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A short history of … “Darktown Strutters’ Ball” (Shelton Brooks, 1915)

“Darktown Strutters’ Ball” was written by Shelton Brooks in 1915 and first published in 1917….

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Christopher James Roberts

Christopher James Roberts is an American composer, pianist and producer, best known by music industry insider’s as Chris Roberts, one of the bright stars in music business.

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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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Beatie Wolfe

Beatie Wolfe is a London-based singer-songwriter with her heart set on letting fans “see music differently”.
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber

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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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The misunderstood Jay Graydon

Jay Graydon is a paradox of sorts. His album Bebop was released in 2001 but don’t let the title fool you. Graydon loves jazz, though he’s not what most would consider a jazz guitarist and though revered by fellow musicians and players alike as a great guitarist (an in-demand LA studio musician featured on albums including Gino Vannelli and Christopher Cross), the instrument is less about his profession (he also plays keyboards) than it is one of the tools he uses to perfect his brand of music.
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber

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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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