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letitiaowens
Sep 05, 2019
In EMERGING ARTISTS
The fiery, free-spirited trumpeter came to New York from Chicago, where she had been blending avant-jazz and punk for nearly a decade. Her 2017 debut album Fly or Die garnered immediate attention, making her an in-demand figure on the Brooklyn-based improvisers scene. Mentored by trumpeter John McNeil while attending a jazz summer camp in Boulder, Colo., Branch relocated to Boston to study at the New England Conservatory, where McNeil was on the faculty. She returned to Chicago and immersed herself in the Windy City’s free jazz legacy by diving into AACM recordings by the likes of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Muhal Richard Abrams and the scene surrounding legendary saxophonist Fred Anderson at the Velvet Lounge. She later fell in with an avant-jazz crowd that included tenor saxophonists Ken Vandermark and rising star players like cornetist Josh Berman, vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, saxophonist Keefe Jackson and drummer Frank Rosaly. Following a stint at Towson University in Baltimore, where she studied with trumpeter Dave Ballou, Branch made her move to New York City in 2015 and quickly hooked up with like-minded members of Brooklyn’s underground scene. Following the release of Fly Or Die, she was was featured in the horn section of Harriet Tubman’s recreation of the Ornette Coleman opus Free Jazz at the 2018 Winter Jazz Fest. Stay tuned to see where this audacious new trumpet star will fly next. (Photo by Peter Gannushkin)
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letitiaowens
Sep 05, 2019
In EMERGING ARTISTS
The New York-based drummer/composer has been an emerging talent on the scene in recent years. With the release of The Journey, his 2018 debut recording produced by master drummer and mentor Michael Carvin, Beck pays homage to the classic straight-ahead style of jazz while infusing elements of his African roots and gospel upbringing. Honing his craft on the stage with the likes of pianists Cyrus Chestnut and Mulgrew Miller, bassists Rufus Reid and Charles Fambrough, saxophonists Oliver Lake and David Murray, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, guitarist Mark Whitfield and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, the Philadelphia native plays with true emotion, sensitivity and power. And his compositional skills place him in rare company among drummers. This gentle giant is all in for the music and he understands how music can affect people. “We need honesty and love, that’s what the world needs,” he says. “And that’s what I’m here to do. I’m just here to share what God has blessed me with and give it to the world.” With interpretations of Wayne Shorter’s “Nefertiti” and Eric Clapton’s “Tears In Heaven,” interspersed with several potent originals, Beck makes a strong case for wider recognition with The Journey. (Photo by Gulnara Khamatova)
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Sep 05, 2019
In NEW CD RELEASES
Theo Croker, Star People Nation (Sony) Release date: May 17 Trumpeter/composer Theo Croker’s unique sound blends contemporary beats with the jazz tradition of his grandfather Don Cheatham and his mentor Donald Byrd. His new album, Star People Nation, took him 18 months to complete. He calls it an intimate exploration of the everyday rituals of blackness and a “self-reflective collection of provocative, powerfully passionate and boundary-busting compositions that speak to our greater, shared human existence.” Indeed, it may be his most personal release to date. This is because it finds him at the helm of production, songwriting and performance, often placing his horn in the role of the narrator and expressing himself via a personal interpretation of black American music that has taken him thirty years to perfect. “I’m embracing my own multi-cultural-ness within my blackness,” Croker explains. “I’m embracing my instrument, my story and who I am as a player and composer for the first
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letitiaowens
Sep 05, 2019
In NEW CD RELEASES
Release date: May 17 Thina is the new album by Seba Kaapstad, a multi-national neo-soul quartet comprised of a South African, a Swazi and two German members – vocalist Ndumiso Manana and Zoe Modiga, and musicians Sebastian Schuster and Philip Scheibel. Their union represents a coming together of worlds and ideas and their music speaks in favor of multiculturalism as a major creative force. Indeed, the title of the album comes from the Swazi word for “us.” Seba Kaapstad, who are quickly becoming one of the hottest neo-soul groups, describe themselves as “conjuring beatific grooves that radiate with alluvial soul, celestial jazz, electronic experimentation and the polyrhythmic essence of Africa.” Thinamarks their debut release for Mello Music. CREDIT: JAZZIZ MAGAZINE: by MATT MICUCCI

