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Meet Jeff Evans

Read "Meet Jeff Evans" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Our first Super Fan of 2019 is such a jazz head that he and his wife of 42 years got engaged at a jazz club. These days, Jeff frequently can be seen in the New York clubs indulging several of his passions at once. Living in a city he describes as “richly blessed" with venues, he ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

Jazz Popularity and You

Read "Jazz Popularity and You" reviewed by Douglas Groothuis

Twenty years ago I read in a William Bennett book that jazz made up only 3% of the music market. I often lamented that when jazz came up in any of the classes I taught. I further wondered if that lamentable percentage included sales by Kenny G. If so, all the worse, since, as Pat Metheny ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Michael Kocour

Read "Take Five with Michael Kocour" reviewed by Michael Kocour

Meet Michael Kocour:
Michael Kocour is a jazz pianist, organist and composer. He also serves as Director of Jazz Studies in the School of Music at Arizona State University. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the most sophisticated pianists in jazz," Kocour has performed at venues around the world and has been ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

The Existential Intimacies of Jazz: Pat Martino Live

Read "The Existential Intimacies of Jazz: Pat Martino Live" reviewed by Douglas Groothuis

Jazz, at its best, inducts its own into aesthetic alliances, some long-lasting, others fleeting, but all meaningful. Meaning is a matter of mortals finding something of value, something worthwhile. When two or more agree on meaning--especially in matters of music--the fellow-feeling may run deep and true. Pat Martino, jazz guitarist extraordinaire, along with a good friend ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Internationally Renowned Musician/Composer Kyle Eastwood Pays Homage To Late 50’s And Early 60’s Jazz With Time Pieces Set For Release March 10, 2015 On Jazz Village

Internationally Renowned Musician/Composer Kyle Eastwood Pays Homage To Late 50’s And Early 60’s Jazz With Time Pieces Set For Release March 10, 2015 On Jazz Village

Limited Vinyl Edition Released April 14/US Tour Dates March 27 – April 18 In the 17 years since the release of From There To Here, Kyle Eastwood’s first album as a leader, the multi-talented double bassist, composer and producer has forged a dynamic musical path. His artistry is eclectic, yet refined and transcends the boundaries of jazz by exploring an ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Will Kennedy: From East Bay Grease to the Yellowjacket Sound

Read "Will Kennedy: From East Bay Grease to the Yellowjacket Sound" reviewed by Ben Scholz

Among contemporary fusion musicians, drummer Will Kennedy stands out as a legend in both the creative and commercial scenes. Growing up in the Bay Area, Kennedy found music at the tender age of four. By his twenties, he was working in the jny: Los Angeles studio scene as the go-to guy for talk show TV orchestras ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Chicago Jazz Musician Wins Religion Award

Chicago Jazz Musician Wins Religion Award

jny: Chicago bassist, guitarist and composer Karl E. H. Seigfried has been awarded Best Religion Weblog 2014 for his website, The Norse Mythology Blog. This is the third straight year his blog has won the top spot in the international Weblog Awards. Karl is the only religion writer to have a triple win, and his site is now the ...

Take Five with Ted Sirota

Read "Take Five with Ted Sirota" reviewed by Ted Sirota

Meet Ted Sirota: Veteran Chicago drummer, Ted Sirota, has been playing the drums since 1980. Ted has lead his own band, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, since 1996. Rebel Souls have recorded five CD's for the Naim & Delmark labels. Ted has also played every Saturday night from 12:30-5:00am at Chicago's top jazz club, The Green Mill, ...