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Meet Kenny Barron

Read "Meet Kenny Barron" reviewed by Craig Jolley

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in March 2001. Jazz Education I recently retired from Rutgers University. Right now I teach piano one day a week at Manhattan School of Music. In September I'll be teaching at the new jazz program at Julliard. I've taught David Sanchez and ...

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Marc Nelson

Welcome to the homepage of Marc Nelson! Marc is a Philly native and founding member of Boys II Men. He has had a stellar career in the R&B world with two successful solo projects (I Want You, 15 Minutes) and a group effort with a 90's band called Az Yet (Last Night). He is moving into the world of jazz with a beautiful cover of the 1968 Grady Tate classic, Sack Full of Dreams. He is accompanied by some of the best musicians on the planet including Ray Angry on Piano, Christian McBride on Bass, & Jerome Jennings on Drums. Marc has quite an interesting backstory. His high school days were spent learning everything from American History to Music Theory alongside Joey DeFrancesco, and Christian McBride, as well as the current bandleader on The Tonight Show, Questlove

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Essential Michael Brecker

Read "Essential Michael Brecker" reviewed by Jason West

This article was originally published at All About Jazz in November 1999. Michael Brecker's contributions to music are generous and, like the pregnant ideas that flow from his tenor horn, they continue to grow. At 50, the saxophonist has found acceptance in a wide variety of musical settings, having performed with pop stars like ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Latin-Infused Jazz Duo Ariella Announce October 1st Virtual Tour Via Veeps

Latin-Infused Jazz Duo Ariella Announce October 1st Virtual Tour Via Veeps

With a fervor for blues, jazz and vintage soul, enigmatic duo, ARIELLA, passionately transcend boundaries, transporting listeners to the heart of what makes music timeless. It’s a fluid daydream, seeping. With elegant vocals by the charismatic Ariella McManus, a singer with emotional depth and a songwriter rich with breadth, she eloquently combines stunning melodies with infectious ...

Maci Miller

Somewhere near the intersection of Norah Jones and Billie Holiday, you will find Philadelphia’s soulful and stylish singer, Maci Miller. Whether she’s interpreting the Great American Songbook or her own compositions, Maci captivates and entertains audiences around the globe with her unique vocal blend of jazz, pop, and blues.

As a young girl, Maci discovered her grandparent’s vast collection of vinyl, and after studying every great artist from Ella to Ellington, she honed her vocal skills and made her debut in local clubs and at special events.

On recordings and live on stage, Maci has worked with some of the greatest in the business, including trumpeter Steve Jankowski (Nile Rodgers, Chicago), saxophonist Larry McKenna (Woody Herman, Buddy DeFranco), Dean Schneider (former M.D

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Tom Lawton: Not Less Than Everything

Read "Tom Lawton: Not Less Than Everything" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Not known, because not looked for But heard, half-heard, in the stillness Between two waves of the sea. Quick now, here, now, always-- A condition of complete simplicity (Costing not less than everything) --T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets; “Little Gidding" This poetic quotation ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One Available Now!

Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One Available Now!

Quietly working behind the scenes for almost five years, the Philadelphia Jazz Project has assembled Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated: Volume One—a colorful collection of memories and historical accounts about some of the amazing people, places and things that abound in the Philadelphia story. As part of our work with the Philadelphia Jazz Project, we encourage the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bassist Nicholas Krolak Inspires Listeners To Find And Use One’s Voice To Impact The World Around Oneself With His Sophomore Album, 'Voice = Power.

Bassist Nicholas Krolak Inspires Listeners To Find And Use One’s Voice To Impact The World Around Oneself With His Sophomore Album, 'Voice = Power.

Bassist, composer, and lyricist Nicholas Krolak is no stranger to the complexities of the modern world in which we live. As a musician, Krolak understands it is not enough for him to merely preserve tradition, but it is not possible to move forward without it. As a person, he understands the dual necessity of walking in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Collaborative Jazz Trio Multi Mansions Releases Its Debut Album, Vehicles, On May 8th

Vehicle (noun) a thing used to express, embody, or fulfill something. The collaborative Avant-jazz trio, MULTI MANSIONS, are releasing their debut album, vehicles, on Earth Day 2020 to all streaming and digital platforms. A band that started as a sonic homage to late great Avant-guitar hero Sonny Sharrock, MULTI MANSIONS’ debut showcases a band poised to ...

NEWS: WEBSITE

WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia To Feature Artists Who Upload their Livestream events to Jazz Near You

WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia To Feature Artists Who Upload their Livestream events to Jazz Near You

Jazz Near You's effort to promote livestream jazz events has received an added boost thanks to a collaboration with WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia. In addition to accessing livestream events from the Jazz Near You website, the weekly Jazz Near You newsletter, the Jazz Near You app, and from external websites & blogs that embed the ...


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