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Helen Sung: Celebrating Monk

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The first weekend in April will see the opening of a monthlong, three-venue celebration of Thelonious Monk at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the third installment of their annual Monk festival.

It all starts Thursday evening (April 5) with Chick Corea sitting in for three nights with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2017 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

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2017 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Playhouse Square
Cleveland, Ohio
June 22-22, 2017

Although the Newport and Reno festivals have had a longer track record, there are many intriguing connections between the jny: Detroit and Tri-C jazz festivals, both of which are celebrating their 38th birthdays this season. Fostering a strong educational component, ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Grammy Winners 2017 - Jazz List

Grammy Winners 2017 - Jazz List

And the winners of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards are... JAZZ Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Culcha Vulcha
Snarky Puppy (Ground Up Music) Human Nature — Herb Alpert (Herb Alpert Presents)
When You Wish Upon A Star — Bill Frisell (Okeh Records)
Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY— Steve Gadd (BFM Jazz)
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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nat Hentoff: The Never-Ending Ball

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This interview was first published at All About Jazz on June 23, 2010.

Nat Hentoff was eleven years old when, walking down the road one day in Boston, he heard music so exciting that he shouted with pleasure and ran into the shop to learn that the music was of clarinetist Artie Shaw. In ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Grammy Nominees 2017 Named - Jazz List

Grammy Nominees 2017 Named - Jazz List

The 59th Annual Grammys will air live from the Staples Center in LA on Feb. 12th at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.  Here is the full list of nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards: JAZZ Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Countdown” — Joey Alexander
“In Movement” — Ravi Coltrane
“We See” — Fred Hersch
“I Concentrate ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Catherine Russell: Harlem on My Mind

Read "Harlem on My Mind" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dotata di brillanti doti vocali, ottimo gusto interpretativo e naturale esuberanza, Catherine Russell è giunta al successo tardivamente, dopo aver trascorso decenni a cantare come corista per rockstar di rilievo (David Bowie, Paul Simon, Cindy Lauper, Steely Dan). Dopo i cinquant'anni ha però bruciato le tappe e questo è il suo sesto disco da leader, dedicato ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Catherine Russell has Harlem on her mind

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Catherine Russell has Harlem on her mind

This week, StLJN's video spotlight shines on singer Catherine Russell, who will be returning to St. Louis to perform Wednesday, November 16 through Saturday, November 19 at Jazz at the Bistro. Russell, lauded as one of the most gifted contemporary interpreters of vintage jazz and blues songs, will be making her first St. Louis appearance since her ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Nine-Day Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Starts Friday June 24

Nine-Day Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Starts Friday June 24

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival returns to Rochester for its 15th anniversary edition June 24-July 2 with nine days of amazing creative improvised music from around the world. The 2016 Festival will present more than 1500 artists in 325+ shows at 19 venues in three series- the Club Pass series with 235 shows, Headliner Series with six ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Colonic Youth, Andy Farber, Tal Ronen & Paquito D'Rivera

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Colonic Youth
Trans-Pecos
December 22, 2014

In the wintry wasteland, the new-ish Trans-Pecos venue did not seem to boast a particularly peachy set-up. It may or may not still be operated by Todd P, normally known as a promoter of slightly swerved rock outfits, and there were tales of this ...

NEWS: RADIO

Swinging At The Pearl: Catherine Russell, Dick Hyman & The Jim Cullum Jazz Band

Swinging At The Pearl: Catherine Russell, Dick Hyman & The Jim Cullum Jazz Band

For this week’s Riverwalk Jazz radio show, bandleader Jim Cullum welcomes two guest artists. One is piano master and old friend Dick Hyman, a guest on our first radio show in 1989. The second is a new friend, making her Riverwalk Jazz debut in 2010—jazz singer Catherine Russell. The program is distributed in the US by Public ...