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NEWS: EVENT

Maryland Events Highlight Women Jazz Artists: Concerts And Panel Discussion Celebrate Women's History Month

Maryland Events Highlight Women Jazz Artists: Concerts And Panel Discussion Celebrate Women's History Month

From its earliest days, women have played key roles in jazz. Vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday are legendary singers who exhibited a high level of musicianship. They mastered the technique of their instrument (the voice), learned their music thoroughly and were skilled improvisers like any other band member. Many more talented women have contributed ...

Take Five with Chuck Redd

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About Chuck Redd
Chuck Redd is an internationally well-known performer on both drums and vibraphone. He began his career when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He also became a member of the Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Byrd, and Herb Ellis.) To his credit are 25 European tours and six ...

Steve Herberman, Hristo Vitchev, Rick Stone and Harvey Valdes

Read "Steve Herberman,  Hristo Vitchev, Rick Stone and Harvey Valdes" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous, our third installment in a series that introduces readers to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each will field the same four questions and we've included audio and video so you can sample their music.

This installment includes a diverse group ...

NEWS: EVENT

Linwood Taylor And Sol Roots Perform At Bethesda Blues And Jazz Supper Club

Linwood Taylor And Sol Roots Perform At Bethesda Blues And Jazz Supper Club

Bourbon, BBQ, and Blues. World class performers Linwood Taylor and Sol Roots join forces for an incredible night of blues, southern soul, funk, rock and more at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. Come out for a Bourbon tasting, southern barbecue, and a special concert with Linwood Taylor and Sol Roots on Thursday May 28 at Bethesda ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Avishai Cohen - Trumpet: Dark Nights

Read "Dark Nights" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

From the brooding opening title track to the closing Chet Baker homage, “I Fall in Love Too Easily," Dark Nights unapologetically embraces the heart of jazz. Every aspect of the album--from the cover photo, to Cohen's precise trumpet inflections, to the trio's dedication to immediacy and collective improvisation (and even the album's forays into electronic affects)--is ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Songstress Natalie Jean Releases Fiery New Album

KENSINGTON, MD - Natalie Jean is excited to announce the much-anticipated release of her second album, titled simply, Natalie Jean. Produced by Alexi Von Guggenberg, the album offers up 12 tracks and is readily available for purchase nationwide at the iTunes Store, Amazon.com, and various digital online stores. Natalie Jean is a dynamic artist who grew up loving ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Maryland Summer Jazz Festival Announces Tenth Year Anniversary Season

Maryland Summer Jazz Festival Announces  Tenth Year Anniversary Season

Rockville, MD: For ten years, the Maryland Summer Jazz camp and concerts have been rocking the rafters at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville in late July. Workshops help adult jazz musicians improve their chops and learn performing skills. Public concerts delight area jazz fans and summer tourists. At the heart of the program is the jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Braxton Cook's Debut Ep Release "Sketch"

Braxton Cook's Debut Ep Release "Sketch"

On January 23, 2014, Braxton Cook released “Sketch” “He’s someone that you should keep your eye on. And don’t let his baby face fool you, as his talent is fully grown.” —Soul Bounce "We found ourselves transfixed by the intelligent phrasing and rich tone of a young saxophonist named Braxton Cook." —Fritz Hahn, The Washington Post On January 23, 2014 emerging ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Actor/Vocalist Gia Mora Brings Her One-Woman Show Einstein’s Girl To Bethesda Blues & Jazz Saturday, Feb. 15 At 8:00pm

Actor/Vocalist Gia Mora Brings Her One-Woman Show Einstein’s Girl To Bethesda Blues & Jazz Saturday, Feb. 15 At 8:00pm

After sold out performances in NY and LA, nationally recognized actor and vocalist Gia Mora will perform her critically acclaimed solo show Einstein’s Girl at Bethesda Blues & Jazz in Bethesda, Maryland. The show will play for one night only on Saturday, February 15 at 8:00pm. Bethesda Blues & Jazz is located at 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, just three blocks ...

NEWS: TECHNOLOGY

Saxophonist/Composer Roger Aldridge Launches New Website

Saxophonist/Composer Roger Aldridge Launches New Website

A selection of Roger Aldridge's original music can be heard at rogeraldridge.com. In addition, to recordings and videos, the new site includes the latest news about his music projects, biography, articles, and a page having a featured composition each week. One of the articles at Roger's site describes his concepts of writing for mid-size jazz ensemble. As he envisions it, a ...