazzU & the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars Date: Friday, June 5th 2015 - Saturday, June 6th 2015 Time: 9:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: $5 Box office: 314.571.6000 Buy Tickets More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • JazzU & the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars in St. Louis on 06/05/15

    5 Jun 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Artist: JazzU & the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars Date: Friday, June 5th 2015 - Saturday, June 6th 2015 Time: 7:30pm City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: $5 Box office: 314.571.6000 Buy Tickets More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
  • Brunch at the Bistro with Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing in St. Louis on 05/31/15

    31 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Artist: Brunch at the Bistro with Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing Date: Sunday, May 31st 2015 Time: 10:00am City: St. Louis Venue: Jazz at the Bistro Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 Country: US Admission: $34.95 includes brunch buffet and show | $17.95 for children 10 & under Notes: Reservations encourage but not required – 314.754.3222 x1 More info. Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
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    JAZZ LIVES

  • ON THE CREST OF A THRILL: GABRIELLE STRAVELLI and MICHAEL KANAN CREATE BEAUTY (February 8, 2015)

    jazzlives
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    What follows is so much more than a formulaic visit to the Great American Songbook by a singer and a pianist.  What Gabrielle Stravelli and Michael Kanan offer us here is nothing short of miraculous. I think of the eloquent reedman, now gone, Leroy “Sam” Parkins, who — when confronted by music that was deeply heartfelt and expert without artifice — would hit himself in mid-chest and say, “Gets you right in the gizzard, doesn’t it?” And he spoke with great conviction about musicians who knew the sacred wisdom of “taking their time,” of…
  • ELEGANTLY IMAGINATIVE: ECHOES OF SWING, “BLUE PEPPER”

    jazzlives
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:57 am
    I begin somberly . . . but there are more cheerful rewards to follow. As the jazz audience changes, I sense that many people who “love jazz” love it most when it is neatly packed in a stylistically restrictive box of their choosing. I hear statements of position, usually in annoyed tones, about banjos, ride cymbals, Charlie Parker, purity, authenticity, and “what jazz is.” I find this phenomenon oppressive, yet I try to understand it as an expression of taste.  One stimulus makes us vibrate; another makes us look for the exit.  Many people fall in love with an art…
  • CLESS IS ALWAYS MORE

    jazzlives
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Clarinetist Rod Cless, one of my heroes, died far too young.  To most people, his is an unfamiliar name, encountered — if at all — in liner notes or on the label of a few 78s.  But he had a beautiful bright tone and was a delightfully satisfying ensemble player.  As a soloist, he had some of the surprise of Pee Wee Russell but his energies were more often quietly subversive: a Cless chorus sounded sometimes like an easy melodic paraphrase, broken here and there by logical chord explorations — but when it was through, it stuck in the mind as a compact invention of its own.
  • “IT’S WONDERFUL”: CONNIE JONES, TIM LAUGHLIN, CHRIS DAWSON, DOUG FINKE, KATIE CAVERA, MARTY EGGERS, HAL SMITH at the SAN DIEGO JAZZ FEST (November 28, 2014)

    jazzlives
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:23 am
    In my dictionary, “Connie Jones” and “it’s wonderful” are synonymous.  Please listen, watch, and admire: I also like very much that the title of this song Stuff Smith, music; Mitchell Parish, lyrics) is precisely my reaction to it. The warm delicacy of this performance, from first note to the coda, is superb.  The players, besides Connie, are leader Tim Laughlin, clarinet [who always creates a dear atmosphere where tender music is not only possible but inevitable]; Doug Finke, trombone; Chris Dawson, piano; Katie Cavera, guitar; Marty Eggers, string bass; Hal…
  • GENTLY BUT FIRMLY: HOT CLUB PACIFIC: “JIVE AT FIVE”

    jazzlives
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    Looking at the sleeve, one could underrate this sweet session from a group of West Coast players as just another “Hot Club” effort.  But the listener who goes within the cardboard has pleasant surprises in store. For one thing, the HCP is not bowing low to the Quintette of the Hot Club of France in its most famous — and most imitated — Thirties incarnation, with one solo guitar, two rhythm, one violin, one string bass. Rather, it emulates in its instrumentation the later Reinhardt – Rostaing efforts, clarinet instead of violin. And the group eschews some of the…
 
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    Music and More

  • Charles McPherson - The Journey (Capri Records, 2015)

