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ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

At A Korean Jazz Picnic, No Need To Know The Music

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That jazz appeals to younger audiences, is fun, and not so serious, is more than a mere notion, materializing in, of all places, South Korea. The Jarasum Jazz Festival created there by promoter In Jae Jin has become one of the largest in Asia by hosting a multi-day event which features camping, western and Korean performers, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Savannah Music Festival 2019

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Savannah Music Festival
Savannah, GA
March 28-April 2, 2019

The opening day of this 30th edition of the Savannah Music Festival featured a pronounced bombardment of diverse artists, tearing apart the motor controls of the driven sonic obsessive. If a pair of ears lends equal attention to Louisiana zydeco, Saharan ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jon Cleary at The Ardmore Music Hall

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Jon Cleary
The Ardmore Music Hall
September 2, 2016

Jon Cleary's albums are chock full of indisputable funk steeped in jny: New Orleans tradition, fine musicianship and stylized songwriting but the real mojo is in seeing him and his Absolute Monster Gentlemen live. His album Mo Hippa Live captures this ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Eric Burdon & the Animals at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Eric Burdon & the Animals with special guest the Edgar Winter Group
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
August 28, 2015

Eric Burdon is an iconic member of the '60s British Blues Invasion. Burdon's band, the Animals, along with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Hollies, the Dave ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Music Education Monday: New Orleans piano with Jon Cleary and Tom McDermott

Music Education Monday: New Orleans piano with Jon Cleary and Tom McDermott

Given that old adage about converts being the most zealous believers, perhaps it should come as no surprise that two of the most prominent current custodians of the New Orleans piano tradition are transplants to the city. Jon Cleary originally from is England, while Tom McDermott is from right here in jny: St. Louis, but both have ...

NEWS: EVENT

Sol Roots Band With Special Guest Ron Holloway Perform Thursday February 12 In Northern Virginia.

Sol Roots Band With Special Guest Ron Holloway Perform Thursday February 12 In Northern Virginia.

Sol Roots band performs on Thursday February 12 with special guest Ron Holloway in Falls Church VA at the legendary JV’s. The band will perform funk, deep soul, raw blues, jazz, and rock. “He’s toured the world with some of the biggest names in funk and blues... He’s the fiery guitarist known as Sol, and his influences ...

NEWS: EVENT

Sol Roots Trio Performs As Part Of The DC Jazz Festival

Sol Roots Trio Performs As Part Of The DC Jazz Festival

With more than 125 performances in dozens of venues across the city, the DC Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in Washington, DC and one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in the nation. Artists performing as part of the DC Jazz Festival include: John McLaughlin, Pharoah Sanders, Lionel Loueke, Lonnie Liston Smith, Johnny ...

ARTICLE: TALKIN' BLUES

Talkin' Blues with John Scofield

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[This article originally appeared at my Jazzamatazz blog in April 2011.]

John Scofield is one of the world's most influential and respected guitarists, a musician and composer who has worked with many of the greatest names in jazz: Chet Baker, Gary Burton, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan and scores ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jon Cleary Readies New Album "Occaopella"

Jon Cleary Readies New Album "Occaopella"

Delving into the songbook of Allen Toussaint, New Orleans musician plans CD release celebration at JazzFest NEW ORLEANS, La.—The seeds for Jon Cleary's sixth solo CD were sown when the acclaimed songwriter, pianist and singer was asked the hypothetical question, “Would you ever do a record of somebody else's tunes?" The English-born Cleary, who has made New Orleans his home for ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The 2010 Voodoo Experience: Superstars & The Unsung Heroes

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The 2010 Voodoo Experience: Superstars & The Unsung Heroes
City Park
New Orleans, LA
October 29--31, 2010

During Halloween Weekend 2010 (October 29-31), New Orleans City Park played host to the 12th Annual Voodoo Experience. As always the festival featured food, fun, retail therapy, corporate sponsors/giveaways and top-shelf performances by musical legends, multi-platinum chart-topping superstar ...