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  • Sam Friend On 'Song Travels'

    Jazz
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Friend shares his love of New Orleans "jass" by playing "Sweet Lorraine" on six-string banjo.» E-Mail This
  • ALL ABOUT JAZZ / JAZZ NEAR YOU: All About Jazz Introduces Discographies!

    All About Jazz News
    AllAboutJazz.com
    1 Aug 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...
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the week of 28 July 2014 [JazzWeek]

    Elements of Jazz
    Donna M
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 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, the one and only Nina Simone. Enjoy!     KEITH JARRETT & CHARLIE HADEN Last Dance (ECM) MIKE LeDONNE I Love Music (Savant) BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View (Blue Note) JIMMY COBB The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions) LOUIS HAYES Return Of The Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions)
  • 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...
  • 5 Acts Not To Miss At Newport Jazz 2014

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    1 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    The Newport Jazz Festival turns 60 this year, and NPR Music will be there for the anniversary. When we're not recording, we'll be checking out bands led by Vijay Iyer, John Zorn, Ron Carter and more.
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  • Sam Friend On 'Song Travels'

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Friend shares his love of New Orleans "jass" by playing "Sweet Lorraine" on six-string banjo.» E-Mail This
  • 'As Long As They Want To Play': Newport Jazz At 60

    Catherine Welch
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Since its inception in 1954, the event has survived rainstorms, genre wars and a few near-riots. Producer George Wein says it survives for the same reason jazz does — the musicians love to perform.» E-Mail This
  • 5 Acts Not To Miss At Newport Jazz 2014

    Patrick Jarenwattananon
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The Newport Jazz Festival turns 60 this year, and NPR Music will be there for the anniversary. When we're not recording, we'll be checking out bands led by Vijay Iyer, John Zorn, Ron Carter and more.» E-Mail This
  • Jessica Williams On Piano Jazz

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
    Dave Brubeck called her "one of the greatest jazz pianists I have ever heard." She digs up an old tune and calls two Monk numbers on this 1992 episode of the program.» E-Mail This
  • 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
 
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    All About Jazz News

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

    AllAboutJazz.com
    1 Aug 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...
  • ALL ABOUT JAZZ / JAZZ NEAR YOU: Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

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    1 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you shop at Amazon.com, please initiate your purchase from All About Jazza€'where we include the Amazon store widget or shop link on all pages. When you do, All About Jazz will receive a sales commission. Commission sales are one way All About Jazz can generate revenue to continue to expand what we do to support jazz music, promote jazz musicians and entertain jazz fans...
  • PERFORMANCE/TOUR: Vocalist Nicolas Bearde and Special Guest Nat Adderley Jr. to Perform at Yoshi's San Francisco, Sept. 13

    AllAboutJazz.com
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    m: Nicolas Bearde is a jny: San Francisco Bay Area treasure. As a charter member of m: Bobby McFerrina€(TM)s Voicestra ensemble as well as the innovative vocal sextet SoVoSA^3, hea€(TM)s long been internationally recognized as a versatile and fearless vocal improviser, charismatic performer, and distinctive jazz and soul stylist...
  • RADIO/PODCAST: JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 4, 2014

    AllAboutJazz.com
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    1 3 1 Bobby Hutcherson Enjoy The View (Blue Note) 289 268 +21 4 60 1 5 2 7 2 Theo Croker Afro Physicist (OKeh) 268 243 +25 0 47 2 7 3 4 3 Jimmy Cobb The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions) 261 264 -3 1 52 1 6 4 11 4 Cyrus Chestnut Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions)...
  • INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Harrington

    AllAboutJazz.com
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Harrington's birthday today! A child prodigy, Charlie has played drums since the age of 5 and performed professionally since the age of 15. He studied with and became the protA(C)gA(C) of jazz drumming legend m: Ray Bauduc Charlie later studied with classical percussionist Tim Tull. In addition to leading his own band he has shared the stage with such luminaries as m: Woody Herman, m: Freddie Green, Stan Mark... Read more...
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    Elements of Jazz

  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the week of 28 July 2014 [JazzWeek]

    Donna M
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 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, the one and only Nina Simone. Enjoy!     KEITH JARRETT & CHARLIE HADEN Last Dance (ECM) MIKE LeDONNE I Love Music (Savant) BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View (Blue Note) JIMMY COBB The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions) LOUIS HAYES Return Of The Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions)
  • 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…
 
