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One of the highlights of Belfast's music calendar, Brilliant Corners' eleventh annual shindig served up thirteen concerts over nine days. As ever, the main venue was Black Box, where audiences were treated to the best of Irish, British, European and North American jazz and improvised music.By Ian Patterson | Live Review
So, we can start with a question? Name me another musician who played with both Ted Fio Rito and (maybe) Frank Zappa? Aside from Jimmy Zito. Time's up. No, it's not some kind of trick question. I doubt there was another. But wait a second, Jimmy Who? Even if you're a trumpet devotee...By Richard J Salvucci | History of Jazz
This interview is the first in a series to feature the Carlton-Macpherson-Pass-Valenti quartet from Australia: Jessica Carlton, Alana Macpherson, Kate Pass and Talya Valenti. They formed a quartet in 2021 with...By Jane Kozhevnikova | Interview
Of all the artists to emerge from the overbaked "UK jazz explosion" of recent years, Ezra Collective are arguably the greatest crossover success—based on Spotify stats and tour bookings, anyway. And while the juggernaut of early hype may have worn itself out...By Rob Garratt | Interview
The voice, tone, phrasing--in effect, the signature sound of the saxophone has distinguished a number of artists. The late Wayne Shorter, having just passed away at 89...By Doug Hall | Profile
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Inspired by the tragic wake of the recent gun violence in America's schools, here is Ann Hampton Callaway performing her original song called "Thoughts And Prayers" that addresses the epidemic of mass shootings and the urgent need for effective gun control legislation.
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