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ARTICLE: RADIO

I'll Remember April - Happy Jazz Appreciation Month!

Read "I'll Remember April - Happy Jazz Appreciation Month!" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

A smooth segue from Women's History into Jazz Appreciation Month, commencing with a celebration of Gene Bertoncini, Freddie Hubbard and John Pizzarelli's birthdays in the first hour and concluding with a celebration of Billie Holiday in the final hour, plus new releases from Ashley Pezzotti, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Alicia Olatuja and Claire Martin & Jim Mullen ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brilliant Corners 2019

Read "Brilliant Corners 2019" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brilliant Corners 2019
The Black Box/Sonic Lab
jny:Belfast, N. Ireland
March 2-9, 2019

For many years the words brilliant, jazz and Belfast rarely appeared in the same sentence. That all changed in 2013 when music promoters Moving On Music launched Brilliant Corners, subtitled A Festival of Jazz in Belfast. Since then, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brilliant Corners 2018

Read "Brilliant Corners 2018" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brilliant Corners 2018
Black Box
jny: Belfast, N. Ireland
March 3-10, 2018

Compared to Dublin or cities in the UK, Belfast is usually overlooked when jazz groups tour. When the likes of Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Ahmad Jamal, Keith Jarrett or Brad Mehldau come to Ireland it's usually a one-stop ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

The 2014 British Jazz Awards: The Results

The Winners of the 28th British Jazz Awards are announced today across the 12 solo instrument categories, two sections for bands and two trade awards to record companies. Known as the Jazz Oscars, The British Jazz Awards have been presented every year since 1987 and have long been established as the most important jazz awards in this ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Georgia Mancio: ReVoice!

Read "Georgia Mancio: ReVoice!" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

When the road offers two possible paths, the decision to turn left or right can have major consequences. If Georgia Mancio had taken the left-hand path, then she might now be carving out a career in movie production. She took the other route, thanks to a part-time job and a box set of albums, to become ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Josh Kyle: Possibilities

Read "Possibilities" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Possibilities, the debut album from singer Josh Kyle, is modestly titled. Although he's still only 24 years old, the Australian-born/London-based artist is not merely a singer with possibilities; he's already a mature and innovative vocalist and lyricist.

Kyle's chosen an out-of-the-ordinary mix of songs, combining classics with originals and adding his own lyrics ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Georgia Mancio's ReVoice! Festival returns to the Pizza Express, London: October 2011

Georgia Mancio's ReVoice! Festival returns to the Pizza Express, London: October 2011

Nine days, 37 artists, one celebration of International Jazz Voices curated by award-winning vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio. A performer of pure class and integrity; a true improviser with a big imagination, Mancio has proved herself one of the UK's most important new artists having worked alongside jazz luminaries such as Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan ...

ARTICLE: JAZZLIFE UK

There's No Such Thing as a British Jazz Scene

Read "There's No Such Thing as a British Jazz Scene" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

March and April 2010 were eventful months for JazzLife UK--my photo-documentary project on the jazz scene in Britain. Spring finally emerged from winter's grasp, snowdrops replaced snow drifts and jazz life got busier. Debates about jazz and the media took center-stage, at least for some of us, politicians limbered up for a General Election (I know ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gene Harris Quartet: Another Night In London

Read "Another Night In London" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Pianist Eric Reed once described Gene Harris (1933-2000) thusly, “Gene Harris = Power!" Harris often described himself as “a blues pianist with chops." And what chops those were. In his nearly 50- year career, Harris never veered from his soulful, blues-oriented approach to making music. If Bill Evans could be considered a master of the jazz ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Gene Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones: For the Love of Ivory

Read "Gene Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones: For the Love of Ivory" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

These CDs have two major things in common: they each represent the very best of jazz piano, and they're both recorded live, with appreciative audiences whose rapture is contagious. With no studio fixes and no second chances, they also provide that pure, breathless excitement that comes from working without a net.



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