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Lauren Desberg Is Out for Delivery

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On her new album, Out for Delivery, Vocalist Lauren Desberg flirts boldly with today's pop sound while remaining informed by Jazz. Join Lauren and me as she talks about Japan, interludes, restaurant gigs, New Orleans, and other randomly connected inspirations.

Out for Delivery features saxophonist Braxton Cook, pianist Kris Bowers, drummer Jonathan Barber, guitarist ...

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2019

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Montreux Jazz Festival
Montreux, Switzerland
June 28 to July 13, 2019

Montreux Jazz festival began in 1967, driven by the vision of Claude Nobs in collaboration with Geo Voumard, Rene Langel, and the Office of Tourism in their hometown Montreux, on Lake Geneva. This year 2019, was the 53rd edition. ...

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Marquis Hill Blacktet Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Marquis Hill, one of the most promising American jazz players, combines jazz with contemporary beats. Former band member of Marcus Miller. “A dauntingly skilled trumpeter." —New York Times

Trumpeter Marquis Hill leaves a great impression with the way he connects jazz to spoken word, hip-hop and contemporary beats and breaks. In his Blacktet he plays ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jack Kilby: Love is a Song Anyone Can Sing

Read "Love is a Song Anyone Can Sing" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Jack Kilby and the Front Line is a collaborative effort formed in 2014 in New York City. The ensemble includes members from New York, Washington DC, and Virginia. What is most striking is the span of generations, ranging from twenty-six to forty-six. The album has been released in separate volumes but is now available as one ...

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Braxton Cook "Somewhere In Between" Saxophonist/Vocalist Jazz, R&B, Soul Hot, New Cutting Edge! Album Drop Date Jan. 31

Braxton Cook "Somewhere In Between" Saxophonist/Vocalist Jazz, R&B, Soul Hot, New Cutting Edge! Album Drop Date Jan. 31

BRAXTON COOK
Somewhere In Between Saxophonist/Vocalist Jazz, R&B, Soul Hot, New Cutting Edge!
Available January 31 About Braxton Cook A 25-year-old with an old soul. Sunny personality, with homemade qualities, and a love of relationships between music passion, family and friends. Braxton's positivity acts as a way to create a message and theme in ...

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2016 Montreal Jazz Festival: June 29 - July 1, 2016

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
June 29-July 9, 2016

When they say the Montreal Jazz Festival is the biggest in the world, they're not kidding. Several city blocks full of concert venues, outdoor stages, and vendors. There are six seated concert venues on the grounds, and another six just ...

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2016

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
June 25-26, 2016

Plenty of fine music was presented at the 2016 version of Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival by musicians young, old and in between. On piano, for instance, it ranged from Joey Alexander, who turned 13 ...

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Live From Chicago: Matthew Skoller, Dengue Fever & Christian Scott

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Matthew Skoller
Buddy Guy's Legends
September 6, 2015

Perhaps the B.B. King Blues Club in NYC was modelled on Buddy Guy's Chicago joint, which opened way back in 1989. It certainly has a similar feel and concept, although Buddy's is more intimate than B.B.'s and noticeably more devoted to ...

Take Five With Braxton Cook

Read "Take Five With Braxton Cook" reviewed by Braxton Cook

Meet Braxton Cook:
As a young emerging saxophonist, Braxton Cook has already garnered several honors and accolades. While in high school, he had been honored to be one of 30 other high school musicians selected from a nationwide competition to participate in the 2009 Grammy Jazz ensemble, held during the same week as the Grammy ...

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Braxton Cook's Debut Ep Release "Sketch"

Braxton Cook's Debut Ep Release "Sketch"

On January 23, 2014, Braxton Cook released “Sketch” “He’s someone that you should keep your eye on. And don’t let his baby face fool you, as his talent is fully grown.” —Soul Bounce "We found ourselves transfixed by the intelligent phrasing and rich tone of a young saxophonist named Braxton Cook." —Fritz Hahn, The Washington Post On January 23, 2014 emerging ...