José James’ Holiday Album

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Vocalist José James has announced a March 31, 2015 release for his new album Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday, a tribute to the legendary singer in honor of Holiday’s 100th birthday. James celebrates the woman he refers to as his “musical mother” with nine songs written or popularized by Holiday. […]

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Remembering Jeff Golub

Jeff Golub

When the newly blind guitarist Jeff Golub stumbled and fell onto New York City subway tracks where he was clipped and dragged by a train in 2012, New Yorkers came to his aid. When word spread throughout the New York City music community last month that Golub was on his death bed, New Yorkers bought […]

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Vijay Iyer’s Stand at The Stone

Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer will host a residency at The Stone, in New York City, from January 20th to the 25th. During that six-day stand, the highly regarded pianist will play a total of 12 different sets, encompassing a variety of instrumental lineups, with a wide array collaborators, including Reggie Workman, Mat Maneri, Linda Oh, Marcus Gilmore, […]

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Celebrating Charlie Haden

Charlie Haden

On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, the family and friends of the late bassist Charlie Haden for a memorial concert and celebration of his life. The show, which will begin at 7 p.m., will take place at Town Hall in New York City. Among the many performers and speakers attending will be Geri Allen, Kenny Barron, […]

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Coming Soon: The Panama Jazz Festival

Panama Jazz Festival

Uniting acclaimed jazz artists, renowned educators and jazz fans from around the world, the 12th Annual Panama Jazz Festival will be held January 12-17, 2015, at The City of Knowledge in Panama City and the recently founded Danilo’s Jazz Club, located at the American Trade Hotel in the Old Quarter of Panama City. This year’s […]

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Cassandra Wilson Salutes Lady Day

Cassandra Wilson Salutes Lady Day

Cassandra Wilson has signed with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment. The singer’s first album for the label, Coming Forth By Day, is slated for a spring 2015 release. The record is an homage to Billie Holiday, and will be released on the 100th anniversary of the singer’s birth (April 7, 1915). […]

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Jazz Supports Disability Pride NYC

Brad Mehldau

On January 8, at The Quaker Friends Meeting Hall in New York City, there’ll be a fundraising concert, billed as “Jazz Legends Play for Disability Pride NYC.” The concert, with the support of the annual NYC Winter Jazzfest, will feature Brad Mehldau (pictured above), Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, George Coleman, Bill […]

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More Liquid Spirit from Gregory Porter

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With the 2013 release of his Blue Note Records debut, Liquid Spirit, singer Gregory Porter broke into the upper echelon of jazz and soul performers. The disc earned him widespread acclaim and a Grammy award. In Germany, the album went platinum; in the United Kingdom and France, it went gold. To tide fans over until […]

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Bill Evans on Vinyl

Bill Evans

On November 11, Concord Music Group will release a vinyl box set of Bill Evans’ The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, the four LPs are packaged with a 12-page booklet, complete with new liner notes by reissue producer Bill Belmont, as well as the original liner notes by the producer of […]

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