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Nir Yaniv’s Voice Remains Eternal!

Nir Yaniv’s Voice Remains Eternal!

BY YANIV TAL
April 17, 2021

Nir Yaniv is the winner of the Sound & Vision award at the LifeArt International Festival 2020 among the competition from across the globe, including the blockbusters with superstars such as Gerard Butler, Vin Diesel, and popular Netflix series such as Emily in Paris and Fauda. However, the work he did on The Voice Remains didn't impress only LifeArt's grand jury. The original music, created by nothing but his God-given voice and a set of drums, won the Best Score ......

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Take Five with Markos Chaidemenos

Take Five with Markos Chaidemenos

BY AAJ STAFF
April 16, 2021

Meet Markos ChaidemenosMarkos Chaidemenos is a jazz musician who discovered his love for piano at the age of 16 (2005) and his passion for jazz at the age of 22. Although Markos earned his first bachelor at Informatics & Telecommunications in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, he never worked in the field. After he mastered classical piano in Athina Conservatory he completed his jazz piano studies at Praxis Conservatory. Later, he received a master degree in Jazz Performance after ......

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7 Virtual Jazz Club's 6th Edition Contest Open. Register Now!

7 Virtual Jazz Club's 6th Edition Contest Open. Register Now!

BY VALERIO PAPPI
April 16, 2021

The sixth edition of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest is about to start. Entries will open on April 15th. Until June 15th soloists and bands will have the chance to enter by paying a reduced entry fee. Categories Under25: Musicians of any nationality aged 25 or younger, with no prior experience with a producer or artistic promotion; Pros&Amateurs: all the musicians not belonging to the Under25 category. New Judges The jury is now made of 32 jurors (with some ......

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 19, 2021

JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 19, 2021

BY MICHAEL RICCI
April 16, 2021

All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek radio chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations around the United States. Enjoy!

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Veronica Swift This Bitter Earth (Mack Avenue) 315 345 -30 0 46 1 7 2 3 2 Nelson Riveros The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery (Zoho) 301 262 +39 2 40 2 5 3 2 3 Yoko ......

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Bordeaux Meets Duke Ellington

Bordeaux Meets Duke Ellington

BY KRISTEN LEE SERGEANT
April 15, 2021

I'll begin with a maxim --Knowledge is Pleasure. The reward of learning (especially about music and wine) is the ability to enjoy what is studied all the more. To me, the mark of a connoisseur is not the expert ability to analyze, but being able to revel in both the nuance and totality of what makes something great. The pursuit of knowledge has hedonistic rewards. Which is to say, welcome to Jazz & Juice. The articles, videos and ......

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Sandhya 'Innocent Monster' Set For May 14th Release.  Fiery Indie Rock/Jazz/Spirit!

Sandhya 'Innocent Monster' Set For May 14th Release. Fiery Indie Rock/Jazz/Spirit!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
April 15, 2021

Sandhya (SAHN-dia), is poised to break nationally with her newest project, Innocent Monster (Asirvatham / JazzGrrl Music) on May 14th! This art rock album contains ten original songs featuring vivid lyrics over deep-pocket grooves, all tied together by Sandhya’s charismatic voice and bold choices at the piano. It embodies a throwback, '70s-'80s-'90s FM radio sensibility that perfectly suits what Rolling Stone calls our new “post-genre” era. Fierce but philosophical, cynical but playful, these songs mirror the original Sanskrit meaning of ......

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Anymore, does Facebook help your business / career? If so, to what extent?

Anymore, does Facebook help your business / career? If so, to what extent?

BY MICHAEL RICCI
April 14, 2021

I'll admit, I was never a Facebook fan. First, I'm mostly a private person, but more importantly, I have precious time and spend it fully on building All About Jazz and Jazz Near You. Not to mention, Facebook has not been kind to independent web publishers, causing many to shutter over the years. My last Facebook post occurred around the time drummer Ralph Peterson passed—it included a link to an archived All About Jazz interview. After three days, ......

