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July 2014
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News: 14 February 2014
Charlie Parker's 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 Davis’s teacher at Juilliard).

News: 12 July 2013
2014 NEA Jazz Masters Announced

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 Blanchard’s 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 classical.

Festival: 22 March 2013
Editor's Pick: Savannah Music Festival 2013

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 24/7
The archive streams 420 shows from the Riverwalk Jazz collection over two Internet-based radio channels.

News: 9 December 2012
Dave Brubeck: 1920 - 2012

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 Diz
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 tour.

News: 23 May 2012
The Washington Post Presents Jazz at the Hamilton Concert Series

Ten nights 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

The legendary 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 November 2011.

Festival News: 4 August 2011
Telluride Jazz Festival Broadcasts Live Online

Can't make it to Colorado? Here's an alternative.

News: 27 July 2011
Frank Foster: 1928 - 2011

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 Sinatra.

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 Morocco’s 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 Standard

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 - 2010

The legendary jazz pianist performed with such celebrated masters as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.

News: 13 December 2010
James Moody: 1925 - 2010

Known to all as simply "Moody,", James Moody was a highly accomplished musician on the tenor and alto saxophones, flute, and later vocals.

Concert: 23 September 2010
Marsalis Swing Symphony Receives U.S. Debut with New York Philharmonic
With this 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 ensemble.

CD Review: 28 July 2010
Manu Katché's Third Round

Following on from "Neighbourhood" and "Playground", the latest installment of the music of the French drummer Manu Katché.

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 injustice. 

News: 3 May 2010
New York Memorial To Honor American Master Photographer Roy DeCarava 
The renowned 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
Chick Corea & 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
Abu Dhabi 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
The Johnny 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) unequaled.

CD Review: 7 November 2009
George Benson: "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 Is Loud

Seen:
The Jazz 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. 

News
Winners, 2009 Jazz Awards
Mike Zwerin, one of the earliest contributors to Culturekiosque in Paris, is the recipient of the award for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism.

Seen:
Jazz Jam: Eldar Djangirov

The young Russian jazz pianist continues his quest to shake his reputation as a prodigy and gain acceptance as a mature talent.

Portrait
Mariza, the Fresh New Diva of Fado
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 modern Lisbon.

Interview Archive
Keith Jarrett: Zen in the Art of Jazz
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.


Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter
on 26 July 2014
at the Parco della Musica in Rome

Wayne Shorter
Photo courtesy of Blue Note Records

Interview Archive: Chick Corea in Tokyo

Jazznet Archives: Special Feature
Sons of Miles
A 41-part series featuring personal reminiscences
and interviews of Miles Davis and the leading
jazz, rock and pop musicians
he influenced during his long career,
by Mike Zwerin, one of Miles' early sidemen.
Photos by French photographer Christian Rose.

Jazznet Archives
Mike Zwerin, jazz and rock critic for the International Herald Tribune for decades, was one of the earliest contributors to Culturekiosque in Paris. Our jazz archives collect some of his best jazz CD and performance reviews, interviews, and other writings since the magazine's inception. He has also contributed on world music for Culturekiosque Nouveau.
 







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