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19 hrs ago | Independent Weekly

The great venue shuffle brings blues to downtown Durham, folk to downtown Cary

The most recent cycle concerns many of the area's long-running roots-music clubs, including the revitalization of an old favorite and the sudden shuttering of a standby.


Related Topix: Cary, NC, Apex, NC, Interior Design, Arts, Jazz

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Metro Times

Record review: Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas - Secret Evil

When we spoke to Jessica Hernandez nearly two years ago for a Metro Times cover feature called "On the Verge," she had just signed with Capitol Records jazz subsidiary Blue Note, and she was feeling pretty much on top of the world.


Related Topix: Capitol Records, Media, Music, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Norah Jones, Entertainment

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Northern Scot

Niki King comes back to Inverness with Duke Ellington tribute.

WINNING Scottish jazz vocalist Niki King has switched the spotlight in her latest show from one music legend to another.


Related Topix: Jazz, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Black Entertainment, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel

Tue Jul 22, 2014

All About Jazz

TECHNOLOGY: Blue Note Records Launches New Blue Note 75 App for Ipad

Blue Note Records proudly presents the Blue Note 75 app - a ground-breaking new app available exclusively for iPad that celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the legendary jazz label which has represented The Finest In Jazz Since 1939.


Related Topix: Jazz, Blue Note Records, Ipad, Science / Technology, Spotify, Rdio, iPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Thelonious Monk

Mon Jul 21, 2014

All About Jazz

Read "My Pet Peeve: The Mislabeled CD - " Clifford Brown Memorial Album - " Blue Note 1526"

And now it's time for a personal pet peeve, something far worse than a squeaky sax or a fumble-fingered pianist: The mislabeled CD.


Related Topix: Jazz, Clifford Brown

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue from Music Matters Jazz

Music Matters Jazz is going 33. As all high-end vinylphiles know, MMJ is the LA-based company that's been reissuing classic Blue Note albums cut at 45 rpm, spread out over two slabs of 180 gram virgin vinyl, encased in a gatefold cover that meticulously reproduces the original's artwork on the outside and gorgeously reprints session photos of the ... (more)


Related Topix: Kenny Burrell, Jazz, Holley, NY

Mon Jul 14, 2014

All About Jazz

Read "The Jazz Messengers at the Caf Bohemia, Volumes 1 and 2 - " Blue Note 1507 and 1508"

Is it possible for a band to be both legendary and underrated? The Jazz Messengers at the CafAfA© Bohemia makes that case.


Related Topix: Jazz

Fri Jul 11, 2014

All About Jazz

Jon Cowherd: Mercy

It's always difficult for an artist who has become so intimately associated with a groupA-especially if he or she has been a significant compositional contributorA-to build a separate identity outside of that group.


Related Topix: Jazz

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Don Was to do Bob Seger's 'Live Bullet' at free Detroit show

Don Was will pay tribute to another Detroit icon - Bob Seger - during his annual homecoming at the Concert of Colors this weekend.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Was, Detroit, MI, Bob Seger, Jazz, Entertainment

Tue Jul 08, 2014


At the half-way mark, my favourite jazz CDs of 2014 so far

OTTAWA, ON: JULY 5, 2009 - Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band in Ottawa, Sunday, July 6, 2009.


Related Topix: Canada, Jazz, Dave Douglas, Steve Swallow

Sun Jul 06, 2014

South China Morning Post

Blue Notes: Vibraphonists

The vibraphone - or vibes - has largely fallen out of favour among jazz musicians, partly because it is large and difficult to move around and because its sound can be imitated, up to a point, by electronic keyboard instruments.


Related Topix: Joey Defrancesco, Jazz, Bobby Hutcherson, Eric Dolphy, Andrew Hill

Fri Jul 04, 2014


Jazzman Marsalis trumpets youth, musical diversity

The solo played by U.S. jazzman Wynton Marsalis to close his now-annual residency at London's Barbican this week was a rare personal moment in what was otherwise a master class in sharing the limelight.


Related Topix: Wynton Marsalis, Jazz

Thu Jul 03, 2014

All About Jazz

Read "J.J. Johnson: The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volumes 1 and 2 - " Blue Note 1505 and 1506"

Think of jazz, and the trombone almost never comes to mind. Didn't used to be. In the beginning, every jazz band had a trombone.


Related Topix: Jazz

Wed Jul 02, 2014


Sara Gazarek makes her big Jazz Alley weekend debut

If you're lucky, Sara Gazarek and pianist Josh Nelson will do Billy Joel's "And So It Goes," even better than they did it at the August 2012, Vitello's gig in L.A. Sara Gazarek owes a lot to the Seattle community that fostered her love of jazz.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Jazz

Blogio Oddio

Pianist Helen Sung Live At The Blue Note

Performing right now with the Mingus Big Band and with the Ed Jackson Quartet and serving as piano faculty for the UMass-Amherst's Jazz in July Summer Music Program , jazz pianist Helen Sung is hot.


Related Topix: Jazz, The Big Band, Thelonious Monk

CBS Local

Women To Watch: Trend TrackerA Tara Gilani With Nicole Henry

Henry, a Philadelphia native, attended the University of Miami at age 17. She studied architecture, acting and advertising but it was singing that allowed her to touch people.


Related Topix: University of Miami, Jazz

Tue Jul 01, 2014


Justin Robinson: On His Latest Album 'Alana's Fantasy'

Justin Robinson is a jazz saxophonist and flutist. Robinson established himself as a child prodigy when, while still a teenager, he began running after-hours jam sessions at the renowned Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City the late 1980's.


Related Topix: Jazz, Gary Bartz, Black Entertainment, The Big Band, Dizzy Gillespie


Celebrate July 4th Weekend with Nicole Henry at Blue Note

Celebrate July 4th Weekend with Nicole Henry at Blue Note on July 4, 5 and 6 at 8pm and 10:30pm.


Related Topix: Jazz, Recreational Vehicle, Award


Vancouver Jazz Fest wraps up on the holiday weekend

Ponchos were a fashion staple as Euan Burton & Occurrences played on Saturday afternoon for TD Vancouver Jazz Festival at David Lam Park in VANCOUVER, June 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Jazz, Van Morrison, Pop/Rock, Theater, Arts