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Pitchfork
1 month ago
Music

Arooj Aftab: Night Reign

Arooj Aftab redefines the classic 'Autumn Leaves' with a spooky and minimalistic approach on her album Night Reign. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Arve Henriksen, Harmen Fraanje - 'Touch of Time'

Contrast in style from previous album to 'Touch of Time'
Beautiful miniatures with a mix of composition and improvisation [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

20 March 2024

Charles Lloyd's new album receives a 5-star review in The Guardian
Rick Beato interviews guitar legend George Benson on YouTube [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Mothers In Jazz (84): Jody Redhage Ferber

Jody Redhage Ferber advocates blending genres in music.
Balancing motherhood and career requires prioritization. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio -'Maximum Swing, The Unissued 1965 Half Note Recordings'

Smokin' At the Half Note was a classic album featuring Wes Montgomery and the Wynton Kelly Trio.
Maximum Swing album by Resonance Records includes lost recordings with different bass players deputizing for Paul Chambers. [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Akiko Tsuruga Trio in San Jose | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

Akiko Tsuruga is a renowned jazz organist with a long musical history.
She is praised as the "Queen of the Organ" by jazz legend Lou Donaldson. [ more ]
Pitchfork
1 month ago
Music

Arooj Aftab: Night Reign

Arooj Aftab redefines the classic 'Autumn Leaves' with a spooky and minimalistic approach on her album Night Reign. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Arve Henriksen, Harmen Fraanje - 'Touch of Time'

Contrast in style from previous album to 'Touch of Time'
Beautiful miniatures with a mix of composition and improvisation [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

20 March 2024

Charles Lloyd's new album receives a 5-star review in The Guardian
Rick Beato interviews guitar legend George Benson on YouTube [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Mothers In Jazz (84): Jody Redhage Ferber

Jody Redhage Ferber advocates blending genres in music.
Balancing motherhood and career requires prioritization. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio -'Maximum Swing, The Unissued 1965 Half Note Recordings'

Smokin' At the Half Note was a classic album featuring Wes Montgomery and the Wynton Kelly Trio.
Maximum Swing album by Resonance Records includes lost recordings with different bass players deputizing for Paul Chambers. [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Akiko Tsuruga Trio in San Jose | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

Akiko Tsuruga is a renowned jazz organist with a long musical history.
She is praised as the "Queen of the Organ" by jazz legend Lou Donaldson. [ more ]
moremusic
#ecm-records
London Jazz News
1 month ago
Music

Wheeler/ Konitz/Holland/ Frisell, 'Angel Song' rec. '96 + Abercrombie/Holland/ DeJohnette 'Gateway' rec. '75 (ECM Luminessence Vinyl)

Kenny Wheeler's 'Angel Song' is considered one of his most perfect outings, now being released for the first time on LP in the ECM Luminessence series. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

ECM Luminessence series: 'Afric Pepperbird'; 'Luminessence'; 'Azimuth'

Afric Pepperbird is a seminal and powerful record that marked the beginning of Jan Garbarek's career with ECM.
ECM's audiophile vinyl releases highlight underappreciated recordings with historical importance and superb music. [ more ]
London Jazz News
1 month ago
Music

Wheeler/ Konitz/Holland/ Frisell, 'Angel Song' rec. '96 + Abercrombie/Holland/ DeJohnette 'Gateway' rec. '75 (ECM Luminessence Vinyl)

Kenny Wheeler's 'Angel Song' is considered one of his most perfect outings, now being released for the first time on LP in the ECM Luminessence series. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

ECM Luminessence series: 'Afric Pepperbird'; 'Luminessence'; 'Azimuth'

Afric Pepperbird is a seminal and powerful record that marked the beginning of Jan Garbarek's career with ECM.
ECM's audiophile vinyl releases highlight underappreciated recordings with historical importance and superb music. [ more ]
moreecm-records
#live-album
London Jazz News
1 month ago
Music

Mondays with Morgan: Lakecia Benjamin - a week on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and new live album 'Phoenix Reimagined'

Lakecia Benjamin's latest live album, Phoenix Reimagined, follows her three-time GRAMMY-nominated album, Phoenix, showcasing her ongoing musical journey and recent successes. [ more ]
The Mercury News
3 months ago
Music

