January 22, 2020
Woman in Jazz & Blues

Woman in Jazz & Blues

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For a lot of jazz fans, the interest in this album will lie more with the side players than the leader, and fair enough. Tim Ray is a ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz vocalist Stephanie Sellars. 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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Interview with Blues/Roots musician and writer, Katy Hobgood Ray: The softer side to the music that comes up from the Delta. How has the Southern Roots music influenced ...
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Classic jazz standards and one original song in a vintage style with a modern twist. Includes two duets with Tony Middleton, lead singer of The Willows (1950s) and ...
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Posi-Tone debuts their latest musical collective under the apt title of Works For Me. This carefully curated presentation by Producer Marc Free focuses on combining the individual talents ...
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It’s time to start making your plans. After all, the Winter Jazzfest is right around the corner — and its wild profusion of sounds and scenes can feel totally ...
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The 62nd annual Grammy Awards take place on Sunday, Jan. 26 — and Melissa Aldana will be there, as a nominee in the category of Best Improvised Jazz Solo. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Pureum Jin. 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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A striking album of new music from pianist/composer Carla Bley, whose trio with Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow is now in its 25th year. Individual associations among the ...
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On Nov. 6, Newark’s jazz public radio station, WBGO, marked a milestone by throwing itself a 40th anniversary party. The Champions of Jazz gala was held in Manhattan, ...
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Today it’s Christmas around the world, the day on which I traditionally feature the Julie London holiday album that never was. As JBN readers know, London is one ...
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Interview with Oregon-based singer/songwriter Rae Gordon: serves up a potent stew of gritty blues and heartfelt soul – soaring vocals with searing guitar counterpoint, high-energy horns and a ...
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Interview with Grammy nominated artist Janiva Magness: new album “Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty” is at the nexus of re-invention and tradition. “We are ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer and songwriter Kim Nazarian of New York Voices. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re ...
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At 100 years of age, Canadian jazz icon Eleanor Collins has one mantra — just take it one day at a time.  “That’s the thing that my mother ...
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Patricia Nicholson is an artist and the founder and director of the free jazz organization Arts for Art (AFA). In 2016, I was interning at Arts for Art ...
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Thought provoking. Conscience awakening. A call to action. Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science’s new album, Waiting Game (Motéma), is a direct response to the current sociopolitical climate ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist, composer and arranger Chiemi Nakai. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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Interview with Canadian energic vocalist Angel Forrest: stays true to her country and blues roots. How has the Blues and Rock counterculture influenced your views of the world ...
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Viktorija Gečytė started singing early in life. Although she didn’t come from a musical family, she has always been drawn to music; she would often hitchhike to music ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Sidsel Storm. 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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DeNiro, Pesci, Keitel, Pacino. Old home week for the Mob in Martin Scorsese’s much awaited and acclaimed The Irishman, which had its debut at the NY Film Festival last ...
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Eliane Elias ascends to a new echelon of artistic expression with the August 30, 2019 release of Love Stories on Concord Jazz. A multi-hyphenate musician whose recent releases Made in Brazil (2015), Dance of ...
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Holy Week 1-3. November 2019 was the world-class blues in Frederikshavn. Arena Nord was the venue for Denmark’s biggest blues festival, Blues Heaven. The concerts took place on ...
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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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