12/05/10

Jazz News & Stories From Around the World

A round-up of this week’s interesting stories about jazz, from around the world

Here are some interesting jazz-related stories and profiles we saw in newspapers, magazines and web sites from all around the world.

Larry Blumenfeld profiles Fred Hersch for the Wall Street Journal.

Ben Ratliff profiles promoter Adam Schatz in the New York Times.

In a piece for the Chicago Tribune, Howard Reich previews documentary film about Dave Brubeck, produced by Bruce Ricker and Clint Eastwood, airing on TCM on Brubeck’s 90th birthday.

Esperanza Spalding basks in her post-Grammy nomination glory in Entertainment Weekly. Even she doesn’t think she can win in the New Artist category against Justin Bieber and Drake. But, as they always say, it’s an honor to be nominated.

In a travel piece for the Washington Post, Ambrose Clancy writes about a few lesser known jazz clubs in New York City, as if venturing into a foreign land.

And on the radio this past week:

In archival show originally recorded in 2001, Willie Nelson appears on Piano Jazz show with Marian McPartland.

In the Piano Jazz show airing after that, singer-songwriter Nellie McKay sits down with guest host Michael Feinstein to play and talk about the Great American Songbook.

Gary Smulyan pays tribute to the music of Pepper Adams and the Hot Club of Detroit performs at the Detroit International Jazz Festival, in a broadcast for JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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