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MUSICIAN Born:

Tom Kessler

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Tom began playing at an early age. His music lies in the intersection of conceptual composition and soulful improvisation. His work overlaps many genres such as jazz, free improvisation and the blues. Since 2008 he has been active in the jazz and improvisational music scene of Mexico, USA and Central America, working with musicans such as Gustavo Nandayapa, Brian Allen, Hans Glawischnig, Blair Latham, Gabriel Puentes, Tyler Mitchell, Pablo Aguirre, Elliott Levin, Adonis Rose and many others. From 2012 to 2018 he was a faculty member at the Jazz and popular music program at UNICACH in Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas

NEWS: RECORDING

Brazilian Bassist Marcos Milagres Releases His First Album As A Leader

Brazilian Bassist Marcos Milagres Releases His First Album As A Leader

The album is entitled Feira (Portuguese for Street Market). As the name suggests, the music portrays a mix of scents and colors from great Brazilian masters like Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti, Antonio Carlos Jobim and its interaction with jazz improvisation and the rhythms and sounds of the American continents. His electric bass performance is pushed to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Los Cabos Jazz Experience 2018

Read "The Los Cabos Jazz Experience 2018" reviewed by Wendy Ross

Life Luxe Jazz -The Los Cabos Jazz Experience
Norman Brown, Boney James, et al.
Los Cabos, Baja California, Sur, Mexico
November 1-4, 2018

Life Luxe Jazz -The Los Cabos, Jazz Experience took place at the Pueblo Bonita Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort November 1-4. The first annual Life Luxe Jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bobby Kapp / Matthew Shipp: Cactus

Read "Cactus" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Drummer Bobby Kapp, free jazz spirit in New York in the mid-sixties, relocated to Mexico City, to the Artists' colony San Miguel de Allede. But he gets around, and on a return to New York he joined pianist Matthew Shipp to record a terrific set of duo improvisations called Cactus.

Shipp, the better-known half ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Piano & Drums Project: Motion

Read "Motion" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Mexican duo The Piano & Drums Project (P&Dp for short) plays extroverted populist jazz in the vein of groups like the Esbjörn Svensson Trio or The Bad Plus--they even include the requisite pop covers, “Head Over Heels" from Tears for Fears and Coldplay's “Trouble." Pianist Javier Reséndiz and drummer Jorge Fernandez produce a full sound: you ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Jive-Colored Glasses: A Memoir That Tells How A Jazz Critic Got That Way

Jive-Colored Glasses: A Memoir That Tells How A Jazz Critic Got That Way

A jazz memoir combined with personal stories, Jive-Colored Glasses tells how critic John Goodman came to jazz as a child from a privileged background and how jazz radically changed his life. Jive-Colored Glasses was published July 8 on Amazon in paperback and ebook versions. It jumped to #5 in Amazon's Best Seller List (for Jazz Musician Biographies). Sales continue strong. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Troker: Crimen Sonoro

Read "Crimen Sonoro" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

It's curious how the exact same things that attract one person to music will repel another. For example, I'm at my friend Mike's birthday party and we start talking about music we're listening to, and I bring up Crimen Sonoro, the new release by Troker, which my wife and I listened to in the car driving ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Malonie Carre

Read "Take Five With Malonie Carre" reviewed by Malonie Carre

Meet Malonie Carre:
Malonie Carre is a Canadian contemporary jazz singer currently residing in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico. Performing with jazz artists from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Cuba, including Gianny Laredo, Mario Patron and Esteban Herrera, corporate private events, international jazz festivals and jazz sessions in Mayan Palace, Wine Bar. Her current album, ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Alex Mercado

Q: Did you receive any formal training as a pianist? Who taught you? A: I began studying classical music at age 13 with Jose Luis Arcaraz, a classical piano teacher who took me under his wing after discovering I had a special talent and predisposition for music. Through him I got thoroughly introduced to piano technique, dynamics, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TONICA 2013

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TONICA
Guada Expo Conference
Guadalajara, Mexico
August 1-11, 2013
Jazz freaks exist everywhere, Mexico included. Although Guadalajara has no official jazz club, it does have TONICA, a not-for-profit organization and foundation that helps the local youth of and around Guadalajara, and promotes jazz music--or, more generally speaking, improvised music. TONICA, which is ...