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  • Julian Priester: Reflections in Positivity

    Julian Priester: Reflections in Positivity

    My task for the day was to interview legendary trombonist/composer, and jazz icon, Julian Priester. We had met a few times over my 35 years of frequenting the jazz scene in Seattle, coinciding with...

  • BAN BAM: Talking Music

    BAN BAM: Talking Music

    Regular goers to jazz/improvised music gigs and festivals might have clocked the fact that those on stage tend to be predominantly male--a mirror, more often than not, of the make-up of the audience...

  • 36th International Tampere Jazz Happening

    36th International Tampere Jazz Happening

    They were the winner of this year's Europe Jazz Network (EJN) Award for Adventurous Programming. Receiving the award at April's jazzahead! conference in Bremen, Tampere Jazz Happening and Artistic Director...

  • "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Frank Loesser

    "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Frank Loesser

    A host of seasonal songs may be categorized correctly as standards, and this well-known piece is no exception. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is particularly noteworthy in that, in North America...

  • Meeting of the Spirits: John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring at the Michigan Theater

    Meeting of the Spirits: John McLaughlin & Jimmy...

    When it comes to virtuosi, guitarist John McLaughlin ranks high in the jazz fusion world. Having the early fortune to connect with legendary drummer Tony Williams upon arriving in New York from his native...


Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.

Music in the Room

Daniel Rosenthal
Music in the Room

Of Light and Shadows

Hristo Vitchev
Of Light and Shadows

Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven

Peter Parcek
Everybody Wants to...

The Chicago Blues Box 2

Jimmy Dawkins
The Chicago Blues...

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Interviews, columns, concert reviews, and more.


Timely announcements from the industry.

Musician of the Day

Celebrating jazz birthdays every day.
Diane Schuur
Diane Schuur

Diane Schuur, who has often been on the periphery of jazz, has the potential to be an important jazz singer although she still includes a large dose of pop tunes in her repertoire. Early in her career... read more

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