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Branford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Spanish Harlem Orchestra all headed to KC

The dates are set, the contracts are signed, and now it’s in your hands. The jazz concert lineups for fall and beyond are taking shape, and this is …

Jazz

Stage Gone Long - The American Interest

<b>Colin Fleming</b> writes for <i>Rolling Stone</i>, the <i>Washington Post</i>, and <i>Sports Illustrated</i>, and is a regular guest on NPR’s <i>Weekend Edition</i> and the author of <i>The</i> …

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'Here Come The Girls'... Again

The 1971 single "Here Come the Girls" is just over three minutes of unbridled exuberance. An homage to women everywhere, the song begins with a military-style drumbeat and escalates into a polyrhythmic to-do. Its vibe is early New Orleans funk — Afro-Caribbean, brass-happy — and, despite the …

Dolly Parton

Dolores Ferdinand Marsalis Dies at 80

Dolores Ferdinand Marsalis, the matriarch of a family considered New Orleans musical royalty including husband Ellis Jr. and sons Branford, Delfeayo, …

Wynton Marsalis

Esperanza Spalding brings her best diva brilliance to the Philadelphia Orchestra - and some great shoes

Judging a diva by her shoes is a perfectly legitimate litmus test: Self-presentation is part of their art and who she is. So when jazz singer/bassist …

Philadelphia

1600 foto dei più importanti jazzisti di sempre, tutte in free download ad altissima definizione

Tempo fa vi avevamo parlato della presa di posizione della <b>Biblioteca del Congresso</b> statunitense nei confronti degli archivi online. Seguendo …

Quincy Jones launches dedicated Jazz TV Channel

Jan Kincaid and Dawn Joseph have left to start a new group: MF Robots<p>The Grammy winning bass legend has five shows nationwide next week<p>The Civil …

Jazz

CD REVIEW: Sean Jones - <i>Live from Jazz at the Bistro</i

<b>Sean Jones - Live from Jazz at the Bistro<br>(Mack Avenue MAC1111. CD Review by Peter Jones)</b><p>Cool and restrained, that’s the default style of modern …

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Quincy Jones to launch Qwest TV, first streaming service dedicated to jazz

This fall, music icon Quincy Jones is set to launch the world's first-ever video-on-demand service dedicated to jazz music and jazz-inspired music …

Jazz

Acclaimed Cuban Jazz Pianist, Dayramir Gonzalez, To Release "The Grand Concourse" Ep July 21, 2017

Gonzalez’s bravado-infused pianism naturally extends the brilliant legacy of Cuban jazz pianists. --LA Weekly<p>Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, pianist …

Jazz

VF Mix 99: Herbie Hancock by Byron The Aquarius

July 20, 2017 In Features, VF Mixes<p><b>The chameleonic sound of Herbie Hancock.</b><p>Few artists have transcended popular music in the last fifty years like …

Jazz

BRIC JazzFest to Return With a Marathon and Maceo Parker

BRIC is best known for its Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, a summer concert series in Prospect Park. But this October, for the third year in a row, the organization will also present the BRIC JazzFest, featuring a range of education and audience-engagement events as well as a three-day concert …

BRICS

Jon Batiste Fashions A Soulful New 'Battle Hymn' For The Atlantic

"The Battle Hymn of the Republic," a quintessentially American invention, first appeared as a poem on the cover of <i>The Atlantic Monthly</i>, in February 1862. Now, on a commission from the magazine, Jon Batiste — the effervescent pianist, vocalist and educator, as well as the bandleader on <i>The Late Show</i> …

Music

10 of the best John Coltrane tracks

The great saxophonist died 50 years ago this week. Here are 10 of his finest moments

Jazz

Jazz Notes: Passing the Newport Jazz Festival Baton from Founder George Wein to New Artistic Director Christian McBride

<b>By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, July 19, 2017</b><p>As the new artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival, Christian McBride has put his stamp on …

Festivals

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The Best Of What's Next

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The Best Of What's Next

Jazz

John Kelly on Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue - it's kind of beautiful

<b>John Kelly writes for Culture about the Albums That Will Save Your Life...</b><p>Miles Davis, in his own whispered words, "changed music five or six times." …

Jazz

Brand New Heavies confirm split

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 3:04pm<p>Jan Kincaid and Dawn Joseph have left to start a new group: MF Robots<p>Two members of the Brand New Heavies have …

Identity

Jazz great John Coltrane celebrated in Huntington

Though John Coltrane died 50 years ago this week, the jazz legend’s legacy is as potent as ever. And organizers of Coltrane Day 2017 on Saturday at …

Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding has found a new creative home base in Philly

Esperanza Spalding isn’t being allowed to slip away from Philadelphia.<p>The four-time Grammy-winning jazz singer/bassist’s custom-crafted Philadelphia …

Music Review: Taj Mahal Keb Mo

It's almost 50 years since Taj Mahal released his debut album which was a blinder.<br>Keb Mo (Kevin Moore) has also been musically active since the early …

Music

Billie Holiday in 20 Songs

According to The Chairman of the Board, “With a few exceptions every major pop singer in the US during her generation has been touched in some way by …

Jazz

El jazz en femenino de Woman to Woman deslumbra en Vitoria

Cécile McLorin Salvant destaca en un proyecto compuesto únicamente por mujeres<p>La clausura de la edición de este año del festival de jazz de Vitoria …

The Man they Called ‘Trane

<b>John Coltrane</b> died on 17 July 1967 having given more to jazz in his 40 years than many who live a much longer life. His music has been an inspiration …

Jazz

Ravi Coltrane, Danilo Pérez and Phronesis make for a memorable Montreal Jazz Fest

Montreal Jazz Festival is a family affair, two thirds of the 500-plus shows take place outside in often purpose-built public spaces where the massed …

Pizza Express Live

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)<p>Simone Craddock and her trio hit The Pheasantry for one swinging night of Ella Fitzgerald centennial celebrations! West End …

Jazz

Such Sweet Thunder: inside Duke Ellington's literary world

<b>A crucial but frequently overlooked aspect of Duke Ellington's creative life was his engagement with literature. From Shakespeare to Steinbeck,</b> …

Jazz

Chasin' the Trane: Guitarists Remember John Coltrane

It’s possible, if not likely, that we are living in a time when nothing matters less than the musical legacy of a Jazz musician, that discussing the …

Jazz

Meet Kamasi Washington, the Sax Genius Who Helped Kendrick Lamar Craft "To Pimp a Butterfly"

Rising cosmic saxophone explorer Kamasi Washington is the most exciting new figure in jazz in decades. Here, he breaks down his work on Kendrick Lamar's opus and talks about making his own breakthrough album, "The Epic"--all while playing a ferocious trio version of his composition "Final Thought"

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