Photo credit: Robert Ascroft A pledge campaign is underway to further fund a documentary about Wayne Shorter that was begun in 2006 and that is scheduled for release in 2014. The film, titled Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity, promises to be an intimate portrait of an artist who’s created a great [...]Read more >>
Photo credit: Carol Comer and Dianne Gregg The Girls in the Band is set to run at New York’s Lincoln Center starting today and running throughout next week. In addition to the Lincoln Center screenings, the award-winning documentary film will soon appear for a week-long run at Laemmle Noho 7, [...]Read more >>
Photo credit: Debra Gail White Boston-based pianist Laszlo Gardony released a solo disc titled Clarity on May 7. It’s a thoughtful, rhythmically varied and wonderfully executed piece of work on the Sunnyside label that arrives two decades after Gardony’s debut Sunnyside release, Changing the Standards—also a solo-piano album. By his [...]Read more >>
The Pedrito Martinez Group, led by band’s namesake Cuban-born percussionist, has signed with Motéma Music. Their debut, eponymously titled studio disc, produced by Martinez and drumming great Steve Gadd, will drop in early October. The four members of the Martinez Group met and began playing together at the Guantanamera restaurant [...]Read more >>
Photo credit: Fabrizio Ferri Trumpeter Chris Botti (pictured above) is among the artists who will perform at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, in Miami, during the 2013-14 season of “Jazz Roots—A Larry Rosen Jazz Series.” Currently celebrating its fifth anniversary, the jazz and educational series originated at the [...]Read more >>
Ahmad Jamal (pictured above) and his quartet will be among the headliners at this year’s Detroit Jazz Festival, set to unfold over Labor Day weekend on four downtown stages. Other headlining acts at this year’s festival include Joshua Redman, John Scofield, Sheila Jordan, McCoy Tyner (with special guest, dancer Savion [...]Read more >>
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