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A World Of Talent: Rale Micic’s Heartwarming Fusion Of Heritage, Taste, And Jazz Guitar Sophistication Shines On 'Only Love Will Stay'

A World Of Talent: Rale Micic’s Heartwarming Fusion Of Heritage, Taste, And Jazz Guitar Sophistication Shines On 'Only Love Will Stay'

BY GINNY SHEA
April 14, 2021

It goes without saying, though we’ll say it once, right from the top here, that Rale Micic is a unique voice in jazz guitar. He combines an absurdly melodic approach and an intricate insight into harmonies, with a sort of deep personal story from his native Serbia. His life experience and heritage exert a soft and loving influence on his artistic approach: the rhythm, tone, and feel of the music of his life. This approach, in the works for a ......

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Jazz Ear Training: The Best Ear Training Guide For Jazz Musicians

Jazz Ear Training: The Best Ear Training Guide For Jazz Musicians

BY FREEK JUST RIJNA
April 14, 2021

You've heard the gospel: if you want to play jazz, you need to train your ears! That might be easier said than done though. Where do you start? And if you're a bit more advanced, how do you train your ears in a way that impacts your playing? In this article, I'll explain why ear training is important and how to do it. Introduction To Jazz Ear Training Ear training, why should I even bother? There are tons ......

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Announcing World's Largest Ever Jazz Virtual 5K–Run / Walk / Ride Race During Jazz Appreciation Month

Announcing World's Largest Ever Jazz Virtual 5K–Run / Walk / Ride Race During Jazz Appreciation Month

BY AURWIN NICHOLAS
April 14, 2021

Jazz in Action on a Global Stage! Jazz fans all over the world, some exciting news has just been announced by The Jazzsippers Consortium. They have launched one of the biggest virtual races of 2021, where people all over the world can take part in the Jazz Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Ride Race, With a Jazz music near me concept, you can participate from anywhere! They are allowing for anyone to take part in this Historical Event, that will ever be associated ......

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Joe Lovano: Finding New Adventures

Joe Lovano: Finding New Adventures

BY R.J. DELUKE
April 13, 2021

The loss of gig and the accompanying income stream, caused by the insidious and evil coronavirus, has hurt musicians across all genres. It has separated them from friends and band mates, from projects and from going to special places--physically and artistically. Coping with it is the order of the day. It has created some dark moments and also shed light on the characteristic of resiliency that dwells in the human spirit. Creativity, the hallmark of jazz, has kept ......

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Bennie Maupin: Eric Dolphy: Out To Lunch!

Bennie Maupin: Eric Dolphy: Out To Lunch!

BY WILLIAM ELLIS
April 13, 2021

"My One LP—yes, it's the Eric Dolphy album he did on Blue Note called Out to Lunch! The album has Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Richard Davis and Tony Williams, and it is such a phenomenal shift from anything that had been done on Blue Note Records. The compositions and the playing and the quality from Blue Note was always good because of Rudy Van Gelder and he captured this in such a wonderful way, it just resonated with me, you ......

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Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi: Trading Comforts

Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi: Trading Comforts

BY TYRAN GRILLO
April 12, 2021

While Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi are often billed as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, respectively, on their latest Nonesuch release, They're Calling Me Home, those categorizations are interchangeable. To be sure, Giddens' voice is a central pillar of the album's tent-like structure, into which she and Turrisi invite lifetimes' worth of emotional timelines. But her viola and array of banjos house histories of their own. Their voices are sobering reminders that all the hatred and strife we as a global ......

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William Parker Biography Celebration With Joe McPhee And Cisco Bradley

William Parker Biography Celebration With Joe McPhee And Cisco Bradley

BY JAMES KEEPNEWS
April 12, 2021

Elysium Furnace Works is proud to present bassist, composer, bandleader and a signal figure in creative music worldwide, William Parker, as part of a celebration of the recent publication of his long-overdue biography, Universal Tonality—The Life and Music of William Parker. Written by Pratt Institute professor Cisco Bradley and published by Duke University Press, this biography has already been acclaimed as a major contribution to jazz scholarship and the sociocultural history of downtown jny: New York City. This event—co-sponsored by ......

