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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Nu Jazz Agency Announces The Inaugural Performance Of The Winners Of The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In NYC On January 14, 2019 At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

The Nu Jazz Agency Announces The Inaugural Performance Of The Winners Of The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In NYC On January 14, 2019 At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

The Nu Jazz Agency, a leader in the non-profit musical arts industry, has announced the inaugural performance in the 2019 season of the winners of the 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition held this past June in Huntington, West Virginia. Ben Paterson (Philadelphia, PA: First Place); Rina Yamazaki (Saitama, Japan: Second Place & The Nu ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2018: The Year in Jazz

Read "2018: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2018 was a busy one for the jazz world. The genre's version of the #MeToo movement resulted in a new Code of Conduct and other efforts to make the music workplace more equitable. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage to St. Petersburg, Russia. The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which ran a high-profile ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Harry Connick, Jr. at Johnny Mercer Theatre

Read "Harry Connick, Jr. at Johnny Mercer Theatre" reviewed by Martin McFie

Harry Connick, Jr.
Johnny Mercer Theatre
New Orleans Tricentennial Tour
Savannah, GA
December 9, 2018

With numerous Grammy and Emmy awards and Tony nominations, Harry Connick, Jr. is a star of sound, screen, and stage, lauded by universities and his loyal fan base. “Star" is not ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

November Birthday Salutes

Read "November Birthday Salutes" reviewed by Marc Cohn

It's time to celebrate November birthdays! Among the worthies, we also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Phil Woods recording Alive and Well in Paris, which was slated for release on Impulse! in the States, but never released here; there must be a story about this, but I'm in the dark. It is an absolutely stunning ...

Rina Yamazaki

Rina Yamazaki is a jazz piano player originally from Japan. In June 2018, Rina entered the prestigious Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition. She was awarded Second Place and also received the Nu Jazz Agency’s Chico & Lupe O’Farrill Award for Best Original Composition. In January 2018, Rina recorded for the first time as a band leader with Peter Washington (Bass) and Neal Smith (Drums). The recording was featured on WGBO in their Jazz Appreciation Month series. Rina had the opportunity to tour in Europe, US and Japan with highlights including the Bern Jazz Festival with Ralph Peterson in Switzerland as well as performances at Smalls and at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York City.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Thomas Fonnesbæk: Sharing

Read "Sharing" reviewed by Chris Mosey

The title is apt and perhaps a trifle ironic. Danish bassist Thomas Fonnesbaek and the blind young American pianist Justin Kauflin share a condition known as synaesthesia, in which their senses overlap and they experience music as color.

For this, their second album together and recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden, they are joined on ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Marshall University And The Nu Jazz Agency Announce The Winners Of The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In Huntington, West Virginia

Marshall University And The Nu Jazz Agency Announce The Winners Of The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In Huntington, West Virginia

Marshall University, a leading institution of higher education in West Virginia, and the Nu Jazz Agency, have announced the winners of the inaugural 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition held on June 22- 23, 2018 in Huntington, WV (U.S.A.). Ben Paterson (Philadelphia, PA) wonFirst Place; Rina Yamazaki (Saitama, Japan) won Second Place & The Nu ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Marshall University And The Nu Jazz Agency Announce The Finalists For The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In Huntington, West Virginia

Marshall University And The Nu Jazz Agency Announce The Finalists For The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In Huntington, West Virginia

Marshall University, a leading institution of higher education in West Virginia, and the Nu Jazz Agency, have announced the finalists for the inaugural 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition to be held June 22- 23, 2018 in Huntington, WV (U.S.A.). About The Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition & Finalists The Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Preliminary Judges And Side Personel For The Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition From June 22-23, 2018 Announced!

Preliminary Judges And Side Personel For The Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition From June 22-23, 2018 Announced!

Marshall University—a leading institution of higher education in West Virginia and the Nu Jazz Agency, have announced a “Who’s Who” list of Preliminary Judges and Side Personnel for the inaugural Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition during the Huntington International Jazz Festival June 19- 23, 2018 in Huntington, WV (U.S.A.). About the Prelininary Judges and Side Personnel ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Marshall University And The Nu Jazz Agency Announce The Launch Of The Huntington International Jazz Festival In Huntington, West Virginia

Marshall University And The Nu Jazz Agency Announce The Launch Of The  Huntington International Jazz Festival In Huntington, West Virginia

Marshall University, a leading institution of higher education in West Virginia and the Nu Jazz Agency, announced the dates for the long-awaited Huntington International Jazz Festival to be held in Huntington, West Virginia from June 19-23, 2018. This 5-day Event comprises a multitude of community activities for young and old, from Jazz aficionados to music, art, ...