Content by tag "Tucson"

Bret Primack on Jazz Video and the Ira Gitler Documentary

Read "Bret Primack on Jazz Video and the Ira Gitler Documentary" reviewed by Steve Provizer

Since the 1990's, Bret Primack has probably been the most prolific video chronicler of jazz in the world. He has just released a documentary about jazz writer-record producer Ira Gitler called Ira Gitler Lives. Since Gitler was a big fan of Charlie Parker, I presume this is a play on a famous bit of graffiti—"Bird Lives." ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Poncho Sanchez To Headline Free Tucson Downtown Jazz Fiesta On MLK Day 2019!

Poncho Sanchez To Headline Free Tucson Downtown Jazz Fiesta On MLK Day 2019!

Plus this dynamic lineup including: Trombone Shorty, Kathleen Grace with Larry Goldings, UA Studio Jazz Ensemble with Terell Stafford, and Sheila Jordan with Cameron Brown on sale August 24! The line-up for the 5th annual Tucson Jazz Festival, scheduled for January 11-21, 2019, continues to take shape with the announcement of Poncho Sanchez headlining the free Downtown ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Moynihan Quartet: Chronicles

Read "Chronicles" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Tucson, Arizona is not the first place most people associate with jazz. But it's where saxophonist Michael Moynihan grew up, and the setting for his debut album Chronicles. He says “I try to incorporate the settings as an integral part of the music on Chronicles, and have selected all musicians who are based in Tucson or ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the Mesa Arts Center

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, Arizona
September 25, 2015

A sophisticated and engaging performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis was a meld of the trumpeter-leader's ongoing homage to jazz history plus the spark of original compositions from his current ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Artt Frank: Talking Chet Baker

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In Chet Baker: The Missing Years--A Memoir (BooksEndependent,LLC), drummer/composer Artt Frank delivers an in-the-room intimate, yet no-holds-barred tale of his professional and personal relationship with the mythologized jazz trumpeter. Drawn from deep admiration for and loyal friendship with Baker, as well as his 14 years performing with him, Frank has painted a distinctive, poignant and dramatically ...

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First Tucson Jazz Festival features Bacharach, Reeves, Cobb, Childs, DeFrancesco, more

First Tucson Jazz Festival features Bacharach, Reeves, Cobb, Childs, DeFrancesco, more

By Patricia Myers The HSL Tucson Jazz Festival, a 13-day event from January 16-28 will feature both national and Arizona musicians, headlined by 86-year-old composer Burt Bacharach, 85-year old drummer and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb, and four 2015 Grammy-nominated musicians.

Organist Joey DeFrancesco received a Best Jazz Instrumental nomination for Enjoy The View with ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Tucson Jazz Festival January 2015

The mission of the first HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival is to present jazz of all genres, to bring thousands of people to historic downtown and to attract new winter visitors to sunny Tucson. The festival runs from Friday, Jan. 16 until Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015; the average daytime high temperature during that same time in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Armand Boatman Trio + Jim Cooper at Musicians Hall

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Armand Boatman Trio + Jim Cooper
Musicians Hall/Phoenix Federation of Musicians Local 586 AFM
Phoenix, Arizona
November 4,2014

The sparkling piano style of Armand Boatman combined with the flashing mallets of longtime Chicago- area vibraphonist Jim Cooper in a quartet setting on Nov. 4 at the Phoenix Musicians Hall. From the ...

NEWS: EVENT

Sonny Rollins Meets His Fans: Google Hangout Session Set for May 5 at 12:00 noon EDT

Sonny Rollins Meets His Fans: Google Hangout Session Set for May 5 at 12:00 noon EDT

On May 5 at 12:00 noon EDT, Sonny Rollins will expand his forays into social-media territory (and CD promotion) by participating in an unprecedented video conference, “Sonny Rollins Meets His Fans," broadcast live on YouTube and Google+. Ten members of Sonny's global community of listeners and fellow musicians, chosen from the winners of a video contest on his Facebook page, ...