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That Special Time of Year

Read "That Special Time of Year" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast gets into the swing of the season, which includes holiday releases by Duchess and Laura Dickinson plus a new recording by pianist Kelly Green, with birthday shout outs to Gloria Lynne, Etta Jones, Arthur Schwartz, Johnny Mandel, June Christy and Hoagy Carmichael, among others.

Playlist Geri Allen “In Appreciation" from Geri Allen ...

Seven Women 2018 – Part VI

Read "Seven Women 2018 – Part VI" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Jazz vocals remains a vibrant and productive subgenre as evidenced by this spate of recent releases.

Diane Marino
Soul Serenade: The Gloria Lynne Project
M&M Records

Singer Gloria Lynne had a long and productive career, one that remained unjustly in the shade, deserving of the attention that ...


Denise King: Making the Tradition New

Read "Denise King: Making the Tradition New" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Denise King is a jny: Philadelphia vocalist who has made the world her oyster with her unique ability to navigate between rhythm and blues and sultry jazz standards. Discovered in the 1980s by an R&B songwriter-producer, King quickly found her way in the City of Brotherly Love with some of the top musicians in both popular ...


Mickey Bass Manhattan Burn Unit

Mickey Bass Manhattan Burn Unit

Legendary Bassist & Bandleader Mickey Bass is a Hard-bop veteran. As a “Jazz Messenger” he Recorded, Composed & Arranged for Art Blakey. Also worked as a Bassist with Billy Eckstine, Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard and Sonny Rollins, to name but a few, and Gloria Lynne, for whom he also served as Musical Director. Recordings include stints ...


Mark Sherman: Truth Of Who I Am

Read "Mark Sherman: Truth Of Who I Am" reviewed by DanMichael Reyes

Vibraphonist Mark Sherman likes using the term consummate to describe musicians and colleagues that he's played with. While it would be difficult to speak to every notable musician that Sherman's played for and ask about their opinion about Juilliard graduate and professor, it is safe to assume that they would also describe Sherman as a consummate ...


Bassist Steve Beskrone In Collingswood, NJ On Thurs. March 6th!

Bassist Steve Beskrone In Collingswood, NJ On Thurs. March 6th!

The Jazz Bridge First Thursdays Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 East Collings Avenue in Collingswood NJ, presents bassist Steve Beskrone and his Trio on Thursday, March 6th. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 856-858-8914, 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. After more ...


Eddie Jefferson: The Scientist of Vocalese

Read "Eddie Jefferson: The Scientist of Vocalese" reviewed by Ed Hamilton

Detroit once had a reputation as the “Killer Kapital," but things have changed--Dave Bing, basketball Hall of Famer is Mayor and is striving to clean up the city. But 32 years ago, actress Brenda Vaccarro and altoist Richie Cole witnessed the drive-by shotgun slaying of the architect of Vocalese, Eddie Jefferson, at Bakers' Lounge. Jefferson was ...


Great Women in Music Festival Gears Up for its 10th Anniversary Starting This Week in NYC

New York, NY—The Great Women In Music Festival is gearing up to kick off their 10th season with their ongoing celebration of the many contributions women have made to music and the world. From its Jazz galas at the Jazz Standard, to its soulful dance parties at SOB's, the GWIM Festival has reigned supreme for the ...


Great Women In Music Celebrate Gloria Lynne Live and In Concert

Great Women In Music Celebrate Gloria Lynne Live and In Concert

On October 22, 2010 at 7PM Great Women In Music in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture under the leadership of its Director Howard Dodson, will honor Gloria Lynne for her 50 Years of Musical Excellence. Known for her rich tone and regal manner, Gloria Lynne is the first artist ever to ...


Gregory Thomas: Ain't But a Few of Us

Read "Gregory Thomas: Ain't But a Few of Us" reviewed by Willard Jenkins

Like most of the participants in our ongoing dialogue with African American music writers, Gregory Thomas has both feet and hands in several camps. Thomas' byline has been featured in numerous publications, including, Guardian Observer (London), American Legacy,,, Daily News (New York, NY),, Callaloo, The Village Voice, and others. He was the ...