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ARTICLE: RADIO

Movie Songs and Remembering Ethel Ennis

Read "Movie Songs and Remembering Ethel Ennis" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The final day of station fundraising also included new releases from Mariel Austin, Emmet Cohen, Yelena Eckemoff and The Becoming Quintet with birthday shout outs to Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Warren Vache, Michel Legrand and Patti Wicks among others. Also women-penned movie songs to honor Oscar Night and remembering Ethel Ennis.

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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by John Kelman

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: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brandi Disterheft: Blue Canvas

Read "Blue Canvas" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A canvas is often viewed as a neutral starting point, but it needn't be so. Even a so-called “blank" space can be suffused with certain color(s) before brushstrokes are ever applied, as Brandi Disterheft reminds us. Her fourth album is a trio date painted atop, around, over, and with the color blue. It's a work that ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Smoke Sessions: A Threesome from Herring, Jackson, & Hazeltine

Read "Smoke Sessions: A Threesome from Herring, Jackson, & Hazeltine" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

With the launch of their own label at the start of 2014, Smoke Jazz Club widened their circle by committing to tape performances by some of New York's finest musicians and dispersing this music via downloads and discs. A decidedly bare bones operation, the in-house production team has done a great job of capturing the ambiance ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brandi Disterheft: Gratitude

Read "Gratitude" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Canada has had its fair share of fine female jazz exports over the past few decades: piano-vocal crossover star Diana Krall; trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and her equally fabulous saxophone playing sister, Christine Jensen; and pianist Renee Rosnes have all made their mark below the 49th parallel. With the release of Gratitude, bassist Brandi Disterheft is poised ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mauricio Zottarelli returns to the Blue Note NYC with his Brazilian Jazz/Fusion Quintet

Mauricio Zottarelli returns to the Blue Note NYC with his Brazilian Jazz/Fusion Quintet

Drummer/composer Mauricio Zottarelli performs with his critically acclaimed group on the world's most prestigious jazz stage On August 6th, the Brazilian drummer and composer Mauricio Zottarelli performs with his group at the prestigious Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. The band will be presenting his original music as well as some of his inventive arrangements. Zottarelli has been actively ...

NEWS: OPINION

Top 10 Jazz Fashion Crimes

By Tim Tamashiro Jazz musicians are incredible at what they do. They are Ferrari's of musical capability and horsepower. So why are jazzers the perpetrators of so many crimes against fashion? I'm no expert when it comes to fashion but I do know that a suit and tie can go a long way for a gentleman or a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mauricio Zottarelli brings his brazilian jazz/fusion quintet to the Blue Note NYC

On November 13th, the brazilian drummer and composer Mauricio Zottarelli performs with his group at the Blue Note in New York City. The band will be presenting his original music as well as some of his inventive arrangements. Zottarelli has been actively performing and contributing with some of the most preeminent artists in the Jazz, Latin/Brazilian and Fusion circles. Aside ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mauricio Zottarelli brings back his unique sound to the Zinc Bar

Mauricio Zottarelli brings back his unique sound to the Zinc Bar

Drummer/composer Mauricio Zottarelli is performing with his quintet in NYC, celebrating Zinc Bar's annual “Brazilian Jazz Month" On August 26th, Mauricio Zottarelli returns to the Zinc Bar in New York City with his quintet, presenting his original music as well as some of his inventive arrangements. Zottarelli has been actively performing and contributing with some of the most preeminent artists ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nick La Riviere: Too Much To Do

Read "Too Much To Do" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The warmth of the trombone as a brass instrument is astounding. Masters of the instrument such as Roswell Rudd, Slide Hampton, Steve Turre, Ray Anderson and Papo Vazquez give this wondrous instrument a near-human voice using smears and growls, groans and sighs. Canada is suddenly becoming a breeding ground for fine young instrumentalists who are adding ...