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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Sweet Soul Music and the Low Down Dirty Blues at the Montreal Jazz Festival

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The marquee on Stax Records studio in jny: Memphis, Tennessee reads “Soulsville U.S.A." Although “Soulsville of the North" may be a stretch, for 10 days in July, jny: Montreal turns into a hotbed of Soul, R&B, Funk and the Blues. From the first years ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dennis Coffey: Hot Coffey and The Pursuit of Excellence

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Every Tuesday night at the Northern Lights Lounge on Baltimore Street in Detroit, you'll find a funky little guitar-organ trio setting up musical shop. You'll find Julian Vanslyke on drums and Phil Whitfield on organ. And playing right in between them, you'll find one of the world's best guitarists--Dennis Coffey.

You may not know ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Enrico Bettinello: Storie di Jazz

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Storie di Jazz
Enrico Bettinello
330 Pagine
Arcana

Uno dei libri più avvincenti sul jazz del 2015 viene dall'editoria italiana. Ne è autore Enrico Bettinello, giornalista tra i più preparati del panorama musicale nazionale. Il suo saggio si impone per vivacità di pensiero e acume critico, nello scandagliare le vicende ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Philadelphia Music Alliance To Celebrate Billie Holiday Centennial As 1st 2015 Inductee On Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame

Philadelphia Music Alliance To Celebrate Billie Holiday Centennial As 1st  2015 Inductee On Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame

jny: PHILADELPHIA, PA: As a special birthday gift to the woman widely considered to be one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th century, The Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame is proud to welcome Billie Holiday as its newest inductee today on the 100th anniversary of her birth in the City of Brotherly Love. Billie Holiday, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2014

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Ambrose Akinmusire By Invitation
Tigran By Invitation
Tord Gustavsen Quartet / Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana, Mehliana
June 26-July 6, 2014

There simply isn't a festival in the world like the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Where else in the world can you ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Gil Scott-Heron Tribute, "Roots of American Music" Performances by Aloe Blacc, Otis Clay, Lenny Williams, Swamp Dogg

Gil Scott-Heron Tribute, "Roots of American Music" Performances by Aloe Blacc, Otis Clay, Lenny Williams, Swamp Dogg

It may be the final week of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, but the festival isn’t winding down when it comes to exciting performances. This week, Lincoln Center celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the landmark Soul at the Center, highlighted by Valerie Simpson’s first tribute to her late partner, Nick Ashford, since his passing. The pair ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Litchfield Jazz Festival Announces 2012 Artist-in-residence, Baritone Saxophonist Gary Smulyan

Litchfield Jazz Festival Announces 2012 Artist-in-residence, Baritone Saxophonist Gary Smulyan

Goshen, CT — Litchfield Jazz Festival announces the 2012 Artist-in-Residence for the 17th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival. The honor goes to baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan. Known as a master of bebop, Smulyan is one of the major voices on his instrument today. Winner of six Grammy Awards, his latest honors include winner of the 2009 and ...

The Bill Harris Quintet: Inside-Out

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Portland, Oregon saxophonist Bill Harris is an educator, sideman and member of organist Steve Hall Quintet when not leading his own band. Growing up listening to jazz masters Sonny Stitt, John Coltrane and Phil Woods among others, he began playing woodwinds while in second grade and has favored the alto and tenor saxophones ever since. Though ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The E Family To Release Their Highly Anticipate Album "Now & Forever" Today

The Musical Family Dynasty Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Juan Escovedo and Peter Michael Escovedo Will Celebrate This Album of a Lifetime With A Star-Studded Affair At The World-Renowned Conga Room in Los Angeles tonight. After years of playing on each other's projects, The E Family came together to produce this ultimate, long overdue and highly anticipated labor ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Steve Gadd's "Live at Voce" (Deluxe Edition)

Steve Gadd's "Live at Voce" (Deluxe Edition)

One of the most recorded drummers of all time, Steve Gadd has worked with everyone from Chick Corea to Paul Simon, Maynard Ferguson to Eric Clapton. When it comes to his own projects, Gadd loves to play good-time groove music that has the danceable qualities and bluesiness of the best R&B along with the adventurous solos ...