Part of the Wigmore Hall Jazz Series
Friday 4 June 2010 - 7:30 PM
Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau is one of the most exciting musicians in his field… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on May 22, 2010 at 2:06am —
PARIS • Musée du quai Branly • 17 March - 28 June 2009
Jazz, along with the cinema and rock music, stands as one of the major artistic events of the 20th century. The sounds and rhythms of this hybrid musical style have made their mark on world culture.
The exhibition, created by the philosopher and art critic Daniel Soutif, presents the relationship between jazz and the graphic arts chronologically throughout… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on May 27, 2009 at 10:27pm —
Introduced to the world by trumpet star Tomasz Stanko, Marcin Wasilewski’s piano trio is becoming hailed as a world-class unit in its own right. ECM record-buyers love their albums and believe fame would have come sooner had these Polish musicians not borne such difficult names for Western Europeans. To some British shoppers, Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz (double-bass) and Michal Miskiewicz (drums) read like the bottom line of an optician’s… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on May 27, 2009 at 10:20pm —
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was the most prolific composer of the twentieth century in terms of both number of compositions and variety of forms. His development was one of the most spectacular in the history of music, underscored by more than fifty years of sustained achievement as an artist and an entertainer. He is considered by many to be America's greatest composer, bandleader, and recording artist. The extent of Ellington's innovations… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on May 27, 2009 at 10:18pm —
Been offline for a few days to nurse a cold, but Jose DaCosta recently sent out a heads up on the Spring series of jazz events that Exodus to Jazz is going to bring to town and I thought I'd share the information with you. Starting this month, ETJ will bringing back three artists, but with new twists:
• April 24th—"Person to Person," Eric Person & Meta Four with Houston Person: Alto/soprano saxophonist Eric Person came by in September… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on April 21, 2009 at 10:06am —
Come out to join more than seventy Rochester area musicians when they come together for a nine-hour benefit concert to honor their friend, Rochester bassist Rafael "Ralph" Ortiz, who passed away February 2, 2009, after a short battle with cancer.
The concert will take place at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water Street) on Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 10 p.m., and will feature 11 bands and many guest appearances on alternating main and club… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on April 21, 2009 at 10:04am —
Vernel Bagneris and Topsy Chapman join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to
celebrate Ada 'Bricktop' Smith, the red-headed American chanteuse who
taught Paris how to Charleston. The music is from Montemarte's
bohemian jazz scene in the 1930s with songs associated with Django
Reinhardt, Cole Porter, Benny Carter, and Louis Armstrong.
Topsy Chapman can be heard on several Riverwalk Jazz broadcasts… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on March 23, 2009 at 1:00am —
The Bop Arts, Inc. Jazz in the Atrium series continues with a rare opportunity to hear saxman/flautist Dave Liebman in an organ trio setting with Phil Haynes and Steve Adams on March 24th at 8:00 pm. I really enjoyed hearing Liebman's high energy set when he appeared here in last year's RIJF with his quartet. Downbeat has called Liebman "one of the most important saxophonists in contemporary music...a leader and artist of integrity and… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on March 23, 2009 at 12:52am —
On Friday, March 27th, the Exodus to Jazz series of concerts returns to the Clarion Riverside Hotel with "Sung with Words," a new project of Helen Sung, who will be appearing with the Helen Sung Trio and vocalist Carolyn Leonhart. “Sung With Words” shows the pianist's willingness to take risks with innovative concepts grounded in the jazz tradition. Sung's new project combines jazz standards and her own original compositions with lyrics derived… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on March 23, 2009 at 12:49am —
On the occasion of the April 30 concert at the Palace Hall in Bucharest, Kenny G has prepared for his fans an evening with romantic rhythms and jazz from his latest album, ‘Rhythm & Romance’, but also successful singles from his previous work.
Launched in 2008, the disc was seen as a rather daring project for Kenny G, which came from the artist’s love for Stan Getz’s beginning bossa nova albums. “After I recorded the disc and… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on March 23, 2009 at 12:45am —
Bon Jovi has been added to the lineup of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this spring. The rock act will make its first appearance at the festival on May 2.