 
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    Wynton Marsalis New

  • Wynton Marsalis Septet live at Jazz in Marciac 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Wynton Marsalis and six of his most frequent collaborators will come together in a program featuring some of Marsalis’ greatest compositions. The evening’s repertoire will be selected from both The Marciac Suite and Lighthouse/Lightening Rod. In 1999, Marsalis brought his septet and 90 minutes of new music to the Jazz in Marciac Festival. The music is a 13-part tribute to the town and its people so beloved by the composer. 15 years later, the songs that comprise The Marciac Suite are still a staple of the band’s repertoire and continue to be played around the world. The music to…
  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet with Richard Galliano live at Jazz in Marciac 2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    What is Jazz in Marciac, but the marriage of swing and Gascony; a brief testimony to the eternal love story between France and Jazz? This is the story that Wynton Marsalis began to tell in partnering with another frequent JIM visitor, Richard Galliano.vThe union was a tribute to two emblematic figures: Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf. Two extraordinary women, born in the same year (1915), in the same misery, both with grand and tragic fates, and most especially, with two ways of singing this blue soul that African Americans call the blues. For the American trumpeter, like the French…
  • “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…
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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

  • A Hot Time In Ystad

    Doug Ramsey
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you have wondered why Rifftides chose to cover Sweden’s Ystad Jazz Festival for the second time, here is one reason—seen from my hotel window overlooking the Baltic Sea. It’s summer in Scandinavia, glorious summer, when Swedes flock to beaches to soak in the sun that Nordic weather denies them nine months of the year. […]
  • Monday Recommendation: Ahmed Abdul-Malik

    Doug Ramsey
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Spellbound (Status) Of Sudanese heritage, the bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik (1927-1993) was born Jonathan Timms in Brooklyn. After working with Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk, among others, Abdul-Malik studied music of other cultures. He was among the first to incorporate Middle Eastern and Indian influences into jazz. Except for a straight-ahead blues, this 1965 […]
  • Off To Ystad

    Doug Ramsey
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:17 pm
    The Rifftides staff leaves tomorrow morning for Ystad on the southern Baltic coast of Sweden. The ancient seaside town will host the Ystad Jazz Festival in its fifth year. The festival will present such well known musicians as Joshua Redman, Charles Lloyd, Roy Hargrove, Jan Lundgren, Diane Schur, Jon Scofield and Abdullah Ibrahim, plus an […]
  • Happy 24th Of July

    Doug Ramsey
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Today’s cycling expedition through eastern Washington’s Naches Valley took me where orchard country and cattle country merge for a few miles. Waving above a prosperous looking ranch house was this enormous American flag. A mile or so up the road, another rancher was not to be outdone. The flags reminded me of two versions of […]
  • 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 […]
 
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    Jazz@Rochester

  • Another week and some more festivals and a bit of jazz in ROC (July 31-August 6, 2014)

    Greg V. Bell
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    So it's Park Avenue Festival in my neck of the ROC and there are several others in the city and in Buffalo this coming weekend.  There is some jazz (not much), but that's not too surprising.  If I missed any at Park Ave, let me know as I wasn't familiar with all of the bands.  Well, here's the live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days: Thursday, July 31, 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…
  • 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, Village Gate,…
  • 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

  • Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Full Concert)

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

    26 Jul 2014 | 6:59 pm
    I've got Samantha Fish's latest album "Black Wind Howlin" on constant play right now.  Man I don't really know where to start with this young lady.  Love her guitar work, love her voice, and love her songs.  She is new and fresh, and I'm sure she will have a long storied career because she is coming out of the gate smoking hot.She is a very talented singer, songwriter and blues guitarist, hope to see more good stuff from her in the future.
  • Big Legged Woman - Chris Duarte on Legends TV program

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
  • Eric Clapton - The Cream Of Clapton [Full Album]

