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ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2012: The Year in Jazz

Read "2012: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The world of jazz officially went global in 2012, kicked the Grammy Awards in the shins, dealt with economic issues and Mother Nature, and found new ways to innovate in this social media and Internet-savvy age. There were ups and there were downs for both longstanding clubs and festivals, too.

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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist Luke Carlos O'Reilly In Media PA On Wed. Jan. 16th!

Pianist Luke Carlos O'Reilly In Media PA On Wed. Jan. 16th!

Jazz Bridge in Media! presents pianist Luke Carlos O’Reilly at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County — 145 West Rose Tree Road in Media, PA — on Wednesday January 16th. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. Columbian native O'Reilly, a graduate of Temple University's Esther ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Singer Jackie Ryan Returns; "Listen Here" Also Features John Clayton & Friends

Singer Jackie Ryan Returns; "Listen Here" Also Features John Clayton & Friends

Jackie Ryan teams with Grammy Award winner John Clayton to deliver a tour de force through a myriad of jazz idioms ─ from blues & gospel flavored jazz gems, to luscious love songs, a soaring Spanish ballad, a Gershwin classic, pulsating samba rhythms ─ and culminates with the title track: a duet with three-time Grammy nominee ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Jazz Face: Red Holloway, 1927-2012

Jazz Face: Red Holloway, 1927-2012

One of the still-active veterans of bebop, saxophonist Red Holloway died on February 25th at age 84. And he went down swinging—he had been touring through September 2011 with the Lionel Hampton All-Stars and, although he had postponed some dates this winter, had some upcoming on his 2012 calendar. Red was best known for his work with ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Red Holloway Quartet: San Diego, February 8, 2011

Read "Red Holloway Quartet: San Diego, February 8, 2011" reviewed by Robert Bush

Red Holloway Quartet with Plas Johnson
Saville Theater, San Diego City College
San Diego, CA
February 8, 2011

Red Holloway has “been there and done that" when it comes to jazz standards and all forms of the blues. While normally his specialties are both playing the tenor saxophone and belting out blues vocals, ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Michael Arlt

Read "Take Five With Michael Arlt" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Michael Arlt:

Appearing on numerous concert tours, festivals and CDs since 1986, guitarist Michael Arlt has been working with an expanding group of international musicians, including Red Holloway, Paquito D`Rivera, Houston Person, Dan Kostelnik & We Three, José Cortijo, Luciano Biondini, Tony Lakatos, Mathias Ruegg, Adrian Mears,Jon Sass, Portinho Trio: Klaus Mueller, Itaiguara Brandao, ...

Take Five With Antoinette Montague

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Meet Antoinette Montague:

Antoinette Montague likes to say she simply sings “people music." Make no mistake about it, she is a jazz singer through and through, but one who pushes the genre's boundaries. On her new recording, Behind the Smile, Montague sings classic jazz standards (new and old), resurrects lovely-but-obscure melodies, blends in blues and ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Tony Foster

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Meet Tony Foster: Currently based in Seattle, Washington, Tony Foster was born and raised in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. He received his initial musical training early on, in the form of classical piano lessons privately. In school bands, his main instrument became the trumpet. His studies on the trumpet continued until college, and it was not ...

The Sisterhood Of Saxophone Players: Sharel Cassity, Nancy Wright and Pattie Cossentino

Read "The Sisterhood Of Saxophone Players: Sharel Cassity, Nancy Wright and Pattie Cossentino" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Once a novelty, women saxophone players have been claiming center stage in the last twenty years. Virginia Mayhew, Idit Shner, Clair Daly and Christine Jensen are among the most notable artists in this sisterhood. Add to this list three more names to consider.

Sharel Cassity

Just for You

DW Records

2009

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Red Holloway: Go Red Go!

Read "Go Red Go!" reviewed by Nic Jones

For disingenuous reasons Go Red Go! is a good companion for Cy Touff and Sandy Mosse's Tickle Toe which Delmark reissued in 2008. Both albums offer up straight-ahead mainstream jazz of the most worthwhile order performed by men who know the territory inside out. The crucial difference between the two is that while Touff and Mosse ...