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Michael Robinson: One Man Orchestra

Read "Michael Robinson: One Man Orchestra" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Composer Michael Robinson is a unique musician who is heavily influenced by the tradition of the Indian subcontinent. He is as prolific as he is creative having released 144 albums over the past 29 years. He uses an instrument he has invented that seamlessly incorporates acoustic and electronic elements into a digital platform. He calls it ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Lloyd-Hussain-Lage Trio to Perform Special Show Live from Healdsburg—Saturday, September 26, 7PM PT

Lloyd-Hussain-Lage Trio to Perform Special Show Live from Healdsburg—Saturday, September 26, 7PM PT

On Saturday, September 26, Healdsburg Jazz presents the world premiere of Charles Lloyd, Zakir Hussain and Julian Lage playing together as a trio for the first time, to be streamed live around the world. Each musician will be driving to the intimate wine country town in Northern California for this extraordinary real-time live show. Saxophonist/flautist Charles ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Crossover Jazz Artist & Grammy Contender Beatrice Betley To Release Bold New Album 'Upside Down'

Crossover Jazz Artist & Grammy Contender Beatrice Betley To Release Bold New Album 'Upside Down'

Jazz-laced songstress Beatrice Betley is a force of nature. On Friday, August 28, Beatrice will release her highly anticipated new album Upside Down, alongside the title-lead single from the record. Garnering praise from fans and critics alike, Beatrice has been submitted to the 2021 Grammy Awards for “Best Jazz Vocal Album," “Best New Artist," and “Producer ...

NEWS: EVENT

Bay Area Jazz Aficionados Host August 8, Online Musical Tribute For Eddie Gale

Bay Area Jazz Aficionados Host August 8, Online Musical Tribute Memorializing Eddie Gale, San Jose’s Ambassador of Jazz More than 20 Bay area jazz aficionados will present a livestream musical tribute, Saturday, August 8 from 2-4 PM (PST), 5-7 PM (EST), to memorialize their friend and mentor jazz trumpeter Eddie Gale. The Tribute sanctioned ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Danny Scher: Back To School With Thelonious Monk

Read "Danny Scher: Back To School With Thelonious Monk" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

A high-stakes election season. Streets filled with rage and protest. Cries for racial justice and equity. The latest news from summer 2020? Of course, but that also describes the American Scene in the summer of 1968, when a high school student in Palo Alto, California, first got the idea to book Thelonious Monk to play his ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Singer Callie Cardamon Shines On New Ep With Amazing Vocal Range

Callie Cardamon shines on her most recent studio release, Jump For Joy. Cardamon has a special relationship with music; she genuinely feels what she is singing about, and it is amazing to hear how she is connected to the material. This is definitely the case on Jump For Joy. This record features five songs and each ...

NEWS: EVENT

Virtual Concert Celebrates the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters on August 20, 2020

Virtual Concert Celebrates the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters on August 20, 2020

The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, will host a special online-only concert in honor of the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters—Dorthaan Kirk (A.B. Spellman Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy), Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman—on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Eddie Gale, San Jose’s Ambassador Of Jazz And A Noted Jazz Educator, Succumbs To Cancer At Age 78

Eddie Gale, San Jose’s Ambassador Of Jazz And A Noted Jazz Educator, Succumbs To Cancer At Age 78

Eddie Gale, the pioneering Brooklyn-born jazz trumpeter who began his career as a sideman with legendary jazz artists such as Sun Ra, Larry Young, and Cecil Taylor before forging his path as a band leader on Blue Note Records and a performer and music educator on the East and West Coasts, passed away Friday, July 10, ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Catalina Jazz Club: Landmark Jazz Haven Forges Onward

Read "Catalina Jazz Club: Landmark Jazz Haven Forges Onward" reviewed by Jim Worsley

While west-coasters long to go to the Blue Note in jny: New York City, east-coasters have their sights set on the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. The family-owned and operated jazz hot spot has seen and heard from all the jazz legends over the past thirty-four years. The supper club has fine dining and even finer ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Renowned Brazilian Composer And Pianist Antonio Adolfo Releases "BruMa - Celebrating Milton Nascimento"

Renowned Brazilian Composer And Pianist Antonio Adolfo Releases "BruMa - Celebrating Milton Nascimento"

Antonio Adolfo is one of the premier pianists, composers, and arrangers to emerge from Brazil, a country rife with exceptional musical talent. A prolific recording artist, Adolfo is now releasing BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento. A multi-Latin Grammy and Grammy nominee, Antonio Adolfo is an internationally recognized Latin jazz star. He met singer and composer Milton Nascimento ...


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