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letitiaowens
Sep 05, 2019
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Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, Andrew Cyrille,Devotion (Greenleaf) Release date: May 17 Devotion is trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Uri Caine’s follow-up to their acclaimed 2014 album Present Joys, on which they turned selections from the Sacred Harp songbook into jazz-rooted dialogues. Having played as a duo for many years, they are joined on Devotion by legendary drummer Andrew Cyrille, whose in-the-moment creativity provides the perfect rhythmic presence for Douglas and Caine’s interactions. Devotion is an album both intimate and buoyant; a collection of Douglas originals written in “devotion” to such great composers as Dizzy Gillespie, Carla Bley, Aine Nakamura, Mary Lou Williams and more. However, Douglas argues that it is also a tribute to his collaborators. “In this trio, I felt that a particular focus and intention were required,” he explains. “To play with Uri and Andrew, I needed to go to a particularly reverent space as a trumpeter.” CREDIT: JAZZIZ MAGAZINE: by MATT MICUCCI

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Sep 05, 2019
In NEW CD RELEASES
Joel Ross, KingMaker (Blue Note) Release date: May 3 Having left an indelible mark on the albums of such artists as Makaya McCraven and Marquis Hill, vibraphonist/composer Joel Ross adds his name to Blue Note’s jazz vibraphone legacy with his own debut album, KingMaker. For this first release, produced by bassist Harish Raghavan, Ross convened his Good Vibes band, including saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, pianist Jeremy Corren, bassist Benjamin Tiberio and drummer Jeremy Dutton, plus special guest vocalist Gretchen Parlato. The music on KingMaker is sophisticated, emotional, confident and brimming with youthful energy. It also comes from a personal place and finds Ross following the advice he once received from vibraphone legend Bobby Hutcherson to “write about your life and write every day.” CREDIT: JAZZIZ MAGAZINE: by MATT MICUCCI

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letitiaowens
Sep 05, 2019
In JAZZ NEWS & NOTES
The itinerary includes four nights at one of Porter’s favourite venues, London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Published on September 3, 2019 By Tim Peacock Gregory Porter has announced plans for a major UK tour, with a full 13 dates planned for next year. The much acclaimed jazz singer will perform a series of arena shows in May 2020, as well as four nights at the Royal Albert Hall, somewhere he has regularly played over the years.  Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9am this Friday, 6 September. For further information on all the dates, visit the artist’s official website. With five studio albums and a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album obtained back in 2014, Gregory Porter remains one of the world’s most successful modern jazz vocalists. He launched his new podcast, The Hang, this year. The series sees the musician sit down with distinguished guests from the fields of art and entertainment. The Hang will run over the course of ten weeks, during which time Porter will meet such distinguished artists as Kamasi Washington, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Amma Asante, Gilles Peterson and Annie Lennox. Each episode will be available via podcast services and will present a candid and in-depth conversation between the host and one of his renowned friends. “It’s beautifully simple,” says Porter. “In each episode I sit down and talk with a close friend of mine, we shoot the breeze about music, life, cars, food, wine, whatever…” The singer will be in the UK throughout May kicking things off with two shows at Manchester Arena on Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 May before heading to Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and Hull. Following his four-night residency at the Royal Albert Hall, Porter rounds off the UK tour with shows in Bournemouth and Brighton. It’s been more than a year since Porter last performed live in the UK, with his final series of three April concerts recorded for live album, One Night Only: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, released just before Christmas. Gregory Porter plays the following UK shows in May 2020: May 9 – Manchester Arena May 10 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena May 11 – Leeds First Direct Arena May 13 – Glasgow SEC Hydro May 14 – Newcastle Utilita Arena May 16 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena May 17 – Hull Bonus Arena May 19, 20, 22 & 23 – London Royal Albert Hall May 25 – Bournemouth International Centre May 26 – Brighton Centre. Listen to the Best of Gregory Porter on Apple Music and Spotify.
