#Jazz Music

Jazz at Sunset brings free entertainment to EPCC

Jazz at Sunset a free concert event for the public will be held this Friday at the El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus' Americana Village. The concert which has been held every year for the past 8 years gives local musicians a platform to play their music on a bigger stage alongside nationally recognized musicians from around the country.
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A small-scale music festival for jazz lovers comes to Stony Brook

Outdoor live jazz has been a tradition in the village of Stony Brook with the old Dogwood Hollow Amphitheater hosting legends like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman back in the '50s and '60s. Today, that legacy continues with The Jazz Loft’s 6th annual Harbor Jazz Festival from Sept. 22-25 after last year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic.
RFT (Riverfront Times)

History Museum's 'St. Louis Sound' Exhibit Tells the Story of the City's Music Scene

Jane Bergman used to go to shows in Gaslight Square, an entertainment district in St. Louis in the 1950s and 1960s. She describes the belly dancers, the bands and moving from one room playing Russian music to the next playing classical music. Bergman recaps her memories as she stands in front of a Gaslight Square display in the St. Louis Sound exhibit at the Missouri History Museum.
Bham Now

Kick off to 25th Anniversary Celebrations

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary season this fall, and tickets are on sale now. “This last year we learned how resilient we can be, how much we need each other, and how vital the arts are to our daily lives,” said Lili D. Anderson, MBA, executive director of UAB Visual and Performing Arts. “This informed our intentional planning for the coming year, hosting a balance of both paid and free events to welcome the entire community back to the Alys Stephens Center.”
Audiophile Audition

Temple University Jazz Band – Without You, No Me – BCM+D Records

Temple University Jazz Band – Without You, No Me/Honoring The Legacy Of Jimmy Heath – Terrell Stafford, Conductor – BCM+D Records, 64;39 ****1/2:. Award-winning Temple University Jazz Band pays tribute to Jimmy Heath. Philadelphia has a vital history in the jazz world. In the shadow of New York, the City...
The Quietus

Birmingham's Flatpack Festival To Host Autumn Edition

The arts festival, which usually takes place every spring, will take over various Birmingham venues this weekend. Birmingham's Flatpack Festival will return to the city for its first in-person edition since spring 2019 this weekend with a programme that covers various bases across film and music. The event, which usually...

’70s UK Jazz Group Splinters Captures the Era’s Restless Musical Spirit

Over the course of the last five years or so, London has slowly emerged as one of the world’s foremost jazz capitals. Artists like Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Emma-Jean Thackray, and their peers have released a seemingly endless stream of thrilling, boundary-breaking music that demonstrates compositional brilliance; a high degree of technical skill and sonic innovation; and a crowd-pleasing energy. At the same time, a slew of archival releases have reminded listeners that this isn’t the first time the UK has been at the forefront of jazz innovation. The late ‘60s and early ‘70s were a fertile era for British jazz, with mainstream and avant-garde players collaborating with one another, and sometimes even inviting progressive-minded rock musicians to the party.
The Quietus

Complete Communion: Jazz For September Reviewed By Peter Margasak

Peter Margasak reviews this month's most notable jazz releases while noting that many of this music's finest practitioners are increasingly rejecting this genre tag as a racist mechanism designed to keep them in a fixed place. Jessica Ackerley and Daniel Carter, by No Land. When I was younger and dumber...

Newton Mearns musician helps Scottish National Jazz Orchestra celebrate 25 years

The award-winning trombonists Anoushka Nanguy from Newton Mearns will be among those playing in a programme drawn from almost 100 years of jazz history, as well as the classical and Scottish music traditions. Anoushka (22) won the Rising Star title at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2020, having been a product...

Eddies Music Hall of Fame to induct its biggest class yet

SARATOGA SPRINGS – A pair of Mechanicville brothers who led separate bands in the World War II era that repeatedly appeared on the music charts, and a North Country musician who has toured the U.S. and recorded numerous albums throughout a 56-year career, are among those in the third class to be inducted into the Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Universal Preservation Hall.

Local Jazz/Pop Vocalist Vanessa Rubin Does Free Outdoor Show in Akron

Versatile Cleveland vocalist Vanessa Rubin sings some jazz, some blues and some pop, and she’s built a career and repertoire over several decades. After heading to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University, she moved to New York to pursue a musical career. She’s done pretty well: She’s released eight albums including her latest The Dream Is You, which features the music of fellow Cleveland native, mid-20th-century composer/arranger Tadd Dameron, and performed with jazz legends such as the Jazz Crusaders, Toots Thielemans, Grover Washington, Jr., Herbie Hancock and the Woody Herman Orchestra. She’s also known for her skillful interpretations of Billie Holiday tunes, a major influence along with Freddie Cole, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson and even Motown.
Johns Hopkins Newsletter

Jazz musicians celebrate the life and music of Billie Holiday

Peabody students opened the event with their own jazz renditions. With the legendary impact left behind by jazz singer Billie Holiday, it is only fitting that her native city continues to uphold her legacy and celebrate her music. In honor of Holiday, the University’s Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts...