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Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra at the Lilypad

Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra at the Lilypad

BY DOUG HALL
November 19, 2018

Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra The Lilypad CD Release Concert Cambridge, MA November 12, 2018 As a protégé of legendary trombonist/arranger/composer Bob Brookmeyer at New England Conservatory in Boston, Ayn Inserto was part of a very special tribute last March when she treated the audience to a pre-release performance of the title composition from her current release Down the Rabbit Hole (Summit Records, 2018). Fronting an orchestra of 17 plus seasoned and exceptional musicians, many ......

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48th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar

48th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar

BY MACKENZIE HORNE
November 18, 2018

48th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar Various Venues Pittsburgh, PA November 1-3, 2018 The Pitt Jazz Seminar took place the first weekend of Novenmber under the musical direction of Terri Lyne Carrington; Thursday, Friday, and early Saturday were packed with guest lectures while the all-star concert was scheduled for 7:30 on Saturday evening. Sean Jones and Reginald Veal were facilitating a lecture on community outreach in the Hill District, the historic cradle of Pittsburgh jazz, at ......

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Gary Urwin: Inside the Mind of an Arranger

Gary Urwin: Inside the Mind of an Arranger

BY ROB WOOD
November 18, 2018

The arranger of music scores is as important as a crankshaft in an engine. Yet many are destined to live in the shadows. Ralph Carmichael was subsumed by the luster of Stan Kenton. Arranger Paul Riser, who wrote the opening bars to “Dancing in the Street," is a virtual unknown. And then there is Gary Urwin. Urwin escaped the dilemma of obscurity by, as he says, “modestly giving my name to the orchestra." Fortunately, for him, the Gary ......

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Martin Lesch Band  at The Jazz Corner

Martin Lesch Band at The Jazz Corner

BY MARTIN MCFIE
November 18, 2018

Martin Lesch Band The Jazz Corner Journey through Jazz to Rhapsody in Blue Hilton Head Island, SC November 12, 2018 On a rainy Monday night in South Carolina, people faced a difficult choice: whether or not to leave the house to hear Martin Lesch play piano at The Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island. The place was packed full. Lesch was joined on the stand by former Navy man and drummer Chris Russell, ......

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Jazz of the New South Africa, Part Two

Jazz of the New South Africa, Part Two

BY SETON HAWKINS
November 18, 2018

South Africa celebrated its first democratic elections in April 1994, entering a new phase of its history. During that decade, an incredible new array of Jazz artists emerged in the country, exploring Jazz's role in the New South Africa. Playlist Hilton Schilder “Email to the Ancestors" from No Turning Back (Mountain Records) 1:11 Tribe “New Tricks" from Our Language (Ready Rolled) 4:54 Carlo Mombelli and the Prisoners of the Strange “Ethical Sam's Cookery School" from I Stared ......

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Dot Time Records Welcomes Catherine Russell

Dot Time Records Welcomes Catherine Russell

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 18, 2018

Dot Time Records is honored to announce that it has signed Catherine Russell, a celebrated vocalist and one of the greatest voices in jazz and blues, to release her upcoming album. The label and artist are joining forces with the shared goal of enriching the contemporary music scene with the release of new tracks, renditions of jazz classics which highlight the genre’s history, diversity and lasting impact on 21st century music. The new album, titled Alone Together, will be released ......

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Keyboard Legend David Sancious Starts Pledgemusic Campaign For New Album Eyes Wide Open

Keyboard Legend David Sancious Starts Pledgemusic Campaign For New Album Eyes Wide Open

BY WILLIAM JAMES
November 17, 2018

Long regarded as one of the premier musicians in the world, David Sancious was an original member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, toured and recorded with Peter Gabriel, Sting, Seal, Eric Clapton, Jon Anderson and a long list of A-level musicians. He also created groundbreaking music with his band Tone. David Sancious has begun a new PledgeMusic campaign for his forthcoming album Eyes Wide Open. After a long absence from recording, David has embarked on his 9th recording entitled ......

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Jay Thomas: We Always Knew

Jay Thomas: We Always Knew

BY PAUL RAUCH
November 16, 2018

Legacy is a fleeting notion. It is incomprehensible in real time when a career hits high points, when certain doors open to quantitative opportunity. Jay Thomas can tell you a thing or two about that, based on his own personal experience as a jazz artist over half a century. His story includes playing on the Seattle scene as a teenager, leading to opportunities hampered by among other things, drug addiction. It is as well a story of overcoming those obstacles ......

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Jazz is Mod: An Introduction to the Mod Jazz Series

Jazz is Mod: An Introduction to the Mod Jazz Series

BY JAKOB BAEKGAARD
November 16, 2018

In England there is a solid tradition for crate digging and appreciation of American music. In fact, the whole idea of Northern Soul is based on the concept of English hipsters digging out rare soul gems in the sixties and giving them new life on the dance floor. However, the English mod scene, as it was called, did not limit itself to soul. Jazz was also on the radar of the young hipsters and they liked to dance to acid ......

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Award-Winning Jazz Doc Jazz Nights: A Confidential Journey Looking For Community Support To Release Worldwide

Award-Winning Jazz Doc Jazz Nights: A Confidential Journey Looking For Community Support To Release Worldwide

BY HAL MASONBERG
November 16, 2018

Jazz Nights: A Confidential Journey hopes to raise $33,685 to release this award-winning music doc to the world via Streaming. Jazz Nights: A Confidential Journey has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seed & Spark to raise the funds needed to attain the music, vintage stills and archival footage rights needed to release JAZZ NIGHTS worldwide via Streaming. After a year-long international festival run and winning the Audience Award at the 2017 Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival (part of the Copenhagen Winter ......

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Ella Plays Dice

Ella Plays Dice

BY EVE GOLDBERG
November 15, 2018

Ella Fitzgerald was eating a piece of pie when the police burst into her dressing room, guns drawn. Nearby, Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Illinois Jacquet were playing a game of craps. The place was Houston, Texas. The date was October 7, 1955. The occasion was a sold-out concert at The Music Hall, one stop on tour for Jazz At The Philharmonic. Standing in the wings while Gene Krupa's band performed on stage, tour producer Norman Granz heard the ......

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Mountweazel, Tim Haldeman & More

Mountweazel, Tim Haldeman & More

BY MAURICE HOGUE
November 15, 2018

Musicians are no different than many of us as we move from place to place for reasons of opportunity, love, employment, school, freedom, safety and peace. This week's edition of One Man's Jazz features three sax players who have done just that. Sweden's Alberto Pinton is Italian, but has lived in Sweden for many years. You'll hear music from two different Pinton-led groups: his trio and his quartet Noi Siamo. Also Italian, but now living in Berlin, is Davide Lorenzon, ......

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Mangia e Jazz at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia

Mangia e Jazz at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 15, 2018

November is a celebration of Italian American jazz artists at Chris’ Jazz Café and their favorite dishes that reflect their heritage. “All month long we’re showcasing musicians with Italian roots,” said Chef/Owner Mark DeNinno. “We thought it would be fun to tie in their favorite dishes, so guests can actually eat what the artists enjoy.” The lineup launches this Saturday, November 3rd and the Italian menu items will only be available on the evening of the performances noted below: November ......

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Lead Sheets To 10 Charles Nathan Songs Now Available

Lead Sheets To 10 Charles Nathan Songs Now Available

BY GREG NATHAN
November 15, 2018

Soaring Music Publications has redesigned its store page to include links to 10 Charles Nathan “lead-sheet pages." At each lead-sheet page you can listen to a recording of the song, and see samples of the lead sheet and three different types of lyric sheets which are included with the download. All 10 of the Charles Nathan Songs are available in seven different keys. Each lead-sheet page contains a picture and notes. The 10 lead-sheet links are located in the middle ......

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Enjoy Jazz 2018

Enjoy Jazz 2018

BY HENNING BOLTE
November 14, 2018

Enjoy Jazz International Festival for Jazz and More Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen October 13-15, 2018 During fall Enjoy Jazz is a major well-established event running through the metropolitan Rhine-Neckar-region (2, 4 million inhabitants) in southwestern Germany, now in its 20th year. Unlike the fast-forward conveyor belt of musical acts at many jazz festivals, whizzing past in a few crammed days,' Enjoy Jazz stretches over a period of six weeks in October and November. It means that there ......

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Jazz for all Ages

Jazz for all Ages

BY MARTIN MCFIE
November 14, 2018

Sonesta Resort Jazz for all Ages Hilton Head Island, SC November 2-5, 2018 It takes a few years for a jazz festival to define its character and purpose. Now, in its fifth year, the jazz festival on Hilton Head Island, SC, has achieved both goals. The character of the festival follows the musical ethos of the local jazz club, The Jazz Corner. Whether presenting the latest bands to be formed by alumni of Julliard ......

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Talk Mode with Eamonn Lenihan—New Podcast Series Offers Three Jazz Interviews A Week

Talk Mode with Eamonn Lenihan—New Podcast Series Offers Three Jazz Interviews A Week

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 14, 2018

“Duke Ellington reckoned ‘Too much talk stinks up the place’. And of course it must be about the music. But sincere, intelligent conversation can lead to enlightenment. My role, as podcast host, is to steer guests away from bland, chat show patter into areas of genuine interest…” —Eamonn Lenihan Talk Mode, the very first podcast by broadcaster Eamonn Lenihan, launched on November 2nd. It’s a series he feels will appeal to seasoned jazz lovers and newcomers alike. Exclusive interviews will ......

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Baku Jazz Festival 2018

Baku Jazz Festival 2018

BY IAN PATTERSON
November 13, 2018

Baku Jazz Festival Baku, Azerbaijan October 25-28, 2018 Stormy winds that you had to lean into to walk along the pavements had ripped the giant poster of the Baku Jazz Festival clean off the exterior wall of the Rotunda Jazz Club. Not for nothing is Baku nicknamed The City of Winds -a moniker derived from the ancient Persian name for the city, Bādkube, or 'pounding winds.' The cold Caspian Sea wind and the warm ......

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Joanna Pascale at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Joanna Pascale at Chris' Jazz Cafe

BY VICTOR L. SCHERMER
November 13, 2018

Joanna Pascale Chris' Jazz Cafe Philadelphia, PA November 10, 2018 The content of this show came as a complete surprise to this reviewer. I expected vocalist Joanna Pascale, who is by now a Philadelphia legend, to sing a typical set of standards from the Great American Songbook. Instead, she blew everyone away with a set of Italian tunes that I usually hear in the background at a little coffee shop called Anthony's in South Philadelphia! ......

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Art Ensemble of Chicago, Federica Michisanti and other great new releases

Art Ensemble of Chicago, Federica Michisanti and other great new releases

BY LUDOVICO GRANVASSU
November 13, 2018

Sometime ago everybody kept saying that the CD was dead. Judging by the growing number of new records that keep coming out at an increasing pace, the CD is still alive and kicking! Intrestgingly, as the number of new jazz albums continues to grow, this has not been at the expense of the average quality of the new album. This week we'll go through a heap of spectacular new releases, with a special emphasis on albums featuring ......

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