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letitiaowens
Sep 05, 2019
In EMERGING ARTISTS
The winner of the 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition is also a winning vocalist, as he demonstrated on his 2015 debut album Jamison on Concord Jazz. “At the time I recorded that album, people knew me as a drummer,” he recalls. “They didn’t know I could sing, and I wanted to merge my gifts.” A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Ross began his music journey at his grandfather’s church, where he sang and played drums. He continued to study music at Douglas Anderson High School and subsequently earned a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies at Florida State University. He then attended the University of New Orleans, where he earned a Master of Music. In 2009, Ross was invited to the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. There he connected with Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Carmen Lundy, who invited the 19-year-old drummer to join her band. Jamison would go on to record with Lundy on Lundy’s Changes and Soul to Soul. His self-titled debut was recorded in New Orleans and featured guest appearances by pianist and Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste. It received a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Ross’ 2018 sophomore release on Concord Jazz, All For One, takes listeners a level deeper into his ethos, further solidifying his reputation as one of his generation’s brightest young talents. (Photo courtesy of Jamison Ross) By Bill Milkowski (Credit: PASTE)
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Sep 05, 2019
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Sasha Berliner At only 20 years old, the vibraphonist is blazing a path for herself as someone to watch. Having already shared the stage with Ravi Coltrane, Ambrose Akinmusire, Matt Wilson, Billy Hart, Victor Wooten and Tyshawn Sorey and having performed at a number of festivals, including the Atlanta Jazz Festival, NYC Winter Jazz Fest and the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, the San Francisco native and current student at The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York is ready to make her big splash with Azalea, set for a September 2019 release. Seton Hawkins wrote in Hot House magazine: “As a versatile drummer and gifted vibraphone player, Sasha wields a technique and musical sense that portends a thrilling career. In her original music, she deserves significant praise.” And she just won the LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award. Not only is Berliner a prodigious vibraphonist, she is also outspoken in the fight for equality in jazz. She publicly advocates for the We Have Voice organization, vowing to create a non-tolerance and accountability policy for discrimination or harassment based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and violence and abuse, in the performing arts. Her essay on sexism in the jazz industry, “An Open Letter to Ethan Iverson (And the Rest of the Jazz Patriarchy),” was shared on the PBS News Hour and discussed in tandem with the Winter Jazz Fest discussion panel on sexism, featuring activist Angela Davis. (Photo by John Rogers) By Bill Milkowski (Credit: PASTE)
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Sep 05, 2019
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Camila Meza The Chilean-born musician is a bona fide triple threat—consummate guitarist, captivating singer, accomplished songwriter. Arriving to the New York in 2009 from her native Santiago, Chile, Meza studied at The New School with guitar greats Peter Bernstein, Vic Juris and Steve Cardenas and soon began making a name for herself on the scene, bringing what The New York Times’ Nate Chinen described as, “an appealing combination of lightness and depth to all the material, singing in a bright, clear voice against the agile stir of a first-rate band” to her performances around town. Inspired by American jazz guitarists George Benson and Pat Metheny, South American folkloric music, Brazilian music and American popular songs, she debuted in 2007 with Skylark then had her Stateside debut with 2016’s Traces, which showcased her great storytelling (in English and Spanish) as well as her remarkable dexterity on voice and guitar. Traces won two Independent Music Awards for Best Adult Contemporary Album and Best Latin Song (“Para Volar”), and established her as a Rising Star in both guitar and female vocal categories in the esteemed DownBeat Critics Poll. She also performs as a member of Ryan Keberle’s Catharsis and Fabian Almazan’s Rhizome and leads her expanded jazz-plus-strings octet, The Nectar Orchestra, which is showcased on her upcoming Sony Music Masterworks release Ambar, a new project that elevates Camila’s musical storytelling to another level. “Music is my driving force, the expression I feel the most resemblant of our essence as human beings,” says the Brooklyn resident. “I’ve found my deepest moments of connection, reflection and joy through music and I hope to bring the same to the ones who listen.” And while she may be deeply connected to the jazz tradition, Meza’s appeal goes beyond jazz. “I’m always looking for new music,” she explains, “and I’m always listening to whatever I feel attracted to.” (Top photo by Chris Drukker) By Bill Milkowski (Credit: PASTE)
