Club Dates & Concerts
Jazznet picks for Europe and North
News: 14 February 2014
Life Inspires New Opera
Few figures loom as large or cast
as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie Parker, best known as "Bird"
(short for "Yardbird") to generations of musicians.
News: 30 October 2013
Wynton Marsalis Appointed
Director of Jazz Studies at Julliard
A New Orleans native
and Juilliard graduate, Wynton Marsalis was a student of legendary
classical trumpeter (and New York Philharmonic principal) William
Vacchiano (who also had been Miles Daviss teacher at Juilliard).
News: 12 July 2013
2014 NEA Jazz Masters
Recipients of America's highest award in jazz
range from influential instrumentalists in the history of improvisation to
an avant garde composer whose works defy categorisation.
News: 4 June 2013
Editor's Pick: World
premiere of Terence Blanchard's 'Champion', an Opera in Jazz
This is trumpeter/composer Terrence Blanchards first opera
and is inspired by the true story of prize fighter Emile Griffith an
immigrant from the Virgin Islands who claimed the title of World
Welterweight Champion in a fatal 1962 fight.
News: 24 April 2013
Chick Corea Premiere to Mark 50th
Anniversary of Jazz at MIT (1963 - 2013)
Corea is one of
the major pioneers of fusion, and his far-ranging influence since the
1960s includes post-bop, Latin, free-form and avant-garde jazz, as well as
Festival: 22 March 2013
Editor's Pick: Savannah Music
The 17-day event pairs the best in jazz,
classical, Americana and world music with dance floor parties featuring
Cuban, Cajun, Funk, and Zydeco music.
News: 22 January 2012
Stanford Archive Streams Jazz
The archive streams 420 shows from the Riverwalk Jazz
collection over two Internet-based radio channels.
News: 9 December 2012
Dave Brubeck: 1920 -
Brubeck's 1959 album Time Out was a huge hit with
mainstream publics everywhere, as were his commercially sucessful singles
"Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk."
News: 6 November 2012
Arturo Sandoval: Dear
Bebop jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie mentored and opened
doors for Arturo Sandoval when de defected from Cuba to the United States
in 1990. Sandoval sends the lift back with his new release and world
News: 23 May 2012
The Washington Post
Presents Jazz at the Hamilton Concert Series
of performances from locally and nationally celebrated artists, as well as
a Jazz Gospel Brunch each Sunday.
News: 2 March 2012
Dr. John to Lead Insides
Out Retrospective at BAM in New York
Dr. John comes to BAM for a three-weekend-long artistic residency,
bringing an extraordinary entourage of musical guests including first time
performances from his new album on Nonesuch 'Locked Down'.
Comment: 11 December 2011
On the Death of Paul
Motian, Jazz Drummer
Writer Fred Setterberg remembers the
influential American jazz drummer Paul Motian who died in New York on 22
Festival News: 4 August 2011
Telluride Jazz Festival Broadcasts Live
Can't make it to Colorado? Here's an
News: 27 July 2011
Frank Foster: 1928 -
The Cincinnati-born saxophone player was also an
extremely successful composer. He created a large body of work for jazz,
including works contributed to albums by singers Sarah Vaughan and Frank
News Feature: 10 June 2011
Randy Weston Honored
by King Mohammed VI of Morocco
The American jazz pianist
and composer has devoted over 50 years to bringing Moroccos neglected
Gnaoua music tradition to the attention of the Western world.
Festival: 11 May 2011
Blue Note Jazz Club Celebrates 30th
Birthday with New Jazz Festival
Chris Botti, Dave
Brubeck, Chaka Khan, Bobby McFerrin, The Roots and many more to perform in
June in this new city-wide New York jazz fest.
Coming Soon! 12 April 2011
Roy Haynes at Jazz
The great jazz drummer is the only living and
active jazz musician to have worked with Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bud
Powell, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane.
News: 30 December 2010
Billy Taylor: 1921 -
The legendary jazz pianist performed with such
celebrated masters as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.
News: 13 December 2010
James Moody: 1925 -
Known to all as simply "Moody,", James Moody was a
highly accomplished musician on the tenor and alto saxophones, flute, and
Concert: 23 September 2010
Symphony Receives U.S. Debut with New York Philharmonic
six-movement piece, the American jazz artist and composer's intention was
no less than to trace the long and rich history of jazz.
Television: 20 September 2010
Israel "Cachao" Lopez:
The Cuban Tradition
On PBS screens nationwide American
Masters celebrates the Father of Mambo, Israel "Cachao" López, in Cachao:
Uno Más, narrated and produced by Andy Garcia.
News: 22 August 2010
Louis Armstrong Film
Opens with 5 City Tour in the U.S.
The silent film stars
Jackie Earle Haley and Shanti Lowry with live musical accompaniment by
Wynton Marsalis, pianist Cecile Licad and a 10-piece all-star jazz
CD Review: 28 July 2010
Following on from "Neighbourhood" and
"Playground", the latest installment of the music of the French drummer
News: 15 May 2010
Lena Horne: In Her
Own Voice on PBS and Online Stream
As the first
African American performer to sign a long-term contract with a major
Hollywood studio, Lena Horne personified both the glamour of Hollywood and
the reality of a lifetime spent battling racial and social
News: 3 May 2010
New York Memorial To
Honor American Master Photographer Roy DeCarava
photographer Roy DeCarava expressed an early desire to address the lack of
artistic attention given to the lives of Black Americans.
News: 4 April 2010
Jazz Trombonist and
Journalist Mike Zwerin Dies at 79
An astute journalist and
a gifted stylist, Mike Zwerin has left a rich legacy of writings on the
twentieth century's most important jazz musicians.
Interview: 7 March 2010
& The "Bushido" Code of Jazz
The jazz legend sits down
with our C.B. Liddell in Tokyo and offers his take on "the code" that has
shaped his career and his relationship with his audience.
News: 26 February 2010
Coaxes Marsalis to Visit the Arab World
As part of the
2010 Abu Dhabi Festival, jazz icon Wynton Marsalis makes his debut in the
Arab world among a stellar roster of performers.
Portrait: 10 November 2009
Mercer Centenary: Lyrical Splendor
The month of November
2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Johnny Mercer.
Songwriter, vocalist, but above all lyricist, he walks shoulder to
shoulder with the greatest talents of the 20th century. But our C. Davis
Remignanti points out three areas where Mercer was (arguably)
CD Review: 7 November 2009
"Songs and Stories"
Ten-time Grammy winner George Benson
continues to carefully construct a catalog of releases that appeal to a
growing and varied audience, without compromising his craft.
Archives: 7 November 2009
George Benson: The Ticking Of The Clock
Century Opens at the CCCB in Barcelona
A mega multimedia show in
Barcelona, featuring over 1000 exhibits, explores the many and
varied influences of jazz on the visual arts and world culture.
Winners, 2009 Jazz
Mike Zwerin, one of the earliest contributors to
Culturekiosque in Paris, is the recipient of the award for Lifetime
Achievement in Jazz Journalism.
The young Russian jazz pianist continues
his quest to shake his reputation as a prodigy and gain acceptance as a
Mariza, the Fresh New Diva of
Having survived near-extinction, the music that defines the
heart of Portugal has a new reigning diva who, like the music itself,
blends an African heritage with the spirit, light and spontaneity of
Keith Jarrett: Zen in the Art of
With a tour of Japan coming up in April and May,
world-renowned jazz pianist Keith Jarrett talks to culture journalist C.
B. Liddell in Tokyo about his music.