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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled, Grassroots Visionary

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Bassist, composer, bandleader, sideman, producer, record label owner, festival head...

These are some of the many hats Michael League has acquired since embarking on his musical odyssey at the University of North Texas with a “little" band named Snarky Puppy in 2003. With its Jazz-but-not-Jazz / Music for Brain and Booty ethos, multiple poll ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

36th International Tampere Jazz Happening

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36th International Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
November 2-5, 2017

They were the winner of this year's Europe Jazz Network (EJN) Award for Adventurous Programming. Receiving the award at April's jazzahead! conference in Bremen, Tampere Jazz Happening and Artistic Director Juhamatti Kauppinen celebrated what has become 35 years of top-drawer programming. The ...

NEWS: RADIO

BreakThru Radio’s “the Jazz Hole” With Linus Wyrsch Ready For Season 7

BreakThru Radio’s “the Jazz Hole” With Linus Wyrsch Ready For Season 7

New York, NY - BreakThru Radio (BTR) is the world’s leading source for the best independent music on the internet using a unique on-demand programming approach. The station’s jazz show “The Jazz Hole” comes out every other Sunday, while the monthly special “BTR The Jazz Hole Live” features a recorded live set on the second Thursday of each month. You ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mark Guiliana: Emulating The Source

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Over the past ten years, electronic music and jazz have developed a curious relationship. As programmers and DJs sought to remove the human element from their beats and loops, acoustic musicians sought to apply the tight, complex patterns of house and trance music to their traditional instruments. Drummer Mark Guiliana is at the forefront of this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Janek Gwizdala: Theatre By The Sea

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Inside a decade, English musician Janek Gwizdala has positioned himself as one of the top electric bassists in New York, boasting a technique and a melodic ear that places him alongside bassists Gary Willis and Matthew Garrison. His acclaimed debut, Mystery to Me (Self Produced, 2005) featured rising stars such as saxophonist Mark Turner, guitarist Tim ...

NEWS: RADIO

Breakthru Radio's "The Jazz Hole" Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

New York, NY—BreakThru Radio (BTR) is the world's leading source for the best independent music on the Internet using a unique on-demand programming approach. Three years ago, on February 1st 2009, Linus Wyrsch joined the team of DJs and took over the bi-weekly jazz show “The Jazz Hole." Being a sought-after musician himself in the Big ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jojo Mayer's Nerve: Prohibited Beats

Read "Prohibited Beats" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

The Moller Whip, the one-hand roll, the push and pull, the heel-toe--dance steps, candy bars, perhaps? No, they're the names of incredible drum techniques attributed to and perfected by charismatic Swiss drummer Jojo Mayer. If you want to know what these techniques are, explore the plethora of drum-centric websites or the demo clips on YouTube documenting ...