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BLUES INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Interview with New Orleans-based Jason Ricci, one of the best and most imitated blues harmonica players nowadays How has the Blues and Rock Counterculture influenced your views of ...
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What do you get when two of the greatest creative musicians of our time join forces for a friendly fire no holds barred guitar showdown? You get Soul Searchin’, ...
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NEWS VIDEOS
Kazemde George, “I Insist” Kazemde George is a tenor saxophonist, composer and scholar presently poised for a breakthrough with the jazz public. The engine of this momentum is I ...
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Jazz interview with jazz organist Kendall Carter. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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This concert of Stan Getz Quartet & Astrud Gilberto live at the berlin Jazz Festival in 1966, is presented in its entirety as a world premiere. The Lost ...
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The first posthumous album by Chick Corea — Live, a 2018 concert recording with John Patitucci and Dave Weckl — provides a fresh opportunity to reconsider the precision and cohesion ...
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INTERVIEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Ester Quevedo. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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Through this interview, Giovanni Mirabassi looks back on the process of reflection and creation of his new album, PENSIERI ISOLATI, whose full release is scheduled for September 2021. ...
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FESTIVALS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
The 25th edition of the Other Minds Festival, an intently exploratory affair based in San Francisco, was originally scheduled to take place in April 2020. We know what derailed ...
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BLUES INTERVIEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Interview with multi-award winning musician Sue Foley, one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. How has the Blues and Rock Counterculture influenced your views of ...
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On ‘More Music’, master organist Joey DeFrancesco, who has long supplemented his keyboard virtuoso with his skilled trumpet playing, here brings out his full arsenal: organ, keyboard, piano, ...
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ARTISTS BOOKS VIDEOS
A visit with the two radio hosts who have kept the Sinatra community alive. This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of “The Voice of Frank Sinatra,” the first ...
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INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz acoustic bassist Clovis Nicolas. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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GRAMMY-winning composer, bandleader, and pianist Arturo O’Farrill has fulfilled what he calls “a lifelong dream” with his signing to Blue Note Records and the release of his Blue ...
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NEWS VIDEOS
Ben Lamar Gay, “Sometimes I Forget How Summer Looks on You (feat. Ohmme)” Summer may be behind us, but Ben Lamar Gay isn’t finished with it yet. On ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist, fluteist and claritenist Alexa Tarantino. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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Jazz history is unthinkable without the three names on the cover of this album! This is the very first and, I dare to think, a compelling argument in ...
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With her new compositions and Songwrights Apothecary Lab, the artist explores music’s potential to restore us — and invites listeners to consider how that process works. On a ...
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Jazz interview with jazz drummer Myele Manzanza. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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David Larsen is a saxophonist, composer, and educator, serving as the director of instrumental studies at the lovely Spokane Falls Community College. A fine instrumentalist, Larsen is also ...
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ARTISTS NEWS VIDEOS
When I was around 12 years old, my brother and I went to a concert featuring two jazz giants, pianist Oscar Peterson and guitarist Joe Pass. The concert ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and keyboardist Nery Kim. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding were among the leading innovators and primary exponents of the trombone in modern jazz, exploring the instrument’s potential in the challenging musical era ...
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NEWS VIDEOS
History is being made tonight at New York’s Metropolitan Opera: For the first time in 138 years, the eminent company will present an opera by a Black composer. After ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and fluteist Greg Abate. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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All Without Words is an ambitious concerto for trumpet and orchestra that gives voice to the voiceless in more ways than one. John Daversa’s dry, expressive trumpet speaks ...
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Dr. Lonnie Smith, an NEA Jazz Master known for his dynamism and wizardry on the Hammond B3 organ, died Tuesday. He was 79 years old. His death was ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist, composer and bandleader Jason Quick. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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At the age of 92 and still going strong, singer-songwriter Sheila Jordan has been one of the most revered and utterly unique voices in jazz for decades. Beginning ...
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ARTISTS BOOKS VIDEOS
In documentary Fire Music, the hostile reaction that met the unusual genre soon turns into deep appreciation and a lasting influence. When Miles Davis first heard the music ...
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INTERVIEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Jazz interview with composer and vocalist Carmen Lundy. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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2021 release from the iconic musician In the 2010s, Herb Alpert released a prolific run of eight new studio albums. This year, the iconic leader of the Tijuana ...
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NEWS VIDEOS
After serenading the world with his own brand of jazz over the past 18 months, Jim Clayton is looking forward to his first live gig in a good ...
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INTERVIEWS
Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Albert Cirera. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Over the course of a distinguished career spanning nearly 30 albums, multi-GRAMMY-winning pianist/singer/composer Eliane Elias’ distinctive musical style has emerged as one of the most unique and immediately ...
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NEWS VIDEOS
When Tony Kofi was 16 years old, he had an accident at work. As he fell from a great height, he had a vision of himself playing a ...
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BLUES INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Interview with Memphis-based drummer Rodd Bland – the son of immortal singer Bobby “Blue” Bland – was born into the blues. How has the Blues and Soul music ...
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Charlie Ballantine is acclaimed as one of the finest and most versatile young guitarists on the scene today. 2021 brings Ballantine to new heights with his most compelling ...
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NEWS VIDEOS
Saxophonist Charles Owens’ Ten Years serves a dual purpose. While Owens is celebrating the first decade of his trio with bassist Andrew Randazzo and drummer Devonne Harris, he hopes that ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Yohan Giaume. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Pianist/composer and 2021 Guggenheim Fellow Helen Sung celebrates the work of influential women composers on her latest album Quartet+, crafting new arrangements of tunes by Geri Allen, Carla ...
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It is with a deep sense of loss and heavy heart that we inform you legendary Jazz bassist has passed away on September 16, 2021. To read all ...
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INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Johan Leijonhufvud. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music? ...
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It is hard to listen to a posthumous released recording without reflecting on what the world has lost in their absence. Pianist and composer Frank Kimbrough was an ...
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ARTISTS BOOKS VIDEOS
A Fargo artist recently painted a mural of the legendary artist and his historic Fargo recording in 1940. Duke Ellington’s 1940 show at Fargo’s Crystal Ballroom has become ...
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Jazz interview with jazz clarinetist Julian Bliss. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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While I was weighing up this album a recent, very long, interview Rick Beato posted with Pat Metheny registered half a million views on Youtube in a week. ...
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Over the last decade, Gregory Porter has led one of the most active groups on the international jazz and soul touring circuit — routinely bringing his brand of probing and soulful ...
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Jazz interview with jazz drummer Joe Dyson. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Tigran Hamasyan – piano, keyboards Marc Karapetian – bass Arthur Hnatek – drums ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Simone Basile. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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My late chum, Al, an omnivorous jazz fan, often referred wistfully to the kind of music that, if you were strolling along a street and a strain caught ...
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BOOKS VIDEOS
Let me start this story with some context: I really like jazz. I’m listening to it right now, and did while I wrote my last article, too. But it isn’t just ...
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Jazz interview with jazz contrabassist Takayuki Murata. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of “The Voice of Frank Sinatra,” the first recorded album by the Italian-American singer from Hoboken. Through all that time, and through ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Petter Wettre. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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As a fifteen-year-old boy, Dave Liebman, in February 1952, at the Birdland club in New York, he first saw John Coltrane. That day changed his whole life, directing ...
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Grammy-nominated trumpeter Tim Hagans’ newest recording, A Conversation, is a five-part musical narrative that addresses the ongoing need for dialogue. “It could have been called ‘The Conversation’, but I ...
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INTERVIEWS The bad musicians VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz bassist Axel Kühn. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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