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ARTICLE: RADIO

You've Got a Friend - Happy Birthday to Carole King!

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This broadcast fell on the day of the Grammy awards and included new releases from vocalists Catherine Russell and Tierney Sutton respectively, composer Miho Hazama, pianist Beegie Adair and trombonist Jennifer Wharton, with birthday shout outs to Natalie Cole, Anne Marie Moss, plus a few jazz treatments of songs by Carole King in the fourth hour ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Honoring Melba Liston

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This broadcast presents a special tribute to trombonist, composer and arranger Melba Liston in the third hour in honor of her 93rd birthday and also includes cuts from new releases by vocalist Roberta Donnay and pianist/composer Carol Albert, with more birthday shout outs to Elvis Presley, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ruth Brown and Ingrid Jensen.

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ARTICLE: RADIO

Notable Songs by 21st Century Women

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In this episode of A Broad Spectrum we feature some gorgeous new releases and we give birthday shout outs to Louis Armstrong, Jeri Southern, Hank Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Josh Nelson, Tony Bennett, Connie Converse, Kat Edmonson, KJ Denhart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Aaron Weinstein, and Baby Jane Dexter among others, focusing on some notable songs written by ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Announces Full Lineup For 16th Edition June 23 - July 1 - Nine Days, 325+ Shows, 19 Venues, 95 Free Shows, Youth Workshops & Jams

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Announces Full Lineup For 16th Edition  June 23 - July 1  - Nine Days, 325+ Shows, 19 Venues, 95 Free Shows, Youth Workshops & Jams

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona have announced the lineup for the festival's 16th Edition. The nine-day festival returns to Rochester June 23 thru July 1 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 325+ shows at 19 venues. The 2017 Festival will be presented in three series: the Club ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

Allan Harris at SMOKE Jazz & Supper Club

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Allan Harris
SMOKE Jazz & Supper Club
New York, NY
September 28, 2016

Allan Harris was born in Brooklyn to a tight-knit family that loved music. His mother was a classical piano prodigy who grew up in Harlem and graduated in the first class of the High School Of Performing Arts, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Monty Alexander: Remembering Nat "King" Cole - At Scullers On July 25!

Monty Alexander: Remembering Nat "King" Cole - At Scullers On July 25!

SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
JULY 25 With Special Guest Vocalists
Allan Harris & Caterina Zappponi MONTY ALEXANDER: REMEMBERING NAT “KING" COLE: with special guest vocalists Allan Harris and Caterina Zapponi, plus Hassan Shakur (bass), Obed Calvaire (drums) and Randy Napoleon (guitar). Master pianist Monty Alexander leads a heartfelt exploration of one of his ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rigas Ritmi 2015

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Rigas Ritmi
Riga, Latvia
July 1-4, 2015

The 15th anniversary of Rigas Ritmi was celebrated in fine style in Latvia's beautiful capital city. Māris Briežkalns, the festival's artistic director, had programmed Latvian artists and internationally-known musicians in a mix of large and small, old and new, venues. From the mediaeval ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

First Tucson Jazz Festival features Bacharach, Reeves, Cobb, Childs, DeFrancesco, more

First Tucson Jazz Festival features Bacharach, Reeves, Cobb, Childs, DeFrancesco, more

By Patricia Myers The HSL Tucson Jazz Festival, a 13-day event from January 16-28 will feature both national and Arizona musicians, headlined by 86-year-old composer Burt Bacharach, 85-year old drummer and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb, and four 2015 Grammy-nominated musicians.

Organist Joey DeFrancesco received a Best Jazz Instrumental nomination for Enjoy The View with ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2014: The Year in Jazz

Read "2014: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2014 turned out to be a year noteworthy for its numbers. Newport turned 60, Blue Note turned 75, International Jazz Day's third edition featured 900 events in more than 190 countries. The jazz world lost seven of its NEA Jazz Masters, and jny: New Orleans trumpeter Lionel Ferbos died at 103. Sad but not ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz Festival 2014

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Umbria Jazz Festival 2014
Perugia, Italy
July 11-20, 2014

There are many jazz festivals held in beautiful places. There are many festivals that run for 10 or more days and consistently offer first-rate programs. There are even a few that claim a history as long as 41 years. But there is ...