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BLUES CONCERTS INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Interview with blues master Lucky Peterson: celebrating his 50th Anniversary of career with a new album. How has the Blues, Gospel and Jazz influenced your views of the ...
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When the joy and thrill of music-making gushes out of your speakers with a life force such as this, you know you’re onto a good thing. Saxophone Summit is ...
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Saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist Gene Jefferson — one of the finest human beings and greatest musicians I have ever known — died on Wednesday at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Damian Nisenson. 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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Following the worldwide critical acclaim for his first Whirlwind album Unfiltered Universe, we’re delighted to announce the October release of Rez Abbasi’s film score soundtrack ‘A Throw of Dice’ ...
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Ray Santos, a saxophonist, composer, arranger rightly known to Latin music fans as “El Maestro,” died on Oct. 17. He was 90. His death was announced by his ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Elliot Galvin. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – Which harmonies and harmonic patterns do you prefer now? You’re playing ...
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Keb’ Mo’ holds a special place in some of our imaginations. The fantasy: What would have happened if Robert Johnson hadn’t died from poisoning in 1938 but actually ...
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NEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
As a singer, a songwriter and a player of stringed instruments, Becca Stevens has thrived in almost every conceivable setting. If you haven’t seen the Becca Stevens Band, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist James Hughes. 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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Vinyl records have been making a comeback for some time. Back in the early 1990s, HMV took the decision to stop selling vinyl completely and sold off all ...
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On what would have been Roy Hargrove’s 50th birthday, a longtime associate pays homage in our studio. Renée Neufville first performed “Something to Believe In (For Roy),” a ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Joachim Caffonnette. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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Two seasoned greats of modern jazz will come together on 27 September when Concord Jazz release Eleven, the new collaboration between keyboard player, producer and writer Jeff Lorber ...
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CONCERTS FESTIVALS VIDEOS
At North Sea Jazz – The Netherlands – July 13, 2019 Ronnie Cuber baritone sax Tineke Postma alto sax Maarten Hogenhuis alto sax Rein de Graaff piano Marius ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Yoko Miwa. 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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Then it’s time for a quadruple update on the trio jazz; USA, Norway, Great Britain and Sweden. In a 20-year-old recording, we meet three of jazz’s great style ...
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Guitarist Randy Napolean makes a scene clean. How? With no nonsense, melodic lines that speak a look over the shoulder and a push ahead. The guitarist, who toured ...
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Jazz interview with jazz Baritone saxophonist Tini Thomsen. 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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Also: Dick Hyman and Ken Peplowski finesse the songs of Lerner & Loewe, and Tyshawn Sorey goes deep with Marilyn Crispell. David S. Ware Quartet, “Crossing Samsara, Part ...
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On his first new album in seven years, Grammy Award-winning conguero Poncho Sanchez celebrates the life and music of the iconic saxophonist John Coltrane. Now with 30 years ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Sofia Hoffmann. 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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The music hailed from classic saxophone quartets (typically comprising soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone) can be very exciting when in the hands of wise, influential musicians. Good examples ...
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ARTISTS BOOKS VIDEOS
“To me, his gruffness was more of a protective shell,” jazz guitarist says of deceased Cream and Ginger Baker Trio co-founder. In 1994, Ginger Baker released a jazz ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter and trombonist Luca Aquino. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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Good Hope is an album masterfully crafted by three giants of American and Indian music: an international supergroup of musicians who individually have played vital roles in pioneering advances ...
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BLUES FESTIVALS VIDEOS
In the midst of the turmoil between the concerts during the anniversary festival at Brekstad, the organizers held a mark for Tore Røstad, one of the founders of ...
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BLUES INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Interview with Wentus Blues Band – the supernatural heartbeat of Nordic blues explosion – released their new album ”TOO MUCH MUSTARD” produced by Duke Robillard. What were the ...
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Against the odds, Guillermo Klein has held together Los Guachos, his multinational 11-piece big band, for almost a quarter of a century. In those years, this Argentine-born pianist ...
