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New Music From Regina Carter!

From JazzTimes JT Track Premiere: “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” On April 21, OKeh Records/Sony Music Masterworks will release Ella: Accentuate the Positive, jazz violinist Regina Carter’s new album celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald, and marking the 100th centennial of Fitzgerald’s birth. For this project, Carter selected songs both familiar and from deeper in Fitzgerald’s catalog, envisioned through a lens of 1950s and ’60s soul and blues: “One of the many things that I adore about Ella is that she just loved music and didn’t box herself in,” Carter explains. “She recorded everything, not just the American Songbook—doo-wop, Stevie Wonder and Beatles songs, even some country [and] western music. The fact that she experimented with so many different styles made me feel that, with this record, I would pay respect to her by taking the music and doing something else with it. I feel that she would smile in agreement.” The... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 24th, 2017 in News


Kathy Mattea brings her living room to the Holland Center

From Omaha World-Herald Singer Kathy Mattea brings her living room to the Holland Center By: Betsie Freeman Not long after singer Kathy Mattea took the stage at the Holland Center on Saturday night, the folding chairs started to feel like... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 23rd, 2017 in News


Jazz 100: "provocative tribute to jazz giants"

From The Chicago Tribune Review: Danilo Perez leads provocative tribute to jazz giants at Orchestra Hall By: Howard Reich Not all celebrations are loud, raucous and overbearing. Some are subtle, sophisticated and sublime, such as the one Panamanian pianist Danilo... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 20th, 2017 in News


’tis the ancestors breath

From Sweet Honey In The Rock “Can’t no one know at sunrise how this day is going to end / Can’t no one know at sunset if the next day will begin” (SPIRITUAL, words and music by Ysaye Maria Barnwell)... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 20th, 2017 in News


Bach celebrated in glorious baroque concerts

From The San Diego Union-Tribune Review: Bach celebrated in glorious baroque concerts By: Christian Hertzog It’s been a great week for local early music fans. They’re enjoying an unprecedented four-concert festival, “Sounds of the Baroque,” involving three San Diego organizations.... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 14th, 2017 in News


Monsieur Perine on Touring

From Billboard Monsieur Perine on Touring: ‘We Try to Meet Other Artists We Want to Collaborate or Write Songs With’ By: Griselda Flores Touring isn’t just about the exposure for Monsieur Periné; it’s also an opportunity to connect with artists... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 10th, 2017 in News


Deva Mahal in Carnegie Tribute to Aretha Franklin

From Billboard The Queen of Soul Receives a Multi-Artist Tribute at Carnegie Hall With ‘The Music of Aretha Franklin’ By: Frank Scheck The Queen of Soul wasn’t in attendance, but Aretha Franklin would have certainly been thrilled by the musical tribute... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 7th, 2017 in News


NPR First Listen: 'Cubafonia'

From NPR First Listen: Daymé Arocena, ‘Cubafonía’ By: Felix Contreras There is something going on in Cuba that is, quite simply, raising the bar on music of all kinds. An incredibly talented and visionary group of Cuban millennials are reimagining... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 3rd, 2017 in News


8 Great Jazz Covers of Pop Songs

From Paste 8 Great Jazz Covers of Pop Songs By: Alexa Peters Over the last few years, jazzy covers of modern-day pop tunes with accompanying 1920s-style videos have been trending all over the internet. Many of these covers come from... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 1st, 2017 in News


Jazz FM Award Nomination for Brad Mehldau

Congratulations to Brad Mehldau on his nomination for Jazz FM’s International Jazz Artist Award! For the full list of nominees click here Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 1st, 2017 in News


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