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ARTICLE: PROFILES

SFJAZZ: Decades After, Five Years In

Read "SFJAZZ: Decades After, Five Years In" reviewed by Arthur R George

Five years after the jny: San Francisco, California organization SFJAZZ created its own building, the SFJAZZ Center, it has proved a raving, even rampaging, success, unrelenting in programming, sales, education, and music production. Its number of concerts has doubled from 248 to more than 500. Its membership has increased by almost 200% to more than 14,000. ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Nine-Day Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Starts Friday June 24

Nine-Day Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Starts Friday June 24

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival returns to Rochester for its 15th anniversary edition June 24-July 2 with nine days of amazing creative improvised music from around the world. The 2016 Festival will present more than 1500 artists in 325+ shows at 19 venues in three series- the Club Pass series with 235 shows, Headliner Series with six ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

First Spring Exit 0 Intl Jazz Festival In Historic Oceanside Village Of Cape May, NJ: May 30 - June 1

First Spring Exit 0 Intl Jazz Festival In Historic Oceanside Village Of Cape May, NJ: May 30 - June 1

The 3rd Exit 0 International Jazz Festival May 30-June 1, 2014, in Historic Cape May, NJ, Launches Spring Version with An Outdoor Stage Featuring New Jersey Winemakers and Jazz on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Crossing from Delaware Features Grammy Winners Dee Dee Bridgewater & Roy Hargrove; Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Kermit Ruffins of New Orleans; Fest Party Faves Red Baraat ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jazz This Week: Red Baraat, Gateway Jazz Festival, Tom McDermott, and More

Jazz This Week: Red Baraat, Gateway Jazz Festival, Tom McDermott, and More

This Labor Day weekend in St. Louis offers fans of jazz and creative music an eclectic mix of sounds from traditional to experimental, with numerous gradations in between. Let's go to the highlights... On Thursday, “bhangra funk" band Red Baraat returns to St. Louis to take the stage at The Gramophone. Led by drummer Sunny Jain, the ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Unexpected Trends, Emerging Hybrids & Edgy Roots: globalFEST 2011 Artist Lineup

Unexpected Trends, Emerging Hybrids, and Edgy Roots: globalFEST Returns to NYC with 13 Artists on Three Stages, January 9, 2011 Unexpected trends are the new cutting edge: the hard-hitting Afro-Cuban percussionist quietly attracting rock icons to his shows; the expressive young vocalist invoking ancient sacred traditions with surprising immediacy; the cultural communities rich with unheralded, powerful sounds.

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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Red Baraat: Chaal Baby

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Percussionist Sunny Jain has already impressed as a musician who weaves disparate musical worlds into new universes. Chaal Baby, from his Red Baraat band, produces incredibly infectious celebratory dance music using Punjabi bhangra rhythms, funk and Jain's skills on the dhol, a double-sided North Indian drum. The result is a brassy percussive party that doesn't stop ...