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September 2017 Issue
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2018 GRAMMY nominations: jazz and blues categories

The 2018 GRAMMY nominations have been announced. The Recording Academy has announced that the 60th…

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A short history of … “Disorder at the Border” (Coleman Hawkins, 1944)

“Disorder at the Border” was written by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and first recorded for Apollo…

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Jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch wins major French awards

Pianist and composer Fred Hersch has won the Prix in Honorem Jazz as well as…

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A short history of … “St. Louis Blues” (W.C. Handy, 1914)

W.C. Handy, often referred to as the Father of the Blues, first published “St. Louis…

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New Bill Frisell documentary to screen at DOC NYC, November 15

A new documentary on guitarist Bill Frisell will screen at NYC DOC, America’s largest documentary…

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A short history of … “Easy Living” (Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin, 1937)

“Easy Living” was written by composer Ralph Rainger and lyricist Leo Robin in 1937. Their…

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A short history of … “Blueberry Hill” (Vincent Rose, Larry Scott, Al Lewis, 1940)

“Blueberry Hill” was first published in 1940. The music was composed by Vincent Rose, who…

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JAZZIZ interview: Sylvia Brooks

Vocalist Sylvia Brooks took some time to chat with JAZZIZ about her new album, The…

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A short history of … “Blue Skies” (Irving Berlin, 1926)

“Blue Skies” was composed by Irving Berlin in 1926. It made its debut in the…

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A short history of … “It Could Happen to You” (Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke, 1943)

“It Could Happen to You” was written by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics by Johnny…

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Listen to Kris Russell’s new single “Down in Brazil”

Vocalist Kris Russell discovered her love of singing jazz as a teenager. Both her parents…

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Hugh Hefner- Mr. Playboy

Hugh Hefner discusses his life, his dreams, and 30 years of the Playboy Jazz Festival.

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A short history of … “Don’t Know Why” (Jesse Harris, 1999)

“Don’t Know Why” was originally written by singer-songwriter Jesse Harris and featured on his 1999…

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Watch new music video by Richard Russell’s Everything is Recorded

Artist collective Everything is Recorded released the music video for their new single, “Mountains of…

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A short history of … “Ida Lupino” (Carla Bley, 1964)

Ida Lupino was an Anglo-American actress and singer. She is also celebrated as a pioneering…

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Label spotlight: 7 Chronograph Records jazz artists

Chronograph Records is a boutique label representing some of the best jazz, urban, acoustic, and…

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JAZZIZ interview: Angie Wells

Jazz vocalist Angie Wells took some time to chat with JAZZIZ shortly after returning home…

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2017 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) announced jazz judges

Danilo Perez, Billy Cobham, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Vijay Iyer are the Jazz judges for…

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A short history of … “The ‘In’ Crowd” (Billy Page, 1964)

The cutoff point for jazz standard would appear to be the 1970’s. Very few jazz…

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Jazz Dispensary reissues two more limited edition titles on vinyl

On June 28, Jazz Dispensary reissued two new limited edition titles on vinyl as part…

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