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Brother Thelonious Re-Released At California North Coast Jazz and Ale House

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"Brother Thelonious," an ale named in tribute to pianist Thelonious Monk using a Belgian Trappist brew style, is flowing again out of the North Coast Brewing Company in Fort Bragg, California and its jazz-devoted performance venue, The Sequoia Room. An intermission in production occurred after a dispute between North Coast Brewing and the Estate of the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tina Raymond CD Release Celebration For "Left Right Left," Thursday, April 6th At The Blue Whale, Los Angeles

Tina Raymond CD Release Celebration For "Left Right Left," Thursday, April 6th At The Blue Whale, Los Angeles

One of the most in-demand jazz drummers in Los Angeles, Tina Raymond, unites with two legendary musicians, pianist Art Lande and bassist Putter Smith on her debut CD, Left Right Left (Orenda Records). A politically inspired album, Left Right Left features anti-war anthems, union songs, and other sociopolitical works from America's history, re-imagined through modern jazz. The ...

NEWS: EVENT

Acclaimed Pianist/Composer Josh Nelson’s "Discovery Project” Featured On NPR's Jazz Night In America, Airing Nationwide Beginning February 23

Acclaimed Pianist/Composer Josh Nelson’s "Discovery Project” Featured On NPR's Jazz Night In America, Airing Nationwide Beginning February 23

Pianist Josh Nelson will be featured in NPR’s Jazz Night in America as they head to La La Land to get the real story of what it really takes to be a jazz musician in the City of Angels. Jazz Night in America is a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and a weekly concert video webcast from ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Steven Lugerner & Jacknife To Preview Spring 2016 CD "The Music Of Jackie McLean" With November West Coast Tour Dates

Saxophonist Steven Lugerner & Jacknife To Preview Spring 2016 CD "The Music Of Jackie McLean" With November West Coast Tour Dates

San Francisco Bay Area woodwind expert Steven Lugerner continues his explorations of the music of jazz legend Jackie McLean with Jacknife, a hard-hitting West Coast post-bop quintet that Lugerner premiered earlier this year. The group has completed work on an album, The Music of Jackie McLean, slated for release on April 22, 2016, and will be ...

NEWS: EVENT

EastWest JazzScene Concert: Carl Allen, John Beasley, Eric Revis, Ralph Moore and Marquis Hill at Blue Whale

EastWest JazzScene Concert: Carl Allen, John Beasley,  Eric Revis, Ralph Moore and Marquis Hill at Blue Whale

Sunday, February 22, 9:00pm and 10:30pm sets. $20. New York drummer Carl Allen brings his scene to jny: Los Angeles to join pianist John Beasley to lead a quintent for some east-west action. Joining this prospect are east/west coasters bassist Eric Revis, saxophonist Ralph Moore and trumpeter Marquis Hill. Carl Allen’s profound and propulsive percolations provided soulful and syncopated playing with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jon Armstrong: Limitless Enthusiasm

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Of those jazz men who are still left (of course today is a new day and jazz is dying again), the Jon Armstrong Jazz Orchestra's debut album Farewell, is something new to say hello to. The end is the beginning you know. Jon Armstrong has a (so-far) limitless enthusiasm for being in the thick of music, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio, March 31 At Blues Alley In Washington, DC

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio, March 31 At Blues Alley In Washington, DC

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will perform March 31 at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. The concert is part of the Emerging Japanese Jazz Artist Series and is presented in association with the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The trio, led by dazzling jazz pianist/composer Chihiro Yamanaka, a Universal Music/Blue Note recording artist, features ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Steven Lugerner: Jericho and San Francisco

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Eric Dolphy once mused, “When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone, in the air. You can never capture it again." Luckily for fellow multi-reedist Steve Lugerner, that's a piece of wisdom that the Bay Area musician did not take at face value. For his release, For We Have Heard, Lugerner devised a means of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jonathan Rowden: Group Identity

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The jny: Los Angeles jazz scene has no shortage of prodigious talent; on any given night throughout the sprawling landscape that makes up the greater Los Angeles area there is always some exciting happening or unique event, and one is often hard-up to make a decision about where to spend their evening. There are musicians who ...

NEWS: EVENT

3 Generations Of Freddie Hubbard Alumni at Blue Whale on October 11-12

3 Generations Of Freddie Hubbard Alumni at Blue Whale on  October 11-12

A spontaneous Hub reunion of Freddie Hubbard’s band members. From the 70s, Henry Franklin on bass. Carrying the rhythm section in the 80s and 90s, Carl Allen on drums with John Beasley on keyboards, and standing out front on sax was Bob Sheppard. Joining the band in the 90s was Ralph Moore on sax. On the reunion stage, Ambrose Akinmusire join ...