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Allegra Levy

Most jazz vocalists sing standards. Allegra Levy writes her own. From the plaintive title track of her boldly autobiographical debut album, LONELY CITY, to her critically acclaimed 2017 follow-up release, CITIES BETWEEN US, the 30-year-old jazz singer-songwriter has penned a lyrical collection of harmonically adventurous-yet-familiar originals steeped in the Great American Songbook. Levy, a native of Connecticut now based in New York, has been dubbed a "double-barreled talent" and “unquestionably one to watch” by JazzTimes magazine. Her third album on the SteepleChase label, 2018’s LOOKING AT THE MOON, was named an Editor’s Pick in both Downbeat Magazine and JazzTimes

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Samba de Beach

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Label: SteepleChase Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 4:13

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A Look Back at Notable Recordings Composed by Women in 2020

Read "A Look Back at Notable Recordings Composed by Women in 2020" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Happy New Year! The broadcast begins 2021 with a look back at some of the notable 2020 releases made despite the disruption of the pandemic and all of its difficulties. Thanks for listening and please continue your support of the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.Playlist Anne Sajdera ...

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Lose My Number

Label: SteepleChase Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Samba De Beach; Livin' Small; Tiffany; Strictly Ballroom; C. J.; Dover Beach; Ukulele Tune; Zephyr; Lose My Number.

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Allegra Levy: Lose My Number

Read "Lose My Number" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Allegra Levy is a young singer who has made a reputation for herself through her witty songwriting and performing. She has sung a lot of her own songs on previous releases but on this one, she changes things slightly by writing her own lyrics to the music of trumpet player John McNeil. McNeil was ...

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New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts Plus the Better Times Will Come Project

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts Plus the Better Times Will Come Project" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The broadcast features new releases from flutists Carla Campopiano and Yulia Musayelyan, vocalist Melody Gardot, the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, guitarists Susan Alcorn and Chance Hayden, plus singles from Sarah McKenzie and Lili Anel, the latest participant of Janis Ian's Better Times Will Come project, with birthday shoutouts to pianist Betty Bryant, vocalists Ernestine Anderson, Marlene ...

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Jazz Virgos Lovie Austin, Emily Remler and More Welcome the Equinox

Read "Jazz Virgos Lovie Austin, Emily Remler and More Welcome the Equinox" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This week the show features new releases from pianists Marcin Wasilewski with Joe Lovano, Miki Yamanaka, saxophonists Sharel Cassity and Harry Allen with birthday shoutouts to guitarist Emily Remler (pictured), pianists Lovie Austin, Kait Dunton, Helen Sung, Bobby Short, vocalists Wesla Whitfield, Nicolas Bearde, Catherine Russell, Giacomo Gates, saxophonist Vi Redd and more. Thanks for listening ...

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Drinking Again and Them There Eyes - Happy Birthday Doris Tauber

Read "Drinking Again and Them There Eyes - Happy Birthday Doris Tauber" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This week we feature new releases from Fahir Atakoglu with Luciana Souza and other guest vocalists who contribute lyrics to his latest project of love songs, Carol Albert, Ran Blake with vocalist Christine Correa, plus birthday shoutouts to Doris Tauber (composer of “Them There Eyes" and “Drinking Again"), vocalists Maria Muldaur, Tom Wopat, Nancy Harms, Mel ...

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Excuse My Dust- -Dorothy Parker Returns to New York

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To celebrate the return of Dorothy Parker's ashes to her native New York, we open with a new version of Mrs. Parker's classic “I Wished On The Moon," performed by Diana Krall, along with new releases from saxophonist Teodross Avery, vocalist Elisabeth Lohninger, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, violinist Tomoko Omura, pianist Maggie Herron and the Flying ...

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Romance in the Dark - Celebrating Bettye LaVette's Latest Release

Read "Romance in the Dark - Celebrating Bettye LaVette's Latest Release" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Included are new releases from Bettye LaVette (pictured), Champian Fulton, Nubya Garcia, The Moore-McColl Jazz Society and Kenny Washington plus singles from Emilie-Claire Barlow & Bocana and Sue Maskaleris with more birthday shoutouts to Charlie Parker (100!), Hilary Gardner, Naomi Moon Siegel, Russ Kassoff, Jimmy Rowles and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...


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