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Jazz Near You Imports GigPress Events for Jazz Musicians

Jazz Near You Imports GigPress Events for Jazz Musicians

Jazz Near You—the web's leading jazz event aggregator—now imports events uploaded by musicians through GigPress—the WordPress calendar plugin. Musicians including trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Donny McCaslin, both GigPress users, now see their dates uploaded to Jazz Near You within 24 hours of uploading them to the Greenleaf Music website. If you are a jazz musician and use ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 4-10: June 27-July 3, 2011

Read "TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 4-10: June 27-July 3, 2011" reviewed by Alain Londes

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2011
Toronto, Canada
June 24-July 3, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

On Monday evening, fans had a few hard choices to make among the headliners. At Koerner Hall, award-winning Dee Dee Bridgewater paid tribute to Lady Day, Billie Holiday.

Meanwhile at the Enwave Theatre, Kurt Elling ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jayme Stone: "Room of Wonders"

Bach's Lilt, Mystery Melodies, and the Wonders of the World: Banjo Instigator Jayme Stone Whirls and Waltzes on Room of Wonders

As masterful banjo player and musical instigator Jayme Stone was fixing dinner one night, he heard Bach dance. “I was listening to Bach's “French Suites" while cooking. The performance had such a lilt to it ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jayme Stone: Symphonies in a Lightbulb

Read "Jayme Stone: Symphonies in a Lightbulb" reviewed by Cathy Colman

Jayme Stone, banjo player and composer from Canada, recently won the 2009 Juno Award for Best Music Album of the Year for Africa to Appalachia (Self Published, 2008), a collaboration with musicians from Africa. Stone travelled to Africa to trace the roots of banjo and the characteristics of early styles, which haven't yet made it to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko's African American Folk

American Music is African Music

From blues to R&B to disco to electronica to bluegrass, every strain of American music can trace its DNA back to ideas rooted in the African American and African traditions, from the rhythms and melodies to the instruments themselves. Jayme Stone and Mansa Sissoko's new collaborative album, Africa to Appalachia, brings ...