Bon Jovi joins previously announced performers Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, James Taylor, Wynton Marsalis, Kings Of Leon, Tony Bennett, the Neville Brothers and Sugarland. Another significant addition will be… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on March 23, 2009 at 12:40am —
Location: Carnegie Hall
New York , NY USA Date(s): January 29, 2009
“This recording studio has more people in it than any other studio I’ve been in,” said Keith Jarrett at Carnegie Hall, in his first New York solo engagement since September 2005. The pianist was feeling talkative, although the lighthearted quips came later.
First, Jarrett headed to the microphone and mentioned his dour liner notes from Changeless… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on February 4, 2009 at 6:38am —
The jazz does not just happen here in the city. It's all around us. Heads up that the New York City jazz artist Aaron Goldberg and the Aaron Goldberg Trio will be in residency during "Jazz Day" at SUNY Brockport on Friday, February 6th. The day-long event includes a symposium, “Jazz and its Evolution,” a master class for area jazz musicians of all skill levels, and a cocktail reception. The celebration of jazz will be capped by a concert by the… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on January 28, 2009 at 9:46am —
Grammy-nominated jazz violinist Regina Carter will perform eight commissioned works at the 39th Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts on February 6th and 7th at 7:30 pm at the Fairport High School Auditorium. This will be Carter’s second appearance at the concert series, following a sold-out performance in 2002. Carter has received widespread critical acclaim for her “music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent and, at times,… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on January 28, 2009 at 9:05am —
On September 26, 1962, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane went into Rudy Van Gelder's studio with their rhythm sections and recorded a legendary Impulse LP together. It was the only time these two giants of jazz performed together.
On January 21st, Eastman Chamber Jazz will be performing this album in total at 8:00 pm in Kilbourn Hall. The Eastman Jazz Quartet reprising this great album will include Clay Jenkins on trumpet, Harold Danko on… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on January 18, 2009 at 2:16am —
This January 2009...
Asia's "Golden Girl of Jazz" OLIVIA
Will be performing with world-renowned, 14-time Grammy Nominee
including Japan Jazz Legends
Kiyoto Fujiwara & Tiger Okoshi with
The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
at her 5-date
"OLIVIA Live! in Tokyo" Tour
January 26 - Tokyo Prince Hotel
(To perform with world-renowned, 14-time Grammy… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on January 18, 2009 at 2:13am —
A free concert featuring Aretha Franklin will be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington to pay tribute to the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior.
The show is being sponsored by the performing arts center and Georgetown University. It will take place on January 19, which is Martin Luther King Day.
Since 2003, the program has featured Kennedy Center honorees and popular entertainers. Franklin was an… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on January 18, 2009 at 2:10am —
I Wish to all my friends from The Jazz Network, for This Season and all Seasons:
Health and Happiness
Peace and Prosperity
Joy and Jazz
Added by Magdalena Vaida on December 27, 2008 at 8:14am —
The Decade of the 1970's is one that most people tend to forget. This "REVOLUTION" will remind us just how far we've come.
Gil Scott Heron and Brian Jackson artistically collaborated on some of the most revolutionary poetry and music of the time. "Small Talk at 125th & Lenox" was Gil's Debut album and it raised our consciousness to another level. 1974's "Winter In America," was Gil Scott's and Brian Jackson's most critically acclamied… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on December 3, 2008 at 8:52am —
The Bop Shop's non-profit arm Bop Arts is presenting saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition this Thursday, December 4th at 8pm at the Bop Shop Atrium at Village Gate in Rochester. Indo-Pak Coalition is Mahanthappa's current trio project including Rez Abbasi on guitar, and Dan Weiss on tabla. I've been listening to his new album, Kinsmen on Pi Records. Mahanthappa mixes the sounds of his Indian ancestry with straight up bop and a… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on December 3, 2008 at 8:40am —