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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gilmore Keyboard Festival

Read "Gilmore Keyboard Festival" reviewed by John Ephland

Gilmore Keyboard Festival
Kalamazoo, Michigan
April 25 to May 12, 2018

Thursday night is always the second night of the biennial Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Thursday night is also the first night for jazz, the festival putatively a classical music rollout with jazz confections, albeit well-considered, strewn throughout this 22-day cultural jewel based ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Amy Cervini: Jazz Country

Read "Jazz Country" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

This album title is something of a double entendre. It references the jazz community that surrounds the lady of the hour, but it's really about the nexus that exists between the two American-born forms of music that make up its name. Therefore, it could be said that Jazz Country is missing a hyphen, but that's about ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bob Dorough: Eulalia

Read "Eulalia" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Hipness springs eternal from the mind, mouth and hands of Bob Dorough. The cool-as-can be Schoolhouse Rock! songsmith who's worked with everybody from trumpeter Miles Davis to precocious singer-songwriter Nellie McKay may have turned ninety in December of 2013, but age hasn't slowed him down too much; his wit is still razor-sharp and he still has ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Big Band Retrospective at The Allen Room

Read "Big Band Retrospective at The Allen Room" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Emceed by scholar/ vocalist Michael Feinstein, Jazz at Lincoln Center continued its 25th anniversary season in a celebration of the big band era. With music supplied by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, an ideal orchestra for such a program, Feinstein succeeded in deepening an understanding of the relationship between the bands, their vocalists, and the songwriter/arrangers ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Monterey Jazz Festival: Monterey, CA, September 16-18, 2011

Read "Monterey Jazz Festival: Monterey, CA, September 16-18, 2011" reviewed by Larry Taylor

54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Fairgrounds
Monterey, CA
September 16-18, 2011
The Monterey Jazz Festival--still going strong after 54 years. What's more, this year, Sept. 16-18, it was better than ever: the music was great; weather warm yet crisp and the atmosphere bucolic at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Northern ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Forgotten Series: Nellie McKay - Get Away from Me (2004)

Forgotten Series: Nellie McKay - Get Away from Me (2004)

By Tom Johnson This spunky singer, 19 years old at the time, was a lot smarter and had a much more mature ear than her age indicated. Incorporating everything from saccharine Bacharachian melodies to husky jazz to edgy hip-hop, it might have seemed that Get Away From Me was all over the map sonically. But Nellie McKay's smooth, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Nellie McKay at Feinstein's

Nellie McKay at Feinstein's

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed “Best of New York" by New York Magazine and “an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, continues its star-studded Winter 2011 season with “I Want To Live!"—an evening with NELLIE McKAY, a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars... The return engagement ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Nellie McKay Returns to Feinstein's

Nellie McKay Returns to Feinstein's

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed “Best of New York" by New York Magazine and “an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, continues its star-studded Winter 2011 season with “I Want To Live!"—an evening with NELLIE McKAY, a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars... The return engagement ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Nellie McKay: Home Sweet Mobile Home

Read "Nellie McKay: Home Sweet Mobile Home" reviewed by Matt Marshall

Nellie McKay

Home Sweet Mobile Home

Verve

2010

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Nellie McKay seems to need a break. Not from music-making, mind you, but from the toils of existing within a bump and drive world that has little time for reflection or respite, and none, seemingly, to worry about repeating ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

53rd Monterey Jazz Festival: A Distinctive New Orleans Flavor

Read "53rd Monterey Jazz Festival: A Distinctive New Orleans Flavor" reviewed by Larry Taylor

To summarize the high spots of the 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival would certainly take more than one lead paragraph. From Sept. 17 through 19 at the Monterey, California, Fairgrounds, there was a pervasive New Orleans spirit in the air and the music. This was emphasized by the appearances of Trombone Shorty on Saturday afternoon, and Harry ...