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ARTICLE: PROFILES

SFJAZZ: Decades After, Five Years In

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Five years after the jny: San Francisco, California organization SFJAZZ created its own building, the SFJAZZ Center, it has proved a raving, even rampaging, success, unrelenting in programming, sales, education, and music production. Its number of concerts has doubled from 248 to more than 500. Its membership has increased by almost 200% to more than 14,000. ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Kuumbwa And The Magic of Monday Night

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Monday nights, otherwise a down time for many music venues, have been magic for the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in jny: Santa Cruz, CA. Kuumbwa's most prominent shows occur, oddly, on off-calendar Monday nights or midweek, featuring headliners before or after their engagements nearby in jny: San Francisco and jny: Oakland and who are touring up or ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Del & Dawg at the Ryman Auditorium

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Del & Dawg
Ryman Auditorium
jny: Nashville, TN
June 30, 2016

When the old-school country DJ Eddie Stubbs introduced the concert's starring duo, he acknowledged the lack of a suitable category, especially for David Grisman's career, which from the beginning grew well beyond classic bluegrass mandolin and steadily ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Del McCoury Band: Bill Monroe Tribute Album

OLD MEMORIES: THE SONGS OF BILL MONROE OUT ON VINYL SEPT 27, OUT ON DIGITAL OCT 25 This September marks the 100th anniversary of Bill Monroe's birth, and not surprisingly, there have already been plenty of tributes to the Father of Bluegrass Music, with more still to come. But when listeners turn to

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Del McCoury Band: It

Read "It" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Del McCoury is a rock star.

Bluegrass, like jazz, exists on the periphery of popular music. It possesses all of the elements that make popular music popular, melody, harmony, rhythm, beat, time, and content. Why, then, is bluegrass a fringe indulgence? I suspect that it is because this pure acoustic music never sold out to its ...