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Luciana Souza

2002 and 2003 Grammy nominee Luciana Souza is one of Brazil's leading singers and interpreters, while at the same time establishing herself as one of the most exciting songwriters of the time. Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, she grew up in a family of Bossa Nova innovators who performed and wrote numerous hit tunes for stars like Joao Gilberto and Elis Regina. Her early childhood was influenced by the frequent jam sessions and weekend visits of stars of the day such as Milton Nascimento and Hermeto Pascoal. Her work as a performer transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles, offering solid roots in jazz, sophisticated lineage in world music and an enlightened approach to classical repertoire and new music

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Midsummer Releases From Duo Carmen Staaf & Allison Miller, Vocalists Deb Rasmussen and Lainie Cooke Plus Birthday Shoutouts And More

Read "Midsummer Releases From Duo Carmen Staaf & Allison Miller, Vocalists Deb Rasmussen and Lainie Cooke Plus Birthday Shoutouts And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from duo Carmen Staaf & Allison Miller, vocalists Deb Rasmussen and Lainie Cooke, Vancouver duo Laura Crema & Bill Coon, with birthday shoutouts to Lisa Maxwell, Cynthia Scott, Carmen Bradford, Helen Merrill, Nicole Glover, Janis Siegel and Luciana Souza, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear ...

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Article: Album Review

Ester Wiesnerova: Blue Journal

Read "Blue Journal" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Sometimes, catching the eye can be as important as catching the ear, at least in the beginning. Slovakian singer and composer Ester Wiesnerova definitely catches the eye with her debut release, Blue Journal. Inside a plain brown cardboard box is something of a tactile, as well as visual, treat:--a book covered in rich blue felt, full ...

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Article: History of Jazz

Bebop, Beats, and the Drive of Beat Literature

Read "Bebop, Beats, and the Drive of Beat Literature" reviewed by Arthur R George


"Mulberry-eyed girls in black stockings, Smelling vaguely of mint jelly and last night's bongo drummer... fling their arrow legs / To the heavens / Losing their doubts in the beat" of jny: San Francisco nights, announced poet Bob Kaufman's “Bagel Shop Jazz." (Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness, New Directions Publishing, 1965; Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman, City ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Halloween Jazz Plus A Celebration of Jay Clayton's 80th Birthday

Read "New Releases, Halloween Jazz Plus A Celebration of Jay Clayton's 80th Birthday" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates Halloween with new releases from Arnie & Hudge (Arnt Arntzen and Jen Hodge), Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson, bassist Dave Young and trombonist Nabou Claerhou with birthday shoutouts to Jay Clayton (80 years young), Amanda Monaco, Julia Lee and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Size Matters: (Mostly New) Jazz for Big Bands and Orchestras, Part 1

Read "Size Matters: (Mostly New) Jazz for Big Bands and Orchestras, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


More is not always necessarily better, especially in music. However, the proliferation of remarkable jazz big bands and orchestras of the last decade or so is providing plenty of material to prove that quality and quantity can go hand-in-hand. This week we focus on recent releases by some of the most compelling large ensembles around, the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus A Centennial Birthday Shoutout For Guitarist Mary Osborne

Read "New Releases Plus A Centennial Birthday Shoutout For Guitarist Mary Osborne" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast opens with a centennial salute to guitarist Mary Osborne. Born in North Dakota, she came to prominence in New York City in the 1940s appearing with jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Art Tatum, Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk and Mary Lou Williams. Also presented are new releases from vocalists Samara Joy, Hilary Kole and violinist Diane ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Arie Salma

Read "Take Five with Arie Salma" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Arie Salma Pianist/keyboardist/composer Arie Salma is a versatile musician who focuses on Jazz-Fusion music, many times with World influences. Born to Spanish parents in Israel, Arie was exposed to elements of flamenco, Latin, African and Mediterranean music, which he likes blending with his Jazz playing and compositions. Arie was introduced to Jazz as ...

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News: Event

Adrienne Arsht Center Jazz Roots 2021-2022 Season Schedule

Adrienne Arsht Center Jazz Roots 2021-2022 Season Schedule

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County announces the return of the annual Jazz Roots series to the Center's Knight Concert Hall for the 2021-2022 season offering another incredible cast of jazz All-Stars beginning on November 5th, 2021 with “The Creation"-world premiere performance by legendary pianist Chucho Valdes and the Yoruban Orchestra ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Women in Jazz: Fabulous Singing, Part 1

Read "Women in Jazz: Fabulous Singing, Part 1" reviewed by Russell Perry


The past decade has been a great one for lovers of jazz singing with most of the exciting music coming from women vocalists. In this hour and the next of Jazz at 100 Today! we'll survey 20 releases from 15 female vocalists who range from the rediscovered vintage jazz of Catherine Russell to the powerful hybrid ...


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