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News: Recording

Great Aunt Ruth (kathryn Joy) Will Be Releasing A Swinging New Single, 'On Ne Sait Jamais' Available Now

Great Aunt Ruth (kathryn Joy) Will Be Releasing A Swinging New Single, 'On Ne Sait Jamais' Available Now

Her cheerful original features the singer-songwriter joined by three of Los Angeles’ top jazz musicians. Great Aunt Ruth (aka Kathryn Joy) and her Saucy Cats are set to release her newest single “On Ne Sait Jamais.” Building upon the success of her previous EP All About the Music in Your Heart, the singer debuts her new ...

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News: Event

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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Leila Cobo

A Fulbright scholar from Cali, Colombia, Leila Cobo is a classical pianist, novelist, TV host and executive Editor for Latin Content and Programming for Billboard. Ms. Cobo is considered one of the country’s leading experts in Latin music and under her tenure, Billboard has expanded its coverage of Latin Music to unprecedented levels both on its print and digital platforms. Ms. Cobo also works closely with broadcast partner Telemundo on the Billboard Latin Music Awards and programs the yearly Billboard Latin Music Conference, the largest gathering of the Latin music industry in the U.S., and hosts its renown exclusive “Q&A’s” with Latin music's biggest stars, which have included Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and Enrique Iglesias

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News: Recording

Dan Bonsanti And The 14 Jazz Orchestra Release 'Cartoon Bebop' On January 15, 2021

Dan Bonsanti And The 14 Jazz Orchestra Release 'Cartoon Bebop' On January 15, 2021

There is nothing cartoonish about Cartoon Bebop, the newest release by composer/arranger Dan Bonsanti's band, The 14 Jazz Orchestra. The album is a swinging, contemporary take on jazz compositions by modern masters. This is the third release by the group, following The Future Ain't What It Used to Be (2018) and Nothing Hard Is Ever Easy ...

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Article: Year in Review

2020: The Year in Jazz

Read "2020: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The COVID-19 pandemic put the jazz world in a tailspin, just like the world at large, in 2020. And there is plenty of uncertainty going into the new year about what “new normal: might emerge from the darkness. International Jazz Day, like so many other things, became an online virtual event this time around. Pianist Keith ...

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News: Event

International Award-Winning Jazz Vocalist Nicole Henry Celebrates Her 8th Annual Winter Concert – Now A Virtual Worldwide Event To Benefit Miami Music Project

International Award-Winning Jazz Vocalist Nicole Henry Celebrates Her 8th Annual Winter Concert – Now A Virtual Worldwide Event To Benefit Miami Music Project

Internationally acclaimed jazz recording artist Nicole Henry will premiere her virtual concert “I Sing Because I'm Happy” on Saturday, December 19th at 8pm EST supported by presenting sponsor Savage Ticket. This 8th Annual Winter Concert, which benefits Miami Music Project, a 501(c)(3), will be filmed live from Pinecrest Gardens—a tropical oasis and beautiful outdoor concert venue ...

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Nicole Henry

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Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists. Ms. Henry possesses a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Her repertoire includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz titles, contemporary' standards, blues, and originals; while her accompaniment ranges from a simple jazz trio to a full big band. Ms. Henry's passionate, soulful voice and heartfelt charisma have earned her a 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance," three Top-10 U.S

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News: Radio

Radio host and All About Jazz Contributor Ed Blanco celebrates 13 years of Jazz Café on WDNA 88.9FM

Radio host and All About Jazz Contributor Ed Blanco celebrates 13 years of Jazz Café on WDNA 88.9FM

Jazz radio host and All About Jazz contributor Ed Blanco, in May 2020 celebrates 13 years as producer and host of Jazz Café, an early Sunday morning jazz show on WDNA, 88.9FM in Miami, Florida. Beginning on Mother’s Day of 2007, Ed has been playing and promoting some of the best in straight ahead jazz presenting ...

Musician

The Smoogies

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What do you call a conglomerate of diverse, talented multi-instrumentalists and composers? You call them “The Smoogies” — a musical smoothie blended with a lot of culture, life experience and most certainly ‘a vibe’. The Smoogies band is comprised of Harvel Nakundi (drums/percussion), Dion Kerr (bass), Vaughn Henry (keys/vocals) and David Chiverton (drums), all formally trained musicians hailing from South Florida. Each member has served interchangeably as leader and accompanist to a variety of performing acts around the world with repertoires spanning across multiple genres. Harvel (J

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Article: Profile

Ira Sullivan: The Lonely Revolutionary

Read "Ira Sullivan: The Lonely Revolutionary" reviewed by David Einhorn


A critic in jny: Chicago in September 2016 raved about multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan's performance at the Jazz Showcase but said that Ira “erred" in lecturing the audience not to applaud after solos. It sounded like the critic had never heard Ira perform live before, because saying he “erred" suggested that at a given moment Ira “misspoke" ...


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