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NEWS: FESTIVAL

Lineup Announced For Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 17th Edition June 22-30: Nine Days, 300+ Shows, 20 Venues, 94 Free Events

Lineup Announced For Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 17th Edition June 22-30: Nine Days, 300+ Shows, 20 Venues, 94 Free Events

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced the complete lineup for the festival’s 17th Edition. The nine-day festival returns to Rochester June 22 to June 30 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 300-plus shows at 20 venues. The 2018 Festival is presented in three series — ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Robin McKelle & The Flytones: Soul Flower

Read "Soul Flower" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

First, Robin McKelle & The Flytones Soul Flower is not neo-soul. Neo-soul is what Amy Winehouse was and Cee Lo Green is (at least on his “Forget You"). Neo-soul is a cheeky attempt to cash in on a classic style while, at the same time, not taking it seriously. Second, Soul Flower might be better termed ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Maggie Scott Tribute at Berklee on December 8 Features Esperanza Spalding, Nadia Washington and Others

Maggie Scott, jazz vocal professor at Berklee College of Music for 30 years, is being honored by the college and many of her former students at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston's Back Bay. Tickets to the event are $20 for reserved seating and $15 for general admission and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Songstress Robin McKelle to Release "Mess Around" on E1 Music

Songstress Robin McKelle to Release "Mess Around" on E1 Music

SONGSTRESS ROBIN MCKELLE
TO RELEASE MESS AROUND ON E1 MUSIC

ALBUM SHOWCASES A NUMBER OF GENRES
INCLUDING SOUL, BLUES, AND JAZZ

U.S. TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT
OF MAY 4TH RELEASE

“I've wanted to do this kind of album for a long time. It's a project that spans a number of genres: soul, blues ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: January 11, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 6 13 Joey DeFrancesco Snapshot (HighNote) 175 126 +49 0 51 1 12 2 3 8 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 169 151 +18 0 47 1 15 2 1 5 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue) 169 182 -13 1 46 1 16 2 — — Somi If The Rains Come First () 169 — +169 33 40 2 1 5 11 15 The Mike Longo Trio Sting Like A Bee (CAP) 159 113 +46 0 38 5 11 6 13 10 Roni Ben-Hur Fortuna (Motema) 157 104 +53 2 46 6 9 7 9 6 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 153 117 +36 0 42 1 16 8 2 6 Houston Person Mellow (HighNote) 142 162 -20 0 33 2 12 9 8 12 Steve Davis Eloquence (Jazz Legacy) 138 121 +17 0 44 7 16 10 14 27 Roberta Gambarini So In Love (Emarcy) 131 103 +28 0 43 3 20 11 23 11 Bill Mays Trio Mays At The Movies (SteepleChase) 125 83 +42 2 39 11 6 12 16 9 Dana Hall Into The ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Robin McKelle: Modern Antique

Read "Modern Antique" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Sometimes, when a jazz vocalist does a big band arrangement of a rock or pop hit, the results can be classical. Robin McKelle avoids that trap from the very start with her swinging rendition of Steve Miller's “Abracadabra." The lyrics are perfectly suitable for a jazz offering, and the blend of McKelle's voice and the horns ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Robin McKelle: Songbird On The Wing

Read "Robin McKelle: Songbird On The Wing" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Robin McKelle's career as a recording artist and a performer is on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic. She is already a jazz star in France and has appeared at the Blue Note and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York City. Exposed to music at home by her mother, a musician, McKelle began singing ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Robin McKelle: Modern Antique

Read "Modern Antique" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Robin McKelle knows fine ways to treat a song. Once again, as in her debut Introducing Robin McKelle (Cheap Lullaby, 2006), her vocal ability and flexibility sparkles as she sings, scats and swings with a big band behind her. This time, however, she shows more rhythm and blues touches and also captures an old-fashioned torch song ...

Robin McKelle: Introducing Robin McKelle

Read "Introducing Robin McKelle" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Robin McKelle's debut CD is a blast of fresh air from the past. Introducing is done from the stance of a band singer from the 1940s in musical format and material, logical since most legendary jazz and pop singers learned their trade that way.

Most of the tracks are read in standard fashion--the band ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Robin McKelle: Introducing Robin McKelle

Read "Introducing Robin McKelle" reviewed by Jim Santella

Accompanied by a big band that features many of LA's top sidemen, Robin McKelle sings from the Great American Songbook on this solo recording debut. It's an excellent choice. The songs seem to be an integral part of her personality.

McKelle interprets “Dream with a subtle caress, “I've Got the World on a String ...