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The Scene: Brigadoon by the Beach

The long-running Suncoast Jazz Festival, its 29th edition slated for this November on Clearwater Beach in Clearwater, Fla., might best be defined by the kind of festival that it isn’t. Unlike the area’s well-known big jazz festival, it’s not a single-venue outdoors affair dominated by non-jazz acts. Nor is it a fairgrounds-style event with multiple … Read More “The Scene: Brigadoon by the Beach”

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The Scene: Keystone Korner Baltimore

“This whole venture is based on friendship and synergy,” says Todd Barkan, jazz nightclub impresario and co-owner of Keystone Korner Baltimore, which opened on April 30—International Jazz Day. Barkan has partnered with high-profile restaurateur Robert Wiedmaier to bring this top-notch jazz club and restaurant to Baltimore, which hasn’t had a truly national-level jazz club since … Read More “The Scene: Keystone Korner Baltimore”

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The Scene: Art Music, L.A. Style at Mr Musichead Gallery

“It’s certainly not your straight and narrow,” Los Angeles jazz impresario LeRoy Downs says of his emergent weekly concert series, Just Jazz. “You’re not going to get standards.” Fair enough. You’re also not going to get a standard jazz venue. Instead, Just Jazz occurs within Mr Musichead Gallery, a modest Hollywood art space with shiny … Read More “The Scene: Art Music, L.A. Style at Mr Musichead Gallery”

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