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NEWS: INTERVIEW

Spike Wilner On Playing For Listeners

Spike Wilner On Playing For Listeners

Spike Wilner is a pianist who operates two jazz clubs in jny: New York City with his partners Chris Borden and Lee Kostrinsky. Smalls and Mezzrow are within a short walk of one another in Greenwich Village. They present familiar artists like Lew Tabackin, Frank Lacy, Pete Malinverni, Johnny O'Neal and Wilner himself, as well as ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Zara McFarlane: Norwich, UK, May 24, 2012

Read "Zara McFarlane: Norwich, UK, May 24, 2012" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Zara McFarlane
Norfolk and Norwich Festival
Norwich Playhouse
Norwich, UK

May 24, 2012

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival is gaining a reputation as one of the finest arts festivals in the UK, one that's always willing to experiment, make use of street venues and the beautiful Norfolk countryside, and give rising stars as well ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Zara McFarlane: Until Tomorrow

Read "Until Tomorrow" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Until Tomorrow, from young London-based singer and writer Zara McFarlane, is a delight. This is not McFarlane's first recording--her 2010 self-produced six-track EP, also called Until Tomorrow, debuted some of these songs, and she has also recorded with the Jazz Jamaica All Stars--but it's her first full-length album. Filled with fresh and beautifully crafted compositions, it ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

RIP Harry Whitaker

"Man, patience is a virtue!" Harry Whitaker is reflecting on the long-awaited release of his first album as a leader, recorded when he was thirty-four years old. Now a well-seasoned fifty-nine ("I'm older, not more mature," he clarifies), he is savoring the fruits of a philosophy that guided him throughout a rich career spent supporting a galaxy of headliners. ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

1st Annual Underground Big Apple Jazz Festival 2009

Coming June 26 to July 4th, 2009 to a Hidden Jazz Haunt from the Village to Harlem

A week-long celebration will rope together for the first time the best Underground Jazz scene in NYC's hidden neighborhood spots that feature Live Jazz>; Each will put their Fest foot forward with exciting performances for 1st Annual Underground Big ...

Harry Whitaker Trio: The Sound of Harry Whitaker

Read "The Sound of Harry Whitaker" reviewed by Paul West

It took him four decades, but pianist Harry Whitaker headlines his debut album as a band leader of his self-titled trio in The Sound of Harry Whitaker, and judging from these results the wait was worth it. Whitaker's playing, as well as his backup, Pat O'Leary on bass and Craig Wuepper on drums, is admirably accomplished, ...