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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Nicole Henry with the John Toomey Trio in Norfolk

Read "Nicole Henry with the John Toomey Trio in Norfolk" reviewed by Mark Robbins

The Attucks Jazz Series kicked off the 2017-2018 season with bombastic vocalist Nicole Henry backed by John Toomey on piano, Jimmy Masters on bass and Chuck Redd on drums. Ms. Henry, winner of the Soul Train's “Best Traditional Jazz Performance," presented a varied repertoire including songs by Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers and many jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra Debuts With "Dreaming Big," Due June 16

The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra Debuts With "Dreaming Big," Due June 16

The June 16th release of Dreaming Big (GoldFox Records), which marks the recording debut of the Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra and features the compositions of Brett Gold, illuminates a most intriguing jazz odyssey. A star trombonist in high school in his native Baltimore, Gold was steered away from a music career by his parents as ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tom Kennedy: Just Play!

Read "Just Play!" reviewed by Edward Blanco

An accomplished musician known for his prowess on electric bass, Tom Kennedy fronts a nine-piece ensemble of top-notch players delivering engaging new interpretations of well-known jazz standards on Just Play!, his fourth album as leader. While much of his experience performing progressive and mainstream jazz has been on the electric bass, Kennedy's first experience began on ...

NEWS: EVENT

Catherine Russell: A Swing-Jazz Singer Emerges

Catherine Russell: A Swing-Jazz Singer Emerges

By Daniel Kassell Catherine Russell
Singers Over Manhattan
The Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York City, NY
March 30, 2012 At the start of singer Catherine Russell's Jazz at Lincoln Center performance, MC Todd Barkan (Dizzy's Jazz Club Manager), roused the crowd with, “Thank you for all you ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Catherine Russell at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Catherine Russell at Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York native vocalist Catherine Russell, will be the final performance of the 2011-12 season Jazz at Lincoln Center's Singers Over Manhattan series in The Allen Room, March 30-31, 2012 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Born of music royalty, her father, Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong's long time musical director and her mother, Carline Ray, performed with ...

NEWS: WEBSITE

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NEWS: EDUCATION

Join Tisja 2009, the Ultimate Jazz Learning Experience This Summer in Taipei!

Join Tisja 2009, the Ultimate Jazz Learning Experience This Summer in Taipei!

One of the premier summer jazz education programs in Asia, the annual Taipei International Summer Jazz Academy is planning for its 6th year and larger scale, recruiting even higher-level jazz sensations from all over Asia to participate, and had helped many talented local jazz musicians to develop more on their musical styles and musicianship. Learn with ...

John Allred: Focused

Read "Focused" reviewed by Jack Bowers

John Allred, who has paid his dues in a number of settings from trad to swing and beyond, plays it “straight” all the way on Focused, and in so doing reveals himself to be one of the most accomplished mainstream Jazz trombonists you’ve never heard. When a trombonist as proficient as Don Sebesky says of Allred, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Allred: Focused

Read "Focused" reviewed by Joel Roberts

On his first album for AppleJazz Records, trombonist John Allred serves notice that an important new jazz artist has arrived. The Florida-born musician has complete mastery of his instrument and chops that can compete with most any trombonist on the jazz scene today. He plays with a fluidity and finesse you don't normally hear on the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Allred: Focused

Read "Focused" reviewed by Robert Spencer

The back of this disc carries a quote from Don Sebesky: “John Allred is a MONSTER! Very scary. I haven't been so impressed with a trombone player since Carl Fontana. John plays the way I always wanted to, but didn't have the chops. He can be in my band anytime."

Sebesky is right. Allred has the ...