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I Called Him Morgan at Belfast Film Festival 2017

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I Called Him Morgan (2016) A film by Kasper Collin Belfast Film Festival Strand Arts Centre, jny:Belfast, N. Ireland March 31, 2017 There was something appropriate about the screening of Kasper Collin's documentary I Called Him Morgan in the Strand Arts Centre. The furnishings of this old, art-deco cinema ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

I Called Him Morgan by Kasper Collin

Read "I Called Him Morgan by Kasper Collin" reviewed by Christine Connallon

Lee MorganI Called Him Morgan A film by Kasper Collin 2016 Forty five years ago on a precariously snowy night, prolifically talented jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan was fatally wounded at Slug's Saloon in the East Village of jny: New York City, shot down by his common-law wife, Helen, in front ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Howard Johnson Celebrates His 75th With New CD And Concert At The Jazz Museum In Harlem on Sunday, January 29th at 2:30pm

Howard Johnson Celebrates His 75th With New CD And Concert At The Jazz Museum In Harlem on Sunday, January 29th at 2:30pm

Sun, January 29, 2017 2:30 PM- 5:00 PM EST The National Jazz Museum in Harlem 58 West 129th Street New York, NY 10027 Featuring: Howard Johnson: baritone saxophone, tuba, penny whistle; Yayoi Ikawa: piano; Melissa Slocum: bass; Newman Taylor Baker: drums. Testimony includes eight tunes ranging from soulful to funky ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Litchfield Jazz Camp Registration Now Open!

Litchfield Jazz Camp Registration Now Open!

Celebrate 18 years of Litchfield Jazz Camp at our new location, Canterbury School in New Milford, CT. Register by next Saturday, February 8 to get a special EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. Sibling, loyalty and full combo discounts available too. Music Director Don Braden and Director of Operations Albert Rivera lead a star studded faculty through out the ...

More Fresh Sounds From Fresh Sound

Read "More Fresh Sounds From Fresh Sound" reviewed by Bruce Klauber

The Fresh Sound record label has released another superb batch of late 1950s and early 1960s recordings by jazz legends, greats, near-greats and now obscure artists who, then and now, deserve wider recognition. As detailed in previous pieces, Fresh Sound is the only organization out there issuing these essential works, which otherwise would remain lost.

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge presents trumpeter Josh Lawrence in Society Hill on Thursday, April 19th!

Jazz Bridge presents trumpeter Josh Lawrence in Society Hill on Thursday, April 19th!

Appearing at Jazz at the Playhouse to celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month will be trumpeter Josh Lawrence and his band at the Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th Street in Philadelphia (19147) on April 19th. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. For info: 215-517-8337 or 856-858-8914. Parking is right across the ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

BuJazzO: That's German for Swinging Big Band Jazz

Read "BuJazzO: That's German for Swinging Big Band Jazz" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On August 8, my friend Wes Pfarner and I drove to Santa Fe for a once-in-a lifetime event: a performance by the German Federal Youth Jazz Orchestra, better known to big band enthusiasts by its more condensed and colorful name, BuJazzO. The twenty-piece ensemble, directed by Jiggs Whigham, an American trombonist and educator from Cleveland, Ohio, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Tia Fuller: Stepping Forward Decisively

Read "Tia Fuller: Stepping Forward Decisively" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

For saxophonist Tia Fuller, becoming a musician, and concentrating on jazz, seems almost preordained. After all, she came from a musical family who loved and performed jazz. She started playing piano at the age of 3. Music has always been in her life. Then there's that family video where, at age 9, asked what ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Ambrose Jackson

Read "Ambrose Jackson" reviewed by Andrey Henkin

[Ed. Note: We are saddened to report that Mr. Jackson succumbed to a five-year battle with prostate cancer prior to publication of this article.] In the jazz world, an enormous amount of credence is given to the musician who appears on, to use the parlance, “countless sessions." Yet this ignores circumstances that can ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live Big Bands From New York: Charles Tolliver, Darcy James Argue & Charli Persip

Read "Live Big Bands From New York: Charles Tolliver, Darcy James Argue & Charli Persip" reviewed by Martin Longley

The Charles Tolliver Big BandIridiumOctober 18, 2009 Trumpeter Charles Tolliver likes to keep his big band well-drilled. His arrangements are concerned with a cutting, eagle-swoop precision, built up from portable clusters that can be detonated at any time. He enjoys settling into a sleek groove, but will suddenly find the urge ...


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