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VMP Announces Vinyl Experience Celebrating Quincy Jones

VMP Announces Vinyl Experience  Celebrating Quincy Jones

Source: All About Jazz

Vinyl Me, Please (VMP) today announces VMP Anthology: The Story of Quincy Jones to celebrate the music, film and TV producer, musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, performer and all-around living legend, Quincy Jones. This exclusive, limited-edition vinyl box set takes listeners on an immersive experience through Jones’ nearly seven decades long career working alongside the biggest names and hottest genres—from bebop to pop, rap to jazz, Miles Davis to Michael Jackson, Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra. VMP Anthology: The Story of ...

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All About Jazz Launches Spotify Playlist 'The Jazz Menagerie'

All About Jazz Launches Spotify Playlist 'The Jazz Menagerie'

Source: All About Jazz

All About Jazz readers can now enjoy music while perusing the website with Jazz Menagerie, our first official Spotify Playlist. Handpicked and expertly curated by musician and recording engineer Brian Eaton, the All About Jazz playlist presents a captivating mix of songs spanning the many styles and periods of jazz... from emerging artists to established stars to icons. Mr. Eaton brings his deep knowledge of jazz, his grasp of AAJ's musical purview, along with years of curating Spotify Playlists to ...

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Recording

Prolific Singer-Songwriter Paul Kelly Readies 22-Track 'Christmas Train' Collection For November 19 Via Gawd Aggie / Cooking Vinyl

Prolific Singer-Songwriter Paul Kelly Readies 22-Track 'Christmas Train' Collection For November 19 Via Gawd Aggie / Cooking Vinyl

Source: 1888 Media

As he gathered the material for his first Christmas album, Paul Kelly soon realized that a collection of 10 seasonal standards could never cover the richness he wanted to convey. He knew he wanted to make a record that drew out all the emotions and layers of the Christmas story, and in a way that reflected the holiday experience in the southern hemisphere, far removed from the snowy imagery of so many Christmas songs. The result is an extraordinary 22-song ...

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Performance / Tour

The Django Announces December Schedule Featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith Tributes, Holidays With Duchess, Orrin Evans, New Year's Eve With Houston Person, And More

The Django Announces December Schedule Featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith Tributes, Holidays With Duchess, Orrin Evans, New Year's Eve With Houston Person, And More

Source: AMT Public Relations

The Django, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, offers an impressive month of music with jazz legends and rising stars. Today’s leading artists gather on The Django stage to celebrate NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith in special back-to-back tribute concerts 12/9. Two leading pianists make their Django debut: Benito Gonzalez 12/3 followed by Orrin Evans 12/8 leading his new Brazilian project “Terreno Comun”. The holidays are in full swing with festive concerts by Charles Turner & Uptown Swing Dance 12/11, ...

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Award / Grant

G. Thomas Allen Is The Winner Of The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition as part of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival

G. Thomas Allen Is The Winner Of The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition as part of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival

Source: AMT Public Relations

At a star-studded, sold-out performance held yesterday afternoon on the NJPAC stage, G. Thomas Allen (Chicago, IL) was announced the winner of the 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. This marks the first time a male vocalist won the contest. Hosted by NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor and multi-Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride, “The SASSY Awards” featured performances by the competition’s five finalists as well as a special appearance by one of today’s top jazz vocalists, Dianne Reeves. The contenders took ...

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Recording

Confusion Project jazz trio releases it's 4th album entitled 'Last'

Confusion Project jazz trio releases it's 4th album entitled 'Last'

Source: All About Jazz

The fourth release by the charismatic Polish jazz trio, Confusion Project with Michal Ciesielski (piano), Piotr Gierszewski (bass guitar), Adam Golicki (drums) is another (after Primal) illustrative album. Just like their previous album, the main inspiration for the music is nature—although this time it's the concern about its state. The band chooses this topic to express a musical manifest—a plea to seriously address the problems we're facing as a civilization. The double meaning of the title of the album—Last—gives us ...

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Award / Grant

New England Conservatory Faculty Members, Alums Receive 2021 Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grants

New England Conservatory Faculty Members, Alums Receive 2021 Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grants

Source: Braithwaite & Katz Communications

New England Conservatory faculty members Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, Jason Moran and Nasheet Waits and alumni Jamie Branch and Felipe Salles have each been awarded 2021 Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grants of up to $40,000 from South Arts. These grants are part of Jazz Road’s largest investment in the field to date as part of a national initiative supporting jazz artists. Through Jazz Road Creative Residencies, 52 artists are receiving grants of up to $40,000 each, allowing them the opportunity to ...

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Book / Magazine

Ode to a Tenor Titan: The Life and Times and Music of Michael Brecker by Bill Milkowski

Ode to a Tenor Titan: The Life and Times and Music of Michael Brecker by Bill Milkowski

Source: All About Jazz

After John Coltrane, there was no more revered and profoundly influential saxophonist on the planet than Michael Brecker. For those coming of age in the 1970s, during that transitional decade when the boundaries between rock and jazz had begun to blur, Brecker stood as a transcendent figure. He was their Trane. Ode to a Tenor Titan follows Michael's story from growing up in jny: Philadelphia, finding his tenor sax voice during his brief stint at Indiana University, making his move ...


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