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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2017 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

Read "2017 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

2017 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Playhouse Square
Cleveland, Ohio
June 22-22, 2017

Although the Newport and Reno festivals have had a longer track record, there are many intriguing connections between the jny: Detroit and Tri-C jazz festivals, both of which are celebrating their 38th birthdays this season. Fostering a strong educational component, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Catherine Russell: A Swing-Jazz Singer Emerges

Catherine Russell: A Swing-Jazz Singer Emerges

By Daniel Kassell Catherine Russell
Singers Over Manhattan
The Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York City, NY
March 30, 2012 At the start of singer Catherine Russell's Jazz at Lincoln Center performance, MC Todd Barkan (Dizzy's Jazz Club Manager), roused the crowd with, “Thank you for all you ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Catherine Russell at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Catherine Russell at Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York native vocalist Catherine Russell, will be the final performance of the 2011-12 season Jazz at Lincoln Center's Singers Over Manhattan series in The Allen Room, March 30-31, 2012 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Born of music royalty, her father, Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong's long time musical director and her mother, Carline Ray, performed with ...

Mark Shane: On Treasure Island

Read "On Treasure Island" reviewed by Mike Neely

Mark Shane plays piano with a jaunty grace in an outgoing, intelligent style. There aren't many pianists who can both solo and accompany with such sophisticated ease. On Treasure Island features Shane in an excellent traditional band with musicians who play together joyously. Bring together Frank Tate on bass, Joe Ascione on drums, and Mark Shane ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mark Shane's X-Mas Allstars: What Would Santa Say?

Read "What Would Santa Say?" reviewed by Ed Kopp

There's a dearth of new Christmas jazz releases this season, but here's one to stuff in your stocking. What Would Santa Say? is a very enjoyable collection of familiar holiday tunes done up in a swinging trad-jazz style.

Mark Shane is a New York City pianist well known for his stride work. On these 14 ...