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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2018: Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2

2018 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal,
Various Venues,
Montréal, Canada
June 29-July 3, 2018

Every return to Montréal for the city's annual Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is much-anticipated. Closing off six square blocks in the downtown core is rare enough; but, over ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2017

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For those who may have noticed, there have been no best of lists coming from yours truly since 2014; sadly, the chronic health problem that has reduced my previous writing pace to a crawl continues without much respite. My best of the year lists have always been predicated upon having reviewed the releases chosen, and with ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 23-26, 2017

Amongst the most significant challenges that face any festival is, as the gray and no-hair crowd continues to age, finding ways to cultivate and grow a younger audience. But when you're a Canadian festival, another major challenge is a simple fiscal fact: most ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The 2017 Tibet House Benefit Concert

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The 2017 Tibet House Benefit Concert
Carnegie Hall
The 30th Anniversary of the Tibet House Benefit Concert
New York, NY
March 16, 2017

The Tibet House is dedicated to preserving Tibet's rich and unique culture here in the United States. This is especially important because up to 95% ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Shawn Colvin: Uncovered

Read "Uncovered" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

There are two trends occurring in popular music that are both equally welcome to “those of a certain age." These are classic rock titans or their later devotees, performing their landmark albums, from beginning to end, in concert. The Rolling Stones performing Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones, 1971) in its entirety at Los Angeles' Fonda Theater, May ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Billy Childs: Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

Read "Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The latter day jazz community, by and large, has embraced songwriting icons from the other side of the fence. Numerous artists associated with jazz have visited in on Bob Dylan's iconic work, explored the dark soul of Tom Waits, reshaped the poetic work(s) of Leonard Cohen, and/or tapped into the Joni Mitchell well. But what of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steve Earle & Shawn Colvin at The Space at Westbury

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Steve Earle & Shawn Colvin
The Space at Westbury
Westbury, NY
September 27, 2014

Grammy Award winning singer-songwriters Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin brought their “Stories & Songs: Together Onstage" tour to Westbury Long Island on a warm and pleasant Saturday evening in late September.

After ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet John Kelman

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I currently live in: Ottawa, Canada

I joined All About Jazz in: 2004

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? After deciding to start writing about music in about 2001, and starting at smaller websites, I was approached by All About Jazz in late 2003, with the question: “We've ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Nicky Schrire

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Meet Nicky Schrire:
London-born, South African-raised, New York-based vocalist/composer Nicky Schrire has been been praised for her abilit: to use her voice as “a dispensary of emotional power." (Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz).

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Schrire has performed in New York, South Africa and London. Her debut ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Experience Euphoria in Greenville, South Carolina

While there are countless food and wine festivals across the country, few are incorporating music to the extent that Euphoria, a food, wine and music festival in Greenville, South Carolina, has done in it's first four years.

One of the reasons may just be that Edwin McCain, platinum selling singer/songwriter and local legend, is co-founder of ...