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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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Jazz to Feed the Hungry

Esperanza Spalding

On Friday, April 25, Esperanza Spalding and Kenny Werner will headline the Buddhist Global Relief’s annual Concert To Feed the Hungry. The concert will aim to raise awareness and funds to support the global fight to end hunger and malnutrition. Spalding and Werner will be joined by some of New York’s leading musicians at Manhattan’s […]

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Another Rollins’ Road Show

Sonny Rollins

Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins has signed a distribution agreement with Sony Music Masterworks and its jazz imprint OKeh Records for the release of his new Doxy Records album, Road Shows, vol. 3. A street date of May 6 is planned. The new CD contains six tracks recorded between 2001 and 2012 in Saitama, Japan; Toulouse, […]

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Mindi Abair’s Wild Heart

Mindi Abair

Saxophonist and vocalist Mindi Abair’s career has been on the upswing in recent years. In addition to her solo work, she was the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, jammed with Paul Shaffer on the Late Show with David Letterman and joined rock legends Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour. […]

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John McLaughlin, Live in Boston

John Mclaughlin

Last summer, guitarist John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension—Gary Husband on keyboards and drums, Etienne Mbappe on bass and Ranjit Barot on drums and vocals—toured America. On June 22nd they performed at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. That concert was recorded and is now scheduled for release on March 18th. Asked to describe […]

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Dave King’s Three Nights in Brooklyn

David King

Beginning on March 7th, Minneapolis-bassed drummer and composer Dave King, a member of the renowned trio The Bad Plus, will play three consecutive nights at Brooklyn’s ShapeShifter Lab. During the residency—which will be presented by the improvised music non-profit Search & Restore—King will perform with five different groups, all of which accent different aspects of […]

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