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Sep 05, 2019
In EMERGING ARTISTS
The future of jazz has always been shaped by young jazz musicians seeing new modes of expression. These 13 artists reflect the changing times they live in. Published on April 29, 2019 By Charles Waring From its inception in New Orleans bordellos at the dawn of the 20th Century, jazz has never stood still. Fashioned by young jazz musicians seeking new modes of expression, the future of jazz has always reflected the changing times that have shaped its creators’ sensibilities. In the second decade of the 21st Century, the music whose essence is improvisation is prospering again: a younger generation of listeners have turned to pathfinding figures like Robert Glasper and Kamasi Washington, who have helped jazz reclaim its relevance. With broader exposure, young jazz musicians are passing on the music’s DNA and keeping it alive – and ever-changing – by marrying it with other types of music. As the 21st Century approaches its third decade, the young jazz musicians listed below show us that the music is in very good hands. Shaping the future of jazz for the generations to come, they’ll ensure that it never becomes stagnant. 10 Young Jazz Musicians Shaping The Future Of Jazz Shabaka Hutchings Born in London and raised in Barbados, 35-year-old Hutchings is an award-winning multi-reed player who can alternate between saxophone and clarinet. Though he started out gigging with calypso bands he’s now regarded as the doyen of the UK’s contemporary jazz scene and currently leads three different bands, each of which can lay claim to shaping the future of jazz: an octet called Shabaka & The Ancestors; a quartet, Sons Of Kemet; and The Comet Is Coming, the latter a futuristic trio that blends electronic music with jazz and a punk-like attitude. Key cut: ‘Summon The Fire’ (The Comet Is Coming) Kamasi Washington One of the reasons that jazz is reconnecting with young people is down to the appeal of this LA-born saxophonist’s transformative 2015 debut album, a sprawling triple-set called The Epic, on which he morphed from a journeyman-like saxophonist-for-hire into an inspirational apostle of spiritual jazz. Like many of today’s young jazz musicians, Washington’s music is influenced as much by hip-hop as jazz; he even appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s visionary album To Pimp A Butterfly. Key cut: ‘Truth’ Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah From jazz’s birthplace, New Orleans, Adjuah is a trumpeter with a clear, burnished tone who acknowledges the tradition of the music but sees the future of jazz in a fusion of alt.rock, African music, movie soundtracks and hip-hop. He describes his allusive, polyglot style as “stretch music”, a term that refers to its elastic characteristics. Adjuah’s music is also socio-politically conscious. Key cut: ‘West Of The West’ Esperanza Spalding Sounding like a young Joni Mitchell fronting Return To Forever on steroids, this 34-year-old Portland-born singer, composer and bass virtuoso is extending the frontiers of jazz with boundary-breaking music that embraces rock, funk, Latin, fusion and the avant-garde. Spalding has also been an advocate of using social media as a tool for creativity, exemplified by her 2017 album, Exposure, which was recorded from scratch, live in 77 hours while being streamed on the internet. She’s undoubtedly one of the most original thinkers and cutting-edge conceptualists in jazz right now. Key cut: ‘12 Little Spells’ Nubya Garcia One of the UK’s fastest-rising young jazz musicians, Garcia is a 28-year-old tenor saxophonist/composer from London who also plays with the spiritual jazz group Maisha. She’s a product of the Tomorrow’s Warriors talent agency – famed for bringing young British jazz musicians to the wider public – and released her critically-lauded debut album, Nubya’s 5ive, in 2017. She’s also recorded with Sons Of Kemet, Ezra Collective and Makaya McCraven. Key cut: ‘Lost Kingdoms’ Nubya Garcia One of the UK’s fastest-rising young jazz musicians, Garcia is a 28-year-old tenor saxophonist/composer from London who also plays with the spiritual jazz group Maisha. She’s a product of the Tomorrow’s Warriors talent agency – famed for bringing young British jazz musicians to the wider public – and released her critically-lauded debut album, Nubya’s 5ive, in 2017. She’s also recorded with Sons Of Kemet, Ezra Collective and Makaya McCraven. Key cut: ‘Lost