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NEWS: RECORDING

Drummer Sasha Mashin Releases "Outside The Box" on Rainy Days Records

Drummer Sasha Mashin Releases "Outside The Box" on Rainy Days Records

“When I lived in jny: St. Petersburg, Sasha to me was the main drummer—the most creative, most contemporary, most looking-forward, everything else. When he moved to jny: Moscow, I actually left, too, and one reason was because playing with him regularly wasn’t possible any more.” —Zhenya Strigalev One Russian equivalent of “outside the box” (вне коробки [vne ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

The Many Faces of Jazz Today: The Big Picture

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Five All About Jazz interviews provided source information for this article. To access them, click on the following links:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

[In a series of five interviews entitled “The Many Faces of Jazz: Critical Dialogues," All ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Release From Marianne Matheny-Katz Celebrates Charm City's Fertile Jazz Scene

New Release From Marianne Matheny-Katz Celebrates Charm City's Fertile Jazz Scene

BALTIMORE, MD – Jazz lovers will soon have the opportunity to enjoy the new album Somewhere in Paradise featuring vocalist Marianne Matheny-Katz with many of Baltimore’s best-known jazz musicians. The CD, on the Indy label Jazzway, goes to radio in the United States and will be available for sale in May 2014. While most of her band ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Kurt Elling: Stories from New York

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Singer Kurt Elling seems to be always on the go, working with his fine quartet and lending his artful vocals to a variety of other projects as time allows. Whatever the situation, he brings high aesthetic values and standards. He likes to investigate different musical possibilities under the jazz umbrella, which he embraces without reservation.

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The New York Comes to Groningen Art Ensemble: A Beautiful Friendship

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The New York Comes to Groningen Art Ensemble

A Beautiful Friendship: New York Comes to Groningen, Volume 2

Prince Claus Conservatory

2012

In addition to his active schedule performing in a wide range of jazz contexts on both sides of the Atlantic, bassist Joris Teepe has been director of Jazz Studies ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Denise King at Society Hill Playhouse on February 16th

Denise King at Society Hill Playhouse on February 16th

Appearing at Jazz at the Playhouse will be singer Denise King and her band featuring pianist Aaron Graves, bassist Lee Smith and drummer Khary Shaheed at the Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th Street in Philadelphia on February 16th. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. For info: 215-517-8337 or 856-858-8914. Parking ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Presents Lauren Lark at Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church on December 9

Appearing at the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, 13 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Philadelphia, PA, on December 9th, will be singer Lauren Lark and her band. One show starts at 7:30-9 p.m. Tickets: $10/$5 for students No advance sales. Free parking and free refreshments! Lauren Lark has worked with such greats as Nneena Freelon and saxophonist Dave Koz ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Singer Deborah Brown Interviewed at AAJ

Singer Deborah Brown Interviewed at AAJ

Deborah Brown is one of the finest jazz vocalists in the business, a “singer's singer" with a magnificent voice and mind-boggling technique. Vocalist J.D. Walter mentioned her as an inspirational teacher and mentor in a recent AAJ interview but, despite being very possibly one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, due to her own ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Deborah Brown: Jazz Diva Extraordinaire

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Deborah Brown is one of the finest jazz vocalists in the business, a “singer's singer" with a magnificent voice and mind-boggling technique. Vocalist J.D. Walter mentioned her as an inspirational teacher and mentor in a recent AAJ interview but, despite being very possibly one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, due to her own ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Vocalist J.D. Walter Interviewed at AAJ

Vocalist J.D. Walter Interviewed at AAJ

J.D. Walter is a jazz singers' singer--a purist and an innovator. Although his style has been compared to many vocal titans, it is in the same breath, uniquely his own, and he has become a singular phenomenon on the music scene.

Walter has thus far recorded five CDs as a leader and co-leader and has attracted ...