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The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday MBBnights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly residencies in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began "Mingus Mondays" at Jazz Standard where it alternates with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has ten recordings to its credit, seven of which have been nominated for Grammys.

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La Mingus Big Band al Teatro Golden di Palermo

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Mingus Big Band Nomos Jazz Teatro Golden Palermo 18.11.2022. Un concerto esemplare per dimostrare quanto l'arte di Mingus sia policentrica e multiforme, continuando a esercitare un'influenza profonda sulla contemporaneità musicale. Nei brani proposti dalla Mingus Big Band si ritrovano le componenti essenziali dell'estetica mingusiana: chorus esteso, struttura dalla durata indeterminata, ...

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The Django Welcomes Summer With Today’s Premier Swing Band, 15+ Vocalists, And Hot Latin Tuesday Nights

The Django Welcomes Summer With Today’s Premier Swing Band, 15+ Vocalists, And Hot Latin Tuesday Nights

The Django, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, brings another month of stellar jazz by some of the field’s heroes alongside young, emerging artists. Two new albums are released on The Django stage in June: Together Again by the leading swing band, Danny Jonokuchi and The Revisionists (6/8) followed by The Lighting of the Lamps by saxophonist ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations for Charles Mingus, Bessie Smith and More

Read "New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations for Charles Mingus, Bessie Smith and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents a burst of new releases from saxophonists Jessy J and Bill Kirchner (a 2013 live concert featuring Carol Fredette), vocalists Deanne Matley (her tribute to Oscar Peterson), Mark Winkler and a single from Robin McKelle, pianist Lynne Arriale and the USAF Airmen of Note featuring Diane Schuur, with birthday shoutouts to Charles Mingus, ...

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Helen Sung Quartet + 1 at SFJAZZ Center

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Helen Sung Quartet+1 Joe Henderson lab at SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA March 18, 2022 Raised by immigrants from Taiwan in Houston, Texas, Helen Sung does not fit the traditional stereotype of a jazz musician. Sung was set to be a classical pianist, earning her bachelor's and master's degrees in classical ...

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Article: Live Review

Chris Potter Big Band and Quartet at SFJAZZ Center

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Chris Potter Big Band and Quartet CenterSFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA March 17-19, 2022 Widely acclaimed saxophonist Chris Potter needs no introduction. His fans know him as someone who is always expanding and growing. In addition to his recent role as leader of the SFJAZZ Collective, Potter has formed trios and ...

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The Django Announces April Line-Up Including Charles Mingus Centennial Celebrations

The Django Announces April Line-Up Including Charles Mingus Centennial Celebrations

The Django, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with a spectacular April line-up. To commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday (April 22, 2022) of iconic jazz composer/bandleader/bassist Charles Mingus (1922-2022), The Django hosts performances by the Grammy Award-winning Mingus Big Band (April 1, April 11, April 18) and Mingus Orchestra (April ...

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Article: Profile

Johnathan Blake: un batterista ai vertici

Read "Johnathan Blake: un batterista ai vertici" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Accolto tra i lavori migliori dell'anno dalle massime riviste internazionali Homeward Bound, è il quarto disco di Johnathan Blake e il debutto con l'etichetta Blue Note. L'album ha finalmente evidenziato le doti di compositore e leader del 45enne batterista di Philadelphia, figlio del violinista John Blake Jr., noto partner di McCoy Tyner, Archie Shepp, James Newton, ...

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The Django Announces December Schedule Featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith Tributes, Holidays With Duchess, Orrin Evans, New Year's Eve With Houston Person, And More

The Django Announces December Schedule Featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith Tributes, Holidays With Duchess, Orrin Evans, New Year's Eve With Houston Person, And More

The Django, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, offers an impressive month of music with jazz legends and rising stars. Today’s leading artists gather on The Django stage to celebrate NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith in special back-to-back tribute concerts 12/9. Two leading pianists make their Django debut: Benito Gonzalez 12/3 followed by Orrin Evans 12/8 ...

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Downtown's Premier Jazz Club, The Django, Hosts The Return Of Weekly Mingus Big Band Residency

Downtown's Premier Jazz Club, The Django, Hosts The Return Of Weekly Mingus Big Band Residency

Downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, The Django, announced today a new showcase for the music of legendary composer/bassist/bandleader Charles Mingus. Starting in October, Jazz Workshop (the Mingus organization) revived its weekly celebration at The Django with Tuesday night appearances by the Grammy Award- winning Mingus Big Band. (The eclectic Mingus Orchestra will also feature in December). ...


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