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Wendy Jones


Wendy has appeared on stages from New York to Tokyo and has performed with artists such as NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold, legendary jazz guitarist Howard Alden, jazz violinist Christian Howes, the Page Brothers, Crystal Gale, and has sung backup for the alternative hip hop group Deltron 3030 and for Las Vegas Elvis Impersonator, Donnie Edwards.

She has appeared at Club Bonafide in NYC, the Jazz Arts Initiative, the Mountain Oasis Music Festival, the Spartanburg Jazz Festival, Our World Festival, and the Django Reinhardt Festival in Asheville, NC

In addition to singing with her own jazz quartet, she is the featured vocalist with the Asheville Jazz Orchestra, the Ole ’74 big Band, the Russ Wilson Orchestra, the Michael Jefry Stevens Trio, the Richard Shulman Group and is often a guest vocalist with the Greenville Jazz Collective big band.

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Tom C. Smith


A bass player since 1975, Tom's tendency to overplay was due to his 60s rock influences and angered many, many guitar players. Fast forward 40 years and we find Tom indulging in the gypsy jazz world playing bass to the music of long-time favorite Django Reinhardt. Tom also loves jam band and freestyle improv music and will play normal music as well...sometimes.

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Gypsy Vendetta

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Copenhagen-based Gypsy Vendetta is an experience of extraordinary energy and creativity. Having existed for almost a decade, the band has established itself as a leading ensemble in the Gypsy- jazz style on the Danish music scene. After hundreds of concerts and a well-received debut album, Gypsy Vendetta has developed their own very personal sound, while preserving the essence of the Jazz Manouche tradition. The album “Odd Club Copenhagen”, featuring violinist Alfkil Wennermark, consists of original compositions, seeking to challenge the genre and explore new directions for the development of the modern Gypsy Jazz sound. Gypsy Vendetta has toured in a variety of constellations and collaborations – such as the popular Danish troubadour Bo Evers, creating a unique sound-universe with a blend of singer/songwriter- folk and swinging Gypsy Jazz




Featuring the music of Chet Baker
Duration: 10:02

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7

My father, Anthony Ricci (Jan. 17, 1930 - Oct. 2, 2018), was a jazz aficionado. Between his extensive record collection and taking me to concerts, he introduced me to jazz at a young age and helped shape my taste in music. I doubt there would be an All About Jazz without him. In celebration of Dad, we present seven tunes from seven albums spanning seven days that he played at times throughout the years.

Michael Ricci
Founder, All About Jazz

Article: Film Review

Django: A Film As Much About History and Culture as About A Musical Icon

Read "Django: A Film As Much About History and Culture as About A Musical Icon" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Django Director: Étienne Comar Milky Way 2017 Django Reinhardt (1910-1953) practically invented jazz guitar. A product of gypsy culture and music, living and working in Paris in the 1930s-40s, he and his group, the Hot Club Quintet, which notably included violinist Stephane Grappelli, brought their own brand of swing to the ...



Featuring the music of Tor E 'Dr' Bekken
Duration: 03:34

A solo piano version of John Lewis' beautiful composition 'Django'. From the upcoming release GRAND PIANO, by Dr Bekken on Blue Mood Records/Grappa; Norway 2013



Featuring the music of Aaron Diehl
Duration: 10:01

The Music of the Modern Jazz Quartet: Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. Warren Wolf (vibraphone), Aaron Diehl (piano), David Wong (bass), Rodney Green (Drums)

Article: Album Review

Frank Portolese: Plectrum Jazz Guitar Solos

Read "Plectrum Jazz Guitar Solos" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Solo jazz guitar is a harsh and unforgiving lover. The piano provides a more complete performance experience as a solo instrument for technical reasons, though this same completeness can be achieved on guitar by a precious few, talented enough to achieve such artistic parity. Add to this the stipulation that a plectrum (guitar pick) be used ...


News: Music Industry

2011 is Now, "Live Jazz" Thrives at APAP since 2007

By Daniel Kassell For the fourth consecutive year Jazz Journalist Association members have noted the influx of Jazz presenters showcases highlighted at the Association of Performing Presenters (APAP) in New York's Hilton Hotel and in 2011 concurrently at every conceivable venue in NYC. APAP's vision is to develop and support professionals who offer “Live" performance such ...


Article: Interview

Chris Jentsch: Cycles and Reflecting on the Journey

Read "Chris Jentsch: Cycles and Reflecting on the Journey" reviewed by Ludwig vanTrikt

John Coltrane once said, “Let the music speak for itself." The guitarist/composer and band leader Christopher Jentsch adds an interesting twist on that subject by opting to describe himself when asked about the broader subject of how to capture his music in his own words. “I think of myself as a composer/guitarist working with contemporary improvisational ...


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