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Looking Ahead: Southwest Florida jazz preview (February and March)

Looking Ahead: Southwest Florida jazz preview (February and March)

The 2014-15 jazz concert season is running hot in Southwest Florida. Here is a rundown of noteworthy jazz events, principally in the Sarasota to Naples territory, in February and March. Wednesday, February 4 – Guitarist Pat Martino is the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra’s special guest. Daniels Pavilion, Naples. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday, February 9, ...

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The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, January 23-29

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, January 23-29

The Saint Paul Winter Carnival is just getting underway. And it may seem like a winter jazz carnival in the Twin Cities this weekend, most notably with the celebration of the life of broadcaster/jazz wizard Leigh Kamman at the Saint Paul Hotel, just off the epicenter of the Carnival in Rice Park.  Also this weekend, the ...

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Despite setbacks, Jazz music survives and thrives in Boston

Despite setbacks, Jazz music survives and thrives in Boston

Jazz has become fringe 
art. Sure, Chris Botti and Diana Krall still move tickets, but the talented students pouring out of Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory face a tough economic reality: Graduates often make more money behind the counter at Starbucks than blowing their horns. But young players can take heart in ...

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Singer-Songwriter Alexa Ray Joel Returns To Cafe Carlyle, February 24-March 7

Singer-Songwriter Alexa Ray Joel Returns To Cafe Carlyle, February 24-March 7

Café Carlyle is pleased to welcome back Alexa Ray Joel for a two-week engagement, February 24–March 7. Reviewing a previous engagement at the Café, The New York Times called Joel, daughter of music legend Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley, “a singer following her own heart,” adding, “Her original work... is firmly grounded in a pop ...

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Jazz this week: Arturo O'Farrill Sextet, Fidel Morales Trio, and more

Jazz this week: Arturo O'Farrill Sextet, Fidel Morales Trio, and more

This week's menu of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis has a bit of what Jelly Roll Morton once called “the Latin tinge," with two different touring Latin-jazz performers passing through town, plus the usual variety of local sounds, from Gypsy jazz and big band swing to funkified Beatles and New Orleans-style brass. Let's ...

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Roy Ayers at The Addition

Roy Ayers at The Addition

By Walter Atkins The Addition, formally known as Yoshi's San Francisco, welcomed the celebrated and ageless acid jazz/funk vibraphonist Roy Ayers for a weekend stand on November 21, 2014. The new name was inspired by the club's location between Lower Fillmore and the Western Addition. The show kicked off the soft opening of the City's latest ...

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Phronesis Embark On Six-Date Irish Tour, 4-9 February

Phronesis Embark On Six-Date Irish Tour, 4-9 February

Brace yourself for a slice of Nordic noir as jazz trio Phronesis - hailed as “the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST” (Jon Newey, editor JAZZWISE) - bring their intelligent and dynamic sound on a Music Network tour from 4-9 February. Expect explosive live performances packed with intricate bass lines, hypnotic grooves and spiraling ...

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New England Conservatory Jazz Voice Alum Michael Mayo Featured On American Voices A PBS Great Performances Special Hosted By Renée Fleming

New England Conservatory Jazz Voice Alum Michael Mayo  Featured On American Voices A PBS Great Performances Special  Hosted By Renée Fleming

“Jazz on stage is alive and it’s a very intimate exchange… You have to listen so you can respond and keep the conversation going. You do that so impeccably well!” – Dianne Reeves to Michael Mayo on PBS’ American Voices New England Conservatory Jazz Studies alum Michael Mayo (Bachelor’s of Music, Jazz Voice ’14) was recently ...

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Poncho Sanchez: Heating up Lincoln

Poncho Sanchez: Heating up Lincoln

By Gabriel Medina Arenas Nebraska's coldest month is usually January and in 2015 that didn't seem to be an exception. That is, until Poncho Sanchez's hot salsa and Latin jazz melted the ice, bringing “gozadera" and joy to The Midwest.

This is not just a metaphor, since the weather did get warmer on Thursday, ...

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Larry Coryell: Special jazz moments, all night long

Larry Coryell: Special jazz moments, all night long

Guitarist Larry Coryell is a musical force unto himself, but when he gets to converse with other musicians, the results can border on magical. Such was the case Saturday, January 17 when the jazz-rock veteran, now more comfortably digging into standard fare, performed in the South County Jazz Club series at Sarasota's Glenridge Performing Arts Center. ...


 

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