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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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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