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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Charlie Haden 1937-2014

Charlie Haden

Charles Edward “Charlie” Haden, the great bassist, bandleader, compose and educator, died in Los Angeles on July 11 at the age of 76. He passed peacefully in the presence of Cameron, his wife of 30 years, his son Josh and his triplet daughters Petra, Rachel and Tanya. Charlie Haden, who began singing before the age […]

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Jazz Roots in Miami

Kirk Whalum

The line-up has been announced for the seventh annual season of “Jazz Roots — A Larry Rosen Jazz Series.” The 2014-15 season, which will commence in November 2014 and conclude in April 2015, amounts to six programs that will feature a range of performers including Dianne Reeves, Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum (pictured above), […]

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Bowling For Jazz

Eliane Elias

The Hollywood Bowl is set to kick off it “Jazz at the Bowl” concert series on July 9 with The Count Basie Orchestra and several guests celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald. The series will proceed until the final concert, on September 3, which will feature ace bassist Marcus Miller and producer/director Reginald Hudlin exploring […]

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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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