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Ellen Johnson

Ellen Johnson’s devotion to the jazz world spans more than 35 years as a professional jazz recording artist, educator, songwriter, lyricist, author, and publicist. Johnson has performed, recorded and studied with many exceptional musicians including; Charles McPherson, Louie Bellson, Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Don Braden, Willie Pickens, Roy McCurdy, John Clayton and John Collins. Johnson’s performances have been described as “superior jazz singing by an artist of the highest quality” by Jazz Journal International and her past recording project These Days, (that featured a duet with jazz icon Sheila Jordan), was called by All About Jazz, a “sophisticated and successful album that raises the standard of modern jazz singing by at least one notch.” Johnson recently completed the biography Jazz Child: Portrait of Sheila Jordan in September 2014 by Rowman and Littlefield

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Pete Brown: White Rooms & Imaginary Westerns, Part 1

Read "Pete Brown: White Rooms & Imaginary Westerns, Part 1" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Part 1 | Part 2 Poet, lyricist, rock musician, producer and scriptwriter—Pete Brown has covered a lot of bases in his six decades in music and literature. His career embodies that era that began with the Beatles' “Love Me Do" in October 1962 and ended in January 1969 with the band playing live on ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Instant Composers Pool al Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo. Organizzazione Curva Minore Contemporary Sounds 2019.

Read "Instant Composers Pool al Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo. Organizzazione Curva Minore Contemporary Sounds 2019." reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Instant Composers Pool Teatro Garibaldi Palermo 1/11/2019 Il tempo della memoria costituisce la chiave interpretativa di volta per valutare questo magnifico concerto dedicato a Misha Mengelberg, leader carismatico dell'Instant Composers Pool. Il commosso ricordo del geniale pianista, scomparso nel 2017, ha trasfigurato le consuete trame iconoclaste dell'ensemble olandese in pannelli swinganti ...

Meet Andrew Rothman

Read "Meet Andrew Rothman" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Lawyer, audiophile, lifelong arts enthusiast, our newest Super Fan's life plan was to be a classical pianist, until college took him in another direction. But it was two “major epiphanies" (the first time he heard Miles Davis and, later, Bill Evans) that turned him into a jazz Super Fan--such a Super Fan, in fact, that he ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Pasquale Mirra: la rinascita del vibrafono

Read "Pasquale Mirra: la rinascita del vibrafono" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Dopo un paio di decenni di ricerca, di importanti collaborazioni e incisioni che lo hanno portato anche all'estero, il vibrafonista Pasquale Mirra sembra aver raggiunto la piena maturità espressiva ed anche il meritato riconoscimento. Questa estate è presente in un gran numero di festival italiani: dopo essersi esibito a Umbria Jazz in duo con Gianluca Petrella, ...

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Umbria Jazz 2018 - prima parte

Read "Umbria Jazz 2018 - prima parte" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Umbria Jazz Varie sedi Perugia 13-16.07.2018 Seguire Umbria Jazz significa soprattutto frequentare in tutte le ore della giornata i suoi diversi e caratterizzati spazi; sono loro infatti che, all'aperto o al chiuso, con la loro storia, dimensione, accessibilità, sono commisurati a una programmazione differenziata per generi musicali e forza attrattiva dei ...

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Young Jazz Festival

Read "Young Jazz Festival" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Young Jazz Festival 14 Foligno, vari luoghi 17--25.05.2014 Spente le dieci candeline il Young Jazz Festival ha raggiunto una tappa significativa e benaugurale se si considerano i tempi che corrono. Come nelle passate edizioni, una delle scelte caratterizzanti è stata quella di costruire nel tempo iniziative estremamente importanti sotto il ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mosaic Records: Making Jazz History

Read "Mosaic Records: Making Jazz History" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

No one is more astonished by the longevity of Mosaic Records than Michael Cuscuna, the veteran record producer and one-time disc jockey who founded the label together with Charlie Lourie, a former clarinetist who worked in both jazz and classical contexts before becoming an executive at CBS records, Blue Note, and elsewhere. Arguably the premier reissue ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist Terry Klinefelter In Kennett Square On Wed. Feb. 6th!

Pianist Terry Klinefelter In Kennett Square On Wed. Feb. 6th!

Appearing at Kennett Flash—102 Sycamore Alley in Kennett Square—on Wednesday, February 6th, is pianist Terry Klinefelter. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337. Terry Klinefelter is at home with both classical music and jazz. Or as the Philadelphia Inquirer said of her, on the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Terry Klinefelter Group In Kennett Square PA 11/7/12!

Terry Klinefelter Group In Kennett Square PA 11/7/12!

Appearing at Jazz Bridge in Kennett Square! at Kennett Flash-—102 Sycamore Alley in Kennett Square—on November 7th is pianist/composer Terry Klinefelter and her group. One show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 610-745-3011. Jazz Bridge, a 501C public charity that assists area jazz and ...


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