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ARTICLE: RADIO

All-Female Bands Are a Riot!

Read "All-Female Bands Are a Riot!" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

As much as we favor a complete integration of the jazz sexes, this week we feature twenty-four bands or projects with not a single man in sight, actually in hearing. After all, how much jazz radio have you listened to (not on Mondo Jazz) with playlists made exclusively of all male bands? Here's a small contribution ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

From C to Shining C

Read "From C to Shining C" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The broadcast fell after Independence Day but included sparkling new releases from vocalists Rachelle Garniez, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Isabel Crespo (For Now) and saxophonist Bob Sheppard, with birthday shout outs to Louis Armstrong, organist Rhoda Scott, vocalists Claudia Acuna, Melissa Walker and trombonist Natalie Cressman among others.

Playlist Rhoda Scott “From C to Shining C" ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Nice Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Nice Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Martin McFie

Nice Jazz Festival
Nice, France
July 16-21, 2018

The 2018 Nice festival started like a damp squib when a crashing, flashing thunderstorm hit the city an hour before the opening. The ensuing deluge made the stages and electrics unsafe. With no chance of rescheduling, most musicians left town for their ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases

Read "European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Budapest Music Center
European Jazz Conference Hungarian Showcases
Budapest, Hungary
September, 24-27, 2015

The European Jazz Conference is a step forward for pan-European cooperation and collaboration. What was formerly the General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), became the European Jazz Conference from 2014. It is now also opened to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

American Jazz Festiv’Halles at Sunside-Sunset

Read "American Jazz Festiv’Halles at Sunside-Sunset" reviewed by Patricia Myers

American Jazz Festiv'Halles at Sunside-Sunset
Sunside-Sunset Jazz Club
Paris, France
July-August 2014

The 23rd annual American Jazz Festiv'Halles at Sunside-Sunset in Paris had another long and strong lineup of concerts during two summer months of 2014. Sunside opened in 1983 on the Right Bank's narrow pedestrian street, rue des Lombards, expanding ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Paris Jazz Diary 2012

Read "Paris Jazz Diary 2012" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Paris is the New York City of the European jazz world. Any night of the week, live jazz is played somewhere in this multicultural metropolis where America's global gift is valued, venerated and celebrated. There are more than 30 live jazz venues, as well as sporadic and spontaneous performances on street corners and bridges, in Metro ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Ladder Is High, Women Keep Climbing

Read "Ladder Is High, Women Keep Climbing" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Unlike college sports, there is no Title IX program for women in jazz. Those who wish to pursue that line of endeavor have to elbow their way into what remains essentially a male-dominated profession (or art) and keep climbing the ladder one rung at a time. True, women have made notable inroads in recent years and ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

JazzAscona Turns... Pink

JazzAscona Turns... Pink

The 28th edition of JazzAscona, “Sophisticated Lady," is dedicated to the role of women in jazz and is proud to present some of the world’s great female artists, alongside stars of jazz and young, undiscovered talents. JazzAscona is a festival specialized in classic jazz and the music of New Orleans, a grand festival that takes place in ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Rhoda Scott

Interview: Rhoda Scott

Rhoda Scott is easily the finest Hammond B3 organist around today. Name unfamiliar to you? That's probably because Rhoda moved to Paris in 1968 and has resided there ever since. Over the past 43 years, Rhoda has become a jazz celebrity on the European jazz concert and club circuit. Over here, not so much. Nevertheless, organ ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: June 7, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 5 11 Joe Chambers Horace To Max (Savant) 180 156 +24 2 57 1 4 2 2 24 Dr. Lonnie Smith Spiral (Palmetto) 176 169 +7 7 59 2 3 3 16 4 Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM) 171 119 +52 14 ...