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Entries from January 2009

Dominican Marie Claire Giraud for Jamaica Jazz and Blues – and beyond

However, improvisational music has not gained half as much ground on the consciousness of Dominicans and probably never will, Jazz being what it is, a niche genre. Still for all, there is a cadre of Dominican Jazz musicians who continue to plug away, hoping to build a Jazz scene on the island. At the forefront […]

Date: Jan 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Music Links

Esperanza Spalding Interview

SOURCE: All About Jazz Publicity This interview is part of the book project “under your skin” which will include Interviews with: Anthony Braxton, Ornette Coleman, Cindy Blackman, Taj Mahal, Yusef Lateef, Matt Waugh, Bob James, Skip Mcdonald, Erika Stucky, Living Colour, Dj Rob Swift, Marilyn Crispell, Dick Griffin, Billy Bang, Kahil El Zabaar, Michael Ricci […]

Date: Jan 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Video

Barbados Jazz Festival 2009 Begins

By THE Barbados Jazz Festival, dubbed ‘A True Jazz Festival’, will begin on Monday, January 12 and ends on Sunday, January 18. One of the headline acts will be James Blunt, a British folk singer who is best known for his hit song ‘You’re Beautiful’ from his 2004 album ‘Back to Bedlam’. His latest […]

Date: Jan 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Festivals

Trinidad’s Etienne Charles Trumps Live Art Event

Imagine that. Imagine the possibilities that the Jazz idiom offers the creative and the daring. Imagine Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles’ music being used as a soundtrack to a live art painting event starring Mark Wiener. Art Interactive with Mark Wiener & Etienne Charle from Roger Smith Life on Vimeo. Mark Wiener, an abstract painter from […]

Date: Jan 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Music Links

Jazz Video Guy: How Cool is the Monterey Jazz Festival

The Jazz Video Guy’s latest blog installment is “How Cool Is the Monterey Jazz Festival,” featuring highlights from the 51st edition of the extravaganza. Included in the ten minute video are excerpts from “Cuban Lullabies,” a special project created for the festival by a remarkable Cuban musician named Maraca, who plays the flute, wrote the […]

Date: Jan 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Video

Lionel Richie Headlines the 2009 JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival

Image via Wikipedia Montego Bay comes alive on January 22 – 24, 2009 with the JAMAIACA Jazz and Blues Festival, which is gearing up to be even more electrifying than in previous years. The Festival, which has hosted acts such as George Benson, Erika Badu, Kenny G, Dionne Warwick, Michael Bolton, Kenny Rogers, Shaggy, Third […]

Date: Jan 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Festivals