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Akua Dixon: Akua's Dance

Read "Akua's Dance" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

My ears are not accustomed to hearing cello as the lead instrument in an ensemble, and so Akua's Dance by cellist and baritone violinist Akua Dixon took some getting used to.

Dixon took quite a circuitous route to her third release: After graduating from New York's Fame High School of the Performing Arts, then ...

Jazz in Its Present Tents

Read "Jazz in Its Present Tents" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Jazz sets up camp throughout different geographies--and centuries.

Bossacucanova
The Best of Bossacucanova
Six Degrees Records
2016

Few bands have built upon the legacy of their chosen field the way that Bossacucanova has advanced the music of their native Brazil. Their story begins about two ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Larry Rosen Legendary Jazz Music Visionary & Entrepreneur Dies At 75

Larry Rosen Legendary Jazz Music Visionary & Entrepreneur Dies At 75

LARRY ROSEN, LEGENDARY JAZZ MUSIC VISIONARY & ENTREPRENEUR, PIONEERED THE MERGE OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY It is with great sadness we announce the passing of beloved jazz music visionary and entrepreneur, Larry Rosen, who passed away at his New Jersey home surrounded by family, Oct. 9, 2015 at the age of 75 after a valiant battle with ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Charles Ellerbe & Matrix at the Unitarian Universalist in Media (PA) on December 21st

Charles Ellerbe & Matrix at the Unitarian Universalist in Media (PA) on December 21st

Appearing at Jazz in Media at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 145 W. Rose Tree Road in Media, PA, on December 21st, 2011 will be guitarist Charles Ellerbe and Matrix 12:38 featuring drummer Anthony Matthews, percussionist Tony Cosby, bassist Josh Machiz, and trumpeter Michael Ray. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. $10/$5 students. No advance sales. For info: 610-745-3011 ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium to Celebrate 12th Anniversary

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC), producers of the annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, will celebrate its 12th anniversary on Wednesday, November 16th, at Sugar Hill Supper Club, 609 DeKalb Avenue near Nostrand Avenue in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Restaurant opens at 5:00 performance until 9:00 PM. The celebration features the music of Ahmed Abdullah's ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Clifton Anderson: Legacy

Read "Clifton Anderson: Legacy" reviewed by Maxwell Chandler

Clifton Anderson has been on a lifelong journey of artistic evolution. From his start as a child surrounded by a musical family, to formal education mixed with the practical experience of live gigs, Clifton's odyssey is ever-unfolding. Whether playing as a long-standing member of his uncle Sonny Rollins' band, helping to run the Doxy label or ...