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Burt Bacharach and Tonio K.: Original Demos

Read "Original Demos" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Many if not most artists will confess that the best start to a great recording or performance is a great song. Across more than five decades, composer and pianist Burt Bacharach, in tandem with Tonio K., Carol Bayer Sager, Hal David and other lyricists, has written more great songs than just about anybody else.

Jeff Rupert and Richard Drexler: Imagination

Read "Imagination" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Saxophonist Jeff Rupert is a YAMAHA performing artist. His credits include recordings and tours with: Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, Kevin Mahogany, Ernestine Anderson, and Benny Carter's Grammy winning Harlem Renaissance. Jeff Rupert toured for fifteen years with Sam Rivers; four albums ensued, and from 1997-2002 he toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson. Rupert is a Pegasus ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Ballard Jazz Festival Preview: A Seattle Rite Of Spring

Ballard Jazz Festival Preview: A Seattle Rite Of Spring

The Ballard Jazz Festival, Seattle's most anticipated and community oriented jazz event, will take place May 17-20, and will headline legendary saxophonist, Chico Freeman. Dubbed three decades ago as one of the “young lions" of jazz for his participation in recordings with other "stars to be," such as Wynton Marsalis, Kevin Eubanks, and Paquito D'Rivera, Freeman's career has established ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Deborah Brown: Kansas City Here I Come

Read "Kansas City Here I Come" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Jazz vocalists occupy a wide swath of styles from those who mercilessly belt out a tune to those who use the ever evolving vocabulary of the jazz idiom with care and precision. Deborah Brown is one of the most sophisticated of the latter genre. She is a true artist. She never wastes a note, inflection, or ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Diane Schuur

Jazz Musician of the Day: Diane Schuur

All About Jazz is celebrating Diane Schuur's birthday today!

Diane Schuur, who has often been on the periphery of jazz, has the potential to be an important jazz singer although she still includes a large dose of pop tunes in her repertoire. Early in her career she had the tendency to screech in her upper ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Acclaimed Lori Bell Quartet To Showcase At 23rd Annual Jazz In The Pines Festival

Acclaimed Lori Bell Quartet To Showcase At 23rd Annual Jazz In The Pines Festival

Presented by Idyllwild Arts Foundation, 2-Day Festival Takes Place in Idyllwild, CA, Located in the San Jacinto Mountains Lori Bell Quartet Includes Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell, Pianist Bill Cunliffe, Bassist Katie Thiroux & Drummer Matt Witek Scheduled for 90-minute Main Stage Performance on Sunday August 21 (2:30-4:00pm) Other Fest Performers Include Diane Schuur, Ernie Watts, Graham Dechter, Casey Abrams ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Trombonist Reggie Watkins's "Avid Admirer: The Jimmy Knepper Project" Set For July 15 Release

Trombonist Reggie Watkins's "Avid Admirer: The Jimmy Knepper Project" Set For July 15 Release

Trombonist Reggie Watkins had the opportunity to meet trombone master Jimmy Knepper just once, shortly before Knepper’s death in June 2003. Watkins was performing in his native Wheeling, WV with Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band, and Knepper, himself a Ferguson alumnus, was in the audience. The older musician complimented Watkins after the concert and shook ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Doug Collette

Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington, Vermont
June 3-12, 2016

With thirty-two years of history, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is an avowed tradition, but those who oversee the wide variety of events that take place in Vermont's Queen City for the duration of its multiple nights regularly find a way to inject fresh ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Julie Charnet At SOUTH Restaurant And Jazz Parlor in Philadelphia on February 21

Julie Charnet At SOUTH Restaurant And Jazz Parlor in Philadelphia on February 21

On February 21, Julie Charnet takes center stage at SOUTH Restaurant and Jazz Parlor. This performance will be the first for Charnet at SOUTH and she is looking forward to the expanding music scene in North Philadelphia. “I'm excited to perform at SOUTH. After performing in jny: Philadelphia for years, it's nice to see a new ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Diane Schuur

Jazz Musician of the Day: Diane Schuur

All About Jazz is celebrating Diane Schuur's birthday today! Diane Schuur, who has often been on the periphery of jazz, has the potential to be an important jazz singer although she still includes a large dose of pop tunes in her repertoire. Early in her career she had the tendency to screech in her upper register, but ...


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