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ARTICLE: PROFILES

SFJAZZ: Decades After, Five Years In

Read "SFJAZZ: Decades After, Five Years In" reviewed by Arthur R George

Five years after the jny: San Francisco, California organization SFJAZZ created its own building, the SFJAZZ Center, it has proved a raving, even rampaging, success, unrelenting in programming, sales, education, and music production. Its number of concerts has doubled from 248 to more than 500. Its membership has increased by almost 200% to more than 14,000. ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Jazz from the US Virgin Islands' new breed

Read "Jazz from the US Virgin Islands' new breed" reviewed by Nigel Campbell

September 2017 was a horrible month for the US Virgin Islands (USVI). As the New York Times wrote, “In the Virgin Islands, Hurricane Maria Drowned What Irma Didn't Destroy." We should not forget that from these isles, a pool of talent has created music that has endured, survived, and influenced. Music writers and researchers have investigated ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Miles Electric Band at Koerner Hall

Read "Miles Electric Band at Koerner Hall" reviewed by Alain Londes

Miles Electric Band
Koerner Hall
Toronto, Ontario
October 14, 2017

What started off as a successful “Miles Davis Festival" at the initiative of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic in 2011 and led by Vince Wilburn Jr. and nephew of the great Miles Davis himself, would eventually lead to the Miles Electric Band ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

The Narell Brothers: Steelpan Music Merchants

Read "The Narell Brothers: Steelpan Music Merchants" reviewed by Nigel Campbell

Steelpan musician, Andy Narell and his older brother Jeff Narell represent a game change in the status quo of island music and the instruments born in the Caribbean. Originally created as an musical accompaniment to celebrate Trinidad Carnival, the steelpan has evolved over the years to become a modern acoustic instrument family that supplies a range ...

Marvin Dolly: Shades Of Life

Read "Shades Of Life" reviewed by James Nadal

There is a common trait among musicians with Caribbean heritage that their music has an undulating rhythm akin to the ocean currents that prevail in the region. Born on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, guitarist Marvin Dolly has that inherent native quality, and weaves it into a personal articulation executed with a mellow yet determined ...

Somi: Petite Afrique

Read "Petite Afrique" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Somi's debut on the Okeh imprint--The Lagos Music Salon (Okeh, 2014)--pulled no punches. It tackled tough topics within an African framework, bringing hard truths to bear in soulful fashion. This follow-up is equally impactful, but it shifts focus stateside, eyeing the titular Harlem neighborhood that Somi calls home now.

In addressing life along ...

Alex Wintz: LifeCycle

Read "LifeCycle" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Life cycles mark and determine how we develop, where we travel, and why we arrive and thrive in different places, figuratively and literally, at any given time. That's the point that guitarist Alex Wintz's music makes here, as this project takes its cues from the larger natural theme while growing specifically from his own personal and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

T.K. Blue's "Amour" on Dot Time Records - Release May 12 + Tour Schedule

T.K. Blue's "Amour" on Dot Time Records - Release May 12 + Tour Schedule

Amour features: T.K. Blue, Etienne Charles, Warren Wolf, Zaccai Curtis, Winard Harper, Roland Guerrero, Gregoire Maret, Essiet Essiet, Jeff Reed & Eric Kennedy! May 6
CD Release Performance
Clermont Vineyards & Winery
241 County Route 6
Germantown, New York 12526
(845) 663-6611 May 15
CD Release ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The Creole Soul of Etienne Charles

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase:  The Creole Soul of Etienne Charles

This week, let's get acquainted via video with trumpeter Etienne Charles, who will make his St. Louis debut as a bandleader with a performance next Saturday, March 11 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Born in Trinidad, the 33-year-old Juilliard graduate has made a name for himself by blending jazz with Caribbean popular music styles including calypso, reggae, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Etienne Charles: San José Suite

Read "San José Suite" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il trombettista di Trinidad conferma d'essere solista e autore raffinato, capace di trovare nuovi motivi d'ispirazione nell'incontro tra il jazz moderno e il folklore dei caraibi. La suite che presenta in questo ultimo disco è un tributo ad alcune popolazioni tradizionali di Trinidad (Nepuyo), Costa Rica (Boruca) e della California (Muwekma Ohlone) e alle loro musiche. ...