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Take Five with Liga Latina

Take Five with Liga Latina

BY AAJ STAFF
April 12, 2021

Meet Liga Latina Liga Latina is a unique gathering of driven Scandinavian musicians for whom it is a passion to convey the legacy of styles that originate hereof, at a high artistic and international level. Their acclaimed compositions as well as interpretations of the Latin song book, form an energetic sphere where creativity and respect for the masters go hand in hand. It has made them a permanent component of many Jazz and World music festivals with guest musicians from ......

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Miroslav Tadić: Macedonian Soul

Miroslav Tadić: Macedonian Soul

BY KATRINA YANG
April 11, 2021

Born in Yugoslavia, Miroslav Tadić is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, composer, improviser, and educator residing in California, USA. Artist extraordinaire, Tadić never stops pushing the boundaries of music through his adaptation of sound techniques on both acoustic and electric guitar. In pursuit of his dream, Miroslav Tadić came to the US in 1979. Macedonian music became the bridge betweenTadić and his roots. Infusing influences from jazz, rock, avant-garde music, and other musical traditions with eastern European folkloric music, ......

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Indigo Horizon - The New EP From Simon Deeley's Blue Haze Featuring Vocalist Devon Harrison And Guitarist Dylan Fowler Is Set For Release On 23 April

Indigo Horizon - The New EP From Simon Deeley's Blue Haze Featuring Vocalist Devon Harrison And Guitarist Dylan Fowler Is Set For Release On 23 April

BY SIMON DEELEY
April 11, 2021

Indigo Horizon is a new release, from the UK band, showcases two new songs written (music & lyrics) by pianist and composer Simon Deeley: “Free Spirit" & “Blue Blues Horizon." Up until recently Simon Deeley's output has been created for instrumental combinations (primarily his trios and quartets), however, this changed in 2019, when the initial idea for a first song first saw the light of day. Simon had thought, for sometime that, several of his compositions would very likely work ......

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Whirlwind Recordings Announces 5x Customer-Voted New Vinyl Reissues: Jensen Sisters, Paul Jackson, City Of Poets (Jason Palmer & Cedric Hanriot), John Escreet & Mike Gibbs

Whirlwind Recordings Announces 5x Customer-Voted New Vinyl Reissues: Jensen Sisters, Paul Jackson, City Of Poets (Jason Palmer & Cedric Hanriot), John Escreet & Mike Gibbs

BY MICHAEL JANISCH
April 10, 2021

Exciting news for vinyl fans: Whirlwind Recordings announced (in January) five brand-new reissues of celebrated back-catalog releases, available on LP for the first time. The new reissues come from a range of artists, featuring releases many customers have requested on LP for some time. The first five all ship in May 2021—look out for more reissues coming later in the year. These limited edition printings are a one-off and limited to 300 copies, making them a unique collector's item, grab ......

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Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live At Knebworth '76

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live At Knebworth '76

BY DOUG COLLETTE
April 10, 2021

Lynyrd Skynyrd Live At Knebworth Eagle Rock Entertainment 2021 By the time Lynyrd Skynyrd appeared at the Knebworth Festival in England on August 21. 1976, the group had risen to an estimable plateau of popularity. But, in keeping with the band's increasingly tumultuous history, it had also plummeted somewhat from the commercial pinnacle of its sophomore album Second Helping (MCA, 1974) and, in the midst of a grueling tour schedule to support the subsequent albums ......

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Alternative Guitar Summit 2021

Alternative Guitar Summit 2021

BY MARK SULLIVAN
April 9, 2021

Alternative Guitar Summit New York, NY March 20-21, 2021 The Alternative Guitar Summit was founded in 2010 by guitarist/composer Joel Harrison. Every year it has included a Music Camp with Master Classes by notable guitarists, and a Music Festival featuring a wide array of guitar styles. In this pandemic year the decision was made to go virtual rather than skip a year. Recognizing that economic hardship could be a barrier, the festival was presented as “Pay ......

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