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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by John Kelman

2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Multiple Venues
Ottawa, Canada
June 21-June 26, 2018

For its 2018 edition, the 39th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival faced a number of significant logistical challenges.

First, Confederation Park, which has traditionally been the location of its large, outdoor venue, a food court and ...

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Bettye LaVette: Things Have Changed

Read "Things Have Changed" reviewed by Doug Collette

Bettye LaVette's Things Have Changed isn't merely a homage to Bob Dylan, it is also a remarkable combination of invention and polish, as arresting in production, arrangement and playing as in the novel choice of songs. The venerable r&b/soul vocalist collaborates with an esteemed roster of musicians, overseen by producer/drummer Steve Jordan (Keith Richards, Boz Scaggs), ...

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Bettye LaVette: Worthy

Read "Worthy" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Leonessa che non si stanca di ruggire (carriera ormai cinquantennale, tra sparizioni e riscoperte), Bettye LaVette si affida nuovamente alla illuminata produzione di Joe Henry per questo disco in cui personalizza in modo convincente un canzoniere molto vario.

Si apre con “Unbelievable," canzone di un tardo Bob Dylan che, immersa in una marinatura ...

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Bettye Lavette Returns To Café Carlyle With All New Show & A New CD, January 27-February 7

Bettye Lavette Returns To Café Carlyle With All New Show & A New CD, January 27-February 7

Café Carlyle is pleased to welcome back iconic R&B songstress Bettye LaVette for a two- week engagement, January 27–February 7, where she will showcase her inimitable style, gut wrenching vocals and songs from throughout her five decade career, as well as the world premiere of selections from her new album, Worthy. The album, which Cherry Red releases on January 27, ...

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TONICA 2013

Read "TONICA 2013" reviewed by Emilie Pons

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 ...

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Soul Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist Jesse Dee Celebrates New Release in Philadelphia

Boston-based soul singer/songwriter/guitarist Jesse Dee will celebrate the release of his Alligator Records debut CD, On My Mind / In My Heart, with a live performance at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Thursday, February 28, 2013. With his warm and honest sound, his instantly memorable melodies and positive, slice-of-life lyrics (evoking the heyday of the ...

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Bettye Lavette: Thankful N’ Thoughtful

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"Non ci sono più vere cantanti di R&B" sentenzia Bettye Lavette in una recente intervista. “Penso che tutte queste giovani e adorabili signore come Beyoncé o Alicia Keys dovrebbero essere chiamate cantanti pop. Non sono delle cantanti di rhythm and blues e credo che se si trovassero su un palco fianco a fianco con Big Maybelle come è successo a ...

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Nominated For Best Contemporary Blues Album

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Nominated For Best Contemporary Blues Album

Congratulations to the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, who last night received a GRAMMY nomination in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category for recent release, LIVE! In Chicago. The announcement also marks Roadrunner Records imprint, Loud & Proud Records, first GRAMMY nomination. This is Kenny's 5th GRAMMY nomination. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd band is honored to be nominated ...

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Bettye LaVette: Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

Read "Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Cross Nina Simone with Tina Turner and you get Bettye LaVette. Finally receiving the attention she deserves, LaVette finds herself on a most receptive world stage. LaVette appeared at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors, in tribute to The Who's Peter Townsend and Roger Daltrey, singing “Love Reign O'er Me," from Quadrophenia (Polydor, 1979). Video of the ...

Bettye Lavette: Interpretations - The British Rock Songbook

Read "Bettye Lavette: Interpretations - The British Rock Songbook" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Bettye Lavette

Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

Anti- Records

2010



Perennial also-ran Bettye Lavette, among the many very good 1960s Detroit soul singers not signed to Motown--others include Barbara Lewis, Deon Jackson and Edwin Starr--offers a concept album of sorts. An interesting concept, too: R&B covers of classic British rock ...