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One of the Most Gifted Saxophonists of Our Time

From Ladue News Persons of Interest: David Sanborn By: Paul Brown David Sanborn, in my opinion, is one of the most gifted, dedicated and celebrated saxophonists of our time. The music he makes has taken him on an incredible journey that started when he was growing up in Kirkwood. A 1963 graduate of Kirkwood Senior High School, Sanborn has gone on to win six Grammy Awards and to release 24 albums – eight of which went gold, and one platinum. There are so many fantastic parts of Sanborn’s story that it was hard to figure out where to start or how to tell it – something apparently Sanborn himself can sympathize with. We both realized this when I asked him what I thought was going to be a simple question, about the kind of music he plays. Even though he’s known as a great jazz artist, he goes out of... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 17th, 2017 in News


Today's Top Tune: Dayme Arocena

From KCRW Today’s Top Tune: Daymé Arocena’s Mambo N’Má With Cuba’s gates opening to the US we’re eager to embrace the island’s rich musical culture. An artist with a distinctive point of view is Daymé Arocena whose compositions are rooted... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 17th, 2017 in News


Ladysmith Black Mambazo Uplifts

From The Gainesville Sun Ladysmith Black Mambazo brings famed sound to the Phillips Center Tuesday By: Tyler Francischine When dialogue and diplomacy fail, only the universal language of music remains to unite the masses. For more than four decades, the... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 17th, 2017 in News


New Track From Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

From American Songwriter Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge Find Greener Grass on New Track By: Brittney McKenna In 2014, guitarists Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge received widespread critical acclaim for their debut album as a duo, Avalon, an unlikely instrumental... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 15th, 2017 in News


Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau on A Prairie Home Companion

From Nonesuch Watch: Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau Perform “Scarlet Town” on “A Prairie Home Companion” Mandolinist Chris Thile, the new host of the beloved public radio show A Prairie Home Companion, welcomed label mate pianist Brad Mehldau to the... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 14th, 2017 in News


Kathy Mattea makes winter a little warmer

From The Daily Campus Kathy Mattea makes UConn winter a little warmer By: Brian Roach On Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., Grammy Award-winning country singer Kathy Mattea appeared on stage, alongside her guitarist and friend Bill Cooley, at the... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 14th, 2017 in News


Congratulations to IMN's ECHO Jazz Nominees!

Congratulations to this year’s ECHO Jazz nominees! Most especially to these artists from the IMN family: ENSEMBLE INTERNATIONAL Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo (Nearness) INSTRUMENTALIST/IN INTERNATIONAL PIANO/KEYBOARDS Brad Mehldau (Nearness) INSTRUMENTALIST/ IN INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHON/WOODWINDS Joshua Redman (Nearness) INSTRUMENTALIST/IN INTERNATIONAL GITARRE John... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 10th, 2017 in Awards


Regina Carter Celebrates The Legacy Of Ella Fitzgerald

From WBUR Jazz Violinist Regina Carter Celebrates The Legacy Of Ella Fitzgerald By: Alison Bruzek and Meghna Chakrabarti Jazz violinist Regina Carter’s new album, “Ella: Accentuate the Positive,” was inspired by musical legend Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday. She joins us... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 10th, 2017 in News


Funk and soul jazz legend Maceo Parker

From WGN Radio Funk and soul jazz legend Maceo Parker: “I feel lucky everytime I get to perform in Chicago” The great funk legend Maceo Parker joins Justin to talk about his career, his memories of playing in Chicago, coming... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 10th, 2017 in News


Huff Post Grammy Preview: The Actual Best Albums Of 2016

From The Huffington Post Grammy Preview: The Actual Best Albums Of 2016 By: Michael Giltz Hey, I know exactly why people do best of the year lists: to force themselves to knuckle down and watch that final movie they missed,... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 10th, 2017 in News


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