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ARTICLE: RADIO

Summer City

Read "Summer City" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This Summer in the City broadcast includes new releases from bassist Marlene Rosenberg, vocalists Greta Matassa and Rosana Ekert, the Akiko/Hamilton/Dechter Trio and the Wayne Wallace Jazz Quartet, with birthday shout outs to Dave Grusin, vocalists Madeline Eastman, Tierney Sutton, Lena Horne and harpist Brandee Younger, among others.

Playlist Jennifer Wharton “The Year of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Take Me Downtown, It's a Hot Summer Night

Read "Take Me Downtown, It's a Hot Summer Night" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The first broadcast of the Summer includes hot new releases from saxophonists Pureum Jin and Stan Getz, flutist Ragan Whiteside, pianist Yoko Miwa, vocalist Lauren Henderson, and the Ed Palermo Big Band, with birthday shout outs to Sammy Cahn, Manny Albam, Jaimie Branch, Cyndi Lauper, Sue Raney and Deborah Weisz, among others. Happy Solstice !

ARTICLE: RADIO

Famous Jazz Mothers And Their Young

Read "Famous Jazz Mothers And Their Young" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The Mothers Day broadcast included new releases from Molly Hammer, Mary Stallings, Vivian Sessoms and Lisa Maxwell, with birthday shout outs to Carla Bley in the first hour, Mary Lou Williams in the second hour, plus vocalists Judi Silvano, John Proulx, Barb Jungr and trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis, among others, plus cuts from some famous jazz mothers ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Nancy Kelly's Remembering Mark Murphy CD Release Performance At Birdland Theater On July 4-5-6

Vocalist Nancy Kelly's Remembering Mark Murphy CD Release Performance At Birdland Theater On July 4-5-6

Nancy Kelly: Remembering Mark Murphy CD Release Performance at
Birdland Theater July 4-5-6
with John Di Martino & Friends
Climbing the Jazz Week Charts
International Airplay Birdland Theater
7pm- Doors Open at 5:30pm
315 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036
$20-$30 ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Nancy Kelly

Nancy Kelly is an exceptionally gifted jazz singer in a league of her own.The lady was “Born to Swing”, and she means business. Her live performances are legendary. She has earned many awards and enlisted fans from around the globe. In a market place where wispy voices and shallow emotions abound, Ms. Kelly is a breath of fresh air...or should we say, smoky air; she takes us back to the time when jazz – and that includes vocal jazz — was an authentic expression of real emotion. Nancy Kelly’s vocal style is a study in phrasing, style and swing. She’s both old school and new

ARTICLE: RADIO

Salutes to Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie

Read "Salutes to Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Winding up Jazz Appreciation Month with special birthday shout outs to the Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey, pianist Dorothy Donegan, vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand and Blossom Dearie, among others, with new concept recordings from Nancy Kelly (a tribute to Mark Murphy) , Christina Morrison (duets with five other women vocalists) and Ellynne Rey (a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Nancy Kelly Releases April 26th Remembering Mark Murphy Featuring Randy Brecker And More!

Nancy Kelly Releases April 26th Remembering Mark Murphy Featuring Randy Brecker And More!

"People often ask me who my favorite singer is, and my answer is always, without hesitation, Mark Murphy. With Mark's passing, I was moved to honor him musically with this recording. It was early in my singing career that a friend turned me on to Mark. Most of the songs chosen for this recording were ones ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Roy Kral and Thelonious Monk birthdays; RIP Carol Hall

Read "Roy Kral and Thelonious Monk birthdays; RIP Carol Hall" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Celebrating mid-October birthdays with songs by pianist/composer Roy Kral, who with his wife vocalist Jackie Cain formed the duo group Jackie & Roy, and also Thelonious Monk a year after his centennial. Also remembering songwriter Carol Hall (1936-2018) best known for the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, but who also contributed lyrics to ...

NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Nancy Kelly's 6th CD honors legendary Jazz singer Mark Murphy

Nancy Kelly's 6th CD honors legendary Jazz singer Mark Murphy

Support Nancy Kelly's Mark Murphy Tribute CD About this project Thank you for your interest in this very exciting opportunity to help fund my sixth recording project. People often ask me who my favorite singer is, and my answer is always, without hesitating, Mark Murphy. I was heavily influenced by his work. He was “the real deal,” and he’s ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nancy Kelly: B That Way

Read "B That Way" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Nancy Kelly is one of those artists one can always count on for producing muscular and assertive jazz. On B That Way, Kelly is supported by an organ-guitar trio featuring tenor saxophone. Such a format affords an expanse of sound from the intimacy of a piano trio to the full-throated roar of a big band. ...