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Tom Kennedy: Points of View

Read "Points of View" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Tom Kennedy is one of those behind-the-scenes players who's been all over the place in the jazz world. His bass is adaptable to just about any context, simple or tricky; he's been recruited for a solid low end by players from crooner Tania Maria to prog wizard Derek Sherinian. One of his steadiest ongoing stints has ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Antonio Adolfo Graces Seattle's Brazilian Scene

Read "Antonio Adolfo Graces Seattle's Brazilian Scene" reviewed by Mark Holston

Antonio Adolfo & Hendrik Meurkens
The Triple Door
Seattle, Washington
May 22, 2015

Brazilian pianist, composer, arranger and educator Antonio Adolfo made a rare West Coast appearance for a one- niter on May 22 at a storied downtown jny: Seattle, Washington venue, The Triple Door. The jny: Rio de Janeiro native, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tania Maria: 'Canto'

Tania Maria: 'Canto'

I'm not sure why singer-songwriter-pianist Tania Maria has just released a CD in the States of tracks recorded in 2005 and 2008, but it really doesn't matter. Her work on Canto is superb, sensual and beckoning. Maria remains largely unknown to many jazz fans in the U.S.—despite her powerful, robust voice, her syncopated jazz piano style and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Suzzette Ortiz: Renacer

Read "Renacer" reviewed by Steve Bryant

There are a lot of jazz players out there who for gotten tired of waiting for some label to record them and take decided to do it themselves. Philadelphia's Suzzette Ortiz, who has been laboring in the trenches for the past two decades, took it upon herself to record her own music. The Puerto Rican-born pianist ...

David Linx, Maria Joao and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra: A Different Porgy and Another Bess

Read "A Different Porgy and Another Bess" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The French classical label Naive has made a successful foray into jazz with recordings like Mina Agossi's Red Eyes (2012); and Tania Maria's Tempo (2012). A Different Porgy and Another Bess is the first thematic big-band offering from the label. Drawing from the George Gershwin/DuBose Heyward opera, Porgy and Bess (1935), A Different Porgy highlights eleven ...

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Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festival: 19-20 May, 2012

Read "Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festival: 19-20 May, 2012" reviewed by Ian Patterson

KL International Jazz Festival
Kuala Lumpur Convention Center
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
May 19-20, 2012

The 19th and 20th of May, 2012 will long be remembered by jazz lovers in Kuala Lumpur as the day jazz came to town. The 13 acts that performed on the stage of the KL Convention Center made history by ...

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Paris, New Orleans and the UN General Assembly to celebrate International Jazz Day with UNESCO

Musicians and fans from all five continents will celebrate the first-ever International Jazz Day on 30 April. UNESCO proclaimed the Day during its General Conference late last year, to recognize jazz as a universal language of freedom and creativity. Festivities start at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 27 April with a series of master classes, round tables, improvisational classes, and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tania Maria: Tempo

Read "Tempo" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

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Sei calda come i baci che ho perduto

Sei piena di un amore che รจ passato

Che il cuore mio vorrebbe cancellare.

Brazilian pianist/singer Tania Maria is the product of warm and humid climes. Born in Sao Luis in the northwestern part of the country, she emerged into the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tania Maria - Tempo (2012)

Tania Maria - Tempo (2012)

One of Brazil's brightest performers of the last three decades, Tania Maria led a band by the age of 13, and has a distinctively exuberant vocal and percussive piano style as part of her wide skill set. An international pop star since the 1980's, she's probably best known for her worldwide pop hit song “Come With ...

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Paris Jazz Diary 2011

Read "Paris Jazz Diary 2011" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Woody Allen's 2011 film, Midnight in Paris was a hit summer film in the U.S. and Paris, and also a theme that resonated during my annual two-month sojourn to the City of Light. At that hour, I was often happily sitting in jazz venues, my spirits lifted both by the music and seeing the clubs filled ...