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NEWS VIDEOS
Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling has announced he’s bringing his new radio drama project to the UK… a live words and music show called ‘The Big Blind’ telling ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Marc Jufer. 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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New CD's Review VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
New music that falls just outside the jazz sphere, in one way or another. Tedeschi Trucks Band, “High & Mighty” Earlier this year, the eponymous band fronted by ...
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Steve Dalachinsky, a contemporary poet unrivaled in his dedication to the jazz avant-garde, not only as a gimlet-eyed observer but also as a prolific collaborator and performer, died ...
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On October 17, 2019, the international blues group the D’Black Blues Orchestra will hold a large open-air concert in the city of Gyumri, on Freedom Square. The performance ...
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INTERVIEWS The bad musicians VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Jazz interview with jazz singer Grazzia Giu. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – What practice routine or exercise have you developed to maintain and improve your ...
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Tenor saxophonist Diego Rivera connects all the dots with a wide pallet of colors on his aptly entitled new release “Connections.” The album’s exciting musical program features brilliant ...
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BLUES FESTIVALS VIDEOS
Blues In Hell is not for little ones. Here you have to be both persevering and creative to bring the goodies to the menu. The music is served ...
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INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz guitarist, educator and composer Chuck Anderson. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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On their first release without their beloved comrade, the late great guitarist of universal fame Chuck Loeb, the Jazz Funk Soul ensemble enlists the mega-talented Paul Jackson Jr. ...
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CONCERTS VIDEOS
Unlike the San Francisco Symphony and Opera nearby in Hayes Valley’s performing arts district celebrating with black-tie galas, SFJazz splits its opening night and gala (set for Jan. ...
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ARTISTS CONCERTS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Mary Lou Williams performed her groundbreaking devotional hymn St. Martin de Porres at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1965 with an eight-voice choir. Later this month at Monterey, artists-in-residence drummer ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Dom Minasi. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Playing The Room bears testimony to the long musical friendship of Avishai Cohen and Yonathan Avishai. They began to explore jazz as teenagers in Tel Aviv, and have continued ...
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Mary Lou Williams seemed to learn early that playing piano would keep her alive. Maybe she realized this at age six, when she started venturing to her white ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist and liricist Fred Farell. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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Don’t let the title of this third recording by Jane Bunnett and (the new incarnation of) Maqueque fool you. Indeed the musicians of this magnificent all-woman group is ...
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Historians and critics have pored over the recordings of these jazz greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Stan Getz so exhaustively, it might feel like they’ve left no stone unturned. And yet, ...
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INTERVIEWS The bad musicians VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz violinist, mandolinist and guitarist Andries Boone. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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Although Miguel Zenón gave notice of his masterful musicianship long before his first recording, he really rose to eminence around 2005 when he released the first part of ...
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NEWS VIDEOS
Gregory Porter will tour the UK in May 2020. The Grammy-winning singer (who told us he’s been in the studio recently working on new music) will play cities including Manchester, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist and composer Doug MacDonald. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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Besides being an adherent of modern drumming and a skilled producer, Andrew Munsey emerges here as an interesting composer. The 10 cuts of his debut album, High Tide, ...
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BLUES FESTIVALS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
September 5, it’s time for the big blues party at Hell in Trøndelag, Blues in Hell. As always, festival manager Brovoll and his staff have put together a ...
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Interview with Milwaukee-based ‘Tweed feat. Gervis Myles’: a band of the “soul-revival” movement with their own style of Memphis flavored music. How has the Blues and Gospel influenced ...
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Nana had a big wooden box of a television in the corner of her apartment along Van Aken Boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio, known as “the Widow’s Block.” Brick ...
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It’s easy to get excited about Pedro Martins, a young multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Brazil. On this edition of My Music on The Checkout, we’ll get to know ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Cecilie Grundt. 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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“I’ve got a nice crew with me and I’m excited we we’re able to put this album together,” says trumpeter Curtis Taylor about Snapshot, his latest record that ...
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NEWS VIDEOS
Labor Day weekend is a time to honor our workers, and the spirit of industry they embody. Of course it also carries other connotations: backyard barbecues, furniture sales ...
