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Steve Khan: Patchwork

Read "Patchwork" reviewed by John Kelman

Amongst the many myths out there about music-making—especially in jazz, where the improvisation quotient is often so high—is that composing may, indeed, be work, but doesn't require the kind of relentless attention to detail that far more truthfully defines how many artists write and arrange their music. These days, one need only look to music by ...

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
June 29-30, 2019

High-level musicianship came to the forefront at the 42nd edition of Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, and Mother Nature cooperated at the essentially outdoor event. Both of those factors resulted in one of the largest crowds in ...

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019" reviewed by John Kelman

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Various Venues
Montréal, Canada
June 27 -July 1, 2019

Forty years. Not a lifetime, perhaps, but a remarkably long time for any festival to not only continue to exist but, despite increasing challenges, to thrive. An even greater achievement when it's the Festival International de ...

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Bob Sheppard: The Fine Line

Read "The Fine Line" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Ironically, probably the only reason that Bob Sheppard isn't a household name (other than in jazz households) is because he's such an in-demand sideman. Splitting his time between Los Angeles, and New York he also teaches jazz at The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. But he's worked, amongst many others, with such jazz ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

John Beasley: Master of All Trades

Read "John Beasley: Master of All Trades" reviewed by Jim Worsley

In today's busy world, sometimes you just can't do it all. Apparently, John Beasley never received that memo. The pianist, composer, arranger, producer, music director, and film and TV composer is in high demand, and has an enormity of projects that would seem to belie the twenty-four hour day reality. It is perhaps the variance in ...

ARTICLE: NEW & NOTEWORTHY

Nuove vocalist all’orizzonte

Read "Nuove vocalist all’orizzonte" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nuove vocalist crescono. Da qualche anno, sia nel jazz che nella black popular music, sono emerse vocalist di talento, prossime a imporsi negli anni a venire. In questa fase storica di globalizzazione spinta anche il canto jazz è entrato in una dimensione globale. Aumentano le possibilità per tutti di apprendere le forme espressive delle musiche afroamericane ...

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Antonio Sanchez & Migration: Lines in the Sand

Read "Lines in the Sand" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

Antonio Sanchez, compositore e batterista di fama internazionale, confeziona una suite che non è solo un tributo e un atto di solidarietà nei confronti dei migranti che quotidianamente tentano di varcare il confine tra Messico e Stati Uniti in cerca di una vita migliore, ma anche un atto d'accusa contro le politiche demagogiche e piene di ...

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Brussels Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Brussels Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Martin Longley

Brussels Jazz Festival
Flagey
Brussels, Belgium
January 10-19, 2019

The Brussels Jazz Festival is a relative newcomer, but this ambitious 10-dayer managed to sell out around two thirds of its gigs, and was overall the most successful in attendance for this fifth edition. Concerts are held in the ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

2018 Moncalieri Jazz Festival

Read "2018 Moncalieri Jazz Festival" reviewed by Antonio Baiano

The 2018 Moncalieri Jazz Festival took place from November 15 through November 25, featuring Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective, Antonio Sanchez and Migration, Chaise Baird, Charles Altura, Thana Alexa, John Escreet, Orlando le Fleming, Fabian Almazan, David Ginyard, and Oscar Seaton. The festival has run since 2000 in the town of Moncalieri, Italy, right outside of ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Antonio Sanchez

Jazz Musician of the Day: Antonio Sanchez

All About Jazz is celebrating Antonio Sanchez's birthday today!

Antonio Sanchez was born in Mexico City November 1st, 1971. At age five, he discoreved an irresistible attraction towards the drum set. After a few years of private study he started performing in a wide variety of musical situations ranging from rock to jazz and latin ...