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Counting Down the Top 14 Jazz MP3s for 2014

We're counting down the top 14 MP3s featured at All About Jazz in 2014 starting with Drayen Labie's “Kissa i Lé." Readers can follow the countdown from our Download of the Day page where we'll announce the #1 downloaded track on January 2nd. Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, All About Jazz's Download of the Day editor stated, “Another year ...


Jazz Musician of the Day: John Patitucci

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Patitucci

All About Jazz is celebrating John Patitucci's birthday today! Born in 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, John Patitucci began playing the electric bass at age ten. John began composing and performing at age 12. At age 15, he began to play the acoustic bass and at age 16 began the piano. He quickly moved from playing ...


Ho-Ho-Ho Jazz

Ho-Ho-Ho Jazz

Guitarist Nate Najar brought his jazz holiday show to Sarasota on Saturday evening with special guest Harry Allen. The South County Jazz Club event at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center blended jazz treatments of holiday material with some jazz classics. The event marked the club's first opportunity to hear trumpeter James Suggs, an upstate New York ...


Documentary: Louis Prima

Documentary: Louis Prima

Louis Prima goes back further than you think. Born in New Orleans, his first surge of popularity came in the 1930s, when he was a trumpeter-bandleader with a swinging singing voice. He wrote Sing, Sing Sing, which sounds just like him once you know it came from his pen. In the 1940s, Prima leveraged his heritage ...


Spread Good Cheer: Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You

Your friends at All About Jazz want to wish all our readers, especially our registered members, a joyous holiday season filled with family and fun. We have several big projects in store for 2015 including an upgraded and cross-platform version of the Jazz Near You app, a jazz wall, and a home concert initiative spanning the ...


Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Crawford

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Crawford

All About Jazz is celebrating Hank Crawford's birthday today! Hank Crawford was an alto sax sensation since he stepped out of the Ray Charles band back in 1963. A signature piercing, full bodied, blues, soul, and gospel drenched tone, sets him apart from the alto pack. He has an instantly recognizable voice, and his excellent choice ...


StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Winter/spring 2015 jazz preview

Today, it's the first part of StLJN's winter/spring 2015 jazz preview, in which we bring you music videos from jazz and creative music performers who will be visiting our city in the first part of next year. First up are The Bad Plus, who will be back in St. Louis from Wednesday, January 7 through Saturday, ...


Recent Listening In Brief…

Recent Listening In Briefâ¦

Frank Zappa (1940-1993), a gifted musician who dipped his toe into jazz, never demonstrated more than a smidgeon of what he knew about the genre. But he left us with the memorable observation, “Jazz isn’t dead. It just smells funny.” A web search shows that lesser wits have adapted Zappa’s line to all kinds of topics ...



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