October 21, 2021
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A visit with the two radio hosts who have kept the Sinatra community alive. This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of “The Voice of Frank Sinatra,” the first ...
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At the age of 92 and still going strong, singer-songwriter Sheila Jordan has been one of the most revered and utterly unique voices in jazz for decades. Beginning ...
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Jazz interview with composer and vocalist Carmen Lundy. 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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Over the last decade, Gregory Porter has led one of the most active groups on the international jazz and soul touring circuit — routinely bringing his brand of probing and soulful ...
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This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of “The Voice of Frank Sinatra,” the first recorded album by the Italian-American singer from Hoboken. Through all that time, and through ...
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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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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and vocalist Marcus Joseph. 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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Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force, “Lover, Come Back to Me” When we last caught up with Jazzmeia Horn, she was stretching her wings with a new book and an ...
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Aaron Myers, who grew up outside Corsicana, addresses Black life in America on his latest effort, ‘The Pride Album.’ When Aaron Myers was growing up in Goodlow, Texas, ...
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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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The American Bill Ramsey was a jazz singer, but in Germany and especially Hesse he became a pop star. Only later, as a radio presenter, did he indulge ...
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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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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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The family of legendary singer Tony Bennett — a staple presence who introduced generations to the American songbook and pop standards — says he has Alzheimer’s disease. The ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Mon David. 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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VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
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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Miguel Zenón and Luis Perdomo, “La Vida Es Un Sueño” Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón and pianist Luis Perdomo share a deep history of collaboration — going back to ...
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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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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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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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Fresh from winning his first Ivor Novello award for writing the year’s best song, the multi platinum-selling musician and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Cullum announces his first festive collection The ...
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Interview with blues singer Joseph “Mojo” Morganfield – Muddy Waters‘ youngest son is a rising star on the Chicago blues scene. How has the Blues music influenced your ...
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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 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 master extraordinaire George Benson took to a small stage at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London and recorded the amazing performance and has released it so his ...
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Grammy Award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling invites you to join him for Cocktail Hour, his Virtual Concert Tour. Kurt Elling takes to the stage of Chicago’s iconic Green Mill ...
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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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With his sixth album, Gregory Porter delivers once more a perfect dose of jazz, soul, rhythm’n’blues, pop and gospel. In addition to being gifted with a voice of ...
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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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Interview with Gregg Martinez: A rhythm and blues singer and purveyor of the south Louisiana genre called Swamp Pop. How has the NOLA music and heritage influenced your ...
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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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Freddy Cole, whose debonair yet unassuming vocal style lighted his way through a distinguished jazz career, in and out of the shadow of his older brother Nat “King” ...
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Interview with Canada-based pianist/singer Michael Kaeshammer: Boogie On The Blues Highway How has the Blues and Jazz Counterculture influenced your views of the world and the journeys you’ve ...
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Jazz interview with jazz composer, arranger, guitarist, vocalist Joel Harrison. 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 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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Jazz interview with jazz pianist, keyboardist and vocalist Grégory Privat. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Carole Nelson. 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 Denise Leslie. 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 drummer, percussionist and vocalist Ferenc Nemeth. 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 pianist and vocalist Lilli Lewis. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist, arranger, composer, professor, producer Tish Oney. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s ...
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Interview with Canadian vocalist Sass Jordan: a pioneer of powerful, gritty female-fronted rock and blues performer released her album “Rebel Moon Blues”. How has the Blues and Rock ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist Rebecca Kilgore. 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 singer-songwriter, slide guitarist Jim Roberts – his new album “A Month of Sundays” takes us once more down the Blues-Rock-Americana highway from Detroit City south to ...
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“There’s a mystery,” Kurt Elling sings softly. “An enigma.” Then, gathering momentum: “There’s a memory oh so slight.” His words come near the opening of “A Certain Continuum,” ...
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Gregory Porter intended the title of his new album, ALL RISE, to resonate on multiple levels. “We hear that phrase when presidents or judges come into the room,” he ...
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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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With ‘Houben and Son’, Steve and Greg Houben lift the lid on their family craft and blow together for the first time. A jazz record that is also ...
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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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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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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist John Allee. 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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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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Five albums recorded in the late 1950s capture the skill and the frailty of an acclaimed jazz trumpeter on the brink of disaster. Chet Baker had two careers. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist Giorgio Pinardi. 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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Jazz interview with jazz Canadian singer and songwriter Marc Jordan. 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 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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