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Honoring Melba Liston

Read "Honoring Melba Liston" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast presents a special tribute to trombonist, composer and arranger Melba Liston in the third hour in honor of her 93rd birthday and also includes cuts from new releases by vocalist Roberta Donnay and pianist/composer Carol Albert, with more birthday shout outs to Elvis Presley, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ruth Brown and Ingrid Jensen.

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ARTICLE: RADIO

That Special Time of Year

Read "That Special Time of Year" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast gets into the swing of the season, which includes holiday releases by Duchess and Laura Dickinson plus a new recording by pianist Kelly Green, with birthday shout outs to Gloria Lynne, Etta Jones, Arthur Schwartz, Johnny Mandel, June Christy and Hoagy Carmichael, among others.

Playlist Geri Allen “In Appreciation" from Geri Allen ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Linda Presgrave Makes Fourth Appearance at Italian "Women in Jazz" Festival

Linda Presgrave Makes Fourth Appearance at Italian "Women in Jazz" Festival

Pianist, composer and St. Louis expat Linda Presgrave last month performed a concert in Frascati, Italy as part of the annual series Donne in Jazz (Women in Jazz), presented by the Italian cultural organization Fondazione Adkins Chiti. The concert on November 4 was Presgrave's fourth appearance in Frascati. She first played there in 2003 as part of ...

Linda Presgrave to Open Jazz at Holmes Summer Series on Thursday, July 8

Linda Presgrave to Open Jazz at Holmes Summer Series on Thursday, July 8

Pianist, composer and St. Louis expat Linda Presgrave (pictured) sends word that she'll be returning home to play a free concert kicking off the summer Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University on Thursday, July 8.

Presgrave, who now lives in NYC, will be joined by her husband Stan Chovnick on soprano sax, along with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Linda Presgrave: Inspiration

Read "Inspiration" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ispiration della pianista Linda Presgrave (conosciuta ed apprezzata anche dal pubblico italiano, cui dedica il brano finale “Rome") è un disco mainstream piacevole da ascoltare e con personalitá sia nella esecuzione che nella scelta dei brani. La pianista statunitense ha messo in scaletta composizioni di colleghe come Joanne Brackeen e Berta Hop e della trombonista Melba Liston, oltre ...

NEWS: RADIO

Linda Presgrave Featured on "The Jazz Room"

Linda Presgrave Featured on "The Jazz Room"

This just in: Pianist, composer and St. Louis expat Linda Presgrave will be the featured artist on the Internet radio program “The Jazz Room" starting at 6:00 p.m. EDT tonight, Wednesday, May 27. Among other topics, Presgrave will discuss her interest in women jazz composers and her most recent CD Inspiration.

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Linda Presgrave: Inspiration

Read "Inspiration" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Often, musicians will put together a collection of songs that honor an era, style or lead instrument. Pianist Linda Presgrave's Inspiration pays tribute to some influential women who helped lay the foundation for herself and other jazz artists.

The collection features 10 songs written by Presgrave and other female artists. The pianist, composer and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Linda Presgrave Quartet Monday, November 26 at the Triad 9:00PM (1 Set Only)

Linda Presgrave Quartet Monday, November 26 at the Triad 9:00PM (1 Set Only)

NYC Preview Concert of “INSPIRATION" featuring THE LINDA PRESGRAVE QUARTET Performs the music of Joanne Brackeen, Bertha Hope, Billie Holiday, Melba Liston, Allison Miller and Linda Presgrave "With her lyrical playing and a stellar ensemble, Presgrave adeptly mines the secular and spiritual side of the music while paying homage to her heroines." ~Terrell Holmes, All About Jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Linda Presgrave: The Journey

Read "The Journey" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

When Linda Presgrave toured with members of the International Women in Jazz ensemble a few years ago, the experience inspired her to explore and highlight works by female jazz musicians. The Journey is the result of that inspiration, a multifaceted work that not only honors the contributions that women have made to the idiom, but also ...