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ARTICLE: RADIO

Love Songs for August

Read "Love Songs for August" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

"What fresh Hell is this?" We begin with songs by Dorothy Parker, who, though best known for her sharp wisecracks, turned out several luscious standards in her day. In the second hour, we salute the great Count Basie then usher in the Leonard Bernstein centennial celebration; plus there is a bumper crop of new releases to ...

JC Hopkins Biggish Band: Meet Me At Minton's

Read "Meet Me At Minton's" reviewed by James Nadal

In a direct shout out to the famous Harlem nightclub, and evoking the golden age of jazz orchestras, Meet Me At Minton's by the JC Hopkins Biggish Band is a polished throwback to the era when premier vocalists fronted illustrious big bands, while dancers flooded the floor. With a rotating lineup of eight singers, backed by ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Francesco Forges, non chiamatelo "vocal coach"

Read "Francesco Forges, non chiamatelo "vocal coach"" reviewed by Rosarita Crisafi

Flautista, cantante, compositore, docente, Francesco Forges è un musicista fuori dagli schemi. Da più di vent'anni è coinvolto nella creazione e direzione di gruppi e progetti in cui la voce è protagonista. Ogni formazione è per lui un'occasione per sperimentare le suggestioni più diverse, dal jazz alla lirica, alla poesia, al teatro, alla coralità contemporanea, alla ...

Meet Francesca "Cha Cha" Miano

Read "Meet Francesca "Cha Cha" Miano" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

A Newport Jazz Festival-New York concert at Carnegie Hall in the early 1970s got Queens native Francesca “Cha Cha" Miano hooked on hearing live jazz--even though, she says, some of the music she heard on the mixed bill that night was way ahead of her at the time. Little did she know that her magnificent obsession ...

Henry Darragh: Too Much Monday

Read "Too Much Monday" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

My introduction to Houston Jazz came with the receipt of Jacqui Sutton's Billie & Dolly (Toy Blue Typewriter Productions, 2010). A few short months later, I received Henry Darragh's Tell Her for Me (Self Produced, 2011). When I compared the musical personnel for each of these recordings, a light came on in my pea brain alerting ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2014: The Year in Jazz

Read "2014: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2014 turned out to be a year noteworthy for its numbers. Newport turned 60, Blue Note turned 75, International Jazz Day's third edition featured 900 events in more than 190 countries. The jazz world lost seven of its NEA Jazz Masters, and jny: New Orleans trumpeter Lionel Ferbos died at 103. Sad but not ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Outbeat Is Proud To Launch Website With Updated Schedule And Ticketing Information - Tickets On Sale Now

The William Way LGBT Community Center, with generous support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, is proud to launch the official website for OutBeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival. Tickets for the festival, which is set to take place from Thursday, September 18 to Sunday, September 21, are now available for purchase at OutBeat Jazz Festival, including VIP ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Horace Silver: Blue Note Records and His Lady Music

Read "Horace Silver: Blue Note Records and His Lady Music" reviewed by Ed Hamilton

The Q&A portion of this article first appeared on KPFK 90.7 FM (Los Angeles) in 1974.

75 years ago Blue Note Records was started by two German immigrants who loved jazz and believed that the music should be heard and preserved. Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff collaborated and built the Blue Note vault ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection To Host OutBeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival

The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection To Host OutBeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival Featuring Performances by Andy Bey, Bill Stewart, Fred Hersch and Patricia Barber, Among Others Thursday, September 18 - Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Various Venues Throughout Philadelphia The William Way LGBT Community Center, with generous support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Enter the "Andy Bey - The World According to Andy Bey" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Andy Bey - The World According to Andy Bey" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the HighNote Records “Andy Bey - The World According to Andy Bey“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on September 17th. Click here to enter the contest

(Becoming a fan of Andy Bey at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.)

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