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ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

James Nadal's Best of 2015

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These selections start out heavy into the blues, in appreciation to those that are still playing and producing this important American art form. Gospel and soul tinged vocals as well as a Latin dance oriented orchestra are represented, as is African derived world music featuring native acoustic instrumentation. We round it out by offering a trio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Shemekia Copeland: Outskirts Of Love

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The Blues. Much has been written about how it has influenced countless artists in a variety of genres, but few can claim to have been born into the blues. Blues singer Shemekia Copeland, as daughter of Texas bluesman Johnny Copeland, has this unique distinction, and has borne this trait with heartfelt integrity. Bequeathed with a dynamic ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Muddy Waters 100: Muddy Waters 100

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When a local guitarist and blues singer in Clarksdale, Mississippi named McKinley Morganfield made his first field recording at the Stovall plantation, on August 31, 1941, he had no idea where this music would take him. By the time he plugged his guitar into an amplifier on Chicago's Southside in 1943, he had become Muddy Waters, ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Tinner Hill Blues Festival Presents Shemekia Copeland With Sol Roots Opening

Tinner Hill Blues Festival Presents Shemekia Copeland With Sol Roots Opening

The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation presents Shemekia Copeland and Sol Roots at The State Theatre on Friday June 13, 2014! The Tinner Hill Blues Festival is a three-day annual event in Falls Church VA. The kickoff event this year will be Alligator Records artist Shemekia Copeland and Sol Roots performing at The State Theatre. The whole Tinner ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Alexis P. Suter Band at Gwynedd Mercy University

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Alexis P. Suter Band
Women in the Blues
Gwynedd Mercy University
Gwynedd Valley, PA
February 7, 2014

A frozen night in Pennsylvania was made immensely warmer when the Alexis P. Suter Band took the stage at Gwynedd Mercy University in suburban Philadelphia. The bass-voiced blues diva electrified the crowd ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Jazz & Blues Florida December 2013 Issue Posted

Jazz & Blues Florida December 2013 Issue Posted

The December, 2013 online edition ofJazz & Blues Florida has been posted at jazzbluesflorida.com. Read previews of local and touring artists performing in Florida this month. Along with the ezine, the JBF website offers comprehensive listings of live jazz and blues music in clubs, concerts and festivals across the state. This month's features are Johnny Rawls, B.B. King, Benny Golson, Dr. ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet Geoff Anderson

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I currently live in: Littleton, CO

I joined All About Jazz in: 2007

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? It all started at a concert by George Brooks and his band Summit at the Boulder Theater around 2002. The band featured tabla maestro Zakir Hussain as well as guitarist Fareed ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Shemekia Copeland: New York, NY, January 18, 2013

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Shemekia Copeland
The Iridium
New York, NY
January 18, 2013

Shemekia Copeland has a big voice. She sings with a passion and can fill a room with her beautiful tones without the benefit of amplification. Touring behind 33 1/3 (Telarc, 2012), Copeland did just that during her early show at New ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Hamonica Master James Cotton to Perform in Galloway October 22

Grammy Award-winning harmonica master James “Mr. Superharp" Cotton and his band will perform at the Stockton Performing Arts Center in Galloway on Monday, October 22, 2012. Cotton's latest CD, the Grammy-nominated Giant, is his long-awaited return to Alligator Records. Cotton, who in 2012 is celebrating his 68th year as a professional musician (starting at the age ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Jazz & Blues Florida September 2012 Online Edition Posted

Jazz & Blues Florida September 2012 Online Edition Posted

The new edition of Jazz & Blues Florida, Florida's best and only free online source for information on live jazz and blues in clubs, concerts and festivals, is now available. Readers throughout Florida and tourists coming from around the world consult this site for information on the increasingly vibrant scene to be found throughout the state. The ...