In the next few weeks, saxophonist Steve Wilson will be firmly set in tribute mode. On December 10, he’ll join Jon Faddis and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble as a guest artist in the Windy City’s Harris Hall for a concert honoring the 50th anniversaries of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, [...]Read more >>
At the outset of 2008, Marco Benevento settled into Sullivan Hall, then a new Greenwich Village music venue, for a month-long residency. For five Thursday nights in January, the eclectic keyboardist invited a veritable who’s who of modern jazz and improvisational rock to play with him in various configurations. Hauling [...]Read more >>
Starting today – Friday, November 20 – SIRIUS XM Radio will run five straight days of nothing but Miles Davis on SIRIUS channel 72 and XM channel 70. Dubbed Miles Davis Radio, the 24-hour commercial-free programming will be hosted by Davis’ son Erin Davis, his nephew drummer Vince Wilburn Jr. [...]Read more >>
A number of jazz documentaries, collectively labeled the Masters of American Music series, were originally broadcast in the 1980s. Until now, they were only available to the public in VHS format. Recently four of those documentaries were remastered and released as DVDs by Naxos of American, in conjunction with Medici [...]Read more >>
On what would have been Nina Simone’s 77th birthday – February 21, 2010 – an eight-foot-tall sculpture of the late artist/activist will be dedicated in the town of her birth, Tryon, North Carolina. The sculptor of record for the piece is Zenos Frudakis, whose work appears in numerous private, university [...]Read more >>
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