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50th Anniversary Blue Notes (September 1969) & More

Read "50th Anniversary Blue Notes (September 1969) & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

First show of the month and that means September Blue Note 50th anniversary celebrations of sessions by Elvin Jones, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter and Candido. In honor of Blue Note's 80th anniversary we go way back in the vault to continue our numerical issue 78 rpm retrospective— this time BN-13 from Sidney Bechet. There's 21st century ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Bobby Sanabria & Band at Dizzy's

Read "Bobby Sanabria & Band at Dizzy's" reviewed by Nick Catalano

A scintillating evening of Latin jazz with a novel twist was the order of business Monday, March 26, 2018 at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Bobby Sanabria, the director of The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Band, has conducted superlative shows at Dizzy's in the past, but this one had a packed audience chatting up laudable encomiums ...

NEWS: RECORDING

NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston To Release New 2-CD Set, "The African Nubian Suite," On His African Rhythms Label, Jan. 20

NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston To Release New 2-CD Set, "The African Nubian Suite," On His African Rhythms Label, Jan. 20

NEA Jazz Master, iconic pianist/composer, and still-vital jazz elder Randy Weston, at 90, remains a powerful force in jazz. Currently serving as artist-in-residence at Medgar Evers College at the City University of New York; celebrated earlier this month at Harvard University, which has acquired his archive; and named a United States Artists (USA) Fellow last week, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bobby Sanabria Spreads The Latin Jazz Gospel

Read "Bobby  Sanabria Spreads The  Latin Jazz Gospel" reviewed by Steve Bryant

Drummer, percussionist, composer, educator, Bobby Sanabria has gained renown and respect from fans and musicians alike as one of the foremost proponents of what is labeled Afro-Cuban/Latin Jazz. Born and raised in the South Bronx, Sanabria performed with a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

The Power of Jazz

Read "The Power of Jazz" reviewed by John Wesley Reed Jr.

"Jazz has the power to make men forget their differences and come together...Jazz is the personification of transforming overwhelmingly negative circumstances into freedom, friendship, hope, and dignity." Spoken by Quincy Jones at the First International Jazz Day in 2012 at the United Nations. The soul of Jazz is expressed in the life of its ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John Santos: Keeper of the Culture

Read "John Santos: Keeper of the Culture" reviewed by Steve Bryant

In a career spanning almost 40 years, percussionist John Santos has gained world-wide renown and acclaim as one of the great composers and bandleaders in the Afro-Cuban jazz idiom. The four-time Grammy nominee is one of the foremost proponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today, known for his innovative use of its traditional musical forms ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

All That Jazz Month: Phoenix, AZ, November 9-30, 2012

Read "All That Jazz Month: Phoenix, AZ, November 9-30, 2012" reviewed by Patricia Myers

All That Jazz MonthMusical Instrument MuseumPhoenix, AZNovember 9-30, 2012All That Jazz Month, in November 2012 at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), featured a star-studded concert series that included the saxophonist Branford Marsalis Quartet, vocalese masters Manhattan Transfer, DIVA Jazz Trio with saxophonist Grace Kelly, and a Django Reinhardt Tribute, all staged ...

NEWS: RADIO

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio On "Jazzset With Dee Dee Bridgewater"

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio On "Jazzset With Dee Dee Bridgewater"

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will appear on National Public Radio's “JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater," scheduled for broadcast on WBGO (88.3 FM, Newark) on August 5, from 7 PM to 8 PM, and on many other NPR-affiliated stations throughout the United States. The program will present highlights from Ms. Yamanaka's May 10, 2012 acclaimed performance at ...

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio At Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival, May 10 In Washington, DC

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio At Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival, May 10 In Washington, DC

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will perform May 10, 2012 at the 17th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Chihiro, a Universal Music recording artist and a jazz pianist/composer, kicks off the festival, performing the opening set on the festival's opening night ...

ARTICLE: RACE AND JAZZ

Gary Giddins on Ignored Black Jazz Writers

Read "Gary Giddins on Ignored Black Jazz Writers" reviewed by Greg Thomas

In the first essay for the Race and Jazz column, I gave a first-person account of how my love and appreciation of certain “white" saxophonists served to safeguard me from the temptation of racism back in college during the early-to-mid-'80s. My second essay privileged culture over race, and told the story of how attorney and constitutional ...


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