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Meet Nora Sheehan Schaaf

Read "Meet Nora Sheehan Schaaf" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

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Nora Sheehan Schaaf, along with her husband, Homer, has been going out to hear live jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dmitry Baevsky: Over and Out

Read "Over and Out" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

New York based saxophonist Dmitry Baevsky's fourth release as a leaderOver and Out finds the St Petersburg native in a spare setting backed only by bass and drums. With his alto's warm, organic tone in the spotlight, Baevsky interprets a mixture of his originals and standards with intense lyricism and confident and mature bravado.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Alex Norris: King Band Geek

Read "Alex Norris: King Band Geek" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

When I was a young middle school trumpet player in Columbia, MD, Alex Norris was kind of a musical legend around Howard County. Not only was he arguably the best trumpeter in the state, but he could play funk electric bass, and ...

Big Jazz on SmallsLIVE

Read "Big Jazz on SmallsLIVE" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Since its launch in 2010, the SmallsLIVE record label has been offering a substantial sampling of the outstanding jazz talent consistently featured at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City's Greenwich Village. Musicians who appear on the label range from the great veterans Harold Mabern and Jimmy Cobb to contemporary players at the top of their ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Charles Owens Quartet: New York, NY, November 18, 2012

Read "Charles Owens Quartet: New York, NY, November 18, 2012" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Charles Owens Quartet
Smalls Jazz Club
New York, NY
November 18, 2012

In 1994, Charles Owens, then a student at the New School, talked then-owner Mitch Borden into letting him run the Sunday afternoon jam session at Smalls, a fledgling basement club that had rapidly become an important incubator of young talent. The tenor saxophonist ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bassist-Composer Kyle Eastwood To Tour Select U.S. Cities in November

Bassist-Composer Kyle Eastwood  To Tour Select U.S. Cities in November

"Kyle Eastwood's Metropolitain achieves an original jazz sound that combines the tradition of his father, Clint's record collection with a new generation of influences. [His] music allows impressions to exist clearly, with a full-body experience that lives on through his jazz ideas." - All About Jazz "Eastwood has put together an intriguing collection of modern jazz that borrows a little from contemporary, ...

Joe Strasser

Read "Joe Strasser" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Three exemplary recordings from the first decade of the 21st Century, all issued on Marc Edelman's Sharp Nine imprint, are closely tied to two important New York City venues. Alto saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith's Up In Smoke (2003) and Still Smokin' (2004) were recorded live at Smoke Jazz Club (formerly Augie's), an uptown bastion of Hammond B-3 ...