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SFJAZZ: Decades After, Five Years In

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Five years after the jny: San Francisco, California organization SFJAZZ created its own building, the SFJAZZ Center, it has proved a raving, even rampaging, success, unrelenting in programming, sales, education, and music production. Its number of concerts has doubled from 248 to more than 500. Its membership has increased by almost 200% to more than 14,000. ...

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Top 25 "Recommended" Album Reviews: 2016

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All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is recommended, and the reviews listed below represent our top 25 published in 2016.

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University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One 2014-15
by Jack Bowers
Published: February 9, 2016

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Buena Vista Social Club presents Ibrahim Ferrer

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BVSC presents Ibrahim Ferrer is the second album from the series of records by artists who participated in the legendary Buena Vista Social Club sessions, an album which exploded around the world and is now the most succesful release in the world music genre. Apart from achieving enormous success and critical acclaim, the Buena Vista Social ...

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Roberto Fonseca: The worthy heir of Afro-Cuban Jazz

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Success didn't knock on his door by random luck. Roberto Fonseca has worked hard to earn his reputation as one of the most renowned and skillful Cuban jazz pianists of his generation.

The 38 year-old musician started playing drums when he was four years old and played at the International Jazz Festival of Havana ...

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Download Three Free MP3s by Composer / Trumpeter Jon Hassell

Download Three Free MP3s by Composer / Trumpeter Jon Hassell

Learn more about Jon Hassell, then download three free tracks (see below), including one from his latest release Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street on ECM Records. Enjoy! About Jon Hassell Composer/trumpeter Jon Hassell is the visionary creator of a style of music he describes as Fourth World, a mysterious, unique hybrid ...

Ibrahim Ferrer: Mi Sueno

Read "Mi Sueno" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Very few people can boast the strange, unexpected and fortuitous resurrection of their careers that singer Ibrahim Ferrer has had. Literally pulled out of retirement, Ferrer gave the new millennia a taste of old Cuban music. The success of Buena Vista Social Club (Nonesuch, 1997), and the global popularity that the musicians involved gained, gave the ...