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  • Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled, Grassroots Visionary

    Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled,...

    Bassist, composer, bandleader, sideman, producer, record label owner, festival head... These are some of the many hats Michael League has acquired since embarking on his musical odyssey at...

  • Celebrating the 2018 Super Fans

    Celebrating the 2018 Super Fans

    You've seen them around. They're at all the gigs, their attention focused deeply on the bandstand, as much a part of their local jazz scenes as the musicians and venues. They know and love the music...

  • Big in Japan, Part 2: Osaka & the Eri Yamamoto Connection

    Big in Japan, Part 2: Osaka & the Eri Yamamoto...

    In Part 1 of Big in Japan we looked at the early history of jazz music in that country -a history that dates back to the same time frame as the Jazz Age in the United States. The influence of American dance music was...

  • Pete McCann: Mild-Mannered Superhero Guitarist

    Pete McCann: Mild-Mannered Superhero Guitarist

    A mainstay of the New York scene, guitarist Pete McCann released his sixth recording as a leader Pay For It On The Other Side. He is also an in demand sideman working in everything from duos to big bands, and...

  • Kris Funn: Bass Player, Story Teller

    Kris Funn: Bass Player, Story Teller

    Kris Funn didn't start out on bass but, coming from a musical family, there was little chance he wouldn't at least test the water and see what music was all about....

Best of 2018 | Reviews

Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.

The Forest from Above

Fourth Page
The Forest from...

Imaginary Band

Lynn Cassiers...
Imaginary Band


Eden Bareket Trio

An Ayler Xmas Volume 2

Mars Williams
An Ayler Xmas...

I Always Knew

Jay Thomas with the...
I Always Knew

It's Alright To Dream featuring JD Allen

Jacob Duncan
It's Alright To...

Volume One

Kelly Green
Volume One

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Mark Elf
Mark Elf

Mark Elf has been on the Jazz scene for over 35 years. He was born in Queens, New York in 1949 and started playing the Guitar at the age of 11. He has played and or recorded with the Jazz Giants: Dizzy... read more

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