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Miles on Film

Miles Davis

Actor Don Cheadle has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo, the world’s largest global crowd-funding platform. Cheadle is seeking additional production funds for his feature film directorial debut, Miles Ahead. The film tells the story of a few days in the life of Miles Davis, played by Cheadle, as he bursts out of his silent […]

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America’s Inaugural LGBT Jazz Festival

Patricia Barber Daily

OutBeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival, a 4-day event that will welcome a range of top-shelf talent, is set to transpire in Philadelphia from Thursday, September 18 to Sunday, September 21. Andy Bey, Fred Hersch, Patricia Barber, Bill Stewart and others will perform at various venues throughout the city. “Philadelphia was founded more than 300 […]

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Jazz Down Under

Chick-Corea-Daily

The program for the 2014 edition of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival has been announced. It includes artists not only from Australia, but name acts from the United States, the UK, Italy, Israel, Spain, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Greece and New Zealand. All told, more than 300 artists will perform in over 100 events during the […]

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Frisell’s American Guitar Show

Bill Frisell

On June 6 and 7, guitarist Bill Frisell (pictured above) will present the final concerts of his Roots of Americana Series for the 2013-14 season in The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. Throughout the series, Frisell and an array of guest musicians have explored the intersections of rock, country, […]

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Motor City Jazz Festival

Joshua Redman

The artist-in-residence and the headlining acts have been announced for the 35th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival, the world largest free jazz festival, set to take place from August 29 to September 1. This year’s artist-in-residence is going to be saxophonist Joshua Redman (pictured above). . He, along with a range of other artists, both emerging […]

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Undead Music

Marc Ribot

Undead Music’s 2014 Spring series is set to take place at various venues in New York City from May 11th to the 16th. This will be the fifth Spring series of Undead Music, which was launched in 2010 to spotlight adventurous music and challenge listeners’ expectations. This edition will present adventurous instrumental music being made […]

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Monterey 2014

Cecile Salvant

The lineup for the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, set to take place September 19-21, has been announced. Headliners include Herbie Hancock, Cecile McLorin Salvant (pictured above), The Roots, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Feinstein, Christian McBride, Jason Moran, Robert Glasper Experiment, Marcus Miller and others. During its 30-hour duration, the festival, held at the Monterey […]

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Living the Dream

Billy Porter

It’s been nearly a decade since Pittsburgh-born vocalist Billy Porter released a solo album. Since then, much has changed for the award-winning artist. Perhaps best known for his Tony Award-winning role as Lola in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, Porter’s musical background is based in gospel, soul and R&B. He released his first self-titled […]

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Jim Hall Tribute

Jim Hall Tribute

From Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 20, the Blue Note Jazz Club will present “Playing for Jim Hall, which will celebrate the life and music of the late, great jazz guitarist Jim Hall. The tribute was programmed in conjunction with the Hall Family (Jane, Hall’s wife, and Devra, Hall’s daughter and manager) and friends. […]

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