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Duke Ellington’s Faith | Ted Gioia

I’m told that two different TV series are in development about jazz and prostitution in New Orleans. That kind of combination is irresistible to the …

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Blue Note jazzes up menu for spring

If you're heading to Beijing's Qianmen area this weekend for a jazzy night at one of Chick Corea's shows, it's also a good time to try Blue Note's …

Foodies

Jon Batiste and Wynton Marsalis Prize John Lewis, and Each Other

By the time Jon Batiste arrived at Spotify’s studios near Union Square on a recent evening, the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis had commandeered his seat at the piano.<p>Mr. Batiste, who had hustled across town after taping that day’s episode of “The Late Show,” where he is Stephen Colbert’s musical foil, …

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JazzBuffalo to Host Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day in April

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Since 2002, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has been promoting this month-long celebration …

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Celebrating Bakersfield’s love of jazz

Thirty-one years ago, a CSUB music professor and composer coordinated a jazz festival in conjunction with Bakersfield College. Despite some early …

Buck Hill, saxophonist and D.C. ‘local legend,’ dies at 90

Buck Hill, a renowned saxophonist and mainstay of the Washington jazz scene for more than 60 years and who was known as the “Wailing Mailman” for his day job with the U.S. Postal Service, died March 20 at his home in Greenbelt, Md. He was 90.<p>A daughter, Robin Hill, confirmed the death and said her …

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Sunny Wilkinson’s last show at Hillsdale to feature the jazz music of Joni Mitchell

The Hillcats, Hillsdale’s faculty jazz band, will perform “The Music of Joni Mitchell,” from her iconic “Big Yellow Taxi Cab” to her later jazz work …

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A guide to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Jonas Gwangwa and Judith Sephuma<p>Kamasi Washington. Picture: SUPPLIED<p>Dope Saint Jude<p>Tom Misch<p>Taylor McFerrin<p>Gretchen Parlato<p>Digable Planets

Festivals

Branford Marsalis among 4th wave of artists announced for 2017 Newport Jazz Festival

Presenting a healthy dose of straight-ahead jazz, world music, turntable magic and visit from Broadway, Producer/Founder George Wein and Artistic …

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Eliane Elias: Dance of Time review – sultry vocals, scintillating piano

(Concord)<p>As a vocalist, the Brazilian Eliane Elias radiates as much starry smooth-jazzy hipness as Diana Krall, but as an improvising pianist she’s in a different league: a wellspring of polished bebop lines and skittish flourishes. Jazz hardliners might shy away from the purr of her sultry vocal …

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Larry Carlton - Hope you enjoy!

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Diana Krall Will Have Fans Falling for Her All Over Again with New Single ‘L-O-V-E’

Diana Krall‘s new music will have fans falling for her all over again.<p>The jazz singer will release her new song “L-O-V-E” this week, and PEOPLE has …

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Movie Review: I Called Him Morgan examines one of jazz’s most macabre stories

One of the most macabre tales in the annals of jazz is the death of the hard-bop trumpeter Lee Morgan in 1972. Morgan, one of the virtuosos of the stylistic explosion that followed postwar bebop, was shot in the chest during a late-night gig at the already notorious Lower East Side club Slugs’ …

Movie Reviews

Jaco Pastorius - Truth, Liberty & Soul - Live in NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording

<b>3-LP Available April 22nd as a Record Store Day Exclusive!</b><br>Limited Edition 3-LP, 180-gram<br>Price: $69.98<br>Find your participating store: …

Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald's life and music to be celebrated in concert

The life and music of Ella Fitzgerald is set to be celebrated in a special concert at Hackney Empire Theatre in London next month.<p>The show will also …

Reimagining Charlie Parker for the operatic stage

Since the launch nearly five years ago of Lyric Unlimited — the community outreach, education and artistic initiative wing of Lyric Opera — Chicago audiences have been treated to mariachi operas, a children's opera and an ecology-themed opera. The aim has been to pull a younger, more diverse public …

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Joshua Redman to play six gigs with Still Dreaming quartet

Joshua Redman is hardly the first jazz musician to wrestle with the legacy of an illustrious parent. But the Berkeley saxophone star’s sudden rise to …

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Danilo Pérez, Christian Scott and Gonzalo Rubalcaba majestic and magnetic at Haiti’s Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince

<b>Port-au-Prince</b> is one of the most intoxicating places I've ever been. The Haitian capital is filthy and utterly dysfunctional – one vast, chaotic …

Vinyl liaison for lost Thelonious Monk LP for Record Store Day release

<b>Thelonious Monk</b>'s only ever soundtrack recording, for the provocative 1959 French feature film <i>Les Liaisons Dangereuses</i>, is set to be released in its …

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Louis Armstrong Legacy Series

Exploring Count Basie: The King Of Swing

In conjunction with the GRAMMY Museum's exhibit <i>Count Basie: The King Of Swing</i> (closing April 16), the Museum is thrilled to present an intimate …

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Chasing Trane : The John Coltrane Documentary To Get US Theatrical Release

The acclaimed film, <i>Chasing Trane : The John Coltrane Documentary</i> will have its theatrical premiere at the IFC Center in New York on 14 April 2017 …

Just Who Was Gil Evans?

Born in 1912 in Toronto, Canada, Gil Evans’ mother married a miner named John A. Evans following the death of her son’s father. The family travelled …

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Dream of the Elders

Dave Holland's bands are famous for their energetic performances, fabulous interplay, extraordinary instrumental skills, and group's unity. …

Music

Daymé Arocena: Cubafonia review – Cuba's finest vocalist brings crossover thrills

(Brownswood recordings)<p>Still in her mid-20s, Daymé Arocena is Cuba’s finest young female singer, a lady with a powerful, versatile style and enormous crossover potential. Her only problem until now is that her songwriting has not quite matched her remarkable voice, but her second solo album helps …

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Review: Danilo Perez leads provocative tribute to jazz giants at Orchestra Hall

Not all celebrations are loud, raucous and overbearing.<p>Some are subtle, sophisticated and sublime, such as the one Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez led Friday night in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center.<p>Titled "Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Ella, Mongo and Monk," the event marked a remarkable …

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Five Unmissable Acts at Jazz in the Gardens 2017

Five acts you won't want to miss at Jazz in the Gardens.<p>For the past decade, music lovers from all over South Florida have gathered for <b>Jazz in the</b> …

Music

Aberdeen hosts jazz musician Curtis Stigers

Sign up to our Lifestyle newsletter<p>Natasha Mckim finds out the great inspirations of jazz musician Curtis Stigers.<p>Most people will know Curtis …

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