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Article: Live Review

Detroit Jazz Festival 2023: A Tribute to a Great Jazz City

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Detroit Jazz Festival 2023 Hart Plaza & Campus Martius Detroit, MI September 1-4, 2023 Opening night is always a gas. Whether it takes the form of the annual rite of spring in baseball, the long anticipated opening of a Broadway play, or for that matter, the opening salvo of a world ...

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Article: In Pictures

Scenes from the 2023 DC Jazz Festival

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An embassy may seem like an unusual place to kick off the 2023 DC Jazz Festival, but it made for a good indication of the international and collaborative atmosphere fostered by the annual event. The DC Jazz Festival opening night at the House of Sweden, the embassy for Sweden and Iceland, began with a ...

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Article: Live Review

Al Di Meola at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

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Al Di Meola Acoustic Trio Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Seattle, WA June 15, 2023 On Thursday June 15th Al Di Meola brought an acoustic trio to Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle to perform a set of flamenco influenced jazz. The musicians in his group included Di Meola playing guitar, Italian flamenco ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Cecil Young: On Coming Home

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The long journey home holds special meaning for all those that brave the elements of their past, and engage them with the clear identity of the present. This is certainly the case for New York-based trumpeter Cecil Young as he sets autumn flight for his native Seattle to perform at the newly founded Seattle Jazz Fellowship. ...

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Article: Live Review

Charles McPherson Quintet at Jazz Alley

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Charles McPherson Quintet Jazz Alley Seattle, WA June 13, 2023 To be fortunate enough to see an artist of the caliber of alto saxophonist/master composer Charles McPherson perform live is a blessing, to be sure. Jazz fans of any age can be recipients of this privilege, though fans who have ...

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Article: Live Review

Brandee Younger Trio at Jazz Alley

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Brandee Younger Trio Jazz Alley Seattle, WA June 6, 2023 The community of innovative and groundbreaking harpists is a small one. All of these visionaries have taken the large, but delicate instrument out of the context of European classical music, and ventured into a variety of genres, most notably, post-bop ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Guitar Shaman Ron Bosse Kicks Off Tour Showcasing Jeff Lorber-Produced Hit Album 'Burning Room Only'

Guitar Shaman Ron Bosse Kicks Off Tour Showcasing Jeff Lorber-Produced Hit Album 'Burning Room Only'

Jazz Improvisation + Rock & Roll Abandon = Deep Thrills Ron Bosse is taking his hit album Burning Room Only on the road with a band featuring jazz fusion pioneer and Grammy Award winner Jeff Lorber, who produced and played keyboards on all tracks on the set. A high-octane instrumental album at the intersection of jazz, ...

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Article: Live Review

Leavenworth Jazz Festival 2023: A First Breath of Mountain Air

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Leavenworth Jazz Festival Leavenworth, WA May 5-7, 2023 The one-hundred-and-twenty-mile journey from the city of Seattle, to the village of Leavenworth, WA is one of perilous beauty and wonderment. Once arriving in the town of Monroe at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, Highway 2 east rises majestically over the Cascade summit ...

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Article: Live Review

Billy Childs Quartet at Jazz Alley

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Billy Childs Quartet Jazz Alley Seattle WA May 2, 2023 The crowd was not large upon arriving at Seattle's landmark club, Jazz Alley. At first, one would surmise that this was surprising, considering the career of pianist/composer Billy Childs. After all, he has been the recipient of five Grammy awards, from ...

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Article: What is Jazz?

Seattle Jazz Fellowship: How One Week Told the Story of a Jazz Nonprofit's First Year

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When jny: Seattle-based trumpeter Thomas Marriott announced the founding of a new 501(c)3 nonprofit to support the local jazz scene in his hometown, both the enormity of its possibilities and its challenges merged front and center in the collective mind of the Seattle jazz community. Over the past decade, the city had lost its ...


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