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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2017

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Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2017
Pittsburgh, PA
June 16-18, 2017

The complicated logistics and sizable costs associated with free jazz festivals have made them somewhat rarified these days. By its all-encompassing scope and scale, the Detroit Jazz Festival has served as a model for many decades now. But if you want something ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tony Succar: Tony Succar y Mixtura: De One Live Sessions, Vol. 1

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Arranger, producer and percussionist Tony Succar and his Latin jazz band Mixtura offer their renditions of a handful of standards on the 2013 album De One Live Sessions Vol. 1. Though a studio album, the band embraces the “live in the studio" feeling, which shines throughout. A DVD of the band during the same studio session ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Playboy Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

Playboy Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

The Neville Brothers, Sharon Jones and the Dap- Kings, the Wayne Shorter Quartet and Kenny G are among the performers slated to appear at the 31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival, June 13-14 at the Hollywood Bowl.

In addition to the Neville Brothers and Sharon Jones, Saturday's lineup will feature a 50th anniversary salute to Miles Davis' class ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Playboy Jazz Fest Announces Lineup

Playboy Jazz Fest Announces Lineup

Quincy Jones had a twofold purpose in taking the podium at Wednesday's announcement of the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival.

First he continued his advocacy for a secretary of the arts Cabinet position; second he introduced 23-year-old Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, whom he has taken under his wing over the past few years.

Rodriguez, who ...