September 24, 2021
Woman in Jazz & Blues

Woman in Jazz & Blues

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Over the course of a distinguished career spanning nearly 30 albums, multi-GRAMMY-winning pianist/singer/composer Eliane Elias’ distinctive musical style has emerged as one of the most unique and immediately ...
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Pianist/composer and 2021 Guggenheim Fellow Helen Sung celebrates the work of influential women composers on her latest album Quartet+, crafting new arrangements of tunes by Geri Allen, Carla ...
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Jazz interview with jazz contrabassist Takayuki Murata. 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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As America and other countries re-emerge from the limitations of 2020, Lisa Hilton and her trio with Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis, enthusiastically embrace the moment with a ...
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These time-honored songs, lovingly curated, arranged, and performed by pianist/vocalist Patricia Barber and her band, are at last seeing the light of day when the world needs them ...
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Nnenna Freelon’s first deep encounter with grief happened in July 2019.  It was the year that the multi-Grammy nominated jazz singer’s husband of 40 years, world-renowned architect Phil Freelon, died ...
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Interview with acoustic blues slide guitarist Donna Herula, passion for Deep South and Chicago blues improvisation. How has the Blues and Roots music influenced your views of the ...
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For a relatively recent convert to improvised music, New York–based pianist Helen Sung has a notable zeal for paying tribute to the jazz giants who informed her art. ...
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The Yorkshire-born trumpeter, producer, singer, bandleader, DJ and more is a crossover star in the making. In the ever-bright constellation of UK jazz players, Emma-Jean Thackray is a supernova. ...
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Interview with singer/songwriter and blues activist, Debbie Bond – inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. How has the Blues music (and blues people) influenced your views ...
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This week’s streaming highlights feature Julian Lage in conversation with Don Was, the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic gala, the kickoff of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Ramsey ...
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A year ago, Gloria Galante was stuck at home, and, like many, feeling powerless in the face of a pandemic-induced quarantine and growing anger as the details surrounding ...
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Jazz interview with jazz contrabassist Brandi Disterheft. 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 vibraphonist Chien Chien Lu. 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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As quiet as it is kept, vocalist/composer Meredith d’Ambrosio has become one of jazz music’s most highly regarded storytellers and performers. Her artful approach to musical interpretation has ...
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Interview with female blues artist Cathy Grier, plays a fundamental blues style, channeling the great artists of the past. How has the Blues music and activism influenced your ...
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As an art form, jazz has been notoriously slow to include women instrumentalists, but Tia Fuller — jazz saxophonist, composer and professor at Berklee College of Music — ...
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Jazz doesn’t have to sound elitist, snobbish or deadly serious. Many of the greats of this popular music shifted aesthetic boundaries and mucked up. Stephanie Lottermoser from the ...
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The new website of the bassist Esperanza Spalding is called songwriting pharmacy laboratory (songwrightsapothecarylab.com). There she offers the first three songs of her new project like therapy lessons. ...
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A good piece of rocking jazz, miles away from an academic approach but with a good shot of euphoric guitar and down-to-earth energy instead. Here the band “Tini ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trombonist and arranger Mariel Bildsten. 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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The 2021 NEA Jazz Masters cover a dizzying range of style between them, and more than 200 years of working experience. Below, find tributes in the form of one track ...
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Interview with Bay Area blues singer supreme, Tia Carroll – from the heart with passion, emotion, and warmth. Tia’s new album YOU GOTTA HAVE IT! is her first ...
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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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