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Christian McBride Big Band: Bringin' It

Read "Bringin' It" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Where and how does Christian McBride find the time to do what he does? His plate is full about nine times over, what with his work as bassist, composer, bandleader, educator, jazz advocate, public speaker, radio personality, DJ, and Artistic Director for the Newport Jazz Festival. It's no wonder that it took him six years to ...

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Mark Meadows: Somethin’ Good

Read "Somethin’ Good" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Mark Meadows is a multifaceted jazz pianist, composer and jazz educator. Besides regularly performing across the U.S, Meadows also teaches four courses as an adjunct instructor at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. During the 2014-2015 season, Meadows is appearing alongside world-renowned musicians such as: Warren Wolf, Cyrus Chestnut, Dontae Winslow, Kris ...

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Lonnie Liston Smith, Roy Hargrove at New Morning

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Lonnie Liston Smith, Roy Hargrove
New Morning
Paris, France
July 23, August 1, 2014

Among the nightly summer concerts staged at New Morning in Paris was a double dose of electronic funk and neo-soul sounds by multi-keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith and trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Each played to capacity audiences on humid ...

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Roy Hargrove Quintet at Jazz at the Centre

Read "Roy Hargrove Quintet at Jazz at the Centre" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Roy Hargrove Quintet
Jazz at the Centre
Northwest Activities Center
Detroit, Michigan
January 11, 2014

It seems these days that some of the most crucial aspects of jazz are the ones being downplayed by those jazz artists that have become the darlings of the jazz media. Peruse any number of ...