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Keb' Mo' with Jontavious Willis at The Space at Westbury

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Keb' Mo' with Jontavious Willis The Space at Westbury The Solo Tour Westbury, NY June 19, 2019 Keb' Mo' was born Kevin Roosevelt Moore to parents who were from California and Texas and fans of both the blues and gospel music. Their influences are readily apparent in his music. The ...

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Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo': TajMo

Read "TajMo" reviewed by James Nadal

When two generations of blues giants as Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' teamed up for the production TajMo, the best of both personalities and talents merged for an adventurous take on traditional blues. Taj Mahal's recording trajectory goes back to the late 1960's, when he released Taj Mahal, quickly followed by The Natch'l Blues, both on ...

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Keb' Mo': Blues Meets Jazz in BluesAmericana

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Jazz and Blues go hand in hand like mother and daughter, father and son. Blues is often associated with a style of music imbued and cultivated within musicians born and raised in the downhome South hanging out in nightclubs on Memphis' Beale Street, New Orleans and Tupelo waiting for a spot to perform. Kevin ...

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Marcus Miller: Afrodeezia

Read "Afrodeezia" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Prominent bassist Marcus Miller's new album Afrodeezia (Blue Note Records) is inspired by his travels and impressions through West Africa, South America, the Caribbean along the Atlantic slave routes, and parts of the United States. The multi Grammy winner and UNESCO Artist for Peace pays homage to the African people forced into servitude and the enduring ...

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Lonnie Liston Smith, Roy Hargrove at New Morning

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Lonnie Liston Smith, Roy Hargrove New Morning Paris, France July 23, August 1, 2014 Among the nightly summer concerts staged at New Morning in Paris was a double dose of electronic funk and neo-soul sounds by multi-keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith and trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Each played to capacity audiences on humid ...

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Keb' Mo' at Mesa Arts Center

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Keb' Mo' Mesa Arts Center Mesa, Arizona May 15, 2014 Roots-bluesman Keb' Mo' enthralled a full-house audience with his wide-ranging tribute to American blues, singing and playing acoustic, electric and slide guitars, banjo and harmonica. Varying his repertoire among old-fashioned country blues, soul and folk-style storytelling, the 62-year-old replicated ...

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Keb' Mo' and Arizona Musicfest Orchestra: Scottsdale, AZ, February 22, 2013

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Keb' Mo' and Arizona Musicfest OrchestraArizona MusicfestPinnacle Presbyterian ChurchScottsdale, AZFeb. 22, 2013It was a bold step to book bluesman Keb' Mo' to perform with the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra, a performance that could have been constrained by the rigidity of orchestral charts. But Mo' and his trio stayed loose and ...

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Paris Jazz Diary 2012

Read "Paris Jazz Diary 2012" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Paris is the New York City of the European jazz world. Any night of the week, live jazz is played somewhere in this multicultural metropolis where America's global gift is valued, venerated and celebrated. There are more than 30 live jazz venues, as well as sporadic and spontaneous performances on street corners and bridges, in Metro ...

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Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 21-23, 2012

Read "Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 21-23, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-3 | Days 4-8 TD Ottawa International Jazz FestivalOttawa, CanadaJune 21-Jul 1, 2012After a paradigm shift in 2011--deserting its largely “pure" approach to programming for one that acknowledged how, in order for it to survive, it needed to (a) attract a larger percentage from the youth demographic, and ...

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Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 11th Edition Starts Today

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 11th Edition Starts Today

Rochester, NY: The 11th Edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Presented by M&T Bank starts today! The nine-day festival has set attendance records for the past 10 years, drawing more than 182,000 in 2011. It has pioneered the introduction of international series including Made in the UK and Nordic Jazz Now. This year's festival ...


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