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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Rick Lawn: The Evolution of Big Band Sounds in America

Read "Rick Lawn: The Evolution of Big Band Sounds in America" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

From the latter part of the Jazz Age through the Swing Era, big bands dominated the jazz scene and a large part of the entertainment industry. After World War II, their fortunes declined, but their music soared to new heights, spurred on by innovative leaders, instrumentalists, and very importantly, the composers/arrangers who worked behind the scenes ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Hits Milestone Friday June 10

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Hits Milestone Friday June 10

10th Anniversary Edition is June 10-18 for 9 days with 285 Concerts and 1000+ Artists Elvis Costello, Natalie Cole, k.d. lang, Chris Botti, Bela Fleck and The Fab Faux Headline Rochester, NY—The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) presented by M&T Bank will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Friday. The festival's largest edition opens June 10 and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Rivello Ensemble: Facing the Mirror

Read "Facing the Mirror" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Deve essere stato frustrante per Rivello incidere questo splendido CD nel 2002 e vederlo pubblicato solo sette anni dopo. Da parte del recensore, è triste constatare l'asfissia di un mercato discografico che del jazz accetta a braccia aperte solo bop ed hard-bop. Ma ci sono casi in cui la forza delle idee vince sul conformismo ed ecco quindi all'opera ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Jazz Session #93: Dave Rivello

The Jazz Session #93: Dave Rivello

Composer and bandleader Dave Rivello is a man on a mission. For nearly two decades, Rivello has been writing original music for his large ensemble and performing that music in clubs in and around Rochester, NY, where he teaches at the Eastman School of Music. The result? Facing The Mirror (Allora Records, 2009), a CD of ...