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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Guelph Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Guelph Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Frank Rubolino

In the small college town of Guelph less than an hour's drive west of jny: Toronto, a significant festival has occurred each September since 1994. Recently retired Artistic Director Ajay Heble prided himself on featuring the very best in improvised music, culling his program from the ranks of the best international purveyors of this music. By ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist/Composer Richard X Bennett Connects Mumbai & New York City With Two New Ropeadope Releases, His First Recordings On An American Label, Due Oct. 6

Pianist/Composer Richard X Bennett Connects Mumbai & New York City With Two New Ropeadope Releases, His First Recordings On An American Label, Due Oct. 6

Since moving to New York from his native Toronto in the 1990s, pianist and composer Richard X Bennett has thrived as a performer in a broad variety of stylistic contexts. Splitting his time between New York and Mumbai, he released a series of acclaimed albums on several Indian imprints, with his last two on Times Music, ...

NEWS: EVENT

King Crimson To Tour North America Summer 2017 In Support Of Forthcoming Live Ep "Heroes"

King Crimson To Tour North America Summer 2017 In Support Of Forthcoming Live Ep "Heroes"

Seminal rock band King Crimson begins their 2017 North American tour with the summer leg including a 17-show run spanning June 11 to July 10. The “Radical Action Tour 2017” will begin at jny: Seattle's Moore Theatre on June 11. The tour will run through cities Saratoga, jny: Oakland, jny: San Diego, jny: Los Angeles, jny: ...

Cloudland Re-Revisited: Think of One

Read "Cloudland Re-Revisited: Think of One" reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius

In the nearly sixteen years I've been at my post as resident Genius here at AAJ, the question has often come up as to how I came to be the Dean of American Jazz Humorists®. As most of you know, I was born in Kentucky to West Virginia hillbillies and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Hard-Swinging Montreal Quartet B's Bees Launches First U.S. Tour

Hard-Swinging Montreal Quartet B's Bees Launches First U.S. Tour

Montreal-based group B’s Bees, a hard-swinging outfit known for compelling originals and high-energy interpretations of jazz masters, is launching a spring tour through the eastern and southern United States. After a kick-off concert at Café Resonance in jny: Montreal on April 13, they’ll perform a dozen concerts in seven states before ending at The Emmet Ray ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Tom Green: A Man And His Trombone

Read "Tom Green: A Man And His Trombone" reviewed by Nick Davies

Tom Green is a trombonist, composer and arranger described as “a new rising star in the British jazz scene" by Nigel Williams (Jazz FM). In 2014 he was mentioned three times as Jazzwise “One to Watch," and was the recipient of a Help Musicians UK Emerging Excellence award. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy ...

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 ...

Meet Ari (ImpressARIo) Silverstein

Read "Meet Ari (ImpressARIo) Silverstein" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Some people are jazz aficionados. Then there's Ari Silverstein. Hooked from the moment he saw the light of jazz, was he content merely to listen? Not Impress-Ari-o! Once he was in, he was in all the way, from organizing concerts to getting his New York tour guide license in order to start shepherding tourists to his ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Modus Factor: The Picasso Zone

Read "The Picasso Zone" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Versatiity is the key to the musical success of The Picasso Zone by the multi-national, polystylistic electric jazz trio Modus Factor. Based in Toronto, Modus Factor is comprised of Canadian drummer (and putative bandleader) Chris Lesso, trumpeter Brownman Ali--originally from Trinidad--and Uganada- born bassist Ian De Souza. Clearly, these guys' diverse origins contributed to their abiding ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Snaggle: The Long Slog

Read "The Long Slog" reviewed by Dave Wayne

In the art world, labeling oneself as “the next (fill in the blank)" or “(name of country)'s answer to (fill in the blank)" is a risky ploy that may reap short-term benefits in terms of quickly generating a fan base, but may actually be detrimental in terms of creative sustainability. The jny:: Toronto-based jazz-funk- rock sextet ...


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