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Jazz Near You gathers and distributes jazz event information to fans in nearly 250 cities worldwide via the web, email and phone. It's also ready to help presenters and musicians promote their Jazz Appreciation Month events in April. It's free and easy! Professional musicians and presenters can simply add their events. Single and recurring events can ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE April 16, 2014

Jazz Musician of the Day: Esbjorn Svensson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Esbjorn Svensson

All About Jazz is celebrating Esbjorn Svensson's birthday today!

e.s.t. is a phenomenon: A jazz trio, which sees itself as a pop band that plays jazz, which broke with the tradition of leader and sidemen in favor of equality within its members, which not only plays jazz- venues but also venues usually reserved for rock bands, ...

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PERFORMANCE/TOUR April 16, 2014

The Woodlawn Cemetery Partners with Jazz at Lincoln Center to Present Free Concert Honoring Jazz Legends

Performance by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on June 11 Features Compositions by Those Memorialized at Woodlawn and Commemorates the Cemetery’s 150th Anniversary and Historic Ties to Jazz Greats Bronx, NY: On June 11 at 7:00pm, The Woodlawn Cemetery will partner with Jazz at Lincoln Center to present a free concert, featuring the ...

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PERFORMANCE/TOUR April 16, 2014

Prism Quartet Turns 30, Announces Ambitious 3-Part Concert Series In Philadelphia And New York City

Prism Quartet Turns 30, Announces Ambitious 3-Part Concert Series In Philadelphia And New York City

The classical PRISM Quartet commissions six of today's most inventive jazz saxophonists to compose sax quintets & sextets and perform them with PRISM Heritage/Evolution 1:
PRISM Quartet with
STEVE LEHMAN & RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA
Friday, April 11 at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia
Saturday, April 12 at Symphony Space, NYC ...

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GENERAL MUSIC INDUSTRY April 16, 2014

Eddie Condon: New York, 1964

Before the Swing Era, when jazz was shaped by jny Kansas City's big-band dance beats, jny: Chicago's frantic small-group sound was hot. Among the Chicago greats was guitarist Eddie Condon, king of the rhythm-keepers. In 1964, ABC in New York broadcast a Carnegie Hall tribute to Condon featuring the cream of the Chicago gang. Part 1... ...

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RADIO/PODCAST April 15, 2014

Radio's Voice Of Jazz Launches Internet Broadcasts

Palm Springs, CA ― Legendary KFI jazz radio announcer Scott Ellsworth launched scottsplacetm.org, an online weekend broadcast where he plays both the early and contemporary sounds of leading jazz artists and where listeners can soon find an extensive library of his personal interviews with the icons of the jazz world. “My very first guest interview at ...

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EVENT April 16, 2014

The Daniel Humair Quartet plays the 2013 vintage of Château Palmer

Hear Palmer, already a habit, always a surprise... Since the 2009 vintage, Palmer reveals its new vintage in music. This year, the 2013 vintage was interpreted by the Daniel Humair Quartet. You can now enjoy the concert on Hear-Palmer.com. Palmer and jazz—A common philosophy. Like Palmer, jazz has deep roots, with a long history that has ...

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE April 15, 2014

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bessie Smith

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bessie Smith

All About Jazz is celebrating Bessie Smith's birthday today!

“Empress of the Blues” She embodied the meaning of the blues, living the life she sang about. Bessie Smith set the standard for blues singers on how it should be done. Bessie Smith, born on Apr. 15, 1894, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was one of ten children. Her ...

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OBITUARY April 15, 2014

In Memoriam: Fred Ho

In Memoriam: Fred Ho

"Fred Ho's style is a genre unto itself, a pioneering fusion of free-jazz and traditional Chinese music that manages to combine truculence and delicacy with such natural ease that it sounds positively organic." —Larry Birnbaum, Down Beat. After 8 years of a grueling cancer war, Fred Ho peacefully passed away the morning of April 12th, 2014. ...

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EDUCATION April 15, 2014

NJPAC's Brick City Jazz Orchestra debuts in Newark's Branch Brook Park

Music blossomed in Newark when the Brick City Jazz Orchestra made its premiere under blue skies. With the opening notes of Kenny Dorham’s “Blue Bossa,” NJPAC’s Brick City Jazz Orchestra heralded its official debut in Newark’s Branch Brook Park. The sun was hot, but the student musicians were the epitome of cool. The park’s famed cherry ...

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