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Article: From the Inside Out

Bird Songs, Tripping Fantásia, Real Harmony & Klezmer-Hop

Read "Bird Songs, Tripping Fantásia, Real Harmony & Klezmer-Hop" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Alex Bird & the Jazz Mavericks You Are the Light and the Way Self-Produced 2021 You Are the Light and the Way presents an interesting challenge for a writer. Twelve new songs by Canadian vocalist Alex Bird (lyrics and music) and keyboardist Ewan Farncombe (music and ...

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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring--and likely recording--career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

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Article: Book Review

What, and Give Up Showbiz?

Read "What, and Give Up Showbiz?" reviewed by Doug Hall


What, and Give Up Showbiz: Six Decades in the Music Business Fred Taylor (with Richard Vacca) 276 Pages 978-1493051847 Backbeat Books 2020 In his upcoming biography (December, 2020), What, and Give Up Showbiz?: Six Decades in the Music Business, jny: Boston's late legendary and iconic music impresario Fred ...

Article: Album Review

Benny Benack III: A Lot of Livin' to Do

Read "A Lot of Livin' to Do" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Non ancora trentenne Benny Benack III conferma il talento espresso nell'esordio di tre anni fa One of a Kind, con un album frizzante e coinvolgente, dove ritroviamo la baldanza del trombettista neo bop e l'esuberanza del vocalist in equilibrio tra crooner e vocalese. Il rischio d'essere scambiato come un epigono di Harry Connick ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Daniel Bennett, John Coltrane, Freddy Cole and More

Read "Daniel Bennett, John Coltrane, Freddy Cole and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


As we continue our coverage of the COVID-19 jazz world this week we focus in particular on a group of musicians fighting for change and releasing albums during the pandemic. We begin with New York City multi-instrumentalist Daniel Bennett. We also profile John Lamkin, Pearl Django, JD Walter and Jimmy Greene. Finally, we pay tribute to ...

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Article: Album Review

Derrick Gardner & The Big dig! Band: Still I Rise

Read "Still I Rise" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Trumpeter Derrick Gardner, a Chicagoan who has performed around the world with a who's who of jazz luminaries from Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Foster to Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett and Harry Connick Jr., to name only a few, traveled to Winnipeg, Canada, to assemble and record his Big Dig! Band, several sizes removed from ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A profile of Steve Coleman and more

Read "A profile of Steve Coleman and more" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week Neon Jazz profiles the life and prodigious work of Steve Coleman. From his most recent release, Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (The Embedded Sets), to the early days of his career in 1985 with Motherland Pulse. The show features an interview with Steve Coleman about his life in music, playing live at ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Tony Kofi

Read "Take Five with Tony Kofi" reviewed by Tony Kofi


About Tony Kofi A two-time winner of the BBC Jazz Awards among others--Tony Kofi is a British Jazz multi-instrumentalist born of Ghanaian parents who plays alto, baritone, soprano, tenor Saxophone and flute. He cut his teeth in the Jazz Warriors of the early '90s, and went on to establish himself as a musician, teacher ...

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News: Event

The Stars Come Out As "Martini In The Morning" Salutes One Of Its Own: Monday, June 25th at Catalina Bar & Grill in Los Angeles

The Stars Come Out As "Martini In The Morning" Salutes One Of Its Own: Monday, June 25th at Catalina Bar & Grill in Los Angeles

For almost 12 years, MartiniInTheMorning.com has been streaming music to music lovers across the USA and around the world. Great American songbook gems from artists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Dean Martin to contemporary artists like Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, Harry Connick, Jr. and Steve Tyrell have attracted listeners of all ages from around the ...

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News: Recording

Drummer Jerome Jennings Debuts As A Leader With "The Beast," New CD Set For Nov. 18 Release

Drummer Jerome Jennings Debuts As A Leader With "The Beast," New CD Set For Nov. 18 Release

Since moving to New York from his native Cleveland 12 years ago, Jerome Jennings has become one of the most in-demand jazz drummers on the scene. Currently a member of the Christian McBride Trio, Craig Handy’s 2nd Line Smith, and the groups of vocalist Paula West and singer/trumpeter Bria Skonberg, Jennings boasts an impressive resume that ...


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