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- Featuring Lynne Arriale, Randy Brecker, George Mraz, and Anthony Pinciotti

- "4 Stars!" - DownBeat Magazine -

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"The Early what? gets the what? The riddle is simply to make a point. The early Parker (Charlie Parker as in the BIRD) gets the Frank Sinatra (as in CHAIRman of the Board). From the first downbeat, 8:30pm on Monday June 1st, until the final notes went silent, Cafe290 was standing room only. Why? The crowd was there to hear Big Band Jazz? What are you kidding? No joke. This was not your Grandfather's music.  …

La Timbistica will be performing at the 32nd Freihofer's Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY, an annual event featuring 20 hours of live jazz on two stages over two days. The group, comprised of some of the brightest scholarship talent from Berklee College of Music, will share the Gazebo Stage with Dred Scott Trio, Wallace Roney Quintet, and more. Artists appearing on the festival’s Main Stage that day include Patti LaBelle, SMV Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten The Thunder Tour, Ga …

iNFiNiEN @ The Jazz Estate

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Philadelphia-born iNFiNiEN will be appearing for one night on August 19th at The Jazz Estate in Milwaukee. Sharing the nignt with local guest musicians Complex Complex, iNFiNiEN will perform several stimulating sets featuring music from their critically acclaimed independent release. Thier twist of improvisation and songwriting combine eclectic musical personalities into a visionary, unified force. With rock, jazz, soul, world, and classical influences iNFiNiEN has discovered its own voice both …
The genre of Gospel Jazz is growing by leaps and bounds. The unique merging of two highly expressive and improvisational African American forms of music has spawned a variety of gifted artists such as Angella Christie, Ben Tankard and Kirk Whalum. It’s with these artists and this music in mind that Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Terrence Richburg, launched Jazz Gospel Central. Unveiled in October 2008, Jazz Gospel Central is dedicated to showcasing Gospel Jazz, the artists who play it and devout C …
"West Coast Jazz" is a loaded phrase. It likely conjures up the mellow sounds of cool jazz luminaries Gerry Mulligan and Chico Hamilton and images of dog-eared LP covers portraying icons like Shelly Manne, Bud Shank and Art Pepper. But that's not all there is to jazz on the west coast. Today's west coast musicians are creating jazz of every type, from Hard Bop to Avant-Garde, from Latin to Fusion. To celebrate the diverse music coming from the Golden State and its neighbors to North, AccuJazz In …

Big Jazz Labor Day Week in L.A.

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For Jazz fans, Labor Day week presents an array of all-star attractions.

Jazz greats Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, the original members of Return to Forever, re-uinite, Sept. 2, at the Hollywoood Bowl in Southern Californiua.

The concert will feature guest appearances by vocalist Chaka Khan, violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and original RTF guitarist Bill Connors. The event heralds the beginning of Corea, Clarke & White's first worldwide trio tour.

Khan is expected to perform s …

Ever since Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim fused American jazz with Brazilian samba in the 1950s to form the new style known as Bossa Nova, countless musicians have been inspired to create music marrying the two traditions. Brazilian harmonies and rhythms have pervaded modern jazz in the past 50 years, influencing artists from Stan Getz to Maria Schneider. To celebrate Brazilian Jazz, AccuJazz Internet radio has just launched a new streaming channel devoted to the style. It is free to us …
In celebration of the digital release of 'The Ray Charles Cold Case Playlist' - songs from & inspired by the CBS television series,, Concord Music Group & CBS are giving away seven classic Ray Charles recordings on CD including: 'Genius Loves Company', A Message From The People, Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music.

Enter at to win a seven-CD Ray Charles prize pack!

The giveaway coincides with the new Ray Charles releases 'The Genius …

Vocalist Ernie Andrews Added to Champions of Jazz Benefit Concert

WBGO Celebrates 30 Years with Benefit Concert Honoring Paquito D’Rivera and Downbeat Magazine

November 3, 8:00 pm

Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall

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NEWARK, NJ WBGO celebrates 30 years with the annual Champions of Jazz benefit concert honoring nine-time Grammy-Award wi …

The Bing Crosby Estate is proud to be a part of Mosaic Records forthcoming box set, Bing Crosby: The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings 1954-56, due out in November 2009. The recordings were catalogued and restored by the Estate whose members were strongly involved in the project. Robert Bader, Vice President of Marketing and Production for Bing Crosby Enterprises points out, "The songs were not pulled from radio show masters. They were recorded in a recording studio in the same manner a …

CareFusion New York Jazz Festival
Covers the City June 17 26, 2010

George Wein’s New Festival Productions Produces 10-day Festival Including Partnerships with Some of New York’s Most Unique and Culturally Significant Venues

NEW YORK, NY, November 19, 2009 After being without the annual jazz festival this past June for the first time in 37 years, jazz fans from around the world can celebrate the music at the CareFusion Ne …

Union County Performing Arts Center presents
5 Concerts on 1 Night for 1 Low Price!
featuring Randy Weston, Emilio Valdes, Cedar Walton,
Stefon Harris and Lionel Loueke
and Gala Pre-Performance Reception
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Gala Pre-Performance Reception 4PM until 6PM
Concert starts at 6PM
Gala Pre-Performance Reception and Concert is $100
Concert only is $40
Box Office: 732-499-8226

Rahway, NJ

Last night when the 52nd annual GRAMMY nominations were announced in Los Angeles, renowned jazz vocalist Kurt Elling was honored with his ninth GRAMMY nomination for Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman in the Best Jazz Vocal category. The album was recorded live at the Allen Room at Lincoln Center and has received critical praise.  The Washington Post  wrote:  "With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense …

Jazz Ministry Of Saint Peter's Church, Noble Arts Pianos And Celebrate Installation Of New Piano At Saint Peter's With Concert Series

NEW YORK, December 9, 2009 The Jazz Ministry of Saint Peter’s Church, Noble Art Pianos and proudly announce the arrival of a new Sauter Omega 220 Concert Piano at Saint Peter’s Church.  To celebrate the arrival of the new piano, Saint Peter’s Church and present a concert s …

The Jazz Review has been approved by the Barbados Tourism Authority to cover the 17th Annual Barbados Jazz Festival.

We will be bringing you coverage and reviews of the festival events that are scheduled from January 11-17, 2010. According to the official press release, "This year’s festival will be headlined by 1970’s Motown star Smokey Robinson, and will also feature a wide range of both contemporary and classic jazz vocalists including Etienne Charles, Babyface, Lalah Hathaway, Robin Thic …

Boy meets clarinet. Boy falls head over heels for clarinet. Boy spends every
available minute with clarinet. But then the fast life, drugs and alcohol, slowly
seduces, then pries the boy from his true source of devotion. Early passions die.
The clarinet is abandoned. Four decades pass. Finally, one day, the dreams of youth
are resurrected and the clarinet, once again, takes center stage. This is Mort Weiss’
love story.

The culmination of that love affair can be …

Etienne Charles and Joe Lovano kicked off the Barbados Jazz Festival last night at the Sunbury Plantation House in St. Philip. Although traveling prohibited the Jazz Review from being in attendance, we will be happily reporting all festivities to you through January 17, 2009 at the festival from our lovely temporary headquarters at The Savannah Hotel in Bridgetown.

"Truly a complementary blend of the traditional and the modern, the Savannah is the most prestigious of the Gems. From here, a w …