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Meet Andrew Rothman

Read "Meet Andrew Rothman" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Lawyer, audiophile, lifelong arts enthusiast, our newest Super Fan's life plan was to be a classical pianist, until college took him in another direction. But it was two “major epiphanies" (the first time he heard Miles Davis and, later, Bill Evans) that turned him into a jazz Super Fan--such a Super Fan, in fact, that he ...

Meet Nora Sheehan Schaaf

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Before we jump into November's column, we'd like to know: Are YOU a jazz super fan? If you are and you'd like to be featured in an upcoming column, click here and send us a message!

Nora Sheehan Schaaf, along with her husband, Homer, has been going out to hear live jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rufus Reid at Mezzrow Jazz Club and Dizzy's Club Coca Cola

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Rufus Reid and Glenn Zaleski
Mezzrow Jazz Club
New York, NY
August, 20, 2017

Mezzrow's is an intimate space situated in the heart of Greenwich Village. A great little after-hours haunt in the city that never sleeps. The club space is narrow, but it's well suited for solo ...

Meet "Mr. Saturday Night" Joe France

Read "Meet "Mr. Saturday Night" Joe France" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Dubbed “Mr. Saturday Night" by jazz bassist Peter Washington, because for years he was unfailingly at the Village Vanguard every Saturday night, 87-year-old Super Fan, Joe France, has seen--and hung out with--them all: Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean. Nowadays, you'll mostly run into him--on Saturday nights, of course!--at Smoke ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jessica Jones Quartet New CD "Moxie" - Two-Tenor Sax Madness!

Jessica Jones Quartet  New CD "Moxie" - Two-Tenor Sax Madness!

This rare two-tenor quartet busts things wide open with new music, joined by old friends! Moxie is the new release (December 8, 2015) from the Jessica Jones Quartet, reuniting band members from one of the band's original incarnations from over 30 years ago. Jessica recruited bassist Stomu Takeishi and drummer Kenny Wollesen in the early 1980's when ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Hitting the jazz highway

Hitting the jazz highway

Building your jazz skills isn’t just about playing your instrument, singing your songs, developing your style and strengthening your improvisational skills. It’s also about dealing with challenges on the road, disruptive sleep patterns, and getting along with your band mates as you jump on the van and head to the next gig. Four students from the jny: ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Anton Schwartz's "Flash Mob" Featured on the All About Jazz Home Page

Saxophonist Anton Schwartz's "Flash Mob" Featured on the All About Jazz Home Page

Don't miss one of the best jazz CDs of 2014! Available for a full week on the All About Jazz home page. Look for the Flash Mob SoundCloud player directly under the Featured Stories box Anton Schwartz's first solo release in seven years, Flash Mob, had a long Top Ten run on the U.S. Jazz Radio charts and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Shock and Awe: Azar Lawrence Drops "The Seeker" On Dizzy's

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Azar Lawrence Quintet
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
New York, NY
June 26-29, 2014

There ain't no denyin' that jazz is best heard “live." Ideally, the band is playing in a club equipped with quality sound and lighting systems, staffed by experienced people who are respectful of the music (especially bartenders who ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Orrin Evans: Hot Irons In The Fire

Read "Orrin Evans: Hot Irons In The Fire" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

A pianist with great chops, great touch and an attack that fancies many influences from fierce swing to gospel, Orrin Evans is one of the outstanding creative musicians on the New York City scene. His work, no matter what the context--and he loves different contexts--is downright riveting at times.

But for the 38-year-old who ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola

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Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
New York, NY
October 6, 2013

Though the band leader/pianist /composer Sun Ra spoke of being part of an “Angel Race" from Saturn, his music, as avant-garde as it could sometimes be, was for the large ...