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Chris Washburne: Rags And Roots

Read "Rags And Roots" reviewed by James Nadal

The year 1917 stands out in music history, for that was the year of the first jazz recording, (Livery Stable Blues by Original Dixieland Jass Band) and marks the death of ragtime pianist/composer Scott Joplin. To commemorate these events, and the century that ensued, trombonist Chris Washburne takes a musical exploration back through time on Rags ...

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NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016

Read "NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

NYC Winter Jazzfest
New York, NY
January 13-17, 2016

If you make the rounds in New York City on any night of the week, during any week of the year, there's always an abundance of quality jazz to hear. But when NYC Winter Jazzfest takes hold, the cup truly runneth over. This massive ...

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Umbria Jazz Winter 2014

Read "Umbria Jazz Winter 2014" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Umbria Jazz Winter 22
Orvieto -27.12.2014-01.01.2015

“Fabrizio Bosso, Danilo Rea, Paolo Fresu... Anat Cohen, Chris Potter, Joe Lovano... vi aspettano a Orvieto per Umbria Jazz Winter." Più o meno di questo tenore era lo spot pubblicitario trasmesso per tutto dicembre sulle stazioni radio della RAI, uno dei media partner del festival; i ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Nora Germain: Little Dipper

Nora Germain: Little Dipper

By John Wesley Reed Jr. Nora Francesca Germain was born 1991 in jny: Madison, Wisconsin. Now based in jny: Los Angeles with a BA in Jazz Studies from USC Thornton School of Music, she was the first violinist alumna of the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Mentor and collaborator Marshall Hawkins, former bassist for Miles Davis and Shirley Horn, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jason Jackson: Inspiration

Read "Inspiration" reviewed by Jack Bowers

After recording his first CD as leader in 2001, New York-based trombonist Jason Jackson took his time before releasing a second--thirteen years, to be exact. To say it was worth the wait would clearly be an understatement. Inspiration, on which Jackson employs horn, rhythm and string sections to emblazon his musical scenario, is a superb anthology ...

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Jason Jackson: Inspiration

Read "Jason Jackson: Inspiration" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Jason Jackson is an outstanding versatile and well-heeled New York-based trombonist. Somehow, you don't hear his name mentioned along with peers like Robin Eubanks, Steve Turre, Steve Davis, John Fedchock, and Conrad Herwig. Perhaps that's because Jackson plays first chair in big bands, studio work, and Broadway musicals. He doesn't often link up with small groups ...

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American Jazz Festiv’Halles at Sunside-Sunset

Read "American Jazz Festiv’Halles at Sunside-Sunset" reviewed by Patricia Myers

American Jazz Festiv'Halles at Sunside-Sunset
Sunside-Sunset Jazz Club
Paris, France
July-August 2014

The 23rd annual American Jazz Festiv'Halles at Sunside-Sunset in Paris had another long and strong lineup of concerts during two summer months of 2014. Sunside opened in 1983 on the Right Bank's narrow pedestrian street, rue des Lombards, expanding ...

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This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Clarinet Marmalade

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Clarinet Marmalade

This week on Riverwalk Jazz The Jim Cullum Jazz Band offers an exploration of great pre-WWII voices of jazz clarinet with the help of prominent contemporary exponents of the “old school." Evan Christopher, Bob Wilber, Kenny Davern and Ken Peplowski perform with the Band and talk about their mentors and influences. The program is distributed in the ...

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Umbria Jazz Winter 2014

Read "Umbria Jazz Winter 2014" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Umbria Jazz Winter
Orvieto
28.12.2013-1.1.2014

Come sempre il cartellone di Umbria Jazz Winter, nel clima festoso a cavallo di Capodanno in vari prestigiosi spazi di Orvieto, si è presentato articolato, giostrando fra nomi più o meno noti, fra protagonisti italiani e americani. I nomi emergenti da non lasciarsi sfuggire ...

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Jim Cullum Jazz Band Live From Stanford This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Jim Cullum Jazz Band Live From Stanford This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band presents a collection of early jazz classics from New Orleans and beyond. It's a summer concert captured live at the Stanford Jazz Workshop with Evan Christopher on clarinet. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band brings a fresh approach to its classic repertoire. The program is distributed in the ...