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The Utah Jazz are the boring team. Utah Jazz over/under with Chuck Cooperstein

David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, brings you the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz, Locked On Jazz. On today’s episode Locke shares what he is being asked around town. It is all about Rudy Gay, but what will really drive the Utah Jazz are the returning 7 players from last year who all had great seasons. In fact, Locke believes of the new comers Hasaan Whiteside has the chance to have the most positive impact.
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Prolific local bassist Dave Zinno has just released a new album, “Dave Zinno Unisphere: Fetish” on the Whaling City Sound label. Recorded and engineered in November by Steve Rizzo at Stable Sound Studios in Portsmouth, the album features 12 new tunes and a 13th to be released as a bonus track.
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In Memoriam: Thurston Briscoe, 1947–2021

Thurston Briscoe, a former radio producer at NPR in Washington, D.C., and executive at WBGO in Newark, New Jersey, who radiated his enthusiasm for life and people as well as music, made his transition on Aug. 16 at Morris View Health Center, Morristown, New Jersey, after a struggle with Alzheimer’s disease and throat cancer. He was 74.

Lake George's jazz festival returns this weekend

LAKE GEORGE | The Lake George Arts Project's "Jazz at the Lake," considered one of the premier festivals of its kind, returns Sept. 17 through Sept. 19 to Lake George’s Shepard Park — live for 2021 after last year’s edition which was held virtually. As traditional since the festival’s genesis...
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Buddy Holly Hall hosts Caprock Jazz Concert

The Roots Historical Arts Council presents the Caprock Jazz Concert on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Buddy Holly Hall's Crickets Theater, 1300 Mac Davis Lane. Featured will be Adam Hawley and Tom Braxton, the Emmet Cohen Trio featuring Bruce Harris, and the Hub City Jazz Orchestra. The event kicks off with...

Phil Schaap, Grammy-Winning Jazz D.J. and Historian, Dies at 70

Phil Schaap, who explored the intricacy and history of jazz in radio programs that he hosted, Grammy-winning liner notes that he wrote, music series that he programmed and classes that he taught, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 70. His partner of 17 years, Susan Shaffer, said the cause...

Michelle Lordi — Spy Boy Productions

Whether she’s performing with bebop jazz legends, exploring experimental soundscapes in her original music or delivering her taut, mesmerizing jazz interpretations of pop ballads, Michelle Lordi’s profound love of the music she chooses to sing and the musicians she creates with is evident in every note of her vividly expressive and elegantly communicative voice. Michelle Lordi leads Jake P Morelli Doug Hirlinger, Matt Davis & Matthew Parrish on this SunSet Jazz hit.

The Costello Jazz Show, Part 1

Certain musicians like to stick to a formula. Others, like Elvis Costello (featured today), continually reinvent themselves. Looking back at Costello's career, it seems like his sense of adventurous restlessness has been both the cause and the effect of his many high-profile collaborations, including those in the jazz world—from Michael Leonhart to Roy Nathanson, from the Mingus legacy project to the New Orleans connections, and more.

Louise Cappi Delivers Tasty Jazz Treat With “Hope” Album

New Orleans Jazz singer/songwriter Louise Cappi is preparing to launch her second full-length release this fall, Hope. Utilizing her experience as a resident of Mahogany Jazz Hall in New Orleans, and performing across the New York Jazz scene, Louise Cappi delivers a majestic, soulful performance on Hope, which is raising a lot of attention her way. With already over 25k streams and 10k views, Loiuse Cappi’s first single, title-track from Hope, is already building momentum in jazz circles and is the perfect first impression before we dive deeper into this truly elegant release. A track rich in metaphor, creating a narrative for the consequences of too much hope while showing the rewards for believing, “Hope is the anchor of the fear-driven soul”. Hope is an eight-track, along with alternate takes thrown in, of clever instrumentation, smooth jazz melodies, and deep in the pocket grooves that scratches that jazz itch we have all been experiencing for some time. Pedaling vibraphone undertones coupled with scat guitar highlight Louise Cappi’s dynamic range of vocals on “Talkin’ Talkin’.” An up-tempo track recorded as it’s performed, off-the-cuff, loose, and free, while staying perfectly tight with the musicians and keeping the listeners dancing. “Keep That Dream Alive” opens with some deep syncopated bass funk which really has some groove, before leading up to the vocal call and response style chorus featuring back-up singers harmonizing with Louise. This effective songwriting structure captivates the audience as she builds her tension with her crowd before belting out her inspirational chorus.

Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Rocket Mortgage Pivots to Virtual

DETROIT – The Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage, the world's largest (and. best) free jazz festival in the world, today announced a pivot to a virtual format that will be. streamed and broadcast "live" for free this Labor Day weekend. The Festival begins on Friday,. Sept. 3 and...

Listen to the Detroit Jazz Festival on WDET Labor Day Weekend

7:00 - 7:45 p.m. Artist-In-Residence Dee Dee Bridgewater and The Woodshed Network. 7:45 - 8:00 p.m. WSU President M. Roy Wilson Mack Avenue Music Group Anchor Desk. 11:35 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Collegiate Combo Competition Winner - L Stop. 12:40 - 1:40 p.m. Etienne Charles & Creole Soul. 1:45 -...