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Hudson Raises The Roof

From Ottawa Citizen Jazzfest review: Hudson raised the NAC Theatre’s roof with its jazz-rock By: Peter Hum In a set of concerts that’s been dubbed the Jazz Warriors series, there can only be one Braveheart. That most ferocious of musicians was drummer Jack DeJohnette, flailing, grooving and even singing at his kit on Saturday night when the 74-year-old led the charge of the jazz supergroup Hudson. The band also included guitarist John Scofield, keyboardist John Medeski and bassist Larry Grenadier, who like DeJohnette are world-class jazz musicians who happen to call New York’s Hudson River Valley home. The band’s playing history has so far been limited — its first gig was in 2014 at its “neighbourhood” jazz festival in Woodstock, and in Ottawa, it was just four shows into its first big summer tour, following the release of its debut disc. But in the packed NAC Theatre, the band hit... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 26th, 2017 in News


Portuguese Artists To Honor & Aid Fire Victims

From Billboard Portuguese Artists to Honor and Aid Forest Fire Victims With Solidarity Concert By: Judy Cantor-Navas Lisbon concert to raise funds for areas affected by tragic blaze in Central Portugal Ana Moura, Rui Veloso, David Fonseca, Camané, Amor Electro... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 26th, 2017 in News


Cuba's Daymé Arocena Finds Religion Through Music

From PRI Cuba’s Daymé Arocena found her religion through music By: Maria Murriel Daymé Arocena strolls onstage barefoot, beaming as her band primes an audience in Boston for 90 minutes of Cuban jazz. Her head is wrapped in a white... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 23rd, 2017 in News


Jazz Provides A Foundation For Growth

From Edmonton Journal Dianne Reeves packs more than jazz tunes into her eclectic concert adventures By: Roger Levesque Few jazz singers alive have the power, the vocal range, the assured delivery or the wide-ranging taste in repertoire that Dianne Reeves... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 23rd, 2017 in News


Q&A: Sidewalk Chalk

From Richmond Magazine Q&A: Sidewalk Chalk By: Briana Thorton The members of Chicago band Sidewalk Chalk are passionate, energetic and soulful, and, presenting a wide variety of sounds through their live instrumentation (take a listen on their YouTube channel), the... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 23rd, 2017 in News


An Impressive New voice: Jazzmeia Horn

From Huffington Post An Impressive New voice: Jazzmeia Horn’s “A Social Call” By: Ralph A. Miriello It should be no surprise that twenty-six-year old jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn is one of the most impressive new voices on the music scene... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 23rd, 2017 in News


The Guardian: Songs of Female Power

From The Guardian Lila Downs: Salón, Lágrimas y Deseo review – songs of female power By: Robin Denselow After bravely but cheerfully examining the problems of contemporary Mexico on Balas y Chocolate, two years ago, and then attacking Trump with... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 22nd, 2017 in News


Jazz Night In America: 'Still Dreaming'

From WBGO Jazz Night In America: Still Dreaming – Joshua Redman’s Tribute To A Tribute By:Nate Chinen When Joshua Redman blew onto the scene in the early 1990s — a saxophonist brimming with intellect and energy, but refreshingly unhurried with... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 22nd, 2017 in News


Music To Speak For The Voiceless

From South Bend Tribune Trumpeter Terence Blanchard uses his music to speak for the voiceless By: Howard Dukes Taylor Hackford knew who to call when looking for a musician to do the original soundtrack for his film “The Comedian.” He... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 22nd, 2017 in News


Hudson: Album Of The Day

From Bandcamp Daily Album of the Day: Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield, ‘Hudson’ By: Patrick Jarenwattananon The members of the jazz supergroup Hudson share a language created in cities: by dense hive-minds of musicians, the spaces... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 22nd, 2017 in News


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