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    One reason that I really like compilation albums like this one is that they allow you to take a nice survey of an artist work.  And when you take a master musician like Eric Clapton there is just so much to enjoy.And if you like this music, please support it by buying it. The Cream of Eric Clapton01.Layla - (Album Version)Derek & The Dominos,Eric Clapton02.Badge - Cream03.I Feel Free - Cream04.Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream05.Crossroads (Live At Winterland) - Cream06.Strange Brew - Cream07.White Room - Cream08.Bell Bottom Blues - Derek & The Dominos09. Cocaine - Eric…
  • 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
 
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    JAZZ LIVES

  • UNABRIDGED and UPLIFTING: CARL SONNY LEYLAND and RAY SKJELBRED at MONTEREY (March 19, 2014)

    jazzlives
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:33 pm
    There are occasions when we have two pianos on stage, and two pianists. Perhaps it’s not so unusual these days. But I submit to you that the pairing of Carl Sonny Leyland (on the right side of your screen) and Ray Skjelbred (left) is remarkable for its wit, depth, and playful inventiveness.  It happened on March 9, 2014, at the Jazz Bash at the Bay in Monterey, California, and I present the results here now in all their splendor.  Unabridged, unexpurgated, unedited, and full of life. I apologize that my camera’s wide-angle lens wasn’t sufficiently ample to keep both…
  • DOUBLE YOUR TROUBLE, DOUBLE YOUR FUN: THE IVORY CLUB BOYS at ARMANDO’S (May 31, 2014)

    jazzlives
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    This post isn’t a nostalgic celebration of the Doublemint Twins and their chewing gum.  I offer here two live performances of a wonderful song — a spiritual in swingtime, evoking Stuff Smith and Louis Armstrong at once. This marvel took place at the Ivory Club Boys’ triumphant May 31, 2014, evening at Armando’s in Martinez, California.  The ICB are devoted to evoking the Onyx Club Boys, violinist / singer / composer Leroy Hezekiah “Stuff” Smith’s hot little band — with Jonah Jones and Cozy Cole — from Fifty-Second Street in New York City…
  • KILGORE SWINGS EMERSON

    jazzlives
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm
    In SELF-RELIANCE, Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, “The soul is no traveller; the wise man stays at home.” BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD, written by Dave Dreyer, Billy Rose, and Al Jolson in 1928 (I would give almost all of the credit to Mr. Dreyer) makes the same claim in a different way. It proposes that home is so lovely that it makes travel unnecessary, and that those who roam find their greatest happiness when they return — nostalgia more than transcendentalism, perhaps, but the effect is the same. Rebecca Kilgore doesn’t present herself as a philosopher, although she does…
  • THE BLACK DIAMOND BLUE FIVE: CLINT BAKER, LEON OAKLEY, ROBERT YOUNG, BILL REINHART, MARTY EGGERS, ISABELLE FONTAINE, JUNE 1, 2014 (Part Two)

    jazzlives
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Jazz flourishes where you wouldn’t expect it, but always amidst its fervent supporters.  What follows was the second half of an afternoon concert for the San Joaquin Dixieland Jazz Society, held at an Elks Lodge in Stockton, California. (I posted the first half some weeks back here.) It was worth the drive to hear one of the bands most effectively committed to a style, a period, an energized way of playing: the music that Clarence Williams and friends made between the early Twenties and the middle Thirties. The Black Diamond Blue Five was created almost two decades ago by the banjoist…
  • “HIS HEART WAS IN JAZZ”: IAN ROBERT “SPIKE” MACKINTOSH

    jazzlives
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    I have to thank the writer / musician Dave Gelly for increasing my happiness immeasurably. In Gelly’s AN UNHOLY ROW (Equinox), his delightful book on British jazz and its audiences between 1945-60, this sentence appears on page 93, in Gelly’s survey of the Fifties work of clarinetist Wally Fawkes: “Particularly revealing is the playing of Spike Mackintosh (1918-1986) who, perhaps more than any other trumpeter, catches the grave elegance of classic Armstrong.” “Grave elegance” is a lovely phrase, and since I am a continuing student in what Ruby Braff called…
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    Music and More

  • Rich Halley 4 - The Wisdom of Rocks (CD Baby, 2014)

