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J@LC’s Brazilian Festival

SpokFrevo Orquestra

On October 24 and 25, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Brazilian Festival will highlight music from Northeast Brazil’s Pernambuco state. The innovative SpokFrevo Orquestra [pictured above), of Recife, Pernambuco’s largest city, will make its Jazz at Lincoln Center debut in The Appel Room, led by saxophonist Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque and joined by special guests Melissa […]

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Peter White’s Smile

Peter White

British-born, LA-based guitarist Peter White’s 14th solo album, Smile, is set for release on October 7. This is his third album for Heads Up/Concord and completes a trilogy of CDs comprising all original material. Good Day, released in 2009, was the first That was followed by 2012’s Here We Go. Smile is the last in […]

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When You’re In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish

When Youre in Love

Buy Tickets December 11, 2014 – January 11, 2015 When You’re In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish – When a young Jewish boy decides he wants to marry his very gentile girlfriend, who knows nothing about Jewish customs or culture, he seeks the help of his Rabbi. The learned man then acts as a […]

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Gerald Wilson Passes

Gerald Wilson

Bandleader, composer and multi-instrumentalist Gerald Wilson died on September 8 at the age of 96. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia two weeks before his passing. The following statement was released on September 9 by the National Endowment of the Arts Public Affairs Office: “It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the […]

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Mezzrow Opens in the Village

Mezzrow

Mezzrow, a new jazz piano room, opened in New York’s Greenwich Village on September 3. The listening room and lounge, located at 163 West 10th Street, will regularly feature some New York’s finest jazz pianists. First up was Johnny O’Neal, who christened the venue’s classic 1923 Steinway on opening night. Mezzrow is owned and operated […]

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Roberto Fonseca Set to Tour

Roberto Fonseca

The Grammy-nominated Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca has announced fall tour dates. He’ll be accompanied by bassist Yandy Martinez and drummer Ramsés Rodriguez. Fonseca’s latest album, Yo, blends traditional acoustic instrumentation with cutting edge electronic. The disc pays homage to Cuba’s African roots while updating the country’s rich musical lineage. Released last year on the […]

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Gerald Albright’s Slam Dunk

Gerald Albright

Gerald Albright is set to release Slam Dunk, a 12-track outing that finds the saxophonist trying his hand on electric bass guitar. Most of the album’s dozen songs are Albright originals, though he does toss in a couple of covers that were popularized by Phil Collins and James Brown. “This record is synonymous with my […]

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Sean Jones Joins Berklee College of Music

Sean Jones

Berklee College of Music has named trumpeter Sean Jones chair of the college’s Brass Department. Jones succeeds trombonist Tom Plsek, who served as chair for 25 years. Jones, a widely acclaimed composer and trumpeter, recently released his seventh album as a leader, im•pro•vise never before seen, on Mack Avenue Records. “Sean Jones brings an amazing […]

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Chris Botti’s 10th Annual Holiday Residency

Chris Botti

Once again, Chris Botti will spend much of this year’s holiday season at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. From December 15, 2014 through January 4, 2015, the famous trumpeter will play two shows a night at the iconic venue. This will be the 10th consecutive year that Botti has spent his […]

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