New music: The Dandy Warhols still rule OK on latest album 'Rockmaker'

The Dandy Warhols' new album "Rockmaker" features collaborations with music legends like Frank Black and Debbie Harry.
Meredith Andrews' live album "Heaven's Frequency" showcases her powerful singles "The Lamb, The Lion, The King" and "Always Do."
Jazz fans should not miss the unreleased recording of Alice Coltrane's 1971 Carnegie Hall Concert. [ more ]
London Jazz News
1 month ago
Music

Mondays with Morgan: Lakecia Benjamin - a week on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and new live album 'Phoenix Reimagined'

Lakecia Benjamin's latest live album, Phoenix Reimagined, follows her three-time GRAMMY-nominated album, Phoenix, showcasing her ongoing musical journey and recent successes. [ more ]
The Mercury News
3 months ago
Music

New music: The Dandy Warhols still rule OK on latest album 'Rockmaker'

The Dandy Warhols' new album "Rockmaker" features collaborations with music legends like Frank Black and Debbie Harry.
Meredith Andrews' live album "Heaven's Frequency" showcases her powerful singles "The Lamb, The Lion, The King" and "Always Do."
Jazz fans should not miss the unreleased recording of Alice Coltrane's 1971 Carnegie Hall Concert. [ more ]
morelive-album
#hip-hop
Washingtonian - The website that Washington lives by.
1 month ago
Music

16 Major Concerts and Music Festivals in the DC Area This Summer

Experience a variety of music festivals this summer, from reggae to jazz, and enjoy diverse lineups and activities. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Music

'California Soul' singer Marlena Shaw dies at 81

Jazz and R&B vocalist Marlena Shaw has passed away at 81.
Shaw's song 'California Soul' has been used in advertisements and sampled in numerous hip-hop songs. [ more ]
Washingtonian - The website that Washington lives by.
1 month ago
Music

16 Major Concerts and Music Festivals in the DC Area This Summer

Experience a variety of music festivals this summer, from reggae to jazz, and enjoy diverse lineups and activities. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Music

'California Soul' singer Marlena Shaw dies at 81

Jazz and R&B vocalist Marlena Shaw has passed away at 81.
Shaw's song 'California Soul' has been used in advertisements and sampled in numerous hip-hop songs. [ more ]
morehip-hop
#album-release
London Jazz News
1 month ago
Music

Mondays With Morgan: David Murray - new album 'Francesca'

David Murray's new album 'Francesca' is a tribute to his wife and showcases his musical admiration for her. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

QOW Trio - New Album on Ubuntu, 'The Hold-Up', and touring

Playing with QOW Trio has reinvigorated Spike Wells' playing and musical career
'The Hold Up' is a lively and spirited jazz album with exciting interplay and improvisation [ more ]
London Jazz News
1 month ago
Music

Mondays With Morgan: David Murray - new album 'Francesca'

David Murray's new album 'Francesca' is a tribute to his wife and showcases his musical admiration for her. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

QOW Trio - New Album on Ubuntu, 'The Hold-Up', and touring

Playing with QOW Trio has reinvigorated Spike Wells' playing and musical career
'The Hold Up' is a lively and spirited jazz album with exciting interplay and improvisation [ more ]
morealbum-release
#musical-influences
BrooklynVegan
1 month ago
Music

Jazz legend Alan Braufman tells us about the most influential albums to his music (Don Cherry, Oscar Peterson, more)

Alan Braufman's new album, Infinite Love Infinite Tears features notable jazz musicians and carries influences from his childhood listening to great artists like Oscar Peterson and Andrew Hill. [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
4 months ago
Silicon Valley

Chris Cain in Sunnyvale | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

Chris Cain is a celebrated guitarist heavily influenced by Memphis-style electric blues and jazz.
Chris Cain received high praise from legendary musician B.B. King for his guitar-playing skills. [ more ]
BrooklynVegan
1 month ago
Music

Jazz legend Alan Braufman tells us about the most influential albums to his music (Don Cherry, Oscar Peterson, more)

Alan Braufman's new album, Infinite Love Infinite Tears features notable jazz musicians and carries influences from his childhood listening to great artists like Oscar Peterson and Andrew Hill. [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
4 months ago
Silicon Valley

