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12/13/14    Community Articles

"Pretty, Perky" Peggy King: Back on Top After Too Long an Absence

Bruce Klauber

After a 40-year retirement, this 84-year old songstress is wowing audiences of all ages all over again.

50 of the Top Jazz CDs for 2014

12/11/14    Community Articles

50 of the Top Jazz CDs for 2014

Scott Albin

2014 contained yet another fascinating and rewarding 12 months of jazz releases, and this writer's 4th annual list features 50 of the best new CDs he was fortunate enough to hear during the year, in alphabetical order. The image appearing here is of the...

Joel Harrison Announces The 5th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit

12/09/14    Community Articles

Joel Harrison Announces The 5th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit

Jason Paul Harman Byrne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Joel Harrison Announces The 5th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit February 4, 2015 @ Shapeshifter Lab And February 6-8, 2015 @ Rockwood Music Hall "When Nels Cline and Fred Frith played their first public duet it didn't always sound...

Before You Know It (Live in Portland)-- Ezra Weiss Sextet

12/09/14    Albums

Before You Know It (Live in Portland)-- Ezra Weiss Sextet

Scott Albin

Ezra Weiss has won three ASCAP Young Jazz Composer awards and placed twice the Rising Star Arranger category of DownBeat Critics Polls, but his abilities as a pianist and bandleader should not be overlooked. His seven CDs as a leader have featured Art Blakey...

Seattle Crooner George A Santino Brings The Magic Of Christmas

12/08/14    Community Articles

Seattle Crooner George A Santino Brings The Magic Of Christmas

Michelle "Chella" Magee

A collection of crooner classics in George’s own unique style and The Magic Of Christmas is a collection of all the old holiday favorites with a new modern vibe. This holiday CD also includes his first original single which is also called The Magic Of Christmas...

12/06/14    Community Articles

Stars of the Slovak jazz at Bratislava Jazz Days 2014

Peter Hladky

Bratislava Jazz Days is the oldest jazz festival in Slovakia and it was its jubilee 40th year in the year 2014. The first half of the first extra evening was devoted to Slovak jazz musicians and groups.

Jazz Orchestra Of Philadelphia Swings The Harlem Nutcracker

12/06/14    Community Articles

Jazz Orchestra Of Philadelphia Swings The Harlem Nutcracker

Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD.

The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia brought in the Christmas holiday season at the Kimmel Center, with a very special swinging performance of Ellington-Strayhorn’s, The Harlem Nutcracker, directed by renowned trumpeter, and composer Terell Stafford. “The...

All of You: The Last Tour 1960-- The Miles Davis Quintet featuring John Coltrane

12/05/14    Albums

All of You: The Last Tour 1960-- The Miles Davis Quintet featuring John Coltrane

Scott Albin

This is a beautifully packaged compilation into a 4-CD set of radio broadcasts and private recordings that have never before been collected to such an extent in one release. The Miles Davis Quintet with Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb...

Mark Elf Returns 2014-- Mark Elf

12/02/14    Albums

Mark Elf Returns 2014-- Mark Elf

Scott Albin

The polished and spirited veteran guitarist Mark Elf has performed with many of the top names in jazz over the years, including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Lou Donaldson, Freddie Hubbard, and Joe Henderson. Elf also released no less than 10...

12/01/14    Community Articles

Tony Adamo Is Reviewed By Scott Yanow

Tony Adamo

Vocal Hip Spoken Word Artist Tony Adamo

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