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Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2016

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Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington, Vermont
June 3-12, 2016

With thirty-two years of history, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is an avowed tradition, but those who oversee the wide variety of events that take place in Vermont's Queen City for the duration of its multiple nights regularly find a way to inject fresh ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Ferit Odman

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About Ferit Odman:
Ferit Odman is an on demand and busy jazz drummer based in jny: Istanbul. He started his music studies in Sweden as an AFS exchange student (1999), got a full scholarship to get his B.A. in Music at Istanbul Bilgi University (2001), attended the School For Improvisation workshops in NYC (2004), ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anne Mette Iversen's Double Life: So Many Roads

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Originaria della Danimarca, la contrabbassista e compositrice Anne Mette Iversen si è giovanissima trasferita a New York per favorire la propria formazione, per poi spostarsi a Berlino. Dopo aver lavorato a lungo con varie formazioni, in particolare con un suo quartetto, qui si cimenta in un contesto più sofisticato dal punto di vista compositivo e orchestrale. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Trumpeter/Composer John Raymond Takes a New Look At Jazz Tradition On "Foreign Territory"

Trumpeter/Composer John Raymond Takes a New Look At Jazz Tradition On "Foreign Territory"

Raymond's Second CD, out April 28 via Fresh Sound/New Talent, features pianist Dan Tepfer, bassist Joe Martin, and legendary drummer Billy Hart Inspiration doesn’t have to come from reshaping the ground beneath one’s feet; the creative spark can also be ignited by exploring well-trod terrain with fresh eyes. On his sophomore CD, Brooklyn-based trumpeter/composer John Raymond ventures ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Somi: The Lagos Music Salon

Read "The Lagos Music Salon" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

L'attuale rinascita del soul, nella nuova connessione tra radici storiche, jazz, hip-hop e Africa non è solo europea (inglese e francese, soprattutto). Evidenziata da giovani cantanti nere con precise radici africane, trova in Somi una figura di crescente rilevanza, destinata ad ampio successo.

33 anni, nata negli Stati Uniti da genitori provenienti da ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jeremy Begbie: What can Jazz teach us about being a Christian?

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Jazz has long conciliated a sonic language that speaks of the nubilous, mystifying aspects of the human journey. Through jazz, we find the evocation of diverse emotions of the human spirit--depression, happiness, pain and love--sonically conjured through its dissonant chords and jagged rhythmic constructions. Indeed, the deepest and most hidden emotions are provoked and dealt with, ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary Celebrations Continue With Uncompromising Expression Book Release

Blue Note Records anniversary celebrations are still in full swing as we head into the Fall of our 75th year. In addition to new releases from Jason Moran, Otis Brown III, Ryan Adams, and Kandace Springs coming out this Autumn — as well as the continuation of our vinyl reissue series — the label will also ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Somi: The Lagos Music Salon

Read "The Lagos Music Salon" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

To most people, the junction of New York and Lagos, Nigeria may not seem like a natural place for an album to take shape. Somi, thankfully, thought otherwise. This worldly and well-traveled vocalist makes it seem like the most natural of meeting points on The Lagos Music Salon.

Somi's music has always been ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Otis Brown III + Revive Big Band at Central Park Summerstage

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Otis Brown III + Revive Big Band
Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary at Central Park Summerstage
August 3, 2014
New York, NY

On an evening dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records (now a subsidiary of Universal Music), drummer Otis Brown III began the proceedings by ...

Anne Mette Iversen's Double Life: So Many Roads

Read "Anne Mette Iversen's Double Life: So Many Roads" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Music making, like life itself, is all about balance. In both worlds, highs and lows, triumphs and tragedies, harmony and melody, chaos and order, the clinical and the emotional, the simple and complex, and so much more are constantly being balanced on the scales. Rarely are things in perfect equilibrium, yet so many people strive to ...