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Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Charlotte Jazz Festival
Charlotte, North Carolina
April 29 -May 4, 2019

Longtime Charlotte, North Carolina jazz fans have fond memories of JazzCharlotte, a free outdoor weekend jazz festival that ran for eight years from 1986 to 1993. A spinoff from the popular SpringFest, it was a Fall festival that included stages presenting ...

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Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Charlotte Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Perry Tannenbaum

Patina Miller, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Future of Jazz Orchestra, Maria Muldaur, Carlos Henriquez, Paul Nedzela, and Donna Hopkins
Charlotte Jazz Festival
Charlotte, NC
May 1-4, 2019

Presented by the Leon Levine Foundation and staged by Blumenthal Performing Arts, the Charlotte Jazz Festival is continuing to grow incrementally ...

Charmay

Charmay is siren/writer of sexy jazz / rock and electronic pop/ chill. Charmay recordings often feature Grammy soloists. Charmay has recorded two jazz-rock EP’s available on ITunes. “All Star Jazz Compilation: Muggy Sunday (feat David Sanborn)” and “I Love You (feat Richie Cannata).” Charmay recently recorded a ew EP of electronic pop/ chill with Mr Lab ( protege of Missy Elliot) titled “Sweet (feat Eddie Ojeda)” which will be available this fall 2018. Charmay has performed at renowned venues like The Stone Pony, The Knitting Factory, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, Secret Lounge, Pianos, NY.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ted Nash Big Band: Presidential Suite (Eight Variations on Freedom)

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As we live through the most contentious and divisive political cycle in US history, the Ted Nash Big Band Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom couldn't be more relevant. The significance hits home quickly and pointedly as former Connecticut State Senator Joe Lieberman follows the opening “Overture" with words of JFK that say, in part: ..."civility ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Blue Engine Records Celebrates the Holidays with BIG BAND HOLIDAYS: New release from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis features guest vocalists René Marie, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Gregory Porter

Blue Engine Records Celebrates the Holidays with BIG BAND HOLIDAYS: New release from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis features guest vocalists René Marie, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Gregory Porter

CD streets October 30, 2015; limited edition 180g vinyl coming soon Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with the release of Big Band Holidays, a compilation of holiday classics performed live by the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Special guests on Big Band Holidays ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Blue Engine Records' Debut Album Release: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra 
with Wynton Marsalis' "
Live in Cuba" streets on August 21, 2015


Blue Engine Records' Debut Album Release: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra 
with Wynton Marsalis' "
Live in Cuba" streets on August 21, 2015


Available now for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon Blue Engine Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new platform that makes its vast archive of recorded concerts available to jazz audiences everywhere, releases its debut title, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis' Live in Cuba, on August 21, 2015. The album featuring the world-renowned big band performing ...

Jazz Vocals April

Read "Jazz Vocals April" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Writer's note: Music writing is an avocation. It is not what I do for a living. It exists as that undertaking I do for the satisfaction of possibly educating others about this single essential art. But the reality is I have less and less time to write. As a result, I am limiting my writing to ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

The Jazz Ballad Gauntlet: Rebecca Parris and Beat Kaestli

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bal * lad
:noun \'ba-ləd\
A slow popular song that is typically about love.

The ballad remains one of the most durable vehicles in any music genre. In jazz, it is a make-or-break format capable of revealing the haves and haves not in the jazz vocals department. There have been ...

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Mesa, AZ, March 8, 2013

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, AZ
March 8, 2013

The 25th anniversary concert by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis was an homage to the past, sparked by elements of modernism with a mix of standards by Duke Ellington, Gerry Mulligan and Chick Corea, plus ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

John Coltrane's Music Gets New Life at Lincoln Center

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In jazz history, the often ignored contributions of the great arranger/orchestrators can never be overestimated. It was Jelly Roll Morton's orchestral writing that enabled “Black Bottom Stomp" to soar. In trumpeter Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain (Columbia, 1960), it was Gil Evans' pen that created the magic. At Town Hall, it was Hall Overton's arrangements that ...