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ARTICLE: PROFILES

A Vintage Year For Jessica Felix And The Healdsburg Jazz Festival

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It's a 20th anniversary vintage year for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, pouring over the first ten days of this coming June, in the Sonoma County “wine country" 70 miles north of jny:San Francisco. That there is a festival at all is due to the tenacity of its artistic director Jessica Felix, who planted jazz in Healdsburg ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dave Holland Residency at SFJAZZ

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Dave Holland
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA
March 22-25, 2018

Dave Holland took the stage with a smile, an appropriate beginning to a four-night residency at SFJAZZ in San Francisco, California, one which would see him transition from solo to duo to trio to quartet.

Holland has created innumerable ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

7 Mile House Jazz Festival 2018

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First Annual 7 Mile House Jazz Festival
7 Mile House
Brisbane CA
March 17, 2018

The inaugural 7 Mile House Jazz Festival was a jammed pack event featuring invigorating music running from noon to mid night on St. Patrick's Day. Sitting exactly seven miles south of San Francisco's Portsmouth Square, the historic (and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Drum Maestro Akira Tana Puts A Gorgeous Spin On The Brazilian Songbook With JAZZaNOVA

Drum Maestro Akira Tana  Puts A Gorgeous Spin On The Brazilian Songbook With JAZZaNOVA

AKIRA TANA didn’t have to go looking for Brazilian music as a young musician. An elite jazz drummer since the mid-1970s, he’s been immersed in the verdant hothouse of Brazil’s surging rhythms and sensuous melodies his entire career. His new album JAZZaNOVA, which is slated for release by Vega on March 1, 2018, reflects an abiding ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vijay Iyer at SFJAZZ

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Vijay Iyer
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
January 18, 19, 21, 2018

Vijay Iyer told a San Francisco audience at Herbst Theater that it is amazingly difficult to tour in the United States, by way of explaining why he did not perform in his former hometown more often. But, ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Scott Yanow Reviews Tony Adamo For The L.A. Jazz Scene

Scott Yanow Reviews Tony Adamo For The L.A. Jazz Scene

Scott Yanow Reviews Tony Adamo For The L.A Jazz Scene
Published: January 01, 2018 A fine singer, Tony Adamo is also a master at what he calls “hipspokenword." He enjoys interacting with major jazz musicians while telling stories having to do with the music and life in general. His lyrics and narratives are intelligent, his ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Matthew Shipp Trio at SFJAZZ

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Matt Shipp Trio
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
December 8, 2017

In this era, one where many of most popular musicians in the musical genre classified as “jazz" double as pop musicians, Matthew Shipp stands out. True to his craft since he moved to New York City in 1984, the 57-year-old ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Anat Cohen Tentet at SFJAZZ

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Anat Cohen Tentet
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
December 3, 2017

An evening with clarinetist extraordinaire Anat Cohen is an unforgettable experience. Residents of San Francisco were fortunate to see Cohen and her Tentet at SFJAZZ on a cool Sunday evening. A native of Tel Aviv, the 38-year-old Cohen studied ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Listening For The Secret: The Grateful Dead And The Politics Of Improvisation

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Listening For The Secret: The Grateful Dead And The Politics Of Improvisation
Ulf Olsson
184 Pages
ISBN: 978-0520286641
University of California Press
2017

The Grateful Dead, possibly the most heavily documented band ever, was under one form of microscope or another from its inception in Palo Alto, California in ...