Chris Cain in Sunnyvale | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

Chris Cain is a celebrated guitarist heavily influenced by Memphis-style electric blues and jazz.
Chris Cain received high praise from legendary musician B.B. King for his guitar-playing skills. [ more ]
moremusical-influences
The New Yorker
1 month ago
Writing

New Releases Make Old Jazz Young Again

Rediscovering unheard jazz treasures from mid-century bebop era through specialist record labels and archives. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Music

On Andra Day's Cassandra (Cherith),' a Soaring Voice Reaches Inward

Andra Day's unique vocal style draws from a rich tradition of blues, jazz, and soul singers, showcased in her latest album Cassandra (Cherith). [ more ]
#music-collaboration
London Jazz News
2 months ago
London music

Julian Siegel Quartet. On tour in England and Ireland, 28 Apr- 7 June

Julian Siegel's quartet showcases virtuosic solos and intense music collaboration, with a focus on creating unique musical identities and innovative sounds within the jazz scene. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Christian McBride, Edgar Meyer - 'But Who's Gonna Play the Melody?'

Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer's duet is a captivating experience blending jazz, bluegrass, and classical influences.
The duo's new Mack Avenue recording features a mix of funky originals and standards, showcasing their musical versatility. [ more ]
London Jazz News
2 months ago
London music

Julian Siegel Quartet. On tour in England and Ireland, 28 Apr- 7 June

Julian Siegel's quartet showcases virtuosic solos and intense music collaboration, with a focus on creating unique musical identities and innovative sounds within the jazz scene. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Christian McBride, Edgar Meyer - 'But Who's Gonna Play the Melody?'

Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer's duet is a captivating experience blending jazz, bluegrass, and classical influences.
The duo's new Mack Avenue recording features a mix of funky originals and standards, showcasing their musical versatility. [ more ]
moremusic-collaboration
#influences
London Jazz News
2 months ago
Music

Lucien Johnson - 'Ancient Relics'

Lucien Johnson's album 'Ancient Relics' is a spiritually uplifting and mystical collection of tunes with influences from jazz legends like John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
Music

Willie Morris - 'Attentive Listening'

Morris's second album 'Attentive Listening' features seasoned jazz veterans as accompanists.
Morris's influences like Joe Henderson and John Coltrane are evident in his tone and style. [ more ]
London Jazz News
2 months ago
Music

Lucien Johnson - 'Ancient Relics'

Lucien Johnson's album 'Ancient Relics' is a spiritually uplifting and mystical collection of tunes with influences from jazz legends like John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
Music

Willie Morris - 'Attentive Listening'

Morris's second album 'Attentive Listening' features seasoned jazz veterans as accompanists.
Morris's influences like Joe Henderson and John Coltrane are evident in his tone and style. [ more ]
moreinfluences
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
LA food

Broccoli with pumpkin seed jazz

The term 'jazz' in recipes may have originated with Molly Baz, known for her charming way with words.
Jazz in this context typically involves ground nuts or seeds mixed with spices, similar to dukkah, to dress up vegetables and create a saucy coating. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Dreams Are Free: A Celebration of Bobby Wellins at the University of Chichester's Showroom Theatre

An evening celebrating Bobby Wellins' life and work included a documentary and live performance of his music.
The audience experienced a detailed portrayal of Wellins' career, from personal stories to musical tributes. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

3 April 2024

Remembering Michael Brecker on his 75th birthday
Pat Metheny's new solo guitar album release in July
Forgotten Ben Webster LP from 1970 resurfaced by Marc Meyers [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

The Jazz Programme at 2024 Buxton International Festival (4-21 July)

Balanced programming approach with consideration for various factors like instrumental, vocal, genre, geography, and audience diversity.
Highlighting four personal favorites for the festival, including Ian Shaw and Jef Neve with large bands performing at Buxton International Festival. [ more ]
#bbc-radio-3
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Looking forward to " 'Round Midnight with Soweto Kinch". Part 2: Programme Details

'Round Midnight show on BBC Radio 3 focuses on UK jazz scene with new music and special guests.
Regular features include '4/4' where guests share influential tracks and 'Flowers' to pay tribute to jazz legends. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Looking forward to " 'Round Midnight with Soweto Kinch". Part 1: Interview

