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Radio & Podcasts

Richie Cole & Danilo Pérez

Read "Richie Cole & Danilo Pérez" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We celebrate our 750th Episode of Neon Jazz with master pianist & humanitarian Danilo Perez. Following that, we hear from his mentor Dizzy Gillespie. As the show moves one, we listen to some great new music from jazz veterans in Jorge Garcia, Mark Buselli with the Ball State University Jazz Band, Brent Laidler and Kevin G Davy. President Bill Clinton concludes this special hour with a live track recorded back in 1994 in Prague. Thanks for the continued support and ...

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Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2017: July 3-4

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada July 3-4, 2017 July 3-4 | July 5-6 | July 7-8 It is a pleasure to be back in Montreal for what many have called “the best jazz festival in the world" (saxophonist Joshua Redman said so last night on stage). One of the nicest things about hearing such a concentrated group of concerts is the possibility of the unexpected. Artists you know may ...

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Live Review

Panama Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Panama Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by Mark Holston


Panama Jazz Festival Ciudad del Saber, Republic of Panama January 10-14, 2017 In terms of the number of marquee musicians it features over the course of five days, the annual Panama Jazz Festival is far from being in the big leagues of similar events in Latin American. That, however, only tells part of the story. Where the PJF stands head-and-shoulders above most music festivals is in terms of the emphasis it places on education, offering dozens ...

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Live Review

Lizz Wright and Danilo Perez Jazz 100 at the Merriam Theater

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Lizz Wright, Vocalist; Danilo Perez, Pianist and Music Director Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Ella, Mongo & Monk Merriam Theater Kimmel Center Presents Philadelphia, PA September 30, 2016 This well conceived theme-based jazz show anticipated the 100th birthdays and celebrated the music of four jazz icons all coincidentally born in 1917: Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Mongo Santamaria and Thelonious Monk. Philadelphia welcomed back pianist Danilo Perez, who for several years curated ...

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Live Review

European Jazz Conference 2016

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European Jazz Conference 2016 National Forum of Music jny: Wroclaw, Poland September 22-25, 2016 We have two ears and only one mouth so perhaps we should listen more than we speak. This old maxim is often credited to Hellenistic philosopher Zeno of Citrium, though who's to say he didn't pinch it after being admonished by a fellow Stoic for not listening enough himself? We'll never know. What we do know, ...

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Year in Review

Doug Collette's Best of 2015

Read "Doug Collette's Best of 2015" reviewed by Doug Collette


It didn't take much thought to compose this list, perhaps because the inclusions run the gamut from finely-produced studio sessions to equally inspired live recordings (and much in between). And more so than in recent years, the playability of all these albums will surely equal their durability as time marches on, which is not necessarily a direct reflection of the intensity of hearing them (though they appear to be in descending order of same). Brad Mehldau

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Live Review

Children Of The Light Trio at Blue Note

Read "Children Of The Light Trio at Blue Note" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Children Of The Light Trio Blue Note Jazz Festival New York, NY June 18, 2014 Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade: Who are three musicians capable of improving and altering the course of any musical situation which they may encounter? That Jeopardy-style answer could certainly accompany the very mention of those three names. Another one could go something like this: Who are the three brilliant musical instigators-turned-responders that work together ...


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