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ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival - Woodchopper's Ball: Part 1-4

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Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival “Woodchoppers' Ball"
Four Points by Sheraton at LAX
Los Angeles, CA
May 23-27, 2018

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

The Los Angeles Jazz Institute (LAJI), under Ken Poston, has continued for some thirty years to ...

Simon Pilbrow with the Brent Fischer Orchestra: Colours of Sound

Read "Colours of Sound" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Given the unusual circumstances behind its inception, the album Colours of Sound probably never should have made it to a recording studio. The fact that it did is a happenstance for which every big-band lover and jazz enthusiast should be thankful. The odyssey began in 2011 when Australian composer / pianist Simon Pilbrow wrote a letter ...

Bob Washut Dodectet: Journey to Knowhere

Read "Journey to Knowhere" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Even as experience is often the best teacher, so it is that the teacher often has the most useful experience. Bob Washut, who has been a teacher for roughly four decades, brings that experience and more to bear on Journey to Knowhere, preparing an ambrosial banquet for his twelve-member Dodectet whose main course consists of seven ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Shew

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Shew

All About Jazz is celebrating Bobby Shew's birthday today!

Born In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bobby Shew began playing the guitar at the age of eight and switched to the trumpet at ten. By the time he was thirteen he was playing at local dances with a number of bands and by fifteen had put together ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Shew

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bobby Shew

All About Jazz is celebrating Bobby Shew's birthday today!

Born In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bobby Shew began playing the guitar at the age of eight and switched to the trumpet at ten. By the time he was thirteen he was playing at local dances with a number of bands and by fifteen had put together ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves - "Brooklyn Elegy" Just Released Video #2 "You Warm Me Up"

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves  - "Brooklyn Elegy"    Just Released Video #2 "You Warm Me Up"

Bassist John Gray & The Jazz Thieves BRAND NEW VIDEO: “You Warm Me Up" JAZZIZ MAGAZINE SOON,
JAZZ WEEK RADIO STATIONS NOW,
VIDEO ON YOUTUBE! The Jazz Thieves Hit Again. Video #2 From Brooklyn Elegy! (watch below) The Jazz Thieves, the hot, new New York City band led by bassist John Gray, TODAY release their ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves "Brooklyn Elegy" Strike Again With New Video!

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves  "Brooklyn Elegy"  Strike Again With New Video!

New music video supporting their latest release Brooklyn Elegy. The Jazz Thieves, through personal and evocative lyrics, passionate and soulful improvisation, and thoughtful, wide-ranging originals revitalize jazz by reconnecting it to its roots. Inspired by their heroes Duke Ellington, Tom Waits, Bill Withers and Ray Charles, they “steal" the feel, fire and fervor of 70's soul, 50's ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs," Cole's First Ballad Album In His 45-year Career, To Be Released Oct. 21

"Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs," Cole's First Ballad Album In His 45-year Career, To Be Released Oct. 21

Setting down roots in Pittsburgh two years ago has borne fruit for alto saxophonist Richie Cole in the form of his beautiful new album, Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs. The CD, his first all-ballads album, will be released on his Richie Cole Presents imprint on October 21. “I don’t play the saxophone, I sing the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bassist John Gray & The Jazz Thieves Exciting New Release Pushes The Boundaries! "Brooklyn Elegy"

Bassist John Gray & The Jazz Thieves Exciting New Release Pushes The Boundaries! "Brooklyn Elegy"

Bassist John Gray & The Jazz Thieves Exciting New Release
Pushes The Boundaries!
Brooklyn Elegy CD Release Date: September 22
CD Release Gig: October 15- 8pm
at The Way Station in Brooklyn The Jazz Thieves, through personal and evocative lyrics, passionate and soulful improvisation, and thoughtful, wide-ranging originals revitalize jazz by ...

Time Check: A Paucity of Riches?

Read "Time Check: A Paucity of Riches?" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On May 18, Betty and I flew to Los Angeles to attend Time Check: A Buddy Rich Alumni Reunion, a four-day panorama sponsored by the L.A. Jazz Institute and held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, about a stone's throw or two from the LAX airport. We arrived early afternoon so we could also be present for ...