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An Example for the People

From OkayAfrica Fatoumata Diawara: “People Need an Example in Africa, Because Politicians Can’t Be Our Example” By: Angel E. Fraden When I met with Fatoumata a few days before her headlining performance at Brooklyn Bowl for the World Music Institute’s Festival of Mali, she was still glowing after a grueling day of press. It took just a few minutes for Fatou to warm up and lean in as she tells me about her life– habitually swooping beaded braids over the top of her head in a playful manner that lets me know she’s comfortable. As we spoke an exuberant glimmer of hope remained in Fatou’s eyes, even as she described the unfortunate circumstances that cripple and hinder her native Mali and the rest of Africa. The juxtaposition elicits echoes of Fatou’s “Kanou Dan Yen” (or “Stop loving/Our love has no future”), an exceptionally beautiful song from the new record about... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 14th, 2018 in News


50 Best Albums of 2018 (So Far)

From Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far The Bad Plus, ‘Never Stop II’ Since forming in 2000, the Bad Plus have grown from upstart into institution, one of the few contemporary jazz acts to show up on... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 14th, 2018 in News


David Sanborn Doesn't Let Genres Define Him

From The Columbus Dispatch Saxophonist David Sanborn does’t let genres define himself or his music By: Julia Oller David Sanborn has six Grammy Awards, two dozen albums and a countless number of appearances as a session player, but he talks... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 14th, 2018 in News


New Punch Brothers' Album: 'All Ashore'

From Nonesuch Punch Brothers’ First Self-Produced Album, “All Ashore,” Due July 20 on Nonesuch Punch Brothers’ first self-produced album, All Ashore, is due on CD and digitally July 20, 2018, from Nonesuch Records, with the vinyl to come September 7.... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 14th, 2018 in News


Artistic Director Of NJPAC's All-Female Jazz Residency

From New Jersey Stage Regina Carter Named Artistic Director Of NJPAC’s All-Female Jazz Residency The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced that acclaimed jazz violinist Regina Carter will serve as Artistic Director of this summer’s All-Female Jazz Residency.... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 13th, 2018 in News


Moment's Notice: 'Scandal'

From Point of Departure Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints: Scandal By: Troy Collins Scandal marks the first time trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Joe Lovano have recorded a full studio album together as co-leaders. The two crossed paths... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 13th, 2018 in News


Interview: Jazzmeia Horn

From Rochester City Newspaper INTERVIEW: Jazzmeia Horn By: Ron Netsky She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, where her grandmother gave her a name that would prove to be prescient. “Jazzmeia” flowed nicely with her last name, Horn, but... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 13th, 2018 in News


Playboy Jazz Fest Highlights New Talent

From Downbeat Playboy Jazz Fest Highlights New Talent and Genre Titans By: Andy Hermann For the first time in its 40-year history, the Playboy Jazz Festival returned to the Hollywood Bowl without its founder, Hugh Hefner, who passed away in... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 13th, 2018 in News


Have No Fear, Ye Who Enter Here

From For Folks Sake Album | Thomas Bartlett & Nico Muhly – Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music By: Lorenzo Righetto The inscription on the imaginary doorstep leading to this record should read: “Have no fear, ye who enter here”. No... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 11th, 2018 in News


A Talk with Anat Cohen

From The Burlington Free Press A talk with Discover Jazz musician Anat Cohen By: Brent Hallenbeck Watch the interview below: Watch on site here Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 9th, 2018 in News


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