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Dianne Reeves Gives an "Awe-Inspiring" Performance

From The Daily Campus: UCONN Dianne Reeves gives an awe-inspiring performance at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts By: Jamiah Bennett Five-time Grammy winner and jazz artist Dianne Reeves shook Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Feb. 17 with her thundering vocals and contagious personality. “You can clap your hands, stomp your feet, shout out loud or dance down the aisles. It’s okay. Just don’t hurt yourself,” Reeves told the crowd of students and locals sitting in the cabaret setting. “Be free with me.” “She didn’t come across as better than anyone else. For being in the business for so many years, she was humble. She wasn’t a diva,” Sheila of Newington said. “I appreciated her humanness and her talent.” Reeves performed a variety of old and new jazz styles including standard, bossa nova and contemporary during the show that ran about two hours. Read the rest of... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 23rd, 2018 in News


Idan Raichel Performs at Yale

From Yale News Israeli singer Idan Raichel performs at Yale By: Jever Mariwala The show began with a performance by Yale’s Jewish, Israeli and Hebrew a cappella group, Magevet, and continued with Raichel’s hour-long performance. During the concert, Raichel frequently... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 23rd, 2018 in News


Cuban Giants: Valdés and Rubalcaba Play Chicago

From The Chicago Tribune Cuban giants: Valdés and Rubalcaba head to Chicago By: Howard Reich What happens when two of the world’s greatest jazz pianists share a stage, 20 remarkably skilled fingers working 176 keys? And what happens when both... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 23rd, 2018 in News


'Run Deep' Releases March 23

From EurWeb: Electronic Urban Report Deva Mahal Releases Debut Album ‘Run Deep’ March 23 By: Penny Jordan-Lane Genre defying R&B/Soul goddess Deva Mahal is set to release her much-anticipated debut album Run Deep on March 23 via Motéma Music, fresh... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 23rd, 2018 in News


Traditional Irish Music Comes to Park Forest

From The Chicago Tribune Cherish the Ladies brings traditional Irish music to Park Forest By: Jessi Virtusio What started as a concert series in New York City to celebrate the rise of women in what was a male-dominated Irish music... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 23rd, 2018 in News


14 Pop/Rock/Jazz Concerts in NYC

From The New York Times 14 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend BEN WENDEL SEASONS BAND at the Village Vanguard (Feb. 27-March 4, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.). Mr. Wendel is a tenor saxophonist of... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 23rd, 2018 in News


Regina Carter: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

From The Chicago Tribune Violinist Performs Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald By: Annie Alleman A violinist at the top of her game takes on the works of a jazz giant when Regina Carter presents “Simply Ella” at North Central College in... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 22nd, 2018 in News


Grammy-Winner Drops by MCCC

From Southern Chester County Weeklies Grammy-winner drops by Montgomery County Community College Center for Music Technology By: Brian Bingaman Montgomery County Community College’s Lively Arts Series recently hosted five-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and band leader Terence Blanchard. On... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 21st, 2018 in News


Lila Downs and Ana Tijoux: A Musical Legacy

From Remezcla.com Ana Tijoux and Lila Downs Reveal What They Love About Each Other’s Musical Legacies By: Caitlin Donohue Don’t call the alliance a no-brainer, because that would drain the importance of Ana Tijoux and Lila Downs’ artistic connection. A... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 21st, 2018 in News


Sweet Honey: Ensemble-In-Residence

From UChicago News Sweet Honey in the Rock appointed UChicago ensemble-in-residence Sweet Honey in the Rock, an internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-nominated female African-American a cappella ensemble, has been appointed the Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Chicago for... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 21st, 2018 in News


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