BBC Radio 3's 'Round Midnight is a new jazz show airing five nights a week, focusing on UK jazz performers.
Soweto Kinch, an award-winning saxophonist and composer, is the presenter of 'Round Midnight. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Looking forward to " 'Round Midnight with Soweto Kinch". Part 2: Programme Details

'Round Midnight show on BBC Radio 3 focuses on UK jazz scene with new music and special guests.
Regular features include '4/4' where guests share influential tracks and 'Flowers' to pay tribute to jazz legends. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Looking forward to " 'Round Midnight with Soweto Kinch". Part 1: Interview

BBC Radio 3's 'Round Midnight is a new jazz show airing five nights a week, focusing on UK jazz performers.
Soweto Kinch, an award-winning saxophonist and composer, is the presenter of 'Round Midnight. [ more ]
morebbc-radio-3
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
3 months ago
Silicon Valley

Jazz at the Guild in Menlo Park | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

Guild showcasing top musicians in unique jazz concert
Featuring Scott Pingel and other fine musicians in a benefit concert [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
NYC real estate

A Couple Came for the Jazz and Stayed for a Better Apartment

Moving to New York for a jazz career can be challenging due to timing and living conditions.
Networking within the jazz community can help in finding work and support in a new city. [ more ]
#collaboration
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Trish Clowes & Ross Stanley - 'Journey to Where'

Trish Clowes merges classical and jazz influences in her music.
The album 'Journey to Where' showcases an intimate collaboration between Clowes and Ross Stanley. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Mondays with Morgan: Dave Stryker and Bob Mintzer - new album 'Groove Street'

Stryker and Mintzer discuss their collaboration on the album Groove Street
The album features their cover of Wayne Shorter's 'Infant Eyes' [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Trish Clowes & Ross Stanley - 'Journey to Where'

Trish Clowes merges classical and jazz influences in her music.
The album 'Journey to Where' showcases an intimate collaboration between Clowes and Ross Stanley. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Mondays with Morgan: Dave Stryker and Bob Mintzer - new album 'Groove Street'

Stryker and Mintzer discuss their collaboration on the album Groove Street
The album features their cover of Wayne Shorter's 'Infant Eyes' [ more ]
morecollaboration
#live-music
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Spice Jazz Soho to re-locate to Crazy Coqs

SpiceJazz Soho is relocating to Crazy Coqs Piccadilly on April 3rd
Founder Paul Pace stepping down as Director from April [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

New restaurant: Americana London

Newly opened Americana London offers Southern Soul Food and jazz on Tuesdays.
Live jazz trio at Americana on Haymarket creates a vibrant ambiance for diners. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Spice Jazz Soho to re-locate to Crazy Coqs

SpiceJazz Soho is relocating to Crazy Coqs Piccadilly on April 3rd
Founder Paul Pace stepping down as Director from April [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

New restaurant: Americana London

Newly opened Americana London offers Southern Soul Food and jazz on Tuesdays.
Live jazz trio at Americana on Haymarket creates a vibrant ambiance for diners. [ more ]
morelive-music
#composer
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

#IWD 2024: Alejandra Lopez. Part of Part of 'Giant Steps: #womentothefore'

Alejandra López discovered jazz at a young age, delving into improvised music which became her passion and led her to collaborate with established musicians.
She finds inspiration from prominent figures like Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding, and explores diverse styles like neo-soul, bringing a fresh and powerful sound to her performances. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Mondays With Morgan: Jim Rotondi - New Album 'Finesse'

Jim Rotondi's new album, Finesse, features a consortium of Viennese classical freelancers and New York jazz talent.
Rotondi compares the sound of his ensemble with strings to Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet, emphasizing the harmonic aspects of the music. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

#IWD 2024: Alejandra Lopez. Part of Part of 'Giant Steps: #womentothefore'

Alejandra López discovered jazz at a young age, delving into improvised music which became her passion and led her to collaborate with established musicians.
She finds inspiration from prominent figures like Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding, and explores diverse styles like neo-soul, bringing a fresh and powerful sound to her performances. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Mondays With Morgan: Jim Rotondi - New Album 'Finesse'

