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Summer City

Read "Summer City" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This Summer in the City broadcast includes new releases from bassist Marlene Rosenberg, vocalists Greta Matassa and Rosana Ekert, the Akiko/Hamilton/Dechter Trio and the Wayne Wallace Jazz Quartet, with birthday shout outs to Dave Grusin, vocalists Madeline Eastman, Tierney Sutton, Lena Horne and harpist Brandee Younger, among others.

Playlist Jennifer Wharton “The Year of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Turn The Hose on Me Boys, I'm Burnin' Up Again

Read "Turn The Hose on Me Boys, I'm Burnin' Up Again" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This week the playlist includes new releases from vocalists Rebecca Dumaine, Chanda Rule, Amanda Ekery, harpist Brandee Younger, the Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra, clarinetist Anat Cohen and The Hot Sardines, with birthday shout outs to guitarist Memphis Minnie, trumpeter Valaida Snow, vocalists Dakota Staton, Boz Scaggs, saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, and pianists Hazel Scott and Mala Waldron, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra: Along for the Ride

Read "Along for the Ride" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On the third album as leader of his superlative New York-based Jazz Orchestra, trombonist Pete McGuinness proves again that he is one of the more astute and resourceful composer / arrangers on the scene today. From “Put on a Happy Face" through “One for the Maestro," McGuinness' impressive charts are decorous models of warmth and perception. ...

NEWS: EVENT

New York-based Vocalese Quartet The Royal Bopsters Play Pizza Express, London, July 3

New York-based Vocalese Quartet The Royal Bopsters Play Pizza Express, London, July 3

Check out this fabulous, ever-so-hip, New York-based jazz vocalese quartet as they kick off their summer 2017 European tour with a first-time appearance in London! The Royal Bopsters play PizzaExpress Jazz Club (10 Dean Street, Soho) on July 3 at 8:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00, and tickets are £20. For tickets, visit pizzaexpresslive.com. Comprising four of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Danny Bacher's "Swing That Music" All-Stars at the Metropolitan Room on August 25!

Danny Bacher's "Swing That Music" All-Stars at the Metropolitan Room on August 25!

Danny Bacher and his Swing That Music All-Stars are back by popular demand at Manhattan's Metropolitan Room with special guest vocalist Charenee Wade on August 25! Make your reservations now! Metropolitan Room
34 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-206-0440
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
7:00-8:15PM Danny ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Danny Bacher All-Star Band Returns To The Metropolitan Room On August 4 & 25 - Celebrating Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima & Louis Jordan!

Danny Bacher All-Star Band Returns To The Metropolitan Room On August 4 & 25 - Celebrating Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima & Louis Jordan!

Danny Bacher returns to the Metropolitan Room on August 4 & 25 with his All-Star Band Celebrating Upcoming Debut CD Swing That Music! Danny Bacher Sings and Plays Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan" Advance EP features: Warren Vache, Bill Goodwin, Ray Drummond, Howard Alden, Houston Person and Cyrille Aimée Danny Bacher and his All-Star Band are back ...

Danny Bacher at the Metropolitan Room on June 16, 25, 26, 28

Danny Bacher at the Metropolitan Room on June 16, 25, 26, 28

Upcoming Debut CD Swing That Music! Advance EP features: Warren Vache, Bill Goodwin, Ray Drummond, Howard Alden, Houston Person & Cyrille Aimee! Danny Bacher - vocals, soprano sax
Jason Teborek - piano
Dean Johnson - bass
Tim Horner - drums
Warren Vache - cornet
Jay Rodriguez - tenor sax ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band: Certain Relationships

Read "Certain Relationships" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Drummer Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band continues to spread sunshine and happiness on Certain Relationships, an album recorded in three sessions spanning the half-dozen years between 2005-2011. Of the fifteen selections, nine are vocals --by Pete McGuinness, Hilary Gardner, Andrea Wolper, Mary Foster Conklin or Dominique Eade. In Lillard's optimistic eyes, even the blues are gladsome ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Grammy Winners 2015 - Jazz

Grammy Winners 2015 - Jazz

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo The Eye Of The Hurricane
Kenny Barron, soloist
Track from: Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio (Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio)
Label: Whaling City Sound Fingerprints
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Trilogy (Chick Corea Trio)
Label: Concord Jazz You & The Night & ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

David Hazeltine and Mike Kaplan: Two Perspectives On Cedar Walton

Read "David Hazeltine and Mike Kaplan: Two Perspectives On Cedar Walton" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Years ago, I often went to a club in which a guest soloist was coupled with the house rhythm section. At one point in nearly every opening set, in an effort to find some common ground, the leader called Cedar Walton's “Bolivia." Sitting and waiting in anticipation for the theme to be played became an important ...