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Photos: Princeton University Jazz Festival

On April 13, an Ivy League institution became an improvisational center as Princeton University welcomed an impressive roster of musicians to its main New Jersey campus for the university’s first jazz festival. Organized by Jazz at Princeton University—which is helmed by saxophonist and university jazz director Rudresh Mahanthappa—the day-long festival featured performances by students as … Read More “Photos: Princeton University Jazz Festival”

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Photos: 2018 BRIC JazzFest

The fourth annual BRIC JazzFest in Brooklyn, N.Y., was a four-night extravaganza. First, Antibalas played its potent blend of Afrobeat for the festival’s kickoff night on Oct. 13. Then, from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20, there was the three-night live music marathon, featuring sets by Terence Blanchard, Stefon Harris & Blackout with Casey Benjamin, JD … Read More “Photos: 2018 BRIC JazzFest”

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Photos: “A Musical Tribute to Dr. Muhal Richard Abrams”

On Monday, Jan. 29, the AACM’s New York City Chapter presented “A Musical Tribute to Dr. Muhal Richard Abrams” at the Community Church of New York. Abrams, the profoundly influential pianist-composer and AACM co-founder who died on Oct. 29, was eulogized via words and/or music by his friends, family, colleagues and admirers, among them Jack … Read More “Photos: “A Musical Tribute to Dr. Muhal Richard Abrams””

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Photos: New York Hot Jazz Festival at the McKittrick Hotel

For its fifth edition, held this past Sunday, the New York Hot Jazz Festival found a splendid new home at the McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea. A 12-hour program, including many of the best acts of New York’s current trad-jazz and swing revival, occupied three spaces: the lost-in-time club atmosphere of the Heath Stage; a stage … Read More “Photos: New York Hot Jazz Festival at the McKittrick Hotel”

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