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Stephanie Richards: Creative Music

Read "Stephanie Richards: Creative Music" reviewed by Kevin Press

Calgary's Stephanie Richards has been rubbing shoulders with some of the world's finest jazz players since putting down roots in jny: New York City. The trumpeter has a passion for testing boundaries and an intuitive approach to her work. Her latest, Take the Neon Lights, is a tribute to her new home.

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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Newport Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Newport Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Doug Hall

Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI
August 2-4, 2019

The 65th Anniversary Newport Jazz Festival continued an established tradition of delivering an exceptional level of high quality musicianship. Over the three fully packed days (and one special evening at the International Tennis Hall of Fame) from August 2nd ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The Routledge Companion To Jazz Studies

Read "The Routledge Companion To Jazz Studies" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The Routledge Companion To Jazz Studies
Edited by Nicholas Gebhardt, Nicole Rustin-Paschal and Tony Whyton
481 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-138-23116-0
Routledge
2019

Spoiler alert: this book may permanently alter many fixed notions of jazz history previously held by the reader. In fact, it would be a surprise if it ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fabian Almazan: This Land Abounds With Life

Read "This Land Abounds With Life" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nel quarto disco da leader, il pianista cubano torna al trio del suo debutto, lo stesso con cui aveva inciso otto anni fa Personalities. Da allora la sua statura di strumentista/compositore è cresciuta e il suo valore ampiamente apprezzato dalla critica internazionale, che l'ha votato miglior pianista emergente nel Down Beat Critics Poll del 2014.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran: Freebird

Read "Freebird" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Un tuffo nel passato e uno al cuore. Sono le prime battute di “William" e lo spirito di Charlie Parker prende forme e colori così vividi da lasciar stordito l'ascoltatore. E' il brano iniziale di Freebird e se per una volta i nomi rimandano ad un qualche significato mai titolo di album fu più azzeccato.

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Watch the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert from the Kennedy Center at All About Jazz or Jazz Near You!

Watch the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert from the Kennedy Center at All About Jazz or Jazz Near You!

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will honor the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters at a tribute concert held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, hosted by Jason Moran. The concert will also be available via a live webcast at both All About Jazz and Jazz Near ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Elliot Galvin: Modern Times

Read "Modern Times" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Following on from Dreamland (2015, Chaos Collective), Punch (Edition, 2016) and The Influencing Machine (Edition, 2018), Elliot Galvin's fourth album is a departure from the previous two. Here he abandons his electronic gadgetry in favour of pure acoustic instrumentation. This was a deliberate move on Galvin's part since the inspiration for album derived from witnessing a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Scopes: Scopes

Read "Scopes" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Formed in 2018, Scopes comprises a group of musicians hailing from four different European countries, led by Austrian drummer Mathias Ruppnig and German bassist Tom Berkmann. Coincidentally, both leaders have collaborated with Kurt Rosenwinkel and John Hollenbeck. Ruppnig studied or participated in workshops with big jazz names including Kendrick Scott, Peter Erskine, Jimmy Cobb, John Abercrombie, ...

Ten Artists: April 2019

Read "Ten Artists: April 2019" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Claudia Vorbach
Is There a Time?
Phoneector
2018

Claudia Vorbach follows up Come Down Easy (Phoneector, 2016) with these 14 smart original compositions infused with the swagger of a confident composer/singer. At first blush, Vorbach sounds like a relaxed Nora Jones, playfully whimsical and vocally daring. Vorbach sings with an assured ...

NEWS: EVENT

Celebrate the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters with the National Endowment for the Arts Free Tickets to the April 15 Tribute Concert Available Now!

Celebrate the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters with the National Endowment for the Arts  Free Tickets to the April 15 Tribute Concert Available Now!

The National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters—recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz—at a series of free events this April, held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. These events—a concert with performances by stars of the jazz and music world, ...