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Wadada Leo Smith Presents The Create Festival, April 8 & 9, 2017 In New Haven

Wadada Leo Smith Presents The Create Festival, April 8 & 9, 2017 In New Haven

Visionary composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith presents the first-ever CREATE Festival, a two-day celebration and exploration of his inventive and unclassifiable music that will feature classic works alongside world premiere performances. Taking place Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9, 2017 at Firehouse 12, 45 Crown Street, New Haven, Connecticut, the festival will include performances ...

Celebrating Stan Getz and other jazz giants

Celebrating Stan Getz and other jazz giants

Tenor saxophonist Jeff Rupert & Friends, featuring rising star singer Veronica Swift, wound up a 10-day Florida concert tour on Sunday, March 19, with a stunning matinee performance in Venice. Rupert, who directs the University of Central Florida's Jazz Studies Program, was joined for this performance by fellow faculty members Richard Drexler on piano and Marty ...

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, March 17-23

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, March 17-23

Happy Almost Spring! We have some young and local rising star performers this weekend, as well as a Twin Cities debut visit from one of the nation's rising stars of jazz piano. Throughout the week, veterans of the local scene shine on stages across the metro. Big Gigs This Week Friday, March 17. It's St. Patrick's ...

New Orleans on parade - and other surprises

New Orleans on parade - and other surprises

Singer Lisa Kelly and trumpeter JB Scott had a few surprises up their sleeves for their return performance at the Charlotte County Jazz Society on Monday, February 13. The Jacksonville-based musicians spent about one-third of their two-hour concert digging deep into music associated with New Orleans. They also.brought a larger band than anticipated and featured Scott ...

Jazz this week: Ann Hampton Callaway, Erik Friedlander's Black Phebe Trio, and more

Jazz this week: Ann Hampton Callaway, Erik Friedlander's Black Phebe Trio, and more

This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis includes the return of a popular singer, the local debut of a challenging trio of improvisors, a tribute to a beloved big band trumpeter and bandleader, and more. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, March 15 Longtime St. Louis favorite Ann Hampton Callaway returns ...

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, March 10-16

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, March 10-16

These days, it seems that our music is as diverse as our weather. And we will have to count on the music to provide the warmth this week! Some of our most creative artists are in the spotlight this week, as is as one of the most lauded jazz artists of the modern era, stopping in ...

Celebrating a man and his music

Celebrating a man and his music

The depth and breadth of pianist, arranger and composer Dick Hyman’s career seems astonishing by any musical standards. Most aspects of his career, which began in the late 1940s in the thriving Manhattan music scene, were touched upon Tuesday, March 7 at the 37th annual Sarasota Jazz Festival. The evening’s journey, which Hyman called “wallowing in ...

Jazz this week: TAUK, Jeff Hamilton, Etienne Charles, Big Sam's Funky Nation, and more

Jazz this week: TAUK, Jeff Hamilton, Etienne Charles, Big Sam's Funky Nation, and more

This week's jazz and creative music calendar in St. Louis is all about the one-nighters, with an eclectic handful of headlining acts in town for single-serve appearances. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, March 8 NYC-based funk/fusion band TAUK plays at the Old Rock House, and pianist Carolbeth True and Two Times True with saxophonist Larry ...

Jazz Vocalist Dolores Scozzesi Debuts At New York's Metropolitan Room, Sunday, March 19th

Jazz Vocalist Dolores Scozzesi Debuts At New York's Metropolitan Room, Sunday, March 19th

jny: Los Angeles-based jazz vocalist Dolores Scozzesi finally brings her unique brand of storytelling to jny: New York City in her debut performance at The Metropolitan Room on Sunday, March 19th with one show at 7:00pm. Accompanying Ms. Scozzesi are Deanna Witkowski (piano), Daniel Foose (bass) and Alexander Kautz (drums). Tickets can be purchased here. Scozzesi ...

Trad jazz with a few twists

Trad jazz with a few twists

Clarinetist Bud Leeds brought musicians together from near and far- in this case, mostly far—for his annual South County Jazz Club matinee performance on Sunday, March 5 in Venice FL. His “Trad Jazz Ensemble" featured players who are right at home in the traditional jazz/Dixieland genres, but the afternoon touched on more recent music as well. ...


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