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Enjoy Jazz 2019

Read "Enjoy Jazz 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Alte Feuerwache and other venues Enjoy Jazz And More Mannheim, Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen, Germany October 27--November 1, 15-16, 2019 Enjoy Jazz And More this year lead me through two sections of its seven-week concert-series in October/November, with a great diversity of concerts ranging from seasoned German clarinet master Rolf Kühn to advanced ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Benny Golson & Rainbow Jazz Orchestra alla Villa Medicea di Artimino

Read "Benny Golson & Rainbow Jazz Orchestra alla Villa Medicea di Artimino" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Benny Golson & Rainbow Jazz Orchestra Ognissanti Jazz Villa Medicea di Artimino Carmignano (PO) 3.11.2019 Il grande jazz fiorisce anche fuori dalle grandi città, anzi, talvolta trova attenzioni e spazi più accoglienti proprio là dove le luci sono meno intense. È il caso di Ognissanti Jazz, minirassegna di tre date ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Dave & McClenty's Road Trip, More Newk, A Vault Deep Dive & More

Read "Dave & McClenty's Road Trip, More Newk, A Vault Deep Dive & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Getting you revved up for Dave Stryker & McClenty Hunter visiting southern Louisiana (October 22nd at Chorum Hall in Baton Rouge; Oct 23rd at the Sandbar @ UNO and Oct 24th at Snug Harbor in New Orleans). Our Sonny Rollins celebration continues with tracks from Sonny Rollins + 4 (with Clifford Brown & Max Roach). And ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Benny Goodman & Paul Chambers

Read "Benny Goodman & Paul Chambers" reviewed by Joe Dimino

After a long break from the world of jazz, California-based Pianist & Composer Dave Bass is back with a new album that is charting very well called No Boundaries. That begins yet another look into jazz with Episode 616 and digging further into the modern and old worlds of jazz. On our journey to discover the ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

The New Golden Age of Jazz Radio

Read "The New Golden Age of Jazz Radio" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

There was the Jazz Age, and later, the Golden Age of Radio. There was no golden age of jazz radio unless one considers the brief, ten-year reign of devolution when swing music dominated the airwaves. Think about this: New York City has not had a twenty-four-hour commercial jazz radio station in over ten years; decades longer ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Our Favorite Things: Jazz Greetings from Military Service Bands

Read "Our Favorite Things: Jazz Greetings from Military Service Bands" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 US Army Blues: Swinging in the Holidays (2017) Swinging in the Holidays does so much more than swing. “Five-Sided Dreidel" sings in the traditional “Dreidel" melody until saxophones unravel it like unwrapping Christmas package ribbon and then hand what's left to the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Rick Lawn: The Evolution of Big Band Sounds in America

Read "Rick Lawn: The Evolution of Big Band Sounds in America" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

From the latter part of the Jazz Age through the Swing Era, big bands dominated the jazz scene and a large part of the entertainment industry. After World War II, their fortunes declined, but their music soared to new heights, spurred on by innovative leaders, instrumentalists, and very importantly, the composers/arrangers who worked behind the scenes ...

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The Nice Jazz Orchestra At The Opera House

Read "The Nice Jazz Orchestra At The Opera House" reviewed by Martin McFie

The Nice Jazz Orchestra The Opera House La Route du Jazz Nice, France June 19, 2019 Jazz arrived in France at the end of the First World War. A band of the 15th regiment, New York National Guard toured France extensively under the baton of James Reese Europe, playing formal ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nico Gori e La Rinascita Dell'Orchestra da Ballo

Read "Nico Gori e La Rinascita Dell'Orchestra da Ballo" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Sono passati sette anni dalla nostra ultima conversazione con Nico Gori, clarinettista e sassofonista tra i più brillanti del nostro jazz, compositore e bandleader molto attivo. Torniamo a parlare con lui per approfondire i suoi ultimi progetti: il disco doppio realizzato con il suo quartetto e i due del Nico Gori Swing 10tet, vera e propria ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Benny Goodman

Jazz Musician of the Day: Benny Goodman

All About Jazz is celebrating Benny Goodman's birthday today! Benjamin David Goodman was born on May 30, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the eighth child of immigrants David Goodman and Dora Grisinsky Goodman, who left Russia to escape anti-Semitism. Benny\'s mother never learned to speak English. His father worked for a tailor to support his ...


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