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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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Carol Welsman turns to social media to select tracks for new album

Most Voted Track To Be Included in Forthcoming  JAZZIZ On Disc! Vocalist and pianist Carol…

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A short history of… “Nightmare” (Artie Shaw, 1936)

“Nightmare” was composed by bandleader and clarinetist Artie Shaw in 1936 and was first released by…

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Sonny Rollins 1986 documentary out on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital formats

Saxophone Colossus, the 1986 documentary feature on master saxophonist Sonny Rollins, was newly released on…

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A short history of… “Ceora” (Lee Morgan, 1965)

“Ceora” is a Latin-based composition by trumpeter Lee Morgan from 1965. The song first appeared…

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Listen to previously unreleased Rubén González track

Cuban pianist Rubén González’s classic debut album Introducing… Rubén González was reissued on double 180gm…

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Ottawa Jazz Festival: Weather challenges outside, jazz blooms inside

James Hale wraps up his report on the 2017 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. For its…

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Ottawa Jazz Festival report: Improvising masters, four decades on

James Hale reviews BassDrumBone’s performance at the 2017 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (June 29, 2017). Bassist…

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Ottawa Jazz Festival report: At the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Popular Trio Takes One Final Bow

James Hale reviews The Bad Plus’ performance from the 2017 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (June…

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