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ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Jerome Wilson's Best Releases Of 2018

Read "Jerome Wilson's Best Releases Of 2018" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

It may be unwieldy to keep a large jazz ensemble together for economic reasons but this year was still full of outstanding big band recordings, whether done through commissions, arrangers working with established orchestras or even actual working ensembles. Several of the releases on my list are examples of that. Also this year had the usual ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Joni Mitchell Turns 75; Remembering Roy Hargrove

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This post-election broadcast celebrates the new wave of women in the House and Senate -also remembering Roy Hargrove (1969-2018) in the second hour plus a special 75th birthday tribute to Joni Mitchell in the third hour.

Playlist Roxy Coss “Nevertheless She Persisted" from The Future Is Female (Posi-Tone) 00:00 Ethel Ennis “If Women Ruled ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kate Reid: The Heart Already Knows

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There's a special sort of intimacy achieved when a singer performs with the accompaniment of only one instrument. On this CD Kate Reid explores that in a big way, recording duets with two different pianists and three different guitarists.

Reid has an appealingly husky alto voice with a casual coziness that adapts nicely to ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Notable Songs by 21st Century Women

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In this episode of A Broad Spectrum we feature some gorgeous new releases and we give birthday shout outs to Louis Armstrong, Jeri Southern, Hank Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Josh Nelson, Tony Bennett, Connie Converse, Kat Edmonson, KJ Denhart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Aaron Weinstein, and Baby Jane Dexter among others, focusing on some notable songs written by ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jeremy Fox: With Love

Read "With Love" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Top-shelf vocal talents, beautifully crafted arrangements of classic songs, and a mile-long list of musicians to make said arrangements come to life. What's not to like?

Jeremy Fox--a pianist/educator/arranger/vocal coach who's worked with everybody from trumpeter Terence Blanchard to vocalist Theo Bleckmann--put together a project that recalls the days of big-budget studio affairs ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jeremy Fox: With Love

Read "With Love" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Dr. Jeremy Fox has certainly made his mark in the jazz world but, not as a singer or musician but rather, as an educator/clinician, vocal coach and arranger, and on his inaugural album With Love, Fox offers an inspirational vocal album of jazz standards deserving serious attention. Assembling a group of ten world-class vocalist with varied ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kate Reid: The Love I’m In

Read "The Love I’m In" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Dr. Kate Reid is a faculty member of the Fine Arts department of Cypress College in Southern California. However, Reid is no stuffed shirt, ivory tower type. No, she is a living, breathing, practicing jazz singer, one who holds on to tradition loosely, having fun with the music she performs. She belongs to that treasured group ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Newport Beach (CA) Summer Jazz Series Begins July 6

Sunset Jazz at Newport, featuring straight ahead jazz from top jazz performers, begins July 6 and will continue for 11 summer Wednesday nights at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel in Southern California. The concerts take place at the outside Rose Garden, with patrons sitting comfortably at tables. There will be two sets, 6 and 7:30. Both one-hour ...

May Jazz at Charlie O's

May Jazz at Charlie O's

Great jazz performances at Charlie O's this May including the return of our own Jack Sheldon for his regular Wednesday gigs.

A very special Saturday performance on the 16th presenting the music of John Beasley with John Heard, Roy McCurdy and outstanding vocalist Dwight Trible. Followed by a birthday celebration for Denise Donatelli on the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kate Reid: Sentimental Mood

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Pianist and vocalist Kate Reid is the latest singer to present music from The Great American Songbook, covered by so many others over the years. Blessed with a rich alto voice and being a consummate pianist to boot, Reid puts her own unique spin to a selection of oft-heard standards. Sentimental Mood benefits from a fine ...