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

Gregory Porter_Daily

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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Lovano and Douglas Hit the Road

Joe Lovano

This Fall saxophonist Joe Lovano (pictured above) and trumpeter Dave Douglas will launch a 22-date tour across the United States and Europe with their co-led quintet Sound Prints, featuring pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Joey Baron. Sound Prints will be previewing their forthcoming Blue Note debut which will be released in early […]

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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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