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Sanborn Brings an Afternoon of Jazz

From Broadway World Kean Stage Announces The Appearance Of David Sanborn Quintet For An Afternoon Of Jazz By: BWW News Desk […] Sanborn is excited about playing with this particular group of artists – Michael Dease on trombone, Andy Ezrin on piano/keyboards, Ben Williams on bass and Billy Kilson on drums. “We’re redefining the tunes as we go,” said Sanborn. “Every night, we have a different way of approaching the songs. I really like that sense of spontaneity and being surprised by what goes on onstage. I’m always curious to try different ways of playing to keep myself interested.” A lot has changed for Sanborn since that historic day 50 years ago when he performed with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band at Woodstock. “We were the second to last act, right before Jimi Hendrix,” he said. “We hung out for seven or eight hours backstage before we went on. It... Read The Full Article

Posted Jan 23rd, 2019 in News


The Bad Plus' “Family-Style Art Project”

From The Pittsburgh Current With Pianist Orrin Evans, Jazz Trio The Bad Plus Continues Its “Family-Style Art Project” By: Mike Shanley Throughout its existence, the Bad Plus has continually challenged the expectations of what a piano trio should sound like.... Read The Full Article

Posted Jan 23rd, 2019 in News


Mark Guiliana on BBC Radio 3

From BBC Radio 3: J to Z Mark Guiliana and Makaya McCraven By: Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else More highlights from a standout set by drummer Mark Guiliana and his jazz quartet, recorded live at Ronnie Scott’s in London. Mark... Read The Full Article

Posted Jan 23rd, 2019 in News


A Conversation with Anat Cohen

From Music & Literature A Conversation With Anat Cohen By: Daniel Medin […] I was wondering about the status of your other collaborations, like The Three Cohens, or the quartet. It seems a tremendous feat, given the separate careers and... Read The Full Article

Posted Jan 23rd, 2019 in News


Dianne Reeves at TD James Moody Jazz Festival

From Jazz Police The 2018 TD James Moody Jazz Festival By: Sheila Horne Mason It isn’t every day that you have two of the greatest voices in jazz on the same bill. So, this concert was a musical feast for... Read The Full Article

Posted Jan 22nd, 2019 in News


Terence Blanchard Nominated for Oscar

From The 91st Academy Awards Congratulations to Terence Blanchard, whose Original Score for Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman was nominated this morning for the 2019 Academy Award for Best Original Score! See the full list of nominees here Read The Full Article

Posted Jan 22nd, 2019 in News


Kneebody Shares Secret Language

From Drum Channel Kneebody – Band Clinic and Interview We are excited to sit down with some of today’s most prominent jazz musicians and discuss their ideas of improvising and music. Kneebody consists of Ben Wendel (Tenor), Nate Wood (Drums),... Read The Full Article

Posted Jan 21st, 2019 in News


Jazzmeia Horn Trumpets History

From The Houston Chronicle Singer Jazzmeia Horn trumpets history By: Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Jazzmeia Horn was destined for a career in music. Her pianist grandmother, who dreamed of becoming a working musician but was denied a cabaret card in the... Read The Full Article

Posted Jan 18th, 2019 in News


JAZZIZ Backstage Pass: Joe Lovano

From JAZZIZ JAZZIZ Backstage Pass: Joe Lovano By: Brian Zimmerman Joe Lovano may be best known for his outstanding tenure at Blue Note Records, which he’s called home since 1991. But he’s also been a vital presence on the German... Read The Full Article

Posted Jan 17th, 2019 in News


Donna Grantis Shares 'Diamonds & Dynamite'

From Billboard Prince Collaborator Donna Grantis Shares ‘Diamonds & Dynamite’ Title Track: Premiere By: Gary Graff Donna Grantis understandably had the late Prince on her mind while making her new solo album, Diamonds & Dynamite, whose title track is premiering... Read The Full Article

Posted Jan 17th, 2019 in News


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