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Article: Album Review

Nate Najar: Jazz Samba Pra Sempre

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Pioneered by Brazilian guitarist Joao Gilberto and popularized by Baden Powell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Roberto Menescal and others in the early '60s, the bossa nova sound resonated strongly with the American jazz audience, and the Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd album Jazz Samba (Verve Records, 1962) became one of the driving forces behind this genre. Guitarist ...

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Denise Donatelli: Whistling in the Dark... The Music of Burt Bacharach

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Multi Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Denise Donatelli joins forces with Grammy Award-Winning record producer Larry Klein to offer her first concept album devoted to single composer on the soft-textured Whistling in The Dark... the music of Burt Bacharach. The music from one of the greatest song writers in American musical history, was something both Donatelli and bassist/producer ...

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Eliane Elias: Mirror Mirror

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Pianist and composer Eliane Elias reveals a wonderful reflection of piano madness on the dazzling Mirror Mirror, capturing the mastery of two piano legends and the fabulous key work of a third legend in the making. One can simply not go wrong listening to the late great Chick Corea and Cuban-born master Chucho Valdes providing amazing ...

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Denise Donatelli: Whistling in the Dark... The Music of Burt Bacharach

Read "Whistling in the Dark... The Music of Burt Bacharach" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


The Burt Bacharach canon has always been fertile ground for artists of all kinds to explore. Stan Getz devoted an entire album to his fare. The big Bacharach hits are branded deep in the cultural psyche. Thus, the challenge that Grammy-nominated vocalist Denise Donatelli and producer Larry Klein have here is how to use a different ...

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The JAS Academy Presented By Jazz Aspen Snowmass In Collaboration With The Frost School Of Music At The University Of Miami Expands To 4 Weeks & 2 Summer Sessions

The JAS Academy Presented By Jazz Aspen Snowmass In Collaboration With The Frost School Of Music At The University Of Miami Expands To 4 Weeks & 2 Summer Sessions

JAZZ GREATS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (7)-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER CHRISTIAN McBRIDE TO BE JOINED BY MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINEE FROST DEAN SHELLY BERG & FROST FACULTY IN RECENTLY EXPANDED PROGRAM TO BRING 44 STUDENT MUSICIANS TO ASPEN FOR SUMMER RESIDENCIES In 2021 Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) will expand its mid-summer JAS Academy collaboration with the Frost School of Music ...

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Jason "Spicy G" Goldman: Hypnotized

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An award-winning producer, songwriter, composer, arranger, educator and multi-instrumentalist, Jason Goldman (aka “Spicy G") presents the EP Hypnotized, delivering another enchanting masterpiece production of music from The Great American Songbook. Best known for his collaboration with Michael Bublé, Goldman's credits extend to writing and arranging for the likes of David Foster, Herbie Hancock and Meghan Trainor ...

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Nate Najar: Under Paris Skies

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Jazz guitarist Nate Najar follows up the critically-acclaimed 2016 release of This is Nate Najar (Woodward Avenue Records) with a heart-warming tribute to the city of Paris with Under Paris Skies, conveying his love of the city of lights with a charming and elegant set of love songs and ballads, all designed to set the mood ...

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Polly Gibbons: Is It Me...?

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British songstress Polly Gibbons made her U.S. debut back in 2015 with the well received and seriously-acclaimed Many Faces of Love (Resonance, 2015), and now presents the highly-anticipated and swinging Is It Me...? . Touching on some R&B, pop-styled songs as well as including music from The Great American Songbook, this is one musical experience that ...

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News: Recording

Vanessa Racci, A Stunning New Pop-Jazz Voice Gives Italian-American Classics A Jazz Spin On Debut Recording "Italiana Fresca"

Vanessa Racci, A Stunning New Pop-Jazz Voice  Gives Italian-American Classics A Jazz Spin On Debut Recording "Italiana Fresca"

Celebrates With One Night Only Performance New York City’s Birdland June 4th, 2017/6 PM 315 West 44th St. New York, NY 10036 212-581-3080 On her debut recording Italiana Fresca, scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, sultry songstress Vanessa Racci takes a fresh approach to classic ...

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UK's Jazz FM Vocalist Of The Year Nominee Jazz/Blues Singer/Songwriter Polly Gibbons Poised To Take U.S. By Storm With Release Of "Is It Me…?" On Resonance Records

UK's Jazz FM Vocalist Of The Year Nominee Jazz/Blues Singer/Songwriter Polly Gibbons Poised To Take U.S. By Storm With Release Of "Is It Me…?" On Resonance Records

Following sold-out tours in the U.K. opening for George Benson and Gladys Knight, including two acclaimed performances at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, singer/songwriter Polly Gibbons is set to make a British invasion of her own with the release of her highly-anticipated second album, Is It Me…? on Resonance Records on April 21, 2017. Produced by ...


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