Jazz News & Stories From Around the World

A round-up of this week’s interesting stories about jazz, from around the world

Here are some interesting jazz-related stories and profiles we saw in newspapers, magazines and web sites from all around the world.

Tony Bennett talks with Keith Spera about Louis Armstrong, Herman Leonard and Bob Hope in a piece for Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

David Hajdu reviews Esperanza Spalding’s Chamber Music Society for The New Republic.

More on Spalding, as the bassist/singer goes shopping at vintage clothing stores in NYC with the New York Times in tow.

Michael J. West interviews drummer Mike Reed in the Washington City Paper about the Chicago jazz scene and why it’s produced so many innovative musicians over the last 30 years.

Chris Barton profiles The Blue Whale, a new jazz club in Los Angeles, for The Los Angeles Times.

And we missed this one last week: Howard Reich spotlights Mike Jones, the pianist with Penn & Teller, in the The Chicago Tribune.

Misha Berson does a preview profile of Irma Thomas for the Seattle Times for her upcoming gig at the Jazz Alley.

Gifted obit writer Peter Keepnews writes about the legacy of saxophonist Marion Brown, who died last week, in the New York Times.

Calvin Wilson reviews the recently issued box set from Henry Threadgill for the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

In the Mercury News,Richard Scheinen reviews a recent performance by Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco as part of SFJazz’s San Francisco Jazz Festival.

And on the radio this past week:

Dr. John stops by KPLU FM studios for performance and interview.

Jimmy Heath Big Band on WBGO’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater in performance from the Blue Note in New York City.