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The Koz Effect

The Koz Effect

By Jonathan Widran As a regular patron of the original Spaghettini in Seal Beach, California,…

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At 80, Still In the Vanguard

By Larry Blumenfeld Entering the Village Vanguard jazz club hasn’t changed much through the years.…

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Working Man’s Blues

The Reverend Peyton celebrates the virtues of hard work and good pot roast. By Bob…

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Cover Stories

By Sascha Feinstein In our age of digital enhancement, where even a middle-school kid can…

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Key Commitment

Joey Calderazzo hits a half-century wholeheartedly. By Michael Roberts Pianist Joey Calderazzo recently turned 50.…

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Out of South Africa

Johannesburg’s Joy of Jazz Fest presents world-class talent in — and from — Africa’s southernmost…

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Bird Is the Word

On his latest release, Rudresh Mahanthappa communes with the spirit of Charlie Parker. By Michael…

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Family Business

By Mark Holston If the name “Valera” is frequently mentioned in Latin jazz circles this…

Jazz at the Movies

Down through the years, jazz has graced many a Hollywood production with sass, class and…

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New York Stories

Acoustic bassist Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth band goes back 15 years, but the inspiration for the…

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Beboppin’ Right Along

Charles McPherson sticks to the tried and true. By Shaun Brady Photos by Nick Reuchel…

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Holiday Road

Hearing Billie Holiday isn’t just singer José James’ first musical memory. It’s his first memory…

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On the Sunny Side

Digging the upbeat sounds of Jacky Terrasson. By Michael Roberts Photos by Philippe Levy-Stab When…

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Back to Brazil

To say that acclaimed Brazilian vocalist Eliane Elias was feeling nostalgic as she embarked on…

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Anthony-Pirog

A Singular Sound

Unlike most young guitarists, Anthony Pirog has fused a wide range of influences — jazz,…

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Back to His Roots

As a member of the multi-platinum ’90 funk-rock jam band Spin Doctors, drummer Aaron Comess…

Omer Avital

The Sum of Many Parts

Omer Avital and the art of musical collage. By Shaun Brady Throughout his life, Omer…

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