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Saxophonist Rich Halley may be a little bit under the radar, as he lives in works in Portland, Oregon (which has a fine jazz scene in it's own right) rather then a more traditional hotspot like New York City. But he makes world class jazz as can be heard on this album. Accompanied by Michael Vlatkovich on trombone, Clyde Reed on bass and Carson Halley on drums, they make very a very exciting amalgam of hard bop with freer sections along the lines of the classic Ornette Coleman quartet. Horn led openings to tracks like "Atoll" and "A Brief Note" make for exciting powerful launchpads for…
  • Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (Manticore 1973; Razor and Tie, 2014)

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    In happier times, I fell hard for progressive rock, spinning the likes of King Crimson, Rush, Yes and even the reviled Emerson, Lake and Palmer. All these bands were quite popular in their heyday, but I was a little bit of an anachronism spinning them in the early 1990's. I recently rekindled my enjoyment of this music: after all, I am a nerd, and what self-respecting nerd doesn't like a little prog? Brain Salad Surgery was the culmination of several years of rugged touring that built the band an audience with some audacious (read: self-indulgent) performances and albums. Things really seemed…
  • Ty Citerman - Bop Kabbalah (Tzadik, 2014)

    26 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Ty Citerman is a guitarist and composer who came to the attention of Tzadik label head John Zorn who recorded this album for his Radical Jewish Culture series. This album also features Adam D. Goldon drums, Ben Holme on trumpet, and Ken Thompson on bass clarinet. As you can understand from the title, this album combines traditional Jewish music with jazz. The mix of bass clarinet and trumpet is an interesting one and allows Citerman and Goldon to move freely through the music. "Snout" shows sad clarinet and prickly guitar probing open space before Citerman unleashes some guitar effects in the…
  • 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…
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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

  • Weekend Wax Bits

    Marc Myers
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Candido Camero is among a select and rapidly dwindling group of jazz musicians who played and recorded with Charlie Parker. Candido, 92, plays the conga—actually, three at once—and is still at it today. You can read my posts on Candido here and here. [Photo above, from left, of Candido, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker] Recently, Jazz Video Guy Bret Primack caught up with Candido here... A JazzWax thanks. My heartfelt gratitude to all of you who left birthday wishes yesterday at JazzWax's Facebook page and sent along emails. No matter where you are in the world and no matter what…
  • JazzWax Turns 7

    Marc Myers
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    JazzWax will celebrate its 7th anniversary this Sunday. For the past seven years, I have posted six days a week—sharing interviews, news, artists and albums you may not have heard before, my thoughts and occasional diversions into topics other than music. In the process, 2,500 posts have attracted nearly 3 million lifetime pageviews and nearly 7,000 Twitter followers. It's all quite astonishing. In my world, much has changed since 2007. Along the way, I started writing for The Wall Street Journal, won a Jazz Journalists Association best-blog award, wrote a critically acclaimed jazz…
  • Charlie Haden and Carla Bley

    Marc Myers
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Bassist Charlie Haden, who died July 11, formed the Liberation Music Orchestra with pianist Carla Bley at the height of the Vietnam War in 1969 after hearing songs from the Spanish Civil War. The LMO performed and recorded throughout the 1970s and was arranged largely by Bley, with a focus on political folk music, free jazz and experimental forms. Throughout his career, Haden was a kind soul and a humanist who, like many artists, identified with the powerless and hoped his music would enrich and inspire them. Deeply troubled by the war in Iraq, Haden and Bley reunited in 2004 with the New…
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    St. Louis Jazz Notes

  • StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Summer 2014 jazz film festival

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    It's summertime, when the livin' is allegedly easy, and yr. humble editor needs a brief respite from the usual blogging routine. So today, in keeping with a venerable tradition that we just made up a couple of years ago, we're bringing back StLJN's online summer festival of jazz-related films, featuring a whole day's worth of documentaries about some all-time greats of jazz. . First up is On The Road with Duke Ellington, filmed in 1967 by documentarian Robert Drew and updated in 1974 after Ellington's death, which offers an inside look at the Duke traveling and working with his orchestra.
  • So What: Local News, Notes & Links

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest: * Saxophonist David Sanborn celebrated a birthday this past week, turning 69 on Wednesday. (In tribute, we've dropped in a video of Sanborn playing "St. Louis Blues" at the end of this post.)Sanborn (pictured) also has posted another supporters-only update to PledgeMusic.com with the latest on his upcoming crowd-funded album, which has reached 83% of its funding goal with just five days left to go. * The long-defunct Gaslight Square entertainment district, site of many jazz performances in the late 1950s and…
  • New Music Circle 2014-15 season to include Roscoe Mitchell & Craig Taborn, Tim Berne, Thumbscrew, and more