Kingdoms’ Makaya McCraven Born in Paris and raised in the US, drummer/composer McCraven is a self-proclaimed “beat scientist” who keeps his eye firmly on the future of jazz, playing groove-oriented avant-garde jazz with a hip-hop attitude. Priding himself on spontaneity, his three albums, In The Moment, Highly Rare and 2019’s acclaimed Universal Beings, all feature live recordings. McCraven’s goal, he once told an interviewer, was to make music that is “socially challenging, not technically challenging”. Key cut: ‘Young Genius’ Binker And Moses Debuting in 2016 with the award-winning album Dem Ones, saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd established themselves as the John Coltrane and Rasheed Ali of British jazz with their impassioned duos. Their second album, an epic double-set called Journey To The Mountain Of Forever, saw them expanding their palette by featuring veteran British avant-garde saxophonist Evan Parker on some tracks. Since then, the duo has released a live album (Alive In The East?) which captures the raw visceral power of their in-concert improvisations. Key cut: ‘Fete By The River’ Kendrick Scott Oracle From Houston, Texas, Scott is a drummer/composer whose distinctive and supremely elegant brand of post-bop jazz is infused with R&B and hip-hop flavours. The latest incarnation of his band – whose second album, a 12-track song cycle called A Wall Becomes A Bridge, was released in April 2018 on Blue Note – has expanded to a sextet via the addition of a turntablist who sits alongside more traditional jazz instruments in the shape of a piano, saxophone and guitar. Key cut: ‘Mocean’ Jazzmeia Horn Given her ear-catching first name, this 27-year-old Texas chanteuse was born to sing jazz. From the school of athletic jazz singers like Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald, Horn triumphed at the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, which earned her a contract with Concord Records. Her 2017 debut album, A Social Call, released by Concord via the revived Prestige imprint, won rave reviews and established Horn as the new voice of jazz. Key cut: ‘Tight’ Miles Mosley A stalwart of Kamasi Washington’s touring band, Hollywood-born Mosley is a double bass player who was taught by the legendary Ray Brown, but whose use of effects pedals make him fiercely contemporary in his outlook. A former sideman for musicians as varied as Chris Cornell, Kenny Loggins and Lauryn Hill, Mosley released his solo debut, Uprising, on Verve in 2017. An unclassifiable amalgam of jazz, funk, soul and rock, it allowed Mosley to expose his talents as a vocalist and songwriter besides his phenomenal bass playing. Key cut: ‘Abraham’ Joel Ross Once home to the great Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson and, more recently, Stephon Harris, Blue Note has a long history of great vibraphone players on its books. Now there’s a new vibes man in town: Joel Ross. An exciting new addition to the Blue Note roster, Chicago-born Ross – whose debut album, KingMaker, is set for release on 3 May – is a post-bop vibraphonist who has played with legends like Herbie Hancock but is better known for his contributions to cutting-edge jazz albums by Makaya McCraven, James Francies and Marquis Hill. Key cut: ‘Ill Relations’ Elena Pinderhughes A future star in the making, perhaps, this Californian flautist and vocalist is set to release her major-label debut for Verve Forecast later this year. Pinderhughes recorded her first album when she was nine and has since performed with jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Hubert Laws as well as featuring on albums by contemporary leaders such as Joshua Redman, Ambrose Akinmusire and Christian Scott. Those who’ve been lucky enough to hear her live know that Pinderhughes promises much for the future of jazz. Key cut: ‘Completely’ (with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah) Ashley Henry A South London-born pianist who studied at the Royal Academy Of Music as well as the BRIT school, 26-year-old Henry – who has toured as the keyboardist for French pop act Christine And The Queens – is set to release his debut album, Beautiful Vinyl Hunter, in September 2018. He’s one of just two UK jazz artists signed with a major label (the other is Shabaka Hutchings) and has developed a unique, ear-catching signature style that fuses jazz with hip-hop, grime, R&B and even punk flavours. Key cut: ‘Dark Honey’
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letitiaowens
Sep 05, 2019
In JAZZ NEWS & NOTES
Each year since 2000, Monterey Jazz Festival selects a Showcase Artist to perform multiple times at the Festival, to display the various aspects of their artistry. This program, in conjunction with the yearly Artist-in-Residence and Commission Artist, has become one of the supporting pillars of the modern Monterey Jazz Festival to bring musical excellence to both the Arena and Grounds Stages, and to give fans the opportunity to see an artist more than once during the weekend.  Monterey Jazz Festival Showcase Artists: 2019: Christian McBride
