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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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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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Vinyl records have been making a comeback for some time. Back in the early 1990s, HMV took the decision to stop selling vinyl completely and sold off all ...
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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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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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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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Artists from five continents make up this week’s playlist. Monty Alexander, “Nutty” Monty Alexander was in his teens, working as a sideman at Federal Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, ...
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Bob Wilber, a saxophonist, clarinetist and bandleader who spearheaded a traditional jazz revival in the face of a postwar modernist boom, and kept the faith well into a ...
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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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NYJO announces the most exciting development in its 54-year history: the NYJO Jazz Exchange, a two-year national project encouraging young professional musicians to take charge of their artistic ...
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Led by nyckelharpa virtuoso Marco Ambrosini, Ensemble Supersonus applies its unique instrumental blend, capped by the otherworldly overtone singing of Anna-Maria Hefele, to very wide-ranging repertoire. Building bridges ...
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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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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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The King Louie Organ Trio, featuring Renato Caranto, sax; Edwin Coleman III, drums; and Louis on organ, has been playing together for years, both as an instrumental unit ...
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For a while during his captivity, jazz kept Eric Vogel, a Jewish Czech trumpeter, useful to the Nazis—and therefore alive. In 1961, sixteen years after Eric Vogel leaped ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Jon Eberson. 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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The work of jazz pianist Jamie Saft is experimental and sounded powerful. With Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte the New Yorker also plays in Germany. Whether jazz, dubreggae ...
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Stephan Micus is a key reference in the world music scene. His thematic albums allow us to discover new places and sounds and White Night, the 23rd solo ...
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On cold mornings, Les Goodson shows up early outside the University Club, on a wealthy stretch of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and races two panhandlers he has nicknamed ...
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Jazz interview with jazz contrabassist and composer Giorgi Kiknadze. 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 guitarist John Hart. 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 pianist​ and composer​​ Diane Moser. 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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“It is less about music being scientific and more about the universe being musical.” “All truth is comprised in music and mathematics,” Margaret Fuller wrote as she was spearheading the ...
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Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington, two of the biggest names in jazz, will join forces for a North American co-headlining tour this summer. Their initial slew of dates, ...
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The National Endowment for the Arts inducts its 2019 Jazz Masters on April 15. Maria Schneider Orchestra, “Journey Home” The youngest woman ever to be inducted as an ...
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The New Jersey Jazz Society holds its 50th annual Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp concert on Sunday, April 7. The Pee Wee Jubilee runs from noon to 5pm ...
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This album Standards Rican-ditioned by Ray Barretto has a very special – albeit tragic – place in the history and in the everlasting library of Latin-Jazz. Not only was it ...
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Jazz musicians in continental Europe who emerged in the 1940s held a special distinction. They survived World War II in countries occupied by the Germans. Jazz was used ...
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Some were deeply influenced by modern classical orchestral music. Others such as Johnny Mandel, Manny Albam, Johnny Pate and Oliver Nelson were swayed by the drama and incidental ...
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Interview with Andy B. AKA Andy Bernstein- has been the primary singer-songwriter for roots rockers The VooDUDES since 1990. How has the American Roots music influenced your views ...
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Echoes of Bucharest – a reflection of the present, a fragrance of the past and a glance into the future of a city with a rich multicultural legacy. ...
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In 2005, even as the flood waters that rose in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina subsumed his home along with countless others, Allen Toussaint was reluctant to leave ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist, composer and producer Brendan Rothwell. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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Few drummers make me smile more than Jo Jones. Jones began jazz drumming professionally in the 1920s and first recorded in 1931 with Hunter’s Serenades. Jones is probably ...
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It was an invitation to sing with a local jazz trio that got her hooked. While studying classical piano at the Janacek Conservatory in the Czech Republic, Emma ...
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Jazz and politics go way back. One can argue that Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings in the 1920s were political since they were a daring ...
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The track will appear on Evans in England, a previously unreleased 1969 live recording out Apr. 13 on Resonance. JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of “Our ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Olivier Collette. 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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George Benson has confirmed that his 45th studio album will be titled ‘Walking to New Orleans’ and will be a tribute to the pioneering rock’n’roll sound of Fats ...
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Stevie Wonder will headline London’s British Summertime Festival, for the second time in 3 years. He’s appearing at the event in Hyde Park on Saturday 6th July with ...
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Last week, we posted on top Japanese big bands that accompanied touring American singers in the early 1960s as well as a couple of top ones performing today. ...
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Along with saxophonist Michaël Attias and trombonist Joe Fiedler. Joel Ross and Good Vibes, “Ill Relations” Ask any clubgoing New Yorker to name the most exciting young jazz ...
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Jazz interview with jazz drummer and composer Marton Juhasz. 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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25.11. – Happy Birthday !!! Nat Adderley may have spent a significant part of his career in the shadow of his better known older brother, the alto saxophonist ...
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07.09. – Happy Birthday!!! One of the last in a generation of jazz greats, Sonny Rollins once thought music could change the world. His optimism about humanity has ...
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04.09 – Happy Birthday !!! Bassist Lars Danielsson is reknown and admired in the International Jazz world for his lyrical but groovy playing. Not least his capability to ...
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One of the great blues singers of the post-World War II period, Jimmy Witherspoon was also versatile enough to fit comfortably into the jazz world. Witherspoon was born on August 8, 1920, ...
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