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ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

C. Michael Bailey’s Best Releases of 2016

Read "C. Michael Bailey’s Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Shifting priorities in 2016 prevented me from either listening to or reviewing as much music as I have in the past. Thus, I did not take a swing at many fine recordings that by all accounts should be on this list like: John Scofield's Country for Old Men (Impulse!); Keith Jarrett's A Multitude of Angels (ECM); ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tony Moreno: Short Stories

Read "Short Stories" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Manhattan-native drummer Tony Moreno was born into and for music, his mother, Nina Dunkel Moreno, a noted harpist, pianist and educator. Oh, and he received his first drum kit at ten-years old from... Elvin Jones who became his early mentor and teacher. Moreno has had a long and storied career, filled with memories and mementos, many ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

The Best 2016 Jazz Summer Program: 12 Workshops + 24 Teachers + 120 Musicians + 42 Days Of Music; It's All Happening At The New York Jazz Workshop

The Best 2016 Jazz Summer Program: 12 Workshops + 24 Teachers + 120 Musicians + 42 Days Of Music; It's All Happening At The New York Jazz Workshop

From July 18th to August 28th, in the heart of Times Square, the New York Jazz Workshop's 8th summer series will feature the whos who of jazz music with Alan Ferber , Amina Figarova, Ari Hoenig, Chris Washburne, Dan Weiss, Dave Liebman, Dave Scott, Fay Victor, Frank Kimbrough, Jacob Sacks, Jocelyn Medina, John O’Gallagher, Kenny Wessel, ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

New York Jazz Workshop Helps Boğaziçi University In Turkey Celebrate Its 150th Anniversary!

Expertly lead by renowned jazz educators and performers, the New York Jazz Workshop School of Music helps musicians of varying skill levels gain unmatched jazz knowledge and develop professional techniques through weekly workshops, performances, summer intensive programs, and more. This summer, the faculty and staff of the New York Jazz Workshop has been selected by Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Kevin Hays: Creative Flow

Read "Kevin Hays: Creative Flow" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

If you aren't familiar with pianist Kevin Hays, you should be. He's recorded and toured with many of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. And those who call him can't seem to get enough of him. His recent projects as a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

FFEAR at the Rubin Museum Of Art on October 4

FFEAR at the Rubin Museum Of Art on October 4

FFEAR - OCT 4 - RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART Featuring World Premiere Compositions FFEAR with Ole Mathisen & Chris Washburne Oct. 4 - Rubin Museum of Art
Time: 7:00pm
Price: $18 advance / $20 day of Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th St.
New York, NY
212-620-5000 Enjoy an evening ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

New York Jazz Workshop Set For Annual Summer Sessions

New York Jazz Workshop Set For Annual Summer Sessions

NEW YORK, NY: More than beach and barbeques, for jazz musicians around the world summer is the time to take their playing to the next level in the world capital of jazz, as the New York Jazz Workshop School of Music (NYJW) will again offer focused four-day workshops, July 25 through August 18, with sessions for ...

NEWS: RECORDING

FFEAR (Forum for Electro-Acoustic Research) to Release New Recording "Mirage" on Jazzheads Records.

FFEAR (Forum for Electro-Acoustic Research) to Release New Recording "Mirage" on Jazzheads Records.

FFEAR (Forum for Electro-Acoustic Research) is an adventurous improvising quartet co-led by long-time collaborators Ole Mathisen and Chris Washburne.  FFEAR's prime objective is to research and explore new sonic possibilities by adopting contemporary classical compositional techniques into an improvisational setting. Conventional uses of meter, tonality, and harmony are replaced with multiple meters, microtonality, and open templates ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dan Wilensky: Back In The Mix

Read "Back In The Mix" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Thirteen years separated the release of tenor saxophonist Dan Wilensky's first two albums-- And Then Some (Speechless, 1997) and If You Only Knew (Speechless, 2010)--but the saxophonist wasn't sitting around idly during that stretch of time. Wilensky's work as a session player, touring musician, author, and educator kept him beyond busy, yet his own music suffered ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Dan Wilensky Quartet Record: "Back In The Mix"

New Dan Wilensky Quartet Record: "Back In The Mix"

Dan Wilensky's Back In The Mix features Mark Soskin (piano), Dean Johnson (bass), Tony Moreno (drums), and special guest Russ Johnson (trumpet) in a musical tour de force. Wilensky's 4th recording as a leader includes new arrangements of Cole Porter's “Falling In Love With Love," Gross and Lawrence's “Tenderly," “Lament" by the great J.J. Johnson, and six ...