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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Pat Martino: In the Moment

Read "Pat Martino: In the Moment" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Legendary guitarist Pat Martino is devoted to living in the Here and Now! -coincidentally the title of his autobiography (DaCapo, 2011). Taking each moment as it is and adding full measures of love and spirituality, Martino is now well into his sixth decade as one of the most revered and sought after jazz musicians on the ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Nine-Day Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Starts Friday June 24

Nine-Day Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Starts Friday June 24

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival returns to Rochester for its 15th anniversary edition June 24-July 2 with nine days of amazing creative improvised music from around the world. The 2016 Festival will present more than 1500 artists in 325+ shows at 19 venues in three series- the Club Pass series with 235 shows, Headliner Series with six ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Starts June 22 -- 9 Days, 300 Concerts, 1000+ Artists, 18 Venues! Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Steve Martin, Esperanza Spalding, Daryl Hall, Keb’ Mo’ & Zappa Plays Zappa To Headline

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival  Starts June 22 --  9 Days, 300 Concerts, 1000+ Artists, 18 Venues!  Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Steve Martin, Esperanza Spalding, Daryl Hall, Keb’ Mo’ & Zappa Plays Zappa To Headline

Rochester NY: The 11th edition of the nine-day Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) presented by M&T Bank opens in less than three weeks on June 22! The festival runs through June 30 and will present more than 1000 artists performing at 18 venues and outdoor stages, in 300 concerts, including almost 70 free concerts. Last year’s ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Joey Calderazzo: Improviser in Top Form

Read "Joey Calderazzo: Improviser in Top Form" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Creative musicians are generally an insightful lot: people that have curious minds but also have a sense of direction--a sense of purpose, if not a search for it. They express what they see, what they experience. Pianist Joey Calderazzo is among those.

A man of extraordinary talent at the keyboard, he's held the piano chair ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival September 16 - 18

The 54th Monterey Jazz Festival, three-time winner of the JazzTimes Readers poll for “World's Best Jazz Festival" takes place September 16 to September 18 at the Monterey Fairgrounds, home to the Festival for 54 consecutive years. Described as “a cultural colossus" by the San Jose Mercury News and “a mecca for true jazz fans" by the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Album Review: "Three Stories" by Eldar

One thing I try to express on Groove Notes is that I don't feel it necessary to post album reviews unless I feel there is an album really worth talking about. Additionally, I hesitate to use the word “best," because it suggests a certainty rather than leaving music to the personal taste of the listener. In the case of the new ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"JAZZ ROOTS: Music of the Americas" Out April 5th!

Sony MASTERWORKS Jazz in partnership with producer Larry Rosen will release JAZZ ROOTS: The Music of the Americas, the first compilation of this new branded series which traces the story of Jazz starting with the “Drums from Africa" and their effect on the musical DNA of the Americas. The historical descriptions for the package have been ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival: Day Two, November 26, 2010

Read "Riviera Maya Jazz Festival: Day Two, November 26, 2010" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4
Riviera Maya Jazz Festival
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
November 25-28, 2010

Painting in bold colors from different corners of the Latin American musical spectrum, guitarist Al Di Meola drew from his acclaimed, historic collaborations with Spanish guitarist Paco de ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: January 11, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 6 13 Joey DeFrancesco Snapshot (HighNote) 175 126 +49 0 51 1 12 2 3 8 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 169 151 +18 0 47 1 15 2 1 5 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue) 169 182 -13 1 46 1 16 2 — — Somi If The Rains Come First () 169 — +169 33 40 2 1 5 11 15 The Mike Longo Trio Sting Like A Bee (CAP) 159 113 +46 0 38 5 11 6 13 10 Roni Ben-Hur Fortuna (Motema) 157 104 +53 2 46 6 9 7 9 6 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 153 117 +36 0 42 1 16 8 2 6 Houston Person Mellow (HighNote) 142 162 -20 0 33 2 12 9 8 12 Steve Davis Eloquence (Jazz Legacy) 138 121 +17 0 44 7 16 10 14 27 Roberta Gambarini So In Love (Emarcy) 131 103 +28 0 43 3 20 11 23 11 Bill Mays Trio Mays At The Movies (SteepleChase) 125 83 +42 2 39 11 6 12 16 9 Dana Hall Into The ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: January 4, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 5 11 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue) 182 124 +58 0 44 1 15 2 6 8 Houston Person Mellow (HighNote) 162 122 +40 0 43 2 11 3 8 5 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 151 112 +39 0 37 1 14 4 3 8 Eric Alexander Revival Of The Fittest (HighNote) 137 140 -3 1 38 1 14 5 48 — Christian McBride & Inside Straight Kind Of Brown (Mack Avenue) 127 44 +83 0 50 1 30 6 13 6 Joey DeFrancesco Snapshot (HighNote) 126 90 +36 0 42 1 11 7 19 4 Oliver Jones & Hank Jones Pleased To Meet You (Justin Time) 125 76 +49 0 44 4 8 8 12 7 Steve Davis Eloquence (Jazz Legacy) 121 91 +30 1 38 7 15 9 6 3 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 117 122 -5 0 38 1 15 10 15 15 Roy Hargrove Big Band Emergence (Emarcy) 114 82 +32 0 40 1 20 11 15 18 The Mike Longo ...