Jim Rotondi's new album, Finesse, features a consortium of Viennese classical freelancers and New York jazz talent.
Rotondi compares the sound of his ensemble with strings to Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet, emphasizing the harmonic aspects of the music. [ more ]
morecomposer
#international-womens-day
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Miriam Ast - #IWD 2024. Part of 'Giant Steps : Women to the Fore'

Eight European jazz publications are featuring rising female jazz stars in a series called Giant Steps: #Womentothefore for International Women's Day 2024.
Miriam Ast, an accomplished jazz vocalist and band leader, released her debut album, won a Best Vocalist Award, and teaches jazz singing while incorporating European folk songs in her music. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Previewing our 2024 #IWD Features

Highlighting notable women in jazz
Encouraging diversity and perseverance in the music industry [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Miriam Ast - #IWD 2024. Part of 'Giant Steps : Women to the Fore'

Eight European jazz publications are featuring rising female jazz stars in a series called Giant Steps: #Womentothefore for International Women's Day 2024.
Miriam Ast, an accomplished jazz vocalist and band leader, released her debut album, won a Best Vocalist Award, and teaches jazz singing while incorporating European folk songs in her music. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Previewing our 2024 #IWD Features

Highlighting notable women in jazz
Encouraging diversity and perseverance in the music industry [ more ]
moreinternational-womens-day
#music-review
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Chris Potter - 'Eagle's Point'

Chris Potter's album Eagle's Point showcases exceptional skill and control in music-making.
The quartet of musicians in Eagle's Point, including Brad Mehldau and Brian Blade, bring passion and emotion to the record. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Liv Andrea Hauge Trio - 'Ville Blomster'

Ville Blomster album showcases thoughtful melodies and mature improvisations
Liv Andrea Hauge Trio's music reflects a blend of influences and creates a unique sound with sensitive bandmate contributions [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Bobby Wellins Quartet - 'What Was Happening' - rec. 1978/79

Bobby Wellins was a complex figure but highly respected in the jazz community.
His musical abilities and contributions to British jazz are highlighted in the album review. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Chris Potter - 'Eagle's Point'

Chris Potter's album Eagle's Point showcases exceptional skill and control in music-making.
The quartet of musicians in Eagle's Point, including Brad Mehldau and Brian Blade, bring passion and emotion to the record. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Liv Andrea Hauge Trio - 'Ville Blomster'

Ville Blomster album showcases thoughtful melodies and mature improvisations
Liv Andrea Hauge Trio's music reflects a blend of influences and creates a unique sound with sensitive bandmate contributions [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Bobby Wellins Quartet - 'What Was Happening' - rec. 1978/79

Bobby Wellins was a complex figure but highly respected in the jazz community.
His musical abilities and contributions to British jazz are highlighted in the album review. [ more ]
moremusic-review
London Jazz News
4 months ago
Music

#IWD2024: Sarah Weller

Sarah Weller appointed Head of Music at Ronnie Scott's Club in 2023.
Weller's diverse music career includes singing, DJing, and working with various genres before focusing on jazz. [ more ]
The Atlantic
4 months ago
Music

A Serene Jazz Masterpiece Turns 65

'Kind of Blue' by Miles Davis is considered the best-selling and best-loved jazz album of all time.
The year 1959 marked the release of several iconic jazz albums that shaped the genre, with 'Kind of Blue' standing the test of time. [ more ]
Pitchfork
4 months ago
Music

Kamasi Washington Announces Album and Tour, Shares Video for New Song "Prologue"

Fearless Movement is Kamasi Washington's upcoming album described as a 'dance album' focused on expressing spirit through music and movement.
The album features collaborations with various artists including Thundercat, Terrace Martin, George Clinton, and D Smoke. [ more ]
#music-performance
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
4 months ago
Silicon Valley

Ayo Brame in San Jose | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

Ayo Brame aims to elevate jazz to new heights through traditional forms with unexpected fluidity.
Brame demonstrates courage by choosing the hard path towards mastery, showcasing a rare talent on the verge of greatness. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Fergus McCreadie Trio at Kings Place

The Fergus McCreadie Trio performed as part of the Scotland Unwrapped series at Kings Place, London.
The band played a set with shifting moods, combining traditional folk music with a jazz-oriented treatment. [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
4 months ago
Silicon Valley

