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Charenee Wade

First Runner-Up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, Charenee Wade is a notable singer, composer, arranger and educator who received her degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her accolades include Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program where she performed her original music at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; being one of the talented four chosen for the Dianne Reeves Young Artist Workshop at Carnegie Hall; 1st Runner-Up in the Jazzmobile Vocal Competition; and being selected for the JAS Academy Summer Sessions, 2007-09, directed by Christian McBride. Charenee is currently a professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music, City College, and with the Jazzmobile Workshop program

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Remembering Gil Scott-Heron

Read "Remembering Gil Scott-Heron" reviewed by Russell Perry


Gil Scott-Heron, musician and poet much loved in the jazz community, passed away 10 years ago on May 27, 2011. His recordings of the '70s and early '80s are critical touchpoints of that era, documenting African-American indignity and pride with a raw street passion. His final release, I'm New Here (XL Recordings, 2010), his first in ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Great Young Singers - Cécile McLorin Salvant, Charenee Wade, Jazzmeia Horn, Veronica Swift

Read "Great Young Singers - Cécile McLorin Salvant, Charenee Wade, Jazzmeia Horn, Veronica Swift" reviewed by Russell Perry


In 1987, the first Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition was held. Among the winners were Marcus Roberts and Joey DeFrancesco. On a roughly annual basis, the competition is held, now focussing on a different instrument each year and renamed in 2019 the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Competition. The competitions in 2010 ...

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Article: Year in Review

2019: The Year in Jazz

Read "2019: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The year 2019 was robust in many ways. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage to Australia. An important but long-shuttered jazz mecca was revived in a coast-to-coast move. ECM Records celebrated a golden year. The music and its makers figured prominently on the big screen. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four new NEA ...

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Article: Live Review

Pianist Helen Sung with Vocalist Charenee Wade at South Jazz Kitchen

Read "Pianist Helen Sung with Vocalist Charenee Wade at South Jazz Kitchen" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Pianist Helen Sung with Vocalist Charenee Wade South Jazz Kitchen Philadelphia, PA December 14, 2019 On this occasion at the South Jazz Kitchen in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Helen Sung, a pianist who is an established contributor to the New York and international jazz scenes, brought ...

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Article: Live Review

Ravi Coltrane Quartet at the New Hazlett Theater

Read "Ravi Coltrane Quartet at the New Hazlett Theater" reviewed by Mackenzie Horne


Ravi Coltrane Quartet New Hazlett Theater Pittsburgh, PA October 5, 2019 Since 2007, the Kente Arts Alliance (KAA) has worked diligently to underscore the relationship between the arts and community by providing accessible cultural programming within the city of Pittsburgh. KAA has hosted a number of elder jazz statesmen, including Hugh ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Worktime, One Step Beyond and Questions

Read "Worktime, One Step Beyond and Questions" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Charenee Wade starts us off offering wisdom, followed by questions posed by Jimmy Raney, Danny Grissett, Kenny Werner, John Ellis & Tal Farlow. Then, a major Sonny Rollins celebration with tracks from his monumental Worktime recording. We've also got a Jazz Times 'Top 50 of all time' alto sax session from Jackie McLean. More? Of course: ...

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Article: In Pictures

2017 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Read "2017 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival" reviewed by Richard Conde


The City Parks Foundation kicked off its 25th annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Wednesday August 23, 2017 at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. On Thursday August 24th and Friday August 25th the festival continued its musical celebration uptown in Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park. It featured the work of Jason Samuels Smith's “Chasing ...

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News: Festival

Riverview Jazz Festival, June 3-10, 2017

Riverview Jazz Festival, June 3-10, 2017

Relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline at Jersey City’s family-friendly festivals. Catch free outdoor performances by world-famous musicians, plus children’s activities, food trucks, beer gardens, art exhibitions, vendors, and more. The fifth annual Riverview Jazz Festival is back and bigger than ever, with two free all-day concerts in Jersey City, ...

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Offering - The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson

Label: Motéma Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Offering; Song Of The Wind; A Toast To The People; Home Is Where The Hatred Is; Ain’t No Such thing As Superman; Essex/Martin, Grant, Byrd & Till; Western Sunrise; The Vulture (Your Soul And Mine); Peace Go With You Brother (Intro); Peace Go With You Brother; I Think I’ll Call It Morning.


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