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Moers Festival 2017

Read "Moers Festival 2017" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Moers Festival
Moers, Germany
June 5, 2017

Most questions and concerns regarding the present or future state of the Moers Festival could probably be answered just a few steps inside the staging grounds by looking at the smiling swarms.

At the same time last year, such a scenario was much ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Newly Formed Non-Profit Organization The Philadelphia Jazz Experience Proud to Announce First Annual Philadelphia Jazz Festival, April 23-30

Newly Formed Non-Profit Organization The Philadelphia Jazz Experience Proud to Announce First Annual Philadelphia Jazz Festival, April 23-30

Headliners Include Terri Lyne Carrington, Madison McFerrin, Bob Dorough, Jeff Bradshaw, Jaguar Wright, Orrin Evans, Gerald Veasley, and more The Bynum Brothers—Robert and Ben Bynum, creators of popular restaurants/jazz venues including SOUTH, Paris Bistro, RELISH, Warmdaddy's, as well as the former internationally recognized Zanzibar Blue—are proud to announce, in conjunction with Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture and ...

NEWS: EVENT

Great Night in Harlem

Great Night in Harlem

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, The Jazz Foundation of America is holding its eighth annual gala benefit concert, A Great Night in Harlem, on Thursday, May 14, at New York's Apollo Theater.

Hosted by Danny Glover, Chevy Chase and Michael Imperioli, over 50 jazz artists will be special guests.

Slated to perform are Dave Brubeck, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Eric Lewis Interpreting Classics of an Alternative Kind

The jazz pianist Eric Lewis recently said that when he first listened to the rap-rock band Linkin Park, the sound of its singer, Chester Bennington, put him in mind of John Coltrane.

He also said that Linkin Park made him think of Miles Davis and Elvin Jones and Puccini. Seriously: it’s in an interview on ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Eric Lewis: Hopscotch

Read "Eric Lewis: Hopscotch" reviewed by John Kelman

Eric Lewis
Hopscotch
Fortress Records FUSA 0502-2
2005

While he's been an incredibly busy pianist since emerging onto the scene in the mid-1990s, pianist Eric Lewis has been surprisingly underexposed as a leader. Still, while working with artists including trombonist Robin Eubanks and Cassandra Wilson has given him some cachet, ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Eric Lewis: Hopscotch

Read "Eric Lewis: Hopscotch" reviewed by Andrew Velez

Eric Lewis
Hopscotch
Fortress Records
2005

Pianist Eric Lewis makes an anticipated solo debut in a classic piano trio setting, backed by newcomer Paul Beaudry (bass) and veteran Ralph Penland (drums). The Camden, New Jersey native studied classically from a very young age before his interest turned to jazz around ...

Eric Lewis: Hopscotch

Read "Eric Lewis: Hopscotch" reviewed by Jim Santella

Eric Lewis
Hopscotch
Fortress Records
2005

The Eric Lewis trio interprets a program of swinging originals and several standards for this video performance that is duplicated on CD. The package comes with both.

Recalling the hip, yet classical nature of the Modern Jazz Quartet, the trio ...

Wynton Marsalis Septet: The Marciac Suite

Read "The Marciac Suite" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Finally...The End. Like a lemming, I dutifully purchased each volume of Wynton Marsalis’ “Swinging Into The 21st Century”, collecting the little stickers and sticking them on the collection card, and finally, mailing that card in. In ten short weeks (two weeks longer than promised), the final installment of Marsalis’ jazz lovefest arrived on my doorstep.


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