Ayo Brame in San Jose | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

Ayo Brame aims to elevate jazz to new heights through traditional forms with unexpected fluidity.
Brame demonstrates courage by choosing the hard path towards mastery, showcasing a rare talent on the verge of greatness. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Fergus McCreadie Trio at Kings Place

The Fergus McCreadie Trio performed as part of the Scotland Unwrapped series at Kings Place, London.
The band played a set with shifting moods, combining traditional folk music with a jazz-oriented treatment. [ more ]
moremusic-performance
londonjazznews.com
4 months ago
London music

Organic Soulfood and Fifth Column at Opus Jazz Club, Budapest

Opus Jazz Club is a vital venue for contemporary music and jazz in Budapest.
BMC record label showcases diverse jazz projects with local and international artists. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Xavier Richardeau - 'A Caribbean Thing'

Xavier Richardeau blends Afro-Caribbean musical idioms seamlessly.
The ensemble's performance in 'A Caribbean Thing' showcases diverse sub-genres like biguine, reggae, mazurka, calypso, montuno, and samba. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Gaz Hughes Trio at Pizza Express Dean Street

The power of building a successful jazz tour with strong organizational skills and dedication to the music.
Emphasis on the importance of musical communication between skilled musicians in jazz performances. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Music

How Beyonce Jolted the Cuban Singer Dayme Arocena Into a Fresh Era

Arocena moves from serious jazz to a pop sound with Afro-Latina pride.
Arocena's music combines Afro-Cuban folklore, post-salsa timba, and outside influences like R&B. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Soul on Ice Festival at Rich Mix and The Place, 14-17 Mar.

The Soul on Ice Festival in London will feature jazz musicians Vincent Davis, Ari Brown, and Ed Wilkerson.
Ari Brown, an 80-year-old saxophonist and flautist, has played with notable jazz musicians such as Archie Shepp and Sonny Stitt. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

John Goldsby / Billy Test - 'Swim for Your Life'

John Goldsby and Billy Test explore an intimate shared single voice on their fourth duo album.
The album features a mix of classic American songs, original compositions, and playful dances. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Kevin Figes - 'Wallpaper Music II'

Kevin Figes' second release showcases his unique blend of jazz, prog-rock, and other influences.
The album features his quartet of talented musicians, along with the captivating vocals of Brigitte Beraha. [ more ]
#motherhood
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Mothers In Jazz (79): Ada Rovatti

Organization is essential in balancing motherhood and career
Don't be afraid to ask for help and don't try to be the superhero [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Mothers In Jazz (75): Natascha Roth

The importance of co-sleeping and minimalism in parenting
The benefits of taking time off and not feeling guilty about it [ more ]
London Jazz News
7 months ago
London music

Mothers In Jazz (72): Melanie Dahan

Balancing motherhood and a career is possible with the right mindset and support.
Anticipating, organizing, and prioritizing are key tips for mothers in jazz. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Mothers In Jazz (79): Ada Rovatti

Organization is essential in balancing motherhood and career
Don't be afraid to ask for help and don't try to be the superhero [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Mothers In Jazz (75): Natascha Roth

The importance of co-sleeping and minimalism in parenting
The benefits of taking time off and not feeling guilty about it [ more ]
London Jazz News
7 months ago
London music

Mothers In Jazz (72): Melanie Dahan

Balancing motherhood and a career is possible with the right mindset and support.
Anticipating, organizing, and prioritizing are key tips for mothers in jazz. [ more ]
moremotherhood
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
5 months ago
Silicon Valley

Nicolas Bearde in San Jose | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

Nicolas Bearde is a smooth baritone jazz maestro based in Nashville.
His upcoming show at Mama Kin in San Jose promises a romantic and intimate evening filled with timeless jazz melodies. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
Music

Jazz Winners at the 2024 GRAMMY's

The 2024/66th GRAMMY Awards took place in Los Angeles, with winners announced in various jazz categories.
Morgan Enos, a Grammy staff writer, was commended for his diligent writing and flawless copy at the ceremony. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Tony Kinsey Big Band at the Hampton Hub Club

The Tony Kinsey Big Band performed a tribute concert to celebrate Tony Kinsey's jazz longevity and compositional prowess.
The audience was impressed by the power of the ensemble and the finesse of the writing, and the concert was deemed a triumph. [ more ]
#drummer
Washington Post
5 months ago
Music

British rockers Squid bring their 'twisted, 21st-century jazz' to D.C.

