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Previews

We take a look ahead at upcoming jazz events and festivals.

Resonance Records to Mark 10-Year Anniversary at Birdland

Resonance Records will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a two-night run of shows at Birdland in Manhattan on Oct. 28 and 29. The company, which was founded by co-presidents Zev Feldman and George Klabin in 2008, specializes in releasing lost treasures of jazz, such as two sets of recently unearthed recordings by the guitarist Grant Green—Funk in … Read More “Resonance Records to Mark 10-Year Anniversary at Birdland”

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2018 Jazz Philadelphia Summit Scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3

The 2018 Jazz Philadelphia Summit—the first event of its kind in Philadelphia, Pa.—will take place on Nov. 2 and 3 at several locations around the city, including the University of the Arts, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and select jazz venues. The two-day event, which is free but requires registration, features workshops, panel … Read More “2018 Jazz Philadelphia Summit Scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3”

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Jazz Congress 2019 Speakers, Panels, and Advisory Board Announced

UPDATED 12/17/18 — Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes have announced the speakers and panels to be featured at the 2019 Jazz Congress, which will take place Jan. 7-8, 2019 at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, in New York City. The two-day conference brings together members of the global jazz community to network, … Read More “Jazz Congress 2019 Speakers, Panels, and Advisory Board Announced”

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Jazz Foundation of America Annual Loft Party to Honor Roberta Flack

The 27th Annual Jazz Loft Party, presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, will take place at Hudson Studios, 601 West 26th St. in New York City, on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. Titled “A Night for the Soul,” the event will “honor the legendary Roberta Flack and pay tribute to blues and jazz … Read More “Jazz Foundation of America Annual Loft Party to Honor Roberta Flack”

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Blue Note Jazz Festival Announces 2018 Schedule

The eighth edition of the Blue Note Jazz Festival—sponsored by Sony Corporation and INGLOT Cosmetics of Poland, with the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations as a supporting partner—will take place from June 1 to June 30, with over 100 events in five New York City venues. Those venues include the Blue … Read More “Blue Note Jazz Festival Announces 2018 Schedule”

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Harlem Stage Announces Second Annual Stretch Music Festival

Harlem Stage is set to launch its second annual Stretch Music Festival featuring Edison Award-winning and Grammy-nominated trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah later this month. The festival will begin March 27 with a free pop-up performance at the restaurant Silvana, hosted by Scott and featuring Sarah Elizabeth Charles. On March 28 there will be a … Read More “Harlem Stage Announces Second Annual Stretch Music Festival”

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Django Festival Allstars to Play Carnegie Hall

The spirit of a certain celebrated Gypsy guitarist may have reason to be drifting around New York’s Carnegie Hall on May 1, when the Django Festival Allstars take the Perelman Stage for a concert, “Forever Django: Passing the Family Torch,” in support of their upcoming album, Attitude Manouche. The concert is being presented by Pat … Read More “Django Festival Allstars to Play Carnegie Hall”

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Dave Douglas, Frisell, Akinmusire Pay Tribute to Dizzy

On Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, trumpeter Dave Douglas will perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room, in a program saluting Dizzy Gillespie. Titled “Dizzy Atmosphere,” the concerts—at 7 and 9:30 each evening—will employ Dizzy’s compositions as launch pads for creative improvisation. Joining Douglas is an all-star band of trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, … Read More “Dave Douglas, Frisell, Akinmusire Pay Tribute to Dizzy”

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Shepp, Reeves, Batiste Scheduled for Jazz Fest

The 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a.k.a. Jazz Fest, runs April 27 to May 6 at the Fair Grounds Race Course, and features its customary blend of A-list pop, R&B and rock headliners—Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Jack White, Jimmy Buffett—with Louisiana musicians, American-roots standouts and jazz ranging from local favorites to internationally renowned artists. … Read More “Shepp, Reeves, Batiste Scheduled for Jazz Fest”

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