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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Generation Next: Four Voices From Seattle

Read "Generation Next: Four Voices From Seattle" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Each generation, an insidious notion arises, and is passed about the musical world that jazz music, the only uniquely American art form is somehow experiencing a slow, but certain death. Inevitably, this notion is set aside, and somehow projected forward in time, as a new generation of artists rise to the occasion, not only facilitating the ...

Giovanni Mirabassi: Live In Germany

Read "Live In Germany" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Registrazione dal vivo effettuata ai Bauer Studios di Ludwigsburg, questo disco documenta un triplo omaggio tributato da Giovanni Mirabassi ad altrettante grandi cantanti: Edith Piaf, Mercedes Sosa ed Ella Fitzgerald. Si tratta senza dubbio di un progetto pienamente nelle corde del pianista, perugino ma francese d'adozione, che può lanciarsi in calde e raffinate rivisitazioni di alcuni ...

Meet Donna M.

Read "Meet Donna M." reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Reader: Are you a jazz Super Fan? Do you know a jazz Super Fan? If so, be sure to see the call-to-action at the end of this column. But first, meet our Super Fan for June, Donna M.:

Raised on soul music, Donna M. was a relative late-comer to jazz (Vince Guaraldi's Peanuts score ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Frank Deford (1938-2017)

Frank Deford (1938-2017)

Frank Deford, a legendary sportswriter with Sports Illustrated from 1962 to 1989 and again from 1998 to the present, as well as an NPR sports commentator for the past 32 years, died on May 28. He was 78. Frank had a way of profiling sports legends with deceptively simple language and colorful insights that became the gold ...

Calabria Foti: In the Still of the Night

Read "In the Still of the Night" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

With In the Still of the Night, vocalist Calabria Foti joins the ranks of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, and many others -vocalists and instrumentalists -who have dived deeply into the Cole Porter canon. It takes a very special talent to deftly probe the poetic and pithy romantic lingo that the Classic material offers. So, ...

The Politics of Dancing: Jazz and Protest, Part 2

Read "The Politics of Dancing: Jazz and Protest, Part 2" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part 1 of Jazz and Protest took an in-depth look at two landmark artists and the songs that laid the groundwork for protest within the jazz community. Billie Holiday's “Strange Fruit" took a circuitous route from its origins as a poem to its successful recording on a small label that was not afraid to lend a ...

Ella Fitzgerald: 100 Songs For A Centennial

Read "Ella Fitzgerald: 100 Songs For A Centennial" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Blessed with an instantly recognizable voice full of youthful exuberance and a three-octave range, noted for its pristine and pure tone, the legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald is, along with singer Billie Holiday, the most important singer of the 20th century. She has been called “The Undisputed Queen of Jazz Singing" or “The First Lady of ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz Presents The Joe Bushkin Centennial at 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 4

Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz Presents The Joe Bushkin Centennial at 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 4

Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz, New York’s longest running jazz concert series, concludes its record breaking 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York City, with The Joe Bushkin Centennial concert, celebrating the rich musical legacy ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Duos – Patrice Williamson/Jon Wheatley; Bill Brovold/Jamie Saft; Randy Ingram/Drew Gress; Eraldo Bernocchi/Prakash Sontakke; Cathy Segal-Garcia

Read "Duos – Patrice Williamson/Jon Wheatley; Bill Brovold/Jamie Saft; Randy Ingram/Drew Gress; Eraldo Bernocchi/Prakash Sontakke; Cathy Segal-Garcia" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The duet performance format is pretty naked. There is little place to hide for the two instrumentalists taking part in the delicate discourse that is making music. The following are five approaches trying to make the cut of creativity.

Patrice Williamson & Jon Wheatley
Comes Love: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe ...

Take Five with Sherry-Lynn Lee and George Paolini of 23rd Hour

Read "Take Five with Sherry-Lynn Lee and George Paolini of 23rd Hour" reviewed by 23rd Hour

About 23rd Hour
For singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Sherry-Lynn Lee and George Paolini, a chance meeting at an open mic transformed unlikely bedfellows into sympathetic artistic souls.

Together now, the duo, who perform under the moniker 23rd Hour, announces its debut album--Perfect Strangers--a body of original compositions and jazz standards that melds eclectic ...


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