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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

New Orleans on parade - and other surprises

New Orleans on parade - and other surprises

Singer Lisa Kelly and trumpeter JB Scott had a few surprises up their sleeves for their return performance at the Charlotte County Jazz Society on Monday, February 13. The Jacksonville-based musicians spent about one-third of their two-hour concert digging deep into music associated with New Orleans. They also.brought a larger band than anticipated and featured Scott ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jacksonville Jazz Festival Line-up

The City of Jacksonville is proud to announce an exciting lineup of performances for the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival scheduled for Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29. All festival performances and elements are free and open to the public unless otherwise listed. This year's festival will continue the tradition of jazz in Jacksonville with a variety ...

Resonance Big Band / Sammy Nestico-SWR Big Band / Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra / Alf Clausen Jazz Orchestra

Read "Resonance Big Band / Sammy Nestico-SWR Big Band / Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra / Alf Clausen Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Resonance Big Band
Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson
Resonance Records
2009

First things first: there will never be another Oscar Peterson. Period. Even so, there are others who come remarkably close to retracing his legendary footsteps. Fellow Canadian Oliver Jones is one, Romanian-born Marian Petrescu another. It is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lisa Kelly & the J.B. Scott 5-Tet: Memories of Tomorrow

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To paraphrase the claim once made by a well–known airline, Lisa Kelly loves to sing — and it shows. She’s clearly a Jazz singer too, altering melody, phrasing and tempo and scatting occasionally on Memories of Tomorrow to lend each song an invigorating new slant. Much as Kelly loves to sing, however, she graciously steps aside ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lisa Kelly: By Request

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For every Diana Krall, Cassandra Wilson or Dee Dee Bridgewater there are a hundred or more young women plugging away in relative obscurity, singing whenever and wherever the opportunity arises and hoping that sooner or later their talents will be more widely recognized and appreciated. In Chicago there's Hinda Hoffman, one of the best “unknown" Jazz ...