Chuck Vecoli

Chuck Vecoli

This latest release by The John Hart Trio, entitled Indivisible, consists of eight originals by Hart, and three cover tunes including A Nightingale San…
In a day and age when female jazz vocalists are returning to the popular music scene, the industry and the artists run the risk of turning out works that "fit the formula".…
A debut CD by Norwegian group OffbeaT is a breath of fresh air. FrØy Aagre leads OffbeaT through a song list that features haunting ballads and exhilarating atonal improvis…
Inner Journey is Kevin Dorsey's first project consisting entirely of his own compositions. The recording reflects Dorsey's diverse and extensive composition b…

Jazz is the ideal model of genetic evolution. New individuals express similar traits to their ancestors. Why shouldn’t they? After all they are born of the same species, same DNA, same gene pool, but when the traits are blended within every new generation, something truly unique is expressed. There are similarities, likenesses in expression, a familiarity in the voice, a feature that is reminiscent of the previous generation and upon further investigation, it is …

Billed as the "greatest free jazz festival in America", the 32nd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, produced by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, is the centerpiece of the Chicago jazz community. There are three distinct reasons why this event can be declared a success. First is the programming. The second thing is the opportunity it gives to young jazz musicians coming up in the Chicago jazz scene. The third and most o

(West Bend, WI) The Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival is the brain-child of a handful of West Bend Sunrise Rotarians. On September 10th and 11th they held the thirteenth annual event to benefit this community in the Milwaukee area of Wisconsin. To date the event has raised over $300,000 in funds to benefit local and global charitable causes. West Bend is situated in one of Wisconsin’s most scenic areas, and located conveniently to Milwaukee. Lying in the heart of the Northern
For over fifty years the term jazz festival and the city of Newport, RI have been synonymous. While this annual festival has been the host to some of the greatest jazz musicians to ever grace a festival stage, each year the festival line up seems to grow bigger and better. This year, the best way to describe the line-up was as an international celebration of old meets young, with tributes and accolades for legends of the past and present. Friday’s uncomfortable weather was soon forgotten when
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