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George Garzone, stalwart tenorman and hero of Boston’s thriving jazz scene, performs with The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors. The program at Berklee’s Cafe 939 The Red Room on ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Fabian Almazan. 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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And a classic throwback from the late pianist Johnny Costa. Yes! Trio, “Muhammad’s Market” The Yes! Trio first made its presence known earlier this decade, but its collegial roots go ...
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There are lots of firsts and superlatives in the career of Ginger Baker, the drummer and bandleader who died Sunday morning at age 80. His death was announced ...
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Interview with veteran Rhythm n’ Blues saxophonist Jimmy Carpenter – Gulf Coast Records released his new album ‘Soul Doctor’. How has the Blues and Soul music influenced your ...
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The title – and music – suggests there are no boundaries between Jazz styles of music and Latin ones. On the music of No Boundaries the eminent pianist Dave Bass ...
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NEWS VIDEOS
Over the last decade, Oran Etkin has garnered sizeable acclaim as a clarinetist and composer, for music that few would characterize as child’s play. But Etkin has also ...
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Jazz interview with jazz veteran vocalist Nicolas Bearde. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of ...
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Tenor Saxophone Legend George Coleman Finally Leads Longstanding Group into the Studio on Majestic New Album, Showcasing Two Decades of Scintillating Chemistry. The Quartet, out September 27 via ...
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ARTISTS BOOKS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Jessye Norman died on September 30, at 74. In her honor, we are reposting this 2013 interview with Rhonda Hamilton, in which she discusses her myriad jazz-vocal influences. ...
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Interview with bluesman Brad Vickers: new album “Twice As Nice” is a true privilege to be able to record a fresh batch of songs. When did you first ...
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Along with two other recommended albums — a total of six. (We’re feeling generous.) Chick Corea Trilogy, “Crepuscule with Nellie” Chick Corea, the eternally youthful pianist and NEA ...
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Larry Willis, whose ringing authority as a pianist extended to swinging post-bop, blaring jazz-rock, Cuban rumba and free improvisation, died on Sunday morning at the Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist Laurie Antonioli. 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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It is such that the universe has a sound and rhythm. Everything moves forward, either powerful and explosive or modest and like slow shadows in a landscape. The ...
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The pianist Fabian M. Mueller and the saxophonist Reto Suhner come from Heiden and Herisau and are only at first sight an unequal pair. At first glance, they ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Ada Brodie. 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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Devotees of the incredible vivacity of Afro-Caribbean music will be spoiled for choice of a favourite moment (or moments) on this inspired 2019 release by Bill O’Connell and ...
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Six years ago, soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett merged her devotion to Afro-Cuban music with her commitment to women’s empowerment, and created Maqueque — a hard-charging group that has ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz guitarist Adi The Monk. 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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Since the 1950s when it began to be featured in jazz bars and clubs, the jazz organ trio has been an essential part of the jazz scene, as ...
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BOOKS NEWS VIDEOS
As legend has it, Miles Davis assembled a super group of jazz musicians in a New York studio and recorded a bunch of songs without retakes. They left ...
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BLUES INTERVIEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Interview with DC-based Moonshine Society (Black Petty): soulful blues and old-school R&B. How has the Blues and Roots Rock music and culture influenced your views of the world ...
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Saxophonist John Coltrane was born on Sept. 23, 1926. On what would have been his 93rd birthday, scholar and historian David Tegnell offers this guest installment of Deep ...
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Betty Carter, “Bridges” The hippest new patch of New York City made its official debut last Friday, at the ribbon-cutting for Betty Carter Park. Situated in downtown Brooklyn, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Jacques Kuba Séguin. 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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Svetlana came from Russia to America as a kid. She spoke little or no English. She learned some of the language seeing movies. Growing up in Moscow, movies were ...
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The last time I saw Celia Cruz perform was in Central Park in 2002, one of her final shows, when SummerStage was less managed and thus more exciting. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. 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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As one of the hardest working and in-demand internationally renowned jazz trumpet players, Quentin Collins, has formed an all-star band which is a progression of his quintet with ...
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