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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The South Florida Jazz Orchestra: The Music of Gary Lindsay / Are We Still Dreaming

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When a big band devotes an entire album to the compositions and arrangements of one musician, the obvious opening question is: why? In other words, who is Gary Lindsay and why is the South Florida Jazz Orchestra performing his music? In brief, the answer is that Lindsay, an alto saxophonist and well-respected educator, has written and ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2017: The Year in Jazz

Read "2017: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

A year of achievements, challenges to gender inequality, scandal and losses

The year 2017 was quite something for the jazz world. Incidents or discussions of misogyny and sexual misconduct bubbled up even before the #MeToo phenomenon developed. Beyond that, woman musicians made significant contributions to the genre. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage ...

NEWS: ADVOCACY

24 Jazz Heroes in 22 cities Announced by Jazz Journalists Association

24 Jazz Heroes in 22 cities Announced by Jazz Journalists Association

Educators, Presenters, Philanthropists, Fans, Players, Poet and Dentist Hailed as Activists, Advocates, Altruists, Aiders and Abettors of Jazz Honored New York, NY: Two dozen “JazzHeroes"—activists of positive influence on their musical communities—have been announced today by the Jazz Journalists Association, a non-profit organization of media professionals, in collaborations with grassroots organizations andsupporters in 22 U.S. cities, launching ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Paulette Dozier: In Walked You

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A successful voiceover performer, model, and professional actress, with a commanding presence onstage, Paulette Dozier is also an exciting vocalist with a sultry appeal. In Walked You, her third full-length solo disc, reveals the tender side of the singer in a wonderfully charming album that combines standards from Great American Songbook with pop classic and original ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The South Florida Jazz Orchestra: Trumpet Summit

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Following its self-titled South Florida Jazz Orchestra (MAMA Records, 2008) debut, this Miami-based big band now presents a power-infused second effort. The highly anticipated Trumpet Summit showcases several wonderful jazz trumpeters. Renowned bassist, and founder and director of the band, Chuck Bergeron was inspired to feature sounds of the trumpet after remembering all of the great ...

NEWS: RADIO

WDNA 'Jazz Encounter' Uniting Generations of Jazz Musicians

The 3rd Friday of each month, beginning August 20, WDNA presents Jazz Encounters—uniting generations of jazz musicians—where young musicians are invited to jam with some of the best musicians in South Florida. The venue WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way, the sessions bring together musicians of varying ages and ethnic backgrounds, male and female, together in an ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nicole Yarling: Joe Williams Presents Nicole Yarling

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P>Sponsored and released by Manchester Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh, PA, this CD records a live concert by vocalist/violinist Nicole Yarling at the Guild's Hall. Introduced by the late and sorely missed Joe Williams, Ms Yarling presents a mixed program of traditional popular material, two of her own originals and some straight-ahead standards by the likes of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nicole Yarling: Joe Williams Presents Nicole Yarling At Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

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When Joe Williams puts his imprimatur on an unknown singer and uses his considerable influence to give her career a boost, it's worth paying close attention. The unknown singer (and violinist) in question is named Nicole Yarling and Williams not only sponsored her debut album, he lent his majestic voice to the project in what's billed ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nicole Yarling: Joe Williams Presents Nicole Yarling Live at Manchester Craftsmen

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Vocals and Fiddle. In what would prove to be his last recording, Joe Williams presented the recording debut of a serious vocal talent, Nicole Yarling. Yarling, a native of Florida, was “discovered” and nurtured by Joe Williams and this disc represents her entrée into recorded jazz. A passing of the baton.

Before this disc, Yarling was ...