Ollie Judge, drummer and lead singer for Squid, discusses the challenges of singing while drumming.
Squid's music has been labeled as post-punk, but Judge describes it as a twisted, 21st-century jazz. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

Mondays with Morgan: Adam Cruz - Vortex, London, 13 January

Adam Cruz has upcoming performances in London at the Vortex and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.
Cruz will be playing with bassist Joris Teepe and pianist Barry Green in London, and with pianist Danilo Pérez and bassist John Patitucci on a tour in March. [ more ]
Washington Post
5 months ago
Music

British rockers Squid bring their 'twisted, 21st-century jazz' to D.C.

Ollie Judge, drummer and lead singer for Squid, discusses the challenges of singing while drumming.
Squid's music has been labeled as post-punk, but Judge describes it as a twisted, 21st-century jazz. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

Mondays with Morgan: Adam Cruz - Vortex, London, 13 January

Adam Cruz has upcoming performances in London at the Vortex and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.
Cruz will be playing with bassist Joris Teepe and pianist Barry Green in London, and with pianist Danilo Pérez and bassist John Patitucci on a tour in March. [ more ]
moredrummer
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Chuck Israels - 'Bass Notes: Jazz in American Culture: A Personal View'

Chuck Israels, an 87-year-old bass player, has written a book about jazz in America that combines autobiographical elements with reflections on his six years as the bass player in Bill Evans' classic trio.
The book contains fascinating material about Israels' path in the jazz world and his experiences playing with Evans, but suffers from some repetition and lack of coherence. [ more ]
Pitchfork
5 months ago
Music

Melanie, Beloved Woodstock Performer and "Brand New Key" Singer, Dies at 76

Singer-songwriter Melanie, known for her performance at Woodstock, has died at the age of 76.
Melanie's music drew influence from folk, jazz, and the high-drama work of artists like Edith Piaf. [ more ]
londonjazznews.com
5 months ago
London music

What Never A Dull Moment!' Teaches Us About Les McCann's Music & Legacy

Les McCann viewed life as never a dull moment, which is reflected in his career and music.
McCann's later work showcased his skills as a singer rather than just a pianist. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
Music

Marlena Shaw, 'California Soul' singer, dead at 81

Marlena Shaw, the jazz and R&B vocalist known for 'California Soul,' has passed away at 81.
Shaw's version of 'California Soul' became the standard and has been widely sampled in various genres. [ more ]
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London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Jamil Sheriff's Five Gold Rings - 'Red Kite'

Red Kite is an album by the jazz quintet led by Jamil Sheriff, who is also the head of the music and education department at Leeds Conservatoire.
All ten tracks on the album are Sheriff originals in the post-bop tradition, with influences that range from Miles Davis to Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Ethan Iverson - 'Technically Acceptable'

Ethan Iverson's album 'Technically Acceptable' features two piano trios, a piano-theremin duo, and a solo piano sonata.
Iverson combines elements of 1930s and 40s style with a contemporary sound and dynamic in his piano-bass-drums trio. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Jamil Sheriff's Five Gold Rings - 'Red Kite'

Red Kite is an album by the jazz quintet led by Jamil Sheriff, who is also the head of the music and education department at Leeds Conservatoire.
All ten tracks on the album are Sheriff originals in the post-bop tradition, with influences that range from Miles Davis to Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Ethan Iverson - 'Technically Acceptable'

Ethan Iverson's album 'Technically Acceptable' features two piano trios, a piano-theremin duo, and a solo piano sonata.
Iverson combines elements of 1930s and 40s style with a contemporary sound and dynamic in his piano-bass-drums trio. [ more ]
morealbum-review
#winter-jazzfest
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Impulse! Showcase at NYC Winter Jazzfest

Winter Jazzfest showcases are diverse and educational, featuring a mix of familiar and lesser-known artists.
Brandee Younger honors Alice Coltrane and showcases her harp skills, while Irreversible Entanglements brings a more controlled sound. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Joe Lovano & Shabaka at Dizzy's Club NYC

