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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene

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[This is the fourth of the All About Jazz series on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs who give ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Deborah Brown: Kansas City Here I Come

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Jazz vocalists occupy a wide swath of styles from those who mercilessly belt out a tune to those who use the ever evolving vocabulary of the jazz idiom with care and precision. Deborah Brown is one of the most sophisticated of the latter genre. She is a true artist. She never wastes a note, inflection, or ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Denise King: Making the Tradition New

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Denise King is a jny: Philadelphia vocalist who has made the world her oyster with her unique ability to navigate between rhythm and blues and sultry jazz standards. Discovered in the 1980s by an R&B songwriter-producer, King quickly found her way in the City of Brotherly Love with some of the top musicians in both popular ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

International Jazz Workshop Germany August 9-14, 2012

International Jazz Workshop Germany August 9-14, 2012

Jazz and world music have rediscovered for our culture what is in fact at the heart of all music making: expressing and communicating our own humanity in terms of music, developing and exchanging creativity with others. This event is a 6 day study and experience course. It is open to musicians of all ages who would like to acquire, develop ...

Stan Kenton-UW Eau Claire / Kirk MacDonald Orchestra / Kansas City Jazz Orchestra

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Stan Kenton Orchestra/UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble 1

Double Feature, Vol. 3

Tantara Productions

2012

Volume 3 in Tantara's ongoing two-CD series of Double Features, encompassing heretofore unissued music by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and guests, covers parts of five Kenton concerts spanning the years 1971-77 on Disc 1, and presents ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Deborah Brown: For The Love Of Ivie: A Tribute to Ivie Anderson

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Ivie Anderson was Duke Ellington's mainstay singer from 1931 to 1942, melding the depth of Billie Holiday with the sophisticated attitude of Lena Horne. Deborah Brown is one of the finest modern jazz vocalists ever to grace live venues and recording studios. In common with Anderson, she is a musician's vocalist, having played with the likes ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Book Now for Tuscany Jazz Summer School and Arts Festival August, 17-24 2010

Book Now for Tuscany Jazz Summer School and Arts Festival August, 17-24 2010

Last-minute places are still available for the Global Music Foundation sixth annual Tuscany Jazz Summer School and Arts Festival 17-24 August 2010. The best jazz and world music festival in Tuscany still has places available for music students or concert visitors, with limited spaces in Budget, Comfort and Luxury grades of accommodation. This year's international team of world-class tutors and performers ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Tuscany International Jazz Summer School Certaldo, Italy August 17-24, 2010

About the Global Music Foundation's Tuscany International Jazz Summer School in Certaldo, Italy This unique event is now in its sixth year. The spectacular setting, the team of outstanding performers and teachers and the varied schedule of activity all add up to an unforgettable experience for everyone who takes part. An exceptional roster of British, Italian and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Sam Stephenson: A "Loft-y" Vision of Jazz

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When, in 1997, writer, scholar, and archivist Sam Stephenson serendipitously came across audio tapes, photographs and other documents involving jazz musicians congregating in photographer W. Eugene Smith's Manhattan loft in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he was surprised as anyone. The wall of cartons had been unopened since before Smith's death in 1978. Stephenson and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Deborah Brown Sings a Tribute to Duke Ellington Vocalist Ivie Anderson, Amsterdam

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Bimhuis
Amsterdam, Netherlands
December 17th, 2009

Remembering her father's trombone, Deborah Brown used her dark and somewhat husky voice as a perfect musical instrument with brass-like gestures to paint a beautiful picture. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Brown has made a name for herself with appearances around the world and ...