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News: Recording

'LYVELIFE' By The Julian Hartwell Project - Available Now!

'LYVELIFE' By The Julian Hartwell Project - Available Now!

The long-awaited follow-up to their 2015 debut, The Julian Hartwell Project returns with a bold, collaboration-heavy concept album with LYVELIFE, out March 12, 2021. Initially conceived as an EP and subsequently crowdfunded by a small but loyal fanbase, LYVELIFE has since morphed into the most ambitious undertaking yet from pianist, composer, & bandleader Julian Hartwell.  With ...

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Article: Interview

Dave Liebman: Placing Free Jazz and the Avant Garde in Musical and Historical Perspective

Read "Dave Liebman: Placing Free Jazz and the Avant Garde in Musical and Historical Perspective" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Like free jazz, this interview arose spontaneously from an informal “how are you doin'" telephone conversation between saxophonist Dave Liebman and All About Jazz contributor Vic Schermer. Schermer phoned Liebman to compliment him on his new e-book The Art of Skill: Establishing the Mindset for Unleashing the Music Inside You published by Michael Lake, and how ...

Musician

Wack Cheddar

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Philadelphia’s own, Wack Cheddar, brings the party to every show with their blend of classic, soulful funk and sophisticated modern jazz. The band draws inspiration from artists like James Brown, Lettuce, Wayne Krantz, and Led Zeppelin. The band was formed in 2017 by drummer John Venezia, who sought to create a musical collective of his friends from college and his hometown. The group includes some of Philadelphia’s and NYC finest musicians: Nathaniel Hawk (keyboards), Phil Anthony (Electric Bass), Nick LombardelliI (Trombone/Keyboards), Anthony Nigro (Alto Sax) and Joe Lockwood (Trumpet)

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News: Recording

Trombonist And Vocalist Hailey Brinnel Brings New Life To Hidden Gems Of The Heyday Of The Swing Era With Her Debut Album, 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles'

Trombonist And Vocalist Hailey Brinnel Brings New Life To Hidden Gems Of The Heyday Of The Swing Era With Her Debut Album, 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles'

Described as “a versatile talent on so many levels of expression” with “amazing control and grace” by legendary saxophonist Dick Oatts, and as writing “inspired arrangements” that “serve as the perfect channel to highlight her extraordinary talent, with a seamless reverence for tradition and unique, fresh style that keeps the music swinging” by DIVA Jazz Orchestra ...

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News: Radio

DDCF Launches Jazz Media Lab with Five Leaders in Jazz Radio

DDCF Launches Jazz Media Lab with Five Leaders in Jazz Radio

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) today announced the launch of the Jazz Media Lab, through which some of the country’s most dynamic and forward-thinking nonprofit jazz radio stations will receive more than $1.3 million to participate in a program aimed at bolstering their individual strength and collective resilience as essential players in the jazz ecosystem. ...

Musician

Nick Lombardelli

Nick Lombardelli is a lifelong musician and proud Philadelphian. Nick graduated from The University of the Arts, obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies in 2015 and his Master of Arts in Teaching degree in 2016. Nick has the privilege of performing with many great musicians in the Philadelphia area and beyond, including Ben Folds, Jamie Cullum, Cory Wong, Nestor Torres, Orrin Evans, Pablo Batista, The Larry McKenna Jazz Orchestra, The Jack Saint Clair Orchestra, The Philly POPS, and The Chancel Choir of The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Nick has also had the privilege of writing for The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Philly POPS Big Band, The Mason Brothers, The University Of The Arts, First Presbyterian Church, and more

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Article: Interview

Remembering Lester Bowie

Read "Remembering Lester Bowie" reviewed by Lazaro Vega


From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in December 1999. Lester Bowie played several concerts and made one so far un-issued recording in the late 1990's with Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio plus poetess Ntozake Shange. The evening of grooves, improvisation and poetry came to Grand Rapids, Michigan, in ...

Musician

Paul Colombo

Paul Colombo is a musician based outside of Philadelphia, PA, USA. Paul is a versatile guitarist, composer and vocalist who has performed and recorded with Grammy winners such as Neil Sedaka, Peter Nero, and The Delfonics and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. He has been touted for his "virtuoso guitar playing" and "well-traveled artistry". (Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, May 2011).

Paul has also performed with The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, among others, the Philly Pops, played numerous national tours of Broadway shows at Hershey Theatre where he has been the first call guitarist there for twenty years, and was nominated for an excellence in teaching award at a local college

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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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Article: Live Review

Mary Ellen Desmond: 'Comfort and Joy' 2020 Virtual Stream

Read "Mary Ellen Desmond: 'Comfort and Joy' 2020 Virtual Stream" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Mary Ellen Desmond Comfort and Joy: Virtual Stream Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany Philadelphia, PA December 13, 2020 In the course of two decades as a jazz reviewer in Philadelphia, it has often been my pleasure to hear Mary Ellen Desmond sing, and for ...


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