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NEWS: WEBSITE

Jazz Near You Platform Improvements: Summer 2018

Jazz Near You Platform Improvements: Summer 2018

The Jazz Near You platform continually improves resulting in an ever-growing list of concerts and venues while boosting event attendance and ticket sales worldwide. Some recent improvements include: Jazz Festival Directory Sorted by Date Festival? Add your 2018 or 2019 dates to your Jazz Near You festival page. When you do, your festival information will appear on our ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Award Winning Guitarist Brian Tarquin To Release "Orlando In Heaven" In Support Of Orlando's Pulse Nightclub Tragedy Feat. Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Chris Poland And Others

Award Winning Guitarist Brian Tarquin To Release "Orlando In Heaven" In Support Of Orlando's Pulse Nightclub Tragedy Feat. Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Chris Poland And Others

Multi-Emmy award winning guitarist/producer/composer Brian Tarquin presents Orlando In Heaven; a very special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida! Tarquin composed and produced each of these tracks and displays his own guitar prowess alongside such world-class players as guitar icon ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Synia Carroll: Here’s to You...

Read "Here’s to You..." reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Et in terra. Honesty in music is expressed in its simplicity. The first right thing that vocalist Synia Carroll does on her debut recording, Here's to You... is employ a jazz piano trio, the subatomic format for jazz: piano, bass, and drums. The second thing that Carroll does is fix her art in the earth, something ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Larry Rosen Legendary Jazz Music Visionary & Entrepreneur Dies At 75

Larry Rosen Legendary Jazz Music Visionary & Entrepreneur Dies At 75

LARRY ROSEN, LEGENDARY JAZZ MUSIC VISIONARY & ENTREPRENEUR, PIONEERED THE MERGE OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY It is with great sadness we announce the passing of beloved jazz music visionary and entrepreneur, Larry Rosen, who passed away at his New Jersey home surrounded by family, Oct. 9, 2015 at the age of 75 after a valiant battle with ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Adventures In Musical Time Travel

Adventures In Musical Time Travel

Anagrams is an eBook by Alan Bryson that grew out of his experiences interviewing musicians. Musicians and music lovers appear to share a universal fantasy about going back in time, but you can only take a daydream so far. So he decided to write the story of a fictitious character, Nathan Ballew, a baby boomer who ...

Sam Rivers: Contrasts

Read "Contrasts" reviewed by John Kelman

In a significant discography now approaching forty titles as a leader across five decades, Contrasts stands out as the only recording that left-of-center saxophonist/flautist Sam Rivers led for ECM. Originally released in 1980 on vinyl and previously unavailable on CD, it is finally seeing the light of day again as part of the label's Re:solutions series--and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Johnny Hodges: Yeah...About That

Read "Yeah...About That" reviewed by Geannine Reid

The funky, jazz-focused Yeah.....About That brings to mind the sounds of the early Brecker Brothers. Groove seems to be the primary focus of this nine-song CD from the mind of Oklahoma City native, Johnny Hodges. Hodges started playing the trumpet by the end of his fifth grade year, going on to help his high school jazz ...

NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Support Edward Simon's "Live in New York" Kickstarter Campaign

Support Edward Simon's "Live in New York" Kickstarter Campaign

Award winning pianist/composer Edward Simon is on a quest to put produce a new live album featuring his trio! Help him achieve his goal by supporting his Kickstarter campaign! The album, which features an all-star line up with John Patitucci on bass and Brian Blade on drums, is a much awaited follow up to the trio's two ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

North East Florida Jazz Association To Host Jazz Festival

North East Florida Jazz Association To Host Jazz Festival

The North East Florida Jazz Association (NEFJA) is celebrating their 25th anniversary by presenting a one-day Jazz Festival featuring some of the best national and local musicians on the jazz scene today. The Jazz Festival will be from 1:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Ormond Beach Center for the Performing Arts. “For ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jazz on Edge Festival Finds New Home

Jazz on Edge Festival Finds New Home

Jazz On Edge, an annual festival celebrating creative musicians performing their own work, opens its second season at a new venue, the Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden) on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 7:30pm. The show features one of renowned pianist Edward Simon's few Central Florida performances, the internationally acclaimed Tiptons Saxophone Quartet ...