April 18, 2021
Woman in Jazz & Blues

Woman in Jazz & Blues

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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Helene Arntzen. 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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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Steph Richards. 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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Jen Shyu, “Living’s a Gift | Part 3: My Unsolved Regrets” Zero Grasses: Ritual For the Losses is the latest artistic statement from Jen Shyu, a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Christine Abdelnour. 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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Since its inception in 1964, the Grammy for best album notes has been awarded to just three women. Davis, who won in 1993 for an Aretha Franklin boxed ...
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NEAR THE POND, the new album by American cornetist Kirk Knuffke (born 1980), Swedish bassist/cellist Thommy Andersson (born 1973), and Swedish vocalist Josefine Cronholm (born 1971) explores cross-continental ...
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As a drummer, producer and educator, Terri Lyne Carrington seeks to use her music to educate her audience on the struggles that the Black community continues to face. ...
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Jane Monheit, “On the Sunny Side of the Street / Get Happy” Come What May, the elegant new album by Jane Monheit, acknowledges both a career milestone and some ...
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Interview with Soul Rockin’ Blues singer Skylar Rogers – strong, passionate, and energetic artist. How has the Blues, Soul and Rock music influenced your views of the world ...
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From drummer Jas Kayser to saxophonist Nubya Garcia, female artists are finally getting the recognition they deserve. When jazz trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist and label founder Emma-Jean Thackray arrived at ...
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There are almost as many interpretations of her short life and enormous legacy as there are books and films about her, including the new biopic starring Andra Day. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Silke Eberhard. 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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Thirty-five years ago, Joe Henderson released a pair of albums under an evocative title, “The State of the Tenor.” Because February is Tenor Saxophone Month, we decided to ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Muriel Grossmann. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – Before we jump into anything historical, can you tell us about what we ...
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Ubuntu Music is delighted to announce the signing of internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Yoko Miwa, to release her forthcoming album late this year.Yoko is one of the most powerful ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz pianist Miki Yamanaka. 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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Interview with Chicago-based slide guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter, Joanna Connor – one of the reigning Queens of blue rock guitar. How has the Blues and Rock culture influenced ...
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Born in the 1960s in the city that birthed Motown, Regina Carter can’t remember a time when music was absent from her life. But Carter, a three-time Grammy-nominated ...
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Interview with Finnish blues singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen: voted #2 on Total Guitar’s “10 World’s Best Guitarists Now” poll. How has the Blues and Rock Counterculture influenced your views ...
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In the 2019 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll, five of the top 10 new releases were recordings led or co-led by women artists — a startling 50%. In ...
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Posi-Tone Records unveils a carefully curated presentation of “New Faces” and keeps the musical message focused “Straight Forward.” This album is certainly not just another blowing date. This ...
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Carmen Lundy began her professional career as a jazz vocalist and composer when there were very few young, gifted and aspiring jazz vocalists on the horizon. Three decades ...
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Jazz interview with Jazz pianist Cheryl Ann Spencer. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – Let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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Jazzmeia Horn, “Where We Are” The title of Jazzmeia Horn’s new single, “Where We Are,” refers to more than a physical location. Conceived during the painful uncertainty of ...
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More Than Anther Day is the latest instrumental jazz release from composer/pianist/producer, Lisa Kristine Hilton. Hilton and her band mates: Rudy Royston on drums, and Luques Curtis on ...
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When James Brown sang his “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” in 1966, he might also have the world of jazz guitar in mind. Because until a few ...
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Billie Holiday’s tumultuous life story surely has been told more often, and in more ways, than that of any other female jazz singer. Books, films, plays, articles – ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Roya Naldi. 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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On February 28, 1978, pianist Mary Lou Williams was at Les Mouches, a restaurant and cabaret on New York’s 11th Avenue and 26th Street. She was joined by ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Madison Lea Scott. 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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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist Helle Henning. 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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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist Carol Welsman. 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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Jazz interview with jazz violoncelloist Elisabeth Coudoux. 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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Award-winning Canadian jazz contrabassist, singer, and composer Brandi Disterheft and her Trio have unveiled their new single, “Surfboard” along with a video for the release. Featuring the legendary ...
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More than a quarter of a century ago Stefan Kisielewski wrote that “devoting one’s life to creative work treated with ardent intentness as the most important matter, as ...
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Diana Krall reunited with Tommy LiPuma, the producer who worked with her for the first decade-and-a-half of her career, for Turn Up The Quiet, a 2017 album that ...
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Tomeka Reid intended to introduce herself to the Bay Area. The most acclaimed jazz cellist of her generation, Reid joined Mills College’s faculty last fall, the latest illustrious ...
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Drummer Andrew Cyrille and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant are among the 2020 Doris Duke Artists, joining six other artists from the fields of theater and contemporary dance.  The ...
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1938, a young woman stands playing in the centre of the screen, confident and beautiful. In a long white dress, cinched at the waist, she walks around the ...
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Jazz Has Always Been Protest Music. Can It Meet This Moment? Over the past 50 years, the music has become entrenched in academic institutions. As a result, it’s ...
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Interview with powerhouse bassist and front woman Lisa Mann: mastering everything from rock to rhythm and blues. How has the Blues and Counterculture influenced your views of the ...
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The young London jazz saxophonist Nubya Garcia is a sought-after representative of her instrument. Her debut album “Source” lives from her curiosity. “Holidays? Ha! ”Nubya Garcia can only ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Monika Herzig. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – How do you prepare before your performances to help you maintain ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and vocalist Laila Biali. 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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Is it classical or jazz now? The pianist Johanna Summer makes me dizzy with happiness. From the innermost to the extreme. It was just beginning, the corona lockdown ...
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Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura (The NatSat Duo) launch their project Pentas with this album, their 7th as a duo, with compositions from each musician ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Nuphar Fey. 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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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and keyboardist Emie Rioux-Roussel. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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Despite living much of her life in the UK, the jazz musician became a victim of the hostile environment policy. She talks about her fight to remain – ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Shelley King. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking certain ...
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An easygoing, straightahead venture, Another Place is a fitting title for Karen Sharp’s latest effort. The U.K. saxophonist, a member of the Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra, has pared ...
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Initially from St. Thomas but now based in Toronto, Canada, saxophonist, composer and educator Sophia Smith has formed her own modern jazz ensemble, The Sophia Smith Quartet, showcasing ...
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Interview with UK guitarist Chantel McGregor – the Blues came first, but rock and pop was always waiting on the corner. How has the Blues and Rock Counterculture ...
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Young but multifaceted: jazz pianist Johanna Summer is one of the great hopes of German jazz. Munich is a good place for her, in 2018 she won the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter and vocalist Susana Santos Silva. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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The first thing we hear from Esperanza Spalding in this set, recorded at the Village Vanguard in 2018, is an appreciative grunt during Fred Hersch’s oblique introduction to ...
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With the jazz landscape so heavily populated with piano trios, one priority for proponents might have to with finding ways to differentiate their outfits from others. That doesn’t ...
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Jackie, Amy, and Sherrie are the closest of friends and kindred musical spirits. They recognize their musical selves in each other, and that amazing and powerful force opens ...
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Many can surely recall the sunny, childlike fervor and bounce chasing a butterfly. Whether it was the park behind the projects or a rolling, rural vista, a feeling ...
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Jazz interview with jazz fluteist Elsa Nilsson. 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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