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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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Giovanni Guidi Salida al Parco della Musica. Roma

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Giovanni Guidi Salida
Parco della Musica
Roma
19.05.2018

Il nuovo progetto inedito in quartetto del pianista Giovanni Guidi, denominato 'Salida,' era atteso con molta curiosità, sia per il livello dei nomi coinvolti che per la inconsueta formazione strumentale con doppie tastiere. Per presentarlo al pubblico, ma anche per rodarlo e ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vicenza Jazz 2018 - Seconda parte

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Vicenza Jazz
Varie sedi
10--20.05.2018

Proseguiamo con il festival vicentino, i cui primi concerti sono stati recensiti da Libero Farné. In una rassegna così ricca di appuntamenti --come sempre dislocati in vari luoghi cittadini e in differenti orari --è ovviamente impossibile seguire tutto e anche questa seconda parte verterà sui concerti serali ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Glenn Zaleski: Fellowship

Read "Fellowship" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Originario del Massachusetts, il pianista Glenn Zaleski è uno dei giovani talenti emergenti sulla scena newyorchese. Questo Fellowship è il suo secondo lavoro, sempre per Sunnyside, dopo My Ideal, del 2015.

Si tratta in buona sostanza di un classico esempio di piano trio, dall'impostazione piuttosto tradizionale, ma diversamente dal precedente album, basato su standard ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Roxy Coss: Standing Out

Read "Roxy Coss: Standing Out" reviewed by Paul Rauch

All About Jazz: You have recently released a new CD, Chasing the Unicorn (Posi-Tone, 2017), just a year after the release of Restless Idealism (Origin, 2016). Albums are like a snapshot of a timeframe, how has that musical image changed in a year?

Roxy Coss: More back story is it was recorded more than ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

B.J. Jansen: Common Ground

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Cincinnati-born baritone saxophonist B.J. Jansen's tenth album is titled Common Ground for good reason: his sextet consists of NEA Jazz Master trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, drummer Ralph Peterson, trumpeter Duane Eubanks, pianist Zaccai Curtis, and bassist Dezron Douglas--all of whom revel in improvisation. His group's shared affinity for jazz in the straight-ahead vein compelled Jansen to employ ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Ravi Coltrane Live in Montreal and New York City

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Ravi Coltrane continues to evolve as an artist of remarkable depth and breadth as reflected in the diversity of contexts in which he engages. Coltrane was featured in three different musical settings at the recent (2017) jny: Montreal International Jazz Festival Invitation Series. All concerts were held at the Centre de Creativite Gesu, an intimate concert ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Ancona Jazz Summer Festival 2017

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A splendid evening of music was presented by the Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stańko Quintet at Mole Vanvitelliana in Ancona, Italy on July 18, 2017. It was an original presentation with each trumpeter showcasing their unique stylistic approaches to their respective horns. Rounding out the quintet included pianist Giovanni Guidi, bassist Dezron Douglas, and drummer Gerald ...

Louis Hayes: Still Moving Straight Ahead

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Louis Hayes will turn 80 on May 31 (2017), but the party is still goin' hearty. He started celebrating this milestone back in February with an 18-day tour that began in Barcelona and concluded in jny: Amsterdam. It was mostly one-nighters with three nights in jny: Athens, two in jny: Paris and jny: London appearances at ...

Glenn Zaleski Trio at Chris' Jazz Cafe

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Glenn Zaleski Trio
Chris' Jazz Cafe
jny: Philadelphia, PA
May 3, 2017

It might not seem all that difficult to get together with friends in your own neighborhood, but sometimes it's more tricky than you'd think. Glenn Zaleski has made his previous two records as a leader in the span of two years, both ...