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:09 am
    New Music Circle has announced their 2014-15 season, with seven concerts featuring what looks to be an intriguing mix of edgy jazz and improvised music, electronics, and contemporary composition. The schedule kicks off with a concert by Thumbscrew, featuring guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, on Friday, September 12 at Joe's Cafe, the "house concert" venue at 6014 Kingsbury Ave in the Central West End. All NYC-based, Thumbscrew's members first worked together as the rhythm section for trumpeter Taylor Ho Bynum's sextet, and decided to continue…
  • Jazz this week: St. Louis Cabaret Festival, Bull of Heaven, "All That Tap XXIII," and more

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Though the dog days of August are looming nigh, it's a busy week for live jazz and creative music in St. Louis, with local festivals representing two different branches of jazz-related performance, a rare live gig from a much-talked-about experimental music duo, and a whole lot more. Let's go the highlights...Tonight, Broadway star Faith Prince kicks off the St. Louis Cabaret Festival with a performance of her show "Have A Little Faith" at the Sheldon ballroom. Produced by Cabaret Project of St. Louis, the festival takes place in conjunction with their annual St. Louis Cabaret Conference. You…
  • Bull of Heaven performing at LNAC this Saturday, August 2

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The experimental music duo Bull of Heaven will be in St. Louis to perform a rare live show at 8:00 p.m. this Saturday, August 2 at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center. Formed in 2006 by Denver musicians Clayton Counts and Neil Keener (and occasionally including assorted other contributors), Bull of Heaven (pictured) view music and sound as conceptual art. According to LNAC's news release, they "have recorded and released songs ranging from less than a second to several septillion years in length, all available for free download through the band’s website." The band's Wikipedia page recounts…
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    Jazz Blues Florida - Florida's Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues in at JazzBluesFlorida.com

  • Jazz & Blues Florida August 2014 Issue Now Available Online FREE - The good word about the good music!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Florida's Free Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues in Clubs, Concerts and Festivals. Just what you need to get through a Florida summer!The August, 2014 online issue of JAZZ & BLUES FLORIDA has been posted at www.JazzBluesFlorida.com and also in our fancy-schmancy new ONLINE READER .Cruise on over and read previews that you won’t find anywhere else of local and touring artists performing throughout Florida in August. You will also find a large array of promotion for shows, new releases, and related business that you will find useful. Along with the ezine,…
  • Every cloud has a (... some music happening, somewhere, under it. Right, Allen Kanovsky?)

    Jazz Blues Florida
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    Submitted by Al Kanovsky 08/01/14...cadenza or arpeggio somewhere in its moist folds. Thursday night was one of those warm, humid summer nights. Storm clouds gathered. Thunder rumbled and everyone I know was staying home or enjoying lobsters caught that day. I'm singing to myself----"I'm just a lonely boy --- wait a sec... Eddy Balzola is having a Thursday Jam at Le Chat Noir. I heard Eddy and Ezio on the Real Tracy Fields show the other night. Le Chat Noir. Cordial and hospitable owners, Alec, Gio and Ezio. Eddy, the musician I named "El Gato Fresca". Great wine…
  • Joe Survival Caruso at Earl's Hideaway in Sebastian this Sunday w/ his Hot & Spicy New Orleans Blues!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:24 pm
    The good times at Earl'sare about to get a whole lot tastier this Sunday!View as web page.Join Joe Survival Caruso and special surprise guest artists at Earl’s Hideaway this Sunday. Be in the audience as Joe records new live videos and“Get Away and Enjoy the Day!”Tune into Blues Radio International for an exclusive broadcast performance from Joe Survival Caruso! Check outwww.bluesradiointernational.net for broadcast. Upcoming shows:Sunday, August 2, 2014 ~ 2-6pmEarl's Hideaway1405 Indian River DrSebastian, FL 32958Saturday, August 16, 2014 ~…
  • Daytona Blues Festival - The Fifth Annual Gathering of the Best Blues and Music Fans!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Race on over to get your tickets NOWto take advantage of Early Bird prices!Daytona Blues FestivalOctober 10-12, 2014TICKETSFriday, October 10, 2014, 1pm-10pmSouthern Hospitality (SOHO)John NemethSamantha FishGhost Town Blues BandJeff Jensen BandLucious SpillerSaturday, October 11, 2014, 1pm-10pmBobby RushJimmy ThackeryDavina and the VagabondsMr. SippDiedra and the Ruff Pro BandLittle G Weevil and Billy GibsonSunday, October 12, 2014,  1pm-8:30pmVictor Wainwright & the WildRootsLil’ Ed and the Blues ImperialsThe Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn BandKaty Guillen and the GirlsThe Suitcase…
  • Heidi's Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach Presents FOUR August Headliners!!

