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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ojai Music Festival 2019

Read "Ojai Music Festival 2019" reviewed by Josef Woodard

Ojai Music Festival
Libbey Bowl, and other venues
Ojai, California
June 6-9, 2019

In the storied and still-evolving story of the Ojai Music Festival, one of America's most important contemporary music-minded festivals, the roots system run deep into mid-century Modernism and late 20th century post-Modernist impulses and up to the current, ...

Kit Downes and Tom Challenger: Organ Crawling

Read "Kit Downes and Tom Challenger: Organ Crawling" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Pianist-organist Kit Downes is one of the brightest and most articulate talents to emerge from the British and European scenes in recent times. His refusal to be pinned down to any specific career path or musical trajectory is to his credit but even more so is his ability to produce authentic music without compromise across style, ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

NEA Launches Guidelines, Webinar & Content for Music

The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce application guidelines are available for Grants for Arts Projects in Music: Arts Works & Challenge America Fast-Track deadlines are March, May, and August 2013. Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes with at least ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Davey Payne: Ready To Play

Read "Davey Payne: Ready To Play" reviewed by Sammy Stein

Davey Payne is known best for the time when he was saxophonist with British group, The Blockheads. His solo on the 1978 number 1 hit, “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" was the first time a double sax solo had appeared on a hit record.

Before he joined forces with Dury, who fronted The ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anglagard: Viljans Oga

Read "Viljans Oga" reviewed by Alex Franquelli

Complexity can sometimes be considered a form of art in itself and it seldom follows simplicity. Complexity is also impressionism in its purest form. Its faithful depiction of the present may be deemed naïve and unsophisticated, but it remains an unfiltered, pure representation of the being. Less than 20 years ago, Änglagård's albums, Hybris (Mellotronen, 1992) ...

Take Five with Julian Waterfall Pollack

Read "Take Five with Julian Waterfall Pollack" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Julian Waterfall Pollack:

At the age of twenty-one, New York pianist Julian Waterfall Pollack has the jazz community abuzz with his mature, technically ferocious, and dynamic piano playing. Among his many accomplishments, Pollack was featured on Marian McPartland's renowned NPR show, Piano Jazz, at age eighteen.



He has performed internationally ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nicholas Urie: Excerpts From An Online Dating Service

Read "Excerpts From An Online Dating Service" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Young and gifted American composer/conductor Nicholas Urie had a brilliant idea. Basing his debut suite, Excerpts From An Online Dating Service, on real Internet personal ads collected from cities all over United States and Canada, Urie attempts to transform these coded messages into poetic statements about the current human condition. This is implied by poet and ...