Shabaka is the artist-in-residence at NYC's Winter Jazzfest, performing five nights in a row.
This is Shabaka's first time at Winter Jazzfest without his saxophone, showcasing his skills on various types of flutes instead. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Impulse! Showcase at NYC Winter Jazzfest

Winter Jazzfest showcases are diverse and educational, featuring a mix of familiar and lesser-known artists.
Brandee Younger honors Alice Coltrane and showcases her harp skills, while Irreversible Entanglements brings a more controlled sound. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Joe Lovano & Shabaka at Dizzy's Club NYC

Shabaka is the artist-in-residence at NYC's Winter Jazzfest, performing five nights in a row.
This is Shabaka's first time at Winter Jazzfest without his saxophone, showcasing his skills on various types of flutes instead. [ more ]
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Boston.com
6 months ago
Boston Celtics

Joe Mazzulla marveled at Jazz coach's 'beautiful answer' about what makes Celtics defense dominant

The Celtics' defense was highly effective in their victory over the Jazz, with every starter recording a block and the team forcing 18 turnovers.
According to Celtics assistant coach Joe Mazzulla, the team's defensive prowess is closely tied to their offensive performance. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

Tony Kinsey - Celebration Concert, 28 Jan, Hampton Hub Club

Tony Kinsey, a star of post-war UK jazz, will have a concert celebrating his music in southwest London.
Kinsey was a prominent figure in the London club scene of the 1950s and played with visiting American jazz stars such as Billie Holiday and Oscar Peterson. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Music

5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Strata-East Records

Strata-East Records was founded in 1971 and became a hub for Afrocentric and psychedelic jazz that wasn't accepted by the mainstream.
The label's albums spoke to the Civil Rights struggles of Black Americans and are widely celebrated, with original copies selling for hundreds of dollars.
None of the albums from Strata-East Records are available on Spotify, making this guided tour of the label from 10 writers and musicians essential. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Music

Pop, drill and inhuman metalcore: new music to get excited about in 2024

From Brixton, London Recommended if you like Central Cee, Little Simz, Kwengface Up next Mixtape later in 2024; Netflix drama The Kitchen Without wanting to stoke the hype fires too carelessly, this Brixton MC has one of the keenest minds and sharpest tongues in rap music today, not just in the UK but across the world.
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

Mondays with Morgan: Adam Deitch - new album 'Roll the Tape'

Adam Deitch's new album, Roll the Tape, was released on November 10 featuring a collaboration with John Scofield.
Deitch's playing style has evolved to become more subtle, vibier, and dynamic on Roll the Tape. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
Music

Mondays with Morgan: Jennifer Wharton (new album 'Grit & Grace')

Jennifer Wharton's band Bonegasm is known for its trombone-based music, but Wharton wants listeners to forget about the instrument and focus on the music.
The trombone has a versatile range of emotions and plays a crucial role in jazz tradition. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

Jazzahead! 2024 - full list of showcase acts announced

Three UK acts have been chosen for the jazzahead! Showcase programme after a gap in 2023.
The Netherlands is the partner country for jazzahead! 2024 with a focus on African jazz. [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
7 months ago
East Bay food

After 26 years, California Jazz Conservatory's founder steps down

The major jazz institutions in the Bay Area have experienced a change in leadership this year.
Susan Muscarella has stepped down as president of the California Jazz Conservatory and is focusing on teaching and writing a book. [ more ]
Pitchfork
7 months ago
Music

Vijay Iyer Trio Announce New Album Compassion, Share Songs: Listen

Pianist Vijay Iyer announces new album 'Compassion' with Linda May Han Oh and Tyshawn Sorey as the Vijay Iyer Trio
The album is set to be released on February 2, 2022, via ECM [ more ]
London Jazz News
7 months ago
London music

Fergus McCreadie - Sketches

Fergus McCreadie's solo piano debut shows confidence and authenticity, drawing influence from Keith Jarrett but with a unique blend of Scottish folk, classical, and jazz.
The album features four improvisations and a reprise of a song from McCreadie's previous album, showcasing his versatility and jazz credentials. [ more ]
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