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Top photographers capture memorable moments in festivals, concerts, and other major jazz events.

Photos: 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Weekend 2

JazzTimes contributing photographer Joel A. Siegel took the second week’s shift in the photo pits of the various stages at the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and photographed a wide variety of jazz, R&B and blues acts, including Ellis Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Marcus Miller, Irma Thomas, John Boutte, Kermit Ruffins, the Neville Brothers, Lyle … Read More “Photos: 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Weekend 2”

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Photos: 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Who says that there’s no jazz at Jazz Fest in New Orleans? JazzTimes contributing photographer Mark Robbins was there for the first weekend of the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and he found plenty of live jazz performed on the fairgrounds, even though many audiences were more attracted to David Byrne, Sting and other pop … Read More “Photos: 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival”

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Photos: 2018 PDX Jazz Festival

Now in its 15th year, the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival was held February 16-25, 2018 in Portland, Ore. The festival, directed by jazz industry veteran Don Lucoff, features a series of concerts, clinics and conversations at venues throughout the the city. The 2018 program included several special cross-generational themes, such as “Vocalese” with various shows … Read More “Photos: 2018 PDX Jazz Festival”

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Photos: Jazz Congress 2018

On January 11-12, 2018, the inaugural edition of the Jazz Congress was held at Jazz at Lincoln Center facilities. Over 700 members of the jazz community – including artists, managers, agents, radio programmers, journalists, festival and concert presenters, educators and more – attended the conference which was produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes.  … Read More “Photos: Jazz Congress 2018”

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Photos: Blue Note at Sea 2018

The second annual Blue Note at Sea cruise sailed January 27-February 3 with multiple stops at ports in the Caribbean and featured more than 50 performances by dozens of notable artists, including Chick Corea, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jose James, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Charles Lloyd, David Sanborn, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway, Maceo Parker and many others.  … Read More “Photos: Blue Note at Sea 2018”

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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: 2017 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

Despite rain that was at times heavy, the 2017 edition of the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival came off as planned.  The festival is a one-day event that takes place on three stages set up on Columbus Avenue off Massachusetts Avenue, not far from the Berklee campus, in the Roxbury neighborhood.  Among the performers appearing at … Read More “Photos: 2017 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival”

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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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