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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Jazz Down Under

Chick-Corea-Daily

The program for the 2014 edition of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival has been announced. It includes artists not only from Australia, but name acts from the United States, the UK, Italy, Israel, Spain, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Greece and New Zealand. All told, more than 300 artists will perform in over 100 events during the […]

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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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