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NEWS: FESTIVAL

Suncoast Jazz Festival Expands Roster To Include More Nationally Known Artists, With Jason Marsalis & The 21st Century Trad Band As Headliners

Suncoast Jazz Festival Expands Roster To Include More Nationally Known Artists, With Jason Marsalis & The 21st Century Trad Band As Headliners

This year marks the 29th anniversary of the Suncoast Jazz Festival, which takes place every November on the travel-award-winning Clearwater Beach. In its early years, the festival featured bands and musicians with a focus on early jazz, but more recently, working with acclaimed guitarist Nate Najar, has expanded its line-up from traditional jazz to include swing, ...

NEWS: EVENT

International Jazz Composers' Symposium - May 18-20 at University Of South Florida - School Of Music in Tampa

International Jazz Composers' Symposium - May 18-20 at University Of South Florida - School Of Music in Tampa

Featuring:
Billy Childs (and his Quartet)
John Hollenbeck (with the Claudia Quintet)
Christine Jensen
Chuck Owen (with his Jazz Surge)
Rufus Reid
Maria Schneider
Ryan Truesdell Special Appearances by:
Randy Brecker
Gregoire Maret Vision Talks by Music Industry leaders:

NEWS: EVENT

Registration Now Open For ISJAC Symposium - May 18-20, 2017

Registration Now Open For ISJAC Symposium -  May 18-20, 2017

2017 International Jazz Composers Symposium
at the University of South Florida
May 18-20, 2017 REGISTRATION FOR THE SYMPOSIUM NOW OPEN!
TAKES PLACE MAY 18-20, 2017
Time is running out, so register now.
Submission deadline is October 27th! The Mission of the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and ...

Opening a month-long tribute to a jazz legend

Opening a month-long tribute to a jazz legend

Much attention will be paid throughout May to the musical legacy of trumpeter Miles Davis, who would have turned 90 this May 26. His musical legacy remains so strong today that it sometimes is hard to fathom that he left us a quarter-century ago—on September 28, 1991. Trumpeter James Suggs assembled a fine quintet to honor Davis' ...

NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Bass Icon Jeff Berlin To Launch Pledge Music Campaign For New Tribute Album To Legendary Jack Bruce

Bass Icon Jeff Berlin To Launch Pledge Music Campaign For New Tribute Album To Legendary Jack Bruce

Bass icon Jeff Berlin has launched a Pledge Music Campaign for a new tribute album to legendary Jack Bruce titled Jeff Berlin Plays Jack Bruce: Songs For A Wailer! Jack Bruce, best known for his work with classic rock legends Cream, as well as his critically acclaimed solo work, sadly passed away in 2014. Jeff Berlin, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Palladium Theatre Presents Live From New York: Jazz Vocalists Michelle Walker, Whitney James And Emily Braden

The Palladium Theatre Presents Live From New York: Jazz Vocalists Michelle Walker, Whitney James And Emily Braden

The Palladium Theatre
Saturday, March 14th at 8pm The Palladium at St. Petersburg College
253 5th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 Three adventurous new voices in jazz come together for one night in the spirit of collaboration of standards, re-imagined pop tunes and original music. Vocalists Whitney James, Emily Braden and Michelle Walker ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bass Guitar Virtuoso Jeff Berlin To Tour Europe Fall 2014

Bass Guitar Virtuoso Jeff Berlin To Tour Europe Fall 2014

Clearwater, FL – Much to the excitement of European music fans, bass legend Jeff Berlin will be touring Europe with his trio beginning mid-October! Jeff Berlin is internationally regarded as a legend, considered one of the greatest bass players in the world. The late Jaco Pastorius regarded Berlin as a better soloist than he was, and Geddy Lee famously referred to ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

The Fire in Coltrane’s Lungs

Read "The Fire in Coltrane’s Lungs" reviewed by Larry Jaffe

When the horn sounds the jazz begins
Unity rediscovered
A crisscross divergence of souls
Coltrane steals the birthright of his heritage makes it into music
The horn blasts loud and not so pure--
Life lives between the notes not at the end of the song
Painfully hidden tones magically appear ...

NEWS: RADIO

Palo! Fever Is Spreading Across The Nation As New CD, Palo! Live, Gains Airplay

MIAMI, FL – PALO! Live, the sophomore CD by Miami’s award-winning Afro-Cuban Funk band, PALO!, debuted at #20 on the CMJ World Music Chart. Recorded live in front of a standing room only crowd last August in Miami, the CD is now reaping airplay in the band’s hometown as well as across the country. Among the cities catching Palo! Fever ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

A Night of Valiant Jazz

A Night of Valiant Jazz

Russian-born, New York-based trumpeter Valery Ponomarev and Florida saxophonist Valerie Gillespie teamed their talents Friday for the first time, and loved every minute of it. The occasion was a Jazz Club of Sarasota evening concert at Holley Hall, which drew a small but enthusiastic audience. Ponomarev was a member of drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers for four ...