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Madeleine Albright to be Honored by Monk Institute at This Year’s Competition and Gala

THELONIOUS MONK INSTITUTE OF JAZZ ANNUAL COMPETITION AND GALA, MADE POSSIBLE BY CADILLAC, WILL BE HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C. SEPTEMBER 22-23 FESTIVITIES WILL HONOR FIRST FEMALE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT Cast features Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, George Duke, Patti Austin, Nnenna Freelon, James Carter, Ingrid Jensen, Jane Ira Bloom, James [continue reading…]

Date: Aug 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

“Jumpinjazz Kids-a Swinging Jungle Tale” Set For Release 9/25, Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Jarreau And Hubert Laws

“JumpinJazz Kids is a great model for what needs to be presented to young people. The age group that it targets is a great addition to music, and it’s wonderful for any organization or school. The manner in which it’s presented strikes a nerve – everyone should take a look at it and listen to [continue reading…]

Date: Aug 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Jazz & Blues Florida August 2012 Online Edition Posted

The new edition of Jazz & Blues Florida, Florida’s best and only free online source for information on live jazz and blues in clubs, concerts and festivals, is now available. Readers throughout Florida and tourists coming from around the world consult this site for information on the increasingly vibrant scene to be found throughout [continue reading…]

Date: Aug 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Welcome to Nutville, A Buddy Rich Documentary

To donate to the fund please check out our kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mbm/welcome-to-nutville-a-buddy-rich-documentary Cathy Rich, Brian Morgan and Alex Kluft have teamed up to bring you; Welcome to Nutville a journey into the life and after life of Buddy Rich. Who was Buddy Rich might you ask? He was arguably the greatest drummer in the existence of [continue reading…]

Date: Aug 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

David Haney Quartet “Avenue of the Americas” 2012 CIMP Records

Glenn Astarita In 2008, due to pre-engagement scheduling and travel mishaps, this recording came close to being scrapped. With some commitment and fortitude, the musicians shifted gears and recorded this session at an alternate location in Syracuse, N.Y. Indeed, a good thing, as the fourteen tracks serve up a rather homogenized brew, featuring cross-sectional outlooks [continue reading…]

Date: Jun 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Manuel Valera, “New Cuban Express”

By: Edward Blanco After performing primarily modern post-bop material on his previous five releases, in which some Latin rhythms were included but were never the focus, Cuban-born pianist Manuel Valera finally pays tribute to his Afro-Cuban roots on his sixth album as leader with the New Cuban Express. Accompanied by fellow Cuban musicians alto saxophonist [continue reading…]

Date: Jun 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Michael Benedict & Bopitude, “Five And One”

By: Edward Blanco Less than a year from the release of his highly-acclaimed self-titled debut, Michael Benedict & Bopitude, drummer Benedict unleashes a monster recording of sizzling hard-bop fulfilling an objective to, as he states “present hard-bop jazz in its pure form…creating harmony, improvisation, textures and rhythms in jazz.” Loaded with uncommon covers and standards [continue reading…]

Date: Jun 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News