    Jazz Blues Florida
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Heidi's Jazz Club –Get out of the heat andinto the COOL! Voted by DownBeat Magazine again as one of the world's top jazz venues!View as web page.Heidi’s Jazz Club7 N Orlando Ave.Cocoa Beach, FL 32931MAPheidisjazzclub.com   (321)783-4559Heidi's Jazz Club has been the number one hangout for jazz lovers and jazz musicians on Florida's Space Coast since Heidi and Eddie opened the club in 1992. They feature live music every Wednesday through Sunday with featured performers on selected Friday and Saturday evenings and Heidi's Open Jam Session every Sunday evening…
 
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    LondonJazz

  • NEWS: Michael Caine with special guest Quincy Jones in London October 1st

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    Quincy Jones and Michael Caine, who happen to share the same birth date, 14th March 1933, did a number of joint 80th birthday shows around the world  - Las Vegas on the day itself, and in Japan - last year. A London date was scheduled - in conjunction with the Montreux Jazz Festival -  at the Royal Opera House, but it never happened. Now, thanks to the initiative of newly formed company Orchid Media, and a year later, it's on, with Quincy Jones due to appear as a special guest at "A Night Out With Michael Caine".This is an NSPCC Benefit show at the Royal Albert Hall on October 1st.
  • NEWS: Evan Parker and the Reuben Fowler Big Band to perform Benefit Concert for Kenny Wheeler - August 15th at EPIC N16

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Kenny Wheeler performing at his 80th Birthday Concert in 2010Photo: Royal Academy of MusicEvan Parker writes:Kenny has not been able to work for health reasons for most of 2014. In this first benefit concert, some of his friends from the free scene and the Reuben Fowler Big Band present their tribute to one of the world's greatest musicians.LINE-UP: - Parker/Beresford/Brice/Sanders - Alison Blunt Ensemble - Neil Metcalfe/ Mark Sanders /Dylan Bates/Sue Ferrar /Phil Wachsmann /Noura Sanatian - Aleks Kolkowski Alison Blunt Sylvia Hallett Benedict Taylor Olie Brice David Leahy - Ray Warleigh…
  • NEWS: Q2 2014 RAJAR statistics for Jamie Cullum and JazzFM

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    The RAJAR statistics for 2014 second quarter are out.The Jamie Cullum Show on Radio 2 has disclosed 0.85 million (Up 0.09 year on year) and a share 10.8 (Up 1.3 year on year) Jazz FM has given out its second set of statistics since leaving national DAB platform at the end of 2013. Its weekly reach is up 10% from 500,000 to 549,000. One feature we picked out in our comment in the first quarter figures is the exceptionally high listening via internet/mobile, which has continued to grow and is now at 34%. JazzFM have redefined the method of calculation of this relatively new statistical…
  • UPDATED PREVIEW: Ronnie Scott's International Piano Trio Festival (August 4th - 10th)

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Just announced - Michel LegrandUPDATE 1st AUGUST: Ronnie Scott's has announced: "The legendary Michel Legrand  Trio will be stepping in to headline at Ronnie's next Friday and Saturday as part of International Piano Trio festival (in place of Joe Sample who has unfortunately had to cancel - get well soon Joe)." We reviewed Legrand's first ever appearance as headliner at Ronnie Scott's HERE, and his 2013 autobiography HERE=============================Matthew Wright previews the Ronnie Scott's International Piano Trio Festival. He writes:Ronnie Scott’s has launched an international…
  • NEWS: Steve Fishwick at FONT, Smoke, Dizzy's, Small's in NYC Sept. And an album Kickstarter

