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NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Help defray Boston Jazz Hero Arni Cheatham's medical costs

Help defray Boston Jazz Hero Arni Cheatham's medical costs

Arni Cheatham, one of the most respected and beloved professional musicians and educators in the Boston jazz community, is in need of immediate financial assistance to help pay for medical bills. For almost two years, Arni has been living with debilitating back pain. Recently, his disability has progressed alarmingly, despite ongoing and wide- ranging efforts with an extensive ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Marquis Hill Blacktet at Scullers Jazz Club

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Marquis Hill Blacktet
Scullers Jazz Club
Boston, MA
August 26, 2017

We have a few places to stop and hear someone sling a horn in Boston, but Scullers Jazz Club has long been one of the best. It has better acoustics than the Regattabar, better drinks than the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies And Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present 100+ Performances And Events For 150th Season

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies And Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present 100+ Performances And Events For 150th Season

2017-2018 Season highlights include: World premieres of new works by Darcy James Argue and Anthony Coleman Monk’s Dream: Thelonious Monk at 100 with T.S. Monk Manteca: Dizzy Gillespie and the Birth of Latin Jazz celebrating Gillespie’s centennial Residency featuring Matana Roberts Music of Jerry Bergonzi and Ken Schaphorst New England Conservatory’s (NEC) internationally renowned Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation (CI) Departments announce more ...

Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group at Lilypad in Cambridge on June 4

Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group at Lilypad in Cambridge on June 4

Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group : Melissa Kassel Vocalist, Tom Zicarelli Pianist, Bruce Arnold Guitarist, David Clark Bass & Gary Fieldman Drums. June 4 at 6:30 p.m. Lilypad
1353 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA $12.00 cash at the door. Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli invite you to an eclectic evening of original music and jazz standards. ...

Bruno Raberg: Triloka: Music for Strings and Soloists

Read "Triloka: Music for Strings and Soloists" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Sweden boasts a long tradition of producing notable double bassists--Georg Riedel, Palle Danielsson, Anders Jormin, Lars Danielsson, Dan Berglund and Petter Eldh all spring to mind. Bruno Råberg is another whose virtuosity and lyricism have propelled him to international renown, as a collaborator with some of jazz's most eminent names, and, since 1986, as a Professor ...

NEWS: EVENT

The Dechamplain Trio Performs “10 Flavours Of Jazz” on Feb. 25 Return To Pittsfield

Jazz comes in many flavors, and Berkshires Jazz, Inc. will be exploring ten of them in a special program on Feb. 25, in conjunction with Pittsfield’s annual 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival. In “Ten Flavours of Jazz" (at Flavours of Malaysia, 8pm), the Matt DeChamplain Trio will present ten different instrumental and vocal stylings, the latter featuring ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Transcendent Trombone - Jazz Survivor: The Rick Stepton Story

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Transcendent Trombone
Frank McGowan
Self Published
2017

“Jazz Luck"--a phrase I pull out of the hat every so often that aptly describes those oddball and, in some cases, unfortunate events which practitioners of the art encounter in the business. It's a more apropos term that the commonly-used “Stuff Happens," because ...

NEWS: EVENT

Award Winning Musician & Bandleader “Tat” Tatsuya Yoshinaga Announces Date For Boston Concert At Ryles With The XTY Group

Award Winning Musician & Bandleader “Tat” Tatsuya Yoshinaga Announces Date For Boston Concert At Ryles With The XTY Group

Multi-Instrumentalist, bandleader, and award winning drummer “Tat” Tatsuya Yoshinaga, announced today the date for his Boston/Cambridge concert featuring the XTY Group. They will perform on January 10, 2017 from 8:30-11:30 PM at the Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA. The XTY Jazz group is an exciting new collaboration between some of Boston's finest jazz musicians. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Nat Hentoff: The Never-Ending Ball

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This interview was first published at All About Jazz on June 23, 2010.

Nat Hentoff was eleven years old when, walking down the road one day in Boston, he heard music so exciting that he shouted with pleasure and ran into the shop to learn that the music was of clarinetist Artie Shaw. In ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rakalam Bob Moses: Song of the Free Will

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Though Ra Kalam Bob Moses is known primarily for his uncanny and profound drumming skills, few realize that he has forged a unique and highly personal piano style in parallel with his efforts as a percussionist, composer and bandleader. Few remember his wonderful band Compost with that other ineffable drummer / pianist, Jack DeJohnette. Compost recorded ...


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