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NEWS: FESTIVAL

The 39th Edition Of Montreal's International Jazz Fest starts on June 28th

The 39th Edition Of Montreal's International Jazz Fest starts on June 28th

June 28th of 2018 marks the start of the 39th Montreal International Jazz Festival. Recognized as the world's largest jazz festival by the Guinness Book, this 10-day event brings together an international roster of artists that encompass genres beyond jazz. The over 150 performances take place in 16 indoor and outdoor venues in and around downtown ...

Nicola Conte: Let Your Light Shine On

Read "Let Your Light Shine On" reviewed by Chris May

Italian guitarist, bandleader, crate digger and DJ Nicola Conte's journeys into musics originating from beyond Europe--be they Brazilian, Hindustani, Latin American or African--sometimes carry a touch of the touristic about them, but his work is so transparently heartfelt that it never becomes a problem. It is also, always, superbly well crafted. Conte identifies Let Your Light ...

NEWS: EVENT

BRIC Announces Third Annual BRIC Jazzfest, A World-Class Jazz Festival In The Heart Of The Brooklyn Cultural District, October 14-21, 2017

BRIC Announces Third Annual BRIC Jazzfest, A World-Class Jazz Festival In The Heart Of The Brooklyn Cultural District, October 14-21, 2017

Acclaimed New Festival Brings Together Globe-Trotting Jazz Legends, Groundbreaking Emerging Jazz Artists From Brooklyn And Beyond, And Grows In Third Year To Include: A Full Week of Programming, Much of it Free, Featuring Performances By Maceo Parker, The Sun Ra Arkesta Directed by Marshall Allen, Vijay Iyer, The Terri Lyne Carrington Band, GoGo Penguin and More A Two-Night Jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jason Miles Will Release "Kind Of New 2: Blue Is Paris" On May 12

Jason Miles Will Release "Kind Of New 2: Blue Is Paris" On May 12

Follow Up to 2015's Kind of New Features Ten Arrangements of Producer/Keyboardist's New Composition Written in Reaction to 2015 Paris Terror Attacks Legendary producer, keyboardist and composer Jason Miles’ Kind of New 2: Blue is Paris, featuring ten interpretations of the titular piece which he composed after visiting Paris in the weeks immediately following the 2015 terror ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Theo Croker: Escape Velocity

Read "Escape Velocity" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A distanza di due anni da Afro-Physicist, Theo Croker incide con la nuova formazione DVRK FUNK mostrando di avere ancora idee da sviluppare nel connubio tra bop, soul, funk e fusion. Come sappiamo è un terreno quanto mai affollato e catturare l'attenzione degli ascoltatori non è facile. Ma ci riesce, confermando il suo talento di solista, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sullivan Fortner: Aria

Read "Aria" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

New Orleans has produced a bumper crop of notable pianists over its long and storied history--Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Dr. John, Ellis Marsalis, Henry Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Jon Batiste--and it's not done yet. Sullivan Fortner, a twenty-eight year old piano phenom who's been a hot topic since receiving ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Monterey Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Monterey Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by Josef Woodard

Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds
Monterey, CA
September 18-20, 2015

Try as one might to just take the venerable but vibrant Monterey Jazz Festival for its immediate, present-tense and face value pleasure, historical angles keep filtering into the event, intentionally and otherwise. For this year's big, multi-staged jazz meeting at ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
June 27-28, 2015

While jazz is closely associated with horns (even though there are few instruments now employed at some point across the genre) it was a couple of guitar slingers that helped light up the skies at Freihofer's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bologna Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Bologna Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Bologna e Ferrara
28.10-22.11-2014.

Il Bologna Jazz Festival non è certo un festival che perlustra il fermento dell'attualità, che espone le proposte più “forti" e innovative della ricerca americana ed europea, ma non si può nemmeno definire un appuntamento di mainstream nel senso stretto della parola. Salvo rare eccezioni, l'ottava edizione del ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Theo Croker: Afro Physicist

Read "Afro Physicist" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nel terreno d'incontro tra neo-bop, soul e fusion, il giovane trombettista e compositore Theo Croker mostra vivo talento e freschezza d'idee. Non è azzardato prevedergli un'imminente luminosa carriera e questo “Afro Physicist"--prodotto da Dee Dee Bridgewater e pubblicato dalla Okeh--si caratterizza come un lavoro fantasioso e maturo.

Nipote di Doc Cheatham, Theo ha ...