Jazz discovery starts here
With the recent opening of Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club, just north of Boston in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, there is an excitement and anticipation to fill pent-up demand for both performers and audiences.By Doug Hall
The first time I met Idris Ackamoor was inside of Centro Stabile di Cultura on a Sunday afternoon in November 2018. The organizers at this historical venue in San Vito di Leguzzano, a small village half hour from Vicenza surrounded by...By Gioele Pagliaccia
In this episode of Chats With Cats, I caught up with Marcus Goldhaber who lives in a place with a very storied jazz history, the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. To pin Marcus down to one job title is impossible because he does so many things.By B.D. Lenz
It was 2012 when pianist Joe Alterman was preparing to play at the famed Blue Note jazz club in lower Manhattan, not far from where he went to college, earning bachelor's and master's degrees in music. Alterman was checking the sound. The club was basically empty. An older man came in...By R.J. DeLuke
Hastily and heroically assembled, the 64th annual Monterey Jazz Festival took over the Monterey County Fairgrounds, with an added, unusual emotional power.By Josef Woodard
Written and arranged by Gordon Goodwin, "The Reset" reflects on some of the changes felt during the world’s collective experience of dealing with Covid-19. A departure from most of their other material, there is less emphasis on melody and structure with more free association, compositionally speaking.