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Immanuel Wilkins: Omega is Just the Beginning

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Saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, in the midst of celebrating the success of his debut album Omega (Blue Note, 2020), appeared at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival as the leader of his own band. With his band of four years, Micah Thomas on piano, bassist Daryl Johns and drummer Kweku Sumbry, Wilkins performed pieces from Omega as well ...

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Article: In Pictures

Kenny Washington with the John Toomey Trio at Bank St Stage

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After a year and a half of being shut down due to Covid, the Virginia Arts Festival opened its new season with Kenny Washington -Vocals and the John Toomey Trio. This performance was San Franciscan vocalist Washington's first gig on the road since lockdown. The audience, hungry for live entertainment, bought the 250 tickets the venue ...

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Article: Interview

Veronica Swift: A Musical Journey

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It should be no surprise that Veronica Swift is recognized as one of the top jazz singers on the scene today. Her father was jazz legend Hod O'Brien, a true master of bop and swing piano. Her mother is renowned jazz singer and educator Stephanie Nakasian. Veronica recorded her first album at the age of 9, ...

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Article: Interview

Kenny Washington: From the Ninth Ward to the World Stage

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As a result of past visits to jny: Norfolk, Kenny Washington has amassed a large following of fans here, so it was no surprise that tickets sold out when the Virginia Arts Festival announced that he would be the first guest of the post-Covid season. As one of the best male jazz vocalist singing today, Kenny ...

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Article: In Pictures

The Wynton Marsalis Septet at The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

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The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is a 1300 seat theater that, due to Covid, has been closed to performances for over a year. With Covid restrictions lifting and live music slowly making a come back, what better way to start than with The Wynton Marsalis Septet including Wynton Marsalis, Chris Crenshaw, Victor Goines, Carlos ...

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Article: In Pictures

Rene Marie Trio Live at The Zeider's American Dream Theater

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The Zeider's American Dream Theater hosted the first annual Vocal Jazz Summit. Under the direction of Alexis Cole the summit is “an annual conference designed to bring together vocal jazz enthusiasts, emerging and established artists, industry leaders, and the greater vocal jazz community to connect and engage one another in celebration of the art form, present ...

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Article: In Pictures

Steve Davis at the Attucks Jazz Club

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Jackie McLean nicknamed trombonist Steve Davis Stevie-D. McLean got him his first major gig in jny:New York with Art Blakey and Davis hasn't slowed down yet. With 20 albums as leader and over 100 as sideman to such giants as Chick Corea, Horace Silver, Jackie McLean, Freddie Hubbard, and too many more to mention, his performance ...

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Article: In Pictures

Lena Seikaly at the Attucks Theater

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Lena Seikaly is not a household name... yet! The jny:Washington D.C. native has been called one of the “brightest voices in jazz" and her new fans at the sold out Attucks Theatre performance could not agree more. Classically trained as an operatic mezzo-soprano her phrasing, intonation, and full bodied tone is reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald. She ...

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Article: In Pictures

John Pizzarelli Trio at Keystone Korner

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From 1972 to 1983 NEA Jazz Master's award recipient Todd Barkan operated jny:San Francisco's Keystone Korner as one the preeminent jazz clubs in the country. Performers such as Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Betty Carter, McCoy Tyner and so many more played on the Korner's stage until, due to financial difficulties, Barkan had to close ...

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Article: In Pictures

Marquis Hill at the Attucks Theatre

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Marquis Hill doesn't usually get a chance to play straight ahead jazz standards. The jny: Chicago born, Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz competition winner combines all genres of music, jazz, hip-hop, soul, Chicago house, R&B -to Hill “It all comes from the same tree. They simply blossomed from different branches." His latest album, Love Tape, combines ...


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