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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Shipp / Lowe / Baker / Ray at Le Poisson Rouge

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Shipp / Lowe / Baker / Ray
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY
August 11, 2018

Bring together Matthew Shipp, Newman Taylor Baker, Allen Lowe and Kevin Ray and you have more than an inspired music event; this is a living history that--by professional extension--covers the study of ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

19th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 2-11, 2017 – Lineup Announced

19th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 2-11, 2017 – Lineup Announced

Nineteen years is quite a long time for an underdog festival to exist, but with determination and ambition, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival has become a beloved cultural fixture of the Sonoma County area. With artistic director Jessica Felix at the helm, this yearly gathering of some of the very best jazz artists currently playing continues to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steve Kuhn Trio at Dazzle

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Steve Kuhn Trio
Dazzle
Denver, CO
April 4, 2016

Against the backdrop of a bombastic presidential election campaign with calls for nuclear proliferation and carpet bombing it's refreshing to hear nuance. The Steve Kuhn Trio understands nuance. And more. But it's the nuance that makes listening to this trio so satisfying. ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

We Three Kings: The Heath Brothers

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This article was originally published at All About Jazz in 2002.

Bundle these three brothers' experiences and associations through their individual and collective careers, and anyone with even the slightest notion of jazz appreciation will indubitably realize the significance of the Heath triumvirate--bassist Percy, saxophonist Jimmy, and drummer Albert “Tootie."

What an ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia: “Comin’ Home” Concert at the Kimmel Center

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Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Verizon Hall
Philadelphia, PA
January 7, 2014

Fresh out of the starting gate, the highly touted Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP), Terell Stafford, Artistic Director, held its first gala concert at a major venue, the Kimmel ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Drummer Alan Nelson @ Arch St. Friends Phila. Thursday March 21st!

Drummer Alan Nelson @ Arch St. Friends Phila. Thursday March 21st!

Jazz Bridge in Old City Philadelphia! presents drummer Alan Nelson at Arch Street Friends Meeting House — 4th and Arch Street in Philadelphia — on Thursday, March 21st. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337. It’s for good reason that Alan Nelson is often referred ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bohemian Caverns Celebrates 85 Years of Historic Jazz

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Marking its 85th anniversary as a jazz venue, 2011 was a remarkable year for Washington, DC's Bohemian Caverns, solidifying its renewed reputation as DC's premier jazz club and a venue of national significance. The path to this point, however, was neither easy nor guaranteed.

The smoky clubs, dark corner joints, impromptu lofts, theaters, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

DC Jazz Festival: June 1-13, 2011

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DC Jazz Festival 2011
Washington, DC

June 1-13, 2011

The DC Jazz Festival's seventh year was defined in equal measure by the event's now distinct combination of local acts and headline guests, spread throughout the city's stages, museums, and local clubs. Unlike many festivals, the DC Jazz Festival has maintained an exclusive ...

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: Jimmy Heath: The Endless Search

Read "Jimmy Heath: The Endless Search" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath is highly respected by his peers and by serious listeners, but he isn't well known outside the jazz world in the way that Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane are. He played with those legends and many more. He formed The Heath Brothers in 1975 with his siblings, drummer Albert “Tootie Heath ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: February 8, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Steve Hobbs Vibes, Straight Up (Challenge) 246 224 +22 6 59 1 5 2 — — Gil Scott-Heron I’m New Here (XL) 223 — +223 35 36 2 1 3 2 22 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 221 210 +11 7 57 2 3 4 4 — Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 158 165 -7 6 46 4 2 5 10 7 Bill Mays Trio Mays At The Movies (SteepleChase) 151 118 +33 0 39 5 10 6 9 — Pat Metheny Orchestrion (Nonesuch) 150 129 +21 17 55 6 2 7 5 9 Gail Pettis Here In The Moment (OA2 Records) 144 160 -16 3 50 5 3 8 7 2 John Stein Raising The Roof (Whaling City Sound) 134 141 -7 3 46 2 4 9 16 20 Don Braden & Mark Rapp The Strayhorn Project ...