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2016 Detroit Jazz Festival

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2016 Detroit Jazz Festival
Hart Plaza
Detroit, Michigan
September 2-4, 2016

The staging of North America's largest free jazz festival must indeed be some kind of massive undertaking. In the years since artistic director Chris Collins has taken the reins of the festival, there have been many changes, some for the ...


Matthew Shipp, Marc Ribot, Dorado Schmitt & Randy Weston

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The Matthew Shipp Trio
Dizzy's Club
November 3, 2014

It's not often that a hero of New York's alternative downtown improvising scene ventures uptown to play a mainline jazz club. It's even more of a rarity for a Dizzy's set to consist of a single long piece. In fact, ...


What Jazz Musicians Expect from Journalists and Critics - PT. 2

Last week we kicked off an ongoing series of dialogues with jazz musicians, in preparation for an upcoming presentation, relative to whether they read jazz journalism & criticism, and if so we asked them this simple question: WHEN YOU READ MUSIC JOURNALISM OR CRITICISM WHAT QUALITIES ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN THE WRITER AND THE WRITING? So ...


TK Blue Quartet Performs at Minton's Playhouse on April 25th

TK Blue Quartet Performs at Minton's Playhouse on April 25th

Saxophonist and bandleader TK Blue performs with his quartet - featuring Benito Gonzales on piano, Belden Bullock on bass, and McClenty Hunter on drums- at The Uptown Lounge at Minton's Playhouse on Saturday, April 25, 2009. The show begins at 9:00 p.m. with a $10 cover charge.

Saxophonist, flautist, bandleader, and composer TK Blue's career in ...