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2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Believe it or not, it is that time of the year again! The holidaze are barely over and a new edition of Winter JazzFest is upon us. Knowing a jazz marathon is the perfect antidote to the holiday shopping and social marathons, producer Brice Rosenbloom and his cohorts have put together a program of gargantuan proportions. ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

George Shearing Centennial, Woodstock turns 50 and the Charlie Parker Festival

Read "George Shearing Centennial, Woodstock turns 50 and the Charlie Parker Festival" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The celebration of 1969 continued in this broadcast, which included new releases from vocalists Nicholas Bearde, The New York Voices and Quiana Lynell, pianist Alberto Pibiri & the Al Peppers, plus a special Woodstock tribute by Erik Applegate & Time Child, with birthday shout outs to Pat Metheny in the first hour, Mary Stallings (80!) and ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Lakecia Benjamin in Conversation

Read "Lakecia Benjamin in Conversation" reviewed by Nick Davies

Welcome to the first installment of The Crazeology Radio Show on All About Jazz where I play a mix of new and old tunes with a focus on progressive jazz as well as songs with a beat. This week's show includes an interview with saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin where we discuss her new album Rise (Ropeadope),

Dusseldorf Rally: Jazz's Best Kept Secret?

Read "Dusseldorf Rally: Jazz's Best Kept Secret?" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Year after year, the Dusseldorf Jazz Rally continues to provide visitors with one of the finest festival experiences to be found in Western Europe. While other events in the region may spend more on self-promotion, feature more prominent line-ups or gather more media coverage, the Jazz Rally cheerfully and consistently serves up what is quite likely ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Motema Takes Flight With Steady Stream of Breakthrough Albums

Motéma Music's tenth anniversary year is in full swing, and as the summer heats up, the Harlem-based label has much cause for celebration. The month of July kicked off with vibraphonist Joe Locke's May release Lay Down My Heart, spending two weeks in the #1 slot on the Jazz Week chart. For the week of July ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lakecia Benjamin: Retox

Read "Retox" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Retox è l'album d'esordio della giovane sassofonista statunitense, Lakecia Benjamin che, dopo varie esperienze al fianco dei Roots, Macy Gray, Alicia Keys e Stevie Wonder, ci offre un lavoro versatile al confine tra funk, soul, jazz e R&B. Dai trascinanti “Keep Talkin" e “Maceo," al morbido soul di “My Love" alla rilettura del classico di Stevie ...

Lakecia Benjamin Celebrates The Release Of Her Debut CD, Retox, With June 12 Show At Le Poisson Rouge

Lakecia Benjamin Celebrates The Release Of Her Debut CD, Retox, With June 12 Show At Le Poisson Rouge

Irresistible Set of Original Jazz-Tinged Funk and R&B Coming June 12 on Motéma Music “A game changer for black music" —SoulPatrol To celebrate the June 12 release of her debut CD, Retox, on Motema Music, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, who has played with Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots and Macy Gray, will perform with her soulful, ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Introducing Lakecia Benjamin

Introducing Lakecia Benjamin

Follow along with charismatic and dynamic saxophonist/bandleader Lakecia Benjamin, as she travels through the streets of Manhattan on the way to the release of Motema Music debut, Retox. While she’s made quite an impact with her impressive sax work on stage and on record, Benjamin opted to take a slightly different tack on RETOX, which will ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Saxophonist To The Stars" Lakecia Benjamin Steps Into The Spotlight With Debut CD, "Retox"

"Saxophonist  To The Stars" Lakecia Benjamin Steps Into The Spotlight With Debut CD, "Retox"

Irresistible Set of Original Jazz-Tinged Funk and R&B Coming June 12 on Motéma Music Charismatic and dynamic saxophonist/bandleader Lakecia Benjamin, who has played with Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots and Macy Gray, will take center stage in her own right with the June 12 release of her unconventional soul/funk album, Retox, on Motéma Music. While ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

David Murray Big Band @ Birdland, NYC, from Jan. 18 to 22

David Murray Big Band @ Birdland, NYC, from Jan. 18 to 22

From January 18 to 22 at 8.30pm and 11.00pm Reservations: birdlandjazz.com or 212-581-3080 David Murray began writing for big band in 1978 in preparation for a concert at the Public Theatre in New York. At this time Loft Jazz was in full swing and David had surfaced as one of the progenitors of the ...


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