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Monterey Jazz Festival 2015, Part 2

Read "Monterey Jazz Festival 2015, Part 2" reviewed by Walter Atkins

2015 Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds
Monterey CA
September 18-20, 2015

The 58th edition of the storied Monterey Jazz Festival continued its long tradition of bringing its rich blend of both venerable and new artists to the historic Northern California venue. This year's extensive line up included: Chick Corea, Diane ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lucky Peterson: I'm Back Again

Read "I'm Back Again" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Chi ha già il cofanetto Live at the 55 Arts Club Berlin del 2012, comprendente 3 DVD e 2 CD, può evitare di acquistare questo disco che risulta esserne una selezione stringata, con le esecuzioni del solo bluesman di Buffalo.
Per coprire tutti i possibili segmenti del mercato (anche il pubblico occasionale o chi ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz And Blues Festival Talent Line Up Announced

Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz And Blues Festival Talent Line Up Announced

Saturday, October 11 presents the 2014 edition of Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival. The initial American Jazz Museum Press Conference held on July 23 presented the Official Festival Poster designed by David Terrill; and, announced Headliner Talent featuring Lucky Peterson (Blues), Meshell Ndegeocello (Neo-Soul), Roy Hargrove (Jazz), Midnight Star (R&B Party Band).  Announced this week, the festival also features ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lucky Peterson: The Son Of A Bluesman

Read "The Son Of  A Bluesman" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When the multi-talented Lucky Peterson sings of blues in his blood, it's not merely figurative boasting; Peterson's pedigree reads like a partial history of the music.

Peterson was born into the blues, growing up in a home where his father--James Peterson--played guitar, sang, and passed on his gifts to his offspring. More importantly, ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Jazz & Blues Florida April 2013 Magazine Posted

Jazz & Blues Florida April 2013 Magazine Posted

The April 2013 online edition of JAZZ & BLUES FLORIDA has been posted at JazzBluesFlorida.com as a new easy-to-read format with a soundtrack from the month’s featured artist. The articles are all previews of local and touring artists with upcoming performances throughout Florida. Along with the ezine, the site offers comprehensive listings of live jazz and blues music in clubs, concerts ...

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Paris Jazz Diary 2012

Read "Paris Jazz Diary 2012" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Paris is the New York City of the European jazz world. Any night of the week, live jazz is played somewhere in this multicultural metropolis where America's global gift is valued, venerated and celebrated. There are more than 30 live jazz venues, as well as sporadic and spontaneous performances on street corners and bridges, in Metro ...

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44 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Mavis Staples, Lee Fields y Esperanza Spalding

Read "44 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Mavis Staples, Lee Fields y Esperanza Spalding" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Mavis Staples + Dayna Kurtz
44 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona
Sala Apolo
4 de noviembre de 2012

Hay miradas elocuentes, y la de Dayna Kurtz además sana como lo haría un bisturí eléctrico, que cauteriza a la vez que corta. Todo en ella irradia sinceridad, una palabra que suele asociarse con honestidad, ...

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Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 23-25, 2011

Read "Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 23-25, 2011" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6

TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 23-25, 2011
2011 represents something of a gamble--and no shortage of controversy--for the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival. After a financial loss in 2010 that wasn't especially large in relative terms, but was nevertheless significant, the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

A Fireside Chat with Lucky Peterson

Read "A Fireside Chat with Lucky Peterson" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Blues icon Leadbelly is legendary, in part, because of his versatility. Familiar with the blues, ballads, rhymes, hymns, and gospel, Leadbelly's influence is prominent in every genre of music in this country. Lucky Peterson, born a decade and a half after Leadbelly's death, has the functional dexterity of Leadbelly, yet the modernistic relevance of other legends ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lucky Peterson: Double Dealin'

Read "Double Dealin'" reviewed by Al Rearick

For those who think that the blues has used up all its ideas in overly-cliched songs about somebody’s woman doin’ him wrong, played over the usual ba-DA-da-Da-da beat, a new record has appeared on the horizon brimming with new twists on grand old ideas.

That record is Lucky Peterson's Double Dealin’.

What makes a record truly ...