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NEWS: FESTIVAL

7th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival Taking Place June 8 & 15 In The Urban Meadow - Red Hook, Brooklyn

7th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival Taking Place June 8 & 15 In The Urban Meadow - Red Hook, Brooklyn

The 7th annual Red Hook Jazz Festival will take place once again in Brooklyn's Urban Meadow on two consecutive Sundays, June 8 and 15, 2014 from 1-6 PM. As part of its continuing grassroots tradition, the RHJF is a 100% volunteer-run event that receives no major corporate sponsorship beyond in-kind donations from local businesses, nor any major grants this year. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mara Rosenbloom, Darius Jones, Brian Drye: Brooklyn Artist Snapshot

Read "Mara Rosenbloom, Darius Jones, Brian Drye: Brooklyn Artist Snapshot" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

To even the casual observer, Brooklyn has incubated an extraordinary new generation of talented jazz artists. While the Borough is certainly renowned for a vibrant jazz community, and indeed has been since the mid-twentieth century, this latest cohort of artists is nevertheless worthy of a particular spotlight, not only for being a gathering of tremendous performers ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gerald Cleaver & Uncle June: Detroit Jazz Festival, September 2, 2012

Read "Gerald Cleaver & Uncle June: Detroit Jazz Festival, September 2, 2012" reviewed by Steve Bryant

Gerald Cleaver & Uncle June
Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit, MI
September 2, 2012

The 2012 Detroit Jazz Fest had one of the best lineups in years, especially for fans of the mainstream headliners. However, for those who like their music adventurous and intrepid, it wasn't that type of party. The one standout act, though, was ...

ARTICLE: OPINION

Occupy Jazz! Occupy Wall Street!

Read "Occupy Jazz! Occupy Wall Street!" reviewed by Ras Moshe

Things have got to change! That is the cry being heard in the five boroughs of New York City, across the United States and, increasingly, in European cities too.

All sorts of people from all sorts of social classes are at the protests--because the realization has dawned that eventually everyone will be impacted ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

October 5th thru 8th, the Tri-Centric Foundation presents a 4-day festival "Energies, Ideas, Intuitions: The Tri-Centric Music of Anthony Braxton" at Roulette's new venue

October 5th thru 8th, the Tri-Centric Foundation presents a 4-day festival "Energies, Ideas, Intuitions: The Tri-Centric Music of Anthony Braxton" at Roulette's new venue

This is the most comprehensive portrait of Anthony Braxton ever presented in the United States, with Braxton himself performing or conducting every night, leading a total of 60+ musicians. There will be world and U.S. premieres every evening. Prior to the event, we have released a FREE special sampler CD of Braxton's works, spanning over 3 decades, which includes an ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Dance, a Debut, and a Free Concert at Vision Festival 16

Dance, a Debut, and a Free Concert at Vision Festival 16

Vision Festival begins Friday with a free concert for those who enjoy music alfresco in the public square and may not be able to afford a ticket.This is also a chance for the neighborhood children to get involved. Ras Moshe was one such child back in the 80s when an early counterpart to Vision Festival, Sound Unity, convened. Vision Festival FREE ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision Festival 16 Monday Night Vocals and Much More

Vision Festival 16 Monday Night Vocals and Much More

Monday night at this years Vision Festival is like a miniature of the festival overall. We have a panel event, a special vocal project, and participation from gifted people of many cultures. And there will be a panel to lead off. Most Vision Festivals include an ad hoc vocal ensemble and this year is no exception. Ms Kitamura, Ms Rodea ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision Festival 16 Opening Night; Echoes of Ascension, Marion Brown and John Tchicai.

Having covered the Panel Discussion for Sunday the music needs its due. Where else but the Vision Festival, in the US at least, would you find a night given to two participants in that legendary extended fanfare the world knows as Ascension. One still works among us, John Tchicai, and the other left us since Vision Festival last conveved. Marion Brown ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Lineage and Vision Festival 16: June 5-11

Lineage and Vision Festival 16: June 5-11

So much of our experience is increasingly place-less as franchise smiles crafted by human resources consultants greet us daily no matter what the biome or weight of memory. The fast food smile and store floor uniform must ever be the same. Crowd counts displace quality practices with childlike aspirations toward some eternal Superbowl as the only metric that matters.

But ...