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Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: This Could Be That

Read "This Could Be That" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

This Could Be That celebrates the first decade of Brian Andres & his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, which came together in 2007 in and around the jny: San Francisco Bay Area's Latin jazz hothouse. Music is sort of the Andres' family business: Brian's father Mike, a professional woodwind player from the jny: Cincinnati area (who appears on ...

Artistry in Rhythm: Afro-Cuban Epiphany to Haitian Voodoo

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Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel
This Could Be That
Self-Produced
2016

This Could Be That celebrates the first decade of Brian Andres & his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, which came together in 2007 in and around the jny: San Francisco Bay Area's Latin jazz hothouse. Music ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Joanna Pascale: To Tell a Story in Song

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Among jazz vocalists, there are two main categories: those who belt out a tune with flourish, ornamentation, punctuation, and improvising known as “scat." Ella Fitzgerald is the prime representative of that approach. Then there are those who omit the superfluous, carefully crafting every word and note, bringing out the underlying emotions. Think of Billie Holiday. Joanna ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Panel of National Jazz Experts and Legends Announce Prestigious 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency Artist Participants!

The Kimmel Center’s commitment to Jazz continues as their Jazz Residency winners are announced! The five-person panel, representing some of the nation’s most influential jazz practitioners and innovators—including Kennedy Center Director of Jazz Programming Kevin Struthers, SF Jazz Center Artistic Producer Lilly Schwartz, Jazz at Lincoln Center Vice President of Education Todd Stoll—culled through over 25 ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Rhenda Fearrington

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Meet Rhenda Fearrington:
Rhenda Fearrington is considered New York Soul in the Heart of Philly Jazz, which produces a warm and soulful presentation when singing from the Great American Songbook. When she's performing her original music, her authentic delivery is so engaging that even the largest venue becomes as intimate as her living room and ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Venissa Santi

Jazz Musician of the Day: Venissa Santi

All About Jazz is celebrating Venissa Santi's birthday today! Venissa’s artistry stems from the necessity to express the many influences that have nourished her spirit as a Cuban American. She was born in Ithaca, New York and hails from a long line of Cuban artists. But it was her grandfather, Jacobo Ros Capablanca, a Cuban composer who ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Janis Siegel

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Meet Janis Siegel:
Over the past four decades, the voice of Janis Siegel, a nine-time Grammy winner and a seventeen-time Grammy nominee, has been an undeniable force in The Manhattan Transfer's diverse musical catalog. Alongside her career as a founding member of this musical institution, Siegel has also sustained a solo career that has spawned ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Last Hawthorne Park Concert: Venissa Santi Thurs. Sept. 19th

Last Hawthorne Park Concert:  Venissa Santi Thurs. Sept. 19th

The Jazz at Hawthorne Park series concludes with the LAST FREE summer concert of the season at 12th and Catharine Streets in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 19th featuring the Venissa Santi Quartet. Bring a chair and prepare to groove with her Afro-Cuban band. Spend a glorious early evening concert in one of the finest parks the ...

Free Summer Jazz Concerts 3rd Thursdays In South Philly!

Free Summer Jazz Concerts 3rd Thursdays In South Philly!

Jazz Bridge is partnering with the Friends of Hawthorne Park to present Jazz at Hawthorne Park, a FREE summer concert series at 12th and Catharine Streets (in South Philadelphia) on the third Thursday of every month this summer. Bring a chair and prepare to groove with the Mike Boone/John Swana Project on June 20th, the Renaissance Quartet with Tyrone Brown ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Venissa Santi

Jazz Musician of the Day: Venissa Santi

All About Jazz is celebrating Venissa Santi's birthday today!

Venissa’s artistry stems from the necessity to express the many influences that have nourished her spirit as a Cuban American. She was born in Ithaca, New York and hails from a long line of Cuban artists. But it was her grandfather, Jacobo Ros Capablanca, a Cuban composer ...