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January 19, 2018
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The Bad Plus was nearing the end of its first set at the Village Vanguard on Saturday night when one spirited fan spoke up between songs. “We’ll miss ...
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The legendary Brazilian musician João Gilberto is overwhelmed by debt. While his daughter, the singer Bebel Gilberto, seeks to keep all their documentation and bank accounts claiming that ...
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For the Tierney Sutton Band, it’s all about the arrangements. Over its 25 years of existence, the band (below, L-R: Christian Jacob, Kevin Axt, Tierney Sutton, Ray Brinker) ...
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If we thought politics ruled our world in 2016, it only got worse in 2017. It has been a year of great divisiveness, but jazz musicians helped us, ...
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March 26 show will feature DeJohnette, Scofield, Frisell, Lovano and many more. On Monday, March 26, an all-star assemblage of John Abercrombie’s collaborators, friends and admirers will perform a ...
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Top contemporary jazz pianist Fred Hersch, who is nominated for two 2018 Grammy Awards, has long channeled his turbulent life into his work. The 62-year-old has faced down ...
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I’m sitting next to Ron Carter in the listening room at Manhattan dealer Audioarts, trying not to cry. We’re listening to “All Blues,” the title track from Carter’s ...
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Marking 100 years since jazz reached Britain, London’s Two Temple Place venue will reopen to the public on Saturday 27 January 2018, with its seventh annual Winter Exhibition, ...
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When Cecile​ McLorin​ Salvant’s​ new album, Dreams and Daggers, was recently nominated for a Grammy Award she decided to re-listen to a couple of tracks to see what the ...
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Emerging Scottish saxophonist/bandleader Helena Kay has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2017 of £5,000. Presented by Help Musicians UK (HMUK), the ...
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Jazz has a rich history as protest music, but it seems that, over the past year or so, this message in the music has come to the fore ...
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Tyshawn Sorey, winner in 2017 of a $625,000 grant to pursue “creative inclinations”, is to co-direct the 2018 Banff jazz workshop. Tyshawn Sorey will join pianist Vijay Iyer ...
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Jazz music, in all its forms, spread throughout world culture, is deeply embedded in the American experience. It is a culture based phenomena uniquely reflecting that experience in ...
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Camden Town’s revamped Jazz Cafe presents series of album playbacks and related live shows under the auspices of Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy (pictured) and her Classic Album Sundays sessions banner. The series kicks ...
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Nina Simone will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. The singer-songwriter has been eligible since 1986, but this marks the first year she ...
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Thursday, January 11 – Smoke Jazz Club, NYC Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Steve Cardenas (guitar), Frank Kimbrough (piano), Ben Allison (bass), Allan Mednard (drums) Check out the band playing ...
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Actor Idris Elba has set his sights on playing one of his favourite musicians: pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. The 43-year-old actor, who famously portrayed the late South ...
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Blues/jazz producer and 70’s soul singer Ollan Christopher Bell has released his memoir, Music Saved My Life: From Darkness Into Light, My Life as a 70’s R&B/Soul Singer. Bell, ...
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Grammy award winning pianist and producer Robert Glasper has unveiled details of his new band which will be called ‘R+R=NOW’. He says it stands for ‘Reflect+Respond’ – inspired ...
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The year 2017 was quite something for the jazz world. Incidents or discussions of misogyny and sexual misconduct bubbled up even before the #MeToo phenomenon developed. Beyond that, ...
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