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NEWS: FESTIVAL

12th Edition Of The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Starts In 5 Weeks With Record Number Of Artists, Concerts And Venues

12th Edition Of The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Starts In 5 Weeks With Record Number Of Artists, Concerts And Venues

Trombone Shorty Back for 4th Year Rochester, NY— May 13, 2013— The nine-day 12th Edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival starts in just 39 days, June 21-29, delivering  a record number of concerts, and more than 1200 artists performing at 19 venues and outdoor stages. Headlining this year are Bob James & David Sanborn with Special ...

NEWS: EVENT

Webkinz World and Nikki Yanofsky "Dream In Pink" For Breast Cancer Research

Webkinz World and Nikki Yanofsky "Dream In Pink" For Breast Cancer Research

Webkinz World Teams up with Teen Jazz Sensation Nikki Yanofsky to Support Breast Cancer Awareness in a New Campaign “I Dream in Pink" Ganz, the creator of Webkinz World, is teaming up with teen jazz sensation Nikki Yanofsky to record a special version of “I Dream in Pink," as part of a wide-reaching campaign aiming to raise ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 4-10: June 27-July 3, 2011

Read "TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 4-10: June 27-July 3, 2011" reviewed by Alain Londes

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2011
Toronto, Canada
June 24-July 3, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

On Monday evening, fans had a few hard choices to make among the headliners. At Koerner Hall, award-winning Dee Dee Bridgewater paid tribute to Lady Day, Billie Holiday.

Meanwhile at the Enwave Theatre, Kurt Elling ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Various Artists: Everybody Wants To Be A Cat: Disney Jazz Volume 1

Read "Everybody Wants To Be A Cat: Disney Jazz Volume 1" reviewed by Larry Taylor

What a discovery; what a great idea. Producer Jason Olaine has taken songs from a number of Disney movies--some rarely recorded by jazz musicians--and made fresh new versions, utilizing some of today's most well-known jazz artists.

The performers range from 90 year-old piano legend Dave Brubeck to 17 year-old Canadian vocalist Nikki Yanofsky; ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

B-52s to Headline Outdoor Concert at Montreal International Jazz Festival

With the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal just around the corner, organizers are thrilled to announce the players in our three major free outdoor events: Ben l'Oncle Soul opens the festivities with the Rio Tinto Alcan Opening Event on Saturday, June 25, with Misteur Valaire taking over on Tuesday, June 28 to keep Festival fans ...

On The Sunny Side Of Jazz

Read "On The Sunny Side Of Jazz" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Summer is a time of joy for many people. Children are treated to a well-deserved vacation, allowing them to recharge for the following school year, and barbecues are held in backyards, en masse, throughout every corner of America and beyond. Those fond of the surf and sand flock to the beach, and it's all-too-common to see ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2010

Read "TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2010" reviewed by Alain Londes

TD Toronto International Jazz Festival
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 25-July 4, 2010
The TD Toronto Jazz Festival enjoyed its 24th edition this year in a city dominated by a focus on the G8 and G20 Summit meetings for the first few days. Despite very minor delays for a couple of shows and some instances ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Trumpeter Michael Leonhart Interviewed at AAJ

Trumpeter Michael Leonhart Interviewed at AAJ

For most musicians, writers and actors, making the final decision to go against the grain and pursue a paycheck-to-paycheck, month-to-month career as a performing artist is one of the harder choices in life. Yet for trumpeter Michael Leonhart, a life in jazz and art is “all in the family": his father is the noted jazz bassist, studio musician and humorist ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

2010'S Rising Star is 15-Year-Old Gifted Songbird Nikki Yanofsky

As you are making your early 2010 coverage plans, beautiful teenage Canadian vocalist Nikki Yanofsky needs to be at the top of your list. Heralded as a “young Ella Fitzgerald, with poise, polish, nuance and artistry" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer), you're certain to hear/read about Yanofsky in the coming months. Here's why: Produced by Phil Ramone and Jesse Harris ...