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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rhythm Future Quartet: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Hanno preso il nome da un brano di Django Reinhardt i quattro componenti di quest'organico manouche, che si distanzia dalle formazioni modellate sull'Hot Club de France e vuol gettare uno sguardo al futuro.
Troppo spesso lo stile inventato da Reinhart e Grappelli nella Parigi del primo Novecento è stato conservato sotto una campana di ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Connie Evingson: All The Cats Join In

Read "All The Cats Join In" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Were it not for her decision to remain in Minnesota, Connie Evingson would surely be a better-known jazz vocalist. Over the course of her previous releases she's proven herself to be a prepossessing singer capable of getting to the marrow of a lyric without pretense or posturing. And she's remarkably good at putting together programs, be ...

Jason Anick: Tipping Point

Read "Jason Anick: Tipping Point" reviewed by Ian Patterson

One of the Berklee College of Music's youngest instructors, violinist/mandolinist Jason Anick had already made a name for himself in 2008, when at twenty two years of age he was invited to tour with Grammy-winning guitarist John Jorgenson. Anick's tremendous virtuosity was to the fore on the acoustic Rhythm Future Quartet's Sleepless (Self Produced, 2011), a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

John Jorgenson’s Gypsy Jazz Quintet: Phoenix, AZ, June 27, 2013

Read "John Jorgenson’s Gypsy Jazz Quintet: Phoenix, AZ, June 27, 2013" reviewed by Patricia Myers

John Jorgenson's Gypsy Jazz Quintet
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, AZ
June 27, 2013

The swinging sound of gypsy jazz popularized by Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France was elegantly interpreted by John Jorgenson in a quintet setting that imbued the 1930s genre with modernistic verve.

The program was a ...

NEWS: EVENT

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Hosts John Jorgenson Quintet For Benefit Concerts April 12 & 13

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Hosts John Jorgenson Quintet For Benefit Concerts April 12 & 13

THE OASIS PROJECT AND ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM HOSTS JOHN JORGENSON FOR INAUGURAL CONCERT EVENT The Legendary Musician and Composer Will Record Original Work Inspired by Museum, as well as a Live Performance DVD from the Warden Oasis Theater TUCSON, Ariz. - The Oasis Project, a performing arts program of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum made possible by the Bert W. Martin Foundation, ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Gypsy Jazz In Paradise Added to Crested Butte Music Festival Roster

Jazz has long been part of the 15th annual Crested Butte Music Festival's lineup, but this year the focus is on a truly unique style of music attributed to legendary French/Belgian gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. “Gypsy Jazz In Paradise," presented by the Crested Butte Music Festival and DjangoFest(TM), is slated for the weekend of August ...

Take Five With Ken Avis

Read "Take Five With Ken Avis" reviewed by Ken Avis

Meet Ken Avis:

London, Paris, Geneva, Washington DC guitarist/vocalist Ken Avis never imagined he would live in these cities after growing up in a Northern English coal mining town close to Liverpool. After travelling in over 80 counties, across four continents, he is now based in Northern Virginia with his wife, the stunning French Canadian ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Legendary Musician John Jorgenson Releases Two New Albums on February 16th - One Stolen Night and Istiqbal Gathering

Legendary Musician John Jorgenson Releases Two New Albums on February 16th - One Stolen Night and Istiqbal Gathering

Celebrates January 23rd Centennial of Gypsy Guitarist Django Reinhardt Nashville, Tenn.-- As one of the pioneers of American gypsy jazz music, Jorgenson is celebrating the father of gypsy jazz, Django Reinhardt, whose 100th birthday would have been January 23rd of this year, with two album releases and a touring schedule that takes him across the country and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Gypsy Jazz Travels to the Last Frontier

Gypsy Jazz Travels to the Last Frontier

John Jorgenson Quintet makes debut tour to Alaska The high-energy gypsy jazz performed by the John Jorgenson Quintet isn't your typical jazz music. "A lot of people tell us 'Well, we don't really like jazz so much but we like your music,'" Jorgenson said. “It's more accessible. The jazz part of it kind of scares people off but ...