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ARTICLE: PROFILES

On Stage at JALC: Paul Jost

Read "On Stage at JALC: Paul Jost" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge

Paul Jost had already enjoyed a successful, decades-long career as a drummer, sideman, and leader when he decided to work solely as a jazz vocalist. Switching from player to vocalist mid-course is not a typical career path for a musician. But Jost's quick rise as a singer over the last six years--he sang at Dizzy's Club ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

TJP: Peace and Love

Read "Peace and Love" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Good singers need a good voice AND good timing, and with the release of Peace and Love, singer Paul Jost demonstrates both. The Philadelphia-based band TJP (formerly known as The Jost Project) has perfectly timed the release of Peace and Love, a collection of iconic songs from the 1960s and '70s with all the beauty and ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Voices of the People: Philadelphia Jazz Project to Celebrate America’s Cherished Values

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The famed Philadelphia Jazz Project (PJP) has a tradition of organizing and presenting concerts in fresh, imaginative, and creative ways. It is a stimulus program whose mission is to generate interest in and responsiveness to the music and to locally-based musicians. The upcoming series, “Voices of the People," four concerts featuring Philadelphia vocalists, is designed for ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Coltrane at 90: A week long celebration for John Coltrane in Philadelphia

Coltrane at 90: A week long celebration for John Coltrane in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration with Temple University Libraries, WRTI, PhillyCAM, Jazz Near You and other partners will celebrate John Coltrane's 90th Birthday with nine days of FREE events. These events will take place between September 17th to 25th, 2016. One of the most important artists of the 20th century was our neighbor. He walked among us. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jim Ridl: Opening Doors in the Big Apple

Read "Jim Ridl: Opening Doors in the Big Apple" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Something fresh and vital is in the air when a truly creative musician is about to release a new album. Jim Ridl's Door in a Field: Volume II: Songs of the Green River, an independent release, is full of surprises and rich in musical ideas. The album is set to be released in early Fall, and ...

Center City Jazz Fest: Five Years Strong

Read "Center City Jazz Fest: Five Years Strong" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Center City Jazz Festival
Philadelphia, PA
April 30, 2016

“The Fifth Annual Center City Jazz Festival is officially sold out!" Thus tweeted a spokesperson from @ccjazzfest two days before the start of jny:Philadelphia's annual celebration (most likely its founder, local trombonist Ernest Stuart). I'm not sure if there was any backup plan ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Top 15 "Recommended" Articles: 2015

Read "Top 15 "Recommended" Articles: 2015" reviewed by Michael Ricci

All About Jazz tracks how often an article is recommended, and the articles listed below represent our top fifteen published in 2015.

Paul Jost: The First Thing is Heart
Paul Jost
by Chris M. Slawecki
Published: February 12, 2015

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NEWS: ADVOCACY

Composer And Jazz Supporter Andrea Clearfield Actively Involved In Campaigns For Nepal Earthquake Relief

Composer And Jazz Supporter Andrea Clearfield Actively Involved In Campaigns For Nepal Earthquake Relief

Celebrated composer Andrea Clearfield has written important musical compositions based on the long and vital tradition of music in Nepal, where she has traveled, transcribed and documented indigenous folk music and made many friends. (In the photograph on the right, on a recent trip there, she is recording Nepalese composer, Tashi Tsering.) A long-time resident of jny: Philadelphia, Clearfield has for several ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Minas Releases Most Important Album of Its Career, Symphony in Bossa

Minas Releases Most Important Album of Its Career,  Symphony in Bossa

Ten years in the making. Over 60 musicians. Seven different recording studios. Symphony in Bossa is a monumental achievement by Philadelphia-based Brazilian jazz group Minas. Written specially for Minas for big band and strings by the late Bill Zaccagni (Bobby Rydel, Patty LaBelle), Symphony in Bossa merges north and south with big band jazz and Brazilian Bossa ...

Paul Jost: Breaking Through

Read "Breaking Through" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Non fatevi ingannare dalla scaletta dei brani contenuti in Breakin Through, tutti da annoverare tra i classici del jazz, della musica brasiliana, del musical, del soul. Perché bastano poche battute di “Singing in the Rain" per capire di che pasta è fatto il nostro. Voce screziata, leggermente abrasiva ma calda, che arriva direttamente al cuore -Ray ...