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Lauren White Brings Jazz and Noir "Out of the Past"

05/27/16    Albums

Lauren White Brings Jazz and Noir "Out of the Past"

Travis Rogers

I always loved film noir with the smooth gangsters and crime bosses, the usually broke but noble detectives and those gorgeous women who get you in trouble or got you killed but were, ultimately, to die for, anyway. I loved it when Jon Anderson wrote...

"Back Home" by Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra

05/27/16    Albums

"Back Home" by Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra

Travis Rogers

Back Home (MAMA Records MAA1050) is Socrates Garcia’s debut album and it filled with the “Latin Jazz with a Dominican tinge” that one would hope to find on this great Dominican composer’s album. It has been called “a musical journey back to his roots” and...

Daria Takes Us Down to "Strawberry Fields Forever"

05/27/16    Albums

Daria Takes Us Down to "Strawberry Fields Forever"

Travis Rogers

I’m glad Daria called the album Strawberry Fields Forever; Songs by the Beatles (OA2 Records 22129). That subtitle offers Daria some creative latitude to reinterpret as she sees fit and desires to do. That is to say, she does not sing the Beatles’ classics...

Claude Diallo - Across the World on a Passionate Musical Journey

05/27/16    Community Articles

Claude Diallo - Across the World on a Passionate Musical Journey

Fernando Rodriguez

Claude Diallo has established himself among the jazz pianists of his generation and regularly performs solo piano or with his trio Claude Diallo Situation. He has to date recorded 15 CD´s and keeps a very busy schedule between composing, and playing in New...

05/26/16    Community Articles

‘Jazz Education-is-Cool-in-the-School’

Howard Bankhead

I believe that jazz has a quality and science along with wholesome images and family values that are benefits to our society. The goal is to apply unique approaches in presenting jazz to the target marketplace to: • Positively affect the lives of youth...

05/25/16    Community Articles

PREVIEW: THE SEVENTH ANNUAL OCEAN CITY BEACH (NC) JAZZ FESTIVAL SET TO SIZZLE!! by LARRY RENI THOMAS

Larry Reni Thomas

The Seventh Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016, and Sunday, July 3. 2016. from 5 pm until 8 pm, both days. Scheduled performers on Saturday, are: Texas-based vocalist Ashleigh E. Smith, Detroit native flute...

Chat Noir Re-Imagines the Piano Trio On New RareNoise Outing "Nine Thoughts For One Word"

05/25/16    Community Articles

Chat Noir Re-Imagines the Piano Trio On New RareNoise Outing "Nine Thoughts For One Word"

Antje Huebner

On Nine Thoughts for One Word, their sixth recording overall and second for London-based RareNoise Records, the two founding members, pianist Michele Cavallari and bassist Luca Fogagnolo, are joined in their further explorations by electronic...

Todd Clouser Joins Forces With Members Of Abraxas On RareNoise Debut And Powerhouse Project MAGNET ANIMALS' BUTTERFLY KILLER

05/25/16    Albums

Todd Clouser Joins Forces With Members Of Abraxas On RareNoise Debut And Powerhouse Project MAGNET ANIMALS' BUTTERFLY KILLER

Antje Huebner

Todd Clouser joins forces with drummer Jorge Servin and the potent one-two punch of Abraxas guitarist Eyal Maoz and bassist Shanir Blumenkranz in forming Magnet Animals.

M.O.D. TECHNOLOGIES Releases FUNKCRONOMIC featuring Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Karsh Kale (Digital Incunabula Series)

05/25/16    Community Articles

M.O.D. TECHNOLOGIES Releases FUNKCRONOMIC featuring Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Karsh Kale (Digital Incunabula Series)

Antje Huebner

Funkcronomic features iconic, influential P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell, ikonoklast bassist / producer, Bill Laswell with drumming by renown Indian DJ / producer Karsh Kale. Five post modern old school / new school funk based instrumental...

PREVIEW: SPOLETO 2016 LOOKS LIKE JAZZ HEAVEN!! by LARRY RENI THOMAS

05/25/16    Community Articles

PREVIEW: SPOLETO 2016 LOOKS LIKE JAZZ HEAVEN!! by LARRY RENI THOMAS

Larry Reni Thomas

Jazz music lovers are thoroughly excited, smiling and extremely happy about the jazz lineup at the upcoming 40th Annual Spoleto Festival USA, in beautiful, scenic, historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The 17-day (May 26-June 12, 2016) festival...

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