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Lionel Loueke: Close Your Eyes

Read "Close Your Eyes" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Three short seasons and fifteen releases into Newvelle Records' vinyl subscription service, guitarist Lionel Loueke is the first artist to be featured a second time as a leader/co-leader. The Benin-born Loueke holds a Jazz Performance degree from Berklee and has played with many top artists including his mentor Herbie Hancock, George Garzone, Wayne Shorter, Charlie Haden ...


Article: Album Review

Renee Rosnes: Beloved of The Sky

Read "Beloved of The Sky" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

For those not familiar with the Tyner-esque bop flourish and Horace Silver-like subtlety of Canadian pianist/composer Renee Rosnes, then the rollicking Beloved of the Sky may be the disc to begin the discovery. Recorded live at NY's Smoke club, the recording features the free-swinging quintet of Rosnes, saxophonist Chris Potter (who is especially frisky and acrobatic ...

Article: Live Review

Il SF Jazz Collective al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

Read "Il SF Jazz Collective al Teatro Manzoni di Milano" reviewed by Rosarita Crisafi

SF Jazz Collective Aperitivo in Concerto Teatro Manzoni Milano 30.10.2016 Una strepitosa apertura di stagione per Aperitivo In Converto, la rassegna milanese che propone dei matinée domenicali con i maggiori protagonisti della scena jazz contemporanea internazionale. La 32^ edizione è partita il 30 ottobre con l'ennesimo tutto esaurito. Sul ...


News: Video / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Avishai Cohen's Triveni reimagines standards

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Avishai Cohen's Triveni reimagines standards

This week, our video spotlight shines on trumpeter Avishai Cohen, who will be in St. Louis to perform for one night only this Thursday, May 21 at Jazz at the Bistro. Cohen will be playing with his group Triveni, a trio with bassist Omer Avital and drummer Nasheet Waits that plays stripped-down versions of well-known songs ...


Article: Live Review

Bill Charlap-Renee Rosnes at Musical Instrument Museum

Read "Bill Charlap-Renee Rosnes at Musical Instrument Museum" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Bill Charlap-Renee Rosnes Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix, Arizona June 4, 2014 Facing each other at a nestled pair of nine-foot concert grand pianos, Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes combined their 20 fingers for a compelling concert that didn't rely solely on the Great American Songbook. While there was a bit of ...


News: Performance / Tour

Segerstrom Center, Orange County, CA, Announces 2011-12 Jazz Schedule

Segerstrom Center, Orange County, CA, Announces 2011-12 Jazz Schedule

The 2011-12 jazz season for Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, California, kicks off Sept. 25 with the appearance of tenor sax great Sonny Rollins. Appearing here with his quintet, Rollins is one of the few pillars from the golden era of jazz 60 years ago. Following, Oct. 21 and 22, at the center ...


Article: Interview

Josh Roseman: Reimagining the Constellations

Read "Josh Roseman: Reimagining the Constellations" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Josh Roseman is a busy man. Extremely busy. He's also an extremely bright one, which is good because otherwise one might pause to consider whether, with all those activities, he is wearing himself too thin. Turns out he is spreading wide, but nothing about him or his many pursuits is thin. Especially not his creativity.


Article: Interview

Stefon Harris: Authenticity and Audacity

Read "Stefon Harris: Authenticity and Audacity" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Authenticity is a special word for vibraphone wizard Stefon Harris when it comes to his art, which springs from the tradition of jazz music, but is approached through a modern lens that takes into account the sounds and perspective of 2009. He has enough audacity--also a special word for Harris--to say it clearly, to ...


News: Award / Grant

2009 JJA Jazz Awards Winners

2009 JJA Jazz Awards Winners

Drumroll, please! And the winners of the 2009 Jazz Journalist Association (JJA) awards are... Top Honors 1. Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Lee Konitz 2. Musician of the Year Sonny Rollins 3. Composer of the Year Maria Schneider 4. Up and Coming Artist of the Year Esperanza ...


News: Award / Grant

JJA's 13th Annual Jazz Awards - Join Us!

JJA's 13th Annual Jazz Awards - Join Us!

Mark your calendar! 13th Annual JJA Jazz Awards June 16, 2009 3:00-6:00pm at The Jazz Standard 116 E. 27th Street New York, NY Join us at the JJA's 13th Annual Jazz Awards as we... Announce our 2009 award winners (see nominees below) Honor winners and nominees ...


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