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INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Darren Kerr. 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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BLUES VIDEOS
Bobby Rush is one of the last of the blues titans, especially from the Chicago scene of Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Reed and Buddy Guy. He was ...
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NEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
At the first Sarah Vaughan vocal competition in 2012, Jazzmeia Horn was presented as a Rising Star — and she blew the roof off of NJPAC. At the ...
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Interview with Meg Williams: guitar-driven songs, soulful vocals, and lyrics exploring heartbreak, with blues – soul – rock influences. How has the Blues and Roots music influenced your ...
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As you listen to “Flying Like Eagles”, perhaps an episode from Jack Kerouac’s novel “On the Road” or a scene from the movie “Easy Rider” will flicker across ...
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Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Masha Art. 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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BLUES New CD's Review VIDEOS
Roots and Branches — The Songs of Little Walter cementsBilly Branch’s place among the kings as he and his Sons of Blues dedicate this disc to the best who ...
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There’s no taking pianist Orrin Evans out of his comfort zone. He’s just so musically articulate. Consider all the music he’s made with a trio, with his Captain ...
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INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Jazz interview with jazz bandleader, singer and drummer Morgan Day. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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J.P. Soars brings us a brand new CD produced by Tab Benoit. It was recorded at Tab’s Whiskey Bayou studio in Houma, LA. The bands is Soar’s Red ...
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Michael Brecker saw plenty of accolades in his time. Hailed as the preeminent saxophonist of his generation, he won 15 Grammy awards, and played on a number of ...
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American jazz and soul singer Nancy Holloway, who has lived in France since 1960 and enjoyed success among Yéyé idols, died Wednesday at her home in Paris, at ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Alberto La Neve. 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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BLUES New CD's Review VIDEOS
This is Bobby Rush’s 75th career release.  He’s won a dozen Blues Music Awards, was honored with a Blues Blast Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award and has now released ...
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NEWS VIDEOS
Guests of the transmission Dormy Night, the Night Dreamers perform with Enrico Rava a version of the song Bandoleros. Emanuele Sartoris: Plan Simone Garino: Sax Dario Scopesi: Double ...
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Jazz interview with jazz clarinetist Christophe Rocher. 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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ARTISTS BOOKS VIDEOS
The Century 21 Exposition, better remembered as the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, left an indelible mark on the skyline of that city: the iconic Space Needle was created for ...
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And a smooth new groove from David Benoit and Friends. Miguel Zenón, “El Negro Bembón” Last year, Miguel Zenón released an album of atypical texture, placing his alto saxophone in ...
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BLUES INTERVIEWS VIDEOS
Interview with Aussie-based McNaMarr Project (John McNamara & Andrea Marr): Two power house voices combine to bring you the sound of Soulful Blues. What were the reasons that ...
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On June 7th 2019, Avishai Cohen released his new album ‘Arvoles’ (‘Trees’ in the ancient Ladino-language). ‘’This time I wanted to focus on something else. I see ‘Arvoles’ ...
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CONCERTS VIDEOS
Blue Note Milano 28.03.2019 – Kenny Garrett!! Kenny Garrett’s career began in 1978 when he was called by Duke Ellington’s orchestra conducted by Duke’s son, Mercer Ellington. Three ...
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Jazz interview with jazz harmonica player Laurent Maur. 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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Guitarist Eric Hofbauer, a mainstay of the Boston scene, assembles a supple jazz sextet where he teams up with bassist Nate McBride and drummer Curt Newton in the ...
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NEWS VIDEOS
Veteran trad-jazz performer Chris Barber has announced his retirement from music at the age of 89; his legendary British big band having been on the road for 70 ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Erik Söderlind. 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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Peace Planet -&- Box of Light are a tremendous pair of brand new studio albums created by drummer-leader Whit Dickey together w/ two distinct yet interrelated Quartets. All ...
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BLUES CONCERTS FESTIVALS VIDEOS
Just when the Notodden Blues Festival needed it most, they knocked on all the gloomy predictions about their further existence. This year’s festival is not the one that ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz composer and guitarist Craig Sharmat. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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New CD's Review VIDEOS
The world is full of acoustic guitar players. There are guitar players then we have a handful of musicians who stand apart. Terry Robb is definitely part of ...
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