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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marion Brown, Dave Burrell: Live at the Black Musicians' Conference, 1981

Read "Live at the Black Musicians' Conference, 1981" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Nell'aprile del 1981 presso la University of Massachusetts Amherst si tenne la Black Music Conference, settimana di concerti, workshop, letture che vide coinvolti studenti, insegnanti musicisti. La serata del dieci aprile prevedeva come apertura il duo Marion Brown e Hilton Ruiz, ma la defezione all'ultimo minuto del pianista di origine portoricana portò sul palcoscenico Dave Burrell, ...

Meet Luis Torregrosa

Read "Meet Luis Torregrosa" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Dr. Luis Torregrosa has been a Super Fan for as long as he can remember; you could even say his love of music is no less than a calling. Based in Trenton, MI (our first Super Fan outside of New York!), Luis has spent the last 45 years of his life not only enjoying the music ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Harlem Hieroglyphs - A Jazz, Blues, And Ballads Concert With The Jay Hoggard Quartet On Saturday, November 19 At Fieldston School Student-Faculty Lounge (Bronx, NY)

Harlem Hieroglyphs - A Jazz, Blues, And Ballads Concert With The Jay Hoggard Quartet On Saturday, November 19 At Fieldston School Student-Faculty Lounge (Bronx, NY)

Jay Hoggard and his quartet will perform ballads, bop, and blues, and music that blends jazz and gospel roots with African Marimba rhythms on Saturday, November 19 at 8:00pm at Fieldston School Student-Faculty Lounge, 3901 Fieldston Road in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Music for the concert, written by Hoggard, is on his newest two-disk ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Wynton Marsalis Quintet at The Palace Theater

Read "Wynton Marsalis Quintet at The Palace Theater" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Wynton Marsalis Quintet
The Palace Theater
Stamford, CT
April 30, 2016

There are expectations baked into a live performance from the caliber of a Wynton Marsalis. An artist who has won a Pulitzer Prize for Music, nine GRAMMY awards, serves as the Director of Jazz studies at Juilliard and is actively ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Burt Eckoff: A Pianist's Close Encounters With the Greats of Jazz

Read "Burt Eckoff: A Pianist's Close Encounters With the Greats of Jazz" reviewed by Idelle Nissila-Stone

Active in the jny: New York City jazz scene since the 1960s, pianist Burt Eckoff played with many jazz greats, among them Howard McGhee, Maynard Ferguson, Art Blakey, Sonny Stitt and Archie Shepp. He is known for exceptional artistry in his work with vocalists Dionne Warwick, The Drifters, Eddie Jefferson, and most importantly Dakota Staton, with ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

New Biopic Documentary On Mary Lou Williams Features Carmen Lundy

New Biopic Documentary On Mary Lou Williams Features Carmen Lundy

Critically-acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, producer and musician Carmen Lundy will be featured in the upcoming biopic documentary about Jazz Great Mary Lou Williams, The Lady Who Swings The Band, directed by filmmaker Carol Bash which premiered at The Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles February 6th. In addition to speaking on film, Carmen also performs the title track live in the ...

Take Five With Michelle Pollace

Read "Take Five With Michelle Pollace" reviewed by Michelle Pollace

Meet Michelle Pollace:

Michelle Pollace is a composer and performing musician of Latin jazz, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Michelle's arrangements of jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban standards are original, and her own compositions honor the roots of the music while adding a new voice. Her band's performances at the 2010 and 2011 San ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Drummer Alan Nelson @ Arch St. Friends Phila. Thursday March 21st!

Drummer Alan Nelson @ Arch St. Friends Phila. Thursday March 21st!

Jazz Bridge in Old City Philadelphia! presents drummer Alan Nelson at Arch Street Friends Meeting House — 4th and Arch Street in Philadelphia — on Thursday, March 21st. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337. It’s for good reason that Alan Nelson is often referred ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Adam Cruz: Making Some Room

Read "Adam Cruz: Making Some Room" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Playing drums with some of the finest musicians around, touring the globe with them, and teaching music can be a lot on the plate of a person fortunate enough--and talented enough--to find themselves in that situation. In fact, that's a solid career.

But for Adam Cruz--a much sought-after drummer on the New York City scene ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Presents Latin Jazz Artist Suzzette Ortiz at the Collingswood Community Center on April 7th

Appearing at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 E. Collings Ave, in Collingswood, NJ, on April 7th, 2011 will be pianist Suzzette Ortiz with her band, featuring bassist Rob Hagopian, saxophonist Frank Machos, and drummer Francios Zayas. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free Refreshments! For info: 856-858-8914 Latin jazz artist Suzzette Ortiz, ...