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Entries from April 2008

Hollywood Taking Sides in Network Neutrality Debate

Studios and artists split over its effects on digital distribution.Hollywood believes the Internet is the key to its future. But its constituents are again squabbling over how to get there. As in the recent television writers strike, the major studios are at odds with some members of the creative community over digital distribution. This time […]

Date: Apr 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Rebecca Jenkins Returns to Her Jazz Roots with the Release of the Highly Anticipated Blue Skies

Maximum Jazz together with EMI Music Canada is proud to announce the release of “Blue Skies” the highly anticipated new recording by Rebecca Jenkins. Rebecca Jenkins, one of Canada’s most beloved film and television stars, returns to her jazz roots with the release of Blue Skies. Co-produced by Jenkins with Joel Bakan (writer of The […]

Date: Apr 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Artist Review · Recommended New Music

Jimmy Giuffre Plays Tenor Saxophone

Jimmy Giuffre could play the tenor saxophone with a rhythm and blues raucousness that reflected his Texas origins. For a time in the 1950s, though, the low-register intimacy of his clarinet was one of the most identifiable sounds in jazz. Giuffre died last Thursday of complications from the Parkinsons disease that for years had limited […]

Date: Apr 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

The New York Blues and Jazz Society Needs Your Help!

Want to see the blues survive? The only way to keep this music going is to GET THE WORD OUT! The way to do that is to JOIN THE SOCIETY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE! We are a non-profit organization so we don’t make any money but we do get many perks and have some fun! […]

Date: Apr 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Karsten Vogel and Robin Taylor: The Bird and Bear of Danish Fusion

Meeting two diametrically different individuals currently active on the fusion scene in Denmark only drives home the fact that a variety of paths can lead to the contemporary stage. How different are they? One adorned in biker boots and pulling on a well chewed briar pipe, the other dapper in black jacket and slacks, flitting […]

Date: Apr 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

PERFORMANCE/TOUR: Bassdrumbone at Firehouse 12 This Friday May 2nd

On Friday, May 2nd, New Haven’s Firehouse 12 will welcome the all-star trio BassDrumBone to town for a two-set performance as part of the venue’s ongoing 2008 Spring Jazz Series. This improvised music supergroup, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007, brings together the distinctive talents and well-established rapport of bassist and Yale alumnus Mark […]

Date: Apr 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

CD/DOWNLOAD RELEASE: Interest Soars in Alison Burns as Sky Previews the New Album "1:AM"

Recording has been completed for the highly anticipated album from Grammy Award winning guitarist Martin Taylor and rising star, Scottish singer, Alison Burns. The album, entitled 1:AM, is strongly influenced in concept by the legendary Joe Pass/Ella Fitzgerald albums of the 70s. Alison and Martin h… Continue Reading >>

Date: Apr 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News