November 14, 2019
Woman in Jazz & Blues

Woman in Jazz & Blues

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Kassa Overall, “Please Don’t Kill Me (feat. Joel Ross and Theo Croker)” Earlier this month I had the pleasure of giving a keynote talk at So What’s Next? — ...
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Dee Dee Bridgewater traveled a short psychic distance from guest of honor to star attraction at the 2019 WBGO Champions of Jazz Gala, on Wednesday night at Capitale ...
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Conducted Fjyra Bluesklubb at Sandane in Nordfjord on the 22nd edition of FjordBlues. American Hannah Wicklund was the headliner of the year, and this was her very first ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist, fluteist and singer Kim Cypher. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist Jelena Jovovic. 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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To consider a women’s Hall of Fame in American music is to come face-to-face with that music’s debt to African-American religious life. The biggest names in blues — ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Anne Chris. 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 inclusion of Norwegian bands and local representation increases significantly on this year’s edition of Notodden Blues Festival. Several smaller clubs are back in the program and there ...
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Along with the latest from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Buika, and Bushman’s Revenge. Norah Jones (Featuring Tarriona Tank Ball), “Take It Away” One of the most ...
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The National Trust is hoping to preserve the North Carolina house where Simone first learned to play piano. Nina Simone was born in a small, clapboard house in ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Isabelle Seleskovitch. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Interview with NYC Blues Hall of Famer Billie Williams – rich repertoire that includes blues, rock, soul, jazz, and country. How has the Blues, Jazz, and Soul music ...
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From 1978 to 1984, Patrice Rushen recorded a series of hits for Elektra Records that helped define the sound of late-era disco and R&B. The Los Angeles singer and keyboard ...
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Backed once again by a killer band of fellow Cuban musicians, the visionary singer, composer and songwriter has stripped everything back to the core. Holding sessions in a ...
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West Coast singer/songwriter Beth Hart has established herself as the undisputed queen of live blues recordings, something she drives home in style with this release, the third two-CD ...
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Terri Lyne Carrington and George Lewis have been honored as 2019 Doris Duke Artists, sharing that distinction with innovators in theater and contemporary dance. The Doris Duke Charitable ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Atzko Kohashi. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Beth Stapleton. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Karina Corradini. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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When 20-year-old vibraphonist Sasha Berliner received the call, letting her know that she’d won the 2019 LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award, she couldn’t believe it. “It was a ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Jeannine Otis. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – Where did I grow up? Jeannine Otis: – In the Palmer Park section of ...
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An original, lyrical soloist and a demanding group leader, Maria Kim is a dynamic singer, pianist and composer. Maria Kim grew up in South Korea, and took up ...
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Interview with Sallie Bengtson, owner of Nola Blue Records: A Heart Full Of Blues. What do you learn about yourself from the Blues people? How has the music ...
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Near the midpoint of her second set at the Jazz Standard on Wednesday night, Jazzmeia Horn dove into a sharp new original, “When I Say.” Snapping her fingers ...
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Jazz interview with jazz clarinetist, singer and composer Angel Bat Dawid. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what ...
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Interview with Cheyenne James – unmatched passion for music with natural talent. What do you learn about yourself from the Blues people and culture? What does the blues ...
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This is an absolutely delightful album from Fleur Stevenson, and for the cynics who question if we really need another recording of some of these wonderful songs from ...
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And by “other gifts,” we mean an irresistible groove from Avishai Cohen; a mysterious swirl by Ben LaMar Gay and JayVe Montgomery; and a choice morsel of Andy ...
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The Israeli-born saxophonist and clarinet virtuoso has become a prominent figure on the New York scene since arriving from Tel Aviv in 1999. With Triple Helix, her ninth ...
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Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, Feyza Eren, returned to her hometown of St. Louis from Istanbul, in 2011, after spending 15 years singing jazz with Turkey’s finest musicians. In ...
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Chiemi Nakai displays her remarkable piano chops with the heavy left hand tumbao while still managing to be delicately eloquent. Even when she is at her most percussive ...
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Jazz interview with jazz keyboardist and composer Keiko Matsui. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Lena Bloch. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Someone tell Alac Sinner he can come back. He can resume his role as a private investigator, walk on the sidewalks of New York City, take the beatings ...
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If you can increase sales with an attractive record cover, Cindy Bradley has done everything for it. The Little Things (2019) is her sixth album after Just A ...
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Interview with singer/songwriter Kelly Zirbes – West Coast Soul with a Texas Heart, speaks to the audience about her feelings. What characterize your music philosophy, sound and songbook? ...
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