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Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Willis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Willis

All About Jazz is celebrating Larry Willis' birthday today! Pianist Larry Willis has had an important and distinguished 40-year career in jazz. Since making his recording debut on Jackie McLean’s landmark 1965 album “Right Now!,” the New York-born Willis has played everything from free jazz to fusion to rock while performing as a valued sideman with ...

PERFORMANCE

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, December 19-25

For likely the first time ever, the Twin Cities jazz scene will be broadly represented in the release of a CD sampling 13 working bands on Saturday night. It's wedged into an otherwise busy jazz week — Debbie Duncan at Parma, Donald Washington at the Black Dog, Dean Granros at Jazz Central, Doc Severinsen at Orchestra ...

PERFORMANCE

Dion Parson & 21st Century Band at Ginny's (NYC) on January 10

World Premiere Preview of New CD - St. Thomas January 10, 2015
7:30pm & 9:30pm / $15 Dion Parson - drums
Ron Blake - saxophone
Rashawn Ross - trumpet
Carlton Holmes - piano
Victor Provost - steel pan
Alioune Faye - percussion/ sabar drums ...

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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 ...

NEW RECORDING

Jazz Of "Many Colors" By Joyce Spencer New CD Pre-Order

Jazz Of "Many Colors" By Joyce Spencer  New CD Pre-Order

jny: Dallas/Ft Worth entertainer and independent recording artist, Joyce Spencer, is back with her much anticipated second CD release entitled Many Colors, bringing the many colors of jazz from traditional to contemporary and smooth to funk/fusion, along with three covers (John Coltrane, Billy Cobham and Billie Holiday) and seven original tracks. The original music, including lyrics, ...

NEW RECORDING

Soaring Music Launches Bassist Greg Nathan's Website in Support of "I'll Think Of Something"

Soaring Music Launches Bassist Greg Nathan's Website in Support of "I'll Think Of Something"

Greg Nathan, son of Charles Nathan, (songwriter who penned the music to Perry Como's 1953 hit, “Say Your Mine Again,") and Tonie Nathan, (the first woman in history of the United States to receive an electoral vote for U.S. Vice President while running on the 1972 Libertarian Party ticket,) has opened a website to facilitate holiday ...

RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: December 22, 2014

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks1101Jimmy Greene Beautiful Life (Mack Avenue)247177+7054415212Kenny Barron & Dave Holland The Art Of Conversation (Impulse!)240252-1234917363Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderly Legacy Band Live at Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club (Cellar Live)237212+2525035434Houston Person The Melody Lingers On (HighNote)230231-134927545David Hazeltine I Remember Cedar (Sharp Nine)227226+154844686Jeff Hamilton Trio Great American Songs (Capri)196187+9104664727Peter Zak The Disciple (SteepleChase)195239-44032288118Freddy Cole Singing The ...

INTERVIEW

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bob Brookmeyer

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bob Brookmeyer

All About Jazz is celebrating Bob Brookmeyer's birthday today! Bob Brookmeyer has an unusually varied and extensive background in all forms of improvised and composed music. He was born December 19, 1929, attended Kansas City Conservatory of Music where he won the Carl Busch Prize for Choral Composition. He arrived in New York playing piano with ...


 

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