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An Evening with Pat Metheny at The Barre Opera House

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Pat Metheny Barre Opera House Barre, Vermont January 14, 2017 Pat Metheny doesn't dabble. If he's proven anything over the course of a multiple Grammy Award-winning solo career, it's that he sees each of his eclectic projects through to its logical conclusion. So it is then that his appearance at the Barre Opera House in Vermont on January 14 was just the latest stop on a tour that has been in progress largely without interruption ...

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Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman and lots more at SFJAZZ Center gala

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2017 Gala Celebrating Zakir Hussain SFJAZZ Center jny: San Francisco January 18, 2017 When SFJAZZ decides to throw a party, it does not fool around. For evidence, you had to look no farther than the presenter's 2017 gala, celebrating both the 5th anniversary of the organization's impeccable new home smack in the middle of city's cultural district and a lifetime of pioneering work by master percussionist Zakir Hussain, the latest ...

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Houston Person at Kiawah Island, South Carolina

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Houston Person Quartet Turtle Point Club House Kiawah Island Concert Series Kiawah Island January 8, 2017 No rough edges, no experimentation, music just as smooth as chocolate pudding. A perfectly molded musical travelogue down memory lane. Not a formula for a grand performance, but somehow tenor saxophonist Houston Person makes it work, time after time. Person is a throwback to the simpler and easier times of the 1940's. The songs familiar, the ...

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Buenos Aires Jazz Festival 2016

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Buenos Aires International Jazz FestivalBuenos Aires, Argentina November 23-28, 2016 The Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival is slowly but steadily becoming one of the elite events of its kind. The recently-concluded 16th edition of the annual series of concerts, clinics and films was more stylistically-expansive than in past years. The six day run of daily presentations in venues ranging from concert halls to neighborhood cultural centers and jazz clubs provided opportunities--many without charge--to experience everything from ...

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Jazztopad 2016, Part 1

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National Forum of Music Jazztopad 2016 Wroclaw November 22-24, 2016 Wroclaw was this year's European Capital of Culture, sharing that title with Donostia/San Sebastian, a landmark of importance. But it isn't the only distinctive 'C' connected with the annual Jazztopad festival organized by the National Forum of Music, the representative center of musical culture in Poland. High-ranking commissions, international collaborations and sharp artistic choices form the other important C's (for the C's see also my ...

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Penang Island Jazz Festival 2016

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12 + 1 Penang Island Jazz Festival Bayview Beach Resort/Various Venues jny: Penang, Malaysia December 1-4, 2016 A tongue-in-cheek marketing ploy, or fear of inviting disaster? The Malaysians are doubtless no more or no less suspicious than folk in most places, but the organizers of the 12th + 1 Penang Island Jazz Festival, as it was officially billed, perhaps weren't taking any chances. Although the monsoon season in Western Malaysia isn't too severe, a late ...

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Live From Old York: Laura Jurd, Annie Whitehead, Brooks Williams & Koshka

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Laura Jurd's Dinosaur National Centre For Early Music November 11, 2016 Dinosaur are one of the UK's fastest rising new bands, although their recent re-naming hides a few years of history as the Laura Jurd Quartet. The London foursome still look even younger than their actual ages, thus qualifying as fully fresh-faced. Trumpeter Jurd's music (for she is the sole composer) is considerably older in its countenance, with much of its vocabulary reaching back ...

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Lloyd Gregory And Tony Lindsay at Biscuits & Blues

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Lloyd Gregory And Tony Lindsay Biscuits & Blues San Francisco, CA December 11, 2016 Accomplished jazz guitarist Lloyd Gregory (Stanley Clarke, Tower of Power) and vibrant vocalist Tony Lindsay (Santana, Spangalang) helped to warm up San Francisco's Union Square for the Christmas season at the fabled Biscuits & Blues on Mason Street. Gregory's enterprising band consisted of keyboardist Glenn Pearson, bassist Joe Thomas, tenor saxophonist Robert Stewart, drummer Richie Aguan and percussionist James Henry.

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Mary Ellen Desmond: Comfort and Joy Concert 2016

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Mary Ellend Desmond Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany Comfort and Joy Philadelphia, PA December 11. 2016 Mary Ellen Desmond is one of the most highly regarded Philadelphia-based vocalists, and for the last thirteen years she has provided the inspiration and fronted a top of the line quartet for the annual Comfort and Joy holiday concert at the Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany. This reviewer, no particular fan of holiday ...


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