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07/21/14    Community Articles

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies & Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present Nearly 100 Free Performances for 2014-2015 Season

Jon Muchin

Plus Residencies with World-Renowned Performers September 2, 2014 — May 19, 2015 Highlights include: The Music of John Zorn: A 35-Year Retrospective; Order of the Virtues a re-interpretation of Hildegarde Von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum; The Music of Ken Schaphorst...

07/20/14    Albums

Storyboard

H. Allen Williams

If you enjoy the sounds of the Pat Metheny Group, especially the era of First Circle and Letter From Home, you will certainly want to say Hello to Storyboard.

07/19/14    Community Articles

CD Review: Great Voices Of Harlem (Pao Records) by Larry Reni Thomas

Larry Reni Thomas

Those of us who know better laughed, snickered, recently, when we read in Downbeat magazine that Harlem-based vocalist extraordinaire Mansur Scott was a “rising star.” We will agree, however, that he is definitely a “star” because he always shines when he...

07/15/14    Community Articles

Fourth Annual John Coltrane Festival Set For August 30, 2014 In His Hometown of High Point, North Carolina by Larry Reni Thomas

Larry Reni Thomas

Fourth Annual John Coltrane Festival Set For August 30, 2014 In His Hometown Of High Point, North Carolina! by Larry Reni Thomas High Point, North Carolina To Celebrate Hometown Jazz Hero--John Coltrane For the Fourth Straight Year! The Friends of John Coltrane...

Stories from the Years of Living Passionately-- Noshir Mody

07/15/14    Albums

Stories from the Years of Living Passionately-- Noshir Mody

Scott Albin

The self-taught guitarist Noshir Mody was born and raised in Bombay, India, where early on he was inspired by Indian classical music, Al DiMeola's Elegant Gypsy, Bollywood soundtracks, and prominent rock and jazz guitarists. Since coming to New York in 1995...

07/14/14    Community Articles

Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony goes international

Keith Michaud

High school jazz musicians from the United Kingdom and Australia will join American counterparts in the Sierra Nevada to hone their skills through rigorous musical instruction and perform two public concerts during the 2014 Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony to...

07/12/14    Community Articles

Tony Adamo Is Coming! It's Not Just Jazz Anymore!

Tony Adamo

Friday, July 11, 2014 Tony Adamo Is Coming! BRENT BLACK/@Critical Jazz The perfect improvisational vocal storm! Tony Adamo’s hip spoken vocals cut a lyrical path of cool that lays down a vocal path of devastation few contemporaries can match! Mike Clark...

Ask Me Tomorrow by George Colligan

07/10/14    Albums

Ask Me Tomorrow by George Colligan

Travis Rogers

George Colligan teams with bassist Linda Oh and drummer Ted Poor to create an incendiary moment.

Strength In Numbers-- The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra

07/08/14    Albums

Strength In Numbers-- The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra

Scott Albin

After Pete McGuinness' last album, Voice Like a Horn, showcased the trombonist, composer, and arranger's Chet Baker-styled vocals, he returns for the second time on CD to the jazz orchestra he formed back in 2006. McGuinness studied with Bob Brookmeyer and...

JUA - Colours Of Life

07/08/14    Albums

JUA - Colours Of Life

Anthony "Aja" Allsop

Jua well i am very proud to say i have been around watching his musical growth for a good few years,i hope i am right in saying i was the first in Europe to play his music on my own show on Jazz Syndicate Radio,those original tracks went on to become the...

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