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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Maria Schneider: On the Road Again

Read "Maria Schneider: On the Road Again" reviewed by Mark Robbins

Five time Grammy Award winner Maria Schneider and her eighteen-piece collective, some of the finest musicians on the jazz scene today, is on the road in 2018. All About Jazz spoke to the composer/arranger about her work, her love of music and her involvement and commitment to improve on the Music Modernization Act during a stop-over ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Steve Lipman: The Singin' Dentist Balances Healing With Frank Sinatra

When the Dream Academy sang, “Like Sinatra in a younger day," in their wind-swept '80s hit, “Life in a Northern Town," they could easily have been describing jazz singer Steve Lipman. Looking and sounding like Ol' Blue Eyes himself, Lipman mesmerizes with his warm crooning on his latest album, Ridin' the Beat. But what's fascinating about ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Marcus Roberts: The Music of Jelly Roll Morton

Read "Marcus Roberts: The Music of Jelly Roll Morton" reviewed by Nick Catalano

In the midst of Jazz at Lincoln Center's May celebration of New Orleans music, Marcus Roberts and his trio, accompanied by a choir of horns, constructed a tribute to Jelly Roll Morton. The concert featured classic Morton compositions performed with some enterprising improvisations.

Morton's importance as a jazz pioneer cannot be overstated, and the extent ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

2011 is Now, "Live Jazz" Thrives at APAP since 2007

By Daniel Kassell For the fourth consecutive year Jazz Journalist Association members have noted the influx of Jazz presenters showcases highlighted at the Association of Performing Presenters (APAP) in New York's Hilton Hotel and in 2011 concurrently at every conceivable venue in NYC. APAP's vision is to develop and support professionals who offer “Live" performance such as Talent ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Stefon Harris: Authenticity and Audacity

Read "Stefon Harris: Authenticity and Audacity" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Authenticity is a special word for vibraphone wizard Stefon Harris when it comes to his art, which springs from the tradition of jazz music, but is approached through a modern lens that takes into account the sounds and perspective of 2009.

He has enough audacity--also a special word for Harris--to say it clearly, to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ottawa Jazz Festival 2009: Days 4-6, June 28-30, 2009

Read "Ottawa Jazz Festival 2009: Days 4-6, June 28-30, 2009" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6


Amina Claudine Myers / Gary Burton Quartet Revisited
John Roney Silverbirch Project / Julian Lage / Enrico Rava-Stefano Bollani Duo
Andy Milne/Benoît Delbecq Crystal Magnets / Sylvain Kassap Quartet
TD Canada Trust Ottawa International Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
June 25-27, 2009 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ottawa Jazz Festival 2009: Days 1-3, June 25-27, 2009

Read "Ottawa Jazz Festival 2009: Days 1-3, June 25-27, 2009" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6


John Stetch TV Trio / Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy / Roberta Gambarini
Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio / Jimmy Cobb's So What Band; S.M.V.
The Botos Brother / Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue / Al Green
TD Canada Trust Ottawa International Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ...