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Jazz Near You Relaunches - Spectacular New Design with More Features

Jazz Near You Relaunches - Spectacular New Design with More Features

BY MICHAEL RICCI
January 12, 2018

On the heels of Wednesday's Jazz House Concerts website launch (at houseconcerts.jazznearyou.com) comes the relaunching of Jazz Near You with a sparkling new design and several new features. In addition to a spacious new look and brand new pages, the website is easier to navigate and administer, and boasts new features that enhance event pages and help users finds events they value most. We encourage you to visit our new website and if you are not already using Jazz Near ......

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“jazz Superstars” Join To Celebrate The 10 Year Anniversary Of The Thailand International Jazz Conference - TIJC 2018

“jazz Superstars” Join To Celebrate The 10 Year Anniversary Of The Thailand International Jazz Conference - TIJC 2018

BY TITIPAT NIRUCHSATANUN
January 11, 2018

The 10th Anniversary of TIJC – the Thailand International Jazz Conference will be on January 26-28, 2018. The conference includes four main signature events; Jazz Music Performances, Jazz Education Activities, Jazz Solo Competition and Jazz Camp. Dr. Narong Prangcharoen Dean of College of Music, Mahidol University, reveals that TIJC is an important event for music development and awareness in Southeast Asia. Since the first TIJC was held, the public has become more aware and appreciative of jazz music. This event ......

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All About Jazz Promotes House Concerts Through Jazz Near You

All About Jazz Promotes House Concerts Through Jazz Near You

BY MICHAEL RICCI
January 10, 2018

A new website that connects house concert presenters, musicians, and jazz fans Alternative jazz venues come in all shapes and sizes and with a growing trend in house concerts, Jazz Near You has created houseconcerts.jazznearyou.com to help home concert presenters generate greater turnouts, help musicians find more work, and offer guidance to anyone with an interest in hosting a home concert: from preparation to finding & booking a band. Whether you've presented house concerts in the past, are a budding ......

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All About Jazz and Gupshup Launch Bix... the Jazz Bot

All About Jazz and Gupshup Launch Bix... the Jazz Bot

BY MICHAEL RICCI
January 9, 2018

A jazz bot you say? Isn't that an oxymoron? Please explain. We will. All About Jazz and Gupshup—the leading bot developer—have created a nimble bot that doubles as All About Jazz's friendly concierge to help you find jazz content you value most. It also learns from your interactions with it and refines its recommendations until you are simpatico with “Bix." Yes, “Bix the bot" is highly intelligent, adapts to your needs, and maintains a 24-7 work schedule to provide prompt ......

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Vocalist/Pianist/Songwriter Nicole Zuraitis's "Hive Mind" - New Release On Dot Time Records!

Vocalist/Pianist/Songwriter Nicole Zuraitis's "Hive Mind" - New Release On Dot Time Records!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
January 4, 2018

Nicole Zuraitis: Hive Mind An Exciting Mix of Originals, Jazz & Pop! APAP Performance January 12, 2018 10pm at 55 Bar! 55 Bar Residency 2018 Begins February 8th January 12- APAP Performance at 55 Bar- 10pm Dan Pugach Nonet featuring Nicole Zuratis Nicole Zuraitis: Voice David Smith: Trumpet Mike Fahie: Trombone Jen Hinkle: Bass Trombone Andrew Gould: Alto Saxophone/Flute Jeremy ......

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Warren Benbow's New Book, "A Drummer's Story" Now Available!

Warren Benbow's New Book, "A Drummer's Story" Now Available!

BY WARREN BENBOW
December 18, 2017

A Drummer’s Story by Warren Benbow is now available. Jazz is one of the major forms of musical expression. In the 1970s, jazz was moving away from strict acoustic instruments and was adding electric instruments— turning its style toward rock music. Warren Benbow, who has been playing drums since he was young, details the changes jazz music underwent in his artistic memoir, A Drummer’s Story. After attending the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, Warren Benbow started ......

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Keely Smith (1929-2017)

Keely Smith (1929-2017)

BY AAJ STAFF
December 18, 2017

Keely Smith, a vocalist best known in the 1950s at nightclubs and on TV as the stone-faced half of a husband-and-wife comic duo in which she impatiently waited out and mocked the rubbery crooning style of mate Louis Prima before delivering a sincere pop rendition of her own, died on December 16. She was 89. After their divorce in 1961, the split left fans wondering whether the personality differences that made their on-stage act so successful were, in part, rooted ......

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All About Jazz Launches New Website of Curated and Sponsored Content

All About Jazz Launches New Website of Curated and Sponsored Content

BY MICHAEL RICCI
December 14, 2017

All About Jazz, the web's premier jazz music destination, has launched Jazz Stream, a snazzy page featuring website articles, website news, and sponsored content (accessible from “Features" that appears in the navigation bar on every page. In addition to providing access to our very best article content, All About Jazz has developed a new way for advertisers to engage readers through a photo rich, responsive, and infinite loading page. Those looking to promote an article published at another website or ......

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Mundell Lowe (1922-2017)

Mundell Lowe (1922-2017)

BY AAJ STAFF
December 4, 2017

Mundell Lowe, an impeccable jazz guitarist, arranger and talent scout who recorded on many important East Coast jazz albums and introduced Bill Evans to Riverside producer Orrin Keepnews in the mid-1950s, died on December 2. He was 95. Few guitarists played with as many jazz greats as Mundy. The list includes Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Mary Lou Williams and Ben Webster. Mundy, as he was known among friends and insiders, had one of the smoothest sounds ......

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Support All About Jazz and we'll deliver exclusive content, hide Google ads, hide slide-outs, and provide access to our future articles in return

Support All About Jazz and we'll deliver exclusive content, hide Google ads, hide slide-outs, and provide access to our future articles in return

BY MICHAEL RICCI
December 3, 2017

All About Jazz has ambitious expansion plans for 2018, but we need your help and we have a deal. With a contribution of $20 (or more), we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on our website pages for a full year. In addition to a Google ad-free experience, we'll also present convenient access to exclusive content and allow you to read articles with future publish dates. All About Jazz celebrated its 22nd anniversary in 2017 and we set the ......

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Blue Note At Sea '18 Special Double Offer: Two Can Sail For The Price Of One On Veranda Staterooms And Inside Staterooms Are Now Only $700 Per Person

Blue Note At Sea '18 Special Double Offer: Two Can Sail For The Price Of One On Veranda Staterooms And Inside Staterooms Are Now Only $700 Per Person

BY CARY GOLDBERG
November 30, 2017

Blue Note at Sea '18, which will sail from January 27 to February 3, 2018, continues to add to its initial slate of artists and activities to create a truly one of a kind experience for its guests, unlike anything that might be experienced at a single land- locked concert or festival. The second-year sailing of the cruise now will offer over 100 of hours of live music by over 75 musicians, including two Tony Award winners, the recipients of ......

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WM Project releases debut From a Familiar Place featuring Jeremy Pelt, Marshall Gilkes and Rafal Sarnecki

WM Project releases debut From a Familiar Place featuring Jeremy Pelt, Marshall Gilkes and Rafal Sarnecki

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 30, 2017

WM Project has released their debut album From a Familiar Place on WM Records. While WM Project is a brand-new constellation, the musical masterminds behind it, pianist Andrzej Winnicki and tenor saxophonist Krzysztof Medyna, go back a long way. They have played together in the fusion group Electric Breakwater, and have furthered appreciation of Polish composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda through their widely acclaimed Komeda Project. KP's Requiem, featuring bassist Scott Colley, drummer Nasheet Waits and trumpeter Russ Johnson, made ......

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Drummer Jerry Granelli Reunites with Guitar Greats Bill Frisell & Robben Ford After 25 Years for Blues-Soaked Repertoire on "Dance Hall"

Drummer Jerry Granelli Reunites with Guitar Greats Bill Frisell & Robben Ford After 25 Years for Blues-Soaked Repertoire on "Dance Hall"

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 27, 2017

Back in 1992, veteran drummer-composer Jerry Granelli went to studios in Seattle and San Francisco with an all-star cast, including trombonist Julian Priester, alto sax great Kenny Garrett, bassist Anthony Cox and guitarists Bill Frisell and Robben Ford, to record a set of blues-based tunes that resonated with his youth. The resulting album, A Song I Thought I Heard Buddy Sing, inspired by Michael Ondaatje's haunting novel “Coming Through Slaughter" about the life of the legendary New Orleans cornetist Buddy ......

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Jazz Bakery Presents Jeremy Pelt And Peter Bernstein on December 2nd and December 3rd

Jazz Bakery Presents Jeremy Pelt And Peter Bernstein on December 2nd and December 3rd

BY JEFF GAUTHIER
November 24, 2017

The Jazz Bakery presents a weekend of cutting edge jazz with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt's Make Noise Quintet on December 2nd, and guitarist Peter Bernstein's Mostly Monk Quartet on December 3rd. On Saturday December 2nd, Jeremy Pelt's Make Noise Quintet with pianist Victor Gould, bassist Richie Goods, Jonathan Barber on drums and Jacquelene Acevedo on percussion, will perform at the Musicians Institute Concert Center in Hollywood at 8PM. Saturated with the rhythms of two percussionists Pelt's Make Noise quintet has an ......

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Jon Hendricks (1921-2017)

Jon Hendricks (1921-2017)

BY AAJ STAFF
November 23, 2017

Jon Hendricks, a singer, songwriter and lyricist who pioneered vocalese—the art of crafting words to famed jazz solos—and was a co-founder of the vocal group Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, died November 22. He was 96. Jon died on the same day as producer George Avakian. I interviewed Jon in 2009 for JazzWax. Here is my complete interview with him: Jon Hendricks' pure sense of swing, poetic word-play and conversational vocalese remain unmatched. Truth be told, Jon' s splendid contribution to ......

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Legendary Drummer Lenny White Launches New Venture: IYOUWE

Legendary Drummer Lenny White Launches New Venture: IYOUWE

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
November 18, 2017

With projects featuring: Joel Levine & Pete Levin IYOUWE is a musical collective created by Lenny White to promote real music in an ever-changing cultural terrain. The collective includes musicians, singers, poets, and rappers. Although many styles of music are embraced by this group, artists at IYOUWE are responding to the urgent need for a culture that has values and values freedom. Our first intention is to present music that inspires, provokes and finds a groove for you. To do ......

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Dot Time Legends Releases Louis Armstrong: "The Night Clubs"

Dot Time Legends Releases Louis Armstrong: "The Night Clubs"

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 18, 2017

Dot Time Records (DTR) is honored to announce that it has released Louis Armstrong: The Night Clubs, the second in a series of previously unreleased recordings, under its 'Legends' series. This recording contains selections from five different nightclub engagements—Bop City in New York in 1950, Club Hangover in San Francisco in 1952, Storyville in Boston in 1953, Basin Street in New York in 1955 and the Brant Inn in Ontario in 1958— featuring five different iterations of Armstrong’s All Stars, ......

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: November 20, 2017

JazzWeek Radio Chart: November 20, 2017

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 17, 2017

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 5 1 Gregory Porter Nat King Cole & Me (Blue Note) 310 217 +93 9 58 1 2 2 10 2 Pat Martino Formidable (HighNote) 300 203 +97 4 56 2 2 3 8 3 Vincent Herring Hard ......

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7 Virtual Jazz Club's Global Online Jazz Contest 2017 Edition Extends Deadline to December 10th

7 Virtual Jazz Club's Global Online Jazz Contest 2017 Edition Extends Deadline to December 10th

BY VALERIO PAPPI
November 17, 2017

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club announces that the new deadline for entering the contest will be December 10th. Prizes Include € 4,000 to the winner € 2,000 to the best new talent € 1,000 to the most voted musician by the web community To enter the contest, soloists and groups pay a small registration fee and submit a video of their performance. Entries will be judged by a panel of international jazz experts (meet the experts) comprised of some of ......

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Red Piano Records To Release  The Gaia Wilmer Octet: "Migrations"

Red Piano Records To Release The Gaia Wilmer Octet: "Migrations"

BY JASON BYRNE - RED CAT PUBLICITY
November 16, 2017

Thursday, December 14th 8PM NEW YORK CD-RELEASE CONCERT at Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY The Gaia Wilmer Octet is: Yulia Musayelyan – flutes; Song Yi Jeon – voice; Gaia Wilmer and Gustavo D’Amico – saxophones; Leandro Pellegrino – guitar; Vitor Gonçalves – piano and accordion; Mayo Pamplona – bass; Richie Barshay – drums Migrations, introduces the music of Brazilian composer and saxophonist Gaia Wilmer, an emerging voice in the contemporary jazz community. Drawing inspiration from Brazilian music, its harmonies, ......

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