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NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist/Composer Yelena Eckemoff recollects Childhood In Russia through "Sense Of Smell" On Blooming Tall Phlox, Featuring An All-Finnish Lineup Of Young Rising Stars

Pianist/Composer Yelena Eckemoff recollects Childhood In Russia through "Sense Of Smell" On Blooming Tall Phlox, Featuring An All-Finnish Lineup Of Young Rising Stars

Available January 20, 2017 on L&H Production "Blessed with prodigious classical chops, Eckemoff's a gutsy, imaginative improviser. She's also a gifted composer who's devised a totally original take on the whole jazz-classical hybrid concept. Effortlessly modern, with nothing to prove beyond total involvement in the moment, Eckemoff presents a thoroughly modern, yet intimate and highly personal sound-world."— ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Billy Hart Quartet at the 21c Museum Hotel

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The Billy Hart Quartet
The 21c Museum Hotel
Durham, NC
September 26, 2016

Nearing the end of their first set at the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown jny: Durham, Billy Hart stepped out from behind his set and looked out into the crowd. When he plays the drums, Hart's face often ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tea Cup Gin: Underground Love

Read "Underground Love" reviewed by James Nadal

Since its inception in Paris by inimitable guitarist Django Reinhardt in the 1930's, gypsy swing, or “jazz manouche," has been performed within defined parameters, though there has always been ample room for improvisation and invention. Tea Cup Gin, on its debut release Underground Love, has found a niche playing their hybrid form of gypsy swing or ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Chad Lawson: Crossing Over and Back

Read "Chad Lawson: Crossing Over and Back" reviewed by K. Shackelford

Chad Lawson is a compelling musical voice that deserves wider attention. He's a masterful pianist with an extensive jazz background, but has crossed genres taking the beauty of his music into the classical world. Recently, he released The Chopin Variations, arrangements of famed composer Frédéric François Chopin. On the album, Lawson re-contextualizes Chopin's piano solo pieces, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz and Theatre: A Review of “Miles & Coltrane: Blue”

Read "Jazz and Theatre: A Review of “Miles & Coltrane: Blue”" reviewed by K. Shackelford

When trying to understand the rise and phenomenon of jazz music in the 1950's and 1960's, understanding the life of the jazz musician is equally important. Many of their stories illuminated heroic musical genius birthed out of pain, hope, and a charged political ethos. The play Miles & Coltrane: Blue delivered a snapshot of this experience ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Art of Cool Jazz Festival: Gretchen Parlato and Alan Hampton

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Art of Cool Jazz Festival
Gretchen Parlato and Alan Hampton
PSI Theater
Durham, NC
April 25, 2015

It was a cool, whistful, and breezy Saturday evening. Sounds of improvisation and ingenuity seeped out of the edifices of multiple, cozy and packed venues---and into the air of the night. It ...

NEWS: EVENT

Vocal Jazz Master Lenora Zenzalai Helm Makes First Trek To Aruba To Perform And Teach For Island’s 10th International Jazz Day Celebration

Vocal Jazz Master Lenora Zenzalai Helm Makes First Trek To Aruba To Perform And Teach For Island’s 10th International Jazz Day Celebration

April 30 Performance to Include Professionals, Local and American Students Lenora Zenzalai Helm – singer, composer and music education innovator as creator of the programs Vocal Jazz Online and The Vocal Musicianship Academy – has been chosen as the exclusive musical guest/artist in residence for the commemorative 10th Annual International Jazz Day in Aruba, taking place April ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

2015 Art of Cool Jazz Festival

2015 Art of Cool Jazz Festival

By K. Shackelford The 2015 Art of Cool Jazz Festival is a journey into the immense vastness of jazz music with a roster of world class musicians. Operating in only its second year, the three day jazz dreamland, offers a superb mix of old and new artists that illuminate the ways that jazz penetrates many forms of ...

NEWS: EVENT

Legendary Improv-Rock-Jazz Pioneers Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit To Reunite For Limited Tour Dates This Summer

Legendary Improv-Rock-Jazz Pioneers Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit To Reunite For Limited Tour Dates This Summer

Special 2015 edition of beloved absurdist jam-driven outfit to feature Col. Bruce Hampton alongside original members Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, and Jeff Sipe Referred to in a recent Relix feature as “The Jamband Velvet Underground,” the influential dada-jam trailblazers Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit will return to rattle the landscape this summer with a series of live performances – than band’s ...

NEWS: EVENT

Wayne Krantz 2015 World Tour Announced!

Wayne Krantz 2015 World Tour Announced!

Known for his uncompromising musical vision, unique rhythms and deep reserves of soul, guitarist Wayne Krantz ventures beyond the guitar’s limitations to create an identifiably original style and sound. On the heels of a sold-out Ronnie Scott’s show in jny: London, Krantz sets to embark on his Good Piranha/Bad Piranha World tour, starting on February 11th ...