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Entries from March 2009

Montreal International Jazz Festival 2009 Lineup

The Montreal International Jazz Festival, one of the biggest such events in the world, will have a star-studded lineup for its July 1-12 run this year. The dozens of attractions will include Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Beck, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, King Sunny Adé, Femi Kuti, Pink Martini, Madeleine Peyroux, Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Joshua Redman, […]

Date: Mar 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Festivals

Previewing “The Genius of Eddie Jefferson”

Today, we’ve got a wealth of material related to “The Genius of Eddie Jefferson“, a tribute to the late jazz singer starring vocalists Allan Harris and Carla Cook and pianist Eric Reed that will be performed here in St. Louis starting Wednesday, April 1 through Saturday, April 4 at Jazz at the Bistro. Jefferson, who […]

Date: Mar 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Artist Review

Next Generation Festival – Presented by the Monterey Jazz Festival

Every Spring, the Monterey Jazz Festival invites the top student musicians from across the country and around the world to participate in the Next Generation Festival. This inspiring weekend devoted to the future of jazz featured MJF’s Annual National High School Jazz Competition, including high school big bands, combos, and vocal ensembles, as well as […]

Date: Mar 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Festivals

Jazz Grooves from Paris to the Cape

On a breezy summer night in the hip Moroccan coastal town of Essaouira a few years ago, the soaring voice of a griot star kept me enthralled through the wee hours. Sitting cross-legged on an outdoor stage, Dimi Mint Abba showcased her percussive Mauritanian music at the Festival Gnaoua.

Date: Mar 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Beth Orton:Trailer Park: Legacy Edition

Back when rave culture hit its mid-90s crescendo, Beth Orton was known as the ethereal voice who added a calm nuance to kinetic dance tracks by the Chemical Brothers and William Orbit.

Date: Mar 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Release

Chihiro Yamanaka interview with Rockyoumentally

Chihiro Yamanaka interview with Rockyoumentally

Date: Mar 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Video

New Jazz Albums – 03/19/2009

Diana Krall’s “Quiet Nights” Available March 31 Some music is intended to paint a romantic scene–a candlelit dinner, a walk along a moonlit beach. Quiet Nights–Diana Krall’s twelfth album–ain’t about that. Using Brazil as a musical point of reference, the award-winning pianist and singer is not suggesting a night out; she means to stay in.Visit […]

Date: Mar 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Release