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Article: In Pictures

A Tribute to Dr. Lonnie Smith

Read "A Tribute to Dr. Lonnie Smith" reviewed by Dave Kaufman


The great master of the Hammond B3 organ, Dr. Lonnie Smith, passed away in September 2021 at 79. Smith enjoyed a more than 50-year career at the vanguard of soul jazz. His influence extended far beyond that genre to electronic, hip-hop, and funk artists. Smith remained at the peak of his powers as a musician and ...

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Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet Luis Torregrosa

Read "Meet Luis Torregrosa" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper


Dr. Luis Torregrosa has been a Super Fan for as long as he can remember; you could even say his love of music is no less than a calling. Based in Trenton, MI (our first Super Fan outside of New York!), Luis has spent the last 45 years of his life not only enjoying the music ...

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News: Event

Jazz Master Benny Golson And Double Grammy Nominated Bobby Sanabria Kick Off New Series In Harlem

Jazz Master Benny Golson And Double Grammy Nominated Bobby Sanabria Kick Off New Series In Harlem

NEW YORK, NY: During Black History Month, the sister venue of Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant—Ginny’s Supper Club (310 Lenox Avenue, between 125th and 126th)—premieres two jazz series that evoke Harlem’s storied past and reflects its diverse present. From February 21-23, the internationally renowned jazz composer and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson returns to Harlem with his ...

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News: Performance / Tour

She’s Not Billie, Not Sarah, Not Ella. It’s Cynthia Holiday

She’s Not Billie, Not Sarah, Not Ella. It’s Cynthia Holiday

BIRDLAND Showcase Thursday, July 26, 2012 Dinner from 5:00pm Showcase 6:00pm-7:00pm $20.00 Cynthia Holiday always gets asked two questions about her name: Is Holiday a stage name? “My maiden name is Cynthia Holiday,” and, are you related to Billie Holiday? “I find it flattering and always say, We ...

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Article: Interview

Luis Perdomo: Walking Towards the Light

Read "Luis Perdomo: Walking Towards the Light" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Pianist Luis Perdomo's fingers dart across the keys, eloquently telling the stories that traverse his mind in that instant; doing so in a manner that enraptures an audience. He moves people, and does so in a manner that appears, on the surface, easy. Like great athletes. Like other great musicians. This is one of the finer ...

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News: Festival

1st Annual Underground Big Apple Jazz Festival 2009

Coming June 26 to July 4th, 2009 to a Hidden Jazz Haunt from the Village to Harlem A week-long celebration will rope together for the first time the best Underground Jazz scene in NYC's hidden neighborhood spots that feature Live Jazz>; Each will put their Fest foot forward with exciting performances for 1st Annual Underground Big ...

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Article: Album Review

Radam Schwartz: Blues Citizens

Read "Blues Citizens" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


One of the cool things about the relationship between jazz and blues is that both genres grew from the same emotional roots. At times, the only clear distinction is a subtle change in how notes are played. Is it jazz that sounds like the blues, or is it blues that sounds like jazz? On Hammond organist ...

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Beneath The Surface

Label: Birdology
Released: 1984


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