#Jazz Music

'Holiday Happenings at the NACC'

On Saturdays, Dec. 3-17, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center will hold “Holiday Happenings,” a free event with vendors, art, music, performances, crafts, food and a basket auction at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Extra-special events include:. √ Dec. 3 (Santa’s arrival and tree-lighting ceremony) √ Dec....
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The Tulsa Botanic Garden of Lights is a must see Tulsa Attraction

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We got a sneak peek at this years Tulsa Botanic Garden of Lights and it was beautiful. Our family had a wonderful time throughout the whole garden. Not only do they have amazing light displays, they also have food trucks, Botanic Bar, fire pits, snow ball pit for the kids, and special event nights with crafts, Botanic St. Nick, Kids Train Rides, Live Jazz Music, Caroling, etc! They are open the day after Thanksgiving through December 4th Thursdays through Sunday and nightly December 8-30th. (Closed Dec 15,24,25th)
Tryon Daily Bulletin

‘It all starts with a line’: Marsha Hammel connects with jazz at TFAC

TRYON – On November 10, at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, Marsha Hammel’s jazz series, “The Riff,” went on display with several new works created for the show, including paintings of the legendary Nina Simone. Simone said, “An artist’s duty is to reflect what they experience,”...
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Nashville Symphony Performs Two Nights with Iconic Jazz Trumpeter and Composer Chris Botti

Nashville Symphony is excited to welcome Chris Botti back to the Schermerhorn for two nights of lush, melodic, genre-defying selections. Over the past three decades, this award-winning artist has recorded and performed with the best in music, earning a reputation as one of the most beloved and dedicated musicians working today. Tickets for the November 29 and 30 performances are available now at

Jazz Detective, Archivist Zev Feldman’s New Label, Kicks Off With Exclusive Record Store Day Vinyl From Piano Legend Ahmad Jamal

Jazz producer and executive Zev Feldman has long had the nickname of “the jazz detective” for his penchant for finding previously unreleased tapes from the genre’s greats to put out as high-profile archival releases. Now he’s putting that moniker to use for his own label, Jazz Detective Records, which will make its debut on Record Store Day’s Black Friday edition with a pair live double-albums by the legendary pianist Ahmad Jamal, both captured in Seattle in the mid-1960s and never before heard by the public. Having his own imprint doesn’t mean that Feldman plans to be any less busy for any...

GO Jazz Big Band swings The Beatles

As the GO Jazz Big Band, clad in black, filed out of the exit from the stage and into the halls of West Ranch High School’s Theater during their intermission, some headed straight to the green room while others hung out in the halls. The conversations ranged from critiques...
Washington Post

Jeff Parker’s jazz sounds cool, clarifying and totally real

The whole thing starts with Jeff Parker combing an elliptical three-note pattern out of his electric guitar strings until the adjacent blah-blahs eventually blink out, which happens quickly because it is a Monday night and the looky-loos are all home watching Netflix. But inside this room, Parker’s audience is clearly made up of the nightlife’s most committed citizens, and once their conversations go quiet, assorted glasses and bottles continue to plink from behind the bar, sending some kind of Morse-coded announcement about verisimilitude: The jazz you are about to hear really happened somewhere.

Nationally touring Quad Cities jazz vocalist brings Christmas show to the Amana Colonies

On December 3 and 4, nationally touring vocalist Matt Barber, backed with a 4-piece band of Iowa/Nebraska based musicians, Jane Todey (piano), Ed Kelly (bass), Greg Tesdall (saxophone), and Bob Brown (drums) will perform a Christmas show at the Amana Colonies Performing Arts Center. Barber will perform music from the...

Esbjörn Svensson: HOME.S. review – buoyant, capricious, sweepingly melodic

When Esbjörn Svensson made his UK debut at the 1999 Swedish Jazz Extravaganza festival, the then-34-year-old pianist/composer’s jubilant fusions of Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett and his own playful muse showed exactly why his reputation had begun to spread beyond Sweden. Within three years the pianist and his open-minded Esbjörn Svensson Trio were touring the world, finding a new contemporary audience by merging classic jazz, catchy themes, intricate improv, classical music and rock-crescendo drama.

Trinity Laban Jazz Orchestra play Mike Gibbs at the Vortex (2022 EFG LJF)

Mike Gibbs’ 85th Birthday Celebration – Trinity Laban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Josephine Davies. (Vortex, EFG London Jazz Festival, 14 November 2022. Second house. Live Review by Patrick Hadfield) In four concerts over two nights, musicians from Trinity Laban and guests paid tribute to composer and arranger Mike...
Times News

Penn State Hazleton hosts free jazz concert

Penn State Hazleton will host a free concert featuring renowned jazz trumpeter Terell Stafford and his quintet at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the Black Box Theater of the Slusser/Bayzick Building. Hailed as “one of the great players of our time” by late piano legend McCoy Tyner, Stafford has...
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Fall favorites and new offerings

Although snow is here, we are still in fall and I’ve been thinking of my favorite version of the song “Autumn Leaves.”. I can’t help but think of saxophonist Cannonball Adderly’s rendition with Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones and Art Blakey. It’s the first song on Adderly’s album “Somethin’ Else.” That version is really one of the best versions that I’ve ever heard. If you’re looking for great jazz albums, this masterpiece is it.

Bologna Jazz Festival: on November 25 Tonolo – Goldstein – Abrams concert

Pietro Tonolo (by Alessandro Bosio) BOLOGNA – On Friday 25 November the Camera Jazz & Music Club will host a new concert by Bologna Jazz Festival. At 10 pm a quartet will perform all stars which encompasses the history and current events of jazz: Peter Tonolo (saxophones and flute), Gil Goldstein (piano and accordion), Marc ... Read more

Led Bib and Anthropods at the Vortex (2022 EFG LJF)

The true finale to the 2022 London Jazz Festival was an evening of completely new music from the mind of New Jersey-born drummer, composer and bandleader Mark Holub, at his spiritual home in the newly refurbished Vortex Jazz Club. The loveable Holub is a national treasure in both London as...

Ready for the Weekend: Louis Armstrong, Samara Joy & More

Get ready for the weekend with our weekly roundup of new music, videos and albums for you to discover. This week, we’re ringing in the holiday season with new Louis Armstrong, Samara Joy and Nikki Yanofsky videos and songs, and highlight new releases by Village of the Sun, Trevor Dunn and Patricia Brennan.