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All About Jazz Launches "Big Question" Column

All About Jazz has debuted a provocative new column called “The Big Question," a regular feature that's designed to engage jazz aficionados and encourage discussion on the important issues facing jazz today. We kicked off the column with arguably the most important topic currently facing jazz: “Can jazz become culturally relevant again? If so, how?" Please ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Interview: Lady Gaga + Tony Bennett

Interview: Lady Gaga + Tony Bennett

After Tony Bennett and I spent a few minutes catching up at his art studio two weeks ago, we sat down on a sofa to chat for The Wall Street Journal about Cheek to Cheek, his new duet album with Lady Gaga. About 10 minutes into our conversation, I asked him the question that for many ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nils Petter Molvaer

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nils Petter Molvaer

All About Jazz is celebrating Nils Petter Molvaer's birthday today!

Nils Petter Molvær (NPM), Norwegian trumpet player, composer and producer, connects multiple music styles—jazz, ambient, house, electronic and break beats, as well as elements from hip hop, rock and pop music—and effortlessly melts them into convincing soundscapes of deep intensity. Born in 1960 on the little ...

EDUCATION

Kirill Gerstein To Teach At Berklee College Of Music And The Boston Conservatory - First Joint Appointment For The Two Institutions

Classical pianist Kirill Gerstein will teach at two of Boston’s prestigious music schools – Berklee College of Music, his alma mater, and The Boston Conservatory. Mr. Gerstein is artist-in-residence in the Piano Department at Berklee and a member of the piano and chamber music faculty at The Boston Conservatory. This is the first joint appointment between ...

TV/FILM

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Sundance Hit "Whiplash"

New York, NY - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American, Australian, New Zealand and German rights to Damien Chazelle’s feature Whiplash. The film, which played as the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s opening night film, received rave reviews. Written by Chazelle, Whiplash stars Miles Teller (THE SPECTACULAR NOW) and J.K. Simmons ...

EVENT

DivaNation Showcases "A Sisterhood of Singers"

By Nathea Lee The Philadelphia Jazz Project set out to see what would happen if they brought together a diverse array of vocalists, created a nurturing environment where seasoned performers could mentor younger singers, and gave them all the opportunity to perform on one of the City's premier stages. The result is DivaNation, “a sisterhood of ...

ALL ABOUT JAZZ / JAZZ NEAR YOU

All About Jazz Upgrades Musician Section, Revises Toolkit, and Partners with Bandzoogle

All About Jazz, the web's premiere jazz music destination, and home to over 65,000 musician profiles has announced the following upgrades to its musician services: Musician profile improvements include: Discographies. Musicians can now associate their discographies with their profile. Their discography page also includes an Amazon store widget to help facilitate music sales. For more about ...

EVENT

William Ellis' One LP Project Exhibited At The Archive Of Contemporary Music, September 19 To October 3

The ARChive of Contemporary Music is pleased to present its first gallery exhibition by British photographer William Ellis. The exhibition offers 50 portraits of musicians holding one of their favorite albums. Friday September 19 to Friday October 3 ARChive of Contemporary Music
54 White St
New York, NY 10013 Each portrait is ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jack McDuff

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jack McDuff

All About Jazz is celebrating Jack McDuff's birthday today! Brother Jack McDuff, was one of the handful of leading exponents of the soul jazz style created on Hammond organ by Jimmy Smith in the late 1950s. The instrument at the heart of the soul jazz style was the Hammond B-3 organ, usually in the company of ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Bass Legend Stanley Clarke’s New Album Up Reaches New Heights The Stanley Clarke Band: Up

Bass Legend Stanley Clarkeâs New Album Up Reaches New Heights The Stanley Clarke Band: Up

Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke’s new recording, The Stanley Clarke Band: UP, is scheduled for release September 30 on the Mack Avenue Records label. He considers UP to be the most energetic, fun, rhythmic and upbeat album that he has ever done and with more than forty albums under his belt, that’s saying quite a lot. Clarke’s ...


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