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News: Recording

'Rise Up' Calls For Social Change And Convincingly Urges The Listener To Act Now

'Rise Up' Calls For Social Change And Convincingly Urges The Listener To Act Now

Lydia Salett Dudley is a major musical force. She leads Jazz Xpressions, a versatile group based in Raleigh, North Carolina that frequently blurs the lines between creative jazz, grooving r&b and gospel music. Her latest recording, Rise Up, is the result of a grant for female jazz bandleaders from Chamber Music America that included a mentorship ...

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Article: Chats with Cats

Jazz With A Purpose: Franco Nannucci

Read "Jazz With A Purpose: Franco Nannucci" reviewed by B.D. Lenz


Sometimes it takes someone from the outside to shake up an industry. The case could be made that Franco Nannucci is just that sort of person who could shake up the jazz business. With his background as a successful textile entrepreneur, he's somehow made his way into the music business rubbing shoulders with top musicians, producers, ...

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Article: Live Review

Branford Marsalis at the Knight Theater

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Branford MarsalisRomare Bearden Revealed Knight Theater Charlotte, North CarolinaMay 16, 2023 On September 3, 2003, Grammy Award winning saxophonist, Branford Marsalis released Romare Bearden Revealed. The album was a collaborative effort with the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. The gallery's exhibit, The Art of Romare Bearden, was ...

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News: Recording

Hugh Hopper Of Soft Machine’s Legacy Enhanced With The Re-Release Of 'Jazzloops' And 'The Stolen Hour,' Featuring His Soft Machine Bandmates – Out Now!

Hugh Hopper Of Soft Machine’s Legacy Enhanced With The Re-Release Of 'Jazzloops' And 'The Stolen Hour,' Featuring His Soft Machine Bandmates – Out Now!

Hugh Hopper was a key member of Soft Machine and an accomplished solo artist but passed away in 2009. His legacy is now being celebrated with the re-release of two of his solo albums which had been hard to find until now. Both Jazzloops and The Stolen Hour feature his Soft Machine bandmates guesting throughout including: ...

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Article: Live Review

Itai Kriss & Telavana At The Jazz Room

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Itai Kriss & Telavana The Jazz Room Charlotte, NC October 14, 2022 Flutist/composer Itai Kriss brought his world music fusion to the Jazz Room to inaugurate its 17th concert season. The set opened with a new, unrecorded tune with the Cuban groove that characterizes most of Kriss' music. Kriss and trumpeter ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Wayne Krantz, Keith Carlock, Tim Lefebvre, Aka KCL Kicks Off Tour Next Week In New York City

Wayne Krantz, Keith Carlock, Tim Lefebvre, Aka KCL Kicks Off Tour Next Week In New York City

KCL, aka Wayne Krantz (Steely Dan, Michael Brecker), Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Toto), Tim Lefebvre (Tedeschi Trucks, David Bowie) are a genre-defying iconic band firmly positioned at the vanguard of their craft, pushing their stylistic roots in rock, jazz, fusion & blues beyond their boundaries. Cutting live recordings from the club and posting them online in ...

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Daniel Ferreira

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Born in Hollywood, FL, Daniel showed an interest in music at an early age and was gifted his first drum kit at the age of 10. He immediately fell in love with the instrument and joined the band programs in middle and high school, where he was a part of the marching band, percussion ensemble, wind ensemble, and jazz band. He went on to win multiple superior awards at the state level and first place at competitions and participated in All-County and All-District Honor bands. Daniel has competed with the WGI indoor percussion ensemble Revelation Percussion and was a semi-finalist at the 2017 Percussion World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Daniel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he finished with a B.M

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Is Led at Neighborhood Theatre

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Jazz Is Led Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC January 7, 2022 There is a history of jazz-oriented covers of rock bands, especially of the jam-oriented ones with an improvisational practice that is at least somewhat jazz-compatible. Jazz Is Dead has been interpreting the music of the Grateful Dead off and on since ...

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Jua

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Incredible how it’s been over ten years since Jua Howard was making quite a name for himself in neo-soul circles, crooning in velvety tenor tones reminiscent of Luther Vandross and Donny Hathaway in clubs from New York City to London. “Anticipation”, his 2007 self-released debut CD of mostly original mid-tempo tunes and ballads, was picking up play on Smooth Jazz and R&B stations. Yet Jua, who uses only his first name professionally (Swahili for “sun”), was having second thoughts about his musical direction. The Chicago-born singer says, “With the R&B neo-soul scene, everything started to sound the same.” While living in the Washington D.C

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Article: Meet the Staff

Meet La-Faithia White

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I currently live in: I currently live in High Point, North Carolina. High Point is famously the childhood home of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, and more recently of American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino. I joined All About Jazz in: 2018. Why did you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I began ...


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