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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Terri Lyne Carrington: A Bi-Coastal Weekend

Terri Lyne Carrington: A Bi-Coastal Weekend

By Cristofer Gross On Friday evening, November 9, drummer-composer-educator Terri Lyne Carrington will headline a special concert in UCLA's Royce Hall. Two days later she will be at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in jny: Newark for her half of another special concert entitled “Jazz Vinyl Revisited." In addition to having Carrington on the bills, there is ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist/Composer Peter Horvath's 2nd Album As A Leader, "Absolute Reality," Due March 25

Pianist/Composer Peter Horvath's 2nd Album As A Leader, "Absolute Reality," Due March 25

Based in the jny: San Francisco Bay Area since the mid-1980s, keyboardist/composer Peter Horvath has thrived in the region’s highly diverse environment, where various music scenes often overlap. He’s played post-bop with Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Eddie Henderson, and Charles McPherson, and funk fusion with the Victor Bailey Group, Marcus Miller, Bennie Maupin, and Lenny White. ...

NEWS: EVENT

The Recording Academy San Francisco Chapter Hosts Grammy Nominee Celebration

The Recording Academy San Francisco Chapter Hosts Grammy Nominee Celebration

By Walter Atkins The Recording Academy jny: San Francisco Chapter’s GRAMMY Nominee Celebration was held Tuesday, January 20,2015 at The Lodge at the Regency Center in downtown San Francisco. The exclusive reception was well organized and attended by Bay Area artists, city officials and key Academy members including Michael Romanowski, Larry Batiste, and John Poppo, Vice Chair of The Recording Academy. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Billy Childs: Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

Read "Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The latter day jazz community, by and large, has embraced songwriting icons from the other side of the fence. Numerous artists associated with jazz have visited in on Bob Dylan's iconic work, explored the dark soul of Tom Waits, reshaped the poetic work(s) of Leonard Cohen, and/or tapped into the Joni Mitchell well. But what of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dr. John: Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit of Satch

Read "Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit of Satch" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

New Orleans piano man Dr. John needs little introduction--his work as a groundbreaking genre-bending musician crosses multiple musical borders. Multiple collaborations with various artists throughout a long career have given him a well-deserved reputation that earned him a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame--even though he is a New Orleans boogie man at ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Maxwell Enlists Eclectic Lineup For Caribbean Cruise

Maxwell Enlists Eclectic Lineup For Caribbean Cruise

Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Joe, Chrisette Michele, DL Hughley and more have been invited for the inaugural Maxwell + The 7 Seas, May 3-10, 2015. Phoenix, Arizona: On May 3, 2015, platinum soul star Maxwell will launch the maiden voyage of his own seven-day Caribbean cruise featuring a stellar lineup of R&B and contemporary jazz artists. ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Las Vegas Jazz Festival Lineup A Guaranteed Winner

Las Vegas Jazz Festival Lineup A Guaranteed Winner

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Cameo, Keith Sweat, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Eric Benét, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Will Downing, Brian Culbertson, Euge Groove and more will put the soul into the September 19-21, 2014 music festival. Phoenix, Arizona: Since the roots of jazz are in rhythm and blues, it should be no surprise that a stellar cast of Grammy-winning ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jazz And R&B Stars Set To Groove Memorial Day Weekend In San Diego

Jazz And R&B Stars Set To Groove Memorial Day Weekend In San Diego

Maxwell, Brian Culbertson, Charlie Wilson, Ledisi, Mint Condition, Robert Glasper, Anthony Hamilton and Boney James among the performers at the Payne Pest Management San Diego Jazz Festival taking place May 23-25, 2014. Phoenix, Arizona (28 February 2014): With much of the nation presently suffering through the worst winter in decades, perhaps planning to party in luxury Memorial ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Arizona Jazz Festival Bodes To Be A Souled Out Weekend

Arizona Jazz Festival Bodes To Be A Souled Out Weekend

Parade of Grammy winners and R&B legends set to join a stellar jazz slate March 7-9, including Ne-Yo, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, The Isley Brothers and Gladys Knight Phoenix, AZ: With thousands of old school and new school R&B and contemporary jazz fans from across the U.S. flocking to Phoenix twice a year for the Arizona Jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2013 Thelonious Monk Institute Competition

Read "2013 Thelonious Monk Institute Competition" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

The saxophone is the most iconic of jazz instruments. Its image is all that is needed to invoke the music's essence, its history intimately entangled with the cultural arc of American music and urban culture. Its masters are the most recognized outside jazz circles and its sound most closely identified with the art form. To many, ...