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Lionel Loueke: Close Your Eyes

Read "Close Your Eyes" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Three short seasons and fifteen releases into Newvelle Records' vinyl subscription service, guitarist Lionel Loueke is the first artist to be featured a second time as a leader/co-leader. The Benin-born Loueke holds a Jazz Performance degree from Berklee and has played with many top artists including his mentor Herbie Hancock, George Garzone, Wayne Shorter, Charlie Haden ...

Renee Rosnes: Beloved of The Sky

Read "Beloved of The Sky" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

For those not familiar with the Tyner-esque bop flourish and Horace Silver-like subtlety of Canadian pianist/composer Renee Rosnes, then the rollicking Beloved of the Sky may be the disc to begin the discovery. Recorded live at NY's Smoke club, the recording features the free-swinging quintet of Rosnes, saxophonist Chris Potter (who is especially frisky and acrobatic ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Il SF Jazz Collective al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

Read "Il SF Jazz Collective al Teatro Manzoni di Milano" reviewed by Rosarita Crisafi

SF Jazz Collective
Aperitivo in Concerto
Teatro Manzoni
Milano
30.10.2016

Una strepitosa apertura di stagione per Aperitivo In Converto, la rassegna milanese che propone dei matinée domenicali con i maggiori protagonisti della scena jazz contemporanea internazionale. La 32^ edizione è partita il 30 ottobre con l'ennesimo tutto esaurito. Sul ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Avishai Cohen's Triveni reimagines standards

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Avishai Cohen's Triveni reimagines standards

This week, our video spotlight shines on trumpeter Avishai Cohen, who will be in St. Louis to perform for one night only this Thursday, May 21 at Jazz at the Bistro. Cohen will be playing with his group Triveni, a trio with bassist Omer Avital and drummer Nasheet Waits that plays stripped-down versions of well-known songs ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bill Charlap-Renee Rosnes at Musical Instrument Museum

Read "Bill Charlap-Renee Rosnes at Musical Instrument Museum" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Bill Charlap-Renee Rosnes
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona
June 4, 2014

Facing each other at a nestled pair of nine-foot concert grand pianos, Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes combined their 20 fingers for a compelling concert that didn't rely solely on the Great American Songbook. While there was a bit of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Segerstrom Center, Orange County, CA, Announces 2011-12 Jazz Schedule

Segerstrom Center, Orange County, CA, Announces 2011-12 Jazz Schedule

The 2011-12 jazz season for Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, California, kicks off Sept. 25 with the appearance of tenor sax great Sonny Rollins. Appearing here with his quintet, Rollins is one of the few pillars from the golden era of jazz 60 years ago. Following, Oct. 21 and 22, at the center will ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Josh Roseman: Reimagining the Constellations

Read "Josh Roseman: Reimagining the Constellations" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Josh Roseman is a busy man. Extremely busy. He's also an extremely bright one, which is good because otherwise one might pause to consider whether, with all those activities, he is wearing himself too thin. Turns out he is spreading wide, but nothing about him or his many pursuits is thin. Especially not his creativity.

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 ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

2009 JJA Jazz Awards Winners

2009 JJA Jazz Awards Winners

Drumroll, please! And the winners of the 2009 Jazz Journalist Association (JJA) awards are...


Top Honors 1. Lifetime Achievement in Jazz
Lee Konitz 2. Musician of the Year
Sonny Rollins 3. Composer of the Year
Maria Schneider 4. Up and Coming Artist of the Year
Esperanza Spalding 5. Events Producer of ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

JJA's 13th Annual Jazz Awards - Join Us!

JJA's 13th Annual Jazz Awards - Join Us!

Mark your calendar! 13th Annual JJA Jazz Awards
June 16, 2009
3:00-6:00pm
at The Jazz Standard
116 E. 27th Street
New York, NY Join us at the JJA's 13th Annual Jazz Awards as we... Announce our 2009 award winners (see nominees below) Honor winners and nominees in more than 40 ...