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NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

60th GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

60th GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

And the winners of the 2018 GRAMMY Awards are... 31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo (For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.) "Can't Remember Why" ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Matt Hooke's Best Releases of 2017

Read "Matt Hooke's Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by Matt Hooke

2017 marked the first year that I wrote for All About Jazz, and I got to experience some phenomenal music. It was a diverse year in jazz, international artists like Tony Allen and Seckou Keita brought unique perspectives to jazz. Other artists like Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, and Dayme Arocena, released some of their best work ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

60th GRAMMY Awards: Jazz List

60th GRAMMY Awards: Jazz List

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo (For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.) "Can't Remember Why" by Sara Caswell
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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Funk Off: Things Change

Read "Things Change" reviewed by Alex Franquelli

The whole point, when it comes to marching bands, is that they have to well, stroll around while playing their instruments. I guess, you guess, that the whole point is lost on CD, where the mono-dimensional (time) facet of the spectrum monopolises the dynamics of the whole. Things Change makes obviously no exception, but does it ...

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

Rigas Ritmi 2015

Read "Rigas Ritmi 2015" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Rigas Ritmi
Riga, Latvia
July 1-4, 2015

The 15th anniversary of Rigas Ritmi was celebrated in fine style in Latvia's beautiful capital city. Māris Briežkalns, the festival's artistic director, had programmed Latvian artists and internationally-known musicians in a mix of large and small, old and new, venues. From the mediaeval ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

35th Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

Read "35th Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


Playhouse Square
Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
June 26-28, 2014

For the first time in 35 years, Cuyahoga Community College's annual jazz festival received a major makeover via the shift from a two week event in April to a three day happening in June. Also key to this paradigm shift ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2014

Read "Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2014" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2014
Cultural District
Pittsburgh, PA
June 20-22, 2014

With its modest beginnings back in 2011, the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival had nothing but an uphill battle in terms of sustaining a free jazz festival. It took a billion dollar endowment to keep North America's largest free ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Starts June 22 -- 9 Days, 300 Concerts, 1000+ Artists, 18 Venues! Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Steve Martin, Esperanza Spalding, Daryl Hall, Keb’ Mo’ & Zappa Plays Zappa To Headline

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival  Starts June 22 --  9 Days, 300 Concerts, 1000+ Artists, 18 Venues!  Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Steve Martin, Esperanza Spalding, Daryl Hall, Keb’ Mo’ & Zappa Plays Zappa To Headline

Rochester NY: The 11th edition of the nine-day Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) presented by M&T Bank opens in less than three weeks on June 22! The festival runs through June 30 and will present more than 1000 artists performing at 18 venues and outdoor stages, in 300 concerts, including almost 70 free concerts. Last year’s ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Clearwater Festival 2012 Line-Up

Clearwater's 2012 Great Hudson River Revival, also known as the Clearwater Festival, the country’s oldest music and environmental festival, will be held on June 16 and 17 this year. Over the weekend, hundreds of musical artists will appear at the beautiful Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY to perform on 7 bio-diesel and solar powered stages. ...