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Jane Bunnett

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Jane Bunnett has become one of the foremost jazz musicians in Canada, and has gained recognition around the world for her improvising talents, technical proficiency, and writing and band leading abilities. Born and educated in Toronto, she trained as a classical pianist from 1975-78 (attaining Grade 10 Piano Honors), until tendentious forced a switch to woodwinds at the Royal Conservatory. In 1979 she began concurrent studies in jazz at York University, Toronto, inspired by her first exposure to jazz great Charles Mingus and Rahsaan Roland Kirk in San Francisco. This led to studies with pianist Barry Harris, flautists James Newton, Frank Wess and James Moody; then, having heard soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy’s music, she began to focus on that instrument also. A 1991 Canada Council grant enabled her to travel to Paris to begin studies with Lacy.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

The Jazz Detective Strikes Again

Read "The Jazz Detective Strikes Again" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Producer Zev Feldman, like Joe DiMaggio, has done it again. In May of 1941, DiMaggio began a major league baseball hitting streak. People followed his exploits game after game and hit after hit. DiMaggio's amazing record of 56 consecutive games still stands to this day. Same can be said of Feldman. His detective work, finding rare ...

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Article: Liner Notes

Brian Lynch: Con Clave Vol.2

Read "Brian Lynch: Con Clave Vol.2" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


The jazz musician's road to success and sustainability is a rocky one, marked with more than its share of ups and downs. Becoming the norm as of late, those with the strongest staying power have increased their flexibility by becoming more diverse in their efforts. The affect is thus twofold-providing an income to pay the rent, ...

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Article: Play This!

Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band: Cry Me A River

Read "Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band: Cry Me A River" reviewed by John Chacona


Believe it or not, people were writing kiss-off songs long before Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. This one was made famous by the unjustly neglected Julie London in 1955, but you've never heard it done like this before. jny: Havana-born pianist Hilario Duran arranged this title song from a 2023 recording on his own Alma Records ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases by Estrella Acosta, Eddie Henderson, Vanessa Perea, Antoine Drye, Caroline Davis, Allison Au, Birthday Shoutouts & More

Read "New Releases by Estrella Acosta, Eddie Henderson, Vanessa Perea, Antoine Drye, Caroline Davis, Allison Au, Birthday Shoutouts & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases by Estrella Acosta, Eddie Henderson, Vanessa Perea, Antoine Drye, Caroline Davis and Allison Au}, with birthday shoutouts to {{m: Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Troup, Jane Bunnett, Anita O'Day, Barbara Fasano, Lakecia Benjamin, Laura Nyro, Esperanza Spalding, Brenda Earle Stokes and Jodi Proznick, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Jazz Geminis and Farewell To Tina Turner

Read "New Releases, Jazz Geminis and Farewell To Tina Turner" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast pays tribute to the legendary Tina Turner, along with new releases from Nicky Schrire, Emilio Solla & Antonio Lizana, Tim Ray, Satoko Fujii, June Bisantz & Gordon Morrell, plus birthday shoutouts to Clora Bryant, Valaida Snow, Adison Evans, Samantha Boshnack, Mala Waldron, Yissy Garcia and Lynne Arriale, among others. Thanks for listening and please ...

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Article: Interview

Monika Herzig: Both Sides of Joni with Janiece Jaffe

Read "Monika Herzig: Both Sides of Joni with Janiece Jaffe" reviewed by Jane Kozhevnikova


It is always challenging to create an album based on songs by someone as great as Joni Mitchell. Monika Herzig, pianist and composer, went for this challenge inspired by vocalist Janiece Jaffe. Although they recorded the project together, Jaffe passed away unexpectedly after heart surgery in November 2022. Shocked and devastated by the passing ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

You're Gonna Hear From Me - Birthday Celebrations for Dorothy Donegan, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Marilyn Maye & More

Read "You're Gonna Hear From Me - Birthday Celebrations for Dorothy Donegan, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Marilyn Maye & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, the Krasno Moore Project, Brandee Younger and Dizzy & Fay, plus birthday shoutouts to Carmen McRae, Billie Holiday, Doris Day, Dorothy Donegan and Marilyn Maye (95 years young), among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Just In Time - New Rickie Lee Jones Single Plus Releases By Anat Fort, Vince Mendoza, Jane Irving, Nadia Washington & More

Read "Just In Time - New Rickie Lee Jones Single Plus Releases By Anat Fort, Vince Mendoza, Jane Irving, Nadia Washington & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Anat Fort, Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orchestra, Jane Irving, Nadia Washington with a single from Rickie Lee Jones, plus birthday shoutouts to Idit Shner, Keely Smith, Bobby McFerrin, Marilyn Harris, Flora Purim and Jane Irving, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Here It Is - Fall Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Laura Nyro, Fran Landesman Plus More New Standards By Women Composers

Read "Here It Is - Fall Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Laura Nyro, Fran Landesman Plus More New Standards By Women Composers" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Abbie Finn, Eliane Elias, Sara Gazarek, Robin Bramlett, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Ronnie Cuber with the WDR Big Band, Lia Booth plus a new Leonard Cohen tribute, with birthday shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Jane Bunnett, Esperanza Spalding, Laura Nyro, and Beat poet Fran Landesman, among others. Also Part 4 of ...


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