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NEWS: EVENT

First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

A coalition of Philadelphia jazz organizations including representatives from WRTI 90.1 FM, Temple Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Jazz Lives Philadelphia, SOUTH Jazz Kitchen and All About Jazz & Jazz Near You are hosting the first annual Jazz Industry Day at Temple Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00am to 6:30pm with an ...

Andrew Dickeson: Is That So?

Read "Is That So?" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Growing up in Australia, Andrew Dickeson played several instruments before deciding on the drums when he was 10. Over the years he developed his intuition and sensitivity, the dynamics helping create a wellspring of skills. His artistry took him to the finals of the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Drums Competition in 1992 where he was ...

Bill Cunliffe: BACHanalia

Read "BACHanalia" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This is another entry in the durable “jazz meets the classics" subgenre with pianist and bandleader Bill Cunliffe leading a large ensemble through a fun program featuring mostly classical works and familiar standards.

The classical adaptations start off with Johann Sebastian Bach's “Sleepers Awake" played with crisp, muscular drive by the band. Cunliffe and trombonist ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family: Beginning of a Memory

Read "Beginning of a Memory" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Un anno dopo la morte della moglie per leucemia, il batterista Matt Wilson ha riunito i membri dei suoi tre gruppi, The Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts & Crafts e Christmas Tree-O, per una commemorazione che prende spunto dai funerali d'inizio secolo a New Orleans. Alcuni brani incisi con le sue formazioni vengono riproposti in un clima ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Monday Recommendation (A Day Late): Matt Wilson

Monday Recommendation (A Day Late): Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family, Beginning Of A Memory (Palmetto) The title belies the pain of the loss that inspired Matt Wilson’s essentially jovial—even jocular—album. The drummer assembled a dozen of his musical colleagues to celebrate his wife Felicia, who died of leukemia two years ago. “Flowers For Felicia” and “July Hymn,” are instances of quiet remembrance ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tenor Saxophonist, Composer & Bandleader Dahi Divine To Release Debut Recording “the Element” April 07, 2015

Tenor Saxophonist, Composer & Bandleader Dahi Divine To Release Debut Recording “the Element” April 07, 2015

The list of notable jazz artists who where born, raised or have resided in jny: Philadelphia is extensive and includes such legendary masters as Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Lee Morgan, John Coltrane, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Fortune, Archie Shep, McCoy Tyner and Sun Ra as well as today’s keepers of the flame like Christian McBride, Jaleel Shaw, Terrell Stafford, Tim ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Panel of National Jazz Experts and Legends Announce Prestigious 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency Artist Participants!

The Kimmel Center’s commitment to Jazz continues as their Jazz Residency winners are announced! The five-person panel, representing some of the nation’s most influential jazz practitioners and innovators—including Kennedy Center Director of Jazz Programming Kevin Struthers, SF Jazz Center Artistic Producer Lilly Schwartz, Jazz at Lincoln Center Vice President of Education Todd Stoll—culled through over 25 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Michelle Walker Performs Live @ The 55 Bar

Michelle Walker Performs Live @ The 55 Bar

New York, NY - Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Michelle Walker will perform the early set on Saturday August 23, 2014 at one of New York City’s most established and loved music watering-hole stages, The 55 BAR. Her sets will consist of originals, new and old standards with her refreshing and engaging arrangements starting promptly at 6:00pm. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Michelle Walker Sings Live @ The 55 Bar On July 24th 7pm

Michelle Walker Sings Live @ The 55 Bar On July 24th 7pm

New York, NY - Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Michelle Walker will perform the early set on Thursday July 24, 2014 at one of New York City’s most established and loved music watering-hole stages, The 55 BAR. Her sets will consist of originals, new and old standards with her refreshing and engaging arrangements starting promptly at 7:00pm. ...

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Sings @ The Kitano Wed May 21st

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Sings @ The Kitano Wed May 21st

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Performs @ Jazz at the Kitano on Thursday February 13, 2014 The Kitano Hotel Jazz Bar & Lounge
66 Park Avenue @ 38th Street
(Grand Central Station)
New York NY 10016
Tel: (212) 885-7000
8:00 pm and 10:00 pm Sets
$15 ...