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60 Years Looks Good on the Newport Jazz Festival

08/09/14    Community Articles

60 Years Looks Good on the Newport Jazz Festival

Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD.

The Newport Jazz Festival kicked off its 60th anniversary with a stellar lineup of young and up-and-coming artists, as well as a few favorites. The three-day festival began on Friday afternoon at Fort Adams, with fantastic music on three stages. he venue...

08/09/14    Community Articles

Jazz on the Plaza: Roger Blank, George Braith, and Melissa Slocum:August 22, 2014 Peekskill, NY

alicia13

Historic return of Roger Blank, drummer on seminal recordings and live performances with Sun Ra, Walt Dickerson, John Coltrane, and Pharoah Saunders, performing live with George Braith and Melissa Slocum.

For the Love of Lori-- Charles Davis

08/06/14    Albums

For the Love of Lori-- Charles Davis

Scott Albin

Davis dedicated this CD to his wife Lori, who was lost to cancer in 2012, and the music runs the gamut of emotions from wistful to celebratory. The titles of three of the tunes played are perhaps the clearest indication of Davis' mindset coming into this...

08/06/14    Community Articles

Guitar Virtuoso Peppino D'Agostino To Release Highly Anticipated New CD 'Penumbra'

glassonyonpr

Guitar virtuoso Peppino D'Agostino released his eagerly awaited new album 'Penumbra' on Mesa/Bluemoon on August 5, 2014

08/05/14    Albums

Oscar Peñas

H. Allen Williams

Music of Departures and Returns is an enjoyable collection of styles and sounds from around the world presented with heart felt joy and clarity. The music will certainly leave the listener with a joyful and playful feeling; Peñas’ focus on making good...

08/05/14    Community Articles

Who Hijacked My Jazz

Linda Boulton

Well, it's been three years since I posted an article, and in those three years much has happened to Jazz (Smooth Jazz that is) on the radio and at concerts. I'm NOT happy about it ! I started to ask the question: Who hijacked my Jazz???? Almost all of the...

Gotham-- Tyler Blanton

08/05/14    Albums

Gotham-- Tyler Blanton

Scott Albin

Tyler Blanton's second CD is a kind of musical portrait of the native Californian's first seven years in New York, trying to persevere and succeed as a jazz musician in the intense and competitive atmosphere of Gotham. The front album cover depicts a larger...

08/01/14    Community Articles

PREVIEW: THE TRIANGLE NORTH CAROLINA 2014-2015 JAZZ SEASON by Larry Reni Thomas

Larry Reni Thomas

The busy, expanding, thoroughly-satisfying jazz scene in what is called the “Triangle” area of the Piedmont section of North Carolina just keeps getting better and better. Who needs the New York or the D.C. jazz scene when everybody seems to be coming this...

NEW RELEASE DATE 9/23: Mayimba Music To Release Laura Dreyer's Vida. Arte. Amor. - A Brazilian Journey

07/30/14    Albums

NEW RELEASE DATE 9/23: Mayimba Music To Release Laura Dreyer's Vida. Arte. Amor. - A Brazilian Journey

Antje Huebner

Composer, educator and multi-instrumentalist Dreyer has created a record with the fascinating sounds of Brazil. The 14 tracks were recorded in the historic neighborhood of Rio's Santa Teresa with Brazilian musicians and engineer Carlos Fuchs.

07/29/14    Community Articles

Mayimba Music Releases Paul Bollenback's "Portraits In Space and Time" | September 23, 2014

ksmithpr

One of the most highly sought after guitarists in jazz for both live performance and recording, Paul Bollenback may be best known for his ongoing, decades-long association with Joey DeFrancesco. In addition to his work with the celebrated organist, Bollenback...

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