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    Steve Fishwick. Photo credit: Antonio PorcarTrumpeter Steve Fishwick writes:Fishwick/Basile/Roberts in NYC Following the success of our last album When Night Falls , which we recorded in 2013, we're very pleased to have been invited (by great trumpeter and curator, Jeremy Pelt) to play this year at Dave Douglas' Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT). I'll be appearing, along with Osian Roberts and Frank Basile, at Smoke Jazz Club on the 18th September with my brother Matt Fishwick on drums and two top tier American musicians- Jeb Patton on piano (Etta Jones, James Moody, Frank Wess, Heath…
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    JazzWorldQuest - Jazz News With A Global Perspective

  • Available Now via Mack Avenue Records: Trumpeter/Composer SEAN JONES Offers Electrifying Raw Studio Album on im.pro.vise never before seen Jones Celebrates a Decade of Music with Mack Avenue Records

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
    Available Now via Mack Avenue Records:Trumpeter/Composer SEAN JONES Offers ElectrifyingRaw Studio Album on im.pro.vise never before seen Jones Celebrates a Decade ofMusic with Mack Avenue Records"Trumpeter Sean Jones moves into the neighborhood of the legendarywith 'im·pro·vise'... This album is a display of jazz at a peak level." - Pittsburgh Tribune ReviewRead The New York Times' Review of Sean Jones' Release PerformanceStream Tracks from im.pro.vise never before seenCelebrating his 10th anniversary with Mack Avenue Records, internationally acclaimed…
  • Reed Master Harvey Wainapel's "Amigos Brasileiros Vol. 2" Due for September 2 Release By His JazzMission Records

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
    Reed Master Harvey Wainapel's"Amigos Brasileiros Vol. 2"Due for September 2 ReleaseBy His JazzMission RecordsDisc Is a Showcase for His Musical AlliancesWith Some of Brazil's Top Composers, Players, & ArrangersCD Release Shows Include Kuumbwa, Santa Cruz, 9/4 California Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley, 9/5 Rhythm & Rye, Olympia, 10/6 The Royal Room, Seattle, 10/7July 22, 2014  Saxophonist and clarinetist Harvey Wainapel has been dividing his time between Berkeley and Brazil for nearly 15 years now, and in the course of his expansive Brazilian travels he's forged…
  • Knowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens - Ron Westray’s “Jimi Jazz”

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Blue Canoe Records has released “Jimi Jazz” from jazz wonder Ron Westray. Westray’s fresh solo take on Jimi Hendrix classics blend bop with contemporary horn and makes it accessible to all listeners.Professor Ron Westary’s professional contributions encompass a stunning list of achievements in the areas of performance, composition, recording and publishing. Since the early nineties he hasperformed in hundreds of performances around the globe as trombonist or lead trombonist with the most prestigious jazz ensembles in the world, including The Wynton Marsalis Septet, New York’s Jazz…
  • NEWS FROM JWQ FEATURED MUSICIANS: CD RELEASE: DIMITRIJE VASILJEVIC, METAPHOR

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    CD RELEASE: DIMITRIJE VASILJEVIC, METAPHORDimitrije Vasiljevic’s new album Metaphor has been released in the United States on July 22, 2014 and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and Google Play stores.Metaphor is a contemporary jazz solo piano album influenced by classical music aesthetics and a touch of Balkan traditions. Compelling original compositions radiate a vivid blend of artistic virtuosity and a delicate music thought which send the listener on a musical journey filled with varying emotions.French pianist Jean-Michel Pilc praises the album with words “astonishing…
  • Jazz Connect Conference Announces Dates and Location for 2015 Event

    JazzWorldQuest Productions
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:26 pm
      Jazz Connect Conference AnnouncesDates and Location for 2015 EventMelissa Walker talks about the Jazz House Kids Programat 2013 Jazz Connect Conference.Series of Workshops, Panels and Events onJanuary 8-9, 2015 will Address Important Issues andTrends in the Jazz CommunityThe Jazz Connect Conference, organized by JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition, announced the dates and location for the annual gathering of the jazz community in 2015. The conference will be held January 8-9, 2015 at Saint Peter's Church in New York City and will lead into the annual APAP (Association of…
 
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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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