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The Creative Music Improvisers Forum: New Haven's AACM

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The late 1960s through the 1970s and '80s were difficult years for jazz and jazz-derived improvised music, but they were also years that saw musicians--by necessity--respond to these difficulties with creative solutions. With first the rise and then the commercial dominance during those years of rock music and the corresponding eclipse of jazz, creative musicians in ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

The Empress of the Blues

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This broadcast opens with a celebration of the music of Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues, in honor of her birthday, with new releases from saxophonist Melissa Aldana, vocalists Emma Larsson, Marc Jordan, Joanna Wallfisch and Claire Martin, plus more birthday shout outs to Dusty Springfield and Carline Ray (member of the International Sweethearts of ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide

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With each passing year, Winter JazzFest--New York's premiere jazz festival--has expanded the number of venues presenting an increasingly diverse array of musicians. There are several ways to approach a programme as dense and exciting as the 2019 edition of the two-day Marathon spanning January 11th and 12th. Thanks to an embarrassment of riches, festival goers face ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Honoring Aretha & Timeless Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh

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This week we remember the legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in the second hour and enjoy a sampling of standards with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh plus songs by women who wrote with pianist Jimmy Rowles whose centennial is being celebrated this year.

Playlist Lynne Arriale “Woodstock" from Give Us These Days ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2017

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Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Chicago, IL
September 23-24, 2017

Even though the 11th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival is on the books and the music is no longer audible, the spirit of the weekend endures. What has become an annual rite and celebration of music, culture, and maybe above, all ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz At Princeton University Announces Broad And Dynamic 2017-2018 Season: October 14, 2017 – May 12, 2018

Jazz At Princeton University Announces Broad And Dynamic 2017-2018 Season:  October 14, 2017 – May 12, 2018

Jazz at Princeton University, helmed by acclaimed saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, presents a rich and varied 2017-2018 season, October 14, 2017 – May 12, 2018. Highlights include performances by student groups joined by guest artists including celebrated pianist Gerald Clayton, renowned vocalist Theo Bleckmann, saxophone legend Archie Shepp with Amina Claudine Myers, and venerable Panamanian pianist Danilo ...

Grace Note Productions Presents Amina Claudine Myers In Concert in Manassas, VA on June 3

Grace Note Productions Presents Amina Claudine Myers In Concert  in Manassas, VA on June 3

Grace Note Productions is pleased to announce that they are sponsoring jazz pianist and vocalist, Amina Claudine Myers in Concert on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 3 PM at the Wyndham Garden Manassas Hotel in jny: Manassas, VA. Accompanying Amina will be Alto Saxophonist Antonio Parker, Bassist James King, and Drummer Nasar Abadey. Also, to open ...

Amina Claudine Myers

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Il tratto principale della mia musica.
Il piano e la voce gospel delle origini, che suonavo da ragazza. Questo era durante il periodo del Gospel classico, in cui gruppi al femminile come Clara Ward, The Davis Sisters e le Gospel Harmonettes' andavano in radio e facevano concerti.

La qualità che desidero nei musicisti ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Amina Claudine Myers: Sama Rou. Songs From My Soul

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Gli spirituals sono parte integrante del mondo interiore di Amina Claudine Myers, che li ha rivisitati ciclicamente e sempre in forme diverse. In questo Sama Rou. Songs From My Soul il suo pianoforte è assistito da un vocalismo essenziale ma ispirato, con il quale interpreta alcuni grandi standard di un glorioso repertorio. A fare da trait ...

AACM - The Association of the Advancement of Creative Music

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The Association of the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM) was created 50 years ago in jny: Chicago to give voice to adventurous African American musicians and to express the political turmoil of the era. As this is the anniversary year of this revolutionary collective here are ten essential classic AACM recordings that belong in any collection, ...