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Michael Dease: Bonafide

Read "Bonafide" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Trombonist Michael Dease was born in Augusta, Georgia. His propensity for the arts landed him at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School, where he studied saxophone, voice and trumpet. During his senior year, after sage advice from another Augusta, Georgia jazz mainstay, Wycliffe Gordon, Dease pointed his ambition towards the trombone, what would ultimately ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Dease: Bonafide

Read "Bonafide" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Listening critically to recently produced mainstream-jazz recordings often feels like prospecting for gold amidst the dross of familiar templates, all-too-common stylistic references, and unremarkable performances. However, occasionally, even when a record doesn't hang together particularly well and is likely to disappear under the weight of scores of similar sounding releases, diligence is rewarded by a track ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Jazz Education: The Next Generation, Part 2

Read "Jazz Education: The Next Generation, Part 2" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part 1 of Jazz Education: The Next Generation explored how the early days of music and--specifically--jazz music was approached through various channels of formal education. The long, arduous process of creating an accepting environment for jazz education necessitated moving the art form from a vaudevillian status through a firewall of academic elitism and prejudice to a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Todd Coolman & Trifecta: Collectables

Read "Collectables" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Bassist Todd Coolman readily cops to his collections in the liner essay for this delightful date, noting a fondness for accumulating baseball caps, photos and drawings of birds, timepieces, and antique fishing tackle. But it's his collections from the realm of music--also cited in his writing(s)--that shape this date. He's amassed a stockpile of favorite songs ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I Nuovi Protagonisti dell'Orchestrazione - 1: Darcy James Argue - Ryan Truesdell - Orrin Evans

Read "I Nuovi Protagonisti dell'Orchestrazione - 1: Darcy James Argue - Ryan Truesdell - Orrin Evans" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo la morte di Gil Evans e Thad Jones nella seconda metà degli anni ottanta e la progressiva uscita di scena di George Russell, il ruolo del compositore/orchestratore nel jazz ha sofferto di un gap generazionale. Meno marcato di quanto è apparso pubblicamente ma comunque consistente. Anche se negli anni novanta già operavano figure del calibro ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Idan Santhaus: There You Are

Read "There You Are" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

This debut release from composer/multi-reedist Idan Santhaus was a long time coming. There You Are actually started to take shape in April of 2008, when four of these tracks were recorded with a solid sixteen piece band, but that was just the beginning. It took three more years for Santhaus to get back into the studio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

KyungGu Lee: New Song

Read "New Song" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jazz is all about artistic growth and an individual's willingness to move outside of his/her comfort zone to make it happen. Tenor saxophonist KyungGu Lee has firsthand knowledge of this fact; the Korean-born Lee had settled into a comfortable musical life in his native land, playing the clubs, teaching, and working the theater and television sides ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

NJPAC & WBGO Announce James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival

NJPAC & WBGO Announce James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and WBGO Jazz 88.3FM announced today that they will inaugurate The James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival, a weeklong celebration of jazz and the musical legacy of longtime Newarker and beloved jazz musician James Moody. Grammy Award-winning bassist and composer Christian McBride serves as Artistic Adviser to the Festival, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Louis Armstrong House Museum Holds Gala - Celebrating 25 Years!

Louis Armstrong House Museum Holds Gala  - Celebrating 25 Years!

A WHO'S WHO OF THE JAZZ WORLD TO CELEBRATE TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF GROWTH FOR THE MUSEUM Proceeds To Fund Continuing Operation of Satchmo's Corona, Queens, Home NEW YORK, NY: A who's who of the jazz and cultural world is slated to gather for the first annual fundraising gala celebrating the historic Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM) on Tuesday, ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With David White

Read "Take Five With David White" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet David White:

Trombonist/composer/arranger David White is a highly versatile musician who is building a strong reputation in the New York jazz scene. Since arriving in New York in 1999, he has performed frequently throughout the area and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, James Weidman, Frank Lowe, Todd ...