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Mark Morganelli: Adds Club Owner To His Resume

Read "Mark Morganelli: Adds Club Owner To His Resume" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Mark Morganelli has long been known as a fine trumpet player and a promoter with years of experience in the jny: New York City area dating back to a jazz loft 39 years ago, through booking at the Village Gate, Birdland, morphing into his nonprofit Jazz Forum Arts organization known for the summer concert series he ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2017: The Year in Jazz

Read "2017: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

A year of achievements, challenges to gender inequality, scandal and losses

The year 2017 was quite something for the jazz world. Incidents or discussions of misogyny and sexual misconduct bubbled up even before the #MeToo phenomenon developed. Beyond that, woman musicians made significant contributions to the genre. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part II: New York

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part II: New York" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Jazz didn't abandon jny: Chicago but its further development only began to take on a distinct personality in the 1960s. By the late 1920s, the next phase of the jazz scene had shifted from Chicago to New York though, initially, there was no red carpet rolled out. As jazz bands made their way to New York ...

Meet John Reilly

Read "Meet John Reilly" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

John Reilly--yet another of our Super Fans who works for the city of New York--was born on Staten Island, where he still lives. We don't know if it's something to do with working for the city, or just a function of growing up in the capital of jazz, but John is the real thing. The son ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Freihofer's Jazz Festival: One Great Weekend

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Freihofer's Jazz Festival
Saratoga Springs, New York
June 27-28, 2009
Freihofer's Jazz Festival, in its 32nd year, provided an outstanding array of music and musicians and added to its legacy--started by George Wein in 1978--in fine fettle on June 27 and 28 in the upstate New York community of Saratoga Springs.

For producer Danny ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2009 Freihofer's Jazz Festival: One of the Great Jazz Lawn Parties

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Freihofer's Jazz Festival
Saratoga Springs, New York
June 27-28, 2009
My return visit to to Freihofer's Jazz Festival after an eight-year absence reminded me very quickly that this two-day event remains one of the summer season's great jazz lawn parties. The ampitheater and spacious park-setting of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center provides dual tugs--trips into the ...

Jazz Stars Celebrate Jazz Forum @ 30, Rose Theater on June 22nd

Jazz Stars Celebrate Jazz Forum @ 30, Rose Theater on June 22nd

JAZZ FORUM ARTS presents JAZZ FORUM @ 30 



 A Once-in-a-Lifetime Celebration of Trumpeter Mark Morganelli’s Jazz Forum Lofts 

 “It would be hard to pick one special moment at the Jazz Forum, because 
 there were so many special moments.” --Dr. Barry Harris 
 Jazz Forum Arts Executive Director Mark Morganelli invites jazz fans to witness history, as ...

Mark Morganelli: My Romance

Read "My Romance" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If you like your jazz straight-up and swinging, chances are you’ll get a kick out of My Romance, recorded by trumpeter Mark Morganelli and the Jazz Forum All-Stars at a series of concerts in New York state in July ‘02. There’s nothing terribly innovative here, but Morganelli and his mates, including tenor saxophonist Houston Person, are ...