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Sep 05, 2019
In JAZZ NEWS & NOTES
Since 1958, the Monterey Jazz Festival has been dedicated to changing lives through music and empowering young people to achieve their full potential. Held every September, the Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest-running jazz event in the world. Festivities kick off Thursday evening, September 26, with the 13th Annual Jazz Legends Gala held this year at the Tehama Golf Club in Carmel. This event traditionally sells out — often before invitations are mailed! Tickets are available for $500 each. Kenny Barron is jazz royalty. Over the course of his 60-year career, the Philadelphia-born pianist has performed and recorded with some of the most influential and popular jazz musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Ron Carter, Chet Baker, Joe Henderson, Yusef Lateef, and many other legends. His appearances on literally hundreds of recordings reflects Barron’s lifelong devotion to the music. In his distinguished career as a soloist and leader, he has won nearly every major honor that jazz provides — including being named Best Pianist in 2019 by the Jazz Journalists Association for a record 11 times — and has garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations. He was inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2009, he was named a Living Legacy by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Under his leadership as a professor of music at Rutgers University for 26 years, Barron mentored many of today's jazz talents, including David Sánchez, Terence Blanchard, and Regina Belle. In 2010, Kenny was named a National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master in recognition of his performance, educational and compositional career. Dave Holland is one of jazz’s most recognized voices on his instrument. The then-22-year-old British bassist had been working steadily in the jazz scene on London at Ronnie Scott’s Club when Miles Davis invited him to join his band, where Holland played on some of the most forward-looking records in jazz, beginning with In a Silent Wayand Bitches Brew, alongside Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter. Holland played an integral role in the development of the music of Anthony Braxton, Sam Rivers, Kenny Wheeler and many others through the avant-garde band Circle with Chick Corea and his own groups, creating a near-mythic body of work of solo pieces, duos, small group work, and big band arrangements. Through his leadership, he has also nurtured the careers of Chris Potter, Steve Coleman, Eric Harland, Craig Taborn, Steve Nelson, and Robin and Kevin Eubanks. Frequently topping critics polls, Holland has won three GRAMMYs with 11 nominations, and was named a National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master in 2017. The Gala begins with a VIP reception, silent auction and raffle, and then dinner with the evening’s featured performing artists. This year, NEA Jazz Masters Kenny Barron and Dave Holland will be honored, and six-time Grammy-winning artist Christian McBride will present the awards. The evening’s final act will be a special performance by jazz artist Bria Skonberg, one of the hottest musicians on the scene. Proceeds from this event fund the Monterey Jazz Festival’s extensive education programs serving 3,000 students in our most under-resourced communities. By supporting this event, you will help bridge the achievement gap in schools for students who need our support the most.  Stay tuned for more information about our amazing auction items including trips, exciting experiences, fine wine and dining! Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6 pm Tehama Golf Club, 25000 Via Malpaso, Carmel, CA 93923 Tickets are $500 per person Monterey Jazz Festival is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit corporation. $275 of the $500 ticket price is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
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Sep 05, 2019
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Scarborough Jazz Festival 2019 20-22 September 2019 The 17th Scarborough Jazz Festival will take place between 20-22 September 2019 at Scarborough Spa and has the usual exciting mix of well-established performers (but still moving forwards) and younger up-and-coming groups. Each of the three evenings finish with powerful ensembles: Jeremy Sassoon’s ‘Ray Charles’ Project; Jim Mullen’s nine-piece ‘Volunteers’ with arrangements by flautist Gareth Lockrane; and Alan Barnes + 11 (celebrating Alan’s 60th) with arrangements by trombonist Mark Nightingale. There are some amazing young players: Jasmine , a band selected by Jazz North, use new technology to combine jazz and hip hop....