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson was one of the many great jazz musicians to come out of Detroit in the 1950’s, beginning an active solo recording career in the 1960’s in addition to taking advantage of high profile sideman opportunities. He is known as one of the foremost bebop inspired saxophonists on the modern scene and is still blowing mightily on this record, in the company of Keith Oxman on tenor saxophone, Chip Stephens on piano, Ken Walker on bass and Todd Reid on drums. “The Decathexis from Youth (For Cole)” kicks things off in a splendid fashion with a jaunty, swaggering…
  • Vijay Iyer - Break Stuff (ECM, 2015)

    17 Feb 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer’s most recent album for the ECM label shows him reuniting with his long standing trio of Stephan Crump on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums. They present a wide ranging program of originals, adaptations from a jazz and spoken word project and jazz standards from John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Billy Strayhorn. On this album Iyer looks to explore the breaks and spaciousness that can develop within songs and between musicians. Previously the trio had been invited by the novelist Teju Cole to accompany him on a reading of his novel Open City and Iyer was…
  • Mostly Other People Do the Killing - Hannover (Jazzwerkstatt, 2015)

    15 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    Hard on the heels of their divisive Blue album released last fall this follow up is a live album that plays to their strength as a forward thinking but accessible band that has one thing that lifts them over many of their colleagues: a wonderful sense of humor. This was lost during their atom by atom reconstruction of the Miles Davis Kind of Blue LP, but here they are on home turf, ripping through lengthy medleys of their own original music, as always mostly named after small towns in Pennsylvania. MOPDTK consists of Jon Irabagon on saxophones, Moppa Elliott on bass, Kevin Shea on drums…
  • Jeremy Pelt - Tales, Musings and Other Reveries (HighNote, 2015)

    8 Feb 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Like clockwork, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt releases one album per year of solid mainstream jazz. He has flirted with electronic instruments in the past, but this is an purely acoustic album featuring Simona Premazzi on piano, Ben Allison on bass plus Billy Drummond and Victor Lewis on drums. “Glass Bead Game” by Clifford Jordan was an inspired choice to open this album, with the group playing in a fast and urgent fashion, and spotlighting some excellent percussive piano and drumming which lead the charge. Pelt plays with a raw, pungent sound, cutting through the heavy drumming like a snowplow…
  • Chris Potter - Invisible Cities (ECM, 2015)

    5 Feb 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Chris Potter’s signing to the ECM label has marked a distinctive turning point in his evolution as a saxophonist and composer. While on his earlier playing as a bandleader or as a sideman with the likes of Dave Holland and Pat Metheny, he took a “traditional” modern jazz approach, and beautifully so, growing into one of the finest soloists in jazz on tenor saxophone. This is his second album at meeting the unique ECM aesthetic head on and it shows remarkable open mindedness on his part to embrace new musical concepts and settings. On this album, there’s an interesting symbiosis…
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    Casa Valdez Studios

  • The Pocket Herb- the genius of Herb Pomeroy

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    The teacher who had the biggest influence on me during my time at Berklee was Heb Pomeroy. I was quite fortunate to play in his Concert Jazz Orchestra for three years, as well as a few semesters in his Line-Writing band and his small combo. Herb was a true master composer, arranger, educator, improvisor and band leader. His influence of how modern Jazz harmony, composition and arranging can not be overstated. For instance, for many years the Altered Dominant scale was called the Pomeroy scale. Unfortunately I never took any of Herb's composition and arranging classes, which I have always…
  • Doug Webb Clinic

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    I posted Doug Webb's substitutions a while back, but never got around to editing the audio from the clinic. I figured that I should just post the raw audio tracks, or I'd never get around to editing the tracks. There is a lot of great information here, but it is kind of long. Near the end of the clinic Doug Plays through the entire page of his substitutions, which is really fantastic.(Click for a larger version)Doug Webb improv clinic- part 1Doug Webb improv clinic- part 2
  • 8-Tonic PDF

    9 Jan 2015 | 10:27 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
  • Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People-

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
     Here is a link to some interesting Harmony PDFs:Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People
  • David Valdez/Kenny Brooks Quintet live @ Camellia Lounge

    7 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
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    The Jazzcat

  • All Music Television :30 Sec Promo

    jazzcat
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    All Music Television :30 Sec Promo from Morning Music TV on Vimeo. All Music Television set to launch All New 24/7/365 Digital Music Television Network on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 featuring a series of exclusive, up close, personal and revealing interviews, recorded at the iconic Sonos Studio in Hollywood, Ca. with some of the hottest and brightest young stars in music today, including… Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winners Kris Bowers and, Marquis Hill,Los Angeles’ own super sax manKamasi Washington and up & coming Northern California rapper Cash L3wis.
  • All Music Television in 2015!

