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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Performs At The Blue Note Sunday Brunch January 17, 2016 In Connection With JazzConnect & APAP Conferences In New York

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Performs At The Blue Note Sunday Brunch January 17, 2016 In Connection With JazzConnect & APAP Conferences In New York

Allison Adams Tucker, the California-based multi-lingual jazz vocalist, will perform at the Blue Note Sunday Brunch in jny: New York City on January 17, 2016 for two sets at 11:30am & 1:30pm. Tucker will be previewing selections from her upcoming album WANDERlust, as well as presenting a program of Brazilian-infused jazz tunes that she sings in six different languages. ...

Mark Kleinhaut, Nat Janoff, Guillermo Bazzola, and Shan Arsenault

Read "Mark Kleinhaut, Nat Janoff, Guillermo Bazzola, and Shan Arsenault" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous, our second installment in a series that introduces readers to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each will field the same four questions and we've included audio and video so you can sample their music.

This installment includes a diverse group ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Diane Hubka: West Coast Strings

Read "Diane Hubka: West Coast Strings" reviewed by Geannine Reid

This Blue Ridge Mountain-bred artist grew up in Western Maryland in a musical family and learned violin, trombone and guitar from an early age. After college Diane Hubka moved to Washington, DC where she frequented local jazz clubs Blues Alley, One Step Down and Mr. Y's Soul Kitchen, absorbing the sounds of local legends Charlie Byrd ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bill Mays: Inventions, Conventions and Dimensions

Read "Bill Mays: Inventions, Conventions and Dimensions" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

This title is more than a rhyme: it's an attempt to capture some of the legendary versatility of pianist Bill Mays. “Inventions" refers to his unprecedented, working jazz trio of piano, trumpet, and cello. “Conventions" is a nod to his invaluable contribution to the annual meeting of the International Society of Bassists (in 2013, he played ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Denise Donatelli and Geoffrey Keezer Quartet: Half Moon Bay, CA, April 13, 2013

Read "Denise Donatelli and Geoffrey Keezer Quartet: Half Moon Bay, CA, April 13, 2013" reviewed by Bill Leikam

Denise Donatelli and Geoffrey Keezer Quartet
Douglas Beach House aka Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society/
Concert
Half Moon Bay, California

April 21, 2013

Two-time Grammy nominee Denise Donatelli once again teamed up with master pianist Geoffrey Keezer for the singer's performance at the Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society. Aside from these two principals, Essiet ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Danny Green: A Thousand Ways Home

Read "A Thousand Ways Home" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Danny Green delivers his second album as leader with A Thousand Ways Home mirroring the same design he employed for his impressive debut With You In Mind (Alante, 2008). With a strong affinity for Brazilian, classical and jazz music, the San Diego pianist touched upon each of the genres in his first recording and continues his ...

NEWS: EVENT

Grammy Nominated Denise Donatelli’s " Soul Shadows " 2012-2013 CD Release Tour To Launch On October 12-13, 2012 At Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club In Los Angeles

Grammy Nominated Denise Donatelli’s  " Soul Shadows " 2012-2013 CD Release Tour To Launch On October 12-13, 2012 At Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club In Los Angeles

Grammy nominated vocalist Denise Donatelli releases new recording Soul Shadows on Savant Records. "Donatelli rises towards the highest levels of the jazz vocal art" —Don Heckman “Donatelli slides between the role of singer and musician with the cool acrobatics of an athlete.” —John McDonough, DOWNBEAT “Denise Donatelli triumphs!” —Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Inquirer "The stellar, sensitive playing by all members of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Rez Abbasi: Thoroughly Modern Marvel

Read "Rez Abbasi: Thoroughly Modern Marvel" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

Guitarist Rez Abbasi is part of a generation of jazz musicians who came of age after the conservative backlash of the 1980s. He and his peers are making their mark on America's art form by contributing their rich and varied cultural backgrounds and with an embrace of popular culture that was heresy in some quarters for ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bertram Turetzky: Contrabass Pioneer

Read "Bertram Turetzky: Contrabass Pioneer" reviewed by Robert Bush

Contrabassist Bertram Turetzky's career is nothing short of extraordinary. He almost single handedly redefined the role of the bass in 20th Century classical music, from one of back row support to that of featured and celebrated soloist. Even within the confines of classical music, Turetzky's range is huge: he is a master of early, pre- Bach ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Denise Donatelli: When Lights are Low

Read "When Lights are Low" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Commanding a soothing, lush voice capable of tenderizing the lyrics of any song, Denise Donatelli does a wonderful job on When Light are Low, a collaboration with friend and musical director Geoffrey Keezer. The album has received two Grammy nominations, one of which is for “Best Vocal Jazz Album," leaving no doubt that this is indeed ...