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Moers Festival Celebrates The EJN Award 2015 For Adventurous Programming

Moers Festival Celebrates The EJN Award 2015 For Adventurous Programming

The EJN Award 2015 for Adventurous Programming was celebrated today during Moers Festival, winner of this year’s Award. The Award Ceremony took place during the reception of the City Mayor in the Festival Hall. Ros Rigby, President of EJN, and Piotr Turkiewicz, EJN Vice President, congratulated the Festival team and the Artistic Director Reiner Michalke for ...

RECORDING

Chet Baker: The Lyrical Trumpet

Chet Baker: The Lyrical Trumpet

Orrin Keepnews doesn't get enough credit for the Chet Baker albums he produced on Riverside. In all, Orrin recorded five albums with the trumpeter in 1958 and '59—Chet Baker Sings: It Could Happen to You, Chet Baker in New York, Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pate, The Lyrical Trumpet of Chet Baker and Chet Baker Plays the ...

BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Miles Davis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Miles Davis

All About Jazz is celebrating Miles Davis' birthday today! Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style, often employing a stemless harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate. But if his approach to his instrument was constant, his approach to jazz was ...

VIDEO / DVD

The Things We Did Last Summer

Yesterday I couldn't get The Things We Did Last Summer out of my head. The song was written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne for Frank Sinatra, who recorded it in 1946 for Columbia under the direction of Alex Stordahl. Here's Sinatra's original followed by seven terrfic versions...   Here's Fats Navarro in 1949, a rare ...

BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wallace Roney

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wallace Roney

All About Jazz is celebrating Wallace Roney's birthday today! At a time when much of the Jazz world seems content to simply attempt to recreate the past, trumpeter/composer Wallace Roney follows the true Jazz tradition of utilizing the past to move forward. This has resulted in acknowledgment by the public and his peers with his receipt ...

PERFORMANCE

Polly Gibbons at Birdland on July 2

Polly Gibbons at Birdland on July 2

Resonance Records presents Polly Gibbons Many Faces of Love - One Show Only - 6:00pm on July 2nd at Birdland Resonance Records will present Polly Gibbons in her triumphant New York City return on Thursday, July 2, at 6:00pm at Birdland. She will be showcasing her debut release on Resonance Records, Many Faces of Love. Polly ...

WEBSITE

Give your event a visibility boost with Jazz Near You's Spotlight Service

Give your event a visibility boost with Jazz Near You's Spotlight Service

Musicians, venues and presenters can greatly increase the exposure of their Jazz Near You event listing by purchasing Spotlight advertising. Spotlight gives an advertised event prime placement on the Jazz Near You home page, on the Jazz Near You calendar page, and in the Jazz Near You eblast. The Spotlight service is $40 per event, and ...

BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Archie Shepp

Jazz Musician of the Day: Archie Shepp

All About Jazz is celebrating Archie Shepp's birthday today! Archie Shepp was born in 1937 in Fort Lauderdale in Florida. He grew up in Philadelphia, studied piano and saxophone and attended high school in Germantown; he went to college, became involved with theatre, met writers and poets, among them, Leroy Jones and wrote: «The Communist», an ...

RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 25, 2015

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 25, 2015

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks111Harold Mabern Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions)329364 -352 58162 6 2 Jose James Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday (Blue Note) 259248+11 1552 83133Harry Allen For George, Cole And Duke (Blue Heron Llc)257183 +745453 5424Dave Stryker Messin' With Mr. T (Strikezone) 250276-26 14919575David Sanborn Time And The River (OKeh) 247247034456 646Russell Malone Love ...

VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Dr. Lonnie Smith & Lionel Loueke

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Dr. Lonnie Smith & Lionel Loueke

Dr. Lonnie Smith is the elder statesman of jazz organ, one of the last living links back to the 1960s and 70s heyday of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Richard “Groove" Holmes, and other Hammond heroes. Lionel Loueke is a guitarist from a different generation and half a world away who mixes ...


 

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