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2019: The Year in Jazz

Read "2019: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2019 was robust in many ways. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage to Australia. An important but long-shuttered jazz mecca was revived in a coast-to-coast move. ECM Records celebrated a golden year. The music and its makers figured prominently on the big screen. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four new NEA ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

George Wein: A Life and Legend in Jazz

Read "George Wein: A Life and Legend in Jazz" reviewed by Doug Hall

Last summer, in June of 2017, I had the privilege and opportunity to interview George Wein, founder and producer of the seminal Newport Jazz Festival. At 91, he was just in the process of supporting and transitioning the new artistic director Christian McBride into this demanding and critical role for the future of the Newport Jazz ...

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Pianist will be remembered at Newport

Pianist will be remembered at Newport

Suffice it to say, Geri Allen will be there in spirit. The pianist had been scheduled to perform at this year's Newport Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 5 in the all-star, all-woman trio that has featured her with bassist Esparanza Spalding and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. That changed late last month when Allen succumbed to cancer. ...

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Newport Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Newport Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Timothy J. O'Keefe

Newport Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Global Asset ManagementFort Adams State Parkjny: Newport, RIAugust 4, 2013“What do you want to hear?" Roy Haynes' booming voice asked the audience. Wearing white satin pants and a tangerine shirt, he strolled across the stage and made his way toward the drum kit. Amid varied ...


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