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ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2020: The Year in Jazz

Read "2020: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The COVID-19 pandemic put the jazz world in a tailspin, just like the world at large, in 2020. And there is plenty of uncertainty going into the new year about what “new normal: might emerge from the darkness. International Jazz Day, like so many other things, became an online virtual event this time around. Pianist Keith ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Jeff Bernstein

Jeff Bernstein has been playing bass for 50 years, and has performed in a number of jazz, fusion and classic rock groups and big band jazz ensembles. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he now calls Atlanta home. His influences are Jaco Pastorius, Jimmy Haslip, Lee Ritenour, Leland Sklar, and others. He has performed over the years on numerous commercials and studio sessions, and performed live across the NY metro area's venues.

NEWS: RECORDING

Hear Adam McIntyre's Tribute To Prince, Miles Davis; Thirteen-Minute "Voodoo" Taken From Atlanta Guitarist's Third Album Recorded During Pandemic

Hear Adam McIntyre's Tribute To Prince, Miles Davis; Thirteen-Minute "Voodoo" Taken From Atlanta Guitarist's Third Album Recorded During Pandemic

Blues guitarist Adam McIntyre first started jumping on stages at just fourteen-years-old and is now best known as the front man for Atlanta-based rockers The Pinx. During the pandemic, McIntyre has created a trilogy of solo albums, the third of which, Black Planet, a tribute to Prince and Miles Davis, will be released on Sept. 18th. ...

Adam McIntyre

Adam McIntyre is a multi-genre, multi-instrumentalist producer who fronts Atlanta rockers The Pinx.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Kabir Sehgal: Spirited Warrior for Jazz

Read "Kabir Sehgal: Spirited Warrior for Jazz" reviewed by Michael Ricci

Kabir Sehgal has a history of championing meaningful causes for jazz. His wildly impressive background includes five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards as a producer. He is also the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of fourteen books including Jazzocracy: Jazz, Democracy, and the Creation of a New American Mythology (Better ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Tierney Sutton At The Jazz Corner

Read "Tierney Sutton At The Jazz Corner" reviewed by Martin McFie

Tierney Sutton The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC February 8, 2020 When a lady has chosen nine new outfits, attended nine nerve wracking awards dinners and been nominated for nine Grammys since 2006, it would simply be impolite not to vote for her to win next time. Tierney Sutton certainly ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Dave Pope

Dave Pope is an Atlanta based multi-instrumentalist performing on drums, guitar and bass guitar. Dave grew up in a musical family with parents, Ann Almond Pope and David Pope Sr., both virtuoso classical pianists, and teachers. His brother Pete is a pianist who performs in the Austin TX area and his brother Mike has had an extensive career as a touring bassist, pianist, producer, composer and most recently as Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music. Dave began his music career in the Toledo OH area at the age of 14 playing in garage bands and subbing for college jazz musicians who were double booked for gigs

Duo Elevation

David Ellington grew up in Connecticut, moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music before moving to New Orleans in 1983. After immersing himself in the extraordinary music scene in New Orleans, David moved to Atlanta in 2005 where he shortly met drummer Chris Burroughs. Drummer/percussionist Chris Burroughs was raised in Rockford, Illinois and began playing at the early age of four. During his teenage years, Chris moved to Atlanta, GA to begin his professional career. Chris has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia and has shared the stage with artists like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Carmen Bradford, Jennifer Holiday, Russell Gunn, Chris Duarte and more… Collectively their musical experiences and special artistic chemistry, make for an exciting elevated musical duo, known as Duo Elevation.

Rebel Boys Big Band

The Rebel Boys Big Band is Atlanta's outlet for original big band music. JOIN THE REBELLION.

Sweet Lu Olutosin

Atlanta-based internationally acclaimed Jazz vocalist and recording artist Sweet Lu Olutosin has headlined stages from the Kennedy Center (DC), the Pierre (NYC), to Teatro Rendano (Cosenza, Italy), bringing audiences to their feet in excitement. His latest project is called “Meet me at the Crossroads” debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Jazz Albums Charts, just behind Gregory Porter and Norah Jones. During its next 3 weeks, it climbed to number 1 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Albums Charts. 
  
A Global Music Award winner, Sweet Lu Olutosin’s appearances have been characterized as an explosive blend of soul, blues, jazz and gospel


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