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Sep 05, 2019
In JAZZ FESTIVALS WORDWIDE
August 21 – 25 2019 Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan Free In the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, celebrated as a bebop pioneer and for bringing jazz into the modern era. Our annual festival celebrates Parker and his work. The festival, held each August in lower Manhattan and Harlem, features both contemporaries of Charlie Parker as well as young jazz musicians that continue to shape and drive the art form. This year we are thrilled to celebrate the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance and highlight the artistic and creative energy that has made Harlem a world renown artistic community, while continuing to honor Parker’s work and legacy. From jazz to swing and blues to be-bop, this year’s festival will celebrate this historic cultural music community.
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The Guelph Jazz Festival (GJF) was founded in 1994 by friends who sought to present creative improvised music in Guelph. Our many successes include: presenting hundreds of ticketed concerts of local, national and international artists; producing a free outdoor concert series in the downtown core recently expanded to Friday and Saturday of the Festival weekend; convening an educational colloquium in partnership with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) at the University of Guelph that examines improvisation within a cultural and social context and is free and open to the public; winning the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (2010) and being named as a finalist the previous two years; receiving the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for the Arts (1997, 2000, 2001) for continued growth and innovation; the GJF in the Schools and GJF in the Community programs, interactive workshop series lead by world-class musicians exposing students and adults to music making and improvisation; developing our GJF Around Town program that encourages local restaurants and bars to participate in the Festival by presenting jazz bands in their establishments...
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Sep 05, 2019
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The 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival will take place September 27-29, 2019. The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs. Over 500 artists will be performing nonstop on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of the world's best jazz at the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival. ​ Voted “World's Best Jazz Festival” by the readers of JazzTimes Magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, and 2016, the Monterey Jazz Festival offers 20 acres of magnificent oak-studded grounds for fans to enjoy, featuring films, conversations with the Festival's stars, exhibitions, food and beverages, an international shopping bazaar, and 8 stages of live jazz entertainment spread throughout the grounds.
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Apr 18, 2019
In JAZZ NEWS & NOTES
This post is credited to HUSKY SHOWS... "Incognito are widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the English acid jazz movement thanks to hits such as their cover of Ronnie Laws' 'Always There'. Formed in 1979 by Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick and Paul 'Tubbs' Williams, they're here to celebrate 40 years of positive vibes and undiluted jazz-funk The enduring success of Incognito is one of the great stories of UK music during the last four decades, and we welcome the shining stars of acid jazz, soul and funk back to Sacramento for another night of dancefloor-friendly new material and choice cuts. Look at the recent history of soulful UK artists and you will find any number of short-lived acts that have achieved pop success. Narrow it down to those that have created a uniquely British sound and have endured as a global phenomenon on their own terms, and the list becomes short. Dues, then, to Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick and Incognito who have been wowing audience around the world ever since.. 📷📷 📷📷 Sincerely, Tom Huiskens HuskyShows"
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