    jazzcat
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:37 am
    Hello Everyone, Here we are at the beginning of a brand New Year with so much beauty ahead of us. Everyone has resolutions, new ideas, new projects, new ways of thinking and being and the real question is, “What are we going to do to contribute” to our planet? Well, All Music Television and Sonos Studios has gotten off to a great start with the first iteration of the All Music Television Network! Today we conducted interviews with some monsters in the music who are carving out paths of honesty, beauty and grace with their music and their accomplishments. Sonos Studio is onboard…
  • Jazzin’ in the Key of Sea!

    jazzcat
    2 Jan 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Jazzin’ in the Key of Sea™ is the first in a series of multi-media programs that will open the worlds of Jazz, Classical, and great American music to children in an educational and entertaining way. The heart of this multimedia program is a series of animated stories, which teach students in fairly broad age range about Jazz, its history and its legendary performers.
  • Make Music LA Holiday Flash Mob Concert at City National Plaza 2014!

    jazzcat
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
  • Calling out to all Musicians! Holiday Flash Mob in Downtown LA!!!!!!

    jazzcat
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
    The holiday season is in full swing in Los Angeles and this year LeRoy Downs, the quintessential on-air radio personality and creator and producer of TheJazzCat.net, and president of Make Music Los Angeles will be celebrating a new tradition by producing a Holiday Flash Mob/concert on Dec. 18, 2014 at City National Bank Plaza in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The concert begins at 5:00 p.m. City National Plaza is located at 515 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA. “There is no greater joy than the sights and sounds of the holiday season,” says Mr. Downs, “Earlier this year for International…
 
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    JazzWax

  • Curtis Mayfield: People Get Ready

    Marc Myers
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    In yesterday's Wall Street Journal, I wrote an essay on People Get Ready, a hit single recorded by Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions 50 years ago this month (go here). The point of the piece was to shed light on the socially conscious song's impact on rock and soul artists of the period and how the song was caught between two phases of the civil rights movement. I also interviewed arranger Johnny Pate. If the song isn't immediately familiar, here it is... When People Get Ready was recorded in October 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. had already delivered his "I Have a…
  • Jazz for Newbies: The Piano

    Marc Myers
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    A friend wrote recently asking if I would provide a list of albums for readers who know little about jazz but want to hear what all the fuss is about. I was a little hesitant at first, since I never could bear those survey albums when I was a kid that were designed to introduce young people to the history of jazz in one sitting. So I thought about a different approach—a periodic series starting with the piano, since the keyboard is at the heart of jazz's soul. I figured that this format would provide an easy-going introduction to jazz and jazz artists using a step-by-step trail to an…
  • Joe Diorio: Exquisite Guitar

    Marc Myers
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Joe Diorio is a jazz guitarist whose name may be unknown to you. I first came across Diorio on two Sonny Stitt albums from 1963—Move on Over and My Main Man. Diorio added so much taste on those dates that I began collecting his work. One of his finest solo guitar albums is To Jobim With Love (RAM) recorded in Milan in 1995. On the album, Diorio recorded a lead track and a track accompanying himself. It's an insanely tasteful album, as are all of his recordings. For an interview with Diorio, go here. For more information, go here. JazzWax tracks: I couldn't find To Jobim With Love…
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    St. Louis Jazz Notes

  • So What: Local News, Notes & Links

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:03 am
    Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest:* The soundtrack album to Keep On Keepin’ On, the 2014 documentary about the friendship between the late Clark Terry and up-and-coming pianist Justin Kauflin, was released this week on the Varèse Sarabande label.The soundtrack (pictured) features performances by Terry and Kauflin, with an original score by Kauflin and Dave Grusin. Kauflin also was interviewed this week about Terry and the film by Peter Hum of the Ottawa Citizen. * KDHX has posted online a photo set from last Saturday's New Music Circle…
  • Jazz this week: Peter Martin & Federico González Peña, Byron Stripling, and more

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:19 am
    This week's calendar of jazz and creative music in St. Louis includes a duo concert pairing two prolific pianists, a return visit from a top trumpeter, three different big band performances, and more.Let's go to the highlights...Thursday, February 26 Pianist Kara Baldus, guitarist William Lenihan, and drummer Steve Davis will play a free concert for the Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University, with Wash U provost Holden Thorpe also sitting in on piano. In keeping with the evening's theme of different approaches to improvisation, they'll reportedly be using Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt's…
  • Music Education Monday: A jazz improvisation primer and video workshop

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:55 pm
    The subject for this week's "Music Education Monday" is jazz improvisation, with links to a couple of related resources:* By the author's own admission, pianist Marc Sabatella's A Jazz Improvisation Primer may very well be "the first jazz education resource ever published on the web" and thus a bit dated in spots.Still, a lot of it remains relevant, as the text offers "information on almost every topic relating to jazz improvisation, from jazz history to music theory to practical advice on playing in a group."While the primer, as that term implies, is aimed at beginners, more advanced players…
  • Remembering Clark Terry

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:33 pm
    While many of the news stories about the death of Clark Terry (pictured) are linked in StLJN's previous post about his passing, there's also been a major outpouring of tributes and remembrances on social media from musicians and others who knew or worked with the legendary trumpeter. So, StLJN has put together a Storify compilation of some of the most noteworthy tributes and news stories, including photos, Tweets and videos. You can see it after the jump...[View the story "Clark Terry 1920 - 2015" on Storify]
  • Miles on Monday: Sketches of Spain as classical music; unheard recordings of Davis' "first great quintet"; and more

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    For this week's "Miles on Monday," some recent news items about the iconic trumpeter:* As the Miles Davis Memorial Project gets closer to their goal of putting up a statue of the trumpeter in the town where he was born, March 1 is the deadline to purchase an inscribed brick or granite block to be placed around the statue, which will be located on a plaza on West Third Street in Alton’s downtown business district.Preston Jackson, the artist creating the statue of Davis, currently is finishing preparations to cast the bronze statue, and construction on the site will begin this spring as soon…
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    Jazz Blues Florida - Florida's Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues in at JazzBluesFlorida.com

  • Bonita Blues Festival Announces After Party Jams and Sunday Blues & Bloodys Show

    Jazz Blues Florida
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Bonita Blues FestivalDoes it ever stop?Not if they can help itLook who else is coming to play,for us and with us...After party jam on Friday night hosted byJosh Rowland and The Pitbull of Blues Band at The StageAfter party jam on Saturday night hosted by Albert Castiglia at The StageThe Stage9144 Bonita Beach Rd SEBonita Springs, FL 34135   Sunday Blues and Bloodyson the patio!  Music will begin at noon with Reba Russell followed by the Jeff Jensen Band  Lansdowne Street24851 S Tamiami TrailBonita Springs, FL…
  • Blue Front in Lake Worth Presents Ella Herrera and More this Weekend!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Ella HerreraSolo Acoustic Blues, Rock, Pop, Soul Guitar & VocalsMusic to Stir Your SoulFriday, February 27, 2015 ~ 7:30pm(and every Friday, same time, same place, until further notice)ANDDon't miss Caribbean Sunday!FeaturingDymin & Supa PeterLady DyminSunday, March 1, 2015 - 6pmSteel pan, accompanied by vocals and keysBringing Trinidad and Belize to Lake Worth'sOctopus' Garden by the Tiki Gods.(If you've been there, you know what I mean. If not, go, and you will!)Blue Front BBQ Bar & Grill1132 north Dixie HwyLake Worth, FL 33460 facebook.com/blue…
  • It was a bright & sunny afternoon,(...that led to the brighter neon of 33rd & Danny Burger's Showcase for Allen Kanovsky)

    Jazz Blues Florida
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Submitted by Al Kanovsky 02/26/15...puffy white clouds drifted lazily across the blue sky. And there was music to be heard on the Plaza of the Coral Gables Museum of Art. The Miami JAZZ Co-op presents a weekly concert on Wednesday from 12:15 to 2Pm. This day it was the UM's Frost School of Music Choral group. 6 singers and a 4 piece rhythm section. The chorale had an equal balance of guys & gals( I am old enough to get away with terms like that). East, west, north & south were represented. Sherrine Master, Danielle Wetz, & Alianna Eikrug  were…
  • Jeffrey Gaines - Ghaleb - JL Fulks - Mary Jennings Band Together for Survival April 25, 2015

    Jazz Blues Florida
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    • Jeffrey Gaines • Ghaleb• JL Fulks • Mary JenningsSaturday, April 25Aventura Arts & Cultural Center3385 NE 188th St,Aventura, FL 33180MAPTICKETS ON SALE NOW!WWW.BANDTOGETHERFORSURVIVAL.COMPURCHASE TICKETS HEREJEFFREY GAINESGHALEBJL FULKSMARY JENNINGSTICKETS ON SALE NOW!PROCEEDS BENEFIT:The Women's Breast & Heart Initiative Promotional distribution byJazzBluesFlorida.com561-313-7432 If you wish to be included in our FREE subscriber list please use this FORM. And, if you like what you see here, please HIT THAT FACEBOOK SHARE BUTTON below!Thanks!Did you know…
  • Get Ready to Get Retro w/ the Swingin' Sounds of Toots Lorraine & The Traffic at Arts Garage's GRUNGE & GLAMOUR

    Jazz Blues Florida
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    Sat. Feb. 28, 7pm Grunge and Glamour | Retro Fusion  Featuring Toots Lorraine & The TrafficArts Garage doesn’t just break down cultural barriers …we break down walls – literally!While we aspire to take over the world, we start by taking over the space next door.Be the first to experience the bigger and better Arts Garage this weekend!Get in the groove early and start bidding on some snazzy auction items!Silent auction will continue at Grunge & Glamour.Feast on mouth-watering spreads from Delray’s best. We dig our restaurant sponsors, and you will…
 
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    LondonJazz

  • REPORT: Vula Viel at the Forge

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:31 am
    Sebastian writes: Last night was something special. The video here from last autumn does give a strong sense of what the incredibly lively band Vula Viel was four months ago, but on the evidence of an opening set heard at The Forge in Camden last night, the energy levels, the confidence, the commitment to the project, the band feel, the balance, the mix of energy and precision... have all moved on by leaps and bounds. Yes, leaps. Bex Burch, jumps up and down as if on springs, and yet musically everything is completely in place. It's an utterly joyful sound.The fascinating back-story is…
  • REVIEW : Mads Mathias UK debut at Pizza Express Dean Street

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    Mads Mathias at Pizza Express, February 2015Photo credit: Cat MunroMads Mathias(Pizza Express Dean Street, 24th February 2015. Review by Brian Blain)Any misgivings about ‘gloomy Danes’ or the angsty introspection of original songs were swept away right from thr opening bars of Denmark’s Mads Mathias’s astonishing UK debut show in front of a jam-packed Dean St. Pizza Express on Tuesday, when we were treated to an electrifying evening of what can often be boring mainstream jazz from a singer, who also contributed a fair number of tasty tenor saxophone moments, who is clearly influenced…
  • CD REVIEW: Engines Orchestra + Phil Meadows Group - Lifecycles

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    Engines Orchestra + Phil Meadows Group - Lifecycles (Engines Imprint. CD Review by Sarah Chaplin) This album is a real feat. It’s the brainchild of human dynamo and 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer Award winner, saxophonist/composer Phil Meadows, who in less than 18 months secured himself a prestigious Peter Whittingham Jazz Award, wrote a powerful suite of music from scratch, formed a new 20-strong cross-genre ensemble of talented young players from across the capital to play alongside his own Phil Meadows Group, and recorded an ambitious debut studio album. They wowed audiences when…
  • CD REVIEW: Zhenya Strigalev’s Smiling Organizm - Robin Goodie

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:36 am
    Zhenya Strigalev’s Smiling Organizm - Robin Goodie (Whirlwind Recordings WR4665. CD review by Andy Boeckstaens)UK jazz fans will have known about Zhenya Strigalev for some time, but many – looking at the St Petersburg-born alto saxophonist’s new CD – may be intrigued by its cover and will be asking the question, “Who is Robin Goodie?”Strigalev explained IN THIS INTERVIEW that the disc “is in some way dedicated to England and my time here...a mixture of Robin Hood and Boogie Woogie”. You’ll be hard pushed to find any boogie woogie, but Strigalev’s band of merry men…
  • NEWS: Jamie Cullum to host BBC Introducing Showcase at Montreal Jazz Festival

    24 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    The main outdoor stage at the 2014 Montreal Jazz FestivalPhoto ©Festival International de Jazz de Montréal - Victor Diaz LamichJamie Cullum annnounced on his radio show tonight that he will be hosting a BBC Introducing showcase at the vast, massively attended Montreal International Jazz Festival on July 1st. This showcase will be supported by the PRS for Music Foundation.There has to our knowledge been no press release (yet?). The instructions of how bands can get involved are HERE. The terms and conditions relating to the tracks uploaded to the BBC Introducing site are HERE. LINK:…
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    miles davis online

  • Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer Talks ‘Miles Ahead’ Project

    Jeffrey Hyatt
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    Roberto says Miles Ahead, which was shot in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a tough but terrific experience. About two-thirds of the picture was shot with Arri Alexas. A few scenes in tight spaces, like car interiors, were done with a Canon C500. Continue reading →
  • Worn Free Launches New Miles Davis T-Shirt Line

    Jeffrey Hyatt
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The shirts and sweatshirts come in eight different unique designs celebrating the late jazz trumpeter’s legacy. Continue reading →
  • Miles Beyond the Biopic: Don Cheadle Riffs on a Jazz Legend

    Jeffrey Hyatt
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Don Cheadle has managed to accomplish something no one has been able to pull off in two decades: serve up a bigscreen tale of jazz great Miles Davis. Continue reading →
  • The Photo: Don Cheadle as Miles Davis

    Jeffrey Hyatt
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    The first image of Don Cheadle as Miles Davis appears via EW. One word: wow! Continue reading →
  • The Miles Davis Movie: A Long Time Comin’

    Jeffrey Hyatt
    14 Jun 2014 | 5:16 am
    I've been following the 'making of' the Miles Davis Biopic since 2008. Along the way I have written about all types of topics associated with Miles Davis, but the centerpiece of Miles Davis Online has always been the movie. Continue reading →
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    JazzWorldQuest - Jazz News With A Global Perspective

  • JazzWorldQuest: The Free mp3 List & Playlist Update: Burak Kaya: "Gezi Park"

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Musician: Burak KayaTrack: Gezi ParkComposer: Burak KayaAlbum Name: Climate ChangeYear of release: 2015Link to CD StoreMusician/Label WebsiteBurak Kaya: Classical Guitar Ozan Musluoğlu : Double Bass Yinon Muallem: Percussion. The album has been recorded in Istanbul as a trio, including classical guitar, double bass and percussion. Overall the album is formed with an acoustic sound that combines the fusion of Anatolian themes, Middle East and Latin rhythms together with the modern jazz. The album focuses on the global climate change and the environmental movements such as Gezi Park…
  • Guitarist/Composer MATTHEW STEVENS Combines Immersive Feeling of Live Concert with Respect for Natural Sound on Debut Album "Woodwork"

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Guitarist/Composer MATTHEW STEVENSCombines Immersive Feeling of Live Concertwith Respect for Natural Sound on Debut Album WoodworkExclusive "Mastered for iTunes" Release Available February 24Physical Release Available May 26"Mastered for iTunes" Pre-sale Available Now   Listen to Three Songs from Matthew Steven's  Woodwork New York City-based guitarist and composer Matthew Stevens is considered one of the most promising artists in jazz today through his associations with NEXT Collective, Christian Scott, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Walter…
  • Drummer Reggie Quinerly's 2nd CD, "Invictus," to Be Released March 17

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Drummer/Composer Reggie Quinerly's"Invictus"To Be Released March 17By Redefinition Musc Follow-Up to 2012 Debut "Music Inspired by Freedmantown"Features Warren Wolf, Vibraphone;Yotam Silberstein, Guitar; Christian Sands, Piano;& Co-Producer/Bassist Alan HamptonCD Release Show at Smoke, NYC, March 25February 2, 2015 Drummer/composer Reggie Quinerly made an indelible impression on the jazz world with his 2012 debut recording, Music Inspired by Freedmantown, a soulful and serious-minded tribute to the historic African-American neighborhood in Houston where he grew…
  • 2/28: Shawnn Monteiro ‘To Carmen With Love’ tribute with Mike Renzi

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:32 pm
    You may have seen Mike Renzi playing piano for Tony Bennett and Gaga  on the Grammy’s, then on Stevie Wonder Tribute…He’ll be joining Shawnn Monteiro at Chan's Fine Oriental Dining in  Woonsocket, RI!February 28, 2015 | Tickets are $15 | Event begins at 8PMhttp://www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com/calendar.htmJazz songbird Shawnn Monteiro had a very successful tour of Italy with  her world class rhythm section a few years ago. Tonight is the Reunion  of that wonderful Italian Tour and a celebration of their excellent  (Whaling City Sound) recording ‘To Carmen With…
  • PRESS RELEASE: Ancient Future Pacific Northwest Tour Spring 2015

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:31 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                  2/23/2015Contact: Ancient-Future.Com Records1-888-823-8887info@ancient-future.comView online with videos and photos: http://www.ancient-future.com/pr_spring2015tour.htmlAncient…
 
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