Ahmad Jamal (pictured above) and his quartet will be among the headliners at this yearâ€™s Detroit Jazz Festival, set to unfold over Labor Day weekend on four downtown stages. Other headlining acts at this yearâ€™s festival include Joshua Redman, John Scofield, Sheila Jordan, McCoy Tyner (with special guest, dancer Savion [...]Read more >>
Ryan Truesdell – Photo credit: Shaun Mader Ryan Truesdell, the producer and conductor behind last yearâ€™s roundly lauded album, Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans, will play a six-night engagement in May at Manhattanâ€™s Jazz Standard. Truesdell (pictured above) and his Grammy-nominated Gil Evans Project will begin their stand [...]Read more >>
Pianist Eldar Djangirov, widely regarded as a prodigy of sorts throughout his teen and even pre-teen years, is now a 26-year-old veteran with many accomplishments to his name. His latest is a pair of CDsâ€”one jazz, the other classical, both self-producedâ€”that were recorded over the course of a single week, [...]Read more >>
Robert Randolph, the virtuoso pedal-steel guitarist whose distinctive mix of rock, funk and R&B has built a fervent, international audience has signed with Blue Note Records. The signing is a precursor to the release of Randolph’s highly anticipated new studio album â€” his first since 2010â€™s We Walk This Road. [...]Read more >>
Guitarist Pat Metheny – Photo credit: Jimmy Katz On May 21, Nonesuch Records and Tzadik simultaneously will release guitarist Pat Methenyâ€™s recording of John Zornâ€™s Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20 from Zornâ€™s Masada Book Two. This album is the first collaboration between the two artists. Besides his frequent [...]Read more >>
From April 1-17, the Amsterdam-based Instant Composers Pool (ICP) Orchestra will bring the cream of the Dutch jazz scene to 12 American cities. In one form or another, the ICP Orchestra has been playing and touring since 1967. By now, the group has released 50 recordings, most recently 2009â€™s ICP [...]Read more >>
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