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Meet Donna M.

Read "Meet Donna M." reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Reader: Are you a jazz Super Fan? Do you know a jazz Super Fan? If so, be sure to see the call-to-action at the end of this column. But first, meet our Super Fan for June, Donna M.:

Raised on soul music, Donna M. was a relative late-comer to jazz (Vince Guaraldi's Peanuts score ...

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 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

55 Best Live Music Venues In NYC

55 Best Live Music Venues In NYC

While it's difficult to pick and choose from a city so rich in live music venues, this list highlights at least some of the best places to catch show in the The Empire City. Guest post by  Jennifer Anderson, originally published at GoodDeedSeats When it comes to live music, New York, New York is arguably the greatest city ...

Meet Don Shire

Read "Meet Don Shire" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Don Shire's club-hopping habit started in Pittsburgh, but his introduction to the capital of jazz was a 1971 Freddie Hubbard gig at New York jazz institution, the Village Vanguard. And he's still going strong 45 years later. One concert particularly stands out. “When it was over, the people just looked at each other. The feeling was, ...

Mark Kleinhaut, Nat Janoff, Guillermo Bazzola, and Shan Arsenault

Read "Mark Kleinhaut, Nat Janoff, Guillermo Bazzola, and Shan Arsenault" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous, our second installment in a series that introduces readers to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each will field the same four questions and we've included audio and video so you can sample their music.

This installment includes a diverse group ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Paul Jost: The First Thing is Heart

Read "Paul Jost: The First Thing is Heart" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Even for a musician who has been playing and singing since age six, Paul Jost has just come through one exceptional year.

First, he released his debut with The Jost Project, Can't Find My Way Home (2013, Dot.Time Records), featuring the leader on vocals, harmonica and guitar, with drummer Charlie Patierno, double bassist Kevin ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Wayne Krantz: Good Piranha Bad Piranha

Read "Good Piranha Bad Piranha" reviewed by Ian Patterson

If Wayne Krantz seemed to be embracing vocals on Krantz Carlock Lefebvre (Abstract Logix, 2009), where he sang on a third of the tracks, then the transition seemed complete on Howie 61 (Abstract Logix, 2012), where he sang on eight of the ten tracks, with the guitar--at least as an improvisational tool--taking a back seat to ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Michelle Walker Sings Live @ The 55 Bar On July 24th 7pm

Michelle Walker Sings Live @ The 55 Bar On July 24th 7pm

New York, NY - Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Michelle Walker will perform the early set on Thursday July 24, 2014 at one of New York City’s most established and loved music watering-hole stages, The 55 BAR. Her sets will consist of originals, new and old standards with her refreshing and engaging arrangements starting promptly at 7:00pm. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records Proudly Releases Rush From Guitarist/Composer Tom Guarna

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records Proudly Releases Rush From Guitarist/Composer Tom Guarna

To be released worldwide on February 25, 2014, Rush is Guarna's sixth album as a leader, and the first featuring his remarkable new quartet CD Release Celebration - February 23 @ The 55 Bar Featuring: Jon Cowherd-piano, E.J. Strickland-drums, Orlando le Fleming-bass, TBA - saxophones "This is perhaps Tom's best recording to date! The level of playing and compositions ...


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