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Tessa Souter at Pizza Express in London's Soho

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Tessa Souter
Pizza Express Soho
London
June 23, 2018

In a once seedy part of London, also home to the UK film industry, lies the heart of the capital's jazz scene. Iconic Ronnie Scott's is off Soho Square in Frith Street while on a corner of nearby Dean ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Video: Three Female Singers

Video: Three Female Singers

As the week draws to a close, here are three videos of jazz singers I love and have posted about this year along with their current albums: Here's Georgia Mancio in Scotland this year singing The Last Goodbye... Here's Tessa Souter at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in July singing songs from her upcoming album, ...

NEWS: WEBSITE

All About Jazz is Looking for Super Fans to tell their story

All About Jazz is Looking for Super Fans to tell their story

Do you drive your non-jazz-loving friends crazy with your encyclopedic knowledge of jazz history? Is jazz a big part of what makes life worth living? Do you have an extensive collection of recordings, save ticket stubs, go out to hear live jazz a lot, remember the first concert you ever attended? If any or all of ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Announces Full Lineup For 16th Edition June 23 - July 1 - Nine Days, 325+ Shows, 19 Venues, 95 Free Shows, Youth Workshops & Jams

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Announces Full Lineup For 16th Edition  June 23 - July 1  - Nine Days, 325+ Shows, 19 Venues, 95 Free Shows, Youth Workshops & Jams

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona have announced the lineup for the festival's 16th Edition. The nine-day festival returns to Rochester June 23 thru July 1 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 325+ shows at 19 venues. The 2017 Festival will be presented in three series: the Club ...

Meet Ari (ImpressARIo) Silverstein

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Some people are jazz aficionados. Then there's Ari Silverstein. Hooked from the moment he saw the light of jazz, was he content merely to listen? Not Impress-Ari-o! Once he was in, he was in all the way, from organizing concerts to getting his New York tour guide license in order to start shepherding tourists to his ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Fest Starts Friday June 19

Xerox Rochester Intl Jazz Fest Starts Friday June 19

9 Days, 1,500+ Artists, 320 Concerts, 19 Venues, 90+ Free Shows, Kids Workshops, Nightly Jams & More! ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The 14th Edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) starts Friday, June 19 through Saturday, June 27 featuring nine days of more than 320 shows including 90+ free concerts, at 19 venues with 1500+ artists. The festival is presented ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Billie Holiday and Helen Merrill

Billie Holiday and Helen Merrill

Tessa Souter, whose singing voice I love (go here), sent along a lovely email the other day. Tessa knows I've interviewed Helen Merrill at length (start here) and wanted me to hear something. It was a link to a tape of Helen and Billie Holiday singing You Go to My Head at producer-writer Leonard Feather's apartment ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tribute to Prentice “Pete” Douglas at Douglas Beach House

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Tribute to Prentice “Pete" Douglas
Douglas Beach House
Half Moon Bay, CA
October 4-5, 2014

In some ways, for all of us who time and again came to the Douglas Beach House in Half Moon Bay to listen to some of the finest jazz anywhere, the passing of Prentice “Pete" ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Motema Takes Flight With Steady Stream of Breakthrough Albums

Motéma Music's tenth anniversary year is in full swing, and as the summer heats up, the Harlem-based label has much cause for celebration. The month of July kicked off with vibraphonist Joe Locke's May release Lay Down My Heart, spending two weeks in the #1 slot on the Jazz Week chart. For the week of July ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tessa Souter Quartet: Half Moon Bay, California, December 2, 2012

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Tessa Souter Quartet
Bach Dynamite & Dancing Society
Douglas Beach House
Half Moon Bay, CA

December 2, 2012

Traveling to the west coast from New York, Tessa Souter brought with her the wonderful tenor saxophonist and flautist Don Braden and they teamed up with friends Christian Tamburr on vibraphone, John Shiflett on bass, ...