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NEWS: FESTIVAL

Celebrate Valentine's Day weekend 2019 with Poncho Sanchez, Pete Escovedo, and more aboard the Latin Love Boat

Celebrate Valentine's Day weekend 2019 with Poncho Sanchez, Pete Escovedo, and more aboard the Latin Love Boat

Latin Cruise Events is proudly announcing “Latin Love Boat“ Valentines Weekend Jazz Cruise. The luxurious Carnival Imagination will depart on Thursday, February 14th sailing from Long Beach, California to Ensenada Mexico and returning February 17th, 2019 (Thursday to Sunday). This 3-Day Music Festival Cruise will include: Legendary Jazz artists, Poncho Sanchez, Pete Escovedo, as well World ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

The Bach's Beach Vision Of Jazz Heaven

Read "The Bach's Beach Vision Of Jazz Heaven" reviewed by Arthur R George

Heaven for some is a baseball diamond in an Iowa cornfield. For Pete Douglas, it was a house on a beach with a jazz club in his living room, a would-be heaven also for anyone who dropped in. Douglas passed on, in 2014 at age 85, sitting at his desk overlooking the Pacific Ocean. But his ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

My Life in the Key of E

Read "My Life in the Key of E" reviewed by Richard  J Salvucci

My Life in the Key of E: A Memoir
Pete Escovedo with Sarah Spinner Escovedo
284 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-692-87885-9
2017

It's not news that the music business is tough.

There are some phenomenally talented people who scuffle for years trying to pay the rent. ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Trombonist Wayne Wallace racking up Grammy nods with distinctive record label

Read "Trombonist Wayne Wallace racking up Grammy nods with distinctive record label" reviewed by David Becker

Usually when a musician starts a record label, it's with no intent beyond releasing his own music. Not so with San Francisco-based trombonist Wayne Wallace. Since forming Patois Records (Motto: “Promoting improvisation") more than a decade ago, Wallace has used the label as a vehicle to promote both his own Latin jazz work and music of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Barranquijazz Festival 2016

Read "Barranquijazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Mark Holston

Barranquijazz Festival
Barranquilla, Colombia
September 14-18, 2016

The success of the annual Barranquijazz Festival is a tribute to its founders--all of whom are still deeply involved as the event enters its 21st year--and their vision of what and how to present to a growing community of jazz enthusiasts in Barranquilla, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist/Composer Peter Horvath's 2nd Album As A Leader, "Absolute Reality," Due March 25

Pianist/Composer Peter Horvath's 2nd Album As A Leader, "Absolute Reality," Due March 25

Based in the jny: San Francisco Bay Area since the mid-1980s, keyboardist/composer Peter Horvath has thrived in the region’s highly diverse environment, where various music scenes often overlap. He’s played post-bop with Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Eddie Henderson, and Charles McPherson, and funk fusion with the Victor Bailey Group, Marcus Miller, Bennie Maupin, and Lenny White. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Blevins: Matterhorn

Read "Matterhorn" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Back in the 1960s, when the music now commonly known as fusion was called “jazz-rock," the earliest bands to get plastered with said label were essentially funk and rock rhythm sections--guitar, bass, keys and drums, plus or minus congas--with a lead singer and a jazzy horn section tacked on. Think Blood Sweat and Tears, or Tower ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Monterey Jazz Festival 2015, Part 2

Read "Monterey Jazz Festival 2015, Part 2" reviewed by Walter Atkins

2015 Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds
Monterey CA
September 18-20, 2015

The 58th edition of the storied Monterey Jazz Festival continued its long tradition of bringing its rich blend of both venerable and new artists to the historic Northern California venue. This year's extensive line up included: Chick Corea, Diane ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

AA.VV.: Salsa de la Bahia vol 2, Hoy Y Ayer

Read "Salsa de la Bahia vol 2, Hoy Y Ayer" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A distanza di un anno dal primo volume, esce il secondo capitolo della raccolta dedicata alla Salsa e al Latin jazz di San Francisco. Se il primo raccoglieva gruppi e incisioni del periodo 2000-2010 stavolta il curatore Wayne Wallace documenta gli anni dal 1980 al 2000, più una puntata sull'attualità, dal 2010 al 2013. Non a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Oakland Art + Soul Festival 2015

Read "Oakland Art + Soul Festival 2015" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Oakland Art + Soul Festival
Oakland, CA
August 1-2, 2015

Oakland's 15th annual Art+Soul Festival continued its ongoing tradition of featuring the rich variety of music and art of the jny: San Francisco Bay Area. A+SF's multiple venues highlighted Blues, soul, rap, Latin jazz, spoken word and dancers along with ...