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2021 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

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We didn't think it would happen but after a year of Covid lockdowns live jazz returned to Saratoga Springs New York. Celebrating it's 44th anniversary over the June 26th weekend, the 2021 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center had a small but strong lineup with a wide range of music. Saturday's performances featured the Hot Club of Saratoga, pianist Joey Alexander, the amazing voice of Dianne Reeves, and Christian McBride with his quartet. Sunday's shows added ...

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Live Review

Salvant, Skonberg, Aldana And More At Kimmel Center

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Cecile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura and Jamison Ross Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Monterey Jazz Festival On TourPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania March 23, 2019 While some jazz festivals sponsor tours that highlight their more seasoned icons, Monterey was different in featuring recently matured millennial musicians at the center of newer but still mainstream developments in jazz. They performed as an ensemble specifically for this ...

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Album Review

Cecile McLorin Salvant: The Window

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Cécile McLorin Salvant has one of the most powerful voices in jazz. Which doesn't make her always easy to listen to. Sometimes she instills new meaning to an old lyric, other times she tries too hard and goes over the top. Still, at least she tries. She comes from Miami, daughter of a Haitian father and a French mother. Aware of the power of her voice from an early age, she trained in classical music, but then ...

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Radio

Notable Songs by 21st Century Women

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In this episode of A Broad Spectrum we feature some gorgeous new releases and we give birthday shout outs to Louis Armstrong, Jeri Southern, Hank Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Josh Nelson, Tony Bennett, Connie Converse, Kat Edmonson, KJ Denhart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Aaron Weinstein, and Baby Jane Dexter among others, focusing on some notable songs written by 21st Century Women. Playlist Five Play “Struttin' With Some Barbeque" from Live at the Deer Head inn (Deer Head Jazz) 00:00 Louis Armstrong “I'm ...

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In Pictures

Cecile McLorin Salvant at Blue Note in Milan

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Jazz Bastard

April 2018: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Binker and Moses, Yazz Ahmed.

Read "April 2018:  Cécile McLorin Salvant, Binker and Moses, Yazz Ahmed." reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Episode 137 looks at recordings by Sophie Milman, Rene Marie, Monica Zetterlund, and Cécile McLorin Salvant. We discuss the jazz content in each release, the vocal approach of each singer, and the elusive concept of sultriness. Female jazz singers are often packaged and sold as sex objects. Some are more comfortable expressing their sensual sides than others. Where do you draw the line between self-expression and exploitation? What to make of singers like Salvant, who question the paradigm of the ...

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Live Review

Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio at Dazzle

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Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio Dazzle Denver, CO November 10, 2017 Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio. Two acts for the price of one? Two different artists welded together for the sake of a concert? Hardly. Salvant has been performing with Diehl and his trio for some time, not only in concert, but in the recording studio as well. Friday night